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I Am Coping With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 143 People

    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 Dec 12

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    I really dog feel ok right now. I'm tired and feel drained emotionally and physically. I just want to cry my eyes out for a reason I'm not sure of. I really want to die. Or maybe I...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Dec 7

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    My life has been a recurring circle of high point after downfall after high point after downfall. All coming back to (at least so I think) my anxiety. Things start getting great...
    SweetSerendipity14 SweetSerendipity14 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    It's getting worse to the point where I am avoiding leaving the house because it is difficult to function normally around people. Soon as I am out in public I am on edge, even when...
    SubcultureSellout SubcultureSellout 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Sometimes when my heart palpitates I remember how it would do so when I was being passionate....and I'd give anything to feel that way again... To think of how I'd never give up in...
    acorrales acorrales 26-30, F Dec 4

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    So 9 months ago I had an anxiety attack out of nowhere. I had just finished exercising and was thinking over the many midterm exams I had pending for the following week and...
    acorrales acorrales 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Good nutrition is really essential for good health.Knowing what to do doesn't mean that you will do it.Use these steps to improve your nutrition and stay on the way to better...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I haven't posted in a while however I wanted to get something out. I seem to attract women that are amazing and beautiful and smart. Also some how have borderline personality...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 20

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    My english isnt so good im from italy.i been with my wife for 10 years 8 dating two years married. i feel if i can never do any thing right or im walking on egg shell's. her mood...
    wedtoaborderline wedtoaborderline 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    My english isnt so good im from italy.i been with my wife for 10 years 8 dating two years married. i feel if i can never do any thing right or im walking on egg shell's. her mood...
    wedtoaborderline wedtoaborderline 31-35, M Dec 10

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    So I'm writing again and Im on my iPhone so I hope my words aren't changed. I have gone through a lot even recently and I guess I'm trying to understand more. Of course the...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I have several friends with BPD. My one friend I'm getting pretty close to she has distance herself somewhat from me however I talk to her in a language she understands. I do my...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    To many of us live in the past or the future I think that's the biggest problem for ppl like us
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    Does anyone know of any borderlines being able to love? Or getting better and stopping the lies n cheating?
    superempath superempath 31-35, M Dec 2

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    The problem is that the person in question cannot swallow the normal way instead the swallow is only half of the motion. This weird way of swallowing was developed because of some...
    Nasus96 Nasus96 18-21, M Dec 5

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    But I am getting out. Just had a phone call from solicitor, he has written some nasty unpleasant stuff on the divorce petition goodness knows what the judge will make of it. He...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've known that I have had anxiety for many years now, I researched and talked to professionals but had never been "diagnosed". I was recently diagnosed with generalized anxiety...
    irongirl135 irongirl135 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I was hospitalized for 9 days because I was having suicidal thoughts and I battle OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, possible PTSD, and major depressive disorder. I am still...
    ashkrause ashkrause 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think I might have borderline personality disorder. I am bulimic and am also diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. I am taking medication to help...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I think I may have borderline personality disorder. It's a little hard to deal with. I know something is wrong with me and I don't want to live my life thinking that and not doing...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I've never talked to anyone else with my anxiety disorder (Trichotillomania) . So I'm sending this out into the void in hope that someone else out there may want someone to relate...
    Phalona Phalona 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I'm 21 years old and have an anxiety disorder. I was borderline for most of my life, and then had a complication with an ADHD medication. This particular medication, Adderall...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F Nov 22

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    And it was terrible. It developed over a period of years, years that I remember only perfectionism, anxiety, and self consciousness. I wanted to change myself. At age 10, I went...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3

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    OCD is when: Numbers remind you of the worst moments of your life. You can't walk into that room because you have a bad feeling. You can't hurt that stuffed animal because it has...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I told my mum about my social anxiety. I'm not going to school, school is a place full of judgemental *** holes and so is this stupid house ._. I hate home more than I hate school...
    0Worthless0 0Worthless0 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    With each step, I could feel my lungs exploding. How many more miles? I don’t think I can hold this pace for the entire race. I can’t even run the whole race. As these thoughts...
    andreacrystal96 andreacrystal96 18-21, F Nov 30

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    I fear I have social anxiety disorder it would explain a lot about my behaviour..I keep myself distanced from friends and they moan at me for not being friends to them and I don't...
    Mustangkid2020 Mustangkid2020 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder about one month ago. Borderline can consist of emotional disegulation, anger, disruptive interpersonal skills and other things...
    sarahcas sarahcas 22-25, F Nov 24

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    And it's acting up pretty badly tonight. With me anxiety and a new job run along hand in hand. Makes me feel sick just thinking of all this extra mess I have to memorize. It's...
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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