Holy crap. I’ve been feeling the same way and I can’t explain it. It kinda feels like a different ‘losing it’ feeling from what I normally get. It’s more subtle, yet OBVIOUSLY there and feels very uncomfortable. Even the flatenned part, I can move and contort my face, but my automatic facial expressions are just gone; much worse than normal.
I’ve been on edge for the past week or so, getting worse every day. A kind of unknown anxiety has been eating at me, making me nauseated. I went to the movies last night with my wife and stupidly forgot my lorazepam and almost threw up in the theater from the nausea. The dumb thing is, it took me until today to realize the nausea is probably from anxiety. The same problem I had when I was working, at the time the nausea was unexplained because my anxiety didn’t really feel different.
The part that scared me this morning was when I realized that this is EXACTLY how I felt before I lost my job and then my family did the “We’re worried about you and we want you to make an appointment with a doctor.”… right before I got DXed.
I also read on a website that people with SZ have a common occurrence of nausea (over 40%). In fact we are more prone to nausea than depression or anything else. Makes me wonder if they should add nausea to the symptom list.