Sarah Asked: Is there a spiritual force keeping me up? Am I cursed?
Because it's 5 in the morning and I still haven't gone to bed yet.
If there is a God, do you think he induces insomnia within his 'children' just for laughs?
This is like the second time this week. I'm not even doing anything productive. I've been on here helping pathetic sods with their love lives and occasionally posting a witty response in R&S.
Christians, Catholics, whatever, I may be agnostic but I want to ask you for a prayer. Please, pray that I'm knocked out like a light after I post this. Whether it be divine intervention from a burglar knocking me out, or my girlfriend sleep-hitting-me-with-a-frying-pan… anything.
Anyway, you guys have a nice evening. Morning. I don't even know anymore.
Sarah Asked: How can I sleep better?
I have insomnia. Oh, sleep apnea, too, if that helps this question. I'm not sure why, but it always gets worse in the summer. My sleeping pattern has been terrible lately, has anyone else had a problem with this? And how can I fix it?
Sarah Asked: Depression question tips..please?
Hey My name is Sarah and iv been diagnosed with depression last year. Iv finally decided to get help. I had depression scince i was 6 years old. As the years gone by iv gotten worse. In grade 7 iv started cutting. Im 18 years old now turning 19. I have theapy once even somtimes twice a week. I dont find that it helps me. Iv been on Prozac. Serotoine and now now im on Effexor and sleeping pills that are made for bipolar and Skitsophranic people. I have a history of trying to commite suicide Iv tried over dosing and suffication and even stabbing myself. I have a very bad habbit of cutting my wrists. Iv started out with scissors then moved onto a shavers razor blade now the best thing that im useing is the blade from a sharpener. I cant control my tantromps when im in that state of mind i loose full control over my emotions as much as i want to stop i can untill i cut enough to feel ok. At times i dont see the point of living and think if im gone i wont have to deal with b u l ls h i t. I know people say thats very selfish of me but its jus how i feel. Other times i have super bad anxiety and jumping to conclusion before i find out what happen i just assume the worst. My therapy and medication dont seem to be working is there any advice i can try i tried so many distractions and sometimes i think drugs are the answer like weed to calm you down or my favourite snorting perks to relax and numb your muscles and emotions are there any tips i could try or anyone dealing with fimilar disorders?
Sarah Asked: Is this a form of abuse?
I'm not allowed to have the ac set on what is comfortable for me because my husband says "you can't have the ac set for 30 degrees below the temp outside" then tells me if I ever touch the temp on the ac again he will make it where it will never come on again. Me and my kids sweat all day and night and heat isn't good with me having an autoimmune disorder. It's so hot in my house you can't sleep. I feel like he's trying to control everything. I can't even get up to go to the bathroom without him acting a fool. I'm so ready to get out but I can't work and it's looking like I'm not going to be able to get disability or ssi so at this time I'm pretty much stuck in this "prison" I'm in.
Sarah Asked: Primary vs. Secondary Depersonalization HELP PLEASE! =(?
Does anyone know how to tell whether depersonalization is the primary problem or if it stems from something else? Here's my story- I had no terrible emotional trauma as a child (which can sometimes lead to depersonalization) But growing up I did have a lot of irrational fears and worries, which sometimes interferred with my school and such. I am currently 16 years old and I my school year was going quite well- or so I thought. While at a party at the beginning of may I was drunk and decided to smoke weed with my friends. I remember sitting in the bathroom and having a lot o trouble thinking properly, my heart beat got faster and I felt like I had to run away. A close friend came with me downstairs where I had my first panic attack, I remember just feeling the need to run away, my heart was pounding and I felt like I was going crazy. I THINK this was the point where I started to experience depersonalization because I remember saying "I feel like I'm not really here" but I'm not sure if that was a result of the weed or not. Anyway after the panic attack was over I remember puking a few times and laying down in my friend's bed. I was very paranoid and scared but eventually fell asleep. Upon waking up the next morning I felt like everything was out of place. My usual emotions seemed missing and I just felt weird. I hung out at my friend's place that day trying to convince myself I was still just feeling the effects of the weed. When I got home that night things got worse, I started to worry more about how I was feeling and started to really feel like I was dreaming. I felt panicky thinking about it, couldn't sleep well and was very scared. Eventually I told my parents what had happened and got an appointment with the doc. While researching online I discovered what depersonalization was and I definitely think this is what I have, but I didn't mention it to my doctor as it isn't well known, and is a common side effect of anxiety. My doctor gave me suggestions to deal with the anxiety such as CBT and I think that will help a lot IF the depersonallization is a result of anxiety. I hear there is such thing as primary depersonalization which is not treatable and chronic. I am very worried that perhaps I have THIS form and the anxiety came from that rather than my anxiety causing feelings of depersonalization. In my current state I'm finding it very difficult to think about this rationally so some reassurance would be EXTREMELY helpful right now. So the question is: does it seem like the depersonalization came as its own disorder and as a result I'm feeling anxious OR Underlying anxiety was brought to the surface when I was under the influence and as a result I have experienced depersonalization, which is kept alive by my worrying about it? BTW I as facing a few stressors before I smoked weed (family issues, death of my grandmother and trouble with my boyfriend) PLEASE I'm prety sure the dp is just a symptom but I can't get over my fear that it's the chronic permanent one. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP
Sarah Asked: my husband is an insomniac?
my husband has terrible insomnia he almost never sleeps and i'm just worried about him just about each night when we go to bed i fall asleep with him holding me and when i wake up in the morning he is still holding me still wide awake i always ask him why he cant sleep but he doesn't know why and the man is stubborn as a mule he refuses to see a doctor for anything at all (he cut his handing really deep building a shed and just doused it in peroxide and sowed it up himself) no matter how much i ask him to i'm just worried about him i mean he is still a great active guy still plays with the kid and does stuff with his friends and family and works hard but he always looks tired and sore and when he does sleep he either tosses and turns or waks and talkes in his sleep i dont know what to do anymore, i still love him but i hate seeing him suffer like this but he says he's ok but i know he's not do you guys have any suggestions?
