I know I seem like a normal person but I have absolutley no emotion and its hard to smile. I enjoy the finer things in life Im not sure what to talk about. I need a good cry but havent in forever. Maybe Im just dead, I dont know. I thought I was dead before and i was proved wrong. Thanks for reading my dumb rant
When you’re in constant stress from chronic brain inflammation, it’s hard to have normal emotions.
I remember during the worst of it I was just angry all the time. Nothing but some degree of anger, towards everything.
Nowadays I can feel pleasure about things. Genuine enjoyment.
That’s normal for us.
Im very happy you can feel pleasure, I wish I could
True that to the max
I feel like I’m made of plastic and my emotions has been diluted to the point of numbness and I can’t cry or even feel human anymore …
I remember when crying was a thing lol
Its due to lack of neurotransmitters in certain parts of the brain.
Our medicine affects the dopamine chemical in our brain. That’s where a lot of pleasure feeling comes from. So it’s basically blocking those senses. I always say I feel like part of my brain is missing.
I laugh more now than I did when I was first medicated. But my parents are also funny people.
I don’t know if its the meds or the disease, I think its both. I have no emotions too. Just anger, no pleasure, no sadness, no laughing, no happiness, etc
Same here. No emotions even towards my daughter. Feels like someone has wiped this part of the brain. Recently I finally felt anxiety. I was about to make breakfast (first time in three months, cuz I’m in a hospital now) and I felt anxious and a bit mad. I felt it right in my throat. As if it’s burning. I was so freaking glad I finally felt something. Wish I could feel more, no matter of it’s a good or a bad emotion.
The only time I can feel some pleasure is basically when I’m manic, otherwise I’m just going through the motions.
I think that these APs were also designed to tamper down our emotions.