For nearly 2 weeks, I haven't felt "myself"depression or something else?

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For about 2 weeks I haven't felt like me. My sense of humour has gone and i feel like my personality has too. it's like it sounds crazy but I'm not laughing at things I'd usually laugh at and I'm laughing at things i usually wouldn't and my opinions on things r different and it's like idc about much any more. Furthermore this is affecting my relationship with my family cus they usually find me funny and it makes me sad to lose that connection. I just feel so disconnected from everyone. I can't think of a witty response for the life of me. And I'm so sad. And I just wanna be okay. I think I'm getting. A bit better cus I feel more optimistic. But please if anyone has went through the same please don't hesitate to comment/message me! It would mean a lot to me

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    I told my family the truth, that I don't have energy or mindset right now as I am working my way through anxiety and changes is my life. They all accepted it, asked if they could help and remain supportive. They get that I am not the me they remember. I had to be firm that I didn't want anyone to think they had to take care of me, that this is me for now. Hope this helps. Those that asked, I explained as best as I could what this is like, and yet not sound like...poor me.

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      I totally agree with cia. You should tell your family how you feel like. It might affect your relationship because they do not know how you feel like and what you are going through. You should tell them that and when they will understand they will be able to support you.

      Good luck smile

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      Try to do more of something that you love to do. It can be anything that you really enjoy. Try to do a bit of sport ( if you are already doing it then keep at it). Sports can help you feel better. Visit you gp and maybe talk about it. He can advice you few things or send you to therapy if needed. Mostly, remember that this is only temporary smile

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    Darling Georgia, first things first. Have you been to your doctor? How can you help yourself, and how can we best help you until we all know for sure what we are dealing with?

    Before I went to my doctor, I thought I was losing my mind. He told me what it was in five minutes. The scariest part was the not knowing!!!wink

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      Meds helped me when nothing wlse could. Will you or your doctor consider that.

      As to depersonalization, we are changing and evolving into new beings, with new choices, new outlooks, new interests, every day. No day leaves us unchanged  Anxiety seems to throw us forward not the one usual step of personal evolution...but a bunch of steps.

      You can never be other than you, but you can experience yourself differently. That is what is going on. Get curious about this new you. Have some fun with it.

      When I got hit with anxiety a few months ago, it was amazing to me how differenty I thought and felt about things. Even to food and clothing choices, and things I no longer wanted to do, and others that surprised me in how they captivated me...and before, I never would have considered them. This is a you you might want to take the time to get aquainted with.

      I'm quite contented with this personality I have now. I am still me, just expressing myself in new ways. A big hug to you, Georgia

      I went through a huge leap about 30 years ago, so dramatic that when I walked into the restaurant to meet friends I had spent the previous evening with every single one asked,  what the heck happened to you overnight? I had not said a word...just walked in. I was not the same.

       

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    Don't be so hard on yourself. My sense humor and my drive have also been affected. Things that I use to enjoy, I can't be bothered with them. I feel like a totally different person. Where the heck did I go?

    ?Talk with your family and then talk with your doctor. It's support that you need and you know you have it here. Expressing your self will help reconnect yourself to you and your family.

    ?You are far from crazy. The disconnection you feel could be your minds way of protecting yourself. Or maybe that you don't want to let anyone down. That's how I feel. But don't pull back. Reach out and you'll be amazed about how comforting that is.

    Continue to be optimistic and go with it. Like the tides ebb and flow, so does anxiety.

    ?Keep reaching out. Keeping posting. You are definitely not alone. We are here! Take care!

     

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      It's just will I come back? Like I look at how I used to message people or whatever and it's just not me and that was only 2 weeks ago. I just need to know there's some light at the end of this tunnel. I don't wanna be a boring person. Thank you for ur replies tho.

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      I respond to things so differently and I hardly care about anyone. I feel like I'm someone else looking at me. It's like my personality is still at the back of my mind but it's trapped....

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