Do you ever feel like something doesn't feel right?

Perth, Australia
January 15, 2016 7:15am CST
Sometimes, and a lot lately for some reason I feel like I have this emptiness in the pit of my stomach. Like I've lost something or missing something. I used to get this almost every day a few years ago and it was becoming less and less nowadays but for over a week it has been constant. I haven't really spoken about it to anyone. I know I can but just haven't. Hiding things is usually what I do best anyway. I don't really know the point of me starting this discussion. Maybe just hoping to hear from people who know what I am talking about. This isn't an attention seeking post. More times than not I hide the negative feelings I feel but this time, I don't know, wanted to share. Which makes me feel a bit uncomfortable sharing but I just don't feel 100% and I don't know why. Yes I have things on my mind but I didn't think it could cause me to feel like this. I really don't know.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jan 16
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Dani I think we all have that feel ing at times and sometimes its l ike is that all there is . we want to be lovd and l iked, we need people, we need to feel appreciated and we want to accomplish things.we then loo k at ourselv es and are too harsh, too hard on o urselves. think positive then act that way
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• Perth, Australia
17 Jan 16
Very true and very well said. I agree with you. Sometimes the thinking positive thing is a little bit of a challenge sometimes but I do try and you're right, it sure can have a nice positive impact. But sometimes it can also be a very hard feeling to shake off. Thank you for your response. I like the picture you have there too. Pretty. :)
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@patgalca (14258)
• Orangeville, Ontario
19 Jan 16
@VivaLaDani13 I find it really hard to activate positive thinking. When I heard my sister refer to my mother being a negative thinker and that it was in her nature, I couldn't help but wonder if it is in MY nature as well and that I inherited it from my mother.
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• Perth, Australia
20 Jan 16
@patgalca I never even thought being a negative thinker could be in someone's nature. I just thought it was from too much negativity happening in someone's life. Could it really have been passed down to you or could it have been because she would often share her negative thoughts with you? Like especially if you were at a young age. Just a thought because children are very impressionable and like to copy. I'm not sure. I wouldn't know but just curious what you think.
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@marlina (71270)
• Canada
15 Jan 16
I go through this once in a while, and find it very uncomfortable. But it goes away.
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• Perth, Australia
17 Jan 16
If you don't mind me asking, do you do anything in particular to try and shake it off? I mean I try a lot of things but I haven't found a quick fix. The feeling just tends to leave whenever it wants. Could last for a few minutes to a few hours and some times days.
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@patgalca (14258)
• Orangeville, Ontario
17 Jan 16
@VivaLaDani13 Exercise produce "happy" hormones. Perhaps going out for a walk would help. I know when I exercise I feel better. Even on anti-depressants, I still get depressed at times.
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• Perth, Australia
19 Jan 16
@patgalca That is a good idea. Funny I just read this now because I was literally just thinking about doing some exercise because I haven't really done much lately and my body is starting to feel stiff and lazy.
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@sugartoes (39276)
• Greencastle, Indiana
15 Jan 16
sugs I know the feeling oh too well, as I have them sometimes, but don't fear help is here the emptiness can be for any amount of reasons, so you just need to relax & take it easy & think happy thoughts. when god wants you to know about it he will reveal it to you when he's ready.
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• Perth, Australia
10 Apr 17
@sugartoes Thank you.
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@sugartoes (39276)
• Greencastle, Indiana
10 Apr 17
@VivaLaDani13 you welcome
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@Orson_Kart (4311)
• United Kingdom
17 Jan 16
Sounds like anxiety to me. I hope you are feeling better today. x
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• Perth, Australia
17 Jan 16
Maybe. Not sure. I know I have depression but uncertain about the anxiety thing. But may look into anyway. Thank you for answering. :) And yeah. I'm ok today.
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• United Kingdom
17 Jan 16
@VivaLaDani13 Glad you're ok today. It would be great if we all felt great all the time, but it's not like that. Make sure you always have something to look forward to. Even it just a little thing. I think I could be happy all the time, if I wasn't such a miserable sod.
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• Perth, Australia
19 Jan 16
@Orson_Kart lol awww yeah well all jokes aside, I do wish for you do feel great all the time. I wish we all could. Some days I'm fine and other days I'm not. But the majority of the time I just don't feel 100%. And I hate when I talk about it because there have been people I've spoken to who say "Well just be happy." ppffft well I'm cured now! Why didn't I think of that sooner!
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• United States
2 Feb 16
some people are born this way and just have to accept who they are period and their sicknesses we all have them and we all bare them some more then others. You have to find your happy place your happy thing that keeps you alive and stick to it. The people who dont have the sickness would not understand what you are going thru at all they could try to understand but they wont get it they will tell you that your being negative but that is just a part of you and who you are your not being negative at all that is just who you are dont ever let anyone tell you that you are negative or undermine who you are as a person or bring you down as a person.
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@patgalca (14258)
• Orangeville, Ontario
3 Feb 16
@hellopeeps My mother always told me, when growing up, that I was too sensitive. It has taken me 50 years to realize that sensitivity is a good thing. It may not have been a good thing in my household but it is a good thing in a human being. Now the question is, are being sensitive and being negative connected?
