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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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    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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    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 16-18, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2007

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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 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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 Jun 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    My job and my marriage

    both just totally ******* blow lately. I have no respite anywhere.
    andie2007 andie2007 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Title says it all clear as day Lol. When im nervous I find it hard to sit still. Like if im nervous I have to start cleaning or doing something to occupy my hands and mind. Aso I...
    Heart4Jesus Heart4Jesus 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Well, not shy. I have not any time for shyness and timidness, definitely not bashfulness in my career. (I like how those words can all be interchanged, however bashful is my...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I get nervous around girls of my age cuz if i like a girl then there is all this anxiety inside me and i just want to get away from that situation...when i see girl that i like it...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Last school year we were rehearsing for high school graduation and we walked in the gym, a teacher there ends up fainting and I go over to try to help him and I look back at my...
    lunazteca lunazteca 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I always get nervous when my mom starts looking at stuff in my room..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Yep when I'm nervous I crack them. It's really annoying and a habit. I'm trying to break it tho
    Alexlovesmusic Alexlovesmusic 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    i get nervous in front of big crowds, if im performing or speaking,or when i want to talk to someone new in person. i get so anxious that i either start to hyperventilate or vomit...
    nekokitty13 nekokitty13 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    This job I'm trying to go for only opens for applications very rarely and the window of time to apply is very short so I'm just getting more and more nervous waiting for the...
    Edzo808 Edzo808 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I feel so nervous about flying all by myself to Hawaii .. But I want to go so bad
    michellesydney michellesydney 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    I feel so nervous going for interviews and I have two pretty big ones coming up. They're my way into uni to do child nursing and they're all I can think about. I'm stressing so...
    pygmypuff pygmypuff 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    it's been 2 months since I've had sex with my boyfriend and I'm so nervous for when we do. I feel like he won't want me anymore. He's seen me naked before but it won't be the same...
    TheTenaciousPirate TheTenaciousPirate 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm not having a wedding, nor am I even engaged, but I've thought a lot about my wedding in general. Like, do I need a planner, can I do it by myself? Where am I going to get food...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I have these usually after a traumatic event, but tonight it was more just me reflecting on all the terrible sh*t I never wanted to experience. Among them: ☑ Sitting alone at...
    piecestothepuzzles piecestothepuzzles 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Yesterday I hurt myself. I knew what I was doing but I couldn't stop myself I just kept scratching my hand with a sharp wire-thing from a package until I got myself a nasty gash. I...
    HiIAmHana HiIAmHana 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    So the girl I've been attracted to for the past five years is coming over tomorrow. We always hang but there's moments where I just want to kiss her and ask her to be mine but it's...
    JOURDANNLOVE JOURDANNLOVE 18-21, F Dec 26, 2014

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    Gig tonight...waiting is the worst part. F************CK!!!
    BlueEyesWhiteSnow BlueEyesWhiteSnow 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    sometimes I find it weird I am very confident type yet sometimes it happens around girls
    never0empty never0empty 18-21, M Jan 3

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    My husband really wants to have children. I love kids however last time we tried it did not go well. I really like my freedom and I feel very venerable when I am pregnant.
    Green1tree27 Green1tree27 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Okay, winter break is over and in a few hours I'm going back to the hell hole called school and I'm still trying to finish work I was assigned and I'm not mentally prepared for...
    connieawaller connieawaller 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Starting my new job today! Hoping it all goes well.
    fitness20 fitness20 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 5

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