I have this funky feeling (it comes and goes) and am not sure what it is. I'm almost afraid of myself. I'm bored and have this uneasiness with free unscheduled time. I almost feel disconnected from myself (like I lost myself and I feel scared). I'm an adult in my early 50's. I am on 40 mg of prozac for 3 weeks now. Has anyone felt this way? Is this depression? Years ago when I went away to college for the first time I dropped out mid semester, the first semester, for the same type of feeling. I resumed college when I returned home and felt much better. I liked coming home to my own bed, room, house, etc. I could be myself, get a break from school and go back the next day. Is there anything wrong with feeling this way about college? I'm terrified of this very "funky" type of feeling and it makes me feel very alone. I went to drop my niece off at college 2-3 days before the new semester and felt very anxious/depressed at the thought of her having all this free time as her roommates can back from break. What would they do for several hours before they go out to dinner that night? etc. I tried to put myself in her position. Independent of the college thing, I have this funky feeling and it scares me to be alone when I feel this way. Can anyone relate to a similar feeling?
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replied February 19th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These symptoms are consistent with mild depression. Continue same medications in same dosages and have regular followup. I would suggest you to have mind relaxation excercises like yoga and meditation.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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