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I Hate Being In Crowded Places

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    I dislike crowded places.

    When I need to do something or go anywhere there isn't any politeness. People don't look to see if they may bump anyone. I often feel like I am among a stampede. It is just like traffic. You watch where you are going. No one is going look out for you. There is to much...
    Gambler715 Gambler715 51-55, M Dec 23, 2015

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    It is tough for me because

    as much as I hate being in crowded places and surrounded by too many people, I really do love going to concerts.. More crowded it can't really get, right? So when I'm on a concert, my two sides are fighting.. One is enjoying the music, the other one is constantly searching for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31, 2014

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    weirdcharlie weirdcharlie 16-17, T 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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    Later this week I will be going out

    for coffee. Coffee houses always seem to be some of the most crowded places to visit. When a good seat isn't clearly available for me, I always become noticeably unnerved. My eyes dart across the room nervously, I might shake a bit and my heart starts to race a little. In order...
    Marbo12 Marbo12 26-30, M Sep 15, 2014

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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7, 2014

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    ****** ******* weather & ****** ppl.

    It's So ******* crowded everywhere & so many ppl with their eyes just staring at you. Blah!!! - I so can't wait to go home an just be away from everyone, It'll just be me alone in a cold dark room watching the Simpsons.
    Sunshineh13 Sunshineh13 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6, 2015

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    Cuz you just feel like screaming "Godammit move

    the **** outta my way ********!"
    Longpatrol90 Longpatrol90 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2015

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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-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4, 2014

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Mar 22, 2015

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    I've never felt entirely comfortable in a crowd,

    but it's been getting worse over the years. I've always been somewhat hypervigilant but now more so, and when I try to move, my body often freezes in a situation that involves a crowd.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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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?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23, 2014

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    As someone with gender dysphoria,

    crowded places make it worse. Seeing people stare at me and not knowing whether they're wondering what gender I really am or not. You can't blame them for the fact that I still have feminine features. But it deeply scares me that they might out me by using the wrong pronouns...
    juliann259 juliann259 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2015

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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 was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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    I was walking through china town today.

    ..on Chinese New Years....where there was a lot of people. Everywhere. Usually I would've turned around straight away, and headed home, but today I had someone's hand to squeeze as we weaved through the crowds. I don't know what I would've done without him.
    oddpodd oddpodd 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    This is particularly hilarious

    because a passion of mine is going to the cinema. Until those lights go down and the film starts I am at war with whether to run out of the screening or not. I struggle with sitting in my seat around others and even if the film is engaging I will be panicking and unable to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 30, 2015

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    I've always been this way.

    I remember my first party as a teenager. I made sure to keep it where no one was behind me, and if people started grouping where I was, I moved away. I feel like I have to watch everyone and protect myself.
    dragoneyes35 dragoneyes35 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Having really broad shoulders means being very

    cramped in places that are heavily packed.
    JackMann JackMann 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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