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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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    Is it me or him? I've had depression since a young age and Ive only started taking medication for it a couple years ago. Needless to say, I've never seen life through rose...
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    Guys. I suffered severe anxiety and depression for over 5 years. I would get anxiety attacks everyday which made me depressed and cut myself. I now had the balls to go get help. I...
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    I've suffered from severe anxiety for over 6 months now and I've suffered alone as I wasn't offered any support / professional help what so ever no matter how many times a week I...
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    I have lived with a man for 11 years and only now do I see he was suffering from mild depression and anxiety for a good portion of it. He has always been a very stoic person who...
    marydd marydd 31-35, F 1 Response May 2

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    MayaKing MayaKing 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Well i was certain of the severe depression and now lets add social anxiety to the ******* list... Sigh.. Can someone just shoot me in the head to end my ******* misery?! This is...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M May 1

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    jrene87 jrene87 26-30, F 4 Responses May 3

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    My story isn't as bad as most people's but I still suffer from it so.... When I was ten years old my parents started fighting a lot. More than ever. They threw things. yelled...
    Littlemiss02 Littlemiss02 13-15, F Apr 27

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    You're whole attitude and outlook on life is darkened. After a while feelings and thought become hard to untangle The lines between reality and imagination are blurred An...
    yeahtimesahundred yeahtimesahundred 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Honestly, my depression and anxiety are both trying to kill me, even while on meds. Its like, it gets better, then i go to school and I'm back to being a mess. Social anxiety much...
    dusk1234546 dusk1234546 16-17, F 1 Response May 6

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    i walked into a Circle K and bought a diet soda the size of my head from a guy in his mid-20s with long-hair and a combover. he looked like he knew a lot about something... liiike...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M May 8

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    So my anxiety is crippling me and I don't know what else to do . My doctor won't put me on anti anxiety medication because he thinks I might commit suicide. I need help from God .
    hemmingo hemmingo 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    6 weeks. That's how long I lasted as the "new and improved me". I can't do this. It's just a battle of who can get rid of you the quickest. Who can make you think they're different...
    Smithsfan Smithsfan 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    I woke up with anxiety again. I am getting so tried of it. sometimes I feel like giving up. I just feel sad today, I am tried of waking up with anxiety or my bipolar acting up...
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    Anxiety is one of the toughest battles I've ever tried to fight. It ruins my life. Every day, I'm terrified. For no reason at all. Anxiety is so irrational to the point where even...
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    I cant even stand outside my school without having a panic attack. I never want to go outside, i try and hide myself and ive became super self concious. Anxiety sucks, all because...
    james13456 james13456 13-15, M May 13

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    My life continues to spiral out of control. I think I have life starting to turn around and then it hits me with a harder blow. Each time it's getting harder to get up and keep...
    Madamoiselle1 Madamoiselle1 16-17, F Apr 28

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    My demon is anxiety. I've lived with him for some years now. I'm pretty used to him. We're comfortable with each other. Dare I say we're friends? He is a part of me, and everywhere...
    Abnormalize Abnormalize 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    Currently having an anxiety attack at work... Yeyyyyyy 😔🔫
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