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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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    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

    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...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 3 Responses May 17

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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'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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    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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    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 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 a teenager in high school. I have been battling depression for 3 years and am still currently. I have struggled with extreme anxiety since I was a child. I struggled with self...
    RaeD10 RaeD10 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    Four months ago I decided I wanted to deal with this on my own. And I quit taking all of the medication i was prescribed. I have extreme anxiety and panic attacks. One minute im...
    remember22 remember22 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I've had both for the longest time. My psychiatrist put me on a new anti depressant called Effexor 75 mgs. And I've been on soooooo many anti depressants since I was 13. Prozac...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 3

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 3

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    I always seem to be in a battle with myself over something... I battle an illness that little is known about and nothing can be done about it.. I battle with feeling worthless to...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 1 Response Aug 15

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    When you are letting yourself feel trapped by your current situations, you really are putting your self at risk to an even more dangerous predictement. Your never trapped, that is...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    "Never ending" First off, I want to ask my viewers a question: how many of you suffer from depression/mental illness? The depression rate is worsening day-by-day, with 100...
    takethispain takethispain 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    So I went to one of my therapy appointments a few days ago and I have to say it was a VERY hard session. Usually we talk about some of the things in my life that cause me anxiety...
    thetiredmama thetiredmama 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I've had pretty bad anxiety since freshman year of high school. I am now about to be a sophomore in college and my anxiety has continued to worsen each year. It has gotten so bad I...
    hpxo1402 hpxo1402 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    I love my family very much. But its all the fighting that gives me more of my anxiety. It feels like im in between. I know family fight and stuff. But i think mine over dose it...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F Aug 14

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    I just got re-diagnosed. Although I guess it's relieving to know what the official names for what I'm going through it's infinitely more daunting. I mean, I have never been...
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Today I had a bad anxiety attack at work. I was shaking and sweating, my chest felt like someone was sitting on it and I was crying, I was clenching my fists so hard my knuckles...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F a week ago

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    Today I had a bad anxiety attack at work. I was shaking and sweating, my chest felt like someone was sitting on it and I was crying, I was clenching my fists so hard my knuckles...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F a week ago

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    Today I had a bad anxiety attack at work. I was shaking and sweating, my chest felt like someone was sitting on it and I was crying, I was clenching my fists so hard my knuckles...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I was so positive about this weekend, my friend is getting married he wants me apart of his grooms men. But last 12hrs I have been having none stop anxiety attacks I've popped...
    seanv14 seanv14 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Depression. What is Depression really? Everybody feels it at one time or another. For me it's the snake that wraps around my neck and chest and squeezes me until I'm just gone...
    LoveandLoss17 LoveandLoss17 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    Before reading this, please go read my other experience project from being a compulsive liar. This isn't the main key of my self hatred but I can understand it being the main key...
    Binkyboo12 Binkyboo12 22-25 1 Response Aug 5

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    I have social anxiety, Tourette's and both diagnosis leads to depression. I have my days where I am really bad. I can't relax. I'm laying on the couch in the foetal position and...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 9

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    Are you experiencing like me ? You know that feeling. When your just waiting . . Waiting to get home after work as soon as possible , , Close the door and fell into dark bed...
    ProSolitude ProSolitude 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Im going to lose my job because of my anxiety I dont know what to do anymore. I hate myself because if it. I should get a grip.
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 10

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    it's a constant fight for me everyday. always having anxiety attacks. crying myself to sleep everyday. my medicine doesn't work. I've been put in a hospital for cutting. i have...
    smilingsmith17 smilingsmith17 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    The story that I give to you all is no matter how bad it gets, no matter how close you get to ending it all makes you stronger. I can say proudly that I lived and survived not with...
    ryan257 ryan257 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have been battling depression and anxiety almost my whole life, and these past two years have really taken a toll on me, I am feeling more depressed than ever at the moment, I am...
    senoritax senoritax 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    If I feel like I am about to have an Anxiety attack - going into the bathroom and running ice cold water over my wrists slows down my heart beat and helps me regain control of my...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    I am having such a hard time dealing with my depression right now. Anxiety is my main problem but I just feel like I can't find my way out. I've lost my job 3 times in 5 years...
    greensapphire greensapphire 26-30 1 Response Aug 18

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    That it am done finally beating and at my breaking point you put ur trust in some and they throw it back at you fact this keeps happen depress me and the depression as giving me...
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M Aug 18

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    I used to take Prozac and Zoloft for depression in 2008. That was my first time visiting the psychiatry. Those medications never worked for me because I felt more suicidal so I...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 19

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    I made an appointment for therapy in September. My sister is going with me to every session until i can go alone. The anxiety makes me not go. Its a male doctor which im not happy...
    kimmykins kimmykins 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Uh hi, it's my first time posting here. Like most of you I have severe depression and anxiety. Lately it's been getting worse. I feel anxious and because of that I feel depressed...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm afraid of my own thoughts right now. I can't handle the pain at all. I need to calm down but I don't know how. I have no wish of living anymore, wich is scary. Depression has...
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've been out of meds for 6 days. Called the doc AGAIN.! told me today he's not going to refill. Didn't say why or anything. now I have nothing til I find another doctor. The...
    nanook30 nanook30 26-30, M a week ago

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    School started 2 days ago and I'm freaking out. There's very few people I know in the majority of my classes and I only have a few classes with close friends. Most of the people in...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    A little background information. Ever since I was about 9-11ish (20 now) I started getting these feelings of depression and suicidal thoughts, I never really thought anything about...
    milnerr milnerr 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just so want to write down my feelings because I feel so mixed up.i have fibromyalgia,anxiety and depression,Raynaud's disease and an underactive thyroid. I feel like I've given...
    tillytot42 tillytot42 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I mostly pretend everything is okay or show people the surface. Sometimes it's just too much to handle. I just don't want to go back to that dark place I once was. I felt so alone...
    Jusme08 Jusme08 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am calm and apathetic. I don't get angry very often. I'm mostly just sad and understanding. Otherwise I am tired and irritated. Then, I have random spikes of anxiety and...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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