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#1 ivleo

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 05:18 PM

Hello everyone.
I've recently started taking a SSRI for my depression. I no longer feel extemely depressed, but at the same time, I feel like I don't exist. My own existence freaks me out. It's like I'm doing things in autopilot, there's no more "me". I'm also scared because I've realized that there is no objective component to my existence. It could be a hallucination, a dream, stuff like that.
Everything I experience is from my point of view.
But now, I can't even prove that. My very own existence. Everything feels distant, I feel like I've lost that last spark that kept me going. Does anyone else question their own existence/feel like they aren't truly existing? How do you deal with not being able to prove that you exist objectively?

#2 PerfectFifth

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 12:37 AM

You've made this same thread countless times. It's clearly not helping or productive as the loop keeps going. I could reply to this one as well, but I don't see the point as it's all been done before with you at great length, more than once. 

 

https://www.dpselfhe...ntial-thoughts/

https://www.dpselfhe...and-depression/

https://www.dpselfhe...-own-existence/

https://www.dpselfhe...-solipsism-ocd/

https://www.dpselfhe...ucinating-this/

https://www.dpselfhe...8-i-dont-exist/

https://www.dpselfhe...-non-existence/

 

And that's just a few of them!

 

Do you see how futile this is? You're literally repeating the same process over and over. You should try to find another way to cope with this because this doesn't help you. 



#3 ivleo

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 05:15 AM

Yeah, it's getting out of hand :/ maybe it's just a compulsion

#4 Where

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 10:45 AM

I've felt like I didn't exist before. Many people here have. It's a strange feeling. I just went on with my life and the feeling subsided. I don't consider the feeling connected to metaphysical questions. Most people with depersonalization don't get stuck on metaphysical questions for long, but they seem to get stuck saying to themselves, "I don't want to feel this way." Our circumstances are our circumstances. Maybe we can change them for the better, or maybe they'll change on their own, but it is what it is.




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