I Hate Having Anxiety

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    And good morning to you intrusive thoughts!

    what's that you say? isolate yourself for hours?? don't do anything that would require getting out of bed ever?? don't shower or eat bc why bother?? stress over money while refusing to fill out job applications? ?? all excellent ideas im sure
    bugab00 bugab00
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2015

    I've had anxiety my whole life,

    and it first started getting bad when I was 4 years old. It made elementary school a living hell but as I got older I got really good at coping with it and for a few years I barely had it at all anymore. But when I'm going through times where I'm really stressed the anxiety...
    sleepysleepy sleepysleepy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2015
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 29, 2014

    I get it almost every night!

    Or driving on the highway, under bridges-over bridges, in elevators, walking down stairs, being in the dark, ahh **** sucks
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2014

    So guys and gals I want your advice on these

    symptoms. Bad nerves when going somewhere, feeling sick, dizzy, hand and feet pins and needles and numbness time to time, shacking not eating, suicide thoughts but I would never act upon it, self harm.. Are these symptoms signs of anxiety? And how can I chill the hell out? It's...
    Miss1991xx Miss1991xx
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2015

    I'm tired if staying up all night,

    tossing and turning, weeping and vomiting, over wondering about what's going wrong in everyone else's life. I'm tired of worrying about everyone I ever come into contact with and putting myself on the back burner. I'm tired of having attacks during simple things like grabbing...
    tastelesscharm tastelesscharm
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2014

    11 days sober , and one off the ways I fought

    off anxiety was alcohol. It's really hard to think that I won't be able to get rid of it as easily. I'm honestly just so tired of each day being another struggle I have to talk myself through :(...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    I now have to choose between a longer prolonged

    attack that is less violent but feels more painful or a quick one that is more violent and a lot more dangerous.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    I can't sleep because I'm having extremely bad

    anxiety. I have no explanation just hit me. Anyone know what to do in this situation?
    heaven89 heaven89
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    So over the past year I've seen 25ish

    or over doctors for different problems which all tests came back ok every time and now after a traumatic time with my antidepressant I think I have a brain tumour and keep looking for symptoms
    Miss1991xx Miss1991xx
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2015

    Anxiety is the worst,

    to others is not a big deal but to you it feels like your whole world inside and out is discomposing into a pit hole. So frustrating
    lesley2456 lesley2456
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2015

    I really dislike having anxiety.

    I'm nervous about the future and what I need to do next. Do I need to get another Master's or a PhD or a JD? Is my current career path good enough and satisfy enough? Should I get a real estate license? Yes, I'm anxious. Just a little lately.
    virginialady virginialady
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    I'm basically going to just rant right now.

    Today and tomorrow are going to be stressful for me. I'm homeschooled and quit my job due to panic attacks so I basically stay home doing school work and go out to the mall and to friends house the odd time now. I have to go to the dentists today and I'm really nervous. I don't...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2015

    Today was the WORST anxiety in a loooong time.

    Chest is hurting so bad, I want to overeat to numb it all out. Can't focus, can't sit still. I hate this!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

    I almost had an anxiety attack due to showing

    off my cosplay out fit on stage. However I did feel better after doing so.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    1 Response Oct 10, 2015

    When I smoke with my girl friends I feel far

    and can't munch out like they are ... I have bad self esteem issues when I get high . A
    jacqueline212 jacqueline212
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

    I get anxious when new people invite me

    somewhere as a group especially when it comes to the eating part thats when i really get nervous and nauseous. Any suggestions on how to deal with this?
    lesley2456 lesley2456
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    I'm tired. Crying and trembling over something

    that people think it's unnecessary to. They don't know the feeling. I'm tired of people who thinks that I take something unimportant into something serious, when people think I'm weak because I keep crying and crying if something (that I think it's bad) happens. I just want them...
    Halfabluesky Halfabluesky
    16-17, F
    Feb 26, 2016

    Having anxiety ruins a lot of things

    and takes up way too much energy. It'd be wonderful to just be okay with the stresses coming my way instead of having to play scenarios over and over again in my head or replaying the worst case scenario over and over. I can't stand the what ifs and just writing this, I'm...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2014

    I hate having anxiety

    because I at least get one anxiety attack a week. My anxiety can come from random things. I could be sitting down reading a book and have an anxiety attack. My anxiety has ruined a lot of relationships of mine.
    CrystalLynn1995 CrystalLynn1995
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

    I'm constantly distracted by the feeling

    that something's bad is going to happen.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 5, 2014

    I was feeling ****** up

    and suicidal that I wanted to kill myself but didn't want to die. I got so anxious I clawed open my skin on my leg and arm until I bleed. I have 4 inch scars on my self now.
    cacticat cacticat
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2016

    I medicate, not meditate :p Seriously.

