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Problems with self harm?

Asked: Problems with self harm?

Alright well first off I'm fourteen. I have had problems as a child such as, my dad left (mom got married when I was 4 to my dad now), I didn't talk to no one outside close family from age 4-8, and many little problems. Growing up, I was mainly happy but sometimes it was hard and for some reason I'd always get let down easily. Last year the day of my 13th birthday I found out my best friend smokes and stuff and at that point I didn't care if I was alive. I wouldn't kill myself, but if a murderer came at me, I wouldn't fight them off. My thirteenth year was horrible, all with thoughts of my biological father and my friend and I remember things I didn't remember as a kid that scares me and my mom doesn't care about me. She loves me and takes care of me but not about important stuff such as realizing how depressed I am. (Plus i had this on and off boyfriend since december 2011 that adds to my stress but we are through now) i recently found out i might have bipolar 2 disorder also. 5 months before my 14th birthday, I started cutting and have held my hand over a flam 3 times. I tried stopping countless times before it got bad knowing I shouldn't hurt myself. Iv recently tried to stop because of a threat from my suicidal friend (shed kill herself if I didn't stop) that deal went away and my mom found cuts on my arm. We had a talk about what upsets me and I asked to see a therapist and she said okay. Now 3 months later she hasn't sent me to one and my depression is worse and I'm cutting deeper and having thoughts of death again. Like I said, I'd never kill myself but if someone wanted to kill me, I'd let them. My friend is getting worse and my mom won't help me even though she knows I harm myself and my sleeping pattern sucks and I have no appetite. What can I do to help MYSELF. Methods to stop cutting, burning and rubber band snapping will be appreciated also. Thank you. Xx

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - October 10, 2012 at 9:00 am

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How to kick these sleep Problems?!?

Asked: How to kick these sleep Problems?!?

Ok, first of all thank you in advance for looking at this question.
Here goes- about 2 years ago I was diagnosed with an "anxiety disorder" at the hospital after a panic attack. I was prescribed lorazepam on an as needed basis. During all of this horrible time I started having sleeping problems for the first time in my life. It has continued off and on for these 2 years and I have found the only way I sleep decently is with 2 mg of lorazepam every night. I have been ok with the last 2 years, but now it seems that the last 4 or 5 nights that it has been worse than it has ever been save one occasion. I dont know what the problem is, I just know I go to bed, lay there and just seem to not fall asleep ( all the while anxiety increasing from the loss of sleep time) and then I toss and turn miserably for 8 or 9 hours and get up feeling unrefreshed and short tempered, with a loss of focus. I have thought, of course of increasing to 3mg of lorazepam and trying that for only one night, but I would like alternative solutions. I know the nature of lorazepam and how that goes. Please, any experience or help?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - September 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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Am I Bipolar? Please help?

Asked: Am I Bipolar? Please help?


Ok well, last night my mom came into my room and started talking and then i hear "I think your bipolar or schizophrenic!" because apparently I was acting weird all day. She said i would say something and then in ten minutes i would say i never said that…
So then at 1 am i was happy for the most part until my ex (who i broke up with) messaged me on facebook saying: omg im so glad we broke up!
and for some reason that really pissed me off, i mean like REALLY pissed me off. And i was all like cussing and stuff, i dont even know why i got so angry.
so then when he went to bed i was happy again… but then i took it upon myself to look farther into bipolar disorder and i had quite a few of the symptoms like:
* Talking too fast or too much sometimes,
* Risky or impulsive behavior(ive been getting in a lot of trouble lately)
* Being easily distracted (my attention shifts between many topics in just a few minutes)
* Racing thoughts sometimes

