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I Feel Trapped In My Own Body

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    Inside Myself

    Lately i feel as though i have been trapped inside myself, Like im looking at myself from the inside, it causes me to panic, (my dad suffers from panic attacks and they were passed on to me) it all happened mainly cause of stress, One day i started feeling like i was looking from...
    tyler1020 tyler1020 13-15 Sep 14, 2010

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    Forever Myself

    For the last few months, I've had an extremely hard time coping with my own existence. Living a normal day to day life is a constant struggle, and at times, frightening. I will catch a glimpse of my hands or my arms or my legs and realize that I am inside of myself, and that...
    Brownbearnohair Brownbearnohair 18-21 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    Maybe That Would Solve Everything?

    IT sounds so strange doesnt it? But sometimes it feels like I'm suffocating in here, like I'm constrained by the things my body can't do. Sometimes I just want to rip my skin off- be someone else, be dead- I don't care. It's like, maybe if I lostmy body, I would forget all the...
    DiaryofaDeadgirl DiaryofaDeadgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2010

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    How Old Is Young?

    I have never really felt young. When i was actually young  around 6 or 7 or maybe even younger I would feel so ashamed to be my age, like people were constantly treating me like a child. yes, I know, I was a child, but if you told me that to my face I would be highly angered...
    ravenhope ravenhope 13-15 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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    The Pregnancy Trap

    i feel trapped in my own body.  nothing that i do, say, feel, belongs to me anymore.  all i am is an incubator for this thing growing inside of me.  i hate being pregnant 
    parasitefarm parasitefarm 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Restricted by these mortal bonds.

    I have the deep desire to be free from this shell and be expansive and expressive and more than I am.I feel fragile and weak,be and hanging on by a thread I feel close to deaths door. I'm trapped and restricted. which I can be know more
    Obsidianfirefly Obsidianfirefly 18-21, M Oct 10, 2015

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    Related Experiences

    i guess that i'd better go and put my feet up for a while before they start to swell again. There's no worse a feeling than feeling like i have disappointed my Dom...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    i know im fat and short (im 4'11 and 260lbs). i feel so ugly and disgusting, i dont have a full size mirror in my room, i dont show my body to my bf i have no confidence and i just...
    rebornlover101 rebornlover101 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I don't even know if this is a symptom of anything, but it's like my body shut off and I can only think my emotions, not feel, just think. If I say I 'like' someone, it means I...
    MockingJade MockingJade 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have nowhere to go from here. No one to talk to. Nothing to motivate me to keep fighting the sadness. All I do is make others miserable. I make myself miserable. I've been...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I an suffering from a illness can't be cured and it makes my body moving difficulty articulations are painfull my face can have red points my hair are falling down I feel like I...
    lyllou30 lyllou30 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    The female physique has intrigued and captivated mankind for eons.Civilizations from all over the globe have sculpted, written and illustrated the female body.All in an effort to...
    Subzero2020 Subzero2020 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    Whew... yesterday was an emotional rollercoaster to say the least. Spent the whole day talking to my Dom and took away a lot of food for thought. If i'm honest, i'm still feeling...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    You can lose weight, you can get my post suction, you can put make up on you can do pretty much anything to make yourself look for year, but I'll be forever stuck in this body...
    Snowflake107 Snowflake107 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    i was once a beautiful child everyone had so much expectations from me, that i will grow up to be a beautiful woman.. And like every little girl in this world i too wished to grow...
    shiningstar1997 shiningstar1997 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I don't connect with many people. I don't trust their agenda so to speak, and I always expect people to disappoint in the end. Why? Because they often do. It is so rare to find...
    Hanna8393 Hanna8393 31-35, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I am not human. I never will be.
    shatteredporcelain shatteredporcelain 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    My family continue to bully me. Even when I fight back they say 'it's only him' horrible people
    Peter11260 Peter11260 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    Trapped in dissociative ville. For the past 2 years now ive been taking pretty regular trips to dissociative ville. Its honestly the worst place to go to, and you really do feel...
    xseventyXsevenx xseventyXsevenx 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    My legal name is kyle =( but the name I go by is Kylie and I have always been a girl who has been cursed with the body of a male. I do battle depression because everyday I live...
    knevels knevels 18-21, T 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ever since the very 1st time I shaved my legs when I was like 12 or 13 I didn't stop my parents worked late so I had plenty of shower time to perfect my smoothness by grade 7 my...
    prissyboy prissyboy 22-25, T 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It has been so hard to look at myself in the mirror and see gods mistake. So I try to ignore it, pretend that I have the female body that I feel I should have had. Every part of me...
    Kailey76 Kailey76 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ugh I feel so trapped here. All I did was a few hours of work and played with a friend. They keep telling me to bring my desktop downstairs and I have been point blank refusing! It...
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I think it's quite upsetting how some can just bash the female genitalia. But when you really think about it (yes it will take two to create a fetus , yes the male must fertilize...
    blahblahblahxoxo blahblahblahxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I think I had to grow up pretty quickly. Now I feel like a 30 year old in a 21 year olds body
    MilaDaniels MilaDaniels 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have recently been diagnosed with PCOS, with high levels of androgens. Over the past year my body has changed for the worse. I've gained masses of belly fat, my once curvy behind...
    skyearcher skyearcher 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am part owner of a video gaming store... I enjoy being a business owner but wish I had a business partner that didn't argue as much as she does. God knows I enjoy the business...
    John2526 John2526 36-40, M a week ago

