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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 Oct 2

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    I'm trying and trying to sort myself out so I can get my life back but it is so so hard. I re joined the gym as this has always helped me and forced myself to go today but I left...
    Jodiechristine88 Jodiechristine88 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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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 Sep 30

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    So, I need some help with something and I wasn't sure where else to turn where I felt most comfortable. So I just got out of an appointment talking with my doctor about finding a...
    Enveleyna Enveleyna 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 9

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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 5 Responses Oct 1

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    Has anyone developed sudden food allergies when having a severe anxiety relapse?
    bellfalls bellfalls 22-25, F 2 days ago

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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 5 Responses Sep 25

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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 Sep 25

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    Hello. My name is Brittany and I am 16 years old. I have suffered with anxiety for as long as I can remember, but I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder at the age of 5...
    holdon45 holdon45 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have crippling social anxiety. I have the worst times during the day because I am afraid to ask for help at work even when I really need it. Or even at stores. Even when a group...
    nwrner nwrner 16-17, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Just as with anything else known to this world, humans have glitches and a lack of fine tuning. While there are those who live by the theory 'God makes no mistakes' I must say that...
    CarlyOnline CarlyOnline 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I deal with so much, at such a young age.. I just turned 17 in September and I've already had : -Sports career taken due to an injury -4 eye surgeries -Fighting and no longer...
    itsShaun itsShaun 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 4

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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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    Every day, I wake up in a full body of armor and a broadsword ready for another battle with depression and anxiety.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    That point of the day when you really want to cry and you can't. When you realize you are done and make the conscious conclusion you have been avoiding for long. It doesn't matter...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 4 Responses Oct 10

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    Another tough therapy session... My therapist suggested that my anxiety keeps my focus on myself and leads me to ignore my spouse. He actually thought that focusing on my partner a...
    AriaShakti AriaShakti 31-35, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    This is kind of a downer for my first EP post, but yeah. I've had issues with depression since I was a little kid. I remember being in primary school and just feeling so oddly...
    lightningstripe lightningstripe 13-15, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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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 Sep 30

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    My social anxiety is so severe that I basically have no friends except a couple people online, I rarely leave the house, and I have no job and no life. I can't function in the...
    rdawes rdawes 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days 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 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 Sep 24

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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 2 Responses Sep 25

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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 Sep 27

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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 Sep 28

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    I suffer depression and anxiety..
    sen017 sen017 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28

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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 Sep 30

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    It's funny, I've lost 25 pounds over the past year, I have legitimate thoughts of suicide every day, I inflict pain on myself, I have no drive to get anything done, I hardly eat, I...
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M Oct 2

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    I need help, i cant breath sometimes my anxiety gets too bad, i get so overwhelmed by everything. And im not happy. I am just upset all the time, and i need help but I cant tell my...
    neverweather neverweather 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I am starting to not like meeting new people. Every person ends up not being okay. Everyone has their own battles,whether they are the same as mine or different or worse. I feel...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 Oct 5

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    I am starting to not like meeting new people. Every person ends up not being okay. Everyone has their own battles,whether they are the same as mine or different or worse. I feel...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 Oct 5

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    I am starting to not like meeting new people. Every person ends up not being okay. Everyone has their own battles,whether they are the same as mine or different or worse. I feel...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 1 Response Oct 5

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    I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and panic attacks as a teenager. However in my 20's I developed heart palpitations that would randomly occur once in a blue moon...
    ksbonneau ksbonneau 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Why does everything have to be a battle? I wish I could just curl up, and never have to look at the world again. I wish i could go back the times i dont remember.
    YouAreNotYourSkin YouAreNotYourSkin 16-17, F Oct 8

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    I'm so tired of faking a smile. Of trying ito start the conversation when I'm socializing. All I want to do is go home lay in bed and cry.. but I can't even cry anymore. There are...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 1 Response Oct 11

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    I have anxiety and depression. It's like having a cage open but too scared to leave. Darkness everywhere. Relief in blood and scars.
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F Oct 11

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    As I return home, I been pondering... Should I do it this weekend. Just end it all... I still can't find happiness... Human beings need to be happy, need to feel like they have a...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    Need some advice...... I was diagnosed about 4 months ago. since then i completely rearanged my life to try to lighten the load so i could begin dealing with things i avoided for...
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I wish I could read people, I always feel like people are just being nice rather than saying what they real feel. Most of all I wish I could get these anxiety caused paranoid...
    Asguard Asguard 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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