It seems exercise is the only thing that keeps me up. I haven't worked out for 3 weeks cause i got in a accident. Every week I got more and more low. I guess exercise realeases the feel good transmitters. I started working out again today and I felt like that good high again. I missed working out soo bad.. My muscles did too. The pain of lifting came back strong. I guess naturally i'am depressed for sure. I've gone to the doc before but I don't have any chemical imbalances or nothing. Maybe low seratonin levels. It sucks though. Anyone else have similar feelings/
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Yeah... one week I had to miss my morning workouts due to long shifts and early work hours... I was tired all the time at work and real grumpy.
Hey congratulations on your worthless post. I was referring to seratoninOriginally Posted by PizDoff
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It's the opposite for me, exercise makes me depressed. Getting up at 4am in the dark, moving about all the furniture when I'm falling asleep, not having enough room, not making any progress, working out just makes me miserable, which is why I gave it up. I need more than 5 hours sleep a night.
maybe you should try getting more sleep. That's probably why your down.Originally Posted by superdeathflame
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In that case, get more sunlight.Originally Posted by waynis
I had a really bad respiratory infection and stopped lifting for 2 weeks, about 10 days into it, I stopped being able to sleep at night, I would stay up until about nine in the morning, then crash around ten and miss all classes, luckily I was on fall break and only missed Thursday and Friday classes, but it was rough catching up, I didn't go to bed before nine am until Sunday night when I finally felt better enough to lift. Same thing happened to me when I injured my wrist during lacrosse and stopped lifting, couldn't sleep hardly at all. Endorphins do affect mood, they are released by the pituitary gland during excercise and bind to opiod neural receptors (the same receptors that bind to morphine), as these receptors are regularly stimulated, the body goes through a process which is known as accomodation: the body gets used to the current levels of endorphins, and has gone under physical changes that I could really go into detail if you wanted- that involves binding with sites and reabsorptions of neurotransmitters and receptor proteins shutting down, but to put it simply, you are essentially addicted to endorphins, and when your body no longer receives the amount it has grown accustomed to, it won't respond the levels it currently produces. The body has a number of phsyical and psychological affects that will occur, such as restlessness, lethargy, decreased mood and other, seratonin is not the only chemical that determines mood.Originally Posted by waynis
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And congratulations back to you on not doing your research. I understood what you were referring to, then I gave you a new little chemical to check out! WOWOWOW!Originally Posted by waynis
I rarely miss a training session but it annoys me when I do. Even taking a week off annoys me. But I wouldnt say it makes me depressed.
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No time for that. 12 hours work, + 3 hours travel = 15 hours, that leaves only 9 hours. An hour in the morning to get up, breakfast, shower etc, an hour in the evening to eat, shower etc, that leaves 7 hours. Take off an hour for working out and it leaves 6 hours for sleep, and I usually need 10.Originally Posted by waynis
Yes...exercise is the only thing that keeps me from being depressed about EVERYTHING...I know how you feel. If I miss a day it's like...
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cuase you assumed I don't know what edorphins are. Well I do thanks again for nothing.Originally Posted by PizDoff
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I'am definetly addicted to the effects of exercise. A while back my doc tried to put me on zoloft to raise my seratonin levels. I decided no to go on it because of the bad side effects it gave my cousin. The doc told me exercise has kept me up but when I don't exercise I'am gonna get low right away. And that's exactly what happened. I tried taking this supplement called same to raise seratonin levels. It didn't seem to do anything at all. Same is naturally in the body and a person my age shouldn't have a problem with it but I decided to give it a try. I'am very interested if you would tell me more chemicals that effect mood. Maybe some supplement reccomendations would be nice. thanks.Originally Posted by Mercuryblade
Other things I was going to try was st. johns wart and 5-htp
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It is like a addiction. If I don't do it I don't feel myself at all. NOt just mentally but physically. I don't have good blood flow to my head after one accident I was in. Exercise get the blood flowing to my head better and then I overall feel better. I can think and function well.Originally Posted by EviscerationX
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I am the same, I don't get depressed as far as I am concerned lol but who knows maybe I am? Anyway when I miss a day or two I just get pissed off cause the gym relaxes me.
Lifting just stresses me out, I don't like it at all, it's a necessary evil.
LOL I hear ya man, I am kinda the same way at first but once I get into the routine I start to like it lol.
Hard to get into a routine with the hours I work, and the house I live in.
we are addicted.
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super, how many days a week do you work?
Lifting usually brightens my day. I get to let out my stress and aggressiveness, after a workout im almost always in a good mood.
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You should talk to your doc about celexa. It's not an maoi or an ssri, it's in a different class of antidepressants. Less side effects, and works well from what I read and hear. Might help you get back on your feet and you might be okay without after a few months.
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Adam usually 4-5, and during those days there's no time to work out at all, so any gains made during my days off would be cancelled out.
Same. I really hate missing sessions. It's more frustrating than depressing.Originally Posted by Y2A
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I suffer from MAJOR depression (I won't go into it here) but exercise is the only thing that has kept me alive and kept me off dozen's of pills a day. (Now I take 1 just to help me fall asleep)
It's probably the reason I'm such an overtrainer, I just feel so good after every workout I want to do it everyday, everyhour. I'd like to go workout now, but I already did today so I have to relax.