I'm 17, I finished my first year of college and I'm now on holiday. Somehow though, with all this free time I have serious issues which I think is anxiety. I went on to the NHS website and I have the following symptoms
- Having difficulty sleeping, which makes you feel tired
- not being able to concentrate
- Being irritable
- Needing frequent reassurance from other people
- Feeling tearful
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling faint
My difficulty sleeping has been primarily caused by nightmares which cause me to wake up at 5am crying. I have acknowledged the recent heat increase in England might have an impact but the nightmares started before the heat wave. Sometimes I over think things at night and worry myself to the state where i'm crying myself to sleep. I have noticed strongly my reassurance issue. Today in a particular, I was at a film meeting which was fairly casual and sociable, came home and had the family there. Then I was alone my mood just dropped and I spent 10 minutes on my bed staring at the wall (which wasn't very interesting). I loss all drive to get changed ready for bed or even stand up. I also have to be doing something all the time, if I have nothing to do or if I'm bored then I get really uncomfortable and anxious.
I just needed to explain my feelings and what I think is making me upset.