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I Am Paranoid

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    I Feel Sometimes Like Someone Is After Me

    It usually happens at night, but has happened during the day. I have these weird paranoid thoughts that someone will suddenly burst through my apartment door and shoot me. At night, I could be nearly asleep and then suddenly there is a noise. And I get scared. I start to get...
    Ellyni Ellyni 21-25, F 8 Responses Nov 9, 2007

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    First time in a while

    that iv been out of the house. Im in a parking lot next to best buy and i feel really paranoid. Like someone is going to throw a grenade through my sun roof and kill me. Or a ********* lurking around in his car waiting for me to get out. I know there mostly irrational but i...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M Apr 12

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    Everyone Hates Me

    I have dealt with anxiety and depression all my life, it's always horrible but at least I have been able to keep it at bay mostly....until something new popped up. I am petrified that everyone hates me. I'm scared of this almost all the time. I can ignore it sometimes if I'm...
    Cutecolleen Cutecolleen 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    I regularly freak out about weather conditions

    like tornados and its driving me nuts
    superstar2271 superstar2271 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Especially When I'm Stoned

    It's not about the government, or secret societies ruling the world. It's about the people around me. I'm paranoid that they hate me, that they know secret things about me, that they talk about me constantly behind my back. That they plot against me... Which is ridiculous...
    noisefilter noisefilter 21-25, M 16 Responses Jul 29, 2007

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    I just moved to a new city.

    There is barely any crime here but I'm still freaking out every night. I am so paranoid about someone breaking into my house. We have these big windows and my kids bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house as mine. Every sound worries me. I stay up nearly all night and get...
    alyn1288 alyn1288 22-25, F Apr 3

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 29

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    Wow...

    If I'm home alone I refuse to answer the door.  I won't even look out to see who it is at risk of them seeing me and knowing I'm home.  It's crazy.  I'll go in the back room and hide until I think they're gone.  No one I know ever comes by without calling...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 6 Responses Feb 23, 2008

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    The end of a friendship.

    .. Never before have I caused so much hatred and bitterness in a person. I will never forgive myself for what I did that day, and it was all due to my paranoia. It was August 10, 2013, and my former best friend (I'll just call her Mary, as a pseudonym) invited me to the mall...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F Feb 8

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    Not sure whether it's paranoia

    or self esteem, confidence or just a warped view of the world and people. I fly off the handle and analyse too much. So much so now that my husband had to go away on a work trip ( just a night ) and I started questioning him the lot. Anyway he changed the day to keep me happy...
    CoitusInterruptus CoitusInterruptus 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Am I paranoid? Since a life changing event

    three years ago, I struggle with taking anything at face value. I examine every little detail. I think of all the possibilities. I trust no-one. My current dilemma is with a long time online friend. We chatted intensely for years, I am struggling due to a prolonged absence. I...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    I am paranoid when it comes to sex.

    I love sex. I have a lot of sex. But it am currently not on any type of birth control, and cannot afford a child at this time. I'm a broke student. I just spent $20 on two ******* pregnancy tests, and it makes my heart kindof cringe every time I spend the money on **** like...
    metalchick5 metalchick5 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Too scared to make friends on EP now.

    .. Already got 2 ******* **** pics in a row and I am scarred for life ...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I Feel Out Of Place

    I always think people are looking at me judging me... i can't tell if i look good or bad anymore
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    I remember when I was a kid I had this doll.

    And one day I came home, and it was in a different spot then the last time I saw it. And I thought my doll was alive, so I beat up my doll and threw it away. Later I found out my mom moved it, and I feel that the doll is plotting to kill me....
    mangadrawer12321 mangadrawer12321 13-15, F Jun 17

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    So, my boyfriend said we should take shrooms

    when I come down for a couple months, we are long distance, and I am a little hesitant. I told him that I would and how excited I was but now I'm a little concerned. He said, "we should write music while we are tripping." I agreed but since I am super paranoid 24/7, I started...
    tarynsitolove tarynsitolove 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I Sometimes Have To Laugh At Myself...........

