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I Battle With Extreme Anxiety

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    I don't wish this on anyone.

    It destroys your social life. To others it may appear like something to just get over, but it's not.Taking a pill doesn't always help either. It wears off, and soon your dose would need to be increased. Everyone wants to be accepted and liked. It just difficult coming forward to...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My fiancé is super understanding but my depression is getting the best of me and I can't handle it anymore. I'm scared that he'll leave me and I don't think I would survive that...
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Family Progress Yesterday I went with my fifteen year old son to see his psychiatrist. Things have improved somewhat. My husband is back at work, though needed to have the...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I don't want to leave the house. Not my room and not my bed. I can't escape my mother and I can't escape school, but I just can't do this anymore. I'm constantly thinking grabbing...
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm so unhappy!!! I feel extremely suffocated. It's flaring up my anxiety and I feel like I'm about to explode any minute.
    imtired123456789 imtired123456789 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I've battled anxiety and depression ever since I was 11 years old. I handled it well for a few years but in the last two years it's come back, taken over my life worse then ever...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I suffer major depression and social anxiety from age 14 to about 20 in those years I never went out in public not even a liquor store I was so I'll in my mind and just wanted to...
    arthuralferez arthuralferez 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    I have a doctors appointment next week to get on birth control and talk about my anxiety and depression problems I've been having lately. I actually had an anxiety attack last...
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I've been taking care of my mom in her home for the past week after she had an infection that hospitalized her. My sister and her infant son live there too, and she is a recovering...
    magickmegs magickmegs 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    This depression is killing me from the inside i havent stopped crying.My anxiety is also killing me.I'm afraid in case I have an anxiety attack or I will just die.I hate this so...
    BulliedGirl15 BulliedGirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    People that know me know me, know me as somebody who's really bubbly and happy all the time. I'm weird. people call me weird all the time, I'm not like everybody else but I'm told...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I just saw this performance by a young lady who has been battling anxiety/depression her whole life ... I hope it inspires you ... you can see it in her face .... she's fighting...
    bleubyrd bleubyrd 26-30, F Mar 7

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    Sometimes I get so anxious or upset that I just wish I could talk or text someone to help me through the anxiety. But usually everyone is asleep. Everyone else's lives seem to be...
    daisycuddling daisycuddling 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Every thought is a battle, every breathe is a war, and I don't think I'm winning anymore.
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I was very recently diagnosed with anxiety. I probably always had it but I really look notice of it last year when I started having panic attacks. I'm on medication now and feel a...
    Catherdra Catherdra 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Having depression and anxiety at the same time is impossible to deal with. You want to die but then again you're so scared you will.
    Knockoffheart Knockoffheart 13-15, F a week ago

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    I feel like I'm fighting something I can't see.. My anxiety is through the roof, I'm spiralling down try to stop myself falling - I so need help!
    johnjw johnjw 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Will someone please pray for me, and those who don't believe in prayer, at least hope for me? I have to work a 7 hour shift today and with my current mental health issues, work is...
    InvaderNice InvaderNice 18-21, M 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    I broke up with my boyfriend because we keep fighting and it became an addiction. We weren't happy. We couldn't make each other happy. And after we broke up he said; I don't love...
    phoebechan phoebechan 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Going to the Dr tomorrow morning to have my medication switched hopefully :) for those who don't know I've been battling depression for a few years now I've attempted suicide many...
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    "Run away" By me In a box tied down with chains to the ground "Run away", they say "Run away." Chains are too tight Escape is out of sight "Run away", they say "Run away...
    Spinningoutofcontrol Spinningoutofcontrol 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 6

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    Another night where I can't seem to handle this. My brain won't stop reminding me of every ****** up thing in my life. I am terrified of the future. I am too stuck in my...
    lookingtovent lookingtovent 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I don't feel happy. I don't know what I feel or if I even feel anything at all. I find myself crying praying screaming and hurting. Because I had to grow up so quick I don't...
    SunshineLaura SunshineLaura 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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