I Am Anxious All the Time

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    The thing about anxiety is

    that it's so difficult to describe, especially for someone as inarticulate as me. But in and out of an episode, I always get this tight, gripping sensation in my chest, which is really annoying, because I focus on it too much and end up thinking I'm going to die. During my...
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda
    Dec 3, 2014

    Yes Anxious

    I guess suffering from PTSD gives just that, being anxious all of the time. Right now, I feel nauseous and feel like vomitting.  My stomach feels weird too.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2012

    Need Help In Relating.

    Hello All, I joined this group because I am nervous all the time. However, most of the time, I don't even know that I am nervous even though I am. I am nervous at work (Because I have to go fast and not make any mistakes), I failed my Massage Therapy exam because of it, I am...
    midnightstarr midnightstarr
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Mar 12, 2010

    Anxious And Obsessive - That's Me...

    Anxious all day every day, wake up anxious, spend all day anxious, go to bed anxious, it's just great.  The main thing that fuels my anxiety is not being able to accept what someone says to me at face value.  For example, I meet someone at  a social event and see...
    ksera ksera
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 17, 2010

    Should Be Worry-free But I'm Not

    At my age people aren't worried about any big important things in their lives just maybe things like, what they're going to wear, when to put gas in thier cars, when to go to work, homework, and if they have enough money to go somewhere.Not me though I am anxious all the time...
    bubblynng08 bubblynng08
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2011
    inconfidence inconfidence
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    Fight Fight On!

    I have to fight this! in social and academic situations.. anywhere!!! grrrr...
    amejad amejad
    22-25, F
    Mar 23, 2011

    No One Notices.. Or Even Cares.

    I'm drowning. Gasping for air. I can't breathe- literally. I've had 2 anxiety attacks in the past month so far.. I don't know what I'm anxious or worried about. I guess just life in general. It's scary- when your heart is racing so fast and hard- you think it'll explode. When you...
    ineedsomeonepleasehelp ineedsomeonepleasehelp
    Nov 22, 2012

    Tired of the anxiety

    and palpitations. Everything makes me anxious. The thought of going to the store makes me anxious. All this started slowly. So many different things that have happened in my life has made me this anxious panicked person. I don't nor have ever done drugs but sometimes I think if...
    kbrown1974 kbrown1974
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    I am I have this awful fear all the time!

    I constantly check to make sure my doors and windows are locked, that the curtains are closed but I still have the feeling that something bad is going to happen! I sit so I can see my door too.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 2, 2015

    I don't have anxiety

    after I gave it to Jesus he can do better then any meds
    newhope123 newhope123
    31-35, M
    Jul 29, 2015

    just came off awhile bunch of antidepressants

    and now i can't even leave my house i am so anxious. There is no thoughts behind it its just there and i don't know what to do
    nessy1624 nessy1624
    31-35, F
    Jul 6, 2014

    being anxious part 1while being on the road on

    our long way to disney worldfrom Mexico to florida in 3 days, oh the road itself was magical,my grandparents have always been pure magic.it might be because of the sadness they went through..what else..one day before christmaswaiting to comeback home from school and be with my...
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis
    22-25, F
    Dec 8, 2015

    I always feel on edge.

    Very anxious, nervous, stressed out. I get a bit jittery sometimes I even feel tears sticking for absolutely no reason. My friend has carming pills she takes that are 100% natural ingredients from Holland and Barrets. I really would like to get some. I'm older than her by a few...
    xItsChelsx xItsChelsx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015

    Walking around shopping with my family

    and I hear three girls whispering and laughing behind us. I turn to look at them and they go quiet. I have the worst anxiety about stuff and am very protective of my family/ always want to make sure no one is being mean to them. I already know I'll spend the rest of the day...
    ballena4 ballena4
    18-21, F
    Jul 28, 2015

    Anxiously Wanting Anxiety To Become Tolerable

    I have been on anxiety meds for most of my life. I do not like the side effects of meds or the numb like feelings they give me. I took myself off my meds to see if the anxiety got better. I really liked my sharp mindedness without the meds and  absolutely loved not dealing any...
    1woody 1woody
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 18, 2012

    My boyfriend left a week ago today

    for air force BMT. I haven't been able to talk to him, see him, or any communication (besides letters,but they take weeks to get to him now..) and I won't be able to see him til april 10th. Im so afraid he's going to forget about me that it makes me sick to my stomach .
    jesskaminsky jesskaminsky
    22-25, F
    Feb 17, 2014

    Its nerve racking to be on edge all the time.

