Bree Asked: Is this bad for me? Should I tell my therapist?
So sometimes I eat very little, for days.
Until I lose weight. Like I can lose 5 pounds in 2 days if I wanted too.
I just eat less. For some reason I see myself as pudgy even though people say I'm not. I'm 5'3 and am 113 pounds.
Once I lose some weight, I pretty much eat full meals, but only once a day…because I sleep a lot as well. and then I do it all over again.
I don't see this as bad, or as a problem….
but it might be…
I just want to see what others think.
(I have anxiety disorder and have always battled with my weight. I was fat at a time 138 pounds is the highest. People were not nice at all about my weight. I like being thin.)I am also seeing an therapist who specializes in anxiety but I don't know if I should talk to her about these things….
So what do you think?
chels Asked: Could I have a sleeping disorder? (please just answer the question)?
so to start things off, I'm 17 years old, I do suffer depression but I've been taken off my medication and no longer see my psychologist as I am fine now and they see no need for me to see one.
I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from an event which happened when I was 15, but that ordeal has now past and does not bother me.
To my symptoms:
I have massive troubles falling asleep, I normally picture a black screen to keep my mind clear, it to a certain extent works apart from the fact that I only get into a light sleep, any little bump or anything will get me wide awake and since my house creeks a lot, I wake up quite frequently.
I've noticed I dream almost straight away,
I never feel like I've had a proper nights sleep.
I also feel like I'm not getting a full nights sleep and often get tired half way through the day.
My legs ache if I lay in the same spot for too long.
Even though previous to the past few days I've gotten to sleep easily around 11, the past few days I have trouble falling asleep no matter how tired and I end up waking up around 2 am and spend the rest of the night with my eyes closed, mind blank, just lying there drifting from dream to reality.
I don't need to see a psychologist to deal with my "issues" All I want is either yes I have a disorder or no?
Nopenot Asked: Could my diet be causing my anxiety disorder?
I have had an anxiety disorder since '09. Since then, thank God, I've probably gotten 3 panic attacks and only 1 full on panic attack which left me hopeless and depressed. Well guess what, I wasn't going down without a fight. I purposely put myself in situations which cause me anxiety and took the blows. Till now no fainting from panic attacks. Just some really small hyperventilation and shallow breathing but other than that I felt fine. But the thing is, I live with the constant fear of having another panic attack. I fear fainting like crazy!!!!What's worse is that I'm hearing all this talk about chemical imbalances being the cause which makes the fear grow because I feel like I can't help it then. So after doing some research I see that chemical imbalance can mean your diet is wrong. Well newsflash, my diet for the past 3-4 years has been absolutely HORRIBLE. I don't have good sleep patterns, shoot it's 3am right now and I always wake up around 12pm! NO exercise *at all*. I tried doing it once last year but I totally flaked on that lol. I procrastinate like crazy which gives me enormous amounts of stress. Vitamins, nutrients, minerals, fruits and vegetables? Yeah right. I can't remember the last time I ate a broccoli. I'm a bit overweight. I eat like crap, which means no breakfast, a big lunch, no dinner just instead some junk food. Guess when was the last time I ate fish? I don't like fish. Oh, and I was 4 years old. My mom forced me. I took a bite though when I was 12! Could this lifestyle of mine be causing my anxiety disorders? But what if it's hereditary? Because my mom gets panic attacks when going on the freeway and my brother just recently got them which makes me 10 million times depressed. Fml. Seriously. I'm so sad right now.