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I Am Coping With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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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 2 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    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

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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 4 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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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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    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

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    but i am doing a LOT better

    now ,, in fact , i think i am doing too well XD !!! teehee :P for those who have GAD ,, believe me drugs aren't the solution ,, you NEED the psychosocial therapy ,, they go hand by hand ,, awww i just imagined them walking hand by hand :3 ,, lol i guess i am developing ADHD...
    TiTiChocolate TiTiChocolate 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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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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    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'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

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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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    My social anxiety is really effecting my life. I've been with my dad for a week and now I'm feeling sick going back to my mum.
    conflictinglives conflictinglives 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    I have so much anxiety and I can't control it. I don't know what to do.
    Kkj579 Kkj579 18-21 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I don't know if I actually have social anxiety because I am too scared to mention my thoughts to my parents. I'm an insomniac and take medication for that. I'm almost positive...
    sk8rkm77 sk8rkm77 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Sigh.. Where to even begin this battle. I have been married for almost 17 yrs. I have fallen out of love long ago, but since we are military and I have no job I am trapped. We have...
    luvme4me2012 luvme4me2012 31-35, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    And it has ruined my life ever since. Anxiety sucks ***.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    I have BDD. I am going to be assessed for BDD next week. I already know I have it. I'm reading a book now and it sounds like me. Basically it's a person that's preoccupied with a...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    2001 and 2003, we lost our children. Newly born, and stillborn. It was fundamentally the downfall of my wife, as shed secretly started drinking after both of our children had died...
    NottsProfGent NottsProfGent 46-50, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE: When people act 'depressed' or think they have 'social anxiety' to fit in or do it for attention, when there are others out there who are actually diagnosed...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am just so frustrated and angry with myself right now. I have been trying to get to a normal weight and maintain it for YEARS and I just cannot seem to get there. I am stuck on a...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    what is the difference between avoidant personality disorder and social anxiety disorder?
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My BFF's brother has a marijuana card because weed helps with his sleeping disorder, so there's always weed at my friends house. Yesterday, my BFF told me that he had smoked weed...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F a week ago

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    i have been married to my husband for 15 years we have 3 kids. We met in high school. My life has been great until we started having problems and I cheated on him. I was totally...
    Judyh44 Judyh44 41-45, F a week ago

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    Question- has anyone found any good coping strategies that help them deal with BPD ?
    LJglasgow LJglasgow 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    It was near the beginning of 1st grade when I first began exhibiting the symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder. Always worried that I was going to die or that something bad would...
    Livenka007 Livenka007 18-21, F a week ago

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    Anyone else struggle bad with health anxiety
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 20

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    "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz: (Agreement #2 REALLY helps with social anxiety) #2: "Don't Take Anything Personally" "Nothing others do is because of you. What others...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I feel anxious very often. I always feel like people know my insecurities, and know what I'm thinking, and I peel the skin off my lips when I have something on my mind. I feel like...
    Anon1238 Anon1238 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I've had a couple of bad experiences with many therapists, starting at 16. None were too horrendous, but one of them cursed me out and put me on an anti-depressant for an eating...
    ThePerfectStorm87 ThePerfectStorm87 26-30, F Aug 18

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    Okay so I was wondering about Xanax withdrawal symptoms after very short term (but heavy) usage. I suffer from General Anxiety Disorder with severe claustrophobia as a...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 18

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