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Depression Over Injury

Injured my ankle 9 weeks ago and it was misdiagnosed as a sprain. They recently found that it was a fracture and now I have another 8 weeks to go without walking. My not being able to walk has gotten me severely depressed and has caused issues with work and my marriage and overall joy for the day. I have trouble sleeping and wake up constantly with regrets. What should I do? My general...
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Psychotic Episodes at Night?

Since I was younger child I recall having a weird episode at night that distracts me from sleeping; this involves surges of anger throughout my body. However I feel incredibly numb physically, and heavy in all of my body. To cope with this, when younger, I would kick and scream in my bed until I finally would “pass out” (or fall asleep without intending to.) Now, I harm myself through punching, scratching, cursing at...
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I Can’t Control What Happens in My Head

I’ve self harmed for quite a while, haven’t been diagnosed with any disorders but I really need your help. I don’t feel like it’s just me in my head? There’s so many people in here and they all shout things at me and make me feel worthless, they tell me to do things and if I don’t do then I’ll die. My mood is really low all the time and I spend almost all...
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Anxiety & Derealization Becoming Another Problem?

I’ve been dealing with this problem on and off for some years now and I’m finally in that “it’s hopeless” stage. I feel like I keep slipping in and out of crazy, I don’t even have panic attacks anymore but I always have this overwhelming since of anxiety and derealization. It makes me very uncomfortable, it messes with my thoughts and it makes it very hard to sleep. Every time I try to go...
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I Think I Might Have Depression

I’m 14 years old, and I think I might have depression, but I’m not sure. On and off for the past year, I’ve been not motivated, and whenever I try to get organized or “Get my life together” it only lasts a few days. Yesterday I fell asleep at 8pm without doing my homework and woke up at 8am. I still felt exhausted, and my mom let me stay home because she thought I...
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Insomnia and Major Depression

I have suffered from insomnia and depression for a few years and my Doctors and I have finally found the right combination of meds to help me sleep thru the night. A side effect from the meds or sleeping soundly for 6-8 hrs straight is that I wet the bed once or twice a week. I haven’t talked to my Dr’s about it because for one, I’m embarrassed and two, I don’t want to...
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Drug Abuse & Severe Anxiety

I have a history of prescription drug abuse. I am intelligent and passed through high school smoking massive amounts of marijuana (AP math). I gave very little effort, didn’t do my homework, and passed with flying colors. I have been smoking weed every day for over 2 years and have used it to treat insomnia. I have recently cut back majorly on my marijuana use. For as long as I can remember I have...
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Anxious and Afraid I Have Schizophrenia

I have always been a chronic worrier about every little thing. But everything started 3 years ago. I had a boyfriend of 4 years and he left me. After that I became extremely depressed. I would cry every morning and I would be constantly trying to get in touch with him. One night after that while out with friends I smoked some weed they said it would relax me. It did the opposite it...
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I Just Had a Baby and I’m Not Happy

I just had a baby with my boyfriend, I’ve been really angry for no reason, when ever he gets home I’m all of a sudden angry, and he gets mad cause I complain to much about everything, I try to be happy, I don’t know what’s keeping me from being happy, I feel horrible because he does everything for me and the baby and I’m still not happy, I don’t want to lose my...
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Why Do I Keep Myself Awake?

For as long as I can remember, I have not been a good sleeper, but my insomnia has gotten much worse in the last decade or so. I try to soothe myself by imagining quiet, calm places, I’ve listened to mindfulness CDs and music. I’ve taken warm baths and showers. Nothing puts me to sleep except sleep medication, and sometimes not even then. What’s interesting is how I spend my time while trying to...
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I Am Worried about My Brother

My brother is 15 and a freshman in high school. When he was young he was always polite and kind to others. He sometimes through tantrums, but they were just you run of the mill boy tantrums. Recently he has become awful to be around. He is rude to me, my parents, my sister, his girlfriend, and his friends. My family has spoken with him asking if anything is wrong and his only response...
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