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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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    ooh my..my head is on max overdrive...the whirring and ticking is doing my head in...panic and anxiety attack in the making...someone pass me a drink (metaphor, I don't drink)....
    likityspliff likityspliff 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    ooh my..my head is on max overdrive...the whirring and ticking is doing my head in...panic and anxiety attack in the making...someone pass me a drink (metaphor as i dont drink...
    likityspliff likityspliff 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Just had a panic attack at work. It started out small - an increased heart rate and a little heavy breathing. I tried to calm down, but I just couldn't get it under control. I had...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    These past couple months I have become so detached from reality that it doesn't even feel like I am here anymore; it is as if I am enclosed in a bubble watching life go on outside...
    veronicamoore veronicamoore 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Don't be a fvvking idiot in the comments please. But okay, so does anyone ever "black out"? Idk if that would be the right term but like sometimes if something is happening I won't...
    Adeft Adeft 18-21, M 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    My life is a swirling mix of emotions and personalities, battling for control of my mind, it's hectic and sometimes I just give up and just totally become an empty shell, living...
    HatredIncarnated HatredIncarnated 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    In my dream last night, one part of it was me reading more about anxiety online. There was a list of anxieties experienced by people who actually had anxiety disorder, and a list...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am in the closet about being trans and hate my body I have anxiety about them finding out or when my family talk abouts trans people i get all nervous because i feel like their...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i empathize with anyone out there dealing with it.
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I've been an athlete ever since my early teens. Having severe anxiety affects my performance tremendously. Every time it is my turn to perform, I am sick to my stomach. I am scared...
    Kiki1201 Kiki1201 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've got a lot of stuff on my plate at the moment, and I'm struggling to cope with it all. Depression and anxiety come and go in my life, seemingly randomly sometimes. At times, I...
    looseleif looseleif 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    being in a relationship and still feeling alone because I'm starting to realize maybe we don't belong together. and the anxiety I feel everyday is taking a toll.
    blissfullybritt blissfullybritt 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I did the depression anxiety and stress test and I got 32/24/32 which is extremely severe (depression) extremely severe (anxiety) and only severe stress. Extremely mean it can't...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Yesterday , after four year of depression and anxiety i decided to go to the Doctor But i used to feel pain in my heart and trepidation ,so i went on to Cardiologist because i...
    itshardtofindtruelove itshardtofindtruelove 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    how many of you with anxiety experience difficulty swallowing when you eat because every time when I eat I focus too much on if the food is going to make me choke or not and then I...
    dahomie1 dahomie1 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I would love it if you read this entire thing.... please. For my entire life I just haven't been accepted for who I am. I have anger issues, OCD, ADD, depression, anxiety, etc...
    thechocolatemaniac thechocolatemaniac 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I have suffered with bipolar disorder for 30 years mixed with anxiety it's not fun. I have been trying to set some small goals for myself lately. trying to pull myself out of...
    Dawnfoley2005 Dawnfoley2005 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Hey Mario here, I know how it feels, ive been there. I suffered from social anxiety for a good 8 years. You hear a group of people laughing and you thinks is about you,you make...
    marioo2 marioo2 22-25, M Jan 30

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    feeling drained after anxiety lasted most of the morning.
    ThomasAnderson04 ThomasAnderson04 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I look and I see people changing left and right. Some get confident and become themselves and some where already. Some are in deep water but are floating, even if they aren't on...
    RoamingStone RoamingStone 22-25, M Jan 29

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    Whenever I get anxious I like to say everything that is making me feel fear. 1. I just got super scared because I thought I missed an appointment(it would've probably triggered me...
    RoamingStone RoamingStone 22-25, M Jan 29

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    I have severe anxiety about men not wanting to be with me. I have recently met someone but no matter how he reassures me I still freak out. Im now afraid I will drive him away no...
    LannaKitten LannaKitten 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    There's no amount of medication that can heal me I'm drowning in my own sorrows Praying above for a hope that'll never be As my tears overflow Hoping it goes away Please take...
    crimsonrosebud crimsonrosebud 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I get really worried that i post in this group too much but i don't know where else to go most of the time Anyway i just posted about this topic in the Anxiety group but this is...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Depression sucks, right now I'm wading through a bought of depression/anxiety. Literally one moment I feel fine, the next moment my chest is wrenching with anxiety. I know the...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 Jan 27

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    I am starting to have panic attacks again. It has been a long time since I have had a full blown attack. I have felt the anxiety mount up since the time changed and it gets dark...
    newlifeforme73 newlifeforme73 41-45, M 10 Responses Jan 27

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    Do you ever just want to rip your own chest open, because you feel like you are drowning from all of the anxiety, and there just seems to be no relief? I have been like this for...
    NeonAshes NeonAshes 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    If I were to describe my anxiety the word would be crippling. Each word after would be never-ending. My anxiety stems from the fact that I have been told since a young age I would...
    Freedgorgan Freedgorgan 16-17, M Jan 26

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    Hi all i just want to reach out to somebody else because i dont have anyone to talk to, im 27 years old and im 35 weeks pregnant i have very severe depression and anxiety i want to...
    Sadmama88 Sadmama88 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    Most people who don't have anxiety or depression don't get it. They don't understand what you mean when you say you cry for no reason. They think you're just emotional. They don...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    At 1 minute old I experienced the death of my identical twin sister. Our umbilical cords wrapped around her neck and she died. At 3 years old I was hospitalized for 2 weeks because...
    pguadalupe pguadalupe 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 24

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    I was professionally diagnosed with anxiety and severe depression a few years ago. I'm not so depressed anymore but my anxiety hasn't gotten any better, if anything worse. I haven...
    illegalciv illegalciv 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I'm sitting in my dark bedroom currently. My emotions have been a roller coaster ride today, waking up after sleeping for ten hours (better than my twelve hours yesterday I suppose...
    rainandbooks rainandbooks 13-15, F Jan 24

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    I have Depression, Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder. My medication( zoloft and vistaril) no longer work. I am suffering increasingly worse anxiety, attacks, and more. I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I've been dealing with this for quite awhile now. Supposed to be on meds to help, but I keep forgetting to take them. So instead I have to talk to myself to bring down the anxiety...
    tiger3cub8 tiger3cub8 46-50, M Jan 23

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    My therapist wants me to document my anxiety - sort of just keeping a log of every time I feel it and what the symptoms are. I've told her how I feel anxious all the time - even...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I have been dealing with anxiety since I can remember. I started having panic attacks in my teen years and that's heightened my anxiety. It's something I deal with everyday. But...
    jenxash jenxash 22-25, F Jan 22

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