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Diagnosis Unknown

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I attend a high school and am a female. I have undergone harassment and being dubbed the "outcast" since elementary school. My family is of 6, me, my parents, 2 brothers, and a sister. Earlier in the year my parents were constantly fighting and nearly divorced, though we are past that. My younger brother is selfish and mu older brother has a lot going on and has been the focus of attention among us all. My sister is not empathetic and tends to be selfish. This year I became severely sick and needed hospitalization twice. Mind you this all began almost 9 months ago. They still don't have a diagnosis and have done multiple tests. My symptoms include:
Migraines
Aches
Vomiting
Nausea
Dizziness
Exhaustion
Trouble Breathing (though I do have asthma)
I have been unable to eat at all; puking each time. Without a diagnosis they are looking at the possibility I have anxiety disorders, too much stress, and may be subconsciously depressed.
I have undergone numerous stressful situations, and my condition got worse whenever I was put into another stressful situation.
I don't like it when people worry about me. When I am going through something difficult, I tend to become happier, joyous, and energetic. We believe this is my way of hiding emotion and denying depression. Whenever other people are struggling, I try to burden myself with their problems and only add to my own stress, though I cannot keep from doing this.
Does it seem I have or am at risk of any mental disorders?
 
icetsunami

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I think the last thing you need to worry about is having a potential mental disorder. Its very common though I understand you may feel anxious about it.
With such a varied degree of symptoms which are very generalised I think you need more tests. Have they mentioned Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? I am assuming you have had the neuro tests too like MRI. For the time being maybe you could try some relaxation exercises or maybe get some individual therapy. Anyway keep us posted and good luck! :)
 
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I had an MRI, and they haven't said much regarding the disorder as of yet... In the VERY beginning of all my problems my family doctor had mentioned the possibility of an anxiety disorder, but because I fear worrying others I do not speak up when I am feeling anxious. He said some of the symptoms were showing and my mom was aware of the mental breakdown I had recently had. It seems anytime something relatively stressful happens I vomit uncontrollably. My parents just got into a huge fight and I was in tears begging and pleading for them to stop but my father just yelled at me and that just made my mom yell at him more which made everything worse. I can't handle negativity in the household, though it is very common in mine. I puked that night... I am going to see the therapist in July, towards the end. Also recently I had a panic attack. Ever since I was a child I felt as if when I left the house someone would kidnap me or rape me or attack me so I refused to leave unless someone else was with me. I grew out of that to a degree, though whenever I walk that is where my thoughts reside, but the reason for the panic attack was the school's system being hacked. They said to shut all the computers down and not to turn them back on and they were taking precautions without telling any of us what happened until we got on the bus and were all handed a paper. The paper said that someone made their way into the school records and now our social security numbers, names, gender, phone numbers, addresses, locations, school schedules, contact information, job is we have them, and a lot more was released, as was any information they had on my parents. I was getting pale, my heart was pounding, i was having trouble breathing, and I couldn't move for a while... the one kid commented how I looked like I was having a heart attack but I couldn't respond. Keep in mind I am unable to notify you all of every stressful thing in my life... (cuz theres a lot...)
 
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