"Normal" feels weird. Almost as bad as before

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Lululiya
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   Posted 1/14/2011 3:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I'm officially "normal".. Or "non-dysfunctional" I suppose. I saw a psychiatrist and told her about how I've been feeling.. My emotions seem very "blah". I still feel happy and sad I suppose but I mostly feel bored. I don't get excited anymore. She claims that this is "normal", that before my emotions were a rollercoaster so in comparison it feels "blah". But I honestly don't feel normal. I don't get excited! I'm always bored!

why can't i just be normal

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 1/14/2011 3:33 AM (GMT -6)   

OH MY FRIEND, NORMAL. A WORD I RARELY

USE. I CAN'T DEFINE IT!! SO I DON'T USE IT OR

SUBSCRIBE TO IT. SORRY THAT YOU ARE FEELIN'

BLAH. MAYBE WRITING DOWN SOME THINGS THAT

MIGHT SPARK YOUR INTEREST MIGHT HELP.

IT IS OK TO FEEL BLAH.........ALBEIT BE PROACTIVE

AND MAYBE TRY SOMETHING THAT MIGHT ALTER THIS

BLAH FEELING. VOLUNTARY WORK, SOME ART OR

POETRY, WHATEVER TAKES YOUR INTEREST. KNOW

THAT WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. FEEL BETTER SOON.

WITH COMPASSION, JAMIE.


SCHIZO-AFFECTIVE DISORDER, EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER, BORDERLINE TYPE -AXIS 2 , BI-POLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER AXIS 1

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

getting by
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   Posted 1/14/2011 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I think that you are just getting your emotions stabilized. You will feel things yet. Don't give up hope. It just takes a little while. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

Know that things will work out for you. You will be happy again.

Hugs, Karen
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Geosojda
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   Posted 1/14/2011 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
"normal" is a dumb word..........who is to say what is normal? why should be all so similar? Seems like a bad work for a therapist to use.

When i feel like i finally came out of the hole i was same way. I didn't want to feel anything because it scared me into thinking anything could send me back there. Also i, as probably you do to, have more time now that you arn't dibilitated by depression. Try to find something that peaks your interest. Its tough in the winter but see if you can find something fun.

neverbetter
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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Ahh, I know exactly how you feel! I felt (and still feel.. Unfortunately) so boring after my depression supposedly "went away."  In depression you can't really feel anything at all, or if you do it's like a nightmare, but once your on meds it's like you still can't feel anything but the pain of not feeling anything is blocked.. If that makes any sense.
 
It gets better with time, but if it doesn't, you should talk to your doctor about switching medications.  They all have different side-effects, and messing around with your brain is just not a very fun process.
 
I agree with Jamie- try to find something that sparks your interest.  But if within the first couple of minutes you start to feel frustrated because the things that you were once interested in feel too different to do anymore, try something else! Getting frustrated (I am going to sound like a hypocrite when I say this.. So sorry) just makes everything a whole lot worse.
 
Good luck!

getting by
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   Posted 1/15/2011 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I take AD's and I still feel emotions. I am just not sad all the time like I was. It takes time to find what is right for you.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
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