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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 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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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 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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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 thought I got over this. But I keep having severe mood swings where I will be in the worst mood ever for a day and then I'm back to normal. I feel like I'm just pushing all my...
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    Everyday of my life... i battle depression. Ive beaten it once but only a few know that it has been with me passed that. Its a struggle to stay happy but with my mind that is never...
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    ...and it has weird effects on my brain and body. One that I find kind of amusing and sobering all at the same time is this. When I'm having a conversation with someone- mostly...
    EleanorPainting EleanorPainting 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate the feeling.. like I'm hallow inside. for years now I've battled it, but it always seems to win. balancing extreme anxiety, school, work, & life is just too much for for me...
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    My neck and back are in constant pain...
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    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 24

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    slipknotisamazing slipknotisamazing 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 23

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    camile579 camile579 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    My depression is acting up, and I want to talk to my friends, but I don't want to burden them with my problems, I don't want them to hate me, and at the same time, I need to ask my...
    ThroughMyLips ThroughMyLips 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I think I found something that works. Arsenicum Album and Aconitum Napellus. :) So I have had anxiety and severe debilitating panic attacks on the regular now for over a year...
    NYXY NYXY 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    lovemeiris lovemeiris 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    The Battle of D&A....A roller coaster ride and not a fun one! I don't wish this battle on anyone! I don't. But maybe just for one day. I think that goes for everyone who struggles...
    2bMeAgain 2bMeAgain 41-45 Jun 18

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    I've battled anxiety and depression for a few years now. I believe it started when I was younger, my sister would always complain when she didn't get her way and throw fits and get...
    crossfitprincess crossfitprincess 22-25, M Jun 16

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    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 3 Responses Jun 16

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    Cutie2013 Cutie2013 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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