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Feeling spaced out? improvement or step backwards

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WhatInTheWorld76 Sun 14-May-17 17:51:34

I've become more and more unwell these past few months and I've noticed that I'm numb and spaced out. This may seem normal for some but i have had mental health issues for twenty plus years and I've always been more anxious and worried than laid back etc and this change in personality/symptoms is really worrying. I cant work out if I'm getting better or worse now i dont care about things like i used to. I see things like a scale and i seemed to have gone very quickly from one end of the scale (anxious, scared) to the other (not giving a shit about anything really). Is this just anxiety/ depression? I'm concerned if this continues i will feel numb about everything i once enjoyed, loved or cared for. I cant seem to stop myself though. I'm just spaced out.

Any advice?

WhatInTheWorld76 Sun 14-May-17 18:26:08


WhatInTheWorld76 Sun 14-May-17 18:32:53

IME It's the beginning of a spiral into a psychotic break from reality....

WhatInTheWorld76 Sun 14-May-17 18:33:11

IME It's the beginning of a spiral into a psychotic break from reality....

Joto369 Sun 14-May-17 19:10:03

I've felt spaced out following a period of acute stress which caused increased anxiety and low mood. Add hormomes to the mix and Im exhausted but I don't see it as anything psychotic. I am mildly depressed, suffering from anxiety and knackered. Yes it's unpleasant but it's part of the package that I'm working through. Have you asked for support/seen GP??? It sounds vwry much like depression but I'm no expert x

WhatInTheWorld76 Sun 14-May-17 19:26:11

It might be my defence mechanism to stress/anxiety... It's just I've been unwell for so damn long that I know how I usually react and zoning out like this is the opposite of how I usually react. I think its harmful to be so careless and carefree but I cant motivate myself to change right now. I cant blame it on all the children anymore they are older now.

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