Katie Asked: I’m tired all the time for no reason?
I'm a 17 year old female and I feel like I'm more tired than I should be on a daily basis. I am 5 foot 3 and only weigh 94lbs. I'm perfectly healthy and don't have an eating disorder I've always been super skinny. Granted I don't eat all that often but I don't feel hungry. Also sometimes when I'm hungry I'll look for something to eat but won't see anything I like so I'll bypass my hunger and just not eat. I sleep usually from 6 to 10 hours every night but during the day I'll feel really tired and will even sleep another 2 or 3 hours and still feel tired afterwards. I don't take vitamins although I know I should be. Also I don't eat red meat Because I don't like it. Could anybody give me any kind of insight as to why I'm so tired or what I could do to fix it? Thank you so much.
Katie Asked: why do i keep forgetting things?
I have been forgetting really obvious things like the password for my phone which I have used for a year and only remembered it after about five times of trying,I have forgottten many conversation s with my friends and my cat died last week and I completely forgot yesterday and was going to go find it, sometimes I get mixed up with things in my head and get frusterated because when I say something it usually isn't what I mean,I'm 13 I have depression,insomnia and social anxiety,are they the reason why I'm like this? I'm not on meds,thanks for answerea
Katie Asked: Good allergy medications? HELP?
Okay I am 16 with bad allergies and I have been on Claritin since 3rd grade. I've heard you can build resistance to it over time. My allergy doctor tried to switch me to Claritin D, but it caused me to have insomnia and I didn't sleep for days. I even tried Allegra and it caused me to have numerous panic attacks and made me nervous and shakey, which is one of the side effects. I haven't tried Zyrtec, but honestly I'm horrified to even try it. Has anyone heard anything good about Zyrtec? Anybody else know of a different allergy med? I think Ive gained tolerance to Claritin because I still have extreme allergy problems, and I'm even on allergy shots! (the shots do help some though) my allergies are mainly grass, hay, trees, pollen, pet dander, dust, and mold. I'm really getting sick of getting sinus infections. Any ideas?
Katie Asked: Would you say my childhood was bad/did it effect me?
So I'll start here. I was born to a mother and a father, Kevin and karen. They weren't married yet, but they were planning to be. After about six months, my dad tried to kill my grandpa and when the police showed up he tried to shoot him. He was sent to jail where they found out he had schitzoaffective disorder. He refused meds for years but finally took them. He was in jail from 1998-2012.
While all this was happening, my mom an I moved to new york with her mom. She met a new man and fell in love. They dated for four years.
While they were dating, at age six, I would hear and see a man outside my door. I would see things all times of the day and hear screaming. I told people I saw ghosts but they laughed it off.
Soon my mom got married to the man. We moved to a different school and all was well until the kids started bullying me.
They called me fat, ugly, gross and weird. It hurt a lot and I started to believe them.
I stopped eating and in seventh grade I was sixty pounds. I started fighting with my step dad about falling school grades and he would kick me out of the house and I'd sleep on the lawn.
I started therapy at age twelve. It went great and I met a boy who called me pretty and loved me very much. But about a year into the relationship, he started calling me names and yelling and fighting with me a lot. One day he forced me to have anal sex with him and I was crying but couldn't scream because my mom was upstairs.
When me and the boy broke up, I became extremely depressed. He moved on in a week and his new girlfriend, one of the bullies, always told me I wa ugly and no one liked me and I should leave school. One night I got so depressed I tried to kill myself. I told my therapist and she sent me to a psychiatric hospital. I stayed for a month and got out for one day and went on facebook and got all these comments on my pictures how I was a crazy whore and how I was so ugly and how I should kill myself from a fake profile. I stood up for myself but it just got worse and I tried to kill myself again. I got sent to the same hospital for over a month.
I was out for about two months and then I started cutting for no reason and taking laxatives to lose weight. I went back to the hospital but haven't been back since February. I'm fifteen now. I have diagnoses of bipolar 1 mixed with psychotic effects and OCD. I have been on 9 different medicines.
My mom told me yesterday while I was in the psychiatric hospital the last time my steP dad cheated on her while I was in there, so they're divorcing.
Would you say this is considered traumAtic and effected me with mental health?
Thanks for reading and answers Are greatly appreciated.
Katie Asked: My cousin stole from me?
