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I Battle With Extreme Anxiety

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I suffered depression for about 2 years, which according to my doctor was about normal. I still battle anxiety on the whole but I think it will get easier. My battle with...
    MayaKing MayaKing 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've battled depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. I have it a bit more under control these days but I still have moments when it all just goes to hell again for a...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Two sides......One side....silent, numb, empty, sleepless, no empathy, mask like face, no emotions, cannot feel.....keep fighting off the wanting to give up...The other side...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I have lived with a man for 11 years and only now do I see he was suffering from mild depression and anxiety for a good portion of it. He has always been a very stoic person who...
    marydd marydd 31-35, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Another day and another let down by a so called friend. Well this really helps my mistrust of people and feeling social isolation... Oh wait...no I'm lamenting on this site again...
    NicoNever NicoNever 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I'm so afraid of myself right now. I have so many things on my mind, and it's causing these horrible tantrums. I can't handle even the tiniest bit of irritation today - a noisy...
    ThatCrimson ThatCrimson 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I HAVE battled...now I am ready to give up the fight.. I am tired of trying.. I have enough.. My EP friends have helped me, but now I think they are getting tired of me feeling...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 14

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    Anxiety my whole life, depression since I was 11 years old. 4 years now. I take 20mg Prozac every day for depression, and half a tablet of clonazepam for anxiety. Prozac doesn't...
    PriscilaG PriscilaG 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I'm 21 never had a job, I have anxiety and depression,I have suicidal thought,I have 1 friend at the moment, I'm scarred of driving cars, I've had multiple job offers but had too...
    levrier levrier 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 21

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    I really need a girl to talk to About my depression self hate anxiety like me please at Amana.quill
    amanaquill7 amanaquill7 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    My anxiety can be described as a visious circle of wanting help, but being afraid that if I do seek medical help I'll end up as just another medicated statistic.....the thought of...
    SilverCatalyst SilverCatalyst 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I am so tired of being so alone. I left home to see if it was my situation. It isn't. I cry a lot. I am very unsure of myself socially. I don't feel close to anyone. I do not go...
    TheAfter TheAfter 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I just wanna meet one person who will Come into my life and not hurt me , and never leave .. 😔😢 struggling with anxiety and debating whether to end it all or just suck it up...
    pinkkbeautyy pinkkbeautyy 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Last Friday I tried to commit suicide, and because of that I'm now in a mental hospital because they don't think I'm stable. The doctors here says, that I'm suffering from...
    josieee1 josieee1 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    This is probably my biggest secret. I have been battling depression for well over two years now. For the last five, or six it has been on-again/off-again. I am tired of it. I don't...
    JeanYuss JeanYuss 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I think I may suffer from depression and/or anxiety....I don't know any signs or symptoms and I don't want to look any up and self diagnose myself...both of these are very serious...
    SouthernBell1020 SouthernBell1020 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    I'm feeling so lonely like if I had no one to turn into when I am feeling like this ...I've been battling with depression and anxiety for many years.i have taken many medications...
    irahc irahc 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    I hate having depression and anxiety
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 22

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    My demon is anxiety. I've lived with him for some years now. I'm pretty used to him. We're comfortable with each other. Dare I say we're friends? He is a part of me, and everywhere...
    Abnormalize Abnormalize 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Currently having an anxiety attack at work... Yeyyyyyy 😔🔫
    N1n74 N1n74 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hey if you're suffering with depression please watch this https://youtu.be/4Gp0QIXG4Aw just give it a shot
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Walkin to work... It's Easter n my bunny jus died the other day... My buddy bunny.. :/ feels like I'm in Hell.. (Edit) Currently at work psyching myself out, pretending I'm happy...
    N1n74 N1n74 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    Here's a poem which I find particularly helpful and generally good to have in mind. It's called "Hope for the Suffering Heart", and it's by Joseph Kemper. "While the pain reigns...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M Apr 6

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    The loneliness is overwhelming.when I walk out,i envy everyone on the street.I feel empty,I feel like a dead body without soul.sometimes I eat too much,sometimes I don't eat at all...
    lesliechen lesliechen 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I got a cat around a month ago, and it's been really life changing. Having her curl up next to me in bed, or wake me up the morning with meows and taps has taken my mind off of how...
    sansabri sansabri 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    There isn't anybody in my life right now that understands the extent of my condition. Nobody that knows about the trips/days in hospital. I spent the night making sure my dad and...
    Smithsfan Smithsfan 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10