I’m sorry that you’re having these frightening experiences. It’s important that you tell someone about what’s happening. It would be best to tell your parents so they can set up an evaluation. If you feel that you can’t tell your parents, then tell your sister or another trusted member of the family or even a school faculty member. It’s important that you tell someone about what’s happening.
You may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or possibly a physical illness. Those are possibilities, but without an evaluation there’s no way to know what’s wrong. An evaluation is necessary to determine what might be wrong.
During the evaluation, you will be asked to describe your symptoms. It’s important to be as honest and thorough as possible. Report all of your symptoms, just like you did in this letter. In fact, you might even bring this letter with you. It might make it easier to remember your symptoms.
After the evaluation, you might learn that you have a particular diagnosis. What’s most important is the plan for treatment. Your symptoms are likely treatable with medication and possibly counseling. The evaluator will discuss your treatment options with you and your parents.
Do not keep these symptoms a secret. I know they can be frightening but you need to tell someone. You want to do everything in your power to prevent your symptoms from getting worse. Good luck. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle