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I Am a Teen With Anxiety

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    Damn you fox! Second attempt:  Having

    panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7, 2014

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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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    Where I live there is a thunderstorm

    and I'm stuck alone at my neighbors house and this house scares me ;-;
    BreeezeBlocks BreeezeBlocks 16-17, F Aug 5, 2014

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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 1 Response Apr 19, 2014

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    Whenever I try to talk to my mom she's just

    like: "Don't say that." "I'm tired." "You don't even know anything, you're only in eighth grade!" When I eventually got her to finally talk with me it lasted forever and mainly consisted of her saying I learned all this from books and media. She blamed how I am on the things...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 26, 2014

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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    My aunt decided to order me some herbal things

    to get rid of my anxiety and make me calm down I don't believe this will help
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F Sep 27, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 16-17 Jul 10, 2013

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    I am a teen with severe anxiety,

    have anxiety attacks everyday. Oh what a shock
    kezzie10 kezzie10 16-17, F Oct 22, 2014

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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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    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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    Holly155 Holly155 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 11

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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 4 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 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 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    I can't deal with life.

    I am very social but if no one is there to help me or be my crutch I shut down. I isolate myself because I'm afraid people don't like me and theyre going to be mean to me
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 5 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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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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    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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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7, 2014

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

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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, 2014

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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 16-17 6 Responses Jan 14, 2008

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    I have an anxiety/panic attack multiple times a

    day. I all the sudden can't breath and I feel like I'm gasping for air. People are taking to me but it's going right over my head. I just get this horrible feeling suddenly and I have no clue why. I get them in the oddest places. I was chatting with a friend in history today and...
    daisy115 daisy115 13-15, F Jan 29

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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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 18-21, F Jun 25, 2014

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    How do I do this? I was skeptical about taking

    my anti-anxiety medicine and now I got the worst symptoms possible. The irony is just annoying. My anxiety increased and I had 4 panic attacks in 2 days. I barely ever have any that major either. I want to get rid of my anxiety but the medicine was the last resort. Now, I'm...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2014

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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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    this is probably the most difficult thing,

    being a teen with anxiety in this world just doesn't work. Right now your growing up, trying to find out who your going to be. But you can't do that with something in the back of your mind/brain telling your whole body to be scared of every obstacle that life throws at you...
    Holly155 Holly155 16-17, F Oct 20, 2014

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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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