She stayed at our house this week and she has been strangely mean to my whole family, except my other cousins. She made me sleep on the floor even though i have insomnia. She has no sympathy.When I made a facebook and twitter account for the first time this week to stay in contact with all of my relatives, she blocked me and made lots of mean posts about me that I read on my sisters phone. Yesterday I let her borrow my clothes since i thought i could trust her. She took them home in her suitcase today and i forgot to ask her. My phone charger and my ipod are also missing. I want my stuff back, i was crying so much earlier because i just don't understand why she hates me so much, all i did was be nice to her the whole time. My parents know she did this to and told my grandparents who is staying with her at her house tonight to look for my stuff. i know she is going to hide it or deny having it, like she did when my dad confronted her. I'm so mad, she took lots of my valuable stuff and she lives very far away. My other cousins think shes so sweet and happy, that's what kills me. She is really poor even though her dad (my uncle,he doesn't live with her) spoils her. She lives with her mom's parents (unrelated to me).Her mom is a wacjob and they are on food stamps so i'll probably never see my stuff again. I'm so upset because that stuff was all my christmas presents from my parents, and now i can't use my phone either. WHat should i do!!!?????
Katie Asked: various symtoms: what could it mean? is this depression?
I am experiencing some strange mental/physical symtoms that occurred rather abruptly within the last two weeks and I don't know what to make of it.
I have had EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified) for the past 4 years now, and it tends to drastically worsen in the summer. I lose about 20 pounds every summer, and about a net worth of 0-10 the rest of the year. Meaning every year, I'm around 30 pounds less. Although I am currently no longer in school, I am in an internship that is a requirement for passing my grade, and my eating habits are worsening. I am working with genetics research relating to anorexia. I find that throughout the day I become more tired and mentally strained. It's not just the lack of food, because I am still eating, just less than normal (I've functioned under a lower weight and with consuming less food). I start to zone out on my readings, I will read a paragraph and only retain a few words. I tend to feel randomly dizzy and rather heated throughout the day and become fidgety. I've never had problems focusing, I am a 4.5 gpa honors student that has always been diligent. I now feel disconnected and detached from reality. When I try to go home and relax by watching a movie, I zone out and can't focus on even disney movie plots. I don't know what's happening. As the day progresses eating is much harder and my throat starts to physically close. Eventually, every night, without fail, I have either some form of panic attack or breakdown. I cry and suddenly worry about everything: where will I go to college? what if I'm not successful and my hard work goes to nothing? Am I going crazy? is everyone out to get me? It's getting progressively worse, I'm starting to isolate myself from social interactions, using all of my free time sleeping because I'm so drained.
I have thought perhaps this is depression, but I have no thoughts of suicide nor am I very sad…
Any input would be beneficial.. thank you
Katie Asked: How can I make my skin look more alive?
I have really pale skin, and on top of it I have a yellow-ish tint. I can usually cover it up with foundation, but once I get back home I feel like all of my make up has worn off. I'd rather have natural skin anyways and not cake myself with make-up, but I look so dead without any make up. Also, I have insomnia so I always have dark circles under my eyes. Is there any natural way to make my skin look more alive and healthy?
Katie Asked: What is going on with my dad’s heart?
Background: So my dad's been smoking for 30-something years. He's got COPD, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. He's known for years that he should quit smoking, but has never stuck with it.
What's happening now: Four or so days ago, he was outside having a cigarette and he felt like he couldn't catch his breath and like his heart was racing. The next few days, he said that his heart felt like it was beating irregularly sometimes. He went for a very, very short walk 2 days ago and needed an inhaler to catch his breath and his heart stayed racing for around 10 minutes. He said he hasn't been feeling chest pains, just racing / irregular beating. However, yesterday he said his left arm was feeling "weird," not exactly pain, just "weird." Today, his left hand has been going numb off and on.
Does anyone have a clue what's happening?
I'd like to note that we ARE pushing him to see a doctor, and we will not brush this off as nothing.
In the mean time, I'd like to see what some of you might think?
Katie Asked: its almost 4 have to get up at 7 30,should i bother going to sleep?
I have severe insomnia and it'll take me about a hour or so to get to sleep I've been going to bed at 5 in the morning and I can't do anything about it its ruining me,plz help
Katie Asked: do i have bi polar dissorder?
I have depression and anxiety and suffer severe insomnia, I'm always happy but one little stupid thing sends me into an angry/depressed mood and it lasts a lot longer,I self harm as well if that helps but only when I'm in the angry /emotional state,and cry a lot sometimes randomly or sometimes because of my mum dying of cancer and what life would be lie with her here,my cousin said I was bi polar once and ever since I've been curious if I do,if so what can I do about it,for example the othetday I was crying badly and then I listened to one song and I was laughing..