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I Am On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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    They say just let it be,

    but life doesn't work that way. Life can be what we want it to, it it that versatile, but one way or another it is fickle and it likes to play tricks on me. It can't let things be. It takes me to places I never wanted to visit again, they are now different places, even better...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns 18-21 Apr 14, 2014

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    I Am On The Verge Of Having A Nervous Breakdown.....

    The last 5 years of my life has taken such a downward curve. I lost my job in Charleston of 12 years with I loved. Had to sell my very first and only beautiful home that I ever had or lived in. Had to move 2 hours away from my friends, or I thought they were... I never see them...
    kjoy82 kjoy82 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Downhill...

    i can feel myself falling... I know i need to eat and i cant. i just cant i want to cut so bad i can feel it, every movement is becoming harder and harder. the pressure in my chest is building. ive been holding it together recently. too much. i havent spoken to anyone about...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    My Best Friend Needs Help

    hello, i need some help. my best friend is on the verge of a nervous or mental breakdown. shes 16. shes distancing herslef from everyone and freaking out on anyone who tries to help her or talk to her. me and my friends are worried. someone please if you have any advice for me on...
    helpmepleaseox helpmepleaseox 16-17 1 Response Apr 17, 2008

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    I'm hearing voices again.

    They're calling my name this time. I've been sleeping with a blade and use it to gain sleep. I feel suffocated. I miss what little friends I have. I just want to talk to someone to get my mind off things. To feel human. I don't want to talk about what's bothering me. No. That...
    burrowbunni burrowbunni 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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    I feel like any second I'm going to explode.

    .. Everyday I have been having panic attacks... I cry so much I work myself up and can't breath... I'm constantly angry... This is not me... I tell people how I feel but they don't take me seriously...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Falling Apart, and I Can't Stop.

    I should be happy. I am a tall, attractive 16-year-old girl in the prime of life with a great boyfriend and a great group of friends. I managed to get into all the advanced classes I wanted, I'm pulling A's and B's, I'll probably be accepted to U of M for medical...
    FlittingShadow FlittingShadow 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2007

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    Not Really 'on The Verge'.

    I'm at the beginning of one. I've had quite a few before, being a person that's not hard to stress out, and I can feel it. I'm sleeping excessively, I'm hyperventilating with no warning at various points in my day, my blood pressure and heart rate is through the roof, I'm barely...
    JigsawLo JigsawLo 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2009

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    Need Feedback

    i am a single mother of 3 girls..4 and under...i recently developed a bad case of anxiety attacks...i feel like i am dying everyday for the past month...i never get a break because the father doesnt want to take his visitations...my patients is running out and at times i feel...
    thepearl thepearl 26-30 1 Response Dec 10, 2008

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    Don't Know What To Do

    15 minutes ago I called an ambulance for my mother, who had passed out on the way to her bedroom. She was having difficulty breathing and could not stand back up. She has been seeing a doctor for a few months but there is still no diagnosis. I am absolutely freaking out. I don't...
    FallaciesAppease FallaciesAppease 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    I really think I am and getting scared.

    I am not coping but pretending to be fine. I am just feeling scared of getting close to anyone incase someday I lose them. Up and then feel down crying all time. Trying hard to stay strong but just so down. I am hurting inside everything getting too much lay in bed all day. I
    stupid28 stupid28 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    As If Once Wasn't Enough.

    I had a nervous breakdown a year and half  back when my boyfriend of two years walked out on me for another girl. He had built the depression up in me by months of abusive treatment and the last lash came with him leaving me and also my grandad having a sudden cardiac arrest and...
    unicorncurvy unicorncurvy 22-25, F Jun 7, 2011

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    It's like a really slow,

    creeping insanity...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I Always Feel Like Crying

    Im 36yrs. I have 4 kids and one stepdaughter.  I used to be very mellow, tons of friends and comfortable in my own skin.  Now I hate everything and everyone.  I dont like who I have become and everytime I turn around I realize someone wasnt worth the time I spent...
    mmtp72 mmtp72 36-40 Jul 27, 2008

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    Help Me

    One year ago today, my girlfriend of two and half years committed suicide. This was two days after I broke up with her. This started everything. At the time, I was in the middle of my junior year of high school. I had plenty of friends, great family, and overall a pretty...
    spazymgee spazymgee 18-21 3 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Nervous Breakdown

    Nervous breakdown,I'm on the verge,The way life's goin',Too many downers,For a change,I need a lift,good run,How about it?A good year!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    I'm getting flipping upset with all the double

    standards humanity has. I've had a very upsetting, anxiety causing, I hate people, day and you know what? I could've avoided it had I done what I wanted to do instead of BEING FLIPPING NICE to my family and listening to what they wanted and thus causing the events that occurred...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2014

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    Truthfully

    That is why I have been off work for two months I wasn't able to function throughout a working day without feeling everything was about to rip me apart, I burst out into tears in the bathroom at random times but then would go out with a poker face, each thing got to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 4, 2009

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    Silence!

