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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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    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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    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 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 9 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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    It's so hard to live with.

    Before I got medication for it, I felt like I couldn't leave the house. I wouldn't go to school for weeks. My mind would go on and on and on. I wouldn't eat either, I thought I wouldn't choke and die and so many other things. I'm trying to handle it but it's so very hard.
    bvvec bvvec 13-15, F 2 Responses May 24

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 wish I didn't have this condition.

    It can ruin your social life. Too bad mine is genetic.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response May 15

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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'm having too many days where I just feel apathy. It all seems pointless. Everything is trivial and hallow. It's like I'm the only one awake and every one else is sleeping, like...
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    I haven't been feeling well again. I did well this past month but I feel like I'm falling again. I'm scared. I don't want to go back to that--to feeling that painful, heavy weight...
    solivagant86 solivagant86 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I have been on xanax, lexotanil, seroxat for years. I wanted to lose these from my life and wanted better options. It took gutts to leave them n some patience to bear a little...
    rehankk rehankk 22-25, M 23 hrs ago

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    Since I was about 10 years old, I have struggled with my weight. I have gone through periods of time when I refused to eat because I hated myself, I have gone through periods of...
    stellar3658 stellar3658 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Some people don't like the term "battle" but it is a apt description when dealing with M/D, and you are in it for the long haul. I was diagnosed with it long before " bipolar" was...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    After a long time dealing with depression I've found other issues cropping up lately like worsening anxiety and even a couple of panic attacks. Only after taking care of my mother...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today was my first day back at college and already I feel like quitting. Each day looms and seems like it'll be much more horrible that the one before. The crowds are ridiculous...
    Bluemusiq Bluemusiq 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have the worse habit of clinching on to my body without realizing it until I'm completely holding my breath. It's been a bad habit for a few years now. I have to take deep...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    In the shadow, Forever. Drowning in the darkness, Not seen nor heard. Choking on false hopes, Dreams. Where have they gone... To hell Along with my heart, Which has long...
    AllieKat17 AllieKat17 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    What to do when housed. Meds made me worse. Society failed to improve. Social media allows trolls. Local trolls grift us all. Cops cant stop much They are here to...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I would like opinions on what you guys think. It may be a little long but please listen. It starts when I was maybe five. Please keep in mind I am diagnosed GAD and sleepwalk/talk...
    LynnT94 LynnT94 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i don't feel like myself anymore, i used to enjoy life , but now i feel like i'm just on autopilot, like i'm not really a part of life and this world, i feel alienated and so alone...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am currently going through yet another long spout of very low and depressed mood. I went to the doctors in April about this and got signed off. I was then referred to the NHS to...
    rose0087 rose0087 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hey. It's really late and I can't sleep because my brain is circling with thoughts of self hatred and how worthless I am. I don't know what to do about it all. I don't even know...
    justmyconfusedself justmyconfusedself 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I overdosed on Zoloft. I feel like **** now. My heart is racing. I had a sleepless night yesterday. A month ago the doctor Psychatrist prescribed 100mg Zoloft per day - one 50 mg...
    nedbrent69 nedbrent69 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Okay so I was wondering about Xanax withdrawal symptoms after very short term (but heavy) usage. I suffer from General Anxiety Disorder with severe claustrophobia as a...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 18

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    Nobody fights for us They sedate us. Or send us to hospitals. We become a commodity. Our veracity removed By college words Like dysphoria. Which is how facts gets...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Anxiety over critics. Again. Arrrrrrrggghhh. Cant advise now. Just debated ded by cop with seth. Got misread by him. Hate that on ep. And him in my face. Both...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 17

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    tonight I found out my dad got sick a month ago and now he's deaf in his right ear. it's my fault we don't talk I stopped going with him. now he's gonna talk to me and stuff, but I...
    steal11 steal11 18-21, F Aug 16

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    I have really bad anxiety!
    eddie333 eddie333 18-21, M Aug 16

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    I knew something wasn't right inside me at 10. I knew that yes I grew up with mean girls but that didn't explain all the things that my brain was trying to feed me. I know that...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Knowing that the past made me who I am is never going to be something that I am not happy about. I suffer from enormous anxiety and depression. I can't be myself or share my...
    Musicmaster101 Musicmaster101 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I'm off to no man's land if you want to find me go to the village called nothing they'll point you to a dinner called empty, there they'll serve you a cup of 2 am depression and a...
    keanukenway keanukenway 16-17, F Aug 15

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    My father didn't want me as a baby I was gonna be a boy When I was born I was a girl and he showed some interest But my mum found out he was cheating on her has another baby girl...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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