So I have a couple of questions.
1. Why do people tell me I'm retarded because when I cut it makes me feel better?
2. I think I have bulimia and some form of bipolar
3. I've been having this things since I was like 8 where everything gets really really loud and I hear voices that have spoken to me before and they are always extremely angry, also if I'm asleep and It happens it's like my eyes are open and whatever I look at it spins around in circles really really fast with the screaming at the same time. Or I might see somebody running at me like his going to hurt me.
I hope someone can help.
It sounds like you've been struggling with these issues for some time now. That must be really difficult for you. It's great that you're looking for answers, you deserve to understand what's going on in your mind and body.
Unfortunately, no one on Reach Out is qualified to answer those questions for you. The only person who can do that is a Doctor or Health Professional.
I know you've posted in the past that you haven't had a great experience with this but is it something you'd consider?
I guess I just wanted to back up the suggestion already mentioned that it's probably best to bring up these topics with a health professional. I find my GP the best place to start because I have a GP who is really open and I feel comfortable talking to.
Sometimes I go in with a list of questions or symptoms that I'm having so that it's easier to speak with my GP, because sometimes I tend to forget important parts, get intimidated by their expertise or get interrupted by crying or other symptoms of being anxious.
I'm also really bummed out to hear that people are calling you names, such as 'retarded'. I don't think it's ok for anyone to make you feel awful by using a word like that. Is there someone you feel comfortable talking to in person about this problem? They might be able to help you find some coping mechanisms or teach you ways to confront what you're experiencing.
I hope you can find some answers soon.
The others have given you some great advice... Definitely bring it up with your psychiatrist at the next appointment... You could even just show him this exact post!
It's definitely not nice that people are calling you retarded.
Take care of yourself mate
Have you checked out any of the Reach Out factsheets regarding mental health stuff? This is the link http://au.reachout.com/Tough-Times/Somethings-not-right to all the different info and stories dealing with mental health issues. There might be something in there that you find helpful.
I really like reading the stories from young people and hearing what worked for them.
Did you decide if you were comfortable raising this stuff with your psych? And, if you did, how did you go with it?
I know you've had a really rough week, I just wanted to check in with you and see if you'd managed to get some of the answers you were looking for.
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