    Two months ago I completed one of the biggest goals in life I'd yet set for myself. I left my home in Montana in order to live with the one I love in Illinois. And I was so, so happy to have done so. But now, two months later, it's all coming crashing down. Shortly after I...
    ViewFromHeaven ViewFromHeaven 18-21 Jan 3, 2013

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    When I feel like this I take vitamin B - 3

    heaping tablespoons of brewers yeast in a big glass of water. I like brewers yeast because it is a natural source of vitamin B, which means it is easy for the body to assimilate, it provides the full spectrum of B vitamins, and it is cheap. Zinc is a catalysis for vitamin B - I...
    OneGiraffe OneGiraffe 41-45, F Sep 2, 2014

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    I'm Loosing the Battle

    Ok, I really need to get this out.  I'm this close to the breaking point again! This is what I'm dealing with.  First, my health is deteriorating rapidly (sugar is up, unbeliveable sinus problems that have affected my teeth, and this third round of biotics is still not...
    justANNIE justANNIE 46-50, F 10 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    Last Few Days

    my girlfriend and i had been together for a year and a half up until the other day...on my b-day no less....she never gave me any warning that she was unhappy with me then out of the blue she has a guy ib her hous and is telling me she hates me and she never loved me, i take this...
    highbornvirtue highbornvirtue 18-21 2 Responses Oct 6, 2008

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    Out of Control

    I feel as if I am spiraling out of control. I want so bad to be able to live a normal life. I am married, and my husband tries to be understanding, but it is difficult for him to know what to do. My brother died last year of pneumonia, and I am constantly worried about my...
    GOLDENBUNY GOLDENBUNY 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    I had a panic attack on the way to work the other day. I haven't had one in ages, years perhaps. I could feel my chest getting tighter as I walked from the bus stop. It kind of took me by surprise. Little things have been happening all week. This afternoon's events the...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    My job and my marriage

    both just totally ******* blow lately. I have no respite anywhere.
    andie2007 andie2007 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I am sooooooo nervous I can't even breathe . Just got a new job . It pays more than I ever made before . I'm super nervous to start there . I'm nervous about being able to learn...
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    Ok so if you look at my experience about having a bad day my day sucked so bad that I had a breakdown in front of two of my friends and I feel awful and embarrassed. What do I do...
    nevergonnabdatggirl nevergonnabdatggirl 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    I'll get to the point whenever I'm nervous my face gets red !! That's a problem for me even if I'm nervous I can hide it I can act like everything is fine , but my face will just...
    JamieDaveJ JamieDaveJ 16-17, M Mar 4

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    I have a job interview for bass pro shop in Palm Bay Florida on 3/5/15 so nervous I can't even get any sleep tonight
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    I am so nervous. My mind is packed with so many things. I'm organizing a Talent Show that will be taking place tonight. And I'm also going to be the only MC at the event. I've...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I don't wanna say I'm like Tweak on the TV show South Park, but I am a bit nervous in unfamiliar social situations or any time I'm under pressure to "perform." Sometimes I think...
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    My band is playing a shoe tonite at this venue called the Egyptian room its still in the state I live in, in fact its right downtown I believe in the same city. But we have never...
    Jwolf1342 Jwolf1342 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Got my work experience for the week starting tomorrow! Excited yet nervous! Wish me luck everyone!
    fatality500 fatality500 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i'll have sweaty palms if im nervous... and that happens all the time. my hands are never dry! i dont like it.. :(
    dyxnxh dyxnxh 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's scary, to feel nothing at all. It's not even numb or empty anymore, it's beyond that. At least when I was empty I still felt something, even if it was bad, it was SOMETHING...
    LoneFox29 LoneFox29 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    why can't I just talk to him...why do I push and push...it gets me no where...it hurt myself constantly by pushing...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Mar 8

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