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edward111

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My symptoms:
1. I am in hyper-vigilant state all the time, more observant and aware of people and surrounding, when there are people around me, no matter stranger or friends, my attention keep focusing on them vigilantly, when they have small movement, I will have action to protect myself, but I don’t think they will hurt me or dangerous, this vigilant state and my attention and protect action cannot be controlled by myself; when there is nobody around, my attention keep focusing on things around me, such as table chair TV cups etc, this focusing for no reason, I don’t know why.

2. I am easily startled by sudden noise or appearance of people, for example there is one person in elevator, and door open I will be startled by the person, and even I tell myself there will be people appear, I still will be startled.

3. My skin is very sensitive, when I touch someone or something unconsciously, the touching part of my body will shrink, the action like touch a very hot thing.

4. If I see something drop suddenly, the muscle below my lips will tremble.

5. Insomnia, my case is strange I feel very tired but cannot fall asleep in the night, and I don’t think anything in bed but cannot sleep.

6. Emotional numbing, all of my emotions gone, I cannot feel happy trustful appreciative confident proud angry scared depression anxiety worried panic despairing disdain hate envy regret loneliness, like a person without feeling, only left alert and wary.

7. Not interested in anything, poverty of speech got nothing to talk with friends.

8. Always have unbearable feeling.

The doctor prescribed anti-depressant before such as fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, Remeron, escitalopram, lorazepam but all of them have no any effect, and anti-psychotics such as Risperidone, haloperidol, after taking no remission at all.

I don’t have any symptoms of depression I have no feeling of anxiety panic or depression etc, I am not worried about anything, and no symptoms of schizophrenia, I don’t hear any voice also don’t have hallucination and I don’t think people will hurt me, I can study, reading normally, and no symptoms of OCD.

Those symptoms above showed when I was 19, now I am 24, nothing special happened no violent trauma happened before.

What is problem with me? What medicine should I take?
 
Lozzi_1004

Lozzi_1004

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Hi and :welcome:

You're symptoms sound quite bizarre and as I'm sure, terrifying for you. No-one on here can diagnose nor can they tell you what medication you will need, only GP or pysch's can do that I'm afraid.
You say you've been on medication before and listed them all and that you've had no prior trauma... when these symptoms started, was there anything going on in your life that was even a little out of ordinary?

All I can suggest is going back to your GP and saying your no better. It does sound strange and if you can get to the bottom of why you're behaving like this, it may be easier to stop and treat if necessary!

Take care,
:flowers:
 
spiritual_emergency

spiritual_emergency

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Hello edward111,
You noted that you don't have any anxiety however a number of the "symptoms" you listed above suggest (to me) someone who is in a heightened sense of awareness -- you're very much aware of people in your space and environment, you startle easily, even your skin is highly sensitive to touch.

Emotional numbing, all of my emotions gone, I cannot feel happy trustful appreciative confident proud angry scared depression anxiety worried panic despairing disdain hate envy regret loneliness, like a person without feeling, only left alert and wary.

Sometimes, this lack of feeling is related to medications you have taken. For example, many anti-psychotics have a strong sedative effect. People often report feeling "numbed" or "zombie-like" when they take them. Regardless of cause, people can feel disconnected from the people around them in such instances. You've spoken of feeling this way when with your friends. Does that feeling persist when you're with family members? What about a romantic partner?

Those symptoms above showed when I was 19, now I am 24, nothing special happened no violent trauma happened before.

It's always possible that there's nothing terribly wrong with you. You might simply be a bit different from those around you. For example, some people are naturally inclined to introversion; they prefer to spend a lot of time alone or in small groups. Other people are naturally extroverted -- being with other people is what "charges their batteries". They love to socialize, have lots of friends, and are often quite popular. If an introvert should suddenly find themselves in the midst of many extroverts they might suddenly become aware of their "differentness" and feel as if something is "wrong" with them. I don't know if that's true in your case, it's simply something for you to consider.

You say you noticed these feelings beginning around the age of 19. What else was happening in your life at that time? Had you left home to begin attending college or university? Had you recently ended a romantic partnership? Were you feeling a lot of pressures upon you from your family in regard to your chosen career? Were you experimenting with recreational drugs? Anything like that?

Lozzi's suggestion to return to your doctor is a good one however, you might also want to consider seeing a psychologist if you haven't seen one before. They may be able to better identify what it is you're going through and make some specific recommendations for treatment.

~ Namaste


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