I’m sorry that you are struggling. It’s difficult to make a definitive diagnosis over the Internet but it seems that anxiety may be a problem for you.
People who experience anxiety disorders often live in constant fear. Fear and anxiety decrease one’s quality of life. Anxiety is quite an unpleasant experience. People who are anxious are hypersensitive, tense, irritable, and often feel a general sense of unease. Anxiety takes a physical toll as well. Chronic worrying interferes with sleep, appetite and everyday life activities.
The good news is that anxiety is a very treatable condition. The first step to accessing treatment, in your case, will be speaking to your parents. Tell them that you think you have anxiety. You can also show them your letter you wrote to us at Psych Central. The letter is important because it details your experiences with anxiety. Once your parents are made aware of your anxiety, hopefully they will assist you in seeking mental health treatment.
Don’t think that counseling will only help you deal with the anxiety that you currently are experiencing. It will also help to prevent anxiety.
When you speak to your parents, be direct about asking them to see a mental health professional. By speaking to your parents you are advocating for yourself which is exactly how you should be handling this situation. I hope you’re able to receive the help that you desire. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle