Lately my empathy has been getting stronger, when I'm around people I can feel their emotions even when I'm not trying or when I don't want to.
For example my family went to one of the many ANZAC day services and the whole time all I could feel was everyone's emotions and there was around 150 people there and it was all coming in at once, the worst was from the WW1 veterans, it wasn't just sadness they were feeling for their fallen friends they were remembering some of the events that had happened to them, from them there was so much fear. I didn't know what to do!
Now when I get near people this almost a wave of emotion hits me it can be very unnerving at times, feeling anger, depression, fear etc when part of my brain is telling me that there's no reason to feel this yet I can feel these all the time it just doesn't stop.
It even happens over distance too, there are a few people that I seem to have a strong connection with and I can feel what's happening to them no matter where they are and with them its not just emotion I feel when their sick or get hurt I know and many times if their sick I also feel the symptoms of it.
Its just getting a little bit out of control if there's anyone that can suggest a way for me to tone it down that would be greatly appreciated, I welcome comments or help of any kind.