Hi guys. I'm a female in my mid-teens. For the past 7-8 months, I've been having virtually non-stop stress and I'm for a reason as to why this is happening to me. My level of stress often fluctuates, however I can always feel like I'm in the distinct state of distress. It's become more difficult for me to focus on various tasks, I get very easily overwhelmed by simple things, and I've noticed that I've become very low-energy and procrastinate often (among other symptoms).
Originally I thought that school was the thing that was stressing me out, which is partially true due to having to finish schoolwork and similar things. However, now that summer vacation has begun, I still don't feel relaxed at all. No matter what 'relaxing' activity that I do, I don't seem able to shake off the stress.
Before I go on, I think it's important to mention that I have NOT been diagnosed with any illnesses, mental or otherwise (I've never visited a doctor on anything I'm talking about), so the following is based on my totally unqualified observations. I think it's possible that this 'stress' may be connected to some anxiety. I often avoid specific social and public situations because that make me extremely anxious. Tests and other high stress circumstances also heighten my anxiousness (symptoms also include heavy chest, more sweating, feeling of fear, and some more). Depression is perhaps a possibility, however I'd have to exaggerate a lot of symptoms to fit the description.
Now, this is probably going to sound a bit odd but the only thing that I've found to momentarily relieve my stress is crying. This leads me to think that it's possibly hormone related (I mean, if crying is as related to hormones as I think it is). However I don't seem to experience a difference in stress when I'm my period.
Anyways, thank you for reading through this garbage and perhaps replying.