Hi. Welcome. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with more than 20 years experience working with individuals and families on a variety of issues.
I am so glad you have decided to reach out here.
Tell me about these stressful events and if that coincides with you feeling as you have been.
I had breakup with my bf last year and I was so over him but then I found out that he got married this April. I don't know why but I felt broken by that news
because it is sad to hear that.....the pressure comes from you thinking you shouldnt be sad about that.
I guess so...as I started obsessing about him when I knew I shouldnt
even if we felt over him that knowledge of his marriage can kick up a lot of your own fears, worries anxieites about wanting marriage, etc
I think the numbness you feel is sadness....
and depression and it is not uncommon after dealing with some stressful events especially ones that bring up some personal emotions and desires.
I don't know....I would say I don't even feel anything when I think about him now...it's just this not feeling that is bothering me
I think the not feeling is the depression...lack of desire to do things, difficulty speaking, going through the motions....
I know you are concerned about medication but we aren't even there yet in terms of whether you would need that. I would start with some individual counseling so you can have a place to get to these feelings that are buried behind the numbness
where in Canada are you located?
surrey, I actually flew back yestrday, i was in india for nine months working as a house physician there, i am a trained medical doctor actually
congratulations...that is some fantastic work.
so if you had a patient that was numb you would want them to have a place all their own to get to the underlying issues, right?
maybe that makes it actually worse coz i've been going over all these psych books...
wondering if this is depression , ocd, even schizophrenia...i dunno...that scares me
remember when you went to medical school and you believed you had most of the diseases?
Try not to go down that route.
lets get you into some counseling so it can all be figured out.
surrey in toronto?
ok let me do some looking
Maybe you have your own contacts but just in case here is a link to do a search locally. http://counsellingbc.com/directory.html
Since i am in the US I am less familiar with therapists in your area.
thanks...i will look into that
but I think most important here is that you are reaching out and you deserve to be heard and it will get figured out.
thanks for your help CoachJenK, I will consider counselling...hope it helps