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I Feel My Body Tense Up Sometimes

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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M 4 Responses May 11, 2010

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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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    FaultyAnxietySucks FaultyAnxietySucks 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Hate is a strong word.. The vast majority of the time, I feel content with my curves and continue to gobble cheesecake so long as I've finished my run. I happen to like the big...
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate my chest. I think it's too big. Gets in the way and I feel uncomfortable sometimes having them.
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    In a literal sense, sometimes I don't feel real. I feel like I'm without substance and my entire life is really just a dream I'm having in another person's sleep. I sometimes...
    justarandom justarandom 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    a message i sent to a girl that is having despair and wanting to die:: "no, sweetie, i don't judge you. i understand it's probably just become an obsession to ease your pain or...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm 60 even though my body is only 14. I just don't think like other people my age do and it's so annoying!
    emilymeow emilymeow 13-15 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hate it very much, but slowly making it better. Just wish it could happen 10x faster. Sometimes I feel like it's 5 steps backwards.. but I'll get there!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Then again I am someone's alter personality. I must help him so I must stay inside this body however I do sometimes wonder what it would be like to have my own body
    vladimirfoote vladimirfoote 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been feeling quite insecure about my body. I also don't like that I'm so insecure about my body because it makes me feel superficial since I direct so much of my attention on...
    heyimbored224 heyimbored224 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Don't feel lonely go out and do something, go meet people, go join a group. Remain positive
    1Brandon1 1Brandon1 13-15, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I got dumped 3 days ago. Diagnosed with bpd, which is why i keep failing at relationships. I have been screwing up at work and school, so I've dropped most of classes and shifts. I...
    Kelsiii Kelsiii 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 27

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    Have you ever just sat on your bed in your room in darkness and listened to the outside world and just felt misplaced? It seems like someone tends to find something better then you...
    notsimple notsimple 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    my soul yearns to be free. my mind feels trapped by my past. my dreams, they bring me there. to that place caught in time. I view myself looking down from the ceiling. on a cold...
    theskull102 theskull102 41-45, M Aug 26

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    I feel like a part of me knows that I am actually a good looking young lady, but there's an even bigger part of me that says "No, that's not true".I'm 5'5 and approximately 205lbs...
    SplendidChai SplendidChai 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I feel as if I am a different person living inside somebody else's body. I simply use this body as a tool to get what I want, but the true 'me' is using this body as a shell - a...
    bloodandsoap bloodandsoap 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I don't always feel alone in my marriage, but at the moment and numerous other times I do feel alone. I suffer from PTSD, and my wife and I both have anxiety and depression issues...
    Frankenzombie Frankenzombie 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I only have 3-4 close friends that I hang out with, or actually care to initiate conversation with. And in a matter of 2 weeks, all of them have moved into college, the closest one...
    Rachel335 Rachel335 18-21, F Aug 23

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    Sometimes I get so desperate to feel a naked women against my body it is hard to not be sad. I love my husband so much and I am grateful everyday that he understands that need and...
    krissyjo19512 krissyjo19512 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I attempted to do witchcraft, to turn me into a wolf... I don't know if it actually worked or its my head, but... Slowly, I'm receiving the side effects... I get aching at...
    WolfsterTheWere WolfsterTheWere 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    if someone makes me go off somewhere on my own I will be so nervous I'd feel my body shake so much. it's pretty much because I have burns on my neck, legs, arms, and face. I don't...
    imwithstupid014 imwithstupid014 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    My love is going to basic for 10 weeks and he's going to get even more perfect looking (emphasis on the word 'looking' because he is so much more than looks. He's the full package...
    greeneyyedgirl greeneyyedgirl 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I hate my body, I feel so fat and then I just eat even more to make myself feel better, its a vicious circle of eat, hate, eat, hate, eat etc. I wish I could love my body and I am...
    ThePiggycorn ThePiggycorn 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I feel like my soul is broken. I can't think of what to say to people. I can't feel my emotions. I can't tell whether I'm depressed. My brain is like mush. I'm feeling like a...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I've always been…well…very heavyset. I was teased relentlessly in high school, and it's never left me. I am constantly hearing the voices of my peers ridiculing me for how I...
    BizzyKakez BizzyKakez 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I need to rant. First of all, I feel horrible for feeling this way because I am SO privileged. Currently, I have no job and my only responsibility is towards myself and a little...
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F Aug 15

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    not!!!! more like the opposite! if ima sell my body, it is gonna be for $$$ n not drugs! however, i think i have a "first" for everything. there was this one time, i barely even...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 15

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    tired of trying to make wife happy when all she does is makes me feel worthless. her way or no way. she hates to and will not compromise.we are going to counseling but I have never...
    2ltrpeter 2ltrpeter 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I don't know why I feel so alone sometimes. I know I have a loving family, and I have a great best friend. It's when I look around and see when others are happy and talking that...
    fluteplayer1519 fluteplayer1519 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I want to end the music completely, instead of just standing here in one spot, with the player's pin lifted up, for the rest of my life, I want to just unplug the player altogether...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14

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    I had a dream once where I was looking down upon myself from the sky it was sort of like astral projection except I wasn't in reality I was inside a dream. I normally dream like...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 1 Response Aug 14

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    Have you ever gone outside in the dead of night, looked up into the night sky and just deeply pondered everything. I come from a place where everyone around me is in the same...
    Switchblader Switchblader 13-15 1 Response Aug 14

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    I mean a piece of art which should be respected and treated like the masterpieces we admire in museums...like a Picasso, a Michelangelo, a Renoir... bodies can be beautiful or not...
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M Aug 14

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    Multiple autoimmune disorders. My body is attacking and killing itself. No wonder I feel suicidal sometimes.
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I recently thought I loved my body. That I was fine with it. I realize I was just accepting my body because I didn't want to work to get close to what I wanted. I want an...
    Sophia117 Sophia117 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    When I was 10 years old, I was raped by my best friends cousin. I don’t remember why we were alone, or why he chose to victimize me considering we barely spoke to each other. I...
    Musicgirl84 Musicgirl84 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12