Is it normal if I feel numb, no emotions at all and that frustration of numbness keeps on building up to a limit that it becomes impossible to bear?

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Last Updated: 06/25/2018 at 11:06am
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April 27th, 2016 11:29pm
No, emotional numbness is a symptom of depression, so you might want to seek professional help. Numbing your emotions is your body's way of protecting you from any more pain. Laughter is the best medicine.
March 18th, 2015 10:44am
A lot of people feel the same way. Not feeling emotions or feeling numb is normal. When it's unbearable, you might want to seek help.
April 11th, 2015 3:43pm
Are you truly numb if you can still feel frustration? I think emotional desensitivity occurs for a reason. In my case it was because the emotion I felt lead me to depression, so the only way to solve it was to remove that emotion from my life. It made me feel empty, but it worked, and seeing as it was a negative emotion, I don't exactly need it to function normally. But I suppose that doesn't really answer the question. No it's not normal to feel numb, but I believe it is normal for humans to react in extraordinary ways, in order to survive.
September 13th, 2015 6:22pm
Not everyone is the same. Everyone is different. If you are feeling like you are having difficulty with your emotions and feelings, perhaps you can speak with a counselor or therapist who can help.
October 26th, 2015 3:02pm
That means that you feel overwhelmed by something. Think about your situation and try to find away to feel better.
September 5th, 2016 4:34pm
It's certainly not normal, but it's not unheard of. I'm not a licensed professional, but it seems that you are experiencing depression symptoms.
June 25th, 2018 11:06am
If you are frustrated you are not numb. However it might be helpful to seek professional help and find out why you feel this away about how you feel.