Originally Posted by rered
I want to have a great future and keep going to school and do my A-levels (thingies that you do before University) but I can't force myself to work on my GCSE's (exam's to get to doing A-levels).
I'm such a loser, I just can't make myself do any work. I'll start it and think about it and have ideas but I can't do it.
I'f I don't get my work done by the end of this week I'll probably fail my GCSE's, but I still can't force myself to do it. I already know that I'm going to fail because I'm too lazy. I'm such a ********.
Many people with anxiety and depression are think they are lazy when in fact the laziness stems from all the energy that is tied up in trying to feel better
You may need to switch to another AD, but I would also suggest that you look into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I was on meds for many years before I found CBT and it cured me and got me off meds in a remarkably short period of time. CBT is not like other talk therapy, it's all about using the tools to learn to think more clearly and accurately about things and once you do your anxiety and depression will begin to lift before your eyes. My favorite starter book on CBT is "Been There, Done That? Do This! by Sam Obitz.
The more dedicated you are to the tools the faster and deeper the recovery regardless of how bad their anxiety was when they got started. Good luck and I hope this helps.