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    This has literally been my predicament for the past 10 years. Though for past couple years and especially now have been getting more integrated with inner and outer purpose much...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M a week ago

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    I am with the love of my life. In 2002 we were good friends, then dated each other for a while, fell in love, only for us to get into a huge argument, part and go our separate...
    MartiniMagic MartiniMagic 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    i had a moment there. ever felt that sudden surge starts somewhere in the middle of your body and explodes in a flurry of ..you know?
    bipolar87418 bipolar87418 56-60, M a week ago

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    It all started quite early, I don't remember when. He wanted to "teach" me how to do stuff, like chopping wood, splitting it into manageable chunks and the like. I thought he was...
    FluttersJay FluttersJay 18-21, T Feb 1

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    Perhaps it is wrongly said that I AM not confident with my body image. I am just not confident presenting my body in public places. Such as pool or beach. I feel as people who'd...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F Feb 1

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    My 18th birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and I'm starting to dread it. Why do people make such a big deal out of it, other than the fact that it's the majority age? I've...
    Imbolcumbra Imbolcumbra 16-17, M Jan 30

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    I feel angry because not just because I hate my body, but because I can't really discuss it with friends. Disliking one's looks is not PC (Politically Correct). I express some...
    ybmagpye ybmagpye 56-60, F Jan 30

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    I am an observer. I watch what people do and how they do it. I "collect" and catalog their body language and facial expression images that I try to synthesize into my own...
    MarkPaul MarkPaul 26-30 1 Response Jan 29

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    I wish I was past this point already. Changing from looking without to looking within...I feel like I am losing so much. I have been carrying this grief around with me every day...
    JustTheSun JustTheSun 26-30 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I hate everything about my body. My eyes are too small and close together. My nose is too big and has a bump in the middle. My teeth are straight, but I have bad calcium deposits...
    xcherrypoopx xcherrypoopx 26-30, F Jan 28

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    I feel like a caged animal who was free and now i can't move.. Don't like being or feeling like this. Everyone around me seems to be fine like this but not me. I'm a butterfly and...
    EternityF EternityF 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I posted earlier about feeling trapped in my house, but I also feel trapped in my job. I currently work in the office of my parents' business... I have no passion for this work...
    mislisa mislisa 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Despite knowing very little in terms of everything there is to know, I see and understand things in their totality. I see things as whole. I've always been able to do this on some...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn 22-25, M Jan 28

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    So, I'm currently renting a basement suite that is slowly falling apart. One leak in the bedroom is apparently flat he's, but now there's one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom...
    mislisa mislisa 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27