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I Am Feeling Numb

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    Feelings, Nothing More Than Nothing

    I am feeling numb. It's hard to explain. I feel like every day when I wake up is like a dream. I take things for granted and I know I'm doing it. I don't care. I recently ended my "relationship" with my girlfriend because I felt like my feelings just shut off and I didn...
    kylecrs kylecrs 31-35 7 Responses Jan 17, 2009

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    Numb

    Numb,That's me,The way I feel,Looking back,2011,One hell of a year,Earthquakes,Hometown wrecked,Had to move on,Too scared to return,The familiar,All gone,I'm in a new town,Trying to move on,I wonder,Sometimes,How did I survive?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 13, 2011

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    Emotionless

    I don't feel numb in the depression kind of sense. Like nothing traumatic has happened to me and now I feel numb. It's just like I've forgotten how to be happy or sad. I hardly ever smile anymore, only to be polite, and I almost never cry anymore, whereas I used to be an...
    amysfc95 amysfc95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    Hollow

    I, like many other people in this group, have been feeling hollow, numb, or even emotionless. I feel like I have to put on a mask everyday, fake-smile to one of my friends, tell a joke to get a laugh and see if it has an effect, throw a fake-laugh at one of my friend's comments...
    howlerwolf howlerwolf 16-17 Apr 28, 2011

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    Hello.

    I have been feeling depressed and indifferent throughout most of the school year due to my excessive shyness and lost ability to conversate. I considered having some mental disorder (because that must explain it) but thought it was just my restrictions. Well, I acquired...
    SewingNudist SewingNudist 16-17, F May 21, 2009

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    Quadriplegic.

    my mama recently fell down the stairs & changed our world. quadriplegia is now her life. it consumes my entire family as it changes what we used to know to a different outcome. there's still hope that with rehab, she may regain her arm and/or leg function, but worst case scenario...
    gardenbeauty gardenbeauty 22-25, F Sep 5, 2011

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    i want to scream or shout get angry

    and maybe break something have a melt down and cry i want to feel scared upset i can't i am numb i feel nothing to the point where i am afraid i have became nothing i am in deep sh*t in every aspect of my life and i am not feeling the feelings normal people have in this...
    clownesta clownesta 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    The Sad Truth...

    Truth is, no matter how much I love a lot of my friends, no matter how much I tell them that, no matter how many hugs I give or the advice I share. There will always be a distance between them and myself. I will never let them get close enough to me. I will never be as receptive...
    Guinevere5290 Guinevere5290 18-21, F Mar 1, 2012

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    Feeling So Crazy.... Dont Know Whats Happening!

    I have been in a relationship with this man for almost 3 years now. we moved along really fast in our relationship, 5 months together and we were engaged, 10 months together and i got pregnant. before i became pregnant we moved in together and everything was fine. since i became...
    jdorsey2007 jdorsey2007 18-21 Nov 10, 2010

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    Fifteen Years Of Nothingness

      I've had a tough life, yet everyone thinks I'm the happiest most outgoing person there is. I laugh; I smile; I joke around, but I'm not happy. I've cut myself and resorted to drugs and alcohol. I've spiraled into depression, have OCD, am extremely introverted and paranoid...
    paperandpentoremember paperandpentoremember 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2011

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    Why Am I Feeling Numb?

    I have completely no idea what's going on with me right now. I have a fear of showing my emotions in public. It's something like "Doxophobia". I'm even afraid to cry when I heard the news that someone passed away. I was fine for a while. I let people go against me, when I'm a one...
    teeekilicious17 teeekilicious17 16-17, F Mar 27, 2011

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    Untitled

    the sun it rises and im still awake, it goes down again, i still can't sleep. i take sleeping pills, but i have grown tolerant to their effects. i drink, and this makes me feel good for a little while. and then I crash, the feelings, they drain out of me. i am an empty shell of...
    blondeone2013 blondeone2013 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    I feel numb, can't feel anything.

    . I feel like I'm filled up with all this anger, stress, sadness.. Emotions are crazy.. I used to cut, but can't anymore because I live in FL an I can't place them on my body to wear they won't be seen by somebody. I can't and don't want to talk to my dad because he just...
    advicegiver01 advicegiver01 16-17, F Jun 22

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    Choices

    I am feeling numb. Lately I have been walking through my life the past month like a robot. I used to cry but lately that has stopped. I no longer care to keep my house clean and just hope someone cleans up for me. It happens but theN i feel this guilt...
    lawchic32 lawchic32 31-35 3 Responses May 11, 2009

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    ....

    more often times than not i find my self in this position and i ask myslef will isnt this better than feeling pain...is it really? that question is just unanswerable. i guess i was sick of feeling pain. so now im stuck in nowhere land with no escape and no way out.
    deciphery deciphery 22-25 Sep 21, 2010

