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Old 06-02-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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Where are my emotions? I'm scared.

I really don't know what to do. I am hoping someone here has had this experience. I am not sure if it is from Fibro or what. I can no longer watch a movie and laugh at the funny parts, I couldn't feel joy watching my daughter give birth, and I couldn't feel sadness when my own father who I loved very much passed away. I don't have any emotions. I thought it was due to an antideppressent I was on so I came off of it 7 weeks ago. When I told my doctor that I still felt this way he said that he didn't know why this was happening or what to do about it. I just can't live this way. Please let me know if you can add any insight to this. Please help if you can.

Thank you so much!

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Old 06-03-2010, 01:02 AM   #2
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Re: Where are my emotions? I'm scared.

I'm the same way, although I do get depressed. Still I think my depression has an unique quality-other people feel depressed cause they didn't get something but I don't even want anything anymore. It's more like a black hole-I just feel empty inside and don't know what could make me happy in the first place.

Hope this makes any sense to anyone.

Old 06-05-2010, 02:46 AM   #3
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Re: Where are my emotions? I'm scared.

It sounds like you have shut down, unable to grieve. Tears are very healing and you sound like you have not grieved all you have missed out or lost.
There are some good therapies, in the alternative field-in correcting your breathing mechanism and teach/train you to breath from your diaphragm rather then the shallow breathing that people result in when there is the feeling of grief, or anger prior to that. Suppressed anger, acts like a lead on your whole being. When you are assisted to breath in a deeper and cyclical way consciously....meaning directionally under training, a lot of that will be reliesed and free your held back emotions. You can check under "consciously connected breathing therapists. Also if you have held back your feelings for far too long, and shut down emotionally, you feel life being pointless or dull or lack of meaning in everything, or joy.
Physical deep muscular work can also assist, but not ordinary massage. Body (integrative) work is foccussed on finding where the problem is and working in a specific way that releases those restrictions. You may feel pain, but that is good, for you start feeling yourself, and the pressure is what releases the restrictions. Structural Integration or somatic therapy are all foccussed on releasing long held back emotions, which reside in your body.
I hope this help you in a way, that you can find treatments that can help you, one step at the time, but your breathing is very important to correct it, before starting on body work, because you control the pain with deep breathing when you are treated. It has helped a lot of people.

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