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I Battle With Extreme Anxiety

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 Feb 20

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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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    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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    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 am 44 and have battled depression and anxiety since the age of 12 my father new I had problems but never got me help, I did not see a doctor until I was in my 20's. I started...
    Thumpkins Thumpkins 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I battle with anxiety and depression because the man I grew up with who was like a father to me molested me. He's my uncle by marriage. My aunt told me to my face she didn't...
    WhooDatGirl WhooDatGirl 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I have had weight anxiety since I was in the 1st grade. I feel guilty right after I eat. I battle with myself, "why did you eat that? You now have to burn "x" amount of calories...
    butterflyxhope butterflyxhope 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    So I have been dealing with severe depression since the age of four. I have spent years being told , and eventually believing, that I will beat this and live a long and happy life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My bestfriend, was put into a mental hospital earlier today. He's been battling depression his whole life and was put into a hospital because of his 'monsters' as in the voices he...
    xxprincessguppiexx xxprincessguppiexx 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I recently had to talk an old friend out of committing suicide over the phone. He was broken hearted over his girlfriend breaking up with him. I was successful for now. Right...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I've always struggled to keep my head on straight. To keep myself moving forward. Now, add 3 children to that situation. I did ok with 2. I struggled a bit to keep myself in a good...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 11

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    The loneliness that comes with depression is devastating. I don't want to force my old friends to stay with me. They have new, better friends now. But I do understand. I woulnd't...
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I've battled depression for a long time it deffintaly brought me in and out of a dark hole its hell I haven't achieved anything because of it I couldnt keep a job Nor get one...
    nobodywantstoknow nobodywantstoknow 18-21, F Feb 12

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    I've spent the past 9 months in a referral process for therapy. After having no appointments the past 6 weeks I have received a letter stating I am "too high risk" for the therapy...
    Smithsfan Smithsfan 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 14

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    I've been able to have a hold on my depression, my anxiety is a little harder to control. My depression has just came by to say hello again, I really hope I can push through it...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    If there's anyone out there who is going through a rough time with anxiety and depression and just wants to vent, talk, or just some advice please message me. I want to truly help...
    josh221992 josh221992 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I get so much anxiety it holds me back from a lot and I don't like walking alone anywhere
    skylynnrose skylynnrose 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    so I wouldnt feel so crappy if I knew how to battle stupid bullies better. I havea few in my life. They **** me off so much. Who do they think they are? buncha idiots. To me they...
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I have had depression and anxiety for a while now but it hasn't reared its ugly head for a couple years. However after a few months of crappy things happening to me and my family...
    SarahHelen SarahHelen 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    it just gets worse and worse,i used to be able to hide it but i don't even have the energy to hide it anymore or pretend i'm anything else then depressed.. everytime i wake up i...
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm really struggling. I'm 3 days away from being self harm free for 6 months. I'm not sure if I'm going to make it, though. The depression, anxiety, anger, and body image issues...
    lizzie0714 lizzie0714 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i have overcome. just giving my insight here, will it help? fear and anxiety is this: suffocating your heart. only 2 things can give relief. love or hate. do not hate people, or...
    limitles limitles 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I have been battling Depression for a few years now. It's finally gotten to a point where I had to go to therapy when my mother found out. My anxiety is related to social things...
    CarizmaPanda CarizmaPanda 13-15, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I haven't been on here for so long, I used to be here everyday every moment almost. I had nothing, I had broken into so many pieces that I had nothing left to break. I had no hope...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I haven't talked to any of my friends in years. I want to talk to them but it's been too long. I get anxious every time I about to contact them. It's been so long that I'm afraid...
    grungie13 grungie13 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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    life is both beautiful and cruel. some people can be shallow or willfully ignorant and limit their feelings to surface emotion. A sunny day, a good meal or intimate relations...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    when the world is overwhelming i feel sometimes starting with something small is the best way to start the ball rolling.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    I think my depression is getting worse... I haven't been able to think, there's this voice in my head telling me everyone hates me, I've been having mood swings and my temper is...
    HowArtThou HowArtThou 18-21, F Feb 14

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    It's hitting me hard lately. When I'm not constantly beating myself up over stupid **** I'm pissed off and feel like breaking somebody's jaw. I'm so fed up with so many things.
    justthatxxxguy justthatxxxguy 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    While not taking my medicine for 2 days in a row (never skip a day), I have never felt so I'm not even sure how to put it. It's almost like I'm not conscious of what I am doing. I...
    EleanorSmithson EleanorSmithson 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I have medicine for it, but I've stopped taking it. I was really good, taking it daily but then I feel like "Hey, i'm okay. I don't need this anymore". I don't recommend doing this...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F Feb 16

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