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    So everyone has their bad days,

    we'll the past two have been ****** for me, I don't know the cause or what exactly I am feeling other than confused, lost and numb. (Literally numb) I don't know whether I'm paranoid about the numbness or weather the numbness is from the paranoia, I just wish it would stop. I'm...
    spiritorchid9 spiritorchid9 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I Shut Myself From Feeling Anything To Keep Myself From Getting A Broken Heart And Of Course It Worked

    All I do now is surround myself with things that make me happy because the first time when my girlfriend rejected me for another I went home that day with overwhelming pain and I went to the kitchen and tried to end my life of course right when I had the knife on my wrist I didnt...
    angelus1988 angelus1988 22-25, M Jul 11, 2011

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    Should I watch weep-inducing Seeking A Friend

    for the End of the World to get me out of my funk or not risk the haunting bitter-sweetened heartache? It's such a good movie but it really opens the floodgates. Maybe that's what I need. Or should I go for a light, amusing rom-com (Wedding Crashers?) or a loopy laugh-riot? (I...
    MissAnthony MissAnthony 41-45, F Feb 27

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    Truly Numb

    I'm only 18 years of age and still I am numb I used to enjoy playing video games and now... well i feel nothing towards them... once i ate nothing for 2 days or so and even afterwards i wasn't hungry i just ate something because i didn't want my mother to get upset but afterwards...
    Error7 Error7 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    i am 16yrs old and iv been feeling numb

    for around 5-6yrs. in the recent years the hollowness/numbness has got worse, much worse. i dont really know how to explain it. Everyday i have to put on a fake face and act fine but im not, and i think my friends are noticing something is wrong with me. I have become more...
    apett apett 16-17, F Mar 2

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    There Are No Words...

    Words fail me as I try to descibe the way I am feeling. I feel this mass of empty throught out my entire being. All from a few little words that caused my world to come crashing down. A couple little words to mute all sound. Who knew words could cause such empty pain? Whatever it...
    PerfectRainbows PerfectRainbows 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    Your betrayal beating me down,

    down, into the ground.... Oh well
    Gardener1 Gardener1 22-25, M Mar 26

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    Nothing

    I miss waking up in the morning and being excited for no reason. I miss the jitters I got when I knew something good was going to happen. I miss being able to feel. I miss him.
    bluemoon3729 bluemoon3729 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    Darkening Anquish

    Feelings deep, never complete Crooked hearts, fallen thoughts Lonesome girl, wrongful scars Vindicated lips, ripped to the sewn Fearing all that's let on it's own Contradicting misconception Shadows crept within perception Lost between fingertips Weakness then comes to grips Hope...
    blondeone2013 blondeone2013 22-25, F Feb 24, 2013

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    Its Not A Feeling

    inside...on more occaions then id like, i do not "feel" a thing. there is nothing there and yes, it should be scary and upsetting but its not, its nothing. its not dark or light, or happy or mad...picture, crawling in yourself through your stomach and what do you see? do you see...
    SunkinLies SunkinLies 18-21, T 1 Response Dec 2, 2010

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    Blank

     I dont feel, I am just simply Blank, Empty. Sometimes i can feel, but right now i dont.
    coliom coliom 22-25, M 2 Responses May 19, 2009

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    Just Lost

    Nothing, no feelings, no pain, no happiness, just blank. I'm sitting here reading others stories, trying to forget my own issues and yet my mind and body are completely empty. I can honestly say that my limbs are so numb that they are heavy and my mind unfocused. Even my attempt...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2007

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    I hate being numb. it's a social barrier. I begin to numb my emotions when I was eleven, after emotional trauma, and at first it was a relief, and I felt strong. only a few months...
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    Toocrazy4u Toocrazy4u 18-21 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've turned numb towards love, affection & feelings. I don't react the way everyone would. There's this guy that i met right after my breakup. Though we've been working in the...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 1

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    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Nothing Feeling Nothing Feeling Confusion What do I want to be? Happy or sad? Medicated or not? Hopeless or hopeful? Why do I always have to be in the middle? Or am I in the...
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    It really sucks being with someone for so long, I know he knows me and what makes me upset but it's like he doesn't even care. It's so unfair the way I'm treated and maybe I'm just...
    LeslieMarie247 LeslieMarie247 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Numb-Linkin Park 🔥 I'm tired of being what you want me to be. Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface. Don't know what you're expecting of me. Put under the pressure of...
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    That feeling I get, when nothing affects me. Where nothing hurts me, nothing gets to me, that's the feeling I love. When nothing matters, when I feel somewhat happy. Even if it's...
    Santi0924 Santi0924 18-21, M Jul 18

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    I hate my feelings, so i numb them with prescribed Xanax <3
    GallowsBaby GallowsBaby 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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