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Hi! So I am just going to get straight to it. I am 13 going on 14 and I have Anxiety. I am not to sure if it is a specific type but I just have anxiety. I have always been a very worried and empathetic person and that can sometimes be a blessing and a curse. I guess I have always had anxiety but it must of been on a smaller scale. When I found out that I had Anxiety in all honesty I was not that surprised! My dad has had anxiety and other mental issues and I am a lot like him. The only thing is when ever I feel anxious or stressed I find it hard to go to my parents because it feels like they won't understand. I can be very dramatic at times and I love to act and preform. So of course this means that my parents think I overreact to everything. So if I I ever tell them that I am feeling anxious they, mainly my mum, just tell me to stop overreacting. So now I don't want to talk to my parents about it because I am afraid they won't take me seriously or they will make fun of me. And honestly I love my parents a lot and they are amazing parents but sometimes they just don't understand that even though I am dramatic at times I can still have serious feelings. I need some advice because my anxiety is getting worse and it is making me have sleep problems. Whenever I lie in my bed just as I am drifting off to sleep suddenly all these stressful thoughts about school and friends and my weight and what people think about me and how I am not as fit as that athlete in my class! All of those kind of thoughts attack me and I feel a terrible weight but on my chest, I am breathing quickly, I am getting hot and flustered and I feel tears start to prick my eyes. I have had a few anxiety attacks before and that is usually the beginning of one of them. So I normally breathe in and out and try and calm myself. Then I try and direct my thoughts but lately I can't seem to do it and I get even more stressed and worried about everything all over again! I would really like it if someone could just give me some ideas as to what I should do about my parents and what else I should do to try and calm myself.
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