     For instance right now.  Laying in bed, all made up fresh, had my shower and used the Channel I received for my birthday for only the second time ! And then dropped it !  Thus my silly status..........Sweet city woman deserves nothing nice, but hey, that's a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    I'm So Paranoid That Its Ridiculous

    I always think people are mad at me or talking about me. I always think that minor problems are or could lead to really bad problems. I always feel like I'm saying the wrong things.
    Rainincloudlesssky Rainincloudlesssky 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    i get paranoid thoughts alot of the time about

    all sorts of things that seem silly to other people ~sigh~
    Pandorazz Pandorazz 26-30 May 22

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    Things That Go Bump In The Night And Other Things

    Not too long ago I had a nightmare that i got attacked while in my car. Well I usually leave for school or work while it is dark outside and I have been paranoid to go out in the dark, i think someone is going to jump out from the bushes and attack me I walk quickly to my car...
    tarasekd tarasekd 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2011

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    Behind My Back People Say....

     that guy really is paranoid. 
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 1 Response Dec 7, 2008

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    Is It Really Paranoia?

    Given that you really are out to get me, is it really paranoia?  I like to think of it as just being observant of the world around me. At least I'm getting used to the world being out to get me.
    ag123 ag123 41-45 8 Responses May 11, 2009

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    I was raised in a very odd situation,

    my parents are criminal defence lawyers, since I was 4 or so me and my sister would be at their office on weekends or after school. We were told to generally hide in the back room when clients came in, and to be very silent. 14 years later, I do the same thing when I'm at their...
    TheObviousAnswer TheObviousAnswer 18-21, M Mar 27

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    Social Paranoia

    I am sitting and someone laughs. Were they talking about me? I am sitting and someone whispers. Did she just say something about me? I am walking and someone looks at me. Why is he looking at me? I am walking and someone does not look. Why is he not looking? The mind of a very...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 4 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    I feel impending doom all the time

    and have thoughts of people conspiring against me. I also feel past decisions from what feels like another life will come back to haunt me.
    Stuckinmyhead0o Stuckinmyhead0o 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I Keep Hoping It Isn't True!

    Lately I've been paranoid about one person in my apartment building spying on me. Telling people personal things about me to the point where she wouldn't let me associate with others of my choice. I've been paranoid that same person has become obsessed with me because she wouldn...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Oct 31, 2012

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    A lot of times online

    and IRL. I can't help but feel it when you know that this can happen and has happened to someone. I don't trust anyone easily because of this, always looking for the other reasons why they are doing this to me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 2

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    I sometimes feel paranoid in public

    because I feel like I'm going to get shot by a sniper lol maybe I watch to many movies or play too many games but I always think that I'm gonna be rich and powerful when I'm older and somebody will travel back in time to kill my younger self haha
    drbreezzy drbreezzy 18-21, M May 22

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    I don't know what it is maybe stress of my job

    but everything I do, I think of the worst possible outcome. I cooked for someone today and was convinced after I gave them food poisoning. Even though I cooked the thing for longer than the time given. I convinced myself my nixed was gonna have internal bleeding after she bumped...
    missunderstood18 missunderstood18 18-21 May 5

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    I'm freaking out. I saw a picture of a open

    sore on Facebook about three weeks ago. It was so disturbing that I haven't been able to stop seeing it and I've been very paranoid that I'm going to get it because they said it was caused by the same shampoo I use. I later found out that it was photo shopped but that hasn't...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 Jul 7

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    I keep stumbling upon stories of brain cancer

    and meningitis and I am seriously paranoid about myself I need to stop going on the internet
    renate7 renate7 16-17 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I See Danger In Almost Any Situation................

     *sighs*     I  am a better safe than sorry type.............I don't know how to explain it really.  We live in a nice enough neighborhood, but this IS Chicago.  There have been robberies and shootings of people in the alleys and ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    Does any one else get paranoid

    when you're driving and there's only one car following you?
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm Paranoid

    It goes through phases.It hasn't been too bad recently which I am happy about and seems to be getting better all of the time.I'm a whole lot more paranoid than I let on,honestly but not just about normal things like whether someone is going to break in or who's talking about you...
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    I can so paranoid sometimes.

