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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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    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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    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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    When did I become so sick? I don't even remember when did it start. Probably around 4 years ago during my last year in high school. This feeling is eating me from the inside. Most...
    JunHara JunHara 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I had a lot of trouble with school bullying and abuse at home which caused me severe anxiety. I have been having major breakthroughs lately. I have used meditation and I've...
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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 1 Response Sep 2

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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 1 hr 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 6 days 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 3 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 4 Responses 6 days 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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I battle bi-polar disorder. Each day is a struggle. Each day I do not want to get out of bed. When I leave my house in the morning, I do not feel well, something is wrong. I...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M Aug 23

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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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was at my friend's house for the week, and throughout the first 4-5 days, my anxiety was skyrocketing. Especially when we went to Six Flags, we were waiting in this super long...
    lunalancing lunalancing 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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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 2 days ago

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    I've had both for the longest time. My psychiatrist put me on a new anti depressant called Effexor 75 mgs. And I've been on soooooo many anti depressants since I was 13. Prozac...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I was so positive about this weekend, my friend is getting married he wants me apart of his grooms men. But last 12hrs I have been having none stop anxiety attacks I've popped...
    seanv14 seanv14 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I wanted to write out my whole entire battle with social anxiety. I remember it clearly the first day I chocked up I had cold palms and sweaty forehead, I could feel my heart...
    dassays dassays 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Depression and anxiety runs in my family. My dad had it and committed suicide last year. Of course, he had some other issues to deal with so it wasn't just the depression for him...
    shyslh shyslh 22-25, M Aug 24

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    August 27. Procrastination. Procrastination - not acting when the time is right - is a self-defeating behavior. It produces anxiety, guilt, disharmony, and a nagging consciousness...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 27

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    Last year I went down hill fast with my depression and relied a lot on alcohol and didn't tell anyone how I felt. I made stupid choices while I drank and after suppressing all that...
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Not severely. I know people who have it worse than me. But I have a constant nervous / uneasy feeling. Sometimes it's dull, sometimes it gets heightened in different situations...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I have depression and anxiety but my family doesn't believe that taking medicine is right (they are Christians and believes that medicine is bad) I also believe in God, and I do...
    shigari shigari 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    i can remember the day i first experienced severe depression very clearly . i was 10 years old . being mixed race , i did not belong with any group (im latina and filipina) . noone...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F Aug 20

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    School started 2 days ago and I'm freaking out. There's very few people I know in the majority of my classes and I only have a few classes with close friends. Most of the people in...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    The thought of suicide makes me happy. All the pain and suffering just wiped away. Thanks to anxiety im too scared to do it. Depression will make your life hell and make you want...
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    A little background information. Ever since I was about 9-11ish (20 now) I started getting these feelings of depression and suicidal thoughts, I never really thought anything about...
    milnerr milnerr 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I've been on Cymbalta for over 3 years for depression and anxiety. My anxiety hasn't been present in over 6 months (yay coping skills) but I'm feeling depressed. Does that mean my...
    momzy momzy 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Social anxiety has ruined my life. If you have this problem you could imagine my feels right now, what makes it worse it that it's accompanied by blushing. My whole face will just...
    dassays dassays 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 21

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    I just so want to write down my feelings because I feel so mixed up.i have fibromyalgia,anxiety and depression,Raynaud's disease and an underactive thyroid. I feel like I've given...
    tillytot42 tillytot42 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I mostly pretend everything is okay or show people the surface. Sometimes it's just too much to handle. I just don't want to go back to that dark place I once was. I felt so alone...
    Jusme08 Jusme08 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I am calm and apathetic. I don't get angry very often. I'm mostly just sad and understanding. Otherwise I am tired and irritated. Then, I have random spikes of anxiety and...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I have suffered with depression an anxiety for the better part of my life. I grew up with a mentally ill mother. I know what it's like to be suicidal, to have a plan to end it all...
    married1987 married1987 41-45, F Aug 24

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    I have been dealing with depression for a long while and anxiety all my life. I have my good days and my bad days but today was a mix. I was having a good day until I started...
    MysticallyForbidden MysticallyForbidden 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    First day in my Sophomore year of college. Of course, it being the first day, we all have to introduce ourselves and give a 'fun' fact about us. In my mind I'm like "oh nooo...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I have been to the hospital multiple times for suicide attempts, I have self harmed, and I have anxiety/panic attacks a lot, mostly when I'm in big groups of people ._.
    andybiercats andybiercats 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    Had a good weekend even though I experienced a few anxiety attacks. Maybe things are looking up.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I try not to think of my anxiety's and illness as an enemy or something I need to defeat. I see a tar black cloud shimmering of gray inside just there stirring up chaos and pain...
    troubledflight troubledflight 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I've noticed signs that my depression is getting worse again. I did counseling last year then stopped because I thought I got better. Now I tried anti-depressants and I still have...
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 1