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I Have An Anxiety Disorder

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    General Anxiety Disorder

    i had general anxiety disorder still get it sometimes my body was in constant fight flight alert and i use to get awful panic attacks that make you feel as though you are having a heart attack problem is i never knew what was triggering it so it was hard to control now when i...
    claracluck claracluck 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2007

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    Doctors Always Say

    "No-one has ever died from having a panic attack" But if you were at the side of a busy road and had a panic attack and ran into the road and got run over by a bus, that would count wouldn't it? Sorry if sufferers think this is in poor taste.....    
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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    I Never Knew...

    I had no idea what anxiety could actually do to someone. Back in April of 2010, I recieved notice that someone I had been with sexually was possibly HIV positive. Of course, I was beyond terrified and immediately scheduled a doctors appointment. Thank God, everything came out...
    indpls1979 indpls1979 31-35 Sep 28, 2010

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    I haven't been diagnosed,

    since my parents have never taken me to any other doctor besides my pediatrician. I honestly have no idea what's wrong with me. Some of my symptoms seem obsessive-compulsive. I have social anxiety. I've had a few panic attacks in the past few weeks (even though I've never...
    azarrabi azarrabi 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I have Borderline Personality Disorder

    and OCPD, which means I'm super anxious. I find, as time goes on, that my anxiety grows. A few months ago, I moved in with a boyfriend, and since then it has REALLY blossomed (or exploded). He (we) live in an apartment, which is something I thought I'd always enjoy. I mean...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I Don't Know How I'll Go On

    I feel like my anxiety is killing me. I don't even feel like a normal functional person anymore and the worst part is everyone is starting to notice it too...everyday I have to deal with people telling me that I will never be able to become a doctor (I'm in medical school...
    eleanorrigbyy eleanorrigbyy 22-25, F Dec 1, 2013

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    My Story

    I've had an anxiety disorder since I was about 3. I think I learned the habit I have from my dad. Not sure where the anxiety stems from. I'm 21 now. It's been 18 years. 18 years since I've had this coping mechanism. I honestly don't remember my life without it. I want to stop so...
    navygirl00 navygirl00 18-21, F Apr 2, 2013

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    It Happens Everywhere

    Before I started to see a psychologist and take medication, I would have really bad panic attacks. they were so bad that I would get really bad diarrhea, I would get really paranoid, and I would beat myself with my fist or a spoon. I also could not eat at all when I was having...
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2007

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    At least I think I do.

    I just panicked today while helping out my parents on the farm and ran inside. I couldn't breath. There was no trigger I just felt like the world was coming in around me and crushing me. Now I'm anxious because I have to go out to dinner and after that I'm probably going to be...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Actually I Have Several :)

    This is a great site to learn about anxiety disorders  www.nimh.nih.govt/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml Feel free anyone to ask me my story.
    imogene imogene 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2008

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    It's Weird

    I find it odd how my body reacts to stress during academically demanding intervals. Like right now, with all the exams I have going on in school and ****, it's overwhelming... I haven't had one of those crazy panic attacks since this past summer, I ended up going to the hospital...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2012

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    I live with it everyday.

    It shapes my life. I love with horrible fatigue from my body just being beat down by anxiety. Always wondering if there is something horrible wrong with me, if I'm going to have a heart attack or die of cancer. I can't shake it. I have tried everything. Just want to get over it...
    ktohio ktohio 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    I'm Afraid I Might Have One...

    I've had a lot of stress over the past year; my mom passed away, we moved to a new house, my grandfather went to the hospital shortly before Christmas for a few days, I went back for my third year in college, my dad was temporarily laid off from his job a month ago(he's...
    stygianangel stygianangel 22-25, F Mar 5, 2008

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    Can't Stop Worrying

    I have been living with anxiety for about 1 year now. I first found out about it when I went to a counsellor online because I thought I had depression. I didn't really know much about anxiety, and I had some symptoms of depression, so I asked for help. As I was describing my...
    Bexgirl Bexgirl 13-15, F Oct 22, 2012

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    Anxiety Sucks.

    I had a 48-hour anxiety attack this past weekend. Worst I've ever had. I seem to be mostly recovered now, but just having lived through that still scares the hell out of me.
    CleverScreenName CleverScreenName 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2010

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    I've had panic disorder my entire life.

    What is there to say about anxiety? It's belittled, it's mocked, and, in many cases, it's lifelong. Let's pick up at the basics. Naming a disorder after a regular human emotion was not a good choice; I doubt you would give somebody with "frustration disorder" your genuine...
    landsharkofsuburbia landsharkofsuburbia 18-21 1 Response Jan 11

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    I Have Health Anxiety Disorder.

     hi before i start i have to say that i'm 22 years old and perfectly healthy so for some of you this is gonna be hard to grasp. about a year ago i was diagnosed with health anxiety,which basically means that i worry about my health and the health of those i love to the point...
    sl19 sl19 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    I Wish It Would Stop

    I have an anxiety attack a couple of days a week.  I am taking medication so they arent as severe.  I feel like a drugy when I try to get medication that actually makes me feel better.
    teaballs teaballs 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2010

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    It's something I've had my whole life.

