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I blurt things out, but don't remember saying them

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idk if this is normal but it’s stressing me out bc when I’m just thinking to myself I blurt things out but I don’t remember saying them. it’s happened 3 times, I was scrolling through youtube and thinking about a character and my sister went over to me and I was confused and then she told me I told her to come over but I didn’t remember it. do u know how I can stop? idk bro I’m just confuse


Hi there, welcome to Ask ALex,

We are really sorry to hear that you’re going through this, and we want you to know that you’re not alone in feeling this way. It’s quite common for people, especially teenagers, to experience moments of absentmindedness or saying things without realising it. It can be concerning, but there could be a few possible explanations for what you’re experiencing. 
First, it’s important to consider stress and anxiety. High stress levels can lead to absentmindedness and even disassociation from your surroundings, making you less aware of your actions. As a teenager, you might be dealing with various pressures and emotions, and these can sometimes manifest in unexpected ways.
Another possibility is that you might be experiencing a form of sleep talking or automatic speech, where your subconscious thoughts find their way out verbally without your conscious awareness. It’s not unusual, and it doesn’t necessarily indicate a severe issue.
However, if this is causing you  distress, as it seems to be, it’s a good idea to talk to a trusted adult, such as a parent or another adult in your life, about your experiences. They can provide valuable support and guidance to help you manage this. It’s important to address any concerns you have because sometimes, talking about it and looking for help is the first step to understanding and overcoming such challenges. It is possible that you may need some professional medical support, but you can discuss this with your parents/care givers and your GP.
Remember, you’re not alone, and many people go through similar situations during their teenage years. You have a support system around you, and they want the best for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them and share your feelings and experiences. They can work with you to explore the reasons behind your actions and help you find ways to cope with or even prevent these episodes. Your well-being is important, and there are people ready to help you through this.
If you would like to talk about this some more, before talking to somebody you know, please reach out to our Childline Team, who are available 24-hours a day, every day. You can reach them by free phone at 1800, 66 66 66 or through Live Chat on our website We will not judge you, and we can help you look at some options which are available to you.
Please know that you are not alone, we and others are available to support you through your journey.

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