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I Am Coping With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Does anyone have anxiety so bad that they can't leave their house?
    TJPink TJPink 26-30, F Mar 30

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    I just wanted to reach out to those who are struggling with this debilitating disorder. I have anxiety and depression :/ The past year has been an uphill battle for me. Changing...
    DanniSwtSn DanniSwtSn 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know who I am without my anxiety. It defines me, it covers me, it captures me.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Im currently looking for a job but its really hard. I have general and social anxiety and even the thought of strangers sends me into a panic. My mom doesnt get it and she think i...
    noseatbeltsong noseatbeltsong 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    usually I have physical anxiety attacks and can sometimes talk myself out of them. I usually feel like I can't breath and like I am choking. and sometimes I shake uncontrollably...
    yesitsme123 yesitsme123 31-35 1 Response 5 days ago

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    If anyone needs a friend to talk to about anxiety or depression, message me. I've been through a lot, my daughter is dealing with it, and I've worked in the field. I'm a great...
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    If anyone needs a friend to talk to about anxiety or depression, message me. I've been through a lot, my daughter is dealing with it, and I've worked in the field. I'm a great...
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Im facing my demons and finally accepted that I have a problem. It's taken me years to admit to myself that I'm not well. Ive been struggling a lot this year and i finally broke. I...
    iampinkpvc iampinkpvc 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    It started this morning and hasn't let up. It's a weird feeling and as always, I just hate it. Keep waiting for it to pass, but it's taking forever and the meds just aren't...
    loresmom loresmom 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Or at least I did until recently. You can read as much as you want on the topic and do as much research as possible but all of that will never prepare you for the reality of the...
    HeForgotMe HeForgotMe 26-30 Apr 7

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    I have three adopted boys, my middle son has recently been diagnosed with SPD. I have found it to be a weight removed! now I understand the reason behind some of his behaviours...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Thanks to jerks. And those who lie about medications.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hi everyone. I am new on this website and wanted to let myself out a bit. I am 18 years old. I deal with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. An anxiety disorder in which you worry all...
    Kelsiebooboo Kelsiebooboo 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have severe OCD, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and borderline personality disorder. I would rather have a deadly illness and be happy than...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    So basically most people who aren't that close to me don't know that I am a person who suffers from GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Some of the symptoms of GAD include...
    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm a bit unsure of this one. I know for a fact I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder as I was professionally diagnosed when I was 10. But over the past 4 years, things have been...
    HazzaBoo HazzaBoo 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not ADHD, but ADD. Diagnosed a few months ago with ADD and depression. A few years ago I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder that I've had since I was 6.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Growing up, weight was always an issue. Not my own weight but my mothers. She's struggled with an eating disorder since her late teens. She "has been in recovery for 20 years". I...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    **** people who say anxiety and panic disorder isn't real. **** people who say that it's all in your head. **** people who say that it doesn't exist. **** people who say ANY...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Family Progress Yesterday I went with my fifteen year old son to see his psychiatrist. Things have improved somewhat. My husband is back at work, though needed to have the...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I've been ok for a little while. but now everything is going bad again and it couldn't come at a worse time. I'm going through an audition process for something I'm very confident...
    aunaturaleee aunaturaleee 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Anxiety my whole life, depression since I was 11 years old. 4 years now. I take 20mg Prozac every day for depression, and half a tablet of clonazepam for anxiety. Prozac doesn't...
    PriscilaG PriscilaG 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm 21 suffering with borderline personality disorder along with depression and anxiety. I've been dealing with this since I was 11 and my mom remarried a Disney style evil step...
    knittingpretty22 knittingpretty22 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    Does anybody out there with anxiety disorders feel any connection to the number 6, whether it be a good relation or bad, give me your thoughts.
    PaintOverItBlack PaintOverItBlack 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 25

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    This is my first time posting on EP, so bear with me. Also, keep in mind that doctors and therapists are not 100% of my BPD diagnosis-- I also have dissociation, ADHD, and panics...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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