    Diagnosed when I was about 7ish. My anxiety is something that completely runs my life. I wake up in the morning and my first thought is "what time will I have my first panic attack to day? How long will it last?" Usually my panic attacks last all day with small breaks of freedom...
    KatieOneil KatieOneil 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I just wanna let everyone know

    that I'm here to listen to anyone that has a problem, bad experience, anything. I won't say or report anything. I know how hard times get; you don't have to worry about it. Just shoot me a message (:
    browningqueen01 browningqueen01 16-17, F Jun 17

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    My Own Personal Hell.

    II have had anxiety issues as long as i can remember. Although for the longest time the doctors were searching for heart malfunctions based on what i had been describing to them. It wasn't until this year that a new doctor I had been seeing realized i was describing anxiety...
    theunforgivin theunforgivin 26-30, M Oct 28, 2011

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    Actually, I'm Not Sure What It Is

    Anxiety seems a convenient label. The trouble with these attacks that I get is that it is hard to describe what happens to me, so the diagnosis is difficult. There is a certain similarity to the side effects of the antipsychotic drug that I took before, stelazine: the movement...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 17, 2008

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    I Hate Anxiety But I Wouldnt Be Me Without It..

    Ive had anxiety for as long as I can remember. My anxiety got so bad that I would feel faint and get sick. I know what its like, always shaking on the inside, always running from what I fear the most. Im out of energy and have no time to enjoy myself. I nearly dropped out of...
    xstephanierose xstephanierose 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    I Have A Different Kind Of Anxiety

    Its not the kind of anxiety that you'd expect. It's a low-grade chronic anxiety that messes with the clarity of thinking, effectiveness of thinking, sleep and probably a bunch of other things. I don't suffer from panic attacks or anything like that, but it does make being social...
    Cryptifly Cryptifly 26-30, M Nov 29, 2013

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    God It Sucks

    im not sure how 2 describe it,but i get twitchy+restless+my mind starts buzzing+my heart pulses+i just cant stop it my muscles spasm+i have restless energy+my mind is spinnin 100 miles an hour and i get very nervous+un sure of myself,i have never been very confident even tho i...
    spencerried spencerried 26-30, M Jan 18, 2011

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    Anxiety And Me...

    Ok, I have been silently suffering with anxiety for about 3 years now.  It started right after I had my son, they say it was a type of ppd, my first panic attack happened when my little one was 6 months old.  I called 911 to help me because I was home alone with a baby and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    Health Anxiety......I'M Not Crazy!!

    its been almost 2 years since being diagnosed with health anxiety. it started when i got a sickness bug. i was never sick unless ive over indulged on alcohol. so being ill was a shock i thought i was fine couple days later until i went to leave to go to work and i broke down, i...
    mummyjess mummyjess 22-25, F Apr 12, 2013

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    When I feel over whelmed my anxiety takes over.

    I get scared... Shake and sometimes don't eat. Wishing things didn't make me feelings like a ticking time bomb but it is.
    Sam151 Sam151 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    Anxiety

    I first began having extremely bad anxiety around the age of 13, I remember always feel sick to my stomach anxious and nervous. I deal with anxiety every single day, and it's controlling my life. It's one of the main reasons on why I cut myself. I hate no being able to control...
    echelonlove echelonlove 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

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    I Worry About Everything

    And when i mean everything, i mean EVERYTHING. How i look, when to do my homework, my relationship, my college applications, my future, everything going on through out the day. there is a constant worry in my head and negative thought. this makes me a very sensitive person...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    Today

    I'm dealing with my anxiety horriblyI am freaking out.Gosh.:/
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    WHY Do I Feel So Scared All the Time

    i'M 29 YEAR OLD WITH ONE SON, AND EXPERIENCING SUCH A POT HOLE IN LIFE, STARTED FEELING NAUSATED WHEN I WENT TO WORK, ENDED UP BEING IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM, MORE THAN MY SHARE, LIVED LIKE I HAD NO CONTROL FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS, AND AM FINALLY RECEIVING MEDICATION FOR MY CONSTANT...
    nnncabean nnncabean 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 25, 2007

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    Anxiety And The Effects On My Life

    I am 22, about to be 23, Female. I don't have many friends I speak to regularly, not really because I'm not liked, I just am not good at keeping in contact. I have avoidance behaviors, but I make friends easily. I'm easy to talk to. Sometimes I just have anxiety. I have always...
    Dana659 Dana659 22-25, F Apr 25, 2013

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    Mild Anxiety

    I have been struggling with anxiety disorder and depression for many years Somehow I healed from depression though I still have my melancholic tendencies and I often suffer S.A.D but I'm hanging in there for now. I must say we moved recently and this change cheers me up, I need...
    InsanePoem InsanePoem 26-30 Oct 7, 2009

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    No Outlet

    My anxiety comes from a place where it contains everything and doesn't know where or how to let it out. I live in an area where there is no space for yelling or breathing or dealing properly with a problem. I've always been strong. Until my dignity was robbed by a putrid soul...
    niyniy niyniy 13-15, F Jul 3, 2011

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    In 12 hours I see the doctor.

