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Exclamation I think I have some kind of mental ilness, HELP! - January 12th 2011, 02:03 PM

So I already am closely acquainted with "Mia" but onto of that I have been having suicidal thoughts, almost daily. One time I even went into the kit hen and took the biggest knife I could find, but luckily? my mum came home so I didn't try. But the weird thing is that some times I am just so happy, and so laid back about everything ( except food ) , then for what ever reason I just flip into a really angry and sad mood, it's scaring me and my family

Oh and I'm not sure if this is mental or physical? But when I get really stressed or upset my chest tightens and I start hyperventilating, I just feel like I'm going to die! These episodes? can last from anywhere between 10 minutes to about an hour. My most recent one was today at lunch when mum tried to make me eat some fruit cake. She was getting really angry and yelling at me to eat it but I couldn't and I started to feel like I couldn't breathe and I was hyperventilating, it got so bad I almost passed out.

I have no idea what's wrong with me and I don't want to go to he doctors in case it's just all in my head, I'm so confused please please please help me
   
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Re: I think I have some kind of mental ilness, HELP! - January 12th 2011, 06:06 PM

Well, the fact you go from happy to angry so easily sounds like it could just be typical teenager hormones, but if you're having suicidal thoughts you should still seek a professional.

As for the episodes where your chest tightens and such, I can't say what it definitely is, but I can say it sounds like you may be panicking. Whether its enough for a disorder or not, I can't say. But it's still something to seek help for.

To summarize, you should probably see a doctor and express your concerns.


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Re: I think I have some kind of mental ilness, HELP! - January 13th 2011, 03:46 AM

Hey,

Just on the episodes when your chest tightens, it sounds like you might be having panic attacks. They're usually triggered by external stresses or violent emotion; sometimes they might not even have a trigger at all.

I know that this advice might sound a little generic, and I know you said you don't want to, but I honestly would see your doctor about them right away. Panic disorder is not all in your head. It is a real, physical (chemical), and very treatable condition. But it can get worse, much worse, if untreated.

Please go see a doctor.


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