I Battle Severe Anxiety

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 28 People

    My anxiety is getting worse

    and I feel like I cannot cope with it anymore. I fight it off all day. And it's gotten to the point where everyday now when I'm tired and lay down my anxiety is overwhelming, I'm having racing thoughts, I keep moving my legs, I feel like I can't get up I feel so nauseous I feel...
    Ladylapre Ladylapre
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2014

    Me Too I Added a Logo For This Group

    Do you like the logo I added for this group? I heal and cope with Anxiety with Art, and Ice Soda and comic relief.  It is good to laugh at ourselves It easier for me to share story here because group is small. I belong to larger groups that are related but have yet to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2009

    The same thing happened to me.

    I was at a stressful job where my boss was very controlling and had unrealistic expectations of what one person can do. I ended up being her only employee and she didn't hire anyone else, just pushed all the jobs on me and one day I collapsed and cried uncontrollably. I felt...
    Ladylapre Ladylapre
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2014

    Related Experiences

    Haven't had an anxiety attack in a very long time. Hard to explain it to my hubby what goes on during this attack. It's just hard to put into words...
    NYcple4interest NYcple4interest
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    I should've been up 20 minutes ago. But my anxiety is so bad in the mornings. I'm still trying to force myself to get up and "try life" today. It's exhausting!!!!
    cantblyfe cantblyfe
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    I've spent entire nights shaking from fear of rejection. My only friend distanced herself and I had to battle my anxiety so that I wouldn't be alone. Sometimes it just seems so...
    lmaguire333 lmaguire333
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    For as long as I can remember I have struggled with depression, even when everything is going well it feels like there is something dark in my stomach eating away at all the...
    ColdSerpent ColdSerpent
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    Once again skipping, sitting in an empty lot, wishing I brought a razor and wanting another dealer. Seems every time I pull this juvenile trick it gets that much harder to commit...
    yamaraj yamaraj
    18-21, M
    Apr 19
    I take effexor for my anxiety.
    robneil45 robneil45
    26-30, M
    Apr 18
    hey. i'm here again, the girl with a catastrophic anxiety. It's nighttime here and now I'm waiting for my parents to come home. they usually come home late, like around midnight...
    thebloodyshank thebloodyshank
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    I don't like how I can't even enjoy days when I'm feeling relaxed. I wonder why I'm not anxious when I usually am. I wonder when the next anxiety attack will be.
    starling156 starling156
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 17
    I've denied it for years. But admittedly, it's something I have and can't seem to rise above. It effects much more than most can imagine. So last night, I was at my cousins' 19th...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 17
    I went on the Ferris wheel in downtown Atlanta (no clue what the name is, sorry) and I had anxiety really bad. my stepbrother and stepdad were with me as well as my mom. I have a...
    sxvenfxld sxvenfxld
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    I'm done being so miserable. Nobody deserves that. Happiness is a choice and I'm choosing it now. You should too. The heck with the people who kick us to the ground and enjoys it...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    I'm done being so miserable. Nobody deserves that. Happiness is a choice and I'm choosing it now. You should too. The heck with the people who kick us to the ground and enjoys it...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 17
    All I can think of lately is death. I don't even cry anymore. I just go to school, come home, and sit in the dark. I try to go outside everyday, but I get awful headaches, and...
    rainandbooks rainandbooks
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Apr 17
    I sometimes feel paranoid. I don't know what to do, or how to get over it honestly. I worry about the littlest things and I overthink and overanalyze things I shouldn't even be. I...
    lydiastilinski lydiastilinski
    16-17, F
    7 Responses Apr 17
    The anxiety has been particularly bad lately as my life is turned upside down. No, not EP shutting down (though I will miss it). Life, as I once knew it, is no longer. It is...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 16
    My depression is finally going away. I sometimes feel myself clicking in and out of feeling normal. I can finally get out of bed and feel like I have a purpose again. I can...
    pianokat pianokat
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 16
    Right now I'm online schooled (because I used to do gymnastics), but next year, for senior year, I'm going to a normal high school, and it's already all I can think about. I know...
    BellaGrace1 BellaGrace1
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 16
    My friend had a surprise party yesterday. She is such a close friend to me and I love her to death but I have terrible anxiety and the last few days were horrible on me. I didn't...
    Blurryface5936 Blurryface5936
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 16
    Unless I know really really really well, I have to spend anywhere from 5 secs to a few mins mustering up the courage to have a conversation. Once the convo starts, I've no idea...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    Apr 16
    Here is a link to an article to share, hope it can help with your anxiety and depression http://themindunleashed.org/2014/09/8-ways-stop-thinking-find-peace.html
    Sunflowerintw Sunflowerintw
    41-45, F
    Apr 14
    anxiety attacks that lead to purging
    thatslovely17 thatslovely17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    People just like hurting me, even tho they tell me how much i mean to them, or a certain someone that im everything to them even tho its never humanly possible still just wants to...
    BiFurZak BiFurZak
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    I am depressed and it's getting worse. I will be 38 this year and am not married and do not have a baby. That was always my dream but spent too much time with wrong guys. I am...
    katielee102 katielee102
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    Monday was my first breakdown. I have a great family, 2 very close friends, and a new lady in my life. But I felt completely alone. I had thoughts...however fleeting...of ending...
    njautomechanic njautomechanic
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 14
    I was fine for me anyways and suddenly I was hit with an anxiety attack about getting food poisoning and now I just feel really depressed.
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23
    22-25, F
    Apr 13
    After three years of trying to battle these panic attacks alone and being basically house bound, I'm back on meds. Since a visit to the psychiatrist can cost a fortune in this...
    BlueJinx BlueJinx
