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I Feel My Body Tense Up Sometimes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 124 People

    Living With Anxiety

    I sympathize with prettyk as I spend a lot of my life struggling with anxiety and do not know why I get so tense and anxious, silly isn't it? I find meditation and keeping busy really helps.
    Aribeck Aribeck 66-70 Sep 19, 2009

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    Yeah..........

    Well I guess its more of a shiver, but only when people touch me or brush up against me when I don't want them to. I can't help it.........
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 4 Responses May 11, 2010

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    Ruining My Feeling Of Well-being

    I tense up my abdomen (upper and lower) without even realizing it. I could be sitting down, relaxing, watching TV, etc., and I would think about the tightness in my midsection and that's the only time I am able to relax it. However, the relief is only temporary. Recently, I've...
    LiesAreEntertainment LiesAreEntertainment 22-25 Nov 29, 2012

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    Tensed Muscles

    I am tensed and tired / drained/ exhausted...my muscles behind my neck, shoulders are killing me...f. it hurts.  I bought myself muscles cream and so far it is not helping.  All my muscles in this area feels trapped, congested.  :(
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Nov 18, 2011

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    Tense Body, Several Factors

    Sometimes it's stress, anxiety, nervousness, and worry.  Now days, I feel my body tense up, my breathing getting shallower and harder.  I keep on reminding myself mentally to let go, breathe, and relax my shoulders and neck area.  If I keep getting tense then I don...
    prettyK prettyK 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    Tense Body & Develop A Sort Of Rush

    My body tense up and starts to shiver, becoming sore and very uncumfortable. It allso feels if I develop a sugar rush. Something explosive in my head expands and feels if it could destroy anything. A thought of the smallest idea can't even develop in my dark empty mind when in...
    Prior1 Prior1 22-25, M Jul 12, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes you make me feel I am so special..but there are times that I feel like I am just nobody ..that I have to remind you that i exist. 😕
    SweetEclair SweetEclair 36-40, F 1 Response May 11

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    I enjoy being alone most times.I've lots of friends but sometimes I feel really lonely.like now that I'm recovering from surgery and I'm in bed all by myself just waiting to get...
    unknownpoetx unknownpoetx 26-30, M May 13

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    When I get into my bed. But on a night like this, when I'm really tired and it's cool, my sheets are cool. It feels so good. I love my bed. It's a king memory foam bed which I have...
    lostinspace3 lostinspace3 51-55, F 1 Response May 20

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    I've never found the courage to see if anyone feels the same way as me..
    payt0n payt0n 13-15, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Someone please msg me make me happy im feeling really down
    roachboyy420 roachboyy420 13-15, M May 15

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    I don't want you. But, I want to feel what I felt with you.. again.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I have never had a real relationship if only been fake or just they don't want to talk to me anymore I'm a loner and always will be
    ridleyswaq ridleyswaq 13-15, M 1 Response May 11

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    I’m 22 and I Have No Idea What to Do
    rimrim2 rimrim2 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    "No punishment anyone might inflict on us could possibly be worse than the punishment we inflict on ourselves by conspiring in our own diminishment." - Parker Palmer
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F May 11

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    I have shame in my self, therefore I hide from others.
    Kisstopher Kisstopher 31-35, M 1 Response May 12

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    I don't think I'm cut out for this world.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 14

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    There's no one I can run to, I have no money, am not old enough to get a job anywhere near me, and my mother will call the cops on me if I am missing from the house for more than...
    DementedKarkat DementedKarkat 13-15, T 1 Response May 18

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    Of course I can't really run far away but sometimes I want to. When my life feels like its out of control, the only person I want to be with is my best friend. He helps me feel...
    Tammy815 Tammy815 18-21 3 days ago

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    l Feel so deep sometimes. I have a sadness in me. It is tearing me down. I don't know what I'm suppose to do or say. I don't want to even make a sound. He just makes me feel like I...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 2 Responses May 3

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    I really wish I wasn't. For starters, most of the time I already think a little low of myself at times. So when someone tells me something, it really gets to me, and I start to...
    iAteYourCrayon iAteYourCrayon 16-17, F May 13

