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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    It's been a lifelong torture. I've hated myself for a sling as I can remember. I'm over weight, I'm bad at retaining information, I have severe anxiety. Everyday is a struggle...
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    I have a lot I'm dealing with right now. I know I have anxiety and now I figured out I have depression. I know people say "You don't have depression. Your too young for that...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F May 12

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    I thought I should let you guys know that I'm taking a stand for all of us that suffer from severe anxiety and depression and all other mental health issues that make life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 5

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    Honestly, my depression and anxiety are both trying to kill me, even while on meds. Its like, it gets better, then i go to school and I'm back to being a mess. Social anxiety much...
    dusk1234546 dusk1234546 16-17, F 1 Response May 6

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    So my anxiety is crippling me and I don't know what else to do . My doctor won't put me on anti anxiety medication because he thinks I might commit suicide. I need help from God .
    hemmingo hemmingo 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    6 weeks. That's how long I lasted as the "new and improved me". I can't do this. It's just a battle of who can get rid of you the quickest. Who can make you think they're different...
    Smithsfan Smithsfan 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I woke up with anxiety again. I am getting so tried of it. sometimes I feel like giving up. I just feel sad today, I am tried of waking up with anxiety or my bipolar acting up...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response May 19

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    So I finally got a new job!! After two years and settling for only a part time position for the past 8 months, I finally got a full time position! My anxiety has been horrible for...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 6 Responses May 19

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    Just wanting guidance on this recovery from Depression and Anxiety.About a year ago I was diagnosed with Severe Depression and Moderate anxiety.My mood goes up and down and I feel...
    justjordan91 justjordan91 22-25, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm just wondering if anyone else out there has the same problem.. Anxiety! I panic and I always think the worst.. I have a ache or pain and I think it's cancer, a headache is a...
    daniellerookexx daniellerookexx 18-21, F a week ago

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    When it comes to this topic, I always start from some things that came about in my childhood. I am a sixteen-year-old girl, I have never been bullied or laughed at, but I have self...
    yifang yifang 16-17, F May 3

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    This is going to be LOOONNNGG so yeah. Okay so let me tell you my story. So this alllll started in 2nd grade. So I just moved to a new place and was new to my school district. So...
    babeblue103 babeblue103 18-21, F May 8

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    EP has become my coping strategy lately. And I can't quite tell how much it's helping vs. how much it's hurting. I feel a bit disconnected from the world lately, but is that...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 4 Responses May 10

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    I honestly feel really crappy. My depression and anxiety is acting up and just I feel like ultimate ****.
    xfallingstarx xfallingstarx 13-15, F 1 Response May 15

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    Depression is when you can't feel anything at all. Anxiety is when you feel too much. Having both means there's a constant war within me. Having both means I'll never win.
    amw121112 amw121112 26-30, F 3 Responses May 16

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    I've been stuck in the same rut for over 3 years now. Every day there's another weight added to my shoulders, another anxiety to add to a never ending list. More recently, I've...
    dodgethebullet dodgethebullet 18-21, F 4 Responses May 18

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    I hate trying to describe what depression and anxiety "feels" like to people who've never experienced it. No words could do it justice. The closest description I've ever heard was...
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 5 Responses May 20

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    I'm stuck in the bathroom once again, but this times different I don't want to leave. I have never had anxiety like this! I cut my arm for the first time in two years! TWO YEARS...
    Brooke6813 Brooke6813 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have clinical depression / anxiety was diagnosed April of 2015 I'm 5"3 and gained 37 pounds in now 230 .. I was admitted to the hospital in the beginning of April due to a...
    ForYouIwillWaitJoey ForYouIwillWaitJoey 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My anxiety gets me so bad sometimes that I lock myself up and cut! I haven't learned how to go around with it yet
    tascheeee tascheeee 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I take things way too hard. Every time that I embarrass myself or do something wrong I freak out and reach for my drawer.(where I have several razor blades hidden) I have to hold...
    mayanaise mayanaise 16-17, F 3 Responses May 3

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    I hate this ****. I'm too depressed to be happy, I'm too scared to leave my house. Medicine won't help. And... My mom is thinking of moving. The problem is, we're moving to what...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    I'm tired of how I feel lately. Something's are changing for the better, but I'm stressed. I don't do well with change. I cried last night. twice. I felt so nervous and overwhelmed...
    fragmentsoflife fragmentsoflife 22-25, F May 4

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