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I Am Paranoid But Can't Help It

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    Paranoid

    I recently quit smoking dope because I would forget to take my medication. I also wasnt eating properly and drinking lots of coffee.  Now I think everybody is talking about me. I am extremely parinoid of late and I feel I will lose my friends. I know reading what I have...
    DreamSCReam DreamSCReam 46-50 2 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    I've been very paranoid the last few weeks

    about a bad open sore I saw on fb with the caption saying it's caused by the same shampoo I use. Today after not washing my hair for at least 2 weeks I was able to suck it up and wash my hair without totally freaking out and so far nothing bad has happened.
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 Jul 9

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    Always Paranoid

    Have been paranoid a long time, on seroquel 800mgs and still feel bad. Every med I have tried has never worked. Still on sleeping meds and over stated doses on all my meds. TBH, the doctors don't care, and I know my meds are not good. Hospital helps from time to time, but i...
    Kell91 Kell91 26-30 Jan 25, 2013

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    Always Paranoid

    My life is constant paranoia, I always am paranoid about everything like if I'm in a public area and people are near me talking I think they are always talking about me and judging me. I'm always paranoid that my friends don't like me or they are just using me and always talking...
    Jessicaspencer Jessicaspencer 18-21, F 1 Response May 5, 2013

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    His Paranoia

    I'm hoping someone here can help me. Looking for a group that helps people deal with other people that are paranoid. I'm at my whits end and really need to hear from others who also live with someone like this and how they are able to cope. Thank you in advance.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 28, 2013

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    Killing Me

    I don't think people (who don't suffer from it) truly knows what it's like to suffer from paranoia. I even feel the same for some of the ones with it on a minor degree don't fully understand.I suffer from paranoia on a larger scale and I know it.  It has come between me and...
    FeralSin FeralSin 26-30, M Jul 25, 2013

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    I have been abused, harassed,

    cheated on, used, and hurt by people since i was 4 years old. So yes... i am paranoid. half the time i think that people are out to get me because for the past 22 or so years.... IT HAS BEEN THAT WAY! why were so many of them cruel to me? why? now i'm borderline suicidal and...
    DarkKnightPEKKA DarkKnightPEKKA 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    ....

    I keep thinking people are watching me.. I'm constantly checking around myself because it feels like people are staring at me. I don't like to look at people, especially when I'm walking past them because they might be looking at me.  And when I'm on a public computer...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response May 6, 2010

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    I can't help being paranoid

    when it comes to my boyfriend. For the first 6-8 months of our relationship he was messaging other women, telling them he was single etc and he eventually cheated on me. I keep thinking he's messaging other people again and that he will cheat on me again. I have no way of...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F Aug 9

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    The Future Of My Son.

    I'm not sure if it's due to being a new mother or because I see sick things that happen on the news, movies, media in general, but I fear the worst things will happen for my child. I won't be an overprotective parent that'll end up raising my child to be sheltered but I have...
    nhyce83 nhyce83 26-30 Apr 15, 2012

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    Do You Feel??

    Have you ever felt people where talking about you behind your back, but they weren't. I get this feeling everyday So Im constantly checking with my friends to see if people were talking about me when I wasn't around. It's something I can't help. I've been called fake, a...
    Katie6623 Katie6623 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    Cheating

    the thing i'm really paranoid about is cheating.when i'm with someone i really care about i get reeeeallly scared and can't help it.... i even have dreams........
    lilmomo88 lilmomo88 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2010

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    I Hate Living Like This

    I've always been paranoid of other people,and my family would make fun of me for it,instead of helping (but what can I expect from them?) Instead of taking me to a doctor,they thought it wiser to do "home treatment"..didn't work,and just made it worse. Now it's acting...
    cryingoveryou cryingoveryou 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2009

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    Ohhh ....

