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homesickalien
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   Posted 5/11/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
everything feels somewhat like a dream.im able to laugh and show signs of happiness but i still feel somewhat numb. like in place of certain emotions i get this tingly feeling in my head and neck. i dont really feel a whole lot except for the occasional laughter with my friends and such and sometimes fear. im also sort of slowed down, like my typing has gotten much worse, such as i dont type as fast and i screw up a whole lot more. is this depression or what? i honestly dont know anymore. i just dont feel like im all there, you know? someone help me out here. im not on any medication at the moment, and have been off for about a month now. i just cant feel any contentment. i cant feel at ease about anything and time feels like its moving too fast.

is this depression or what? i just really dont know anymore. can someone give me some insight?

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   Posted 5/11/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there and welcome to HealingWell,

Im so glad that you have found us. We are like a big family here and we all care and support each other. It certainly sounds like it could be depression. When you were on meds before, did you have some kind of talking therapy as well or was it just the tablets that the doctor gave you? Its possible that it is the original depression relapsing because the cause was not sorted out when you came off meds. Sounds like you need to go back to the doctor and talk about different options.

Thats just my take on it... please keep talking to us

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   Posted 5/11/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Homesick,

Welcome to Healing Well, I hope that we can give you the advice that you need. First off, I think that you should talk to your doctor, especially about the head and neck tingling. That could be something that should be looked into. Do you have that all the time, or does something seem to trigger it? This could be a sign of high blood pressure, or it could be anxiety. Either way I think that you should talk to your doctor about it.

You said that you can't type as well. So I really think that you should talk to your doctor and see what they think is going on.

The loss in interest and incapability to enjoy yourself sounds like depression though. Counseling helps with that.

In the meantime keep posting, I am sure that there will be other advice on this forum for you. I hope that you feel better, and again, please make a doctor's appointment to see exactly what is going on with you. It is very important especially with the tingling in your head and neck. Write a list of all the things that you are telling us so that you don't forget to tell the doctor everything.

Good luck,
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homesickalien
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   Posted 5/12/2008 2:26 AM (GMT -7)   
the triggers to the tingling sensations i believe are in place of strong emotions. say i get a deeply inspiring and good feeling from a song im listening to, i will get this huge tingly sensation all throughout my head. its very weird. or when i feel moved by something that is said in a song or a film, i'll get it. its like a tightening feelin almost also, kind of like when you get goosebumps, except on my head. i also feel as if im spacing out, hence the feeling as if im not there completely. im aware, but also not there. i can be in completely exciting and good feeling moods yet the entire time also have this underlying anxiety and weird feeling in my head. it prevents me from relaxing, and just being free. im never at ease or anything. it weird to explain, like im anxious yet, not all there. which seem like opposite feelings. another problem is how i feel as if time is moving extremely fast, and how it seems as if moments pass so quickly. i figure its just because im sort of numbed down a little bit that the feeling of not being able to feel completely has made time seemingly faster.

Confusedli
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   Posted 5/12/2008 4:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I sometimes feel a bit like this too - like I'm completely numb, like anything could happen to me and I would have no real response to it - kind of like I'm sitting back and watching my life happen to someone else!
 
I have been seeing a counsellor for the last few months and she has really helped me to connect back to life and acheive some sort of emotional intimacy with people and myself and I am also feeling a certain amount of contentement.
 
Maybe you should see a counsellor?  or talk to someone about how your feeling and why!

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   Posted 5/12/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there 'homesickalien'

I can relate to the tingly thing going on at times of emotion - but my instincts tell me that going to your doc for a checkup would be a really good idea and would set your mind at ease to get everything sorted out...Be sure to tell your doc how you are feeling - just like you have told us - I am sure that you will get this sorted out in no time -and just need a little direction (as we do :-)  at times)

Counseling has helped me greatly over the years too :-)

Maree

 


 
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homesickalien
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   Posted 5/12/2008 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
has your doctor eve told you why you get those tingly feelings?

oh yeah and once this psychiatrist gave me an anti psychotic (seriquel) but im not even psychotic, as far as i know.

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   Posted 5/13/2008 1:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Don't think I have ever asked about the tingly thing...not concerned about it really..just put it down to over emotional times :-)

As for the 'anti phychotic' query - I am not sure about this..but it's all the more reason to go back to your doc. and ask questions - sorry I could not be more help.. confused

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   Posted 5/14/2008 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I take an anti psycotic medication. It is also for bipolar, which I am suppose to be neither. But it is also a mood stablizer and I think they often use one medication for other things. So I wouldn't be afraid of it.

But I would talk to the doc about all of what is going on.

Good luck, keep us posted.

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