    Meditation is impossible if you're anything like me. Self medication is the answer... Has anyone seen my 26 of vodka? It's gone...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    I don't know why, but

    after waking up from a nap or from a night's sleep, I sometimes get really bad anxiety.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Oct 10, 2015

    Having those moments of Anxiety get

    me down because my daily life style just do not focus in good down to earth thoughts. I wish I did not have them as much as I do.
    marblemuck marblemuck
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    People think I'm excessive,

    but they just don't understand.
    Halfabluesky Halfabluesky
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2016

    I don't even know how to deal with my anxiety

    anymore, any little situation gives me anxiety I'm avoiding going out with my friends because of it. Exercise doesn't even work anymore and i hate taking pills ugh.
    lesley2456 lesley2456
    18-21, F
    Sep 2, 2015

    Its the worst Wondering how bad society can

    get And living long enough to know That anxiety was premonition based
    OddButResilient OddButResilient
    46-50, M
    Feb 10, 2016

    I suffer from hyperhidrosis

    and want to arrange a uk meetup for fellow sufferers. who would be interested?
    pbarn pbarn
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 22, 2016

    I remember the first time I had an anxiety

    attack. It was a year ago and I was in the girls locker room changing with my friends, joking about stupid worthless things; deep down I felt I was dreading leaving, I felt terrible. Almost like no word can explain the feeling I had. But I persisted through and kept the fake...
    MarcyMay MarcyMay
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    I honestly can't breathe.

    . I wish my anxiety would stop. I need to sleep. I'm so overwhelmed.
    unbroken0lovatic unbroken0lovatic
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    I was riding my bike up to the library,

    so that I could get online and see if there's any nice messages/emails for me that would make me feel better, anyway some tw@ts stepped out in front of me, nearly caused a crash. I slightly damaged my bike, ripped off a fender but the biggest one of them called me something, Idk...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

    I don't know if I'm the only one.

    But i cant physically go on a date or like actually express my feelings to someone i like because i physically get so nervous to the point that i cant. Ive been like this forever and im scared im never gonna get the chance to actually have a boyfriend and experience love because...
    lesley2456 lesley2456
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2016

    I have accepted that I will always have anxiety,

    but I still hate it. I'm grateful to my psychologist who has given me some useful tips on how to deal with anxiety and how to keep my thoughts rational. It's mostly social anxiety that I deal with. I'm just tired of it flaring up when I have to go to work. On the outside I may...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2015

    My anxiety just leaves me drained,

    My mother was a narcissist & the long term effects it has left me suffering with is awful, I've cut her out of my life, but i still can't deal with my anxiety attacks, does anyone else have the same situation ???
    Gemima48 Gemima48
    51-55, F
    Sep 24, 2015

    I know I hate winter

    but having anxiety attacks at work is just adding to the strain.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015

    The worst thing is not being able to walk in

    your school hallways alone and having to explain it to your friends who aren't very accepting of it Or like when you go the mall with your mom and you don't want to look at anyone because you think they might laugh at you because of your skin colour or accent or whatever it is...
    falloutbxy falloutbxy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    it stop me from sleeping

    and makes me hurt the ones I love
    willdad willdad
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    My mum just doesn't understand!

    I just went downstairs, and she started screaming at me that I never do anything, and that im sponging off her! I give her as much money as I can, without it stopping me paying my phone bill. But my anxiety is so bad that I can't get a job And I don't see how my anxiety and...
    laurg123 laurg123
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2015

    I'm scared to leave my house a lot of the time

    and its mostly to go to school cause ill go to work sometime even though i didnt go to school. lately ive been having nightmares telling me why not to go to school not to mention im unable to go to sleep which makes it hard to get up which IF i got to school makes me fall asleep...
    Sagey47 Sagey47
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    Anxiety first hit me about 2 years ago

    when I quit smoking weed. It happened when I was sat on a motorway in busy traffic during rush hour and it was horrible. The feeling of being trapped unable to breathe, dizziness, sickness and utter dread overwhelmed me and I honestly thought I was going to have a massive heart...
    smileformegirl smileformegirl
    26-30, M
    May 6, 2014

    So today and yesterday,

    has been bad.People are bulling ,me for no reason.im antsy and paranoid cos I'm freaked out.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 14, 2016

    Try to breathe. Try not to dwell on bad

    thoughts. Try to get some sleep. Try to see your doctor and make sure that they do a blood test to find out if you have chemical deficiencies or thyroid issues. Just a thought.
    Gentletickler Gentletickler
    51-55, M
    May 20, 2014

    Not sure whats started it off today

    but i cant shake this horrible feeling like im going to cry and i cant get rid of it had it all morning. I feel like i cant breathe, feels like theres this cloud hanging over me. I wish i had some one to talk to. How do other people cope with this feeling.
    justsomeguy34 justsomeguy34
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2015
    lesley2456 lesley2456
    18-21, F
    Mar 17, 2016

    I find it so hard to go out in crowded place

    because I feel like people are starting at me because I am different.
    jojomonkeyface jojomonkeyface
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2015

    It gets so bad that I can't move

    and I saw spots earlier while I was crying.
    CloudedDreams5 CloudedDreams5
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2016

    It all but went away

    for a while. I left a very unhappy and emotionally abusive marraige. I started a relationship with a woman who truly loves and supports me. I was on cloud nine, and my anxiety subsided dramatically. But it is coming back. Anxiety about not living with my sons anymore...
    DefineItFromNow DefineItFromNow
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 6, 2016
    GIIIRL25 GIIIRL25
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2015

    I am new to this and not sure how it works

    but i wanted to share my experience of very bad anxiety because i know there are people out there like me that go through it as well maybe not as severe and maybe even worse. When i was 12 my mother passed , out of nowhere heart attack. She was never sick and she never...
    Ronnieronz Ronnieronz
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2016
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