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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'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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    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

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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

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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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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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    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

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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 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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    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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    Some days no matters how hard you try, nothing seems to get right. My usual self would say, go to sleep, and keep trying tomorrow will bring something new, maybe better... who...
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    I have good days, but then I'm thrown off by feeling low and extremely depressed. I guess I try to suppress my emotions and it becomes unbearable. I feel constantly down with...
    fragmentsoflife fragmentsoflife 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I'm on holiday and I cant sit out because I'm extremely self conscious. My mum keeps saying "here wear this bikini" and I can't because I don't want to have to sit there infront of...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I have High anxiety and depression. luckily, with therapy, I've lowered my depression but my anxiety won't stop. ever Since some of the beginning days of last summer, I've...
    Cyreai Cyreai 22-25, T 1 Response Dec 3

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    so... here I am... in a hospital, ive been here for weeks now... stomach repaired, organs back online. and the discharge is around the corner. the doctors tell me that I have...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 7

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    I suffer from depression, paranoia and anxiety and have done since childhood. In my late teens I found that meds and therapy weren't really working and I made the fatal mistake of...
    anothernightowl anothernightowl 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    For me the worst part of anxiety is the symptoms. I thought I had it figured out, and knew what to expect when I'm having an attack, but then the rules changed. I had a bunch of...
    Torapie Torapie 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I have severe anxiety which seems to have manifested into horrible health anxiety (hypochondria) and now I can't even leave my house to go to school because I've convinced myself I...
    overlordmisha overlordmisha 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 17

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    Been increasingly absent, and find it difficult to even try to be present and mindful. I have noticed the connection of this to anxiety, which has been high this past week. Even my...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    I don't even want to go to work in a few hours. I've been anxious all day. it should be something I like to do but being depressed and filled with anxiety is making life so much...
    fragmentsoflife fragmentsoflife 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I hate the fact that I get serious social anxiety. I have a presentation that I have to give, multiple times, on friday and I have no idea how I'm going to manage it. it's in front...
    beingbrye beingbrye 22-25, T 1 Response Dec 1

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    I forgot to take my anxiety medication today. I didn't talk to anyone. My friends knew that something was wrong with me. I felt tired and I didn't wanted to do anything in school...
    velvetybat velvetybat 13-15, F Dec 2

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    Wish it could just end and stop. Wish I could do stuff with out my anxiety getting in the way.. Wish I was more free
    gracegarang101 gracegarang101 13-15, F Dec 3

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    The anxiety is taking over, I feel as if I can barely breath, not organize a single thought or action, and I'm so, so tired.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 5

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    For some reason I have the random thought I might get fired and it's giving me horrible anxiety. I feel really dizzy and it's hard to breath. I hate this feeling and I can't get...
    Elturiel Elturiel 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I'm very dedicated to getting my license so that I may get a car for my birthday. My birthday is on Saturday, and I'm turning 24. I feel so anxious and depressed walking around...
    Bshsjsj Bshsjsj 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    I really hate this. it feels like everything is going wrong and I can't do anything about it. I just got home after working all night and now I can't sleep because anxiety is...
    beingbrye beingbrye 22-25, T 2 Responses Dec 13

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    PTSD since I was 9 too. The worst part is when people tell you that depression is not real, you're imagining the sadness, or if you just get of your butt and do the things that...
    youmeatsiix youmeatsiix 16-17, F Dec 15

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    I never realized this before, but I have this thing. I become addicted to things, I always need to be doing something, like eating nuts or pumpkin seeds. I always have to keep my...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel so sick. Depressed and full of anxiety. Knowing Christmas is upon us, I worked so hard for my money. Like soooooo hard. Just for it to be stolen I'm so upset. I had...
    sloaned sloaned 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas or a Happy Holiday this year! I know it's a struggle for those of us who suffer from depression or have great amounts of anxiety. Just...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel like I am fading away, I sit with friends and close ones and I can't be a part of the happiness. That's the worst thing about holidays. The family is together and there is...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    i have battled it most of my life
    drachenReiter drachenReiter 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is a short poem/song i made a year ago. "The end" by, Me In my life there's only pain. Like a knife that drives insane. I've come this far used all my strength. With every...
    Spinningoutofcontrol Spinningoutofcontrol 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Having an off day today. It's hard, the holiday season. My dead fathers side of the family is taking such good care of me and for the first time in years I'm being included in the...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F Dec 5

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14

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    I feel like I cannot truly enjoy life. . . I get paranoid at times and then my mind obsesses over the worst case scenario. I get really depression and even I should be having a...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 14

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    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up. You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up. You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 15

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    I don't understand what's wrong with me. I don't know what it is that I'm doing that pushes people away. I know people who are shadier and bitchier than I am but for some reason...
    ClarissaAnn ClarissaAnn 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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