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Feeling like everything is empty

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Anyone have any feelings like everything is empty? It's like looking all around you, and everything is just white.. it's these past few days or weeks I've been looking at material things like houses, cars etc, and I think "it's just material", and I get a hopeless feeling. I used to enjoy the house, but i start breaking everything down in my thinking. I look at things before what they are now, and ita hard to enjoy anything. Just seeing things as material, and not able to enjoy them...

It's been a rough few months, as I've been trying different meds. Its gonna be my 3rd week on sertraline, but haven't seen improvement..
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Anyone have any feelings like everything is empty? It's like looking all around you, and everything is just white.. it's these past few days or weeks I've been looking at material things like houses, cars etc, and I think "it's just material", and I get a hopeless feeling. I used to enjoy the house, but i start breaking everything down in my thinking. I look at things before what they are now, and ita hard to enjoy anything. Just seeing things as material, and not able to enjoy them...

It's been a rough few months, as I've been trying different meds.
if the meds are blocking out emotion then you will have that perception. you can mention that to your doctor and see what he says. emotions add "color" and "life" (so to speak) to objects. if the emotions are reduced then the objects can seem "grey" and "dead". my guess is that the doctor will tell you that the effect is temporary. your emotions may push back through eventually as your body gets used to the meds. if the effect is not harming you in any way then you might enjoy the unique experience. and learn something from it.
 
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Allow me to add some color.

Billions of years back a thermonuclear explosion collapsed in space. It was a star that ran out of hydrogen to fuse into helium. When it did gravity won and it imploded shoving tons of new fuel into the center causing an explosion greater than that which the gravity could contain. It went super nova. During the implosion all the elements were created. What was left was, well everything in your house.

The death of that star is what created the cloud of matter that earth and the entire solar system are made of. A collection of tiny spheres with huge distances between them relatively. Over time those changed into complex sugars powering tiny power plants in cells to fuel life. That life was a tree that was cut and turned into your house.

Now you stand or more correctly float just above the floor held aloft by the forces that keep atoms from coming together so that you dont fall through earth, which you would had this force not exsisted. Atoms are about 98% empty space.

Now the light from our second mother star shines photons upon your house which absorbs some light and scatters the rest which your eyes see as color.

All of that from you just looking at the floor. Seems magical to me.
 
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