    26-30, F
    Apr 13
    I am recently having trouble with anxiety and major depression I feel as though there I no point in my existence. I don't have much confidence anyway! I have never felt this way...
    demo111 demo111
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 13
    i am raging with anxiety right now. It's more like a catastrophic anxiety wherein my mind always leads different happenings to catastrophe. O feel really helpless. I have felt this...
    thebloodyshank thebloodyshank
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 11
    So my brother just told me he was depressed because of work and stress. I wish I could open up to him and tell him that I have been battling anxiety since I was 2 and since I was 4...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    Read a lot of stories under this group and my heart goes out to you all. I struggle with social anxiety as well and it's gotten a lot better throughout the years. My advice is...
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
    I'm going to a doctor to get prescribed some anxiety and depression medication after many appointments with a therapist, but I'm scared. I realize that it's an irrational fear, and...
    robinnoodles robinnoodles
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
    **Not Feeling Helpless Anymore - Gaining Control Of My Anxiety And Thoughts** Hey guys, I'm relatively new to this thread but I looove the support this community has. Wish I found...
    SyazKhan SyazKhan
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 10
    Since the fall of my relationship, I have had extreme anxiety. I guess because I know It's the end. I'm scared of not being in a relationship. It has been rare moments I have not...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 10
    I'm having it really bad right now. I've been trying to contact my bf for the past few days but he isn't responding. We're in a long distance relationship so it's not like I can...
    Marie107 Marie107
    22-25, F
    Apr 10
    I got diagnosed with it on Friday. I haven't left my room since.. I don't want to eat, I don't want to see anyone and I just want to sleep. I'm so tired of talking to people. I'm...
    k33024w k33024w
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
    Emationally I'm in Pain Mentally I'm Depressed Spiritually I'm Stressed Physically I Smile Bare with me today not myself
    poetz13 poetz13
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 9
    When it comes to relationships, looks only matter so much. People fall in love with personality, which is where I feel like I lose out due to SAD. Making friends and dating was...
    ManicPanicx ManicPanicx
    22-25
    3 Responses Apr 9
    Hit me up if you need someone to talk to.
    akaShaun akaShaun
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 8
    From around age six I've battled with depression and anxiety. I of course had a stressor: abuse and the death of my mother. Her death was sudden and unexpected and the lives of my...
    MoonChild01 MoonChild01
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 8
    Everything gets better. I wanted to put an experience out there as my life has changed indeed in the last couple of years. A few years back I posted an experience about how lonely...
    BunnyObsession BunnyObsession
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 8
    I have moved to seven different schools throughout my life, so every time I got relatively close to someone I always had to leave and usually lost contact with them which probably...
    musicismyworld16 musicismyworld16
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 8
    Does any one hands shake all the time because of anxiety or im the only one?? im really afraid to be sick my hands shake alll time :'(
    Maritta19 Maritta19
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 7
    I dont take anxiety meds anymore because its been a few months since my last anxiety attack, but I'm just getting really anxious right now with my Biology and Literature keystones...
    IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 6
    It's been over 2 and a half years since I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. Sometimes I think I have borderline personality disorder. I check for almost all the...
    UnicornsOfHope UnicornsOfHope
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 6
    It's so stupid how you've feeling so good one moment then you just want to cry your eyes out the next. The feeling of worthlessness even how good and nice you are to people is so...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 6
    I don't really know where to start, everything inside me is like looking into a washing machine on spin and you can't really separate what is what. I was never career driven or...
    Average111 Average111
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 6
    Do you know how painful it is to punch a concrete wall so hard that your knuckles crack and bleed? Do you know that it's not normal for someone to be this angry? Do you know that...
    BlueJinx BlueJinx
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 6
    The person who is primarily responsible for my panic attacks caused another hysterical tantrum inside our house this morning. My mother and I are the ones who have to take it all...
    BlueJinx BlueJinx
    26-30, F
    Apr 6
    I love night time, but that's also one of the worst times for me unless I have something good to look forward to. One little thing could trigger me and I could break down.. I'm...
    sleepwalking4ever sleepwalking4ever
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 5
    I can't believe this site is going to close. how will I handle my anxiety and bipolar? this site has always helped me. now where will I go.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 4
    social anxiety, where do i start? lets just say this condition is messing up my life. i havnt ate lunch at school in 3 months cause i cant decide where to sit, or cause im afraid...
    alyssapenn32 alyssapenn32
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 4
    I've made an appointment with a GP tomorrow morning and I'm going to ask her to give me some Ativan or anything that I can use to keep my panic attacks at bay. I've tried...
    BlueJinx BlueJinx
    26-30, F
    Apr 4
    I REALLY need a wheelchair. I started a gofundme to help with the cost. Any donations will help:) https://www.gofundme.com/r9u3nyj8
    kikitaina kikitaina
    18-21, F
    Apr 4
    I battle depression from middle school and it got better now
    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge
    22-25
    1 Response Apr 3
    I have been having a lot of interpersonal conflicts lately and I haven't been able to figure out why. Maybe it's because it's April, maybe because one year ago today I learned that...
    AlacrityMelancholy AlacrityMelancholy
    41-45, F
    Apr 3
    Self harm has never been something I ever wanted to do. I promised myself that no matter how bad my situation got, how much pain I was feeling, I would never reach for a blade, I...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 3
    Everyone needs compassion, a love that's never failing, let mercy fall on us. Everyone needs forgiveness, the kindness of a Savior, the Hope of nations. Savior, He can move the...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 3
More Stories