I've been having mega bad feelings. What do you think is wrong with me?
I've been having mega bad feelings, like crying all the time, panicking, worrying, and stressing mega bad over little things. Like mega stressing over my boyfriend if he doesn't text me back.
I get jealous very easily too. I feel like i'm gonna scream. I get horrible pains in my stomach and there's nothing to stop me thinking about it except sleeping. It's horrible, i'm only 16 too.
Also, all my friends don't bother making effort with me anymore cos they all have boyfriends and it mega upsets me and stresses me out and i feel like i have no-one. I feel like i'm jus going to do something stupid. What do you think is wrong with me?
Hi and thanks for writing in. I don't think anything is wrong with you—it sounds like you are really stressed at the moment.
When people have lots of stress their bodies take this on and it can lead to different physical symptoms like stomach pains. You said that you have been crying, worrying, panicking and stressing. These things could be like an anxiety. I wonder when you first noticed when you had these feelings? Has there been a big stress that has happened in your life?
Having these mega bad feelings can lead to feelings of loneliness, which can be pretty overwhelming. But, there are things you can do that may help!
I would strongly suggest that you talk with someone about how you are feeling. If you don't know of a professional person you could talk to, your doctor can refer you to one. Talking with someone can help to sort through your feelings and work out different ways to manage these.
Also, make sure you get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day and keep a healthy lifestyle. These things can help to release "happy hormones" (endorphins).
It can be really hard when you see people around you having fun and you feel like you can't. Talking about this with someone who will listen can be a great help. Maybe you could ask one of your friends to have a girly afternoon/night without boyfriends. Together you could plan some things to do that are fun for both you and your friend.
If you feel like you are going to do something stupid, try calling a helpline. In the UK, Childline is a good place to start: 0800 1111.
I know that if you contact a professional and talk about things, these mega bad feelings should gradually become smaller. All the best.