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Blank minders - how to you cope?

2984 Views 6 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  Dragoon909
Hi there,

I've been struggling a lot with blank mind lately. In the beginning of my DP (earlier this year) I still had the cognitive ability to reflect and have an inner dialogue about the symtoms. Despite of my symtoms I felt a sense of purpose, since I had a meta-state where I was able to connect the dots and obtain knowledge that I felt would support my recovery. Things made sense, and I could easily challenge irrational thoughts with a kind and educated inner voice.

Even though I've had a positive approach to this, stayed away from drugs and made serious efforts to recovery - I'm experiencing my consciousness "shrink" more and more. I no longer feel I have the tools as I previously had and things are becoming more flat.

I have a hard time grasping even the most simple concepts or problem solving. I no longer have the meta-state where I'm able to analyse and reflect on my symtoms. When I start a sentence I barely have an idea of how to end it, and I kind of make it up as I go. And if I ever have an idea, my short term memory is so compromised that I'll probably forget about it while pronouncing the sentence, haha. I have a harder time explaining my symtoms to doctors, and I kind of just read old notes with lists of symtoms I've found in my phone.

The upside is that I never experience negative ruminating, catastrophising or intrusive thoughts. I very rarely experience anxiety. The downside is, well, I am pretty much vegatable (that still is able to write essays about her symtoms. Oh what a preciously complex and irrational state this is)

Do you guys know why my symtoms get worse even though I've tried to have a positive and productive approach?

Or anyone that went through this phase before?

Lots of love
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Kinda the same phase right now, but not as bad. Gets better after a while.
I was so blank that I was unable to decide the littlest things, like what to wear to work or how to end an email.

Try to keep yourself busy or get your body moving. When I force myself to be active, feel like it jumpstarts my brain.

All I want is my emotions back. I can think logically and my ability to work is moderately functional, I'm just robot like 24/7
I don’t have any advice but I lost myself badly earlier and I worried what I would do because I was so scared :( does anyone else ever feel the same?
Hello guys, has anyone tried any natural remedies for this condition? I mean "blank mind", lack of cognitive function, no emotions. Like water fasting or herbal supplements?
I have never seen anyone explain how I feel as precise as you just did. Im currently in this exact state of mind. How are you doing now? Is it better now that time has passed?
The irrational thoughts suck: it's almost as if mine make me feel delusional.
I can think up some pretty weird things about, especially my environment.

Just curious, what irrational thoughts do you have?

We'll see if they correspond.
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