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I Am Coping With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    dragonshine dragonshine 22-25, T Feb 6

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    It sucks being a transguy with an eating disorder. I get viewed as a FEMALE with an eating disorder, and I'm too socially awkward to tell them I'm a male.
    drugsandscales drugsandscales 13-15, T Feb 18

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    I may have this but I will not be beaten I struggle I fight I gasp for air damn anxiety steals my oxygen but this is my body I am not gonna be ruled or frightened by you today I am...
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 14 hrs ago

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    It just feels awful and I wish I could take this feeling out of me. I hate the cycle, I hate the tenseness, I hate the nerves... but most of all, I hate having to pretend like...
    loresmom loresmom 41-45, F Feb 18

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    I've been trying really hard lately to discover what exactly causes me anxiety. I've discovered that being in uncomfortable situations such as: place I'm not familiar with, new...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I know most of the experiences posted on here are about lovers, but mine is about my son. For all your moms out there, this is probably something you've experienced or...
    VVmommy VVmommy 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Today was a bad day. I had forgotten my medicine last night (I'm on Zoloft and I'm actually really good about taking it every day) because life always sucks the next day or so...
    WhiteOrchid403 WhiteOrchid403 22-25, F Feb 1

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    Why can't there just be something to calm anxiety symptoms RAGE REALLY FED UP BEING THIS WAY FOR NO REASON
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Today I'm having my first soccer game. I am afraid that I will do terrible because of my extreme anxiety...
    HannahB15 HannahB15 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I found this online and wanted to post it To see if it helps anyone "THE DISCOURAGED BORDERLINE – This subcatetory has personality traits similar to the dependent personality...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F Feb 9

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    I don't wish this on anyone. It destroys your social life. To others it may appear like something to just get over, but it's not.Taking a pill doesn't always help either. It wears...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F Feb 20

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    It started at a young age...i would refuse to eat hide away in a dark corner an cry everytime someone brought it up....id scream when they would try an force the food down my...
    SweetGazePup SweetGazePup 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I cannot stand being away from him. Normally, I'd be nervous about being too clingy, and stress out over that, but he's the same way. We can't take being apart for long periods of...
    YesThisIsJenna YesThisIsJenna 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    At least nothing diagnosed but never spoke of it to anyone
    NightGambit NightGambit 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    What do you do to cope? Ever since I got my license my social anxiety has been through the roof. It makes my chest hurt, my legs weak and my voice stutter. I thought getting my...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    This is a newer diagnosis for me, happening sometime during the early winter. It was brought up by a new therapist I was seeing (and stopped seeing for unrelated reasons) and then...
    PerturbedBrain PerturbedBrain 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Hey anybody who reads this, The reason I really wanted to post this is because I don't want to feel alone in my fears. I really want to know if anybody else feels this way. I...
    jwackler jwackler 18-21, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been struggling since I was 12 years old and I am 18. I have went to so many doctors and they all tell my its just anxiety. I know I have anxiety but it's not that. I know...
    Rozie996 Rozie996 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I can't believe I'm doing. Goddess help me. I have multiple personalities, there I said it. I always have. The one most of you see on here as me is my self which bears my name...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Today, was the day my worst nightmare came true. My professor asked us last class to form groups for the project at the end of the year. Today, we were suppose to tell him who our...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 21

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    I had to see many diffent psychiatrists psychologists and counselors, all of whom having different approaches and opinions and different meds for me to take. I was diagnosed with...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I have an anxiety disorder which compells me to pull out my hair. I always have my hair up to hide the bald patches, but Im always worried I missed a spot and that "Im showing...
    Mikashirinkuto Mikashirinkuto 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I had an eating disorder onec or twice where I stopped eating but a little bit maybe a bit a day or nothing at all even if there was food infront of me. this would start fights...
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21, F Feb 11

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    Living in this world can be so difficult. I'm sure so many people could agree with me but many of you can relate to how it feels to live with Borderline Personality Disorder. Some...
    LadyAmbrosia LadyAmbrosia 18-21, F Feb 4

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    I don't know what to do I knew I struggled talking to people but I never knew it was this bad. I have to wait for someone to talk to me first and if I hear a group of people...
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Ive struggled with social anxiety as long as i can remember. Its kind of ruined my life. I have barely any friends, i nearly never leave my room, i dont even go to school anymore i...
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    I really have a question for people with high anxiety please message me
    LipsOfAnAngel89 LipsOfAnAngel89 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    everything is so hard with my anxiety. my girlfriend is at basic and I want to be home making things better for myself before she comes home and I can't even leave my apartment. I...
    makaelaf3 makaelaf3 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    has anyone found that having a service dog out cat helped with your anxiety?
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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