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I Am Coping With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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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

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    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 4 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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 3 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    For the last few years life has been very challenging. There are all these feelings and fears that I can´t control, they overwhelm and choke me. Fear controls my life. I do...
    leilymae leilymae 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have severe generalized anxiety disorder along with PTSD. I stopped taking my meds a little over a month ago.
    patches1999 patches1999 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 3

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    I first experienced General Anxiety Disorder about 6 month ago.. It was a normal day like any other days I was a bit stressed at work and sleep deprived I jumped in my car on the...
    alikansso1990 alikansso1990 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    Gosh! Where to begin? So it’s fair to say that I haven’t been suffering for as long as some people with their eating disorders but I can’t dismiss the fact that I HAVE been...
    Thatgirl889 Thatgirl889 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    My GAD went untreated for most of my life so far. Please don't let your GAD go untreated, because in me, it led to severe depression where I was hallucinating and could only think...
    lizoutofwater lizoutofwater 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I am having trouble coping with life. I've reached the point where I cannot stand my own suffering anymore, nor the sufferings of people around me. I just wish it would end already...
    northguy northguy 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I have Borderline Personality Disorder and OCPD, which means I'm super anxious. I find, as time goes on, that my anxiety grows. A few months ago, I moved in with a boyfriend...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I was diagnosed with GAD 11 years ago, at 13 years old. I didn't even know what that meant. From a young age I've always taken responsibility for my younger brother and sister...
    Myeiaddiction Myeiaddiction 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    So this is going to be a TMI post. So if you care read on but be warned I'm about to share an issue I've had for about a year and four months now. I used to work at a Transport...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I have really bad anxiety attacks. I almost died a few nights ago because of a dizzy spell that triggered my anxiety attack, and they did not blend well. I've been really freaking...
    myusername22 myusername22 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    yesterday was my first day at my summerjob. The night before, i couldnt sleep because i was stressing out and i was so nervous and anxious about it. I went to bed at 11 pm, but i...
    Elienseys Elienseys 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Undiagnosed but I have all the symptoms and my mum also suffered for many years. It's such a horrible feeling, I get paranoid about so many different things and my mind doesn't...
    makethatchange makethatchange 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I've gained so much weight too fast to be just eating. Even with medication and therapy,I'm always in a stressed state. My only relief is sleeping all day on the weekends. No one...
    MiztressL MiztressL 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I just don't know anymore. I feel like I'm bad for everyone in my life. I just really feel like ending my life. I'm done with struggling, done with no one understanding, done with...
    got2Breal got2Breal 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    im going shopping tomorrow and of course im up late thinking about it I can never come home with the things I want I always come home empty handed. this is what happens while...
    idkhby idkhby 13-15, F Jul 22

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    It's a living hell really. Just going out in public is hard to do. I hate being in crowds. Therapist hasn't helped much. Hell, even being around my bestfriend is hard to do now...
    thatoneguy336 thatoneguy336 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    If there's a large amount of people in a single room I have a real problem with that
    panthrax00 panthrax00 16-17, M Aug 4

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    My doctor wouldn't take me off Lexapro so i just stopped taking my meds.
    patches1999 patches1999 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/superhero-tutorial Hey I'm making a livestream for anyone who is upset or anxious or depressed or anything, I will listen to you and try to help. I...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M Aug 5

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    I really tryt so hard to be positivec but horrid things just keep happening. I'm wish I could believe one day I'll be ok but that hope just seems to get crushed everytimes I...
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    i dont know what to say im worn out and all i feel is pain im so depressed that i dont want o socialixw i cant even rember what i did a minute ago im so sick and fricken tired of...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Jul 23

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    I have to force myself to go anywhere. I stress about people looking at me and judging me. I will avoid as much contact as possible if I know I'm not looking my best. I never walk...
    Nihnox Nihnox 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I'm 16 and I've been suffering from a severe depersonalization disorder for just over a year now. At first I pushed it away as being tired, but when it never got better, we went to...
    xxChloeMxx xxChloeMxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My wonderful sweet dorky weird boyfriend of 4 years proposed last weekend and of course I said yes, so now we are engaged. This is amazing news! Television and fifties movies...
    RoseHoneyBee RoseHoneyBee 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Sometimes people just never understand we don't do self harm because it is cool, because it is the new trend. We just can't ******* help it, I ******* hate myself, I do not want to...
    fragilityelegance fragilityelegance 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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