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Topic: I feel like I’m going crazy

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  1. TheJman
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    5 February 2019
    I am 16 years old and recently I have been feeling like I’m going mad. I feel tired a lot of the time, at night I can’t sleep I seem to be blacking out for short periods of time, everything seems a bit unreal and hazy. Can anyone please tell me what this is and a solution for it
  2. therising
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    6 February 2019 in reply to TheJman

    Hi TheJman

    If there are no obvious reasons for your insomnia, I believe it's important that you or a parent makes a doctor's appointment. Sleep deprivation can really mess with us in multiple ways (mentally and physically) and it's worth getting to the bottom of what is causing the sleep issues, sooner rather than later. 'Microsleep' may explain the blackouts but it's best to get this checked out by a health professional and not just assume the blackouts are sleep related.

    Take care TheJman and make that appointment as soon as possible

  3. Croix
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    7 February 2019 in reply to TheJman

    Dear TheJman~

    I'd like to join Therising in welcoming you here to the Forum.

    Lack of sleep is both a result of something, and also the cause of a lot of effects. Without good sleep feeling tired all the time is only natural, and if it goes on for to long then deprivation will case lapses in attention and clear thought.

    It is however normally due to something. There are obvious causes like the bedroom being in a very noisy environment, or sharing with others who remain active, however if one discounts these then one needs to look further -as Therising has suggested.

    It is not a normal thing, and the causes can be medical or psychological. I'm no doctor and am not qualified to even guess, then again neither are you. So getting a professional opinion is the only sensible way to go.

    It may well be you have matters weighing on your mind, or are going though hassles in your life or have breathing difficulties when asleep. In any event setting everything out to your doctor is really the only way to go.

    Can I assure you that you are not going mad no matter how you feel. Even the act of coming here and clearly setting out your problems shows a great degree of common sense and willingness to deal with problems.

    May I ask if you can talk this over with your family and get them to arrange a GP's examination? If this is not an option then you can at your age arrange an appointment yourself, or seek advice from a person at school, maybe a teacher or councilor. Alternatively you can contact an organization such as the Kids Help Line (1800 55 1800) who are very understanding and used to such problems.

    Please let us know how you get on

    Croix