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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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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    I get this over whelming feeling that takes over my body. First off I get so fidgety and can't sit still, I feel like I have to get away from where I am. My breathing turns into...
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    It's not that obvious. I'm not really super lonely in which I don't have friends...but real friends? Like the ones who will really stay by your side because you have developed and...
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    I hate having anxiety I've missed out on so many great opportunities because of it, the smallest thing to you might seem like the biggest deal to me and I hate feeling this way.
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