• Share. Be Supported. Recover.

    We are a friendly, safe community supporting each other's mental health. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Hi,I am new,I don't know what's wrong with me,can any1 help me?



New member
Nov 4, 2008
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?


Well-known member
Jun 28, 2008
Yorkshire, UK
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,


Well-known member
Oct 15, 2008
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

Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
N Hi everyone, I don't know what's wrong with me Introduce Yourself 5
UnderstandingCherry Tell me where I'm going wrong, because I don't know anymore Introduce Yourself 15
S New, don't know what's wrong with me Introduce Yourself 3
I Please help me...I don't know what is wrong with me... Introduce Yourself 4
W I don't know what to do with my life (yay!) Introduce Yourself 3
N I don't know Introduce Yourself 4
J I don't know what to do Introduce Yourself 2
D I'm...don't know if my life...i feel as if my life is hanging by a thread. Introduce Yourself 8
B I'm new here.I don't have any mental illness. Introduce Yourself 8
G I don't know what to title my introduction: a title Introduce Yourself 5
Z I don't know what is right for me Introduce Yourself 8
D I really don't know where to start, or what to say, I thought I could just look around and see how it's done, but I'm lost, must be this dull brain Introduce Yourself 5
N I don't know what I really want from my life..... Introduce Yourself 10
W I don't like the world any longer Introduce Yourself 2
J I'm in uncharted water! I Don't know how to help my son. Introduce Yourself 4
H I don't have to listen to me, I'm not my real dad! Introduce Yourself 5
M i don't know what to expect Introduce Yourself 9
E I hate my life and I don't know how to change it. Introduce Yourself 4
O When you don't belong anywhere Introduce Yourself 11
T New diagnosis of BPD ...having a hard time and I'm new here so don't know how to start. Introduce Yourself 8
M Don't know where to start Introduce Yourself 5
P I don't know what to say Introduce Yourself 18
D I don't know what to do anymore Introduce Yourself 7
M Caregiver help question. My daughter is 22 with Schizoaffective. I need help and don't know where to go. Introduce Yourself 6
S I don't think I love anyone Introduce Yourself 16
R I need help and I don't know what I need Introduce Yourself 8
sparrowling I don't remember if I did this... Introduce Yourself 3
Lualeo I don't have a diagnosis Introduce Yourself 16
S Don't know how to be happy anymore Introduce Yourself 11
Z not feeling great, don't know why, lets see if this place can help Introduce Yourself 6
I I don't really know who I am Introduce Yourself 4
I Don't feel like talkin Introduce Yourself 6
B I don't even know what the heck is going on anymore Introduce Yourself 3
B Hi there... I don't know what my "diagnosis" is... Introduce Yourself 7
Q I don't know who I am anymore Introduce Yourself 11
J Doctors don't no nothing about mentel illness Introduce Yourself 4
Chrysalis 2020 Looking for friends, who don't judge! Introduce Yourself 15
H Feeling very low at the moment. Don't know how to get out of this despair Introduce Yourself 4
P I don't know how to put my feelings into words. Introduce Yourself 2
H I don't know why I keep reaching out...but I do. Introduce Yourself 2
M New Member, I don't know where to turn Introduce Yourself 5
qwynie Rose Don't know where to post this.. sorry! Introduce Yourself 12
D Chased my wife away with my depression. Persistent thought - accompanied by self-sabotage - says, "You don't deserve happiness." Introduce Yourself 9
B I don't know if i belong on this forum Introduce Yourself 6
A I don't know how to help my partner Introduce Yourself 5
BPsmith Don't know where to start lol but i will start by saying hi, and Thankyou for this opportunity to off load this b.s.The battlefield in the mind is.... Introduce Yourself 4
D don't mind me Introduce Yourself 134
J I don't know what to do Introduce Yourself 2
Benno_W I don't really know where to begin. Introduce Yourself 2
S I realised I don't remember anything... Introduce Yourself 1

Similar threads