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I Am Paranoid But Can't Help It

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 244 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F Dec 3, 2014

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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'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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    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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    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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    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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    ....

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Been tossing and turning all night. I'm exhausted, but I can't sleep. I need an off switch for my brain. :( I'm not going to make it through this day.
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    I tease myself to the point of ****** and then stop so that I start to throb but don't have a full blown ******. I do this for about fifteen minutes before I finally let myself go...
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Many years ago now I went to an event and met someone there who I felt was pretty interesting. He was a poet and artist so we exchanged info and have kept in touch sort of through...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    As much as I want to, I just can't, and it hurts so bad. I know I'm the one who ended it, but you're the one that broke me. Perhaps we caused each other equal pain. But the thought...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I am 15 and I fell in love with a 28 year old from Chicago and I don't know what to to??? Can anyone help me
    TristinandAtlantis TristinandAtlantis 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can't sleep. Too warm in my bedroom and my wisdom tooth hurts. I showered to help soothe me. Ugh!
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sorry for my broken english So I've had a long-term relationship like 4 years.. i don't know if you could call it long-term but for me this is the longest relationship i've ever...
    Escc Escc 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    This song riptide I love it and I keep on listening to it I wanna love someone
    bennythebull7 bennythebull7 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I am in Falls Church, Virginia, and looking for another guy who likes to pee in his tight jeans!
    wetlevis9 wetlevis9 51-55, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm 21 years old and I have a actual reason why I can't sleep I have sleep apnea it's minor when I'm on my back and more medium when I'm on my side, it's odd and unsure why but...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 2 days ago

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    Sure, I can make an Ep friend. But it's impossible for me to make life ones. No I can't try harder or follow some guide. I can't talk to people, I'm terrified at making small talk...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I just can't stop. Broken promises will always be on the top of my burden that I carry. The scars will forever mark my wrists, thighs, sides, everywhere where I could reach with a...
    renlambert renlambert 13-15 3 days ago

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    Every day is just the same broken record. Get up, see my mum off to work, and spend the day at home alone. I try to keep myself busy by gardening, getting some decorating done or...
    blvckhvart blvckhvart 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate just waiting i love her but i can guarantee she will reject me like before but i truly love her and im just lost can anyone help me?
    Pedroman75 Pedroman75 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    What do you do when you feel you had the one you are meant to spend your life with, and you let them walk away? Our paths were going in different directions. He had his reasons why...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For some nights now I wake up in the middle of the night or I can't fall asleep. I feel calm and happy, but very awake. It's annoying BC I like my sleep. There's no one in my life...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    We were once close friends...now? I don't even know if he sees me as a classmate anymore, whether he sees me as nothing... With my emotions died away, I can't feel the hurt, the...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hello to those out there like me. I want to write a book about my trials overcomes and let downs. To most my life wouldn't seem so bad but over the past five years I can't keep a...
    Godhasme Godhasme 51-55, M a week ago

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    It's so wrong to like him but I can't help it. He's perfectly perfect. Words aren't enough to explain how thankful I am that I met him.
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F a week ago

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    I had depressed friend on here, he didnt wanted my help. Now i wonder where he is. He deleted hisself and i worry much. I hope he is going to be okay.
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F Jun 21

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    Well I actually wake up at 6 every day.. But I can't manage to sleep long, latest I woke up was probably 10 am :P
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M Jun 21

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    I have set a million alarms for 9am (my real goal is 8am, but baby steps). I NEVER LISTEN TO THEM. I TURN THEM OFF AND KEEP SLEEPING. I stay up too late and then end up sleeping in...
    applesasch applesasch 18-21, F Jun 20

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    OK! I want to say this so to make all know what i am from inside. You should know that my HSP which means to whoever read and don't know what it means(High Sensitive personality...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I've been having problems eating for almost a full week. I get really hungry but when I try to eat, I lose my appetite. I basically have been forcing myself to eat 2-3 times a day...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    This mad emotional instability inside me, is honestly too much to handle. I cannot live with it anymore, and to say I'm slowly dying on the inside or that I'm chocking doesn't seem...
    Soligem Soligem 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I like him, he likes me the same way. We both talk to each other like we are dating and we basically do everything a couple would do (dates, kissing, and calling each other babe...
    emxwindsor emxwindsor 18-21, F Jun 16

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