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Why have my emotions become so numb?

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Published At April 19, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 13, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am feeling emotionless and completely numb. I feel like everything is a blur. Even with things, I should be happy about, I still feel nothing. This is affecting my relationship and I am not sure how to start feeling again. Every day it feels like I am drunk or not awake. I am so tired and exhausted all the time.

Please help me.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

  1. You may have a major depressive disorder or chronic stress. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you.
  2. You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes like at least going for a walk.
  3. You should do meditation for 20 minutes daily, just sit in one place in a comfortable position and try to concentrate on your normal breathing, do not stop or force yourself to stop your thoughts, just let it be. It will help you to deal with your emotion.
  4. You should eat healthy home-cooked foods, and avoid junk foods. You must drink enough water.
  5. You should spend quality time with friends and family daily.
  6. You should spend time on creative hobbies like reading good books, writing journals, painting, drawing, and learning new skills or language or musical instruments.
  7. You should take enough seven to eight hours of sleep daily. You must avoid tobacco or alcohol or any substance abuse. Live your life, do not just spend it. Be bold and confident.

If you still have symptoms that persist after following the advice for four to six weeks, then you need to start medications for a short duration.

You must do the following blood reports and follow up with them.

  1. CBC (complete blood count).
  2. Thyroid profile.
  3. Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi
Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi


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