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Topic: I don't know what to think

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  1. Mads_
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    4 posts
    2 August 2019

    Hi,

    I have no idea what's going on with me. Ive become disinterested in everything. school used to be so enjoyable, and now I cant stand it, yet I also cant stand going home. there's nothing going on at home, I have the best parents ever, but I just hate the idea of having to speak to them. My grades and concentration is slipping and Im getting sick and run down a lot, but I cant miss any school or ill fall behind. Im getting so worn out because one minute I feel happy and fine, and the next I feel really down, and cant focus. I've been eating so much to the point that feel uncomfortable, but I cant seem to stop it no matter how hard I try. My friend just went into hospital for anorexia, and I'm trying to make her feel better as well. I just feel as though I need to make everyone around me happy and care for them, but I cant even be happy or take care of myself.

    Does anyone know why I might be feeling like this? any personal experience that I may be able to relate to?

    Thanks.

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  2. therising
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    2 August 2019 in reply to Mads_

    Hi Mads_

    Sorry to hear you're going through a tough time. Such a time can definitely lead us to question our self in a number of ways. As long as the questioning is constructive, as opposed to destructive, we have the chance to learn more about our self as we progress through life.

    One very important question comes to mind, to get the ball rolling, 'Am I dealing with a physical issue or more of a psychological one?' Of course, whether the core issue involves our body or our mind sometimes one can impact the other, leaving us in an overall state of unwellness.

    The list you provide, that involves some of the challenges you face: Disinterested in everything, not wanting to interact with others, concentration is slipping, getting sick and run down a lot, mood swings, issues with concentration, eating a lot. On a few occasions, I've experienced similar feelings myself but for very different reasons. 1) Within depression, 2) with sleep apnea and 3) with a vitamin B12 deficiency. The eating aspect didn't apply to the B12 issue but it did when it came to the depression and sleep apnea. By the way, the overeating with apnea is not unusual as it's to do with the body craving energy from anything you can get your hands on, especially sugary stuff. Our body is an amazing thing, the way it tries to compensate!

    Seeing you refer to your parents as being the best ever (you're very lucky indeed), consider talking to them about how you're feeling. Mention to your mum, for example, how you feel run down and unwell and how you might benefit from going to the doctor to get some blood tests done. GPs will generally run tests before or whilst addressing the possibility of mental health related issues.

    It sounds like you're definitely struggling, so it's important you don't face this alone. As a mum, I'd much prefer my son and daughter to seek my help and support rather than face such a challenge on their own.

    Take care Mads and start that much needed investigation :)

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