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Feeling extremely empty and low

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dewey

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I hate when people say they know exactly how it feels so I’ll just say I can really relate to your feelings of being empty and confused. I don’t really know what the best process is for overcoming this, but it definitely doesn’t hurt to make/ hang with friends and try to stay busy. Definitely try not to go internal too much and focus as much as possible on what’s going on around you. I’m guilty of pushing people away when I start feeling weird and I think it just causes more confusion and dark thoughts as you put it. Glad you’re seeing your psychiatrist and hope you work your way out of this!
Friends - few are reliable, right. People are busy with their own lives, and don't make the same amount of time as I would for them. I am a 'gallon' person, they're often pint people.
I hate depending on others. So nowadays I try to enjoy my own company as much as possible. Posting on here, at least, makes me feel less alone.

I believe there's only so much psychiatrists and therapists can do. We have to love ourselves and make changes to our lifestyle for ourselves. That's what I'm trying to do, bite the bullet, and be strong. Sure, I feel weak, but so long as I stay focussed on myself, I'm doing well. I usually live too much for others, give too much to others, it's a curse in a way. People don't get this, unless they have this characteristic. Some people just neglect themselves for others, I'm trying to unlearn this
 
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dewey

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Thank you to everyone who has replied.
I think that writing posts like these is a good thing in a way. Because they have a date stamp and can show you how much things can change with time.
Some moments you'll feel you have no identity, and are completely lost. Other moments, you'll feel you're completely lost, but you'll still be determined somehow. And then the overwhelming feeling of being lost will come back. For some people, probably quite few people, all these moments are part of our story.
Life's a bitch, you have to be a fighter.
 
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Thank you to everyone who has replied.
I think that writing posts like these is a good thing in a way. Because they have a date stamp and can show you how much things can change with time.
Some moments you'll feel you have no identity, and are completely lost. Other moments, you'll feel you're completely lost, but you'll still be determined somehow. And then the overwhelming feeling of being lost will come back. For some people, probably quite few people, all these moments are part of our story.
Life's a bitch, you have to be a fighter.
Good way of looking at it.

Life can be a roller coaster but at least we move through these phases and have periods of levelling out. :hug:

Lots of love to you Dewey xxx
 
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dewey

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Good way of looking at it.

Life can be a roller coaster but at least we move through these phases and have periods of levelling out. :hug:

Lots of love to you Dewey xxx
Thank you for your kind words. xx

To be fair, I don't know why I am pretending I'm on top of things ha. I'm really not. I don't know why, but I have a constant stress headache, the stress of work + new job applications, and feeling that deep down none of this is satisfying me, and that there is no reason.
Yes, the emptiness is there, but for some reason I'm keeping going anyway. Basically high functioning depression.
Where is there release? I find it difficult to give myself a break by doing something else, because I'm just not interested in things. Things do seem empty, and I have no idea how to de-stress.

I'm just praying that there's going to be a day where I'll be my own person and I'll trust myself, and I won't feel so shit inside. We have to pray things somehow will get better.
 
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fottbiot

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I am exactly in the same situation. I feel so empty that for me life is whatever. May be psychotherapy will help to understand, but in my country it is not very cheap. This is may be the best way to restart your life.
About suicide my teacher ones said : Stop, just see what will happen in the end.

Wish you be strong
 
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