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Not feeling anything? - May 9th 2010, 01:44 AM

So I used to have crushes 24/7, I was in love with some one at ALL times. One week it was on person, then the next another. But ever since I got put on these new anti depressants, I pretty much stopped feeling anything, including love I guess, since I haven't had a thing for anyone since I got put on them. Then, recently, my friend told me she had feelings for me. Now, I did have feelings for her a while back, so I should think this is great right? But I feel absolutely nothing for her.

This is sort of a two part question..

1: Should I be worried about the whole not feeling thing? I assume anti depressants do this all the time, so it's not a big deal, but just making sure.

2: Should I give this a go? I'm not sure if I were off anti depressants I would be extremely excited about this.

Thanks in advance. O_o

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Re: Not feeling anything? - May 10th 2010, 05:13 PM

Hey there Terry,

It's not too unusual for people who have been put on anti-depressants to feel almost 'emotionless' to some extent or at some point. I think that if you are suffering this feeling of extreme apathy then it may be worth talking to your doctor or psychiatrist about your experience with your anti-depressants. You should be able to experience emotions, even if you are taking mood altering medication. I'm sure that you don't want to spend too much time without feeling love or other positive emotions!

As for the issue with question number two, I wouldn't like to say yes or no, but it may be a good idea to tell her how you are feeling and be open with her.

Take care.
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Re: Not feeling anything? - May 10th 2010, 07:01 PM

Not that this helps but - when I was on antidepressants, I went periods where I felt nothing at all. However, I stopped taking them because that itself stressed me out.. and for other reasons.

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