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Why do I feel so numb all the time?

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Why do I feel so numb all the time?
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Brittany96
July 23rd, 2015 12:26pm
If you're feeling numb, I would recommend to take a little bit of time to be introspective and think about what could be causing you to feel this way. Have you recently had any major life changes? Is there anything you're worried about? If you're feeling numb for no apparent reason then I'd recommend to seek professional help. Feeling numb all of the time is a terrible thing to have to go through, and there are professionals who are there to help. Feeling numb or empty can be a sign of a mental illness such as Clinical Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, etc. There are treatment options available if that's the case.
Anonymous
July 23rd, 2015 7:49pm
Mental Illness can make us feel this way and so can the medications that we may be on. An emotional numbness is common in Depression.
PuddlesNZ
July 24th, 2015 3:04am
I have wondered why I feel numb as well - it's as if I've become a robot, and can't actually feel or react to anything. Over the years, I've learned that there are many factors that contribute to this, but it does pass. I don't consider myself an emotional person, but I do like to think that perhaps sometimes in highly stressful times, that my feelings diminish, or I'm less in touch with them, purely as a self defense/preservation mechanism. The one thing I hold onto is that, it does pass.
TrueWanderer
July 24th, 2015 12:53pm
Numbness of feelings is either duo to having gone through so many problems in your life that actual daily situations no longer affect you, or it's because you're trying to forget someone or something so much that you had to numb your own feelings to do so.
Anonymous
July 25th, 2015 3:24am
That's your mind and body trying to deal with unresolved issues that are bothering you. It is completely normal.
clariageorge
July 25th, 2015 5:47am
This is a question you can only answer yourself. Numbness can be caused through a number of ways but what's important is working out and decided for yourself what has caused this. Start from there and work to reverse this feeling; life is for living.
Anonymous
July 25th, 2015 6:11pm
because your body is reacting to the way you feel, and if your depressed a lot, or have anxiety, then your body will numb up and feel, sad basically.
Thanks4Calling
July 25th, 2015 11:48pm
When life is not providing you positive stimulus you can feel this way. You need something to active your desire in life and provide motivation. A goal, an interest, hobby, training, or join a club or charity organisation.
KinsH11
July 26th, 2015 4:51am
when i feel numb, I personally feel it's because I've felt so many emotions all at once for so long that it's hard to figure out which I'm feeling at certain moments, so its not that you're feeling nothing, you're feeling everything and it's hard to figure out what.
Cleopatra77
July 29th, 2015 1:47am
People feel numb when they are disconnected from their feelings. It is a defense mechanism to dealing with emotion. They are unable or unwilling to process these emotions, so they block them out. This is where the "numbness" comes in. But feeling numb is still a feeling. The appropriate word is apathy.
funnyFreedom92
July 29th, 2015 5:50am
The numbness is like none other, but yet alike to all of us. It is hard to express, though shared among us around the world. We all feel it, none of us speak it. That is the challenge we must over come. Connect, communicate, be honest and love each other.
Anonymous
July 29th, 2015 2:20pm
while there are several possibilities that can cause numbness depression is the most common reason for numbness of emotion
Anonymous
August 5th, 2015 5:10am
Feeling numb.. Its the moment before your breaking point, the moment where everything seems murky but also clear. You feel numb because you're trying to calm down, just know, that its okay, you're okay.
letdothis
August 5th, 2015 12:19pm
Your mind is focusing on things other than the present and your consciousness is distracted. As much as you are capable of, shut off your thinking and take your environment in as it is, without interpretation.
Anonymous
August 6th, 2015 2:53am
Sometimes things happen in life that take you by shock and whip you away. You will feel hurt and angry and sad, unable to cope with whats happened. You will feel numb, unable to move or think or speak or feel. That's when you know you have to get up and fix your life. Continuing to feel so numb and hurt really takes a toll on you both physically and psychologically.
Anonymous
August 6th, 2015 9:52am
if it's a physical condition, I recommend you visit your family physician. If its an emotion, it could be you are too used to something so that you don't feel anything towards it anymore. Familiarity breeds contempt.
Anonymous
August 6th, 2015 4:21pm
I suppose there might be certain medical reasons behind 'feeling numb', but for me disconnecting my mind from the present moment and environment can make me feel that way. It is mind's nature to leap ahead or fall back, but we've to constantly retrain it to bring it back to the present, and feel every passing moment with a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation.
Anonymous
August 6th, 2015 8:49pm
It could be due to depression or other mental health problems. It's likely that you could seek help from a health care professional. I understand what you are going through.
Erela98
August 6th, 2015 10:12pm
You're not alone in this. A lot of people feel this way all the time. Do you have people who care about you in your life? Are you enjoying life? I used to feel numb, because I wasn't happy in life.
Anonymous
August 7th, 2015 9:33pm
Maybe you're feeling numb because you're trying to block out your emotions. I find myself feeling this way too sometimes.
PoliteOcean
August 8th, 2015 3:18am
Nobody can answer that question for you, nor is there a one answer fits all for that question. If you find yourself feeling this way and its been a long time, you may want to seek help with a healthcare provider, therapist or counselor who can help you to get to the bottom of why you may feel this way. They have the knowledge and can provide the necessary skills that with time and a little effort may help you move forward.
Anonymous
August 8th, 2015 4:14am
Daily life is draining; and the emotional roller coaster that comes with it desensitizes us to the good and the bad of life. It is normal to feel tired from time to time and sometimes it's okay to feel emotionally numb. All we need is time for ourselves and to unwind. If the issue persists, like you always feel numb, it is a good idea to see a professional for help.
BellaBoo97
August 8th, 2015 11:44am
Feeling "numb" or without feeling can sometimes be a warning sign of depression, I myself experience this a lot although a short period of this is common when someone is feeling down or generally bad about themselves.
towardaquietmind
August 8th, 2015 8:37pm
There are various reasons that you might experience being 'numb'. Often it is to do with something in our lives that has got too much for our mind to deal with. This could be 'worries' so the result of being overly anxious, 'negative feelings' so the result of depression or feeling low, 'unprocessed memories' this is usually associated with trauma, 'events' for example the numbness after experiencing new of someones death. feeling 'numb' can also be the result of dissociation, or certain medications.
shiningautumn
August 9th, 2015 10:41am
It's maybe because you have alot of stress in the past few days or weeks. You just have to relax abit.
amazingRainfall28
August 12th, 2015 11:15am
Sometimes the mind can go into a state of shock, into survival mode numbing your emotions to get by.
openedmind81
August 13th, 2015 12:56am
Objectively look back and identify the moment that reason or situation that caused the change of behavior.
UJF81092
August 13th, 2015 12:58pm
Both physical and emotional numbness can be frightening, and there are a variety of health conditions that can cause those experiences. They may also be caused by nothing more than anxiety.It's difficult to imagine that anxiety is the cause, but anxiety can have a profound effect on your body and mind. (http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/symptoms/numb-feeling)
RedRagna90
December 18th, 2015 4:54pm
Numb in what sense? Where do you feel numb at? Feeling wise? Or physical wise? If it's physical wise, you may want to consult a doctor
Anonymous
December 20th, 2015 1:07am
Over time, you've allowed yourself to avoid the problem because it's easier to block out the pain than to feel hurt and defeated.