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I Am Paranoid But Can't Help It

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 262 People

    My entire family is or has at a point been a

    officer of the law, growing up with parents like this makes you very paranoid of the world. When we still watched the news, my mom would make sure to point out any child that was kidnapped and would proceed to tell me "That could have been you!". I've tried for a long time to...
    Koi22 Koi22 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Everytime I drive my car at night I always have

    this feeling someone is in the backseat so I check it twice before leaving and constantly on the way home
    Curlytop242 Curlytop242 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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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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    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 always fear that my girlfriend would leave me

    or cheat on me. Knowing that she would never do that I still worry about it in the back of my mind. I dunno. I'm weird lol
    XodolsWasHere XodolsWasHere 16-17, M Nov 10, 2014

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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 1 Response Dec 21, 2008

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F Dec 3, 2014

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    Is it bad that I get paranoid

    when guys chase after me and call me hot?
    jubacca jubacca 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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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 2 Responses May 5, 2013

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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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    I always fear people are lying to me.

    I know a compulsive liar and I hated her. Ever since then I always think about if every single person who's talking to me is lying. Who can you really trust??? Meanwhile my idiot uncle is being an ******* blaming me
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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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 1 Response Feb 22, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    My mind is wondering tonight. So many things have gone on these last few months, it's impossible to sleep. Even wine isn't helping :(
    salstar04 salstar04 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Its been almost two days now since I last slept. My mind just keeps spinning up new thoughts and I can't shut it down. Its always been like this ever since I was a kid. I've tried...
    Easysteam Easysteam 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I can't wait for the day when I can truthfully say "I am happy. Life is good. I'm smart, pretty, and talented. I'm happy with where I am right now, and I love myself and my life."
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I can't wait for the day when I can say that I am appreciated. I give and give and give and still get treated like **** from everybody. ughh story of my life.
    kaymg1994 kaymg1994 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    2nd night and I still can't sleep :( Its so early in the morning ! Sleep where you at :'( #AGirlsLoudestCryIsHerSilence <3
    PreciousDiamond2 PreciousDiamond2 16-17, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    For every rule there is an exception. This doesn't apply always in every situation.
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    I disagree. I understand why people say this but I think it's a rather arrogant self serving attitude. You think your helping someone, you think you know what someone needs...
    stufy stufy 51-55 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Today in the wonderful world of wanting someone I can't have I was reminded of how painful it is to know the "other person" really does exist. He and I were joking, all day long...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    In fact despite saying I am glad people can't read my thoughts, some people can. Isn't it unsettling how some people just look at you and know "you're thinking about something...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I always try to encourage self care for those who need help. I offer a chance to vent, to share. I say good things and try to help in the best way I can but what happens when I can...
    Arkiex Arkiex 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    The statement alone says it all.....I can't take it any more...any part of my life.....I for the past seven years spent my life married to someone....our marriage is so toxic and...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't have a clue where to start this but I will say thank you to anyone who finds the time to read this. The thoughts and memories that are in my head make me think this will...
    Valtboy Valtboy 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I thought I had it all worked out. Everything seems to go great. Yet I can't sleep at night. I feel so bad. I've dealt with depression before and I thought that I had moved past it...
    canudos canudos 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    WTF!! People are just brainless or total jerks!! They ask a question and then berate every reply they get like a little b*tch. Why did you even ask anything if you're gonna be an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My entire life I've been known as the 'doormat' - the one that everyone can happily take advantage of. And the worst part is: I let it slide. I forgive them, even when I really...
    Tinkiez Tinkiez 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I've known this for quite a while. But I am the type of person that cares WAY too much and when I feel someone needs my help or advice, I usually try to do everything I can. It...
    xWarriorPrincessx xWarriorPrincessx 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    if I don't say the words. it doesn't mean that they are not there. I just want them to land with you the way that I intend for them to. I am sorry that I often say them like two...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    What about when you discover yourself in a place of resistance, unable to shift your choices -Even Knowing that the course you're determined to chart Is Not Fulfilling Your Basic...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    What the hell do I do? My parents are both unreliable, and are putting me in a bad position. I lived with my father up until 8 months ago, as he was abusive, pulling me around my...
    Emigirl7 Emigirl7 16-17, F Aug 28

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    This is my dilema and the most obvious is that it is NOT a dilema but the feelings I have makes everything feel so wrong. I in a sense do know the person I am inlove with, but I...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Modest Mouse - Bukowski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2UCT5ABGa4 I cannot get over this song. I'm sure I've heard it: a long time ago. Like it has a deeper meaning to me than...
    ColdPenguin25 ColdPenguin25 22-25, M Aug 27

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    Well actually that's not true I tend to express myself openly. I am very upset with my mother. She considers us stating the fact that we very much want to go to school us arguing...
    blahblahblahxoxo blahblahblahxoxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I can never say I've been truly happy...ever...I've known this since I was a kid...I've had happy times but I have never been happy for a week straight with no complaints.I use to...
    Gottawannaneedtotalk Gottawannaneedtotalk 22-25, F Aug 26

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    Another long night. I get to be up a bit late tomorrow, don't need to get up till about 6 which is nice. But can't sleep again. Husband's already in a deep coma from Nyquil and I'm...
    NerdModeActivate NerdModeActivate 31-35, F Aug 26

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    So I recently went out with someone I've been crazy about for nearly 4 years (I know cuz she made mention of it) and we had an incredible night together; in the past when I've...
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