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I went for a long walk today but I have felt low on energy and a bit weak I had some chocolate but that’s not helped could anxiety be causing it?
 

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It absolutely could be anxiety. Though you may want to get your thyroid checked as well.
 

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Eh, maybe anxiety, sure. Could also just be one of those periods of time, I think we all experience it at some point or another. Do you have a very regular sleep pattern, or is it inconsistent? That matters, too.
 

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Phil, when was the last time you went for a long walk? That could also play a part in it. I walk each day. My body is used to it. If you are not a regular walker it could have you feeling this way too. Plus we know the anxious mind. I think I know how you think better than I know how I think myself. :p Your mind can be all over the place at times. That certainly would not help.
 

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I last went for a long walk maybe a year ago that was the longest one for a while. That was 3 days back now and I still feel a little energyless but it’s been very very warm and muggy. I had a few panic attacks about it last night but I bought a puzzle book to take my mind off it. I have been very worried about health and travel I worry when can I travel abroad again? It’s been causing me a lot of stress. The reason is I went a local holiday in scotland and I was on a busy train yet it’s hard to travel abroad by rail now? I have been off work all week on holiday so had no routine too. I stayed in feeling sorry for myself. Today I felt rubbish but still went shopping. I am focused on the feeling of lack of energy all time. I admit when I wake up I’ve felt it less also when I’m very busy e.g looking in a shop I feel it 50% less. I have had anxiety for 15 years and yes I admit I have felt this way before lacking motivation and energy but my anxious mind always worries this time it’s serious. With all the COVID stuff deaths on news and they say people young in ICU I think this is triggering my anxiety. I think they are doing it now they are vaccinating younger people so I see more of these stories..
I use to travel all around UK and abroad but I admit doing it less in 2020 and lockdown has made a simple walk difficult. The other day I couldn’t be bothered walking even to end of street. Going out still feels strange after lockdown..
 

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I honestly think you are bored. Bordering on depressed. Because of everything that has been going on over the past year and a half. All the things you used to to keep yourself busy, you can no longer do. That would depress anybody. Might be a case of trying to find new things you can do. It seems when you have something to do, your mind is not focused on yourself. Thus you do feel a bit better. Hard to see much changing out there for a while. I know Boris wants to do away with everything on July 19th. I can't see Scotland doing the same thing. Too big a risk with the new variants. So you might be stuck with nothing to do for a while longer yet.
 

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I honestly think you are bored. Bordering on depressed. Because of everything that has been going on over the past year and a half. All the things you used to to keep yourself busy, you can no longer do. That would depress anybody. Might be a case of trying to find new things you can do. It seems when you have something to do, your mind is not focused on yourself. Thus you do feel a bit better. Hard to see much changing out there for a while. I know Boris wants to do away with everything on July 19th. I can't see Scotland doing the same thing. Too big a risk with the new variants. So you might be stuck with nothing to do for a while longer yet.
Yes it could be depression. I went out today to visit family and I was feeling a little better when my mind was busy. I am back home and bored again. My anxiety tells me it’s something awful I am so worried about my health since COVID stuff on news. I am sure I had these symptoms before and it lasted a while do I just have to ride it out? I bought newspapers and puzzle books to relax me from panic attacks. I am back at work next week but worry I will be tried or weak then? Maybe if I am at work I will be busy? I keep wondering when the symptoms will go away but had same issues with leg and hand pains they can linger a while. Looking at depression symptoms it’s possible but don’t know how to fix that?
 

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You will be busy at work. It seems when you are busy you are fine. You worse times is when you are doing nothing. You simply get bored. Depression can come from the boredom. When you are active and doing things you are not as depressed. One is a symptom of the other. So fix one and you will be fixing the other.
 

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I felt better today (almost free of the symptoms and feeling good.) until 3/4pm had more hunger weakness then often after eating. I did looked at my old posts and I had hunger issues September so perhaps I have had this issue before for a while?
 

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Only you know your own body. The fact that it went away for long and came back today would give the impression of depression. Do you remember how you were feeling back then? The same bored feeling? I say that because it comes and goes. It has to be related to the whole anxiety / depression stuff.
 
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