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    My name is John. I used to be a member of EP a while ago and got away from it. I'm an army infantryman and a combat veteran. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and have started to...
    johnnyamerica88 johnnyamerica88 22-25, M Mar 4

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    Every Day Is Another Battle - I battle post traumatic stress. But - it is not what everybody seems to want to assume. It is not the 28 years I spent in the US military. Oh, hell...
    angusmcfarland angusmcfarland 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2012

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    Worried - I thought it was over. It wasn't. And now here I am a mess all over again. I just didn't expect for it to take me so long to put the pieces back together.
    Mello29 Mello29 18-21, F Feb 14, 2013

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    I Am Not Coping Well - I feel really lost at this point and I don't really know how to pick up and move on. I am trying to find another therapist and hope to find one that will...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Im Only 19 - Age 5: Developed trichotillomania, have been bullied, felt ugly, no self worth of self esteem.... worthless. traumatizing to experience for 14 years now Age 8...
    loveismyweapon94 loveismyweapon94 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    Life Altering - I have had an anxiety problem for most of my life that I can remember. But this...is absolutely awful stuff. It has altered my life in so many ways its hard to...
    lisamarieme lisamarieme 51-55, F Aug 11, 2012

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    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy - One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia! - I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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    Darkness Go Away - It's always with me.  Sometimes inside me sooo quietly that I don't even know it's there.  Other times like now, it's strong, it's taking over.  I fight it as...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 8 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks. - Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    The Beast - Depression is a horrible thing and I never imagined there could be anything worse to comsume my brain. Like everyone, I have my ups and downs and usually see the cycle...
    kunar12 kunar12 41-45, M Jul 31, 2012

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    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything! - Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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    I Have So Many Problems That I Don'T Know Where To Begin - Between 2004 and 2008 I was in the middle of the biggest ghost possession that I have ever heard of . I beat my head...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 14, 2013

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    Post Childbirth Ptsd - For 7 years I struggled alone. None if my ob/gyn ever made the connection. After googling my symptoms and feelings I came across case studies. Every single...
    Indystyx Indystyx 31-35 3 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia - Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 6, 2013

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    Im 21 A Mom Of 2 With Ptsd Making My Life Hell.Help! - I was abused almost my whole childhood by someone that was suppose to be my family.I've been suffering with anxiety...
    Pydisaster Pydisaster 18-21, F Jun 4, 2013

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    They pile in on me.... Memories ..... fast and furious. A kaleidoscope of vivid pictures fly through my mind.. Instantly. I can feel the fear, remember the feelings it brought with...
    simplylee simplylee 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    What Has Happened To Me? - For a couple of years I faced intimidation and bullying at work by senior managers. I would complain to my manager about all the issues, even put a...
    MandyTad MandyTad 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Just Me.... - Diagnosed a while ago. Probably strugling with ptsd all my life. Still trying to accept the fact that my biological parents didnt want me and my adaptive parents...
    javspucca javspucca 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    My Brain Is Scrambled. - I was recently diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar 2 and it strains my family life. I have not been able to get the correct help for these issues due to...
    LovedExponentialy LovedExponentialy 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    Another nightmare about my ex. It's been over 4 years. Only this last year did I start taking anti-anxiety meds to help sleep. The doctor wanted me on ambien... Hell no. I'm not...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I Was In The Army - Some females in the barracks I was assigned to tried to kill me. I reported it to EO and I got kicked out of the company. There was no other action taken and...
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    Still Screaming On The Inside! - I made a major sacrifice in not only my life but in my child's life. I decided to go overseas to work for a year. I had no ides as to what I would...
    SWEETNSEXXY7 SWEETNSEXXY7 31-35 1 Response Sep 3, 2012

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    Make It Stop! - My life is a mess! My bff moved out and on, I decided to contact my mother after years of not speaking to her, I lost my dog then my other dog got depressed and...
    NobodiesDaughter NobodiesDaughter 31-35, F Sep 6, 2013

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    Therapy Helps - Therapy is helping me thankfully. But will I ever get over my past? I was abused by my husband- Raped by him Financially controlled Emotionally abused Verbally...
    CaraStarr CaraStarr 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2013

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    Having panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    It Doesn't Stop, It Doesn't Go Away - At one point I was convinced it did. I thought I had all the right weapons and all the strength I needed. I thought I had done all the work...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    Assaulted On MLK Day At Miami University - The stars peered from the sky like peeping toms spying through the glass that shielded our lives from the cold cosmos for a bit of rest...
    jasonk421 jasonk421 31-35, M Jan 31, 2013

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    Ptsd Without The T? - I have had a few therapists suggest that I may have PTSD due to symptoms I experience. I would agree with that, except for the fact that I have no memory of...
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    To Top It All Off - My mom is in ICU and I got my heart, not broken, but shredded tonight. I was dumb enough to fall deeply for someone prematurely, yet again. I did that years ago...
    Goslyn Goslyn 31-35, T Aug 13, 2013

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    Only The Lonely - Today I had a flashback.  I knew something was wrong.  I could feel my heart racing.  That's always the first sign.  I try to do things to occupy my mind...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 6 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    Do Not Like This.... - Yesterday and today have been not so good days.  I think it's mental and not physical.  I just don't feel good.  I am so emotionally drained.  I slept...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2012

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    I Am Winning My Battle!!! - I thought when I first started suffering with the flashbacks was when my PTSD started.  I was wrong.  When my first traumatic experience started is...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 8 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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    Not Sure About This One - About the title to this story.  I meant, I didn't know if I should write this story under Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or another new group.  To me...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 4 Responses May 24, 2012

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    Drinking To Cope Is Ruining My Life - At the age of nine year's Old I watched my mom die, she was born sick, I was getting ready for school when I seen her take her last breath...
    titanvolsfan1 titanvolsfan1 46-50, M Sep 7, 2013

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    Eating disorder was never my main illness, it think it developed due to my Schizotypal Personality and Depression, but I know what is to struggle with eating disorder...I can say...
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    Hey everyone. :) i have made this youtube video and I am posting the link here. It is a video that is about my life and my battle with depression and a ton of other things. The...
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    My anxiety is going haywire with all the stress from exams and negative experiences with other people, and I can't tell if my dietary habits are getting better or worse. I averaged...
    Skadiv Skadiv 18-21 1 Response a week ago

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    I sit around wondering if I truly do have bulimia but I don't at the same time. It hurts to know I may have it. The constant battle with food just kills me.
    babybree527 babybree527 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I need help. I mean, I don't even understand what to do. I can't maintain my own happiness because I'm too busy succumbing to my inner demons. I push the ones who care away...
    Destati Destati 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm pretty much an agoraphobic now because my anxiety has gotten so bad. I'm 20 years old and have been dealing with it since I can remember. I just gave birth to my son 3 weeks...
    shelbylynn1994 shelbylynn1994 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26