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taurus0430
taurus0430

Hey I'm 17 years old and have noticed I'm just not okay. I pull my hair out way too often and I cry just so much.. I have no idea what to do but have not been diagnosed with anything. I'm scared to talk to my mom about it. any suggestions?

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taurus0430, Have you been to a doctor and they couldn't find anything wrong.

It does need to be addressed if you are crying too much and pulling your hair out.

It certainly sounds like a mental disorder which the right doctor or therapist would be able to

help you with. The thing is because you are 17, you are still under the guidance of your

parents needing to know. If you are that afraid of telling your mother, then please confide in a

school nurse or other adult that you feel comfortable with.

Do you know what me be triggering these feelings of depression and anxiety?

The forum can support you the best we can, but something should be done soon to help alleviate

your distress. We care

taurus0430
taurus0430 in reply to Agora1

I should be getting a clinical soon.. I don't know if they'll put me on meds or what. I just don't know how to tell my mom.

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to taurus0430

You're living at home I would presume, so she needs to know dear. Is there a particular reason you are afraid to tell your mom. Most moms do want to support their children because they love them and want to keep them safe. You could have the doctor or nurse make a call to her if that might help you.

taurus0430
taurus0430 in reply to Agora1

as soon as I realized that I most likely have trich... that's when it all hit me that I really do have a problem. lately I've just been crying my problems out and moving on because that's what I'm supposed to do. but I have no idea why I pull my hair. I just do. and I don't know why.

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to taurus0430

Well pulling your hair is just a nervous type tic. Your nervous system right now is overstimulated with anxiety and fear. I think once your STD issue is addressed and you are given medication for that, you will see your body start to relax and the crying will subside.

No matter what your fears are in telling your mom, things happen to all of us in life. We are human, we make mistakes at times. We can't hide from our mistakes but we can take care of them and learn from this experience. If you were my child I would support you through this difficult time. There is no need to reprimand you, you've learned your lesson and are hurting enough.

Take that step of faith and have a sit down talk with her. I bet you get a hug out of this. You need that reassurance right now that you are not alone, mom is right there with you. xx

taurus0430
taurus0430 in reply to Agora1

I don't necessarily have an std, but I do show symptoms of anxiety or depression. I get overwhelmed really easily and that's when I cry because I just don't know what else to do with my problems

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to taurus0430

taurus0430, it sounds like you are assuming the worse that you might have something. You need to see a doctor about both your physical systems as well as mental. Something is bothering you big time that needs to be taken care of. No one should have to go through each day crying and pulling their hair.

Don't torture yourself with doubts of what may be wrong. See a professional who can give you some clear cut answers and direct you to therapy to resolve some of this fear and anxiety. Do this for yourself so you don't stay stuck in this pattern of depression/anxiety. Keep us updated on your progress. We care xx

taurus0430
taurus0430 in reply to Agora1

I have a lot going on so it's going to be a while before I go see a doctor.. just so much stress and I have no idea what to do with it all

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