Asked: My family thinks I lie when I say I have insomnia?
I have insomnia and they're tormenting me for it, saying that I am a "rude a*shole" and they're not letting me watch TV because I never sleep or sleep little. This has been going on for years and they clearly get joy out of tormenting me this way. They're bringing people around to spy on what I am doing currently, basically they come around to where I live, ask me personal questions which they've asked me before, ask me what I am interested in, ask me what I am doing, follow me around and stay if I am doing something. They started bringing these people over when I stopped going to school, and I stopped going to school because they were trying to brainwash me into being a right-winged a*shole and I was constantly getting harassed by other students. These people come over weekly and try to turn me (not even joking) into a Christian conservative. I am a liberal atheist and protest such things, but they still try to brainwash me into that mindset.
I'm not even trolling or lying.
Asked: What is my sleeping disorder?
When I was 11-13, I had what I'd say WAS insomnia. I'd stay awake for extremely long periods of time, have issues with sleeping, etc.
Now it seems like my sleeping is just haywire. In the middle of 6th grade, I started home-schooling and I guess that's what triggered it.
Here's an example of what my sleeping is like now-a-days:
Yesterday night I slept at my mom's house (parents are divorced, I live with my dad primarily). I fell asleep at 7pm (I hadn't slept for about a day and half, keep in mind), and woke up at 11:30pm. I didn't sleep the rest of the night. I was up all night watching TV and browsing my laptop. Then, my dad picked me up around 10am and when I got home, I slept until 4:10pm. Then my math tutor came over for about 2 hours. Then I got tired AGAIN at 7:20pm and fell asleep, and slept until 2:40am. I've been up since then. It's currently 6:17am.
What could this be? It's like I fluctuate between insomnia and hypersomnia. I'm turning 15 in a few days if it matters.
Asked: do i have insomnia, please read?
im a girl 14. over the last 3-4 days ive gotten around 2-3 hours of sleep a night, one night getting absalutly no sleep at all. i settle down(in bed lights off lamp on watching tv) at 9pm. i will try and fall asleep but to me its impossible. i wont be able to sleep untill atleast 5am. 2 nights ago i fell asleep unintentionally at 9.30pm, waking up at 11.30pm then not being able to sleep till 4am. ive missed days of school which is critical in the school term. falling asleep at 5am makes me wake up at 2-4pm. i cant take sleeping pills as i cant swallow them or trust them. its getting in the way of life and school. do i have insomnia and should i see a doctor?
Asked: My mental state is bothering me, what could it be?
Every year i seem to get worse. i have a history of depression/ocd/bipolar and have been off meds for 2 years now because of health issues and massive weight gain (only the heavy duty meds helped me, nothing else). Here are my symptoms, im pretty sure its a personality disorder as well.
-i hardly speak anymore because i always hate myself afterwords
-i often curse myself out for excessive talking (when it does happen)
-i honestly cant control what i say and i usually blurt out very personal things (about myself usually)
-about 2 months ago, i accidently disclosed something private and the 3 coworkers associated with that secret have completely stopped talking to me and only give dirty looks (one of them was like a best friend to me for years)
-i started getting really uncomfortable when conversations last longer than a few minutes, and every second after that im tempted to blurt out something personal
-nowadays i stopped forcing a smile and stopped making eye contact with people. i only mumble hello if someone says hi.
-i always hated shaking hands but lately its getting bad. when people put out their hands i usually say "sorry i just sneezed" then look for excuses to leave.
-i hate my sex drive and absolutely abhor being human. i just cant control myself sometimes. i admit im a control freak but thats probably the ocd.
-i need a minimum of 12 hours sleep or else im dead tired and cant function.
-i contemplate suicide because i hate myself, and i feel like a waste of life, im almost 30 and havent done anything with my life, i dont believe in god(s) or an afterlife. i hate my job and i suck at college (changed my major several times) and have given up on it. The only thing im good at is drawing/sketching, but it doesnt bring me joy anymore and i only draw depressing stuff now.
Asked: I have insomnia really bad. help!?