    I've been on a anti depressant, cymbalta for about two weeks. Righ away I started seeing signs of paranoia coming. When I look at people, I'm paranoid. I littterally wait to feel that anxiety for a split second, and boom there it is. It's like my body is waiting for the anxiety...
    allissaxx allissaxx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    Why do I keep beating myself up over the past.... Very dirty past though. I wish I could change my decision. I wish I would have done better in school, everyone around does the...
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    I really wish I could do more. I wish I could even just say something that could help. I don't always (or often) know what, though, so I just listen.
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    His name is Sam. He's such an amazing guy. My secret is that I love him and he doesn't even know it. We are currently "talking" but I'm past that point. I'm in love. I'm just...
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    When I was around 10, I used to tell people that I would have been happy to be married at 13 and have kids at 15. In my early twenties, I realized that I wanted more out of life...
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    Come from a family of idiots who are currently trying to destroy each other, and am caught in the crossroads. The guy who stayed with me through it all cheated and left, and then...
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    sidraa sidraa 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    There's this girl, I met her 3 years ago, she entered my class, and finally entered my mind through my heart, I know, I know, it's too cheesy, but it's the truth. After all those...
    UnknownGuyAround UnknownGuyAround 13-15, M Oct 3

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    I'm exhausted, but can't sleep. This makes 5 sleepless nights in a row. :(
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    I'm in a relationship and although I can't find any "proof" of cheating. I don't trust her. Honestly, I feel like she's faithful. I'm 90% sure but my past has gotten me so paranoid...
    FriendlyPoet FriendlyPoet 18-21, F Oct 16

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    lately, i can't fall asleep. I spend more time awake than asleep. this sucks.
    unsociablex unsociablex 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Also wishing I had some close friends to talk to... Well here I am, just another morning sitting with my father-in-law...watching him sleep. He is pushing 100 and isn't in his...
    505gizzy 505gizzy 41-45, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    We all know that sometimes our words online and in texts can be misconstrued by the reader, but sometimes the reader should know us well enough to know what our intentions are...
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    I would like to share my experience. Perhaps doing so will be therapeutic. Perhaps someone will comment with something helpful. If you want to be a troll and say evil things, go...
    JamesB14 JamesB14 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Have you ever been in love with your best friend? I am.. We became friends instantly at the start of the year when I started a new school, he was funny and understood me. We both...
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    GiftedChoctaw GiftedChoctaw 18-21, F Oct 9

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    Me and my boyfriend of 9 years have been living with my boyfriends parents because of the economy and the fact that he has helped his family financially in the past, bringing down...
    Anonymous8712 Anonymous8712 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wouldn't consider this "home". I often feel like saying I want to go home when I'm technically already here. I live in Washington with my grandparents but I long for the day when...
    Unicorn1039 Unicorn1039 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I am 31 years old now and I have a family of my own and love it but I can't seem to keep a relationship with my parents. My son is 5 years old and neither one of my parents have...
    jcli5092 jcli5092 31-35, M Oct 15

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    It's a bit different though. I do have someone I tell everything to and she knows who she is. Aside from that I really can't be bothered to talk about my problems. Sometimes I post...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 16

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    I am nearly 30 years old, I still live a home with my mum and worst of all I just can't keep a job down. I have been through a number of jobs and never made it past 8 months in...
    Sim13 Sim13 26-30, F Oct 16

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    I am only 14, but I have had it with my mother. I know that this is the age where mothers and daughters normally dislike each other, but this isn't about her being out of style or...
    deerborne deerborne 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    I'm absolutely in love with somebody I met over my 2 month vacation. I went home after 8 years to a different country, and I met someone who I fell in love with instantly. He was...
    lifechangesallofus lifechangesallofus 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I figure if I can't forgive myself why not look at things on the bright-side. I've lost a lot of weight now I have to buy new clothes. Shopping spree, yay! My mom's happy I've...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F Oct 19

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    Tomorrow October 21st I will be 47 year old. When I look back on the life I've wasted and the unforgivable things I did in the past it pushes me to make a fourth attempt at ending...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 20

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    I haven't slept well for the past week. My mind starts going and I can't get it to stop. Any ideas to help me calm down?
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 20

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    To sum everything up, I've been in a relationship for 4 years with someone I met in college, we started out as friends and he seemed like such a fun time whenever I was around him...
    MsScaredOfLonely MsScaredOfLonely 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    I've been in bed since 23:30. It is now 03:25. Even ASMR videos couldn't help me tonight. My mind is racing...
    Blueblack89 Blueblack89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    I try not to be a jealous person but I cant help it. I thought I was going to have fun in high school but so far I'm not. I am trying to make new friends but it is really hard so I...
    volleygirl45 volleygirl45 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I can't do it anymore. I wanted to be strong. I don't want to guilt him. I didn't guilt him last time. He came back on his own. I only left him two messages, neither pressuring nor...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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