I am having such a problem with motivation. There is so much to do, yet I just don't have the motivation to do them. I have FM, migrains, chronic hip and low spine pain, TMJ, fatigue, etc. Although I am chronically bothered by FM, sometimes my flare ups are just too much to handle. When I get like this, my motivation to do anything is down to zero. I work full time, help take care of my elderly mom, do all her bills as well as mine, and have to make most of the important decisions. I do not believe this is from depression alone. Anyone with chronic pain and multiple issues like we have with FM is bound to feel depression and a lack of motivation. Sometimes I just can't get moving because of these problems, and my will to do anything is gone. I would just rather lay on the couch with a hot water bottle to my body then to think about the laundry, cleaning the house, getting ready for work the next day balancing two checkbooks, and so on. The problem is, I WILL JUST LAY ON THE COUCH, sometimes the whole weekend, just to get some strength to do my full time job from Monday thru Friday. I hesitate to mention this to my doctor because I'm afraid she will want to whip out the prescription pad for antidepressants, which for many reasons, I will not do. I actually had to "will" myself to write this post, it is hard to do when your "will " is mostly gone. Thanks for listening. Hugs, Chelz.