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I Am a Teen With Anxiety

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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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2013

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    Wondering When Life Will Go Back To Being Enjoyable.

    I'm 15 years old and have struggled with anxiety for most of my life. I've always been an anxious kid, and would occasionally experience an anxiety attack. For the most part, it was bearable. But for the past few months, my anxiety has gotten very severe. I wake up feeling...
    daniellenicole daniellenicole 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Keeping The Thoughts Out

    Im currently 17 and have had anxiety since I was id say 7 where it started as reapeating number in sets or having the volume at an even number or touching things more than once as a form of OCD I guess but as I got older I realized I needed to stop so I put those physical things...
    Calilivin805 Calilivin805 18-21, M Aug 1, 2012

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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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...
    bandfreak26 bandfreak26 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety order

    at the age of 13 when my school work and other stuff would overwhelm me and I would get really nervous and have anxiety attacks. After about a year or two of taking medicine I thought it was gone. It returned around 17 and I'm still fighting to control it. Anxiety can be like a...
    UnwantedGirl UnwantedGirl 18-21, F Jun 15

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    Today I had a good day,

    which is rare :) if I don't get enough sleep my anxiety goes WAAAAY up.
    guardian96 guardian96 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Omg I hate it.. I'm so shy around people I

    don't know even some family members, it's not just shyness it's also fear.. I fear if I do something wrong something really bad will happen. I tried rock climbing once and my legs really badly started to shake and I felt like crying because of the embarrassment, I could hear...
    XxWolfGirlMidnightxX XxWolfGirlMidnightxX 13-15, F Aug 16

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    I am 13. I have self diagnosed anxiety of being

    alone; self diagnosed because my parents won't take me to the doctor even though they have seen me suffer for 5 years and they still say I can make it go away by myself. I also think I may be bipolar; one moment I am super happy and then in a matter of one second I get very...
    ihatemydad02 ihatemydad02 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 6

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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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    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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    I'm really just looking

    for some more people that I can relate to! Feel free to message me :)
    tlamb17 tlamb17 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 14

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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 6 Responses Jan 14, 2008

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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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    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 Nov 17, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I would like some Help last night i was worried

    about going to this thing (very important thing) i was laying in my bed trying to sleep, i closed my eyes and then it felt like i was being confined and smushed and i felt like i could not breath ..... Is this a anxiety attack ( my mom said it was )
    Cassie143 Cassie143 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 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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    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 8 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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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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    I'm scared to say hi

    or even post on anything without feeling afraid of what people have to say.. sucks but yeah, it's good I'm finally getting through this!
    Appleslices69 Appleslices69 18-21, M Apr 19

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    I have social anxiety I'm always wondering how

    people are going to accept me.
    lifeschallenge lifeschallenge 22-25, F Aug 5

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    I struggled with excessive compulsive guilt

    and other kinds of anxiety it felt like no one under stood how it was to live with that crippling fear school was a challenge due to my separation anxiety then i switched school to a school that new how to help me not just the teachers but the other students as well and their...
    Doe99 Doe99 16-17, M Aug 4

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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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    Where I live there is a thunderstorm

    and I'm stuck alone at my neighbors house and this house scares me ;-;
    emotionalyana emotionalyana 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5

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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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    To a point where I'm no longer living I'm just

    existing, scared, no longer the person I was! I feel lost, alone and afraid.
    fashionanxiety fashionanxiety 16-17, F Jun 25

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    I'm struggling with anxiety constantly. Going to work, social occasions, any new at all. My fear goes into overdrive and makes me physically ill. I don't know what to do.
    DarkStrongandsilent DarkStrongandsilent 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I'm a teen with depression... And I know I'm not the only one. But it sure feels like it sometimes. If the faces around me are hiding their true emotions, then they're pretty damn...
    TryingMyBestToSmile TryingMyBestToSmile 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am a teen with depression but I know it is from chronic pain that been apart of my life. My life is unfair in so many degrees. But it is mine. No matter what I can't give up...
    BrainLoading BrainLoading 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Hey, i know this sounds like looking for attention and stuff but i know that my life wont take this long anymore. Doesn't matter if it's gonna end tomorrow or in a month but i just...
    ninaaaxx ninaaaxx 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    4 and a half years now. Over the last 4 years I have had 5 overdoses of meds (2 put me in the hospital), Ive been anorexic at one point, I have cut myself several times on my right...
    becky632 becky632 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I have depression and anxiety. For over a year now, and it's getting worser and worser every passing day. My life has changed completely, and I feel like there is a giant hole...
    feir123002 feir123002 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 2