I Am Coping With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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    I'm Trying Out A Little Poetry...

    Forever GoneAlways HereI AmI WasI Used To BeI Am NowGoneMaybeHereNo One KnowsTell me what you think! don't know if I'm any good.. 
    echo97 echo97
    13-15, F
    Nov 7, 2011

    Anxiety Is Stealing My Life

    I don't remember when my anxiety started, but I know that my panic attacks started at 15, and things have only gotten worse. Some days my anxiety is so bad that it keeps me from doing things I want to do. I just got a new job, and I'm terrified that I'll be bad at it. I start on...
    espressiva espressiva
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2011

    I overdosed on Zoloft.

    I feel like **** now. My heart is racing. I had a sleepless night yesterday. A month ago the doctor Psychatrist prescribed 100mg Zoloft per day - one 50 mg tablet, morning and night. Because I felt so bad I decided to DOUBLE the med: I took 100 mg twice per day = 200 mg. The...
    nedbrent69 nedbrent69
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    It's been little over a year

    now since I unwillingly dropped everything because of my anxiety. I stopped doing the things I truly loved and I stopped going to my favorite places with the friends I love. I keep wondering when this trapped feeling will end.... But I'm tired of waiting scared and I want to...
    Anonymousgirl8 Anonymousgirl8
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2014

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder And Panic Attacks

    Any one who suffers with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) or Panic Attacks knows how disruptive these disorders can be, and usually are, to your life. These labels have been around for years and these are illnesses that are in the medical books. I find it absolutely amazing...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 31, 2012

    I Cope With Klonopin

    Anxiety is very difficult to live and does NOT need a trigger. It can just happen...come upon you. It happens to me when I get up early. The daytime is just no good for me. I use Klonopin and take a nap, and wake up refreshed. :shrug:
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2009

    I Worry

    I worry, and then I worry, and then I worry some more. My husband, mom, and brother all tell me I should see a doctor... but who has the time or money? Who wants to be put on meds. The first and last time I asked for meds it just made me worse. And making an appointment stresses...
    JustMyExperience JustMyExperience
    26-30, F
    Jul 10, 2012

    I've always had anxiety.

    Recently exactly 2 weeks ago I was hit by a car and my anxiety has completely gotten out of control.
    Amy1MM Amy1MM
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2014

    GAD

    When I say I have GAD, people look at me funny. Like, PTSD is commonly known and all, but generalized anxiety disorder isn't? They go hand-in-hand, and commonly join up to be friends to depression. It causes me to shy away from social situations, people make me nervous and I...
    jellybean93 jellybean93
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2013

    Who Have The Same Problems As Mine?so Sad And Stressed!

    I live in VietNam and so my English is not good. Sorry about that. I realize that I had GAD just 2 years ago and OCD 12 years ago. I haven't gone to doctor or psychiatrist yet but depending on what I read about it, I am sure I got. When I was 6 years old, I kept saying some...
    Nevergiveup94 Nevergiveup94
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2012

    It Has Kept Me From Fulfilling My Potential

    All my life I have had anxiety and fear....mostly about unfamiliar or high pressure situations. The way I coped was to shy away from those circumstances; dating, public speaking, sports, etc. As you might imagine, I have missed a lot of living. I now take medication which helps...
    Wingnut42 Wingnut42
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2012

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder And Agoraphobia.

    All my life I have had anxiety , up until my freshman year of college I thought that anxiety was normal, and everyone felt the same as I did, and they were just better at handling it. towards the end of my freshman year I had psychological testing done, mostly to see if I had...
    GADandme GADandme
    18-21
    1 Response Aug 15, 2012

    Feelings Of Impending Doom

    My anxiety has been getting worse these past few weeks.  I have a referral to a psychiatrist but my first appointment isn't until August.  Lately, my anxiety is related to work such as employer expectations, my expectations, getting sued, losing my ability to practice...
    bythegrl bythegrl
    36-40
    4 Responses Jun 26, 2010

