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I Am Coping With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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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'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 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 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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    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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    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'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'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..Β 
    echo97 echo97 13-15, F Nov 7, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Advice Pleassseee!

    Hi, I am a mother of 2, about 3 years ago i started to have generalized anxiety and panic attacks. Β I tried the medications (lexeprol, prozac, paxil etc) but i seemed to end up in the er with panic attacks. Β 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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    Related Experiences

    ive been on meds two weeks i havnt had an anxiety or panick attack but just had one this morning waking from my sleep are the meds not fully working yet ? i will not up dose i hate...
    js2231 js2231 31-35, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm finding it really hArd to keep putting this smile on i had a nurvis brake down not long ago and people still think I'm ok no one has even helped me every one just don't bother...
    xbossfemalex xbossfemalex 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    One time my US history teacher asked the class if they were nervous about the test of course I raise my hand because of my anxiety disorder he said that's pathetic get some...
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I was just recently diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder along with OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, and PTSD....I've kept silent about my issues my whole life due to things...
    ambercano ambercano 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    its just Shame for us to part !!
    jyjyb jyjyb 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When you're the only person in your family with social anxiety .. So everyone thinks you're faking it .. But you're not.
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    3 days without an episode now someone came on our property and he's out there with his gun threatening to shoot people. The day started off okay ... But we are in a downward spiral...
    bpdwifelife bpdwifelife 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    When you're the only person in your family with social anxiety .. So then everyone thinks you're faking it .. But you're not. πŸ˜«πŸ˜«πŸ˜«πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have just broken up with my girlfriend of 2 years due to her negligence and lack of intimate connection. During those 2 years I have fallen into depression since I was fired for...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Well, I want to (go further, that is) I really do. It's just there are so many complicating factors, and then there are my own inhibitions. I was at the hair salon today, and my...
    tpoh tpoh 46-50, T 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    it really affects me when others are hurting...I literally feel others pain
    heyimokay heyimokay 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I haven't been able to get over this man that died. I watched this show called snapped and they usually don't show the people on their dying day but they showed a surveillance...
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Until this last week I had been doing really good with my anxiety, but I got some unsettling news, the final for the summer class I'm taking is this week, and I'm getting sick (I...
    tinkbell1 tinkbell1 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't like to say I have, or have had, an eating disorder because I feel it is somewhat unfair to those who's lives have been dangerously altered or taken by it. However, I'm...
    TeaspoonEm17 TeaspoonEm17 16-17, F a week ago

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    I can't deal with my anxiety anymore!! It is interfering with my life and I can't do daily things normally now. I have had it my whole life and it has gotten so much worse. I tried...
    CrazyMetalPunk CrazyMetalPunk 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    We may have potentially found some real solutions to help with my anxiety. I'm a little nervous, but I think it would all work out for the best. The only help we have gotten was...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F Jun 28

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    I was diagnosed when I was 19 and stopped my medication abruptly as I hated taking them. I went on several years with depression, panic attacks, and suicidal thoughts and in denial...
    heyimokay heyimokay 26-30, F Jun 28

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    I hate that my anxiety stops me from doing so many things. Like being confident enough to get a job, and go out anywhere I want without the fear of having An anxiety attack, doing...
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Is it normal to have chest pains when I'm anxious?
    k179 k179 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Please read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you. I’m your stereotypical...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F Jun 26

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    Write about your experiencePlease read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Please read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you. I’m your stereotypical...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I have a problem making friends because of my anxiety I avoid social situations because I don't like to be uncomfortable I feel very lonely most of the time I feel there is no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 25

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