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I Am Coping With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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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 4 Responses Jan 31, 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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    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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    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'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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 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 really really need to work on overcoming, dealing with, or at least managing it.. And I feel like the more I talk about it, the more likely I am to overcome it. It's really been...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    Ever since I was younger I have battled with depression and anxiety. It's honestly nothing that can just "go away" from a few pills prescribed from my doctor. Depression sucks. It...
    Amberrjade27 Amberrjade27 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    I know I'm not the only person around me to have anxiety, but I don't think anyone understands the type of anxiety that I have, not even my therapist or my psychiatrist. I freak...
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    I once remember being a very care free and happy kid with so much to look forward to. I never thought about what i looked like, or what was considered to be attractive, and not...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I'm probably living out the worst case scenario for someone who has this disorder. Long story short, I was diagnosed 2 years ago at age 25 right before everything fell apart. I...
    Katiebug06 Katiebug06 26-30, F 22 hrs ago

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    You know how you can just tell if you're the least favorite child? I have always known that's me... My mom and I have always butted heads. I can't remember a point in my life...
    duckyluck duckyluck 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    After taking two years off from dating, I've had a bumpy re-entry into it. This is the second time that after three dates, they just disappear with no explanation... I just don't...
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I was 12 years old in 2012 I was 162cm (5"2") and I weighed 50 kg (111LBS). I wanted to Gain weight, I was convinced I was underweight and I was. But gaining weight was the...
    gayspeedolover gayspeedolover 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    my anxiety is starting to get to me. I think I might end up canceling on my friends. I feel so guilty since I don't get to see them often but I don't want to end up ruining the day...
    solivagant86 solivagant86 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My 12 year old sister is showing signs of anxiety disorders.. I feel so bad.. Especially knowing how much it can mess you up.. She's so young too :/
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have really bad anxiety attacks when I wake up. It sucks to start your day with an anxiety attack. It can control you and ruin your day the moment you open your eyes. I try hard...
    l3lackmamba l3lackmamba 18-21, F a week ago

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    Ugh. I wish the depression and anxiety would go away. Recently, we found out that we are going to move out to the country side on an 80 acre horse ranch! Lots of horses, arenas...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F a week ago

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    I was recently diagnosed with dependent personality disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorder in the middle of a separation that is now in the process of divorce. My wife...
    iddependent iddependent 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    i was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder earlier this year, i know a lot of doctors misdiagnose bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. i was diagnosed...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    My anxiety has been ragging off the charts lately. I've recently been very sick with a virus that has caused my immune system to plummet and my spleen to swell. I quite my job and...
    Charper44 Charper44 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Sporadic showers came. In az. Mood racing. Time for coping skills. Self praise. List positives. List people helped. List goals. List why here breathing. List why...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 18

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    So earlier on i was making a cappuccino and decided that **** it, for a day im gonna actually step out of my comfort zone. For the very first time ever, Im gonna just take off my...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    Okay so short and simple. I usually have no problem ending a relationship most of the time I caused chaos and then turn around on them so they feel like it's their fault or I leave...
    xoxoFireyIcexoxo xoxoFireyIcexoxo 26-30, F Jul 17

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    My rommate is sick and he said he was healthy just before he got sick. This really scares me how u can be healthy one day and all the sudden be sick
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F Jul 15