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I Am Overwhelmed

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    Needing To Talk...

    I am so fried. I have seizures (well controlled), reflex sympathetic dystrophy (used to be very bad,  but is very mild now).  I also have been told I have sensory integration problems  (not autism) and PTSD.   Part of the sensory integration...
    m512m1828 m512m1828 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2009

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    Every day I wake up I brush my teeth I change

    into my work clothes I take the train to work I sit in front of my computer I send a bunch of emails I attend long-drawn meetings where many things are said but nothing gets done I am bursting with ideas but I don't say a word because no one wants to listen as I am just a minion...
    allonsy73 allonsy73 26-30, F Feb 3

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    "i Am Overwhelmed"

    I'm not sure where to begin. I feel so overwhelmed inside I don't know what to do anymore and is why I was looking for a place to put my thoughts so that I am not judged by my friends or family. I lost my husband of 20 years almost 6 years ago now this July 14th. I have been...
    concretebella concretebella 41-45, F 1 Response May 27, 2010

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    And That's Why...

    ...i've learned to take my mind off it all by spending every waking minute on Ep every day & night!
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2012

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    Hell's Bells

    It is Fall 2011. Today I am passing my Western-Civ. course with a 95 (I lucked out on my only exam so far), my Cultural Anthropology course with at least an 80, my Statistics course with a 96, and my Astronomy course with a 69. Astronomy is supposed to be my strongest subject. I...
    Seethatguy Seethatguy 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2011

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    I'm completely overwhelmed

    and discouraged in my soul and mind to the point of emotional and spiritual death.
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M May 8

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    Unpredictable. Life is

    so very unpredictable. Overwhelming, so very overwhelming. Have you noticed how things always occur when you're unaware? You can spend years focused on something. ..fixated on it.... infatuated by it....completely obsessed. You wait and you wait. ... you try to get things...
    TheOriginalDarkHorse TheOriginalDarkHorse 18-21, F Apr 21

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    I feel the panic building again every time I'm

    alone. It's been doing this the last two days and I hope it's gone when I wake up. I don't know where it's going or how I will handle it so I need it to go away. I don't want to cut again but I have no other way to take control of my emotions. I am taking my sleeping meds now. I...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Some Days Are Just Too Hard!!!

    Too long a story to begin with...too many things to worry about that all just seem to get on top of you, just when you overcome one and think your right another issue or concern crops up.7 days till l go on a once in a lifetime holiday and the before issues, worries and concerns...
    LeeLass LeeLass 46-50, F Jun 30, 2011

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    (*&@#$%(@#$

    Siiiiiighhhhh... Seems like everything just happened at once, so many things to produce an anxiety that I'm just exhausted. I'm trying not to care about small things but it takes time to let go of unnecessary things. Also, there are things that I cannot do anything about. Just...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F Dec 19, 2007

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    So today I start thinking about my life

    situations and getting ready to head of to college.....then I realized....I have NO money saved up for college! Holy cheezeballs!! I'm scared...O.O
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The Air Is Dwindling In Here......

    and my chest is getting tight! Am I suffocating? If this isn't real, then it sure does feel as if this could be how it would feel. A young woman, filled with so many emotions. I feel uncontrolled at times, emotional and like a loose cannon. But in other ways I feel really...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 1 Response May 26, 2010

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    Have to Bring Home the Bacon

    I get overwhelmed a lot.  I know back in the old days it was the man's job to take care of his family and pay the bills and provide the food.  Well in my house the role's are reversed.  I have to bring home the bacon if that is what you want to call it.  It...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    Sigh

    There's just been so much going on lately I'm feeling really overwhelmed. Too much to think and worry about. I feel like I need to get away. Roadtrip here I come.
    PaperTowns PaperTowns 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    What's Going On?

    My boyfriend of 1.5 years recently decided we should go on a break. He said we'd meet up in a week and by then we should know what we want from each other. 24 hours later I decided that I just couldn't do it because I didn't understand why we were really doing this. Our...
    llorar llorar 18-21, F Mar 20, 2011

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    A Merky Blue Abyss

    Out to the Universe:  For all who seek hope and peace of mind. My name is Lori.  I am 49 and live in Charlotte, NC.  I am writing a story to share with all who feel alone and lonely.  You are not alone....I'm hoping I am not either! I watch the rain cascade...
    malori33 malori33 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    My Home....................my Humble Living Space

    Is an unfinished basement.   The floor is cement, except my bathroom, which has been finished.  And my living room/bedroom area has some tile down. Because I  have been ill so long, I look in corners, it just looks nasty to me.  I have loads and loads...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    Too Much To Deal With

    So I'm starting off the school year with mono. Joy...not only that I'm overloading this semester and starting a new job. My doctor said that rest is extremely important and to keep stress levels down but I don't see that happening. I always refer to my first week of classes as...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 22-25, F Aug 24, 2013

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    I'm Just Easily Overwhelmed

    i deal with depression every day,and it is difficult just to do basic things. and i feel so guilty about all i am not getting done.
    deeaqua deeaqua 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    I Am Feeling Overwhelmed Today.

    I am feeling so overwhelmed today with just life in general. Normally I am the happy go lucky person, but I have some issues that are going on in my life, and there with saying that, it has to do with someone treating my 11 year old son as a puppet. It makes me angry beyond the...
    LadyDove LadyDove 31-35 Feb 26, 2009

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    Overwhelemd

          I am about to the point where stress is gettin too me. I have had some bad premessions and they were all about me, I feel I am falling from grace once again I am loosing my wings to fly. Is this life about over for me? Why I am so...
    mysterygirlsky mysterygirlsky 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2010

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    Heartless

    Little hands    five complete sets.                  Indeed Grimy and slimy they are...   their tiny teeth, dirty. chattering, clinking and grinding away.    ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 4, 2008

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    I have anxiety and panic attacks.

