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I Battle With Extreme Anxiety

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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 7 Responses Sep 1, 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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    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 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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    It's funny, I've lost 25 pounds over the past year, I have legitimate thoughts of suicide every day, I inflict pain on myself, I have no drive to get anything done, I hardly eat, I...
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    I need help, i cant breath sometimes my anxiety gets too bad, i get so overwhelmed by everything. And im not happy. I am just upset all the time, and i need help but I cant tell my...
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    I am starting to not like meeting new people. Every person ends up not being okay. Everyone has their own battles,whether they are the same as mine or different or worse. I feel...
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    As I return home, I been pondering... Should I do it this weekend. Just end it all... I still can't find happiness... Human beings need to be happy, need to feel like they have a...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    Need some advice...... I was diagnosed about 4 months ago. since then i completely rearanged my life to try to lighten the load so i could begin dealing with things i avoided for...
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I met this guy at school but we never talked a lot. When he left for Canada we became close friends. We used to text all the day and talk for hours. When he came back we met,we...
    kitkat1612 kitkat1612 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Last night at a family outing to an Enchanted Forest, I had at least three major panic attacks because of the huge crowds of people and loud music. I was told to suck it up...
    gh0st13 gh0st13 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    There I was, having a perfectly fine day with fine things. But nope. NO. I'm not ALLOWED to feel ok, i'm not ALLOWED to just talk to people without assuming that they hate me...
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    Gloom and doom is always lingering as of lately. I want out of this so bad. I am angry at people for being people. Disgusted with myself. The world is an ugly place. I don't trust...
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