i even took on online quiz and it said i was suffering from moderate to severe symptoms of bipolar disorder….
And then i was looking at Depressive episodes of bipolar disorder and i have quiet a few of those right now too. like:
* Significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain or decrease or increase in appetite (i ALWAYS feel like eating, but then when im about to eat it i dont want it)
* Insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day (the symptoms for Insomnia was Sleepiness during the day, General tiredness, Irritability, Problems with concentration or memory. I have all of them i think…)
* Feeling restless or sluggish to the point that others notice (my mom asks if im ok all the time)
* Fatigue or loss of energy (a lot of the days im tired… but im not sure if thats cuz of swimming or not enough sleep haha)
* Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt (i feel that a lot because i dont really like myself, not trolling either i swear)
* Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness (i kept like ignoring my mom when she was talking cuz i kept thinking bout other things)
Recurrent thoughts of death, not just fear of dying, recurrent suicidal thoughts without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or specific plan for committing suicide (i guess im not suicidal cuz i dont really wanna die.. but im not scared of it like my friends are i my mind wonders to the subject of death a lot recently)

so please help? What do you think / say about this?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - July 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm

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Thinking of living home as homeless help please?

Asked: Thinking of living home as homeless help please?

So to start I have a dysfunctional family I have Ben sent to placement two times
First for two years for neglect and a bad home I live with my mom in a trailer that's
Inner walls are failing down no stove it's just bad
My mom ( I'm sure but do not knowpositively has a dissociativedisorder ) and she has depression
All she wants to do is be by her self In her bedroom
But the problem being I have depression the man that did my eVal told me I had a 99%
Of offing myself and told the the place I in to put me on suicide watch ( the did not )
This being told I can't live this way no longer ( I told my depression is not by brain
Problems but how I live -I'm a MtF transgender ) so I'm moving out I'm 17 and 18 on
8/6 bout I told u that on my mom because I can't get help on my problems
Do to my moms I can't git a job do to the fact my mom content take me se sleeps all day
Up at nite and not good at having a time to do stuff so I'm going to live home as homeless
Or kill myself — do you have advice don't tell me to stay hear **** he'll
Do you know of a place that can help me or tips on sites nice to transgender people
I can't get a job no way to git to it so I need to know how to be homeless can't stay at friends or
Family so
Well just tell me what you think on this I'm I doing the rite thang
What wood you do in my boots
Please and thank you for you time
And please no mean comments this is a problem I'm going past and I need help
Thank you

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - July 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm

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Problems sleeping lately?

XD Asked: Problems sleeping lately?

As you know, it's summer and teenagers usually stay up late (3am or later) and usually sleep all afternoon. I am one of those. The past few weeks I have been staying up until about 4am-6am every night and I wouldn't wake up until almost 3:00pm. I have noticed that it wastes most of my days and I eventually stay home since I wake up around 3pm. So, the past few days I have been trying to go to sleep around 1am or so, so I can get up around 10am and I can do things in the day. But, I have been waking up around 4:00-4:30am and I can't be able to go back to sleep until 7am or later and I usually wake up around 3pm anyway. It frustrates me because I don't want to waste all of my summer doing absolutely nothing but sleep (even though most people do) and I have things to fo later on this summer. Is it normal for me to be waking up after sleeping 3.5 hours and being up for another 3 hours or more trying to go back to sleep? I am hoping I don't have a sleeping disorder or anything. Thanks!

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - July 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

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Problems with my dad?

jake Asked: Problems with my dad?

Ok asked this question earlier but people didn't like the way I put it.
My dad is bipolar, multiple personality disorder, fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, depressed, and narcissistic.
The narcissism is the worst because he tells himself things about the past never happened and this is where the conflict stands. Anytime something from the past comes up we argue about it because he will not accept it was reality. There is little I can do. Talking sounds reasonable but realize I might be talking with one person one second and another the next. I am talking with a crazy person and hurts to say I do not know who he is anymore. It doesn't help that he doesn't take his medication anymore either. What do I do. Anytime I try to help I get the cops called on me and its very easy to sympathize with the adult when you have a teenager doing something that sounds bad. How do I put him into a hospital or somewhere he can't hurt us or do you have another solution.

