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I Am a Teen With Anxiety

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    When my doctor told me I had anxiety bad

    and put me on medication I didn't know what to do. I took it a few times when needed but I don't want to take it. I want to control it on my own and slowly I am. My anxiety is holding me back from sleep and going on vacation. Sometimes I cry an because I feel like there is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    Things That Help Anxiety

    Ive noticed things that help anxiety are being a cool environment, being forced to do things, drinking, smoking bud, being with a girl that you like, having fun. Inviting the thoughts in because your brain tries to. Lock anything it sees as a threat or harmful so if it sees it as...
    Calilivin805 Calilivin805 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 1, 2012

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    My Anxiety

    I don't even remember when I first felt anxious but I remember when the feeling of someone constantly sitting in my chest was constantly occurring. Sometimes the pain would even last for months at a time and I would have no idea what to do. After I was informed that my dad has...
    Otterluvr Otterluvr 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    Edge of Seventeen

    I'm seventeen years old, and I've had anxiety for as long as I can remember. I grew up, like seemingly everyone else these days, in a very abusive household. When I was twleve, I moved out for the first time. Since then, I've lived with a few families, all have been good to me...
    littlemissy91 littlemissy91 16-17 1 Response Sep 19, 2008

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    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    I've Been Through a Lot Of...

    I've been through a lot of tough crap in my life and it's difficult not to have anxiety. Although, I must admit, my anxiety is not nearly has severe as my grandma's. She's just straight up crazy.
    topazfire topazfire 16-18, F Feb 2, 2008

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    Anxiety Is Taking Over My Life!!!

    I'm 17. It all started in January. I got sick with bronchitis then i found out that i had a lump in my left breast and one under my right arm..not cancerous! Thank God! but i had to have surgery to get them remove because they were bothering me! And from there on i thought of...
    GirlWithADream1234 GirlWithADream1234 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2013

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    It Never Ends

    I've had this for years and years. It started so early I had no idea what it was. When I was finally old enough to realize what this feeling was called I tried to deny it. I hid my feelings and the anxiety from everyone. I pasted on a fake smile and started adapting my...
    shootdownthestars shootdownthestars 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2013

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    I just don't understand the purpose of my life.

    I just can't figure out things. So I am a 19 year old in love with a 41 old married man. "MARRIED" yes !. The first thing u would think is that, this guy is taking advantage if this girl sexually or whatever. But NO, we have been together for 4 years n till today he has never...
    jerry44 jerry44 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything!

    Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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    umm. they put me on these pills a couple months ago cause i wasnt sleepin at all..   they would knock me out and yah..   i dont have to take them anymore but i do still take my happy pills. but sometimes i wake up in the middle of the night and it feels like...
    asdflkjghlove asdflkjghlove 16-17, F Jul 7, 2008

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    Ex Anxiety Disorder. My Story

    I always had preobelms with new situations since the age of about 9. At this point i was in control of it. When i was 13 i changed schools and on my seccond day, my appendix got infected and the school matron wouldnt let me out of the school. The same night i was in surgery...
    loverose123 loverose123 16-17, F Jan 24, 2010

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    How I Feel Every Day

    i have had a lot of panic attacks. i would be really scared to call someone on the phone. Yup, just to call someone on the phone. i would be really scared that i would tell my self: "nope better not call them at all." i just can't do it. an other thing is that i would...
    zipseal zipseal 18-21 3 Responses Dec 22, 2008

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    R U Like Me?

    Do you scan the room over and over to make sure nothing bad will happen? Or if u have somewhere to run/hide? Do your palms sweat/do you become nervouse when u talk to people because your afraid you will say something wrong...they will hurt u...criticize u? Etc.? Do you hate...
    RensKay RensKay 13-15 Jul 10, 2013

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    Anxiety At School

    I've been diagnosed with anxiety for around four years now and it really does become a problem at school sometimes. It's especially bad around crowds of people or public speaking. Like before my Chemistry teacher set us a presentation, bearing in mind our Chemistry class only has...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    I Wish It Would Just Go Away

    Hi I'm 16 and I suffer with anxiety. When I was about 8 or 9 I was diagnosed with a skin disorder on my legs. I didn't feel normal so I just shut down for like 5 or 6 years. When I saw people walking with shorts and cute little dresses it made me sad. Now I'm in high school and...
    zobee123 zobee123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    I Get Anxiose and Worried Abou...

