Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 183 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    How do we know??? Can we tell

    or are we just fearful???
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Jun 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    .

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I was so close to having a nervous breakdown early in the year. I just wanted to drive far away and forget about my ****. I go in my car and just lose it and have to force myself...
    Hopeless314 Hopeless314 31-35, F Nov 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It happened 18 months ago. It had been building for several months, I was finding life massively hard, I was massively down and depressed and one day I just snapped inside. I was...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Nov 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I still can't believe how fast these days have gone! I'm very nervous about tomorrow. It doesnt help that it started raining and we're getting a cold front tonight and tomorrow...
    moonstruckdelight moonstruckdelight 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am going crazy, I have a huge presentation tomorrow in front of a big time client, and my boss will be there. Earning this client would put me top of list, but failing causes a...
    wise025 wise025 22-25, M 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm nervous about this job....I'm not liking it so far...I never want to go :(
    Court24 Court24 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Why do i get so nervous around people ive had this all my life i was at work this week and in a meeting with 10 others which is uncommon and i got asked a direct question i didn't...
    mann30 mann30 31-35, M 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel like I am going to lose it any time soon. I'm going through a breakup and I don't know how to cope with it. I have no idea how people get over breakups and move on. How do...
    tangfastic tangfastic 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have build so manys walls can't even climb over them myself
    Yanebell Yanebell 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A few weeks ago I interviewed for an internship at google. Since then, I've been moved to host-matching, which means I just need a team to pick me and I'm in. I should hear from...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So today is my sweet 16, and I'm having my party tomorrow. I am beyond scared no ones gonna show up. I have a group that I'm comfortable with and I'm just really scared they're...
    connieawaller connieawaller 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    it took me a few months to decide to post experience project i looked around but never posted because i never thought anyone would want to read my experiences
    Landship Landship 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My eyes notice if i talk too much. Listeners show signs. So i try comedy. Then hide or go quiet.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Last night, I called the girl who gave me her number and it turned out good. I told her about my unsettling past and the sensitivity of my heart. She understood everything. We...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    this feeling aint normal no matter what I try I feel crap about the situation
    richymulk richymulk 26-30, M Nov 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have to pick my GCSE options and I know this sounds stupid but I'm really worried that I'm going to choose something that I'll regret. Everyone seems to put this pressure on me...
    Erdm Erdm 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just had my first date in five years. Feeling pretty decent.
    lostinthought17 lostinthought17 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's a scary place anyway, because of the speculum. You are at your most vulnerable. You are there to enquire after your most intimate health. Decisions here affect everything...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel like I am at the end of my rope. I have known something was "off" with me since before I can remember. Unfortunately, it's nothing I can put my finger on. My mother is...
    KMink88 KMink88 26-30, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been this way since I was 12 Yrs old, due to my parents divorcing and me having to live in 2 other towns at different times. I became suicidal at age 15 and that lasted up...
    psychologicallydamaged psychologicallydamaged 41-45, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So people define insanity as behavior that differs from the norm. But what if the norm itself is so ****** up, that 'insanity' would provide a much-needed change from the mad...
    ceticmoonx ceticmoonx 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I haven't had a good holiday season in years. These are supposed to be the times of the year of family and social gathering and warmth. But the holidays have become the most...
    cano23mm cano23mm 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "Into the Wild" is a movie based on a book by the same name.The spirit of adventure.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7vSBlgf0eQA real story. A 24 year old man drops everything...
    miazeus miazeus 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
      The National Ada, don't talk about reasons why you don't want to talk About reasons why you don't wanna talk Now that you got everybody you consider sharp All alone, all...
    Raindancej Raindancej 36-40, M Oct 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So stressed out over it all. I like doing the actual farming and take pride in it. But the bills are so astronomical it's causing me to have a nervous breakdown. I know it sounds...
    mongoheadmonster mongoheadmonster 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was a young girl, curly blond hair ,blue eyes, sincere smile full of laughter and but very shy. Life seemed so easy . Until the age of 5. I remember all of the good times...
    zylahgirl zylahgirl 26-30 1 Response Nov 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Believed My Parents & My Elders Told Me The Truth About Who They Were The FOIA has allowed me to access information I did not have as a child. The KGB files have made their way...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F 1 Response Nov 2