I feel numb and I wonder if anyone can relate.

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A little background: 34 years of age male. I'' ve been on and off treatment for about 3 years (primarily off for the previous year). I'' ve been informed that I might have remained in some level of anxiety given that I was extremely young. Teetered with the concept of suicide in my late teenagers and had a major bout right prior to I chose to look for aid. I was on Zoloft for about a year, then I took myself off. Fell in to a quite deep depressive and self-destructive hole, however I crawled out of that. Spoke to a really friend and it ends up that he has actually existed previously. He is much more embeded his shell than I am. As screwed up as it sounds, I'' m happy I ' m not alone.

In my 20s, I utilized to be quite enthusiastic about powerlifting and I corresponded for numerous years. I wished to be the biggest and greatest individual in my circle. That rapidly went to shit after a series of injuries. My inspiration weakened as the injuries kept accumulating. I utilized anabolic steroids, which most certainly did a number on my psychological health. We utilized to joke around regarding what our inspiration in the health club is. Some stated anger, some stated vanity. For me, it was pride … Except that I wasn'' t joking. The pride of being the greatest individual in the health club. The pride of being the greatest individual I understand. Pride alone was my sole inspiration … which relied on ashes.

Nowadays, I seem like I require something severe to feel alive. Bikes, sky diving, freefalling, some type of speed … I was looking for an endorphin overload. Even extremely terrible stories/movies. Some type of psychological extreme. Something so insanely over the top in order to break this proverbial glass wall to tap in to real feelings. It would discuss my actions and options that I make … which are generally quite aggressive.

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I understand individuals who would shed tears over the most minor things (ie: shared good friend'' s pet passing away, or some random individual on the news got mugged/assaulted/whatever) and I stop working to comprehend why. I'' m quite sure that'' s a regular action to terrible stories and scenarios, nevertheless, it doesn'' t appear to trouble me much. I sort of feel bad for them, however inadequate to weep for them. Which brings another problem. When I was a kid, I understand I was not like this. I was that extremely delicate kid who would feel sorry for anybody. As an adult, I type of wish to feel that method once again.

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Often, I feel that human lives are useless. I put on'' t truly appreciate anybody not within my circle. For those whom I hold dear, I would happily compromise myself in exchange for their lives. I am glad for those who remain in my life and I put on'' t feel totally helpless.

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Sometimes it seems like I have a psychological guard around me that is developed to numb me down enough to stabilize the important things that actually harms me, however makes me almost emotionless to whatever else; comparable to the method basic anesthesia works. I understand it'' s a defense reaction however I have no concept how to shut it down or simply feel … fairly typical.

Most days, I simply feel shitty. … and with the majority of people, I'' m sort of an asshole.

TL; DR: This asshole is numb to things. Said asshole doesn'' t wish to be numb. Said asshole doesn'' t wish to be an asshole. Frantically looking for adrenaline/endorphin rush.

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