    i get anxiose and worried about things that aren't even there and can't help it.
    Jinx12 Jinx12 16-18, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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    Stupid Anxiety Attacks

    I hate my anxiety attacks they feel horrible. I remember I almost had one in school when I asked my teacher if she had a pad.  She told me me to go to another classroom I didnt know the teacher or anyone in the classroom. I was about to knock the door but I just couldn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 27, 2008

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    Always Feel It

    I've always been a nervous person. Even as apreschooler I always felt like people would abandon me if I didn't pelase them, do what ever they say. When someone is mad at me I just want to hide in my room. I always have this naucious feeling. I can never eat much and get anerexic...
    teena4u269 teena4u269 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    Since 12

    I've been dealing with anxiety since I left elementary school. Now I'm 17. My anxiety forced me to quit school when I was 15. I made it one month into my sophmore year. That was after I left public school halfway through my freshman year and did hospital homeboud (classes over...
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23, 2008

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    Anxiety Tore My Life Apart, So I Sewed It Back Together

    Hi, my name is Andrea. I used to have MAJOR anxiety issues. All my life has been pretty great. Since kindergarten I've gotten straight A's, all the cute guys, and been the "popular girl" in school. But the one thing that people don't understand about anxiety is that ANYONE can...
    AnxiousAndy AnxiousAndy 16-18 5 Responses Jan 14, 2008

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    Anxiety With Thoughts of Impossible Pregnancy

     Ido admit my anxiety disorder has been caused due to years of built up stress...and its for it to go. I started having an anxiety attack in the beginning of April 2009. The attack was so severe it lead to acid reflux, breaking out in hives, and crazy thoughts of me being...
    RosaCarmesi RosaCarmesi 16-17, F May 15, 2009

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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    Health Anxiety

    I'm 16 years old. I have great family and friends. My life has always been a great one, with 2 amazing parents that work really hard to give me everything I need. Even though I have nothing to worry about in life, besides my school work and applying for colleges, anxiety attacks...
    PrettyInPink21 PrettyInPink21 16-17, F Nov 4, 2013

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    Me Too...

    I am very worried of my future. >_>
    sidburn sidburn 16-18, M Feb 1, 2008

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    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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    I Am Very Anxious. ...

    I am very anxious. But it's not crippling, simply because ,anxiety or not, I have to go on. I have to do the things I have to do whether I'm worried, nervous, anxious or not.
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-18, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    Damn you fox! Second attempt:  Having

    panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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    I Don't Want To Have It Anymore

    i would've never thought that i would be having this problem. this whole anxiety issue began just at the beginning of this year because of my parents. there was talk about my parents having a divorce and that just really affected me. i didn't know that it was going to get to the...
    Cindy485 Cindy485 16-17 2 Responses Nov 18, 2010

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    Day After Day

    Are u a teen with anxiety? Sometimes do you try to explain to friends or family how you feel, but they still don't "understand"? Well please allow me to introduce myself. It may surprise you that I am not an adult. I try very hard to use more professional words because frankly...
    RensKay RensKay 13-15 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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    Get Anxious So Easily

    i get really anxious about alot of things and it happens so easily...mostly when i dont want it to effect me....anxiety attacks aint good...but i'm learning to control them a little more...so that they dont effect me as much...as at the moment, they aint doing me any fabours in...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2007

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    It's a constant battle.

    Awhile ago, around the time of my final year of school and exams in that year, I started having panic attacks. Before the attacks but it started off with little things. I was paranoid about washing my hands, I was fixated on it (weird I know) I kept having these moments when I...
    Isabella100 Isabella100 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 6, 2013

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    You Can Make A Difference

    Hi my name is , Briana Lee. I’m a sophomore in college I am 19. I am doing a school Project on Anorexia. AND I NEED YOUR HELP. I am creating a Public Heath Message. This Project is supposed to help girls and women just like you see the struggles Anorexic Women go through. I...
    babiibrii babiibrii 18-21, F Nov 4, 2012

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    I'm 14. I was raped last summer by my uncle

    and three strange men. They've all been punished in some way for what they did. It's all behind me now, but I'm still not over it. I see a psychiatrist and I take meds for my severe anxiety. Sometimes, I have flashbacks. I still have nightmares most every night. I'm still afraid...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 29

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    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks.

    Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    Do you walk into a room and look for the nearest exit just in case something goes wrong? Does your heart beat so fast when your on your own for an hour at home? Do you stay up all night worrying about little things? And then don't sleep enough so your exhausted the next day? Do...
    IzzyRach30 IzzyRach30 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    My Struggle With Anxiety

    When I was in my early teens my anxiety was very severe. I was very codependent on others and was scared to function by myself. I hated talking to people I didn't know very well, so it was difficult for me to make new friends. I was terrified by new experiences, and I rarely...
    shleybird shleybird 18-21 Jan 19, 2012

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    My Story

    I am 17 years old and have been dealing with panic and anxiety for the past 3 1/2 months. It is the hardest obstacle I've ever had to overcome. I am a senior in high school and have waited for this year for so long - all I want to do is drive around with my friends, play my...
    GJC2013 GJC2013 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    I Can't Handle This Anxiety

    I will be turning 17 in a few months. I'm a junior in high school. I have had anxiety my whole life, ever since I can remember. In 8th grade, I remember I started getting these terrible chest pains and I was getting shortness of breath. I went to the doctor about it, and he asked...
    k33ponholdinon k33ponholdinon 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    i have really bad anxiety.

    i've never gone to a doctor for it, because it's just too expensive. i'm trying to find doctors who accept medicaid. i have issues riding in the car. yesterday i freaked out yelling at my boyfriend because i was scared we were going off the road. when i look back at it, we weren...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F Dec 12, 2013

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    Always So Nervous

    Whether I am alone, with friends, or at school I always feel that someone somewhere is watching me and judging me at whatever I am doing. Whenever I try and do something I want to, I always think that people are laughing at me or thinking how stupid I am. In school I can barely...
    LaurenHarris LaurenHarris 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    My Anxiety It Well Never Go Away

    First let me say im sorry for the bad spelling i have a learning disability... I'm 16 with a really bad Anxiety of eating in restraints and in front of adults i have been this way sens i was 4 years old i'm sick of people telling me its a way of life to eat i no it is i like...
    andreya123 andreya123 16-17 1 Response May 10, 2013

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    If any of you ever need someone to talk to

    and there is no one online on here go check out 7 cups of tea.com. Its a website that trains people to become active listeners, its a online chat open 24/7 and you can chat with a kind, caring and understanding listener. Its FREE and confidential, you can even browse through...
    tinkerbellfan101 tinkerbellfan101 18-21, F Mar 2

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    I Don'T Know What'S Wrong With Me

    I don't know why but all of my friends and everyone one else seem to be naturally happy and have their life together and I don't. I panic and stress out that I'm not like them and I don't know what I'm doing till I shake and break down completely. I'm afraid it runs in my family...
    caity42 caity42 18-21, F 1 Response May 28, 2013

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    Embarrassed

    I didn't want to resort to asking this to anyone, but there's no one I know that I can come up to and ask this question to. So, *deep breath* ...here goes. How do you ask your parents to get you anxiety medication? I don't think I can ask my dad because he will somehow relate...
    mixedview mixedview 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I lost all my friends,I feel detached from everything and everyone,I struggle with anxiety and get severe panic attacks every time I go out,I can't take it anymore,I harm myself...
    intoxicatxd intoxicatxd 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I haven't drive in 3 weeks and today I was on a major highway while it was pisspouring. For some reason I was convinced my brakes weren't going to work. They did and I'm fine. But...
    Nerdbooklover Nerdbooklover 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I think I found someone who has the most incredible power over me... he takes away my anxiety..... NO ONE has ever been able to do that. I usually just get, "get over it". Sorry...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Ok so my spring break ends today,and I have school tomorrow,I got depersonalization over the holidays and I have a fear of going out because the moment I got out,I get anxiety and...
    intoxicatxd intoxicatxd 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Depression is... An emptiness, that swallows us whole. It's not even just pure dark or light, pure sadness or anger, it's emptiness. My emptiness was caused by my sense of not...
    machriskabensler machriskabensler 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    No one loves me. No one cares about me. I'm surrounded by people, but no one ever notices me. My dad left when I was 4, my mom just hates me, and she's just blaming me for...
    Josephineong Josephineong 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Well I'm about 5'10" and nearly 300 pounds- and hopefully by the end of this week I'll have met that goal! I wanna find a fatty girl to grow big with (and help me achieve my...
    METALHEADXFA METALHEADXFA 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    I just learned that I have mild depression a couple of months ago; I don't self-harm or have suicidal thoughts, but I have little self confidence and self esteem. I am always tired...
    soulbeing soulbeing 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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