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    *nostalgic, descriptive context on how wonderful emotions were and how terrible it is to have lost them*

    Billie Holiday records worked for a while after. But now.. nothing.

    Coping strategies?
    Experiences?
    How to become human again?
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    When did you lose them? Your reference to Billie Holiday records working for "a while after" suggests a fairly specific time. What changed, then (besides losing your emotions)?

    Feeling kind of "flat", especially for an NT, is usually an indicator of depression. That's what happens to me, if I get depressed. I don't feel sad or any kind of negative emotions. I just stop feeling altogether. You may want to talk to a doctor about depression.
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    I'm sorry, I've made the OP sound like I wanted the thread to be about me. I wanted shared numbness.

    (but thanks)
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    Ah, okay. I misunderstood. Thanks for clarifying.

    I think my observation on feeling "flat" and depression still applies to the discussion, then.
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    Is that a certain kind of depression? I have been overwhelmingly unhappy, which is far worse than being flat/numb because it's so difficult to deal with at that present time, but at least it's something interesting that's happening.
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    -Well, forget about him and get to bed.
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    Yeah, I think it's a certain kind of depression. But if/when I get depression, that's usually what I get. Feeling nothing, or flat, combined with motivational challenges.

    But I have on occasion gotten the overtly negative feeling depression, and that is worse. But like you said, at least it's something. I just don't happen to get that as often, and it doesn't last very long.
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    Music doesn't always work.

    "Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on soda, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart" (Proverbs 25:20 NIV).

    One can get a lot of productive thinking done when he's numb--read some good literature or philosophy.

    I find writing to be helpful too. Anything to get my mind in motion.

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    I've just realised how selfish it is to expect people to relight bad memories.

    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    Music doesn't always work.

    "Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on soda, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart" (Proverbs 25:20 NIV).
    I like this.

    That forcing myself to connect with music is hopeless. The difficulty in connecting and feeling is a symptom, not the root problem. Like dealing with insomnia by running head-first in to a wall.

    The possibility that numbness is just a manifestation of subconscious issues is quite motivational. Although I have solved the problem that I thought was the cause, yet the numbness remains.
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    Numbness and irritability, when they do appear, come sorta hand in hand. The numbness is usually a result of me holding onto my anger, because I find some peace in it. When I'm depressed I don't need anything and I like that self-sufficiency. Saying "boner" five times usually make me laugh, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martoon View Post
    When did you lose them? Your reference to Billie Holiday records working for "a while after" suggests a fairly specific time. What changed, then (besides losing your emotions)?

    Feeling kind of "flat", especially for an NT, is usually an indicator of depression. That's what happens to me, if I get depressed. I don't feel sad or any kind of negative emotions. I just stop feeling altogether. You may want to talk to a doctor about depression.
    Why do people immediately say people should go and see a doctor about any depression.. Sheeze. Getting depressed is normal for many people.

    Depression signifies underlying issues (stresses/risk etc etc etc). What peole need to do is work out what is creating this depression.

    Rather than getting some stupid pills from some half educated doctor they should look at other activities that can redress issues such as chemical imbalances, like many people don't understand physical exercise can do wonders for depression and so forth.

    If you pop pills to diet then you will believe popping pills is good for depression. Its not a good place to go unless you really have a serious problem.

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