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Lack of emotions

Ever since my first panic attack, I've realised that I no longer have any emotions, I just feel empty, I cannot laugh, smile, get angry, I look at myself in the mirror and I don't recognise myself.

I look back at pictures of me when I was happy and I don't identify with that person.

I can cry but I feel nothing, I have no emotional connection to family anymore, when I know I should have a certain emotion, nothing comes out, I do not get that tingling feeling anymore, I cannot even fake an emotion because it just feels wrong.

I feel emotionally numb, I just want to feel something.

What can I do?

I'm currently receiving therapy, and taking vitamin B tablets, I do some excercise and try to get out of the house as much as possible but nothing seems to be helping.

I am suffering from GAD, Depersonalisation and what I believe to be Depression, I just want to feel again.

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Omg I should have written that post 😢 this is exactly how I feel I have to pretend to be happy or well anything really I can't feel any emotion apart from anxiety or course wow I thought I was the only person who felt exactly this it's awful really is 😢

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Depression can make us numb to the world and those around us. I was first diagnosed with GAD but feel as if depression is now a big part of it. Therapy, exercising and getting out of the house are beneficial but are you also on meds?

There was a time that my doctor had put me on so many medications that I functioned out of habit. My heart goes out to you, Wishing you better days ahead.


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