    I had been doing very well recovering from one

    of the lowest points in my anxiety roller coaster, but then I left for college and my whole world fell apart. I found myself having anxiety attacks more often, staying awake for days on end, stressing out until I was physically sick etc. One way I coped was just staying in and...
    AddieJazz AddieJazz
    18-21, F
    Jun 23, 2015

    The Things A Year Can Change

    "Cancer" "you might live" "you have 5 kids, what are you going to do?" "Its best to just take your medicine and stay away from everyone" 2 1/2 years ago cancer came for a visit August of 2010 I found out I was 14 weeks pregnant with twin boys I choose to move forward, go on...
    thesaddestsong thesaddestsong
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2012

    Advice Pleassseee!

    Hi, I am a mother of 2, about 3 years ago i started to have generalized anxiety and panic attacks.  I tried the medications (lexeprol, prozac, paxil etc) but i seemed to end up in the er with panic attacks.  It seems lately for the past year it has gotten worse! ALL i do is...
    montgm montgm
    31-35
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2011

    Just Joined

    I just joined this website group because I have finally figured out wat is wrong w/me.  To my knowledge there is nobody that I can relate to with this problem except for my father and I hope that there are people here who are experiencing the same thing.  I have...
    StressedOut123 StressedOut123
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 11, 2009

    I was diagnosed with GAD

    when I was 22, but I'm sure it started out when I entered high school. HS wasn't bad for me, but being bullied throughout my primary school and having a parent who was hardly ever there and never getting any social, or outdoor activities was what made me very cynical and afraid...
    amee100 amee100
    26-30, F
    Feb 21, 2014

    I Never Knew I Had It Until...

    my training teacher for my work looked at me one day and asked if i was ok i responded no and she says the it looked like i was having an anxiety attack. i didnt understand until she explained what the reaction is to one and it was exactly what i was doing. since then they...
    Paine316 Paine316
    18-21, M
    8 Responses May 16, 2009

