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I Battle With Extreme Anxiety

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    Everything scares me,

    and what I hate most is that no one knows. Nobody knows I stay up late at night crying and willing myself to 'breathe' and to 'just calm down'. Nobody knows that I have this horrible weight on my chest all the time and I would give anything for it to go away. Nobody knows that I...
    LisetteDS LisetteDS 18-21, F Dec 25, 2014

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    I ruins my life, it seems like no one

    understands and no one is able to calm me down. That's not their fault of course, but I just can't help but think what my life would be without it.
    tianakate tianakate 16-17, F Sep 3, 2014

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    Happy New Years 2013

    I have always thought I had mild to moderate anxiety . It always only happened at night, for as long as I could remember. I have to sleep with heavy blackout curtains blocking out the moonlight, even as a young adult seeing the darkness outside, glimpses of the branches in the...
    instantquack instantquack 18-21, F Jan 3, 2013

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    My anxiety continues to be a terrible

    inconvenience. When I try to work through problems, I end up having mental breakdowns, and panic attacks. I laugh, and laugh, and laugh, until I'm sick. I have a constant buzz of anxiety in me. I can't relax. My therapist doesn't help very much, and neither does the medication I...
    WhatWasMissing WhatWasMissing 13-15, F Oct 23, 2014

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    Going Mad Or Depression??

    nearly 3 year ago i lost my brother at aged 21 to epilepsy and about a year ago i started having panic attacks before bed they lased about 45mins and then i started tellin my self im guna die so now i wont go to sleep. Recently iv been feared of eating so i havent eat for 3 days...
    deeannatee deeannatee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2010

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    So 9 months ago I had an anxiety attack out of

    nowhere. I had just finished exercising and was thinking over the many midterm exams I had pending for the following week and suddenly I felt my face flush and a hot flash slid down my back. My chest was heavy and all I could think of was how hard it was to breath and how...
    acorrales acorrales 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    Everything Makes Me Nervous

    I dont understand this about myself. I seem to get nervous over a lot of things like people places new areas speaking out loud ordering food. just everyday things just make me nervous and i dont know why i dont take any medicine for it but i was wondering what types of meds to...
    Bree93 Bree93 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    I Have Severe Anxiety Problem That Is Getting Worse

     I'm suffering from extreme anxiety. It got exacerbated ever since I started school. It's been only three weeks, and already I have tons of home work. I am scared that I won't be able to solve all the problems and that I'll drop out like last year. I am scared to ask...
    bushiebushie bushiebushie 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2009

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    I'm Always Nervous

    I never leave my house. I don't have any friends. I always look down. I hate making eye contact with people -- it feels too awkward. I stress about school every minute of my life. The only way to fall asleep is taking medicine that allows me to pass out and avoid laying...
    secretsami secretsami 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    I HATE Anxiety.

    I was supposed to be going to try to get a vehicle at the Chevy place Monday morning, but the same familiar feeling was back again. Sick at my stomach, dizzy, headache, shaking, feeling my heartbeat in the back of my throat, chest tightening, throat tightening, trouble breathing...
    wixychixy wixychixy 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2013

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    Anxiety

    i battle with extreme anxiety everyday. it seems like it runs my life. i have horrible panic attacks that nauseate me all the time,it's hard to go or do anything.even with medication,i'm still afraid of everything-even trying new medications will put me into an attack,sometimes i...
    abigail112 abigail112 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    Is This It?

    im 15 years old, alright well since about middle school, people have noticed that i pretty much completely shut up. before that i could not stop talking and i talked to everyone. in 8th grade the feeling was the worst that i remembered, i started getting acne too, that took away...
    randomkid55 randomkid55 13-15 Feb 2, 2012

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    Sometimes when my heart palpitates I remember

    how it would do so when I was being passionate....and I'd give anything to feel that way again... To think of how I'd never give up in life no matter what it throws at me because thinking that always made me feel strong... What has happened to me?.... Why can't I just FEEL...
    acorrales acorrales 26-30, F Dec 4, 2014

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    Anxiety

    Never believed it existed till it happened to me! One time omg where did it come from! Ok drank to much the night befor then went up to altitude 11,000 feet but have done that befor! Paralizing! Got threw it but Mondays are still bad....It is all in the mind control it!
    mikeamend2323 mikeamend2323 41-45 Nov 16, 2012

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    I attended a family gathering.

