Feeling flat

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i am feeling really flat, with little emotion. Is this normal? I have been putting a face on for such a long time, but I can't seem to do it. I am really flat. Trying to act normal is really hard as I can't be normal. Have anyone had the same thing?

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    Sorry to keep asking, I know nothing about depression. It's the first time and don't know if it's normal or medication. Sorry!!!
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      You don't have to be sorry about asking anything that the point of this forum to give each other help advice and support your more than welcome here we all love and care about each other and someone will always reply to you. We all understand so never be sorry
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    Yes it's just the classic symptoms of depression I do it all the time when I'm working I have to pretend I'm happy and cheerful in front of my clients and I find it exhausting when really I just feel like curling up and dying
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    I have been dealing with the same thing for around 6/7 years and i've just run out of steam with it. everyone knows im putting it on and it has totally affected my personal and working relationships. i think i'm only just realising that i need to either deal with these issues now or spend the rest of my life fighting them. its horrible!
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    Hi F,

     I sounds like you may be taking the medication called lithium. Is that so? That med does make people taking it feel flat. It's safer than feeling severely depressed and prevents episodes of mania. Once you've been on it for a number of months your doctor may decide to reduce the dosage or put you on mood stabilizers instead. I felt flat while I was on lithium but my doctor felt it was safe to take me off of it. The mood stabilizers worked really well. In fact my depression finally left me. I just suffer from the mania now a days. I get angry too easily, I over spend, insomnia is a problem & i often lack motivation to do the simplest things in life. My life will never be perfect. I'm on a combination of two mood stabilizers... Carbamazepine and Divalproex. My self esteem is good.

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      I'm on citalopram, they put it up about a week ago (40mg)  I'm not crying but just flat. I still don't like myself and feel useless, hopeful the councillor will help. I want to be normal.
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      Can you give the med another few weeks? It often takes a while to work properly. If it still feels flat you can tell your doc and switch to something else. I have been on probably 7 or 8 different ones til I found the Effexor which works pretty well for me.
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    yes everyday but the more I force myself to do things I mean really force myself this feeling lifts regular excercise keeps me going and doing things I used to enjoy the feelings of happiness start to come back throughout my day are now starting to back I was so flat before I couldn't even get showered eat or get dressed I don't think depression is a quick fix it takes time but I am sure you will get there

    good luck

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      I was in denial about my depression for many years but it has gotten worse lately. Like you say, I find it hard to do the simplest things in my life. I refuse to exercise, I often don't get dressed up during the day just hang around in the apartment in  my pj's, don't eat enough, don't shower often enough just to mention a few simple tasks. I need to discipline myself. If I would just tackle one thing at a time I'm sure I would improve myself. I don't want extra medication to remove my depression because I'm over medicated  as it is. I just have to think more positively about myself. I have gotten lazy these last few years. I know I can do it better. I'm not a failure, I'm just simply undisciplined. Positive self talk will change me one small step at a time.
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      I have been like this for weeks...finally I stopped eating gluten and also tried to cut down on my many goals. In other words, instead of telling myself I need to do this, and this and that today...and feeling worse, I googled How to Get Motivated When Depressed and found some good articles. Reading them helped and then I decided to do just one or two things. Small things. By just making your bed and getting dressed (not too fancy, just doing a pretty good job) you will feel more self-respect and motivation. If you are too tired to go on, then hey, at least you did more than yesterday! And if you feel motivated, you can try something else!. By doing this slowly, I have finally been able to get my new apartment reasonably organized and tidy. I think we also want or expect too much. I want my place to look like a celebrity's but I have to remember I don't have millions of $$
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