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I Battle With Extreme Anxiety

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    they say talk about your feelings, they say there is help and support. they also that the dark days will pass, but what they don't understand is that those dark days cause storms...
    Rache06 Rache06 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Woke up this morning feeling emotionally naked & like someone stole all my clothes... And for seemingly no good reason... What causes this, I have to wonder? Is it my diet? Is it...
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    I get really down for no reason. As soon as I try to be proactive to change things, my anxiety kicks in and scares me away from everything.
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    Debating wed And aborted lives And fidelity. And babies from rapistss While taxes are dodged By those with real money. And taxes from poor Pay for center dividers On...
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    Had a friend come out and trim my weeping cherry tree today. I've got so much crap in my gutters! I just noticed how bad. There things growing out of them. I can't clean them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    I live at home with mom and dad, it's the only place in the world where I feel like I belong at all. I love my family, they are everything to me. But the moment I step outdoors...
    Onyxheart93 Onyxheart93 18-21, F a week ago

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    Ugh. I wish the depression and anxiety would go away. Recently, we found out that we are going to move out to the country side on an 80 acre horse ranch! Lots of horses, arenas...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F a week ago

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    For more than half my life I have battled. Diagnosed early at 19 with bipolar thrusted into my 1st major episode. Those that dnt know & say just snap out of it Ive wanted to smack...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Birthday today. Where did the time go and why am I at 41 still battling this? I am in CBT finally, but not helping me with stuff yet. Just tired of feeling this way. I'm BPD and...
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    sometimes i get so sad i think ill never be happy again. I spended the last year home on the internet alone i give up my life now i have to go out again in some point but i dont...
    Joannaa21 Joannaa21 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    The truck left. Maybe with the other homeless guy. Or a hooker. Now me fears other trucks. Lol. Mufflers low make me check. Lol. Upside in this. Stepped out in...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Does any of you suffer from it in silence (with absolutely no one awares) and how is it like for you?
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F Jul 19

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    This field is popular. A truck entered. Ridden roughly. Rain came back. Hope all goes safely. Hate anxiety And wrecked by meds. Pushed by doctors And sold by...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 18

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    My day went decent, had a fight with my boyfriend over the fact that I self harmed, we are ok though at least I hope so I'm so in love with him.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 18

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    Gotta love these 5:am anxiety attacks/body convulsions ;/
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 18

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    Nobody truly understands hating yourself, well not the people I'm around, I can't stand who I am I feel ugly worthless and stupid, I mess everything up, I'm slowly giving up on...
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