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Feel nothing, can't cry, I think I'm sad

jt505001

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(17M) So basically for the past few months I've felt nothing about most things. When I actually get an emotion, it's usually short bursts of extreme and irrational anger or when I laugh at something on the rare occasion for a few seconds. I felt absolutely nothing when our dog died last month and today my best friend (who's also one of my only 3 friends) cancelled a visit we were going to have that we've been planning since November and I was completely ready for and I still felt nothing at all. I want to say that I'm sad about all of this, but I can't cry for the life of me and just end up lying in bed for most of the day while avoiding everyone I can. Last year I also feel like was leading up to this. I all but stopped eating and ended up losing 50+ lbs so I'm no longer at a health weight, my grades went down, I lost a ton of friends, and I stopped talking to family.

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(17M) So basically for the past few months I've felt nothing about most things. When I actually get an emotion, it's usually short bursts of extreme and irrational anger or when I laugh at something on the rare occasion for a few seconds. I felt absolutely nothing when our dog died last month and today my best friend (who's also one of my only 3 friends) cancelled a visit we were going to have that we've been planning since November and I was completely ready for and I still felt nothing at all. I want to say that I'm sad about all of this, but I can't cry for the life of me and just end up lying in bed for most of the day while avoiding everyone I can. Last year I also feel like was leading up to this. I all but stopped eating and ended up losing 50+ lbs so I'm no longer at a health weight, my grades went down, I lost a ton of friends, and I stopped talking to family.

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Hi and welcome jt. Any chance that you might be having those emotions suppressed by any medication you might be on? I was on Xanax for 20 years and didn't realize how much it had effected my emotions until I weaned off of it. I went from very few emotions to tearing up at Hallmark card commercials. Such a shame that you've isolated from your family, I would suggest getting back in touch with your favorite member even if they can't understand your situation. It does sound like your life is very sad right now but feel free to find some support here as this is a very good, very understanding place.
 

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Hi and welcome jt. Any chance that you might be having those emotions suppressed by any medication you might be on? I was on Xanax for 20 years and didn't realize how much it had effected my emotions until I weaned off of it. I went from very few emotions to tearing up at Hallmark card commercials. Such a shame that you've isolated from your family, I would suggest getting back in touch with your favorite member even if they can't understand your situation. It does sound like your life is very sad right now but feel free to find some support here as this is a very good, very understanding place.
Thanks for the response, but I've never taken any medication for anything. I'll try to take the last bit of advice though.

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Thanks for the response, but I've never taken any medication for anything. I'll try to take the last bit of advice though.

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Are you getting any help? Your school counselor has helped many other depressed students on a strictly confidential basis and knows all of the available resources for you. Your medical doctor is in the same spot, dealing with many depressed patients. Sounds like you really need to try to get some help before getting even more depressed by your situation. I sure wish you the very best.
 

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Hey there, and welcome, friend. So many of us have been where you are - it sounds like depression. Anger is a pretty normal part of it - it feels better to be angry than to feel nothing at all, right? The good news is that there IS help for it. Definitely talk to a doctor, and like triceps said, look for some help. Do you have a school counselor or someone you trust you could reach out to?
 

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You have probably heard this a million times before, but I'm so sorry to know. My heart aches for you.
As people above have mentioned advice and solutions, I just wish you the best and that you are able to care for your mental health one day at a time. It is okay to not be able to cry. If you can and want to, then cry. When our system is overwhelmed, it is possible not being able to express emotions. You shouldn't be alone in this. We are here for you, and I hope for you to find people who would stand with you in daily life as well.
 
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