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Something wrong with me?

Hi, I am 16 female and I know it's normal to have depression at my age but for the last 3-4 months I have been having other problems. It's hard to fall asleep at all, I end up staying up as late as 4am even on school nights, I'm seeing things that aren't really there mostly when I'm reading. I could be reading "the boy sits on a chair." and read it totally different as "The dog jump on a cat." it happens a lot and I end up questioning what I'm reading if what its saying is true or not.

When I do sleep my dreams are sad at first and become nightmares. I eat pretty healthy for a teen and don't do drugs or drink, I'm also not sexually active but I have been having throbbing pains in my bowels and no at those times I don't have to use the bathroom. It's also getting harder to stand up, I'm not over weight and I don't find it hard to walk it's just my body doesn't seem to want to say up right. My heart jumps a lot too making me have to take in more air which only makes me dizzy and every once in a while I get a stabbing pain on the left side of my head.

I haven't hit my head since I was a child and there are no cuts or anything I could see to answer why there's pain there. It might just all be in my head but I am getting worried so if anyone can give an answer that would be grate.
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I'd see a doctor, explain your symptoms, and go from there.
16948797 tn?1452586273
As said above, I would see a doctor too, but it sees to me that you're under stress both physically and psychologically( The symptoms as you face, are Insomnia, Anxiety [reading something incorrect],and muscle pains). There are methods to relieve such stress online. However for the best advice, I'd consult a doctor about it.
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Yes it's a good idea to go to the doctor. Get full blood work.

Blood work to check Vitamin D3, magnesium, Vitamin B12, hemoglobin, ferritin. Deficiencies can cause anxiety, insomnia, depression, dizziness, fatigue, heart palpitations, brain fog, difficulty concentrating, muscle weakness, headaches, etc.

Supplements can be purchased over the counter to correct deficiencies.

(I've experienced what you describe and am currently taking supplements and I'm improving).


Blood Work:
25 OH Vitamin D
Magnesium RBC
Serum B12
HotoTC levels
MMA
Homocysteine
Serum ferritin
Hemoglobin
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Definitely see a doctor. Explain your symptoms.
Also ask for blood work.

25 OH Vitamin D
Magnesium RBC
Serum B12

There are Vitamin D3, magnesium and Vitamin B12 supplements that can correct deficiencies.

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can cause anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, headaches, heart palpitations, muscle weakness, body/bone pain, etc.
14195784 tn?1435294293
I went to the doctors finally and other than my bowel pain all the symptoms were because my brain was swelling. I couldn't really understand why it happened because the doctor wasn't that good at dumbing it down for me but just 4 days ago they fixed me up and i should be ok in the next month. Thank you everyone.
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