I Am Trying to Not Be Anxious

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    Anxiety Rules My World

     It starts as a small sensation in the pit of my stomach, then escalates into a quickened heartbeat, sweaty palms, constricted airway, and finally an overwhelming feeling of dread.  It began when I was about 7 and visiting my aunt's home in Wisconsin.  I...
    chickenpants chickenpants
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2010

    After Shocks And Shot Nerves

    They don't tell you much about what aftershocks following a large earthquake does to your nerves. I will tell you - it completely destroys them. I jump at EVERYTHING - a door slamming in the wind, a shopping trolley rattling the floor in the mall, a truck going past, a large...
    jellibeanz jellibeanz
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Mar 5, 2011

    Eating Has Helped My Anxiety

    I have been anxious my whole life.  Last weekend, I was in a store and began to feel very weak from the waist down.  I thought I was going to become paralyzed, I was so scared.  I went to the hospital and it turns out that I had a potassium deficiency.  My...
    anon8753 anon8753
    Jul 5, 2010

    Unconsciously Bragging

    My friend is coming over. She'd like me to help her with something. I'm scared that I might project off as a braggart and I am seriously trying to be not. The problem is not the words. I don't say anything. It's the actions. They eyebrows, the grin, even a second delay of...
    mareliberum mareliberum
    Jan 30, 2013
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