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    It's crazy how the only time I feel emotion is when I'm angry or hurt. When people love on me and try to be there for me I don't feel it at all. My heart doesn't feel a thing. It's...
    UnawakenedSoul UnawakenedSoul 22-25, F 1 Response May 19

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    I think I was in a really dark place for a while. I couldn't accept things I had no power to change and though it's still hard for some things, I think I'm getting there. I tried...
    02Cambion37 02Cambion37 22-25, M May 5

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    In life, I mean. I'm not really claustrophobic lol. My mom (parents are divorced and my dad is in rehab) is super strict and I can't wear the clothes I want, or do the stuff I want...
    haydenkate haydenkate 16-17, F 1 Response May 13

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    sometimes i hate myself because i feel like the only thing i can give to the world is being just another person, i don't think i'd be able to follow my dreams and i won't be that...
    iloveblackfire2222 iloveblackfire2222 13-15, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I've been a bit concerned about myself lately. I spend a lot of time here on EP and absolutely love the people I interact with. However, I've often found myself feeling guilty...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 19 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I hate that feeling when you finally try to let out how you feel about yourself and your life to a person but they keep on trying to make controversy of the conversation when the...
    Hiddenmusician Hiddenmusician 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm only 5 foot and I have short arms there half the length of a normal persons. It's really hard for me sometimes because my mom is tall and gorgeous and my older sister is also...
    Ksy2467 Ksy2467 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I get carried away...and I hate it. So embarrassing😰😶
    Tap3andCancel Tap3andCancel 22-25, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    It's so damn embarrassing when a random cute girl says hi to you with a big smile and you say hi back in surprise (in a good way). Then you realise her greeting was for the guy...
    JackOLanterns JackOLanterns 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I confuse myself about interactions with other people. I can't tell if I am afraid of being social, or if I just don't want to be social. It's hard for me to trust people...
    Aylehn022 Aylehn022 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I visited him this afternoon. When we got there, my CPS officer was waiting, and we got searched. It was unreal, and really high security. It was like they had no freedom. We got...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response May 3

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    It just doesnt seem fair Staring at your iridescent hair Sometimes purple, other times blue Depending on the way the sun shines on you. Hypnosis sets in and its hard to describe...
    BrianTheChef BrianTheChef 36-40, M 3 Responses May 19

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    That depends on how you define "sometimes" I find acting inappropriately is far more entertaining.
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My body doesn't tell me when to eat. Once I participated in a research to see how my body would deal with fasting for 30 hours. Because of some confusion about the moment I started...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response May 21

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    Is the vulnerability displayed with full body exposure a beautiful thing? Julianne Hough said last night on Dancing with the Stars to Ryker that his vulnerability was beautiful...
    funkelly funkelly 51-55, M May 6

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    I haven't felt beautiful in a while. I put on a dress today n my body felt pretty but I hated my face. My whole face is so swollen from crying. I noticed this morning I was trying...
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697 16-17, F 2 Responses May 10

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    But I do sometimes gain weight. Thank God not like in the past, but more like 3 kgs, even though it is a normal weight for my height, but still I have this urge and addiction of...
    VisionOfLove VisionOfLove 26-30, F May 24

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    The brain is an amazing organ. The capabilities it holds are almost limitless. It holds the power to touch, feel and sense that which the body cannot. I have met the most amazing...
    kayakgirl08 kayakgirl08 36-40, F May 25

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    the other day i found a picture of myself when i was 16 at a dance recital after i lost 30 pounds. Oh what I would give to be 125 pounds again. I've gained about 20 pounds since...
    md1992 md1992 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I often feel sometimes like I am not human or that I don't belong to this earth. It's hard to describe but I feel very disconnected from everyone around me. It gets worse and worse...
    LittleChut LittleChut 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    OMG, this just happened so I am still a bit WTF in my thought process. So I took a nap, Before I meditated. I with some struggle fell a sleep. Then I became lucid in a Dream and I...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 1 Response May 4