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I Battle With Extreme Anxiety

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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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 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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    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...
    NightMagic367 NightMagic367 36-40, F 5 Responses May 17

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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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I recently started meds for both. It's not that I'm depressed, and I can do anything about it. Most people would never know from looking at me in my every day life. I try to always...
    Beautyismycurse Beautyismycurse 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Is it Just me? As long as I could remember, I was always a hypochondriac and deal with paranoia/anxiety. I often get scared of death upon my parents and just the tiniest possible...
    jamandab jamandab 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    The main problem with social anxiety is a lack of connectivity with emotions, which leads to the inability to formulate a firm set of beliefs and consequently the inability to act...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been having extremely bad anxiety attacks everyday for the last month, and I've been suffering from depression and self harm for 2 years
    idontknowanymore101 idontknowanymore101 13-15, F Sep 2

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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 Aug 23

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    Mornings are the worst for me. I wake up too early and in a panic. I shake in bed for 2 hours before I finally get up to go to work. It's such a battle. The only time I don't...
    girl3708 girl3708 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hi all. I'll condense my first experience post to a reasonable length by stating that I have suffered from depression and anxiety for the majority of my short life. I am in my...
    ResilientBeing ResilientBeing 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have noticed that my depression has gone away because I'm feeling happy, and talking to people more often. I'm not stuck in my bed wondering what ifs bad or good. I am actually...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    My anxiety is so bad because I can't go out in public i can't be around alot of people and weed is the only thing that helps me and i battle depression because of my childhood...
    bud24 bud24 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    I was at my friend's house for the week, and throughout the first 4-5 days, my anxiety was skyrocketing. Especially when we went to Six Flags, we were waiting in this super long...
    lunalancing lunalancing 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    I have had anxiety ever since I was in the fifth grade, after I was molested over and over by a man that man mom let stay w/ us for a while. I never told bc I was scared.. but I am...
    xvibess xvibess 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Last year I went down hill fast with my depression and relied a lot on alcohol and didn't tell anyone how I felt. I made stupid choices while I drank and after suppressing all that...
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    It's not just social anxiety but it's an intense FEAR from public interaction that gets so bad, I try my best to avoid it. That itself has caused great self-hatred and insecurity...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 Aug 23

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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 Aug 24

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    I have suffered with depression an anxiety for the better part of my life. I grew up with a mentally ill mother. I know what it's like to be suicidal, to have a plan to end it all...
    married1987 married1987 41-45, F Aug 24

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    I have been dealing with depression for a long while and anxiety all my life. I have my good days and my bad days but today was a mix. I was having a good day until I started...
    MysticallyForbidden MysticallyForbidden 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    First day in my Sophomore year of college. Of course, it being the first day, we all have to introduce ourselves and give a 'fun' fact about us. In my mind I'm like "oh nooo...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I have been to the hospital multiple times for suicide attempts, I have self harmed, and I have anxiety/panic attacks a lot, mostly when I'm in big groups of people ._.
    andybiercats andybiercats 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    Had a good weekend even though I experienced a few anxiety attacks. Maybe things are looking up.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I try not to think of my anxiety's and illness as an enemy or something I need to defeat. I see a tar black cloud shimmering of gray inside just there stirring up chaos and pain...
    troubledflight troubledflight 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I've noticed signs that my depression is getting worse again. I did counseling last year then stopped because I thought I got better. Now I tried anti-depressants and I still have...
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    So today, was 4 year anniversary of my trip to America to wrestle. It was also the first holiday i had in 10years due to my anxiety. I posted about it on my Facebook and the guy...
    seanv14 seanv14 26-30, M Sep 1

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    I'm incredibly frustrated with everything right now. School sucks, my only two friends are both in a different lunch period and in none of my classes; I feel like everyone I care...
    xAwakeAndUnafraidx xAwakeAndUnafraidx 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Feeling so low lately. The anxiety and emptiness just keep getting worse. I feel pathetic and so alone. I'd take my own life if the thought of that didn't make me feel even more...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 8

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    Am I just exhausted, or am I heading for another crash! I'm so low and I've not spotted it coming at all. I thought. Was getting better, attending the courses, putting the right...
    johnjw johnjw 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    Went to my first therapist appt at the new place today and my mom was there. Well I want to keep medication as an open option and my mom was basically trying to shut the option...
    lookingtovent lookingtovent 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    If u battle Depression there is Hope. U deserve to be happy! Talk to someone. Write about it. Speak positive words to yourself. Laugh often. Go on a 20 minute walk every day. Get...
    BeautifulPurpose BeautifulPurpose 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I'm not having a good day. So much is wrong in my life. I was supposed to go today to fill out the paperwork to start collection of back child support I'm owed. My truck is broke...
    cinch cinch 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I got fired again (3rd time in 5 years) this past June. So many of the jobs open in my field (librarian) are at places I've already applied. I am trying to look into what else I...
    greensapphire greensapphire 26-30 1 Response Aug 26

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    "Why?" He asks me... And I curl up on the bed trying to contain all the pain I feel inside. I reply, "No reason... I'm just tired..." Because why is a question I don't have an...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    This is the first time that I have ever posted anything on EP. I get anxious sharing my feelings, and very rarely open up to people, which is why I like to read the posts on here...
    freyy freyy 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    I created a MOOD BOOSTER! For £5 you can PDF of 10 interesting ways to boost your mood in under 3 mins each! With 3 BONUS Meditations! www.personaldevelopmentguru.weebly.com/my...
    LOAcoach LOAcoach 26-30, F Aug 30

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    I'm tired of sayin I'm good when I'm not. Smiling when im hurting. An involuntary pain. I can't work because I'm afraid I'm going to have an episode again and lose it. I'm always...
    troubledflight troubledflight 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 31

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    Taken to restraunt with dad and his gf ( we live in same house) just feel like absolute nothing. Clear sign of unhappiness tho i was asked "you ok, you seem stressed" can someone...
    Zack607 Zack607 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I know this is weird but I think I have both. If you have been diagnosed with either of these please message me. I wanna know so bad. Please anybody
    gamerslippy99991 gamerslippy99991 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I've been doing pretty well with managing my depression lately but for some reason today I just want nothing to do with the world. I feel guilty and sad and like I could cry at any...
    MarissaDreams MarissaDreams 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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