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    NYcple4interest NYcple4interest
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    Hi, I kinda need to say what I keep keeping to myself, and here is the only place I could think of to express all this. So yeah, I know that I don't eat like everybody, I'm...
    BleedingPanda BleedingPanda
    22-25, M
    Apr 20
    I should've been up 20 minutes ago. But my anxiety is so bad in the mornings. I'm still trying to force myself to get up and "try life" today. It's exhausting!!!!
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    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 20
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    lmaguire333 lmaguire333
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 19
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    ShellFlower119 ShellFlower119
    18-21, F
    Apr 19
    I didn't think that it's a disorder really. I thought I just can't stand the boredom. I may can handle physical pain, at some level of emotional pain but boredom means death for me...
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    I have been trying to convince myself I am excited instead of anxious in the morning when I wake up with a pounding heart. I get up, move around, skip and try to smile until the...
    pianokat pianokat
    18-21, F
    Apr 18
    i married my soldier 3 weeks ago, he just left for a month today and i miss him so much... it's not helping that i am struggling with an eating disorder and not having him around...
    heatherweste129 heatherweste129
    18-21, F
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    I take effexor for my anxiety.
    robneil45 robneil45
    26-30, M
    Apr 18
    hey. i'm here again, the girl with a catastrophic anxiety. It's nighttime here and now I'm waiting for my parents to come home. they usually come home late, like around midnight...
    thebloodyshank thebloodyshank
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    I went to a certain therapist, the only one in town, three times over the course of two months. My dad had made appointments for me because, well, he walked in on me hurting...
    shybot shybot
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    Please keep reading to the end, there's more to it than the title. Met a guy on the cruise I just got back from today. I can't stop thinking about him. He sorta showed interest...
    CrazyMetalPunk CrazyMetalPunk
    13-15, F
    Apr 18
    I don't like how I can't even enjoy days when I'm feeling relaxed. I wonder why I'm not anxious when I usually am. I wonder when the next anxiety attack will be.
    starling156 starling156
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 17
    I've denied it for years. But admittedly, it's something I have and can't seem to rise above. It effects much more than most can imagine. So last night, I was at my cousins' 19th...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 17
    I went on the Ferris wheel in downtown Atlanta (no clue what the name is, sorry) and I had anxiety really bad. my stepbrother and stepdad were with me as well as my mom. I have a...
    sxvenfxld sxvenfxld
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    I sometimes feel paranoid. I don't know what to do, or how to get over it honestly. I worry about the littlest things and I overthink and overanalyze things I shouldn't even be. I...
    lydiastilinski lydiastilinski
    16-17, F
    7 Responses Apr 17
    The anxiety has been particularly bad lately as my life is turned upside down. No, not EP shutting down (though I will miss it). Life, as I once knew it, is no longer. It is...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 16
    Right now I'm online schooled (because I used to do gymnastics), but next year, for senior year, I'm going to a normal high school, and it's already all I can think about. I know...
    BellaGrace1 BellaGrace1
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 16
    My friend had a surprise party yesterday. She is such a close friend to me and I love her to death but I have terrible anxiety and the last few days were horrible on me. I didn't...
    Blurryface5936 Blurryface5936
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 16
    Unless I know really really really well, I have to spend anywhere from 5 secs to a few mins mustering up the courage to have a conversation. Once the convo starts, I've no idea...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    Apr 16
    Here is a link to an article to share, hope it can help with your anxiety and depression http://themindunleashed.org/2014/09/8-ways-stop-thinking-find-peace.html
    Sunflowerintw Sunflowerintw
    41-45, F
    Apr 14
    I've felt with the constant ups and downs for as long as I can remember. I used to think it was just hormones when I was growing up, I wanted it to be hormones. in my 3rd year of...
    wanderlustxxx0 wanderlustxxx0
    18-21, F
    Apr 14
    I battle with depression,OCD,Anxiety and SPD (Schizotypal Personality Disorder). I had some hallucinations too. Having mental disorders is a very sad thing,i wish i was normal :(
    Batwoman1968 Batwoman1968
    18-21, F
    Apr 14
    anxiety attacks that lead to purging
    thatslovely17 thatslovely17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    Hey there! i have this disorder since i was 13. I started to have a strange behaviour and weird thoughts. My obsession with death and sick things got worse,i don't think it's a...
    Batwoman1968 Batwoman1968
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    I am depressed and it's getting worse. I will be 38 this year and am not married and do not have a baby. That was always my dream but spent too much time with wrong guys. I am...
    katielee102 katielee102
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    At Age 12, I started skipping maybe 1-3 lunch breaks a week. It was innocuous. At 14, when I skipped lunch daily, it stooped being innocuous. When I start feeling like I needed to...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    Apr 14
    I was fine for me anyways and suddenly I was hit with an anxiety attack about getting food poisoning and now I just feel really depressed.
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23
    22-25, F
    Apr 13
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    BlueJinx BlueJinx
    26-30, F
    Apr 13
    I am recently having trouble with anxiety and major depression I feel as though there I no point in my existence. I don't have much confidence anyway! I have never felt this way...
    demo111 demo111
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 13
    Is it bad that I can't help but snack at night? Like its uncontrollably snacking, I could have 5 meals in one night. Does anyone know if this is normal or some sort of eating...
    DanteTheBeast74 DanteTheBeast74
    13-15, M
    Apr 13
    I know some things can't be fixed, only managed..baby I don't want to fix you, I just want to love you
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 11
    i am raging with anxiety right now. It's more like a catastrophic anxiety wherein my mind always leads different happenings to catastrophe. O feel really helpless. I have felt this...
    thebloodyshank thebloodyshank
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 11
    So my brother just told me he was depressed because of work and stress. I wish I could open up to him and tell him that I have been battling anxiety since I was 2 and since I was 4...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    Read a lot of stories under this group and my heart goes out to you all. I struggle with social anxiety as well and it's gotten a lot better throughout the years. My advice is...
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
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    robinnoodles robinnoodles
    13-15, F
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    SyazKhan SyazKhan
    18-21, M
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    ptsdlady ptsdlady
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 10
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    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 10
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    Marie107 Marie107
    22-25, F
    Apr 10
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