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I Am Paranoid But Can't Help It

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 249 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F Dec 3, 2014

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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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    I don't forget I just leave things aside.
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    I think an online friend of mine committed suicide. :^/
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    So this would be my first time posting something on here I've never really been good at writing so I hope know one really judges haha (as if it's the internet).. Anyways as I sit...
    nevergiveup2501 nevergiveup2501 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    I just wish I could help peoples... I look around me and I see the world burning .. People killing each other people abuseing each other and starvation, I just wanna help people...
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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
    Italy21 Italy21 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I can't help it and im so angry. He cheated on me with working girls spending $5+K And when he came home he'd tear me down to pieces with his angry demeanor and words I cheated 3...
    tir3dw0man tir3dw0man 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I HATE my Roommates!! They where so sweet at first now, Forget it!! Not only she knows she's a f****** B! She's proud of it!! She thinks she can do what the F she wants!! Stop F...
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    so a year and a half ago I started a relationship with someone that in no way should have ever been thought of but it was and it happened and at first it started out as just sex...
    sissieblue sissieblue 31-35, F Feb 20

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    I feel like I'm always gauging how much I weigh compared to other women I see or are interacting with. I know how silly that is but I'm insecure about my weight although I'm not...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    I have a dirty mind a lot of the time I can't help it lol
    LeighUK LeighUK 41-45, M Feb 8

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    I've been with my boyfriend for a few months, however he's been my best friend for over a year. We've always been very close, and I thought we were completely open with each other...
    wednesdayy wednesdayy 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I can't take anything seriously these days that it's come to the point that I feel apathetic and numb to everything. My friends, my part-time job co-workers (though this makes...
    Unable2Breathe Unable2Breathe 22-25 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I want to forgive him. But I can't bring myself to do so. During the times he was cheating he treated me so so very cruelly. Demeaned me. Making me feel like crap. Hating myself...
    tir3dw0man tir3dw0man 31-35, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm crazy sometimes the way my brain works! I'm what you call a, pessimistic thinker? hmm, I think of the worst possible outcome for whatever situation happens, say...
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    I'm kind of glad people can't read my thoughts sometimes. I just find learning about certain things, or doing research on certain things, that "normal" people wouldn't really find...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 18 Responses 3 days ago

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    I put alot into my relationship with my ex and I got nothing out. I'm talking physically, mentally and emotionally. I've realised that's why I have this feeling of i can't be...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    How many of us on this app are true introverts and don't even know it. I say this because I myself learned about this about a year ago with the help of some new friends. For the...
    diamondgirl07 diamondgirl07 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I'm feeling much down today .. Most day's I feel always happy & some of other half feeling like crap ! .. I don't see myself happy as I use to be before I can't cry over myself I'm...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I Can't, I just can't no matter how much I try! I am feeling so lifeless, I can't cry or laugh or have fun or get bored or feel. I can just study and feel a few feelings which I...
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    It has been over five years now, and has taken me this long to come close to accepting it. I just don't get it though. Let me explain. About five years ago I was under lots of...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 13

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    They Started Yesterday Morning~ All day yesterday I kept getting yelled at by everyone... I was dealing with T yelling, about this and that... And trying to keep up with...
    PrincessKimmie PrincessKimmie 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    It feels good to type everything down here.. I have been keeping everything to myself and it is getting harder to manage but I am sure that I can seek advises from other persons...
    Zenalia Zenalia 18-21, F Feb 23

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    I asked everyone on here how to keep my mind off of him...I've everything suggested and more...and It all just doesn't work...I wear a fake smile all the time at school and he now...
    ChrisLN99 ChrisLN99 13-15, M Feb 8

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