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How do I tell my parents?

Discussion in 'Anxiety Forum' started by Vigfish428, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Vigfish428
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    Vigfish428 New Member

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    I have anxiety, like pretty much a lot of people on here do and I can't tell if its regular anxiety because I'm a teenager or if it's a serious problem. The line is kind of blurred. Along with that though, also I have many reasons to believe I have emetophobia. Whenever I see someone, or get the feeling of vomiting I start shaking uncontrollably sometimes crying or feeling dizzy and light headed. I don't know why but I'm just absolutely terrified of it. But I haven't been diagnosed professionally, and I just want some help for it. Along with that, I have Ulcerative Colitis which is a chronic digestive disease which symptoms sometimes include nausea and vomiting, so it's really starting to get in the way of, well... everything. In the past I've had anxiety attacks, one in specific I was sent to the counselor at school and I explained I had anxiety a lot. But I never specified beyond that point or why I got anxiety, and nobody (or me) has followed up on it. So it's been getting worse. The main problem I have is just I don't know how to put it into words or express myself? My parents are extremely caring people, and I know they would understand if I told them but I still can't do it. I still can't open up to anyone and I have no idea why and I just want someone to help. So I guess to sum up this very long and personal paragraph, does anyone know any ways I could tell my parents about the problems I'm experiencing so I can actually get some help for them?
     
  2. Vigfish428
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    Also to add this, whenever I do try to tell someone (an adult, someone who has the power to actually do something) I start crying and minimizing the situation. I think this is one of the reasons why nothing is being done, because everyone is passing it off as me overreacting because of teenage angst or I'm on my period or something. I don't think those I've don't think they believe me because because whenever I try and tell them what I mean I break down crying and I make it seem like it's just something I can get over myself. I can't, I've dealt with this a while and its getting worse so I know it's not going to get better unless I try and ask someone.
    Sorry for rambling.
     
  3. janemariesayed
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    Hiya @Vigfish428 and a very warm welcome to our friendly community here. You have done a good thing by finding this forum and researching how you can help yourself. You can ramble on as much as you like. By rambling, we get out what we feel and think about things so keep rambling!:D It's good to ramble, remember that hunny.

    I think the way forward is to make an appointment with your doctor and write a note to your mum. Just copy and paste what you have written on here and put it in an envelope with an extra sentence. That extra sentence tell your mum when the doctor's appointment is and ask her to go with you.

    You are young and there is still time to sort this sickness out before it gets too set in and ruins your life. Tell your mum that you minimalize, but be honest with her. You have a caring family and they would rather give you love and support than find out that you are suffering. Give them a chance to help you. Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on. We are always here for you on here.
     

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