ilifern
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HI ilifern,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for checking in.

I am sorry to hear You are feeling so poorly. Not getting enough sleep can be really hard on you, physically and emotionally. And I know how miserable headaches can be as well. You are dealing with a lot. It sounds like you are not getting a lot of emotional support. Again, sorry to hear about all of this.

First, I am assuming that you are under the care of a physician. That would be the first step, just in case you aren't. It's really important that a physician you trust is aware of both the sleep difficulties and the headaches. If you are taking any medications, it would be a good idea for any and all doctors you might be working with to be aware of each other, and any medications the others docs have prescribed.

I am also wondering if you are receiving any type of counseling. It could help a whole lot to have someone to meet with on a regular basis, an objective professional who can listen and help you sort out how you're feeling, as well as help you to develop some additional coping skills.

Do you have any friends or family members that you could sit down with and get some support?

Also, is it possible your family members might suspect you aren't feeling well, and be waiting for you to let them know what you need? Or, if they don't know, is it possible they would want to give you some help and support if the did know? It is always sad for me to see people who are suffering and not getting the help they need because they think they need to protect their loved ones.

Just wondering. You know your family and what you can expect from them. I am just suggesting the sometimes people can surprise us.

Take good care of yourself. Get some help with your emotions. And keep in touch. Let me know how you are doing. You are not alone.

Gary

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