    How would you feel if you knew the government can see you trough you're camera of you're phone or see what you're doing on it ?(any hacker actually) sometimes i feel like friendly people are just fake and really don't care about me. i'm crazy lol
    BlueBear98 BlueBear98 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Self Concious

    i'm just really self concious and paranoid that i'm being watched by people that i'm walking past, or talked about by a group of whispering people. it's really annoying but i just cant help it, i think that there watching for me to do something wrong, or there talking about...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 8 Responses Aug 17, 2007

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    And I think it's done it again I think it's

    ruined my chances with a beautiful amazing girl , my paranoia set in and before I knew it I was worried and scared and I started to bombarded her with messages and now she must think I'm a creep and ruined it again but this time with the most beautiful wonderful girl I've ever...
    greatbritain1707 greatbritain1707 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 1

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    Trust

    my paranoia is crushing my ability to trust...rips it to shreds and leaves it broken and bleeding at my feet...
    anonymous555 anonymous555 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2007

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    I Don'T Know How To Say This..

    I am young, I know this but I am paranoid. Somedays when I can't sleep, I think that I will die...I feel it in my everything. I think that I'll die because of cancer (i have to mention that i smoke and i can't quit) but not this is the problem..even if i didn't smoke i would...
    BiancaMMM BiancaMMM 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    I Am A Ridiculous Human Being

    I have a paranoid side. My paranoid side is vocal and righteous. My paranoid side uses phrases like "for your own good" and "better safe than sorry". It has never yet saved my life but secretly believes that it is only a matter of time. I am sharing with you a story about a...
    BornReady BornReady 18-21, F May 16, 2010

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    If you're older than 30

    and only have sex experiences on EP then get the **** off my profile KThxBai -.-
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I Didn'T Like Accept It, But When Three Different Psychiatrists In Three Different Clinics All Said The Same...

    I have just got back from a psychiatrist in Bond Street from a test for whether or not I had EOD (excessive paranoia disorder or something like that). Ans she was emphatic that I was indeed very paranoid. I was shocked, but not as much as worried. because this wasn't the first...
    englandworldcupwinners2014 englandworldcupwinners2014 16-17 Apr 20, 2013

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    I'm paranoid about everything.

    That's why I want to be at home all the time. I don't trust people. Yeah, I have friends.. But I feel so lonely. No one knows the real me. Even my best friend. I think I'll die alone.
    llilith llilith 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    My house is kinda old,

    my great grandad built it, my great aunties were born in it etc. Its really noisy at night especially, if I go downstairs at night I feel like a paranormal creature is going to appear.. I sleep with my full light on and with the covers right over my head because I'm scared lol...
    sarahbanksx sarahbanksx 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Im so paranoid now that she hasnt posted

    anything new, like is she trying to forget me and move on or has something else bad happened like I just want to know why and I hate when I cant find out. I hope she isnt trying to forget me because I still love her so much.
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    iAwkwardo iAwkwardo 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    My boyfriend has started acting different.

    We have only been together for a few months and I guess we may just be getti out of the honeymoon stage? When we were talking and during the first couple weeks of the relationship he always called me baby and sweetie and all these pet names and vice versa. He has stopped using...
    waterlily121 waterlily121 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I'm super paranoid I just woke up out of a dead

    sleep and went around my house with my pepper spray checking all of the windows...I even woke my sister up and scared her..something's wrong with me 😢
    picKLe47 picKLe47 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    i live in a main highway

    so it's not a normal street and it has a very busy rode, and we don't have any neighbours there's tons of cars flying past my house all night and there's a bar across from my house so there's always drunk men outside at night. im becoming paranoid, im a night owl so im up most...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Keeping My Job

    I worry a lot about whether or not I do a good job at work, at least good enough. I feel like I do enough tasks at work but at the same time I feel like I don't do enough because I'm so in the moment I feel like my mind is in a cloud, even though in the moment I feel like I'm...
    wavvvvvvves wavvvvvvves 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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    Sometimes it scares me to know

    that I am so paranoid about things. These thoughts just come into my head and they stick there. That is the reasons none of my relationships ever work out. I either think they're cheating or flirting with other people. Just a few moments ago I got paranoid because I though my...
    ForeverLostPoet ForeverLostPoet 13-15, F Aug 9

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    Very Paranoid

    I don't know where my paranoia stems from, but it seems to have been with me since early early adolescence or maybe earlier, and has become worse over the years. One of my biggest paranoia problems is that when I'm walking, say at my University, I think that when people are...
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2008

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    When a friend doesn't reply to a message I

    think they've fallen out with me 😟