I've had insomnia since I was 10/11. it's ruining my life. I have depression, anxiety, and social anxiety. but no medicine or anything. I think that could be why I can't sleep. I don't have insomnia as bad as a lot of people. but I get around 6 hours or less on average. I literally avoid sleep because I'm afraid of my dreams and insomnia. if I'm at someone else's house, or a hotel, I get 3 hours of sleep maybe.. and I hate it. neither of my parents have it so I don't understand. I've tried baths, reading, tv, and a lot more. I've even completely cut out caffeine but that didn't do me any good really. I used to drink sleepy time tea every night before bed but my body got used to it so it stopped working.
idk what to do.
Asked: How can i treat or cure insomnia?
Ive had insomnia for well over 10 years now and ive never been able to avoid it. Ive tried everything including over the counter sleeping pills and yet I still don't fall asleep I just get nauseated. Some times I go up to 3 days without sleeping and if I do its about 2-4 hours and I wake up often. Its really starting to affect my school and work. My lack of sleepleaves me constantly tired. I would really like to know a way to get past this.
Asked: I am depressed, but I can’t get help?
I'm currently suffering from depression, but I can't get help for it. I'm too young to go to a therapist myself (14), and my parents won't take me to get help. They think I should just stop being so sad and be grateful for what I have. I feel as though my only option right now is to wait until I can drive. Do you know how I can cure myself of depression, or any other ways to get help? Thank you.
Asked: I don’t know whether I should stay awake or sleep?
I went to bed because I had to be up tomorrow to be at my girlfriend's house at 1pm. It is now almost half 4 in the morning and this same thing happened the day my girlfriend was supposed to be coming over mine which was the day before yesterday. I ended up sleeping then waking up at like 12AM and obviously I don't want to be waking up like that. Should I just stay awake then try to maintain my energy or are there any ways of trying to fall asleep. My bedroom is dark, I kept my TV on because I couldn't sleep but the TV is quiet and not too bright to affect my "it's daytime, hormone". So I think this may just be a case of insomnia. What should I do guys because tomorrow involves me catching two buses, and everyone knows what it's like being in a moving vehicle when you're tired, you end up dropping off to sleep and I really feel like playing Kingdom Hearts on the bus tomorrow, haha! So yeah, any tips or suggestions please?
Asked: Ptsd trouble with my marriage please help?
I've been diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)at age 7. I've gone to many therapists and have been given many prescriptions from antidepressants to sleeping pills. I'm currently not on anything being as I'm pregnant and I've been able to deal pretty well off my medication. In fact I've done better off my meds than I did on them however my question is how can I explain what happened to me to my husband? My therapist said it is a big step for me and I know he deserves to know why I act the way I do. I was sexually abused (raped) and have problems when he touches me if I don't expect it, I wake up screaming from dreams of what happened and I know he would understand but how do I tell him amd do I tell him everything? Will it help our otherwise awesome marriage? Is my therapist right to think it will help in my "healing process"? Thanks in advance…
Asked: Constant tinnitus.. for years?
I'm 17 years old.. and as far as I know.. I've had tinnitus since I was 14 or so.. possibly longer but I can't remember. It's constant… never lets up or goes away. It can only be drowned out by sound.. I have to sleep with music on.. and it works well.. However a week ago it's seemed to have gotten worse.. I have my music up fairly loud right now and I'm trying to sleep but the tinnitus just can't be drowned out. It's a very unpleasant sound.. it's not quite ringing.. like the sound you get when you hit your head really hard. It's similar to the unpleasant sound you hear when standing next to a slightly older TV.. it's static-y.. high pitched.. and has a slight ring to it. I had a hearing test done maybe a year ago and it came out fine.
Another thing is I get migraines. Both the migraines and the tinnitus started around that time that I got mono in 2011. The tinnitus might be attributed to the Amitriptyline the doctor gave me to combat the migraines and insomnia that happened when I began coming out of mono.
Anyways… I just came across this:
I don't even know if that's a possibility.. but I've had constant tinnitus for years. I also have the sensation of my ears being full on occasion… sometimes it's a day or two before I get a migraine but not always.
I feel like if I were to mention this to my mom, the tumor thing? That she's obviously say it's totally not that and not even worth looking into. In the article it says that it's good to rule out though.. I don't know. I just want it gone.. It's getting worse and it's driving me nuts.