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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 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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    It feels close All this time

    for no recovery Why Bullies Egos Moronic abuse by professionals Why Greed Why Society sicker than crazy. Midlife crisis going meltdown Why Nothing civilized Nothing humane.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 10

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 Jan 4

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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...
    WindsomeFlurry WindsomeFlurry 26-30 1 Response Jun 21, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Rscfm04 Rscfm04 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    So I just finished crying and curling up in a fetal position. Perfectly pathetic. I still cry nearly on daily basis. I still get anxious and even have nervous breakdown sometimes...
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    POTS and Chiari have taken over my life..I used to feel like any other person until my symptoms hit..now it's hard for me to be able to do anything..I feel like a burden on my...
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    I was raised in a home where my dad treated my mum like filth which led to me being with a controlling physically and mentally abusive man. I remember the one time I asked my dad...
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    AKoolGuy AKoolGuy 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I get a horrible feeling and I'm forced to isolate myself
    Baeforlifebae Baeforlifebae 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I was in high school I had befriend an English teacher who inspired me to be a writer. When I started to have feelings for her I bottled them up until I began to have a...
    AKoolGuy AKoolGuy 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Can't pay my bills the impending first approaches me a nervous breakdown must feel like what I am feeling jittery confused heart racing panic.
    hugskisses2015 hugskisses2015 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    I'm not sure what to make of my marriage at this point. I thought I was marrying my best friend, but instead of being a wife she has become another mother. I've mentioned this...
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