I Hate Being In Crowded Places

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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

    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
    2 Responses Feb 6

    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

    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
    Feb 7

    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

    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

    Having really broad shoulders means being very

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

    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
    Mar 31, 2014

    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
    Aug 11, 2015

    Having panic attacks?

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

    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

    ****** ******* 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

    Cuz you just feel like screaming "Godammit move

    the **** outta my way ********!"
    Longpatrol90 Longpatrol90
    22-25, M
    Dec 31, 2015
    weirdcharlie weirdcharlie
    16-17, T
    Dec 24, 2015

    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
    Dec 30, 2015

    I ran out of a parent meeting at my kids school

    last night. it was all going well, everyone was seated and organized. then they said parents should look at information at the booths and tables around the back of the room and the chaos was too much for me. the same people, now swarming, made me feel trapped, like I couldn't...
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 12

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