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - May 6, 2012 at 8:40 am

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Problems falling asleep and sleeping,pressure above my nose and in my head/temples?

Vampira Asked: Problems falling asleep and sleeping,pressure above my nose and in my head/temples?

Making clear some things first. I really need help, so if you're going to answer this just for the sake of answering it please don't. I need more than just a half arsed answer being slapped here. It's the 2nd time I'm asking this question since nobody has been so kind as to give me a serious answer, so please DO read everything before answering.

I have had a serious insomnia for the last 4-5 days, maybe even more, I've lost track of the nightsI can't sleep. I feel extremely tired, heck to the point of exhaustion but I just can't fall asleep, sometimes until 3-4 am, sometimes even until 6 am. I feel a pressure above my nose, temples and it spreads all over my head when I close my eyes. Needless to say my eyes simply open by themselves and just stay wide open regardless of how much I'd try to fall asleep.

It's getting really irritating and I feel this pressure even during the day, it's just way worse at night. I don't know if I have this pressure because of my insomnia, or if I have the insomnia because of this pressure which might I might have because of a sinusitis.

Don't know if this is related somehow but if I want a concrete answer I might as well pour all the details here. I've had a really bad lifestyle for about 2-3 years, not going to bed before 3 am and not waking up before 10-11 am,however I've never had troubles falling asleep if I DID want to sleep. I was more like forcing myself to stay awake. I've had anxiety for 2 years as well and recently started having panic attacks again. I get so panicked and anxious when I can't sleep these nights I even get suicidal thoughts.

I have however taken medicines and still am taking, both sedatives and natural medicine. I've taken melatonin and valerian 2 months ago when my panic attacks weren't that bad but it didn't work so the doctor gave me this sedative called Xanax, it didn't help a lot either, but at least I could sleep. I stopped taking said Xanax two days after this bad insomnia appeared and started taking Diazepam(Valium) 3 days ago. In spite of taking all these medicines I'm still remain sleepless at night.

And please don't JUST tell me to go to the doctor. Do you think I'd be here asking this question if I could go to a doctor? If you have any advice on what I should do to get rid of this pressure and insomnia, please go ahead and help me.

Thank you and I probably sounded extremely cranky which I am, I deeply apologize.

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - April 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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Problems sleeping on sertraline/zoloft?

Squiddly Diddly Asked: Problems sleeping on sertraline/zoloft?

I was prescribed sertraline by my doc but the first night I took it it i had severe insomnia. The second night was even worse. It does state that this is one of the side effects.

Does anyone have any experience of this problem on sertraline and if so, how did you cope with the insomnia? Before this I was sleeping well!

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - April 9, 2012 at 10:40 am

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Problems with being happy?

Mirage Asked: Problems with being happy?

Hi, I'm a teenager with anxiety, chronic depression, OCD, ADD, and insomnia, and I constantly struggle with being happy. I've had a lot of problems in my life, a lot of losses, and it's hard for me to be happy. I never really got to achieve anything in my life so far. I've always wanted to be an actress or successful artist, but I haven't been able to achieve my dreams, and I feel like I'm missing out on a lot. What can I do to be happier more and help improve my overall self worth? Thanks.

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson -  at 4:20 am

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Problems with Wellbutrin XL (Bupropion) for Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety. I want to stop taking it?

Curly Headed Fck Asked: Problems with Wellbutrin XL (Bupropion) for Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety. I want to stop taking it?

My psychiatrist prescribed me with 150 mg of Wellbutrin XL two weeks ago. I was off medication for about 7 months, and feeling fine and continuing some really helpful therapy once a week. But I had recently been experiencing some anxiety.

This whole week, I have only slept 3 hours a day. I did not feel like acting on these thoughts, but I did not want to live anymore. and I began having audio and visual hallucinations and increased anxiety.

I did not take the medication yesterday, and I slept 7 hours as opposed to 3.

It is the weekend, so I cannot contact a psychiatrist at my office until Monday. Is it a good idea to stop taking them?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - March 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm

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