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I Am Coping With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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'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 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 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It was getting under control. Now that I have not gone to counseling in a while, it is starting to tear it's ugly little head.
    sincerelynikki sincerelynikki 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I gave my 10yr old step daughter some advice a month or so back and have only noticed now how much of it she took onboard. Things are so much better and her anxiety and guilt have...
    stormmistress stormmistress 31-35, F May 3

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    I have general anxiety just lately in my life. It's basically the least of my worries right now.
    dja811213 dja811213 31-35, M May 4

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    Does anyone deal with anxiety? And how they got out of it? Please help I would like to know
    FreeSpirit02 FreeSpirit02 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I am very stressed out. I was assigned a group project, I had to do the video, my friend Michael did the Poster, and this other girl was meant to do the brochure. But the other...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    I love a man with this disorder. He is on medication but I still find him exhausting and impossible to get a long with... I'm loosing an uphill battle.. May be time to cut ties...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9

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    I feel like the negativity has taken me near the danger zone. I have never had any experiences of having an official relationship before, yet I don't even think that I'll ever be...
    jivelord jivelord 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It has been very difficult to realize about ADHD. I don't care too much about Anxiety and Depression. But adult ADD/ADHD is extremely complicated. I completely forget things. A...
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M May 18

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    It's been a lifelong torture. I've hated myself for a sling as I can remember. I'm over weight, I'm bad at retaining information, I have severe anxiety. Everyday is a struggle...
    Moses815 Moses815 22-25, M 1 Response May 19

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    Just have a break up with a sincere good guy, but I have a borderline and trust issues. I know I must not have pity to myself, instead, I need to cure my behaviour better. maybe I...
    candraayu candraayu 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's so hard to live with. Before I got medication for it, I felt like I couldn't leave the house. I wouldn't go to school for weeks. My mind would go on and on and on. I wouldn't...
    bvvec bvvec 13-15, F 2 Responses May 24

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    I start this short breath feeling again, I feel I can not breath, and I need oxygen. This feeling makes me feel very tired. I better not to think about the people here, and the...
    Ami6 Ami6 41-45, F 2 Responses May 10

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    Here is what triggers my symptom: Being lonely What's going to happen the next day The unknown I get stressed out for no reason sometimes Death And school stuff like grades...
    kbforlife kbforlife 13-15, F May 17

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    i dont know how to calm down. life is scary and sometimes i see things that scare the **** out of me. like how i just saw a surveillance footage of a man before he died that night...
    ineedhelp122 ineedhelp122 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    i am always ready to talk and show negative things if someone is intrested then you csn msg me
    Jyotip98 Jyotip98 16-17, M 1 Response May 21

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    Since I was a teenager I've had urges to cut myself whenever I'm upset but I've never done it because I try to stay stronger than that. At the time the feelings began I was already...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses May 21

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    At this point I avoid a lot of movies and shows because I'm afraid that they'll make me too emotional and I'll relapse into depression.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 2 Responses May 22

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    Someday, I'll be unstoppable!
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F May 11

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    I wish I didn't have this condition. It can ruin your social life. Too bad mine is genetic.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response May 15

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    In high school I had friends who took Sociology, and they would tell me that they thought of me when learning of BPD. It never phased me, until meeting my Borderline neighbor, and...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T May 12

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    I suffer from GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), PTSD, and depression. It has taken over most of my life.
    KessieTheBear KessieTheBear 13-15, F May 11

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    I have disorder connected to my Social Anxiety Disorder called Selective Mutism. I don't know if I want to quit or not, I'm planning on taking a sign language class on September.
    ariettaxsydney ariettaxsydney 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    I have social anxiety disorder and I've had it for almost 4 years... Although I've been quite shy all my life. I'm not putting this on for sympathy or anything like that, I just...
    PeacefulAngel01 PeacefulAngel01 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to share my entire experience with this disorder, as I have mostly had it for my entire life. I want to reflect, because most don't understand it. I am 28 now, and I have...
    Edg3Runn3r Edg3Runn3r 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    One of the things that bothers me the most is that now that I know I have BPD, I blame almost everything on this disorder. But it shouldn't be like that. I'm just tired of walking...
    nuttyduck nuttyduck 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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