You have to look after your self and I suggest the best way to start the process is by going to a trusted GP. He or she should be able to consider a couple of angles in regard to how you're feeling:
- They'll most likely recommend blood tests to check iron, B12 etc etc. Take it from someone who manages a B12 deficiency; it can really knock you around if levels are low (fatigue, mental fogginess, lack of motivation and so on). You don't want a physical issue, which can be easily fixed, leading you to feel frustrated and down on your self
- I imagine they'll consider the mental health side of things and address the issue as to whether you're best going down the path of professional guidance/help
At the end of the day, you have to trust your instincts. If something doesn't feel quite right, you are the best judge of your own body. Don't wait 'til things get super tough - you deserve better than that.
By the way, my daughter will be starting year 11 also and I'll be encouraging her to explore a better diet, sleep patterns, as well as more exercise opportunities. Because we're super complex creatures, I'm big on the body/mind/spirit thing. I find that balance and good health in all 3 areas makes a big difference to our overall well-being. If one aspect is out of balance it has the potential to throw the other 2 out, especially where energy is concerned.
Take care FullCreamMilk