    I also habe ADHD. My mother is disabled and has no patience whatsoever. I stayed up late for her to finish a movie we were watching together, even though I have a meeting at 10 in the morning. At 2 she says I'm not going to bed for a long time because she needs help with stuff...
    musicianatheart musicianatheart 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I'm About To Break!

    I didn't know that the physical effects of stress on your body could be so painful! I am beyond stressed with everything that has happened within the last few weeks. I wish I knew how to relax but this tension has worked it's way from my back into my shoulders, chest, arms...
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    On How Everything Is In Place

    I am overwhelmed by the fact that humans can do what is beyond the expectations—building colossal infrastructures, the emergence of technology, the transition of times and a lot more. I am overwhelmed by the fact that everything created by God has use and is well-engineered...
    crimsonr crimsonr 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    ..

    im so overwhelmed with everything. i went away for the weekend, i felt fine. as soon as i got home, i felt overwhelmed again.
    antianxty antianxty 18-21 Sep 15, 2013

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    I've been in several altercations in life

    and i am overwhelmed by them. I'm not good at letting things go, i'm not good at having an "i don't care" attitude. I care for so many situations that have happened to me and i am so anxious to overcome and use my altercations as expieriences and be past all the problems because...
    DLINDSEY97 DLINDSEY97 16-17, M Dec 19, 2013

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    Overwhelmed By The Urge To Save The World

    I am writting this in an attempt to figure it out for myself. So many times I feel overwhelmed by the simplest of things. I feel like I am falling down in a spiral of sad. I feel overwelmed by responsibility that I only have because I have taken it on myself. I feel responsible...
    meliabai meliabai 26-30, F Jun 1, 2011

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    Life is too much some times, I feel like sleeping but there is a second thought and that thought is that I don't wake up when I fall asleep I don't really understand why I feel...
    MidNightSightX MidNightSightX 16-17, M Jul 9

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    First of all, I know how lucky I am to have the opportunity to go to college and the option to graduate. But here are my honest thoughts about the whole thing. Some of these...
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    My daughter had me up all night I am so fed up.. I am tired I can't ever sleep while all the kids are asleep she is up having temper tantrums. I give her attention I play with her...
    cherrikisses22 cherrikisses22 22-25 2 Responses Jul 17

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    As of late, all I do is think. Mostly about Nathan, and its never bad. I just think and try to understand what I feel when I think about him and why I even think about him. Im...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F Jul 18

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    There is just so much going on I don't even know how to begin....I have worked about 50 hours in the past week, my car is broken, I am tired and haven't gotten much sleep, my...
    ikaelame ikaelame 18-21, F Jul 22

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    Its strange. Life just always seems tough to me. Like other people don't get stressed out so easily. They coast more often where I always feel like I'm in some ninja battle. lol
    audrig audrig 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Opportunity came a knockin' - So I just moved yesterday to a nice apartment area about a half hour ish away from my family. Great cool young atmosphere, I was excited to leave my...
    GlamGasm GlamGasm 22-25, T 1 Response Jul 9

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    I have terrible anxiety I barely go out anymore because It just gets me all worked up and overwhelmed and I can't do much at home either without feeling overwhelmed like music, and...
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I just got hired for a job as a waitress at the local pizza place. And I have never done food service before. I got hired on the spot, the boss was okay with me never having been a...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F Jul 19

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    When I was little (maybe 7) I use to have this reacquiring dream that I was running from zombies in a an lds church. (I was raised lds) I have done research on the meaning and it...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    "Sanjaya said: To him who was thus overwhelmed with pity and sorrowing, and whose eyes were dimmed with tears, Madhusudana spoke these words. The Blessed Lord said: In such a...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Let me start at the core. Inside, she is a molten type of sweet. She keeps my heart warm in an ice age of desolate coldness. Above her caring heart is her flawless skin. I love her...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I have officially lost my way. July 1, 2014 is the day I seriously contemplated suicide. I'm tired, so tired of being defeated by life. I've had some bad times but I always new it...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 1

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    I gained too much weight with two pregnancies. I lost the weight with first and started a desk job. Some pounds did creep up but nothing bad and I started getting in gym more. The...
    graygrace graygrace 31-35, F Jul 2

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    I am so overwhelmed, I desperately need someone to talk to.
    HalFrederiksen HalFrederiksen 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm one of those people that never usually goes on these forums to pour my heart out as I usually internalise things and try to deal with it myself - this seems to be one of the...
    Liya2004 Liya2004 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    It was good. Everyone likes my dog. My dog and I are best friends. She ran a bit and then got overwhelmed and ran upstairs.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Jul 3

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    Yaaa......Take the Negative Aspect....Add the opposite to Neutralize the Energy....(in this case it would be the Positive Aspect of the Negative your judging as such).....Soooo...
    uniqueperception uniqueperception 46-50 Jul 3

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    Today I can't seem to stop think I made a mistake. I really want a baby. I'm so confused. I need to get my life together and get it fit to have a family. Get a permanent job as my...
    cjay89 cjay89 22-25, F Jul 4

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    I'm feeli ng a bit overwhelmed... my plate is full and my over prepared controlling brain is stressing me out. This is when a companion is nice to have around. Someone I can talk...
    sapphire601 sapphire601 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    The feeling of depression: You wake up in the morning, wish you didn’t wake up at all (why couldn’t I just continue to sleep…?). You come to a realization you are here again...
    theworldasitis theworldasitis 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 5

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