    I'm still un easy cuz I sleep from 10 pm til like almost 2 am and my bf is always up. Idk There's panic for you. There's no reason for it. But 12 hours til someone can help me. This is a do or die I feel like. I don't want to sound over dramatic I just need short term relief...
    sloaned sloaned 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Obsessive Fear Of Illness/ Hypochondriac

    I have been coping with being a hypochondriac since I was a child. It started in 3rd grade when I thought I was experiencing leukemia symptoms when I found out another student had it. I have convinced myself I had several illnesses from stomach cancer to Parkinson’s disease...
    antonia255 antonia255 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2013

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    Im Growing Bitter....

    ive had it as long as i can remember and its really screwing me up i will go out of my way to avoid a conversation with anyone. i also wont eat in public or sometimes at work. there i will try to sit by myself at the far end of the lunch room to have some peace and then some...
    swagzilla swagzilla 26-30 Jan 22, 2012

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    I Suffer From Severe Anxiety.

    Anxiety is now a huge part of my life. It gets in the way of my everyday living, and greatly affects any relationship (romantic or platonic) that I have. It drives my choices and controls me. I can't control it, and it's out of hand. I have an anxiety attack at least 4 or 5 times...
    mermaidmotel mermaidmotel 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    Or So They Say

    I have been diagnosed with general anxiety disorder, depression, panic disorder, social anxiety. However, no medication (I have tried like 15) has any positive effect, and most of them make things worse. I think that this establishes that I do NOT have a chemical imbalance in my...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M Aug 2, 2011

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    My Anxiety Problems

    So, I'm 13, in year 9, I've only really started to have severe anxiety problems since Starting high school, I used to have them before bit they weren't as bad then. I had 3 years of non stop bullying, I used to be lied to, I hate going to school and have panic attacks when I...
    Ml4566 Ml4566 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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    My Anxiety Causes Me Physical Pain

    My chest and upper left arm feel like they are being squeezed,the pain makes me weak, and i suffer alone. All I can do is take the drugs and pray for a better tomorrow. My hair is falling out, that's how my body reacts to this stress. My bedroom floor is covered with my once...
    girlinbackground girlinbackground 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2009

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    I'm too scared to face social situations

    and I hate meeting new people in person. That's why I love ep, people are there for you without judging you, my boyfriend doesn't understand the disorder <3
    skinnyandfat skinnyandfat 18-21, F Jun 12

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    Another Day Of Dread Is Soon Approaching.

    I know that tomorrow when I wake up my first thoughts will be that of dread and worry, I know that I will be stuck in my head again hostage to my own thoughts. I will anxiously be awaiting any signs of sickness, I will over think every sensation until I'm convinced there is...
    charrose527 charrose527 26-30, F Dec 9, 2011

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    My Anxiety Experiences

    DURING MY CHRISTMAS BREAK FROM SCHOOL I EXPERIENCED REALLY BAD ANXIETY, AT THE TIME I DIDNT KNOW WHAT IT WAS AND IT WAS EXTREMELY TERRIFYING. I WAS SO SCARED THAT IT LANDED UP TURNING INTO AN ACUTE STRESS REACTION. THE THINGS I FELT WITH THE STRESS REACTION ALONG WITH BAD ANXIETY...
    sgarcia14 sgarcia14 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    Well.

    I had a panic attack today. It was just too much. I felt uncomfortable around all those people. I went to our car and just lost it. I'm better now. But I don't want these attacks to become a habit again. I keep getting anxious at work too.Also an odd thing happened. When my mom...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F May 27, 2013

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    Anxiety

    Truthfully, I haven't been exactly diagnosed. When I was younger, my therapists for depression, which I am proud to say I have overcome, suspected that anxiety was a major issue for me. My username here on Experience Project is Nervina because that's what my mom sometimes...
    Nervina Nervina 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    When I go to the doctors, dentist anywhere that I have to get a shot or it involves a needle I get anxiety. I start freaking out like I'm getting murdered and I make myself so wore...
    samcozz22 samcozz22 18-21, F Jun 29

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    I really think I do my friends always say I worry way too much, I have stomach pains and headaches, I panic over little stuff but whenever I try talking to mom she dosent believe...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F Jun 28

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    I get super super nervous to the point where I can't stop biting my nails and shaking it kills me when I sleep and I have the worst dreams I find it scary !! Help :X
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Jun 29

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    I'm socially awkward. I can't do anything without freaking out. I can't go downstairs and get a glass of water without thinking that my parents or siblings might see me and make...
    baeily baeily 13-15, F Jun 30

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    A person once asked me "What's your major malfunction?" That question may have not been serious, but my serious answer would be anxiety. It's been a real problem and pain since I...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 4

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    I have Generalized anxiety disorder for over 15 years. It took many years out of my life and paralyzed my ability to have a job or normal life. I tried all the medications they...
    support4life support4life 31-35, M 2 Responses