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I Am Coping With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have Generalized anxiety disorder for over 15 years. It took many years out of my life and paralyzed my ability to have a job or normal life. I tried all the medications they...
    support4life support4life 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My anxiety is out of control lately. I have frequent panic attacks - a couple a day. I don't want to eat. I'm too anxious to sleep for more than a few hours at a time. But then I...
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I go to the doctors, dentist anywhere that I have to get a shot or it involves a needle I get anxiety. I start freaking out like I'm getting murdered and I make myself so wore...
    samcozz22 samcozz22 18-21, F Jun 29

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    My boyfriend is a fire fighter and I'm having a very hard time dealing with my separation anxiety when he goes on a call.
    HeyMissKristen HeyMissKristen 18-21, F Jun 25

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    I'm socially awkward. I can't do anything without freaking out. I can't go downstairs and get a glass of water without thinking that my parents or siblings might see me and make...
    baeily baeily 13-15, F Jun 30

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    What the hell. As a female rape victim, I understand the point of view from men, but NO ONE suffers more or less depending on the gender...it's to do with how many times it's...
    Betruetoyourselfxx Betruetoyourselfxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Well not life in general but just continual traumatic events. The latest being my husband's redundancy. He is late 40's and has never been made redundant before and it is after a...
    savedbygrace0 savedbygrace0 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    I am not married, however I view my partnership with as much weight as a typical marriage and resources on the topic are limited, so here I am. While I at least have the benefit...
    opheliasodyssey opheliasodyssey 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I've been dating my girlfriend for almost four years now (I'm 20, she's 22 and we met when we were 16 and 18, respectively). We were together for about a year when I noticed that...
    xxxwindowxxx xxxwindowxxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I have been in a relationship with this man for 7 months. It started off as all relationships do. All nice and loving. Now he screams at me , calls me names, and just recently...
    jon0517 jon0517 36-40, F Jul 2

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    This is my second post. I really like the idea that I can share what I'm going through with hundreds of others around the world. Anyway I live in Bentonville AR and I hate it here...
    Indigo29 Indigo29 26-30 Jul 3

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    Called the police last night. This day has been coming since 2 weeks after I married this "perfect" man. It started out with him getting "hung up" on little things. The sort of...
    DebC75 DebC75 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am married to a man with BPD. I am absolutely exhausted. Is there any hope for a happy marriage or family? Will things ever get better? I am such a fighter and want so badly for...
    mbennett1984 mbennett1984 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I really think I do my friends always say I worry way too much, I have stomach pains and headaches, I panic over little stuff but whenever I try talking to mom she dosent believe...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F Jun 28

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    I'm having a huge panic attack!!' I was about to fall asleep when all of a sudden I couldn't breathe, I was getting light headed, and I couldn't feel my heart until I jumped off my...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F Jun 29

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    I get super super nervous to the point where I can't stop biting my nails and shaking it kills me when I sleep and I have the worst dreams I find it scary !! Help :X
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Jun 29

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    I am a perfectionist. I want to do everything perfect & as quick as possible. The only problem is that I'm really lazy & I don't really bother to get round to doing the thing I...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 5

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    I've had cases where I would procrastinate, hence the laziness, and avoided tasks for fear they would come out way below my skills. A huge project on atomic bombs I ignored till...
    alkaem alkaem 18-21, M Jul 5

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    I used to have a gf who would seek me out, ask me out then dump me like a week later-wash, rinse, repeat. Anyway, I found other signs of her having it besides what I just put above...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 1 Response Jul 9

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    My psychiatrist recommended I try a Day Hospital group on his floor. It's a short program, about three weeks long, but I moved to give it a go. I never knew it would end up being...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    A person once asked me "What's your major malfunction?" That question may have not been serious, but my serious answer would be anxiety. It's been a real problem and pain since I...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 4

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    I was diagnosed a few years back by a counselor i was seeing with Avoidant personality disorder. After years of struggling to keep and hold onto a job including two failed attempts...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I suffer from an anxiety disorder and I get panic/anxiety attacks quite frequently. Recently I got asked to go to an exercise class and I was freaking out about going because I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Anxiety disorder has taken quite the toll on my life. I wake up with it somedays. The knots in my stomach, the dizziness, the urge to run far away not knowing where I'm going. I...
    ehmesseye ehmesseye 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm not quite sure whether I have one or not but I have this symptoms: 1. I feel like most of the times I feel nothing unless anger and sadness and hurt. Sometimes I'll laugh but...
    ayamaxx ayamaxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    It's official! I've been diagnosed by a legit doctor; I have General Anxiety Disorder.
    TheRose202 TheRose202 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I used to have a good group of gaming buddies i hung out with, but they all went the way of the wind and dissapeared. Ive got an anxiety disorder so i dont really have any friends...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I disgust myself everyday...I'm obese and can't lose weight because I struggle with depression, anxiety and binge eating disorder. I hate myself more than words can describe and I...
    kaidosoo kaidosoo 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hate life... Anxiety it to much I just feel lost I'm no longer the person I was :( i've lost my friends my family and I'm sick of it!! What I would give for a day of calm!!! My...
    fashionanxiety fashionanxiety 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Hi, I am 13 (my birthdays in the summer) I am going into highschool this coming school year. I have been diagnose with social anxiety for a really long time but it start truly...
    katieerika katieerika 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Hello, I was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I am really freaking out about it. Since I was 18, I thought I had Bipolar disorder and now I am 25 and they...
    LostAriel LostAriel 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm currently blogging about my daily battles with my eating disorder and my other mental health problems such as my borderline personality disorder. I try to update it regularly...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F Jul 12

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    I have no idea why or what caused it. But I had the worst night. I could not sleep and when I did I woke up with a anxiety attack. I hate it, especially cause I don't have control...
    malu1835 malu1835 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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