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   Posted 2/1/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I have read some threads which mentioned a 'flat feeling'. Could someone please give me some insight to what that refers to so I can be on the lookout for it. I am currently on Lamictal 100mg/ day, Clonazepam 0.5mg PRN, and am still going through thetrial and error process of med increases/ changes.
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   Posted 2/1/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Newbie25:

My understanding of feeling "flat" is a general lack of any emotion whatsoever. Not sad, not angry, not happy, not anything, despite any outside stimulus. If you're flat you're blank.

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It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare

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   Posted 2/3/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Newbie25,

I've experienced the flat feeling you are asking about, and Serafena is correct. It was an emotionless, empty mood. I don't miss it, I just didn't feel alive. I've only felt it once a few years back, and I am grateful that I have not gone through that again. But don't worry, not everyone has that experience.
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   Posted 2/3/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   

my "flat" period lasated through all of my schooling until i was awarded my first post-graduate degree. during this period mr. spok of star-treck fame was my hero. reason overcomes emotion and emotion is something to be controlled. it really didn't work for me. i attempted suicide about six times during this time frame. as y9ou cvan tell, i couldn't even do that right.

i hope that my experience helps you. i also hope you can avoid the vulcan episodes.

That light at the end of he tunnel?  It's an on-coming train.

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