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I Battle Severe Anxiety

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    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

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    I have been trying so hard to be happier and not feel so anxious all the time... But it's just getting worse.. My "friends" ignore me or don't want me around.. I laugh and smile...
    BulletForMyBlackVeil BulletForMyBlackVeil 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Going to sleep, more and more scary each night. My nightmares are getting worse and I have no idea what to do. Being faced with your biggest fears, living them, seeing them play...
    n0xiousunris3 n0xiousunris3 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 18

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    i have bipolar....it does not have me.....but along with bipolar comes severe anxiety. i try and try to fight my battles.....sadly they have won so many. the ways i have fought...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I battle severe depression and eating disorders I was anorexic from 3 to 6 grade and bulimic from 7th to 9th I've always been bullied about my weight and my looks I'm a very...
    oilchick1488 oilchick1488 18-21, F 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I thankfully don't have severe anxiety but it's enough that I never feel comfortable in a room full of people. I used to only feel confident in the classroom and was proud of...
    Booksandthings Booksandthings 13-15 Sep 4

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    Dealing with mental illness is a *****. And nobody can really understand it unless they have it. I have major depression, severe anxiety, and as of one year panic attacks the...
    ibelovinhimnher ibelovinhimnher 26-30, F Sep 2

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    My anxiety comes out around people- severe social anxiety, I guess? It even makes it difficult to post threads to this site. I am constantly worried about judgement and striving to...
    kimburr kimburr 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    When I was 14, my whole life was inverted. I had been accepted on an academic scholarship to the most prestigious college preparatory institute in my area. Upon starting my 9th...
    yoshmarie yoshmarie 16-17, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't want to say what happened specifically but in grade 6 my dad did something REALLY bad to me and both my brothers as well as my cousin i started cutting in grade 6 due to...
    piercetheveil22 piercetheveil22 13-15, F 7 Responses Sep 14

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    I just looked up today the mental disability "social anxiety," or "social phobia," and after seeing many symptoms that match mine, i went on to take an online test to see how...
    Otokonoko Otokonoko 16-17, M a week ago

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    My name is Karly and I am 25 years old. My family of 6 has a history of Depression, Anxiety, ADD/ADHD and sleeping disorders. My father, sister and I suffer from all the above...
    kcmac311 kcmac311 22-25, F Sep 16

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    Tomorrow I will be on campus for nine hours, miles upon miles away from the sickly comfort of isolation my room provides but also around hundreds of people my age. Just being...
    PoorandAging PoorandAging 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I suffer from severe Depression and social anxiety.
    Dane2015 Dane2015 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 13

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    The term "battling depression" always seemed to serious to me when I was growing up. It just made the disease sound so much more severe in an almost innocent way. It started last...
    allidoisread allidoisread 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    I battle it by crying and screaming into a pillow after work and waking up at 2 am and drinking vodka by the fridge light. By constantly thinking about what went wrong and what I...
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Mornings are the worst for me. I wake up too early and in a panic. I shake in bed for 2 hours before I finally get up to go to work. It's such a battle. The only time I don't...
    girl3708 girl3708 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    Hi all. I'll condense my first experience post to a reasonable length by stating that I have suffered from depression and anxiety for the majority of my short life. I am in my...
    ResilientBeing ResilientBeing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    This is kind of long but I'd really appreciate feedback <3 Work anxiety. Every single day, and I don't know what to do about it. The thing is, it isn't the job that gives me...
    ChildoftheEarth ChildoftheEarth 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    I have noticed that my depression has gone away because I'm feeling happy, and talking to people more often. I'm not stuck in my bed wondering what ifs bad or good. I am actually...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    My anxiety is so bad because I can't go out in public i can't be around alot of people and weed is the only thing that helps me and i battle depression because of my childhood...
    bud24 bud24 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    It can be so exhausting. Sometimes I wonder if it is harder to date someone with depression than it is to actually have depression. I have to battle it too. I have a choice to...
    hopeful1995 hopeful1995 18-21 Sep 18

