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I have PTSD and I feel nothing

History of Question: In November (2007) my boyfriend of 5 years committed suicide with out warning.... he hung himself while I was in the shower and i found him. I was in a semi catatonic state for a couple days followed by intense grief and fear for many weeks, I tried to go back to work and couldn't so I went to a hospital which got me stabilized on medication and diagnosed me with PTSD, generalized anxiety, and major depression.

Question: I am a different person now and I am scared. I no longer have feelings. I have become promiscuous which is completely out of character for me prior to this trauma, i have ruined just about every relationship by my selfish and careless actions and I have no feelings about it. I no longer enjoy my job... and generally feel nothing. Why? I am confused and scared and want to know if this could be from the trauma and will pass or if this is who i am now.

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