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Sun, Jan 18th 2009

I am currently 22 years old. I have always been a good, cheery person. I work at a distribution center doing work involving heavy fast lifting and figuring numbers. For the past 5 months I have been having problems getting out of the house and communicating with people. I feel fatigue all the time and severe anxiety as well. I have trouble thinking and making decisions. People think I just don't care because I haven't been to visit them. I just don't know how to act or be myself. It takes me forever to even get dressed and when I do I can't make myself go out. Even around my family I feel nervous because I don't know how to talk to anyone. I can't concentrate very well. I don't have an appetite and when I eat I feel sick. Anything that is in my stomach doesn't stay there long because of constant diarrhea. I feel like I have been hit in the head with a stupid stick. I have always been really smart, now I am having trouble comprehending things and making sense. I forget things almost instantly. I feel so tired because I feel I never get any sleep even if I take sleeping medications. I have constant worrying about how to get better because this is not me. I feel extremely weak and my body isn't getting nourishment because I can't keep food in me. Please help me.

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