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    I have had anxiety ever since I was in the fifth grade, after I was molested over and over by a man that man mom let stay w/ us for a while. I never told bc I was scared.. but I am...
    xvibess xvibess 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 20

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    It's not just social anxiety but it's an intense FEAR from public interaction that gets so bad, I try my best to avoid it. That itself has caused great self-hatred and insecurity...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    My fiance is enlisting in the military at the start of the new year and from time to time as it gets closer I become anxious. Some times I just lay in his arms and cry and he...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So it began at age 3 when my parents separated . I felt all alone in the world at that time , remembering the fights my mum and dad use to have constantly. I had been sent to my...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Sep 20

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    I've been having extremely bad anxiety attacks everyday for the last month, and I've been suffering from depression and self harm for 2 years
    idontknowanymore101 idontknowanymore101 13-15, F Sep 2

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    I'm incredibly frustrated with everything right now. School sucks, my only two friends are both in a different lunch period and in none of my classes; I feel like everyone I care...
    xAwakeAndUnafraidx xAwakeAndUnafraidx 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I am 38 years old and have battled depression since childhood. I don't believe it is curable or treatable and I don't know why I have to live like this. I have Asperger's Syndrome...
    juneoct juneoct 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 7

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    Feeling so low lately. The anxiety and emptiness just keep getting worse. I feel pathetic and so alone. I'd take my own life if the thought of that didn't make me feel even more...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 8

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    I recently started meds for both. It's not that I'm depressed, and I can do anything about it. Most people would never know from looking at me in my every day life. I try to always...
    Beautyismycurse Beautyismycurse 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Am I just exhausted, or am I heading for another crash! I'm so low and I've not spotted it coming at all. I thought. Was getting better, attending the courses, putting the right...
    johnjw johnjw 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    Went to my first therapist appt at the new place today and my mom was there. Well I want to keep medication as an open option and my mom was basically trying to shut the option...
    lookingtovent lookingtovent 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    If u battle Depression there is Hope. U deserve to be happy! Talk to someone. Write about it. Speak positive words to yourself. Laugh often. Go on a 20 minute walk every day. Get...
    BeautifulPurpose BeautifulPurpose 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Depression and anxiety are also called "Silent killers"...... They affect our immune system, nerves, heart, mind, skin and body.. So Now, get rid of depression and anxiety in 10...
    Heart39 Heart39 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 14

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    I have serious anxiety attacks
    elabella17 elabella17 13-15, F Sep 19

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    I have reached my limit i have had all i can take i lie in bed and sleep all the time unless i have to do something that day i self harm and think about it every waking moment i...
    SophieeJordan SophieeJordan 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I battle anxiety and depression, ive trued killing myself. I dont talk about it for attention. I just want to be able to talk to people about it.
    peterhill12345 peterhill12345 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I've been off work for just over a week now. I've had Anxiety issues for a few years now and I have underlying Depression too. I took some time off, thinking I was being rebellious...
    Elses Elses 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    I always depressed and sad, my anxiety always acts up bringing me into tears(there is a long story to all of this) I tried self harm but after about a year of cutting, I decided I...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I really thought I was getting better, but I guess not. Today the only thing I can think is, "Why the hell am I me?" Today, Depression and Anxiety decided to team up to take me...
    RainbowsandKittens97 RainbowsandKittens97 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was able to spend the whole day driving in city traffic and shopping in crowds. No anxiety. No fear. No rage. This may not seem like much to most people, but to me, it's a major...
    aftie aftie 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hope EP will help me with recovery from depression & anxiety. It would be great if any of you could share your experiences of recovery.
    HelpMeSurviveDepression HelpMeSurviveDepression 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I suffer depression and anxiety..
    sen017 sen017 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Having a sexual experience is one of the best forms of depression and Anxiety relief
    pmo77 pmo77 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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