Sarah Asked: Could this be some sort of anxiety disorder?
This may be long, so I really appreciate those who stick with it and answer
4 years ago I had an accident and major head surgery. It left me with post-traumatic headaches and anxiety. The anxiety has gotten better over the years, but I still have attacks. Mostly they happen when I am stressed in school. Even the smallest things. (Before I go further, I will tell you that I am home schooled…and strictly ) I can't keep up well with my writing assignments, but when I haven't done them I feel even worse. I sometimes freak out before tests or quizzes and often, even if I've studied, I completely forget everything I studied about for my quiz or test and can't do it. Sometimes my mom comes to me late at night to talk about school and I get a panicked feeling I have to…I HAVE TO watch a class or two in order to get caught up in school or just do a couple classes so the next day will go smoother. If I don't do a class or so, then I can't sleep at night and just cry because I'm panicked feeling. (My mom and I just talked about this tonight and I got her to understand how I feel, so we're going to work on talking about school earlier in the day, but still, this happens…)
One night before I was to go back to school from vacation, I was doing some homework and got overwhelmed because I kept remembering things that I forgot to do for school during vacation, and I think I had a serious anxiety attack. I felt panicked, sick, and I was breathing in an odd way. I started snorting through my nose or mouth really quickly. It started to get hard to breath, so I tried stopping for a few moments and attempted to breath regularly, but I started feeling like my breathing was worse and I was suffocating, so I started snorting in that weird way. It was odd and took me a long to time to get control of myself (I had to find a friend on Skype and chat with her for a while to even slightly calm myself down). That was the scariest "attack" I've had yet..I never told my parents either that I had that. Don't know why, maybe afraid of what they'll say? (btw, real quick if it means anything, I do have an awesome relationship with my parents.)
I also cry a lot. Again, mostly about school. Don't know if that is normal or if it is the big thing in my life so it is what is causing my anxiety. I cry and cry up in my room and want to shut myself away from everyone. I look at myself in the mirror and tell myself over and over and over again that I hate myself. I feel guilty saying it, but the feelings are overwhelming.
So I think that gives a fairly good overview. I mainly just want to know if it sounds like something to do still with my accident, an anxiety disorder (so, for myself, I can have a name to call it) or if I'm just looking for an excuse and being a teenager and need to get a hold of my life. I appreciate your time and thoughts =]
Sarah Asked: What are things I can find in my home to make me sleep?
I have horrible insomnia & I am only getting maybe 4 hours of sleep a night. I'm pregnant & broke so there is no medicine options right now. But does anyone know of things I can find in my home to make me sleep?? I'm so exhausted & it's getting so bad it makes me cry. I don't know what to do. Please help.
Sarah Asked: Does anyone else get terrible insomnia from drinking alcohol?
For the past two nights I have stayed up getting drunk and I can never sleep. I think I have gotten two hours of sleep in like three days and I am wide awake, but my body is tired. My girlfriend just passes out into a coma and I can never sleep! Am I the only one like that?
Sarah Asked: about my size, i worry for my health ?
i had a baby aged 16, before i even got pregnant i was always a healthy size 9stone and a bit, i looked normal , but from delivery of my baby i plummeted to 7st well from what i remember ,and didn't eat at all for around 6 months the only thing i ate was lettuce !, my bowel movement was once a week , sometimes not even that and my periods stopped for around 3 month-ish, then i started eating one slice of toast a day & ate lettuce like apples (one of my cravings) i did that until my child was 1yr old, but my weight was still small and i looked terrible (litterally a bag of bones), it took me a while to start feeling hungry (the reason i didn't eat,i was the sort of person to not eat for the sake of it), only last year i started eating properly, well i snack more than meals, im now nearly 20 &i vary, every time i weigh myself im between 8st 2 & 8st 6, no matter how much i eat i can not get over that mark, i keep losing more than i gain, i would really like to get to 9 st, i know im not far off but in myself i look terrible, i look like some sort of drug addict also my height, i am 5ft, 2inches, people tell me, because i lost so much weight and didn't eat for ages that it will have stunt my growth – which i can't see because anyone can put weight on and i think its slightly bazere !, i hear all about the dieting advice etc, but i would like a little help to put something on as im a little affraid for my main health,
usually this kind of thing wouldnt bother me, im not too much on appearences but its my health and i dont want my little girl to start picking up my behaivour of just snacking and not eating main meals, sometimes i go a few days with just eating a few bits,but i dont realise till i get in bed , & think' god i cannot sleep, ive not eaten anything today, going to have to make something to eat'
i wouldn't like judgements, i wouldn't judge any one for this !
just people with the same problems, or maybe someone who also lost there apetite through pregnancy or after delivery, i never put it down to any eating disorder, i have all my life, been on and off with food, never made my self sick or anything of the sort , i know you dont have to make your self sick to have a disorder but i can't see me having one
any weight gaining tips please,