    I was prepared to go had a positive attitude,then the minute I entered I started getting nervous,just by everybody standing around,looking at me..I wanted to walk out and just leave but I was invited and didn't go alone. I was with someone but when they left me alone I felt self...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 4 Responses May 17, 2014

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    wish I had a partner for this struggles I'm alone and have bad anxiety I wish it gone so I can do things like normal peeps
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    I am SOOO TIRED of the stereotyping it makes me SICK . It takes REAL courage to cry so for all you guys who have been told to to be a man and suck it up FORGET that trash it...
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    Ever since I was a young child I have battled social anxiety disorder. Social situations always made me anxious and at times panicky. When I was a teen I came to realize that I was...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    It is my belief that poor & improper nutrition in our modern day diets have had a huge negative impact on our brain health and mental well-being. In fact, it has been...
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    Anxiety has been ruining my life for the past 10 years! I get panic attacks more often than i can even bear to admit. In comparison my depression feels like relief... It still...
    maunder maunder 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am so tired of feeling like I have to put on a front for everyone and pretend that everything is ok and all rainbows and sunshine so cps doesn't take my daughter away cause...
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    So I had to quit my job the other day due to issues with managers and lack of control. I've got a supporting family who are helping look for another job, but I'm falling...
    seanv14 seanv14 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Need some advice or even someone just to listen. I have a new job. My first full time job. First big thing i did to get myself together. Thing is i am not good at it. Everyone says...
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 11 Responses Jan 18

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    And an absurd amount of dread about school. Honestly it's quite ridiculous. Imagine waiting in line to get all of your permanent teeth ripped out. Maybe add (or should I say...
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    So I've been self harm free for 4 months now. That's the longest I've been since I started when I was 17. I would strangle myself with belts, scarves, cords, or whatever I could...
    lizzie0714 lizzie0714 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I don't know why exactly, but the last few days have been particularly exhausting. Normally, I tame my anxiety and keep it at bay. The last few days I have been so sad and lonely...
    asnplaysrugby asnplaysrugby 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    It's not really a battle anymore. I think it has won. It's clawed me in and swallowed me whole. I can't put on the mask anymore, I can't seem to pretend I'm alright. People are...
    JustThatNobody JustThatNobody 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I'm the spouse of one who is battling depression and anxiety. This has gone on for several weeks. She changed quite suddenly and I have lost sleep and time dealing with her. I need...
    bubley bubley 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    every lasting fight with my mind, over my body. its like a battlefield over middle. only with advance modern weapons. the bombs dropping all around, the small arms fire suppressing...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Every thought is a battle. Every breath is a war, and I don’t think I’m winning anymore. :'(
    Spinningoutofcontrol Spinningoutofcontrol 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Finally went to a psychiatrist today for the first time... She gave me meds and said it would be good to see a trauma therapist and she gave me soft meds to start out and in a...
    Spinningoutofcontrol Spinningoutofcontrol 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I battled self hatred had an ex tell me she didn't love me anymore so I was stupid and tried to end my life which would have in time not allowed me to meet my wife
    Bill19641111 Bill19641111 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    I have battled depression for the majority of my life. It started when I was 7 years old from the death of my father. We were best buddies and when he passed away it sent me into a...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Do not say you have depression or anxiety if you're feeling down. It is not a joke. Depression is a real mental illness that affects so many people. **** everyone who claims they...
    EleanorSmithson EleanorSmithson 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    so... another week to pass and the only thing stopping my memory from all the triggers are these blasted pills. easy to overdose on them just cause that is what they are designed...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Every day and every night I struggle with some sort of depression or anxiety. I can't describe it. It comes and it goes. It's not really predictable. If anyone ever wants someone...
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    If you're suffering with depression please watch this http://youtu.be/4Gp0QIXG4Aw
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Waking up with nauseous and trembling but wanting to sleep in more.. hm.. I should really catch up on schoolwork..
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    How does someone so perfect feel so insecure? As to scar her skin with cuts and burns and still want to hurt more. How does someone so loving, learn to hate her own guts. Drawing a...
    Spinningoutofcontrol Spinningoutofcontrol 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Ever since I was a child i have been bullied, if it wasnt about the way i looked itd be about the way i talked or the way i dress or the people i hang about with etc. And i thought...
    klxo klxo 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    My emotional baggage is on display, but it's not for sale. I know I'm crazy and I own it, I don't fear it! I dance with my demons and glittered skeletons.
    lamalbelle lamalbelle 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I feel as if my mind works differently. I am suffering, hard; from depression. I can't help but think such negative things. I lay awake at night thinking there's someone out to get...
    undeadsuperhero undeadsuperhero 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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