    I hate going to the doctors and they don't know what is causing me the severe migraines. I am dreading to do a spinal tap. But I know I have to so I can rule things out. All I heard is how horrible Spinal tap Headaches are hell to go through. :( I just wish time go faster and...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 17

    I feel it is so crippling.

    I don't know how to leave the house sometimes when it feels like doom is standing in the doorway, and everyone outside who I avert my eyes from is looking at me with disgust or contempt, like I'm an eyesore and an intrusion on their time and space. I speak very quietly, because...
    daisychristabel daisychristabel
    26-30, F
    Oct 12, 2014

    I Too.

    I find at times the majority of the time iam too over the extent of being anxious that i seem to get butterflies in my stomach,jitters,paranioa ect, just becausee i cant handle what is waiting for me on the other side metaphorically speaking on the other side/end to my fear...
    liveitupGravityX liveitupGravityX
    16-17, F
    Jan 19, 2010

    Stiff As A Board

    I wonder why my head hurts all the time.  I wonder why my muscles ache and my body feels like it cannot move freely.  My jaw is clenched tightly all the time, and it takes every bit of will and effort to concentrate on what I'm doing.  And then I realize that I'm tense.  Not...
    ImHere2 ImHere2
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2011

    I Always Worry.

    First it starts with something small, like a small noise or something. I'll think I'm being watched after that. I'll think someone's behind me. Staring over my shoulder. My dad's good with computers so I'm certain he knows all my passwords whether I want him to or not. Hell, he's...
    Xorianna Xorianna
    16-17, F
    Jul 1, 2012

    Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop

    It feels like I'm always anticipating something.  Things falling apart.  Plans falling through.  People letting me down.  Being betrayed.  Being disappointed.  I feel like I will jinx myself if things go too well and I exhale and allow myself to believe it.I'm tense.  So...
    ImHere2 ImHere2
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Sep 17, 2011

    Okay so I tend be very nervous/nervous a lot of

    the time over things that I shouldn't be nervous and tend to overthink. For example even online talking to people or friends I become nervous for some reason or In person. I mean I used to be a very timid shy person but act as if I am outgoing most of the time. I think I might...
    cassycass13 cassycass13
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2015

    Body Aches And Thoughts That Won't Quit

    My body is always aching. I do not know HOW to relax. Even as a child I did not know how to relax. I needed to always make my body move. My hands and feet are always twitchy. My voice trembles, even when I feel the most confident. My boyfriend tells me I am funny and smart and...
    JenLuckBuckle JenLuckBuckle
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2012

    I Am A Nervous Wreck

    I have always been a worry wart.. but now at 28 and in grad school I am anxious all the time.. I get so flustered easily..especially during group meetings.. I have to present every week and I go through the process every time.. Sigh.. This is taking a toll on me... I hate feeling...
    reenfree reenfree
    1 Response Oct 18, 2012

    Lately I've simply lost the excitement

    for anything social. Can't get buzzed about seeing friends or meeting new people, and when I do, I just zone out and get feelings of anxiety that are so intense that I actually start to ******* shake sometimes. I sometimes enjoy being with other people but I'm never comfortable...
    sonnybastard sonnybastard
    22-25, M
    Feb 28, 2015

    I get so anxious sometimes

    that I can't do anything other than try not to rip off my skin. I've had anxiety since I was very little, but have only been treated for it within the past year. I self harmed for a while to help with the anxiety occasionally, but I've managed to stop that at least. Not the...
    Twon Twon
    1 Response Dec 21, 2013
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