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• Perth, Australia
4 Feb 16
@hellopeeps Thank you for that. You're right. I've meet a good amount of people who say they understand when they really don't. Even one of my good friends says she understands but she doesn't. She says that she gets depressed but there's always a reason for that and it isn't very often so I keep telling her that there is a difference between being depressed and having depression. Everyone gets depressed once in awhile for a reason but having depression seems like you get depressed and have no idea why. Just hits you for no reason. Even when you've been happy like one minute before. I will take your advice about trying to think of a happy place or I even thought about trying to surround myself with things that makes me happy. Sounds easy right now cause I feel fine but who knows how I can deal with it all when depression hits again.
• United States
4 Feb 16
@VivaLaDani13 I like to take showers that helps me alot
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@1creekgirl (9896)
• United States
15 Jan 16
I wonder if it's an emotional issue or a physical issue. Sometimes they're related. But hope you'like feel better soon .
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• Perth, Australia
17 Jan 16
I'm not too sure to be honest. Very hard to work out sometimes what is going on in my brain to make me feel this way. Thank you very much!
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@patgalca (14258)
• Orangeville, Ontario
17 Jan 16
I often have a feeling of dread, which may not be the same thing. It's like I think something bad is going to happen. I think it is a form of anxiety. I remember as a teenager my parents had some people over for brunch and she found me sitting by myself on the basement stairs. She asked me what was wrong and I said, "I don't know." I honestly didn't know. I just know I felt like crying. Maybe that's a part of puberty. I don't know. I can't remember how old I was and whether it was connected to mono. I don't think so because I had that when I was 17 and I was younger than that then. You could be experiencing anxiety or depression. Sometimes we're feeling down and we just don't know why. You mention in a comment that "what is going on in my brain to make me feel this way". It could be a chemical imbalance causing depression. You should probably see a doctor.
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• Perth, Australia
31 Jan 16
@patgalca That's pretty crappy that counselling isn't available where you are. :/ I just assumed it was everywhere. I have been one on type of medication. It wasn't doing anything so the dosage went up and then it appeared to have made me a bit agro. At least I think it did. I wasn't exactly in a great position during that time so maybe I was going to be agro regardless but either way, I didn't feel like it was working. How do doctors even tell that it's a chemical imbalance in the brain? I just got told that that's what was going on but I don't know why my doctor /s thought that.
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• Perth, Australia
3 Feb 16
@patgalca That is really sad but I am glad things were improving when her coming off of them. I don't really know what to say. Like, I don't know exactly what is going on with you and I am not going to invade your privacy but I just want to say sorry. I don't know if it was just me but reading that made me feel some tension. Although, I do understand that we are discussing depression right now but I don't know how to explain it. I'm sorry if you feel stuck or with whatever is happening. I really wish I had something to suggest to you to help out. I know we don't really know each other but I can already tell that you seem like a nice person and you really don't deserve to feel that way. It's a real sucky feeling.
@sharon6345 (118408)
• United States
16 Jan 16
I got that a while back and my life exploded. I hope I never get that feeling again.
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• Perth, Australia
17 Jan 16
I hope you don't get that either! Very sorry things went down hill for awhile!
@sharon6345 (118408)
• United States
17 Jan 16
@VivaLaDani13 If I do I am gone so just wish me luck next time. lol.
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• Perth, Australia
17 Jan 16
@sharon6345 I am wishing you ALL the luck!
@DanciaKS (191)
15 Jan 16
Also, eating right is important. It could be chemicals in your brain.
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@DanciaKS (191)
15 Jan 16
http://www.psych2go.net/ways-to-deal-with-depression/
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• Perth, Australia
17 Jan 16
@DanciaKS Hey thanks very much for that! I've saved the link so I can give it a read later. Thank you!
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@DanciaKS (191)
18 Jan 16
@VivaLaDani13 awesome, I hope it helps!
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@just4him (109886)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jan 16
I've felt that way many times, you're not alone.
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• Perth, Australia
17 Jan 16
Sorry you get that annoying feeling often! At the same time I'm glad I don't feel alone.
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@just4him (109886)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jan 16
@VivaLaDani13 Nobody likes to feel they're alone.
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@DanciaKS (191)
15 Jan 16
Yes, I often feel this way sadly. I felt that way for years and only now am I starting to get over it. Hang tight and try to find a reason to be hapoy each day.
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• Perth, Australia
17 Jan 16
I'm very glad you are starting to feel better nowadays. That is seriously great!
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@DanciaKS (191)
18 Jan 16
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• Philippines
15 Jun 16
I do feel that way sometimes... I don't even know what it is.
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• Perth, Australia
15 Jun 16
@rachz_kisses I am sorry you feel that way sometimes. Really not a fun thing to go through!
@TRBRocks420 (73795)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Jan 16
Aw I hope you feel better soon and, yeah, I have felt like that before too, but just think about good things and, don't worry be happy hakuna matada
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• Perth, Australia
17 Jan 16
haha thank you!
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