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I Have An Anxiety Disorder

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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, 2014

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    Earlier this year, I was initially diagnosed

    with a severe anxiety disorder and was scheduled for another appointment to determine what, if any meds could be used to help me cope. well, out of fear and shame, I never went to the appointment and in turn, never was prescribed anything. Now I live my life walking on egg...
    XaNaX1988 XaNaX1988 26-30, M Jan 15

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    I don't like slasher films

    because they remind me of that feeling of helplessness and fear that you're not safe that you get when you are being mentally abused. Having an anxiety disorder and being mentally abused is a deadly combination. When you are so scared of disappointing people and so scared of...
    rose114 rose114 18-21, F Jan 15

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    It just feels awful and I wish I could take

    this feeling out of me. I hate the cycle, I hate the tenseness, I hate the nerves... but most of all, I hate having to pretend like everything's cool when I feel like I'm about to explode into a million little pieces because people who don't deal with anxiety or panic attacks...
    loresmom loresmom 41-45, F Feb 18

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    I spoke with my therapist the other day

    and she always says instead of moving away from the discomfort, to move towards it, so it can be worked through. Unfortunately... every where I turn is discomfort. I can't even run away because there is nowhere to run (so by default I work through it only to be greeted with...
    moontreats moontreats 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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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 51-55, M 5 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    I remember when I told my mom I had bad anxiety

    and her response was, "Oh you're too young to have anxiety you're too young to be worrying about things." Like jesus no my it doesn't work that way!!! So frustrating.
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I HATE HATE HATE this.

    It gets so bad at night regardless of how my day went.. Bad or good my anxiety at night is overwhelming and I can't deal anymore. I can't sleep!
    anxietygirl101 anxietygirl101 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I just need anyone to talk to.

    . Had anxiety and depression for about 3 years now and im emotionaly and physically drained i need a friend
    gailxolove gailxolove 18-21, F Jan 19

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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...
    TheRoseThatGrewFromConcrete TheRoseThatGrewFromConcrete 70+, F May 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 12, 2014

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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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    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 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 2 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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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 2 Responses Nov 6, 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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    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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    I was the most laid back calm person in the

    world until I lost my son back in 2001. Since day one of that journey I've had panic attacks. Medications keep it under control most of the time however sometimes they don't seem to do any thing but make me not care about anything. Anyhow that's my anxiety issue.
    tallman73 tallman73 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 used to wake up terrified every morning

    wondering if my son had died in his sleep. I would lay in bed with my heart slowly pounding until I heard him whine and then I would finally exhale... I would see death in every car that passed us by while out walking with him... I've had social anxiety my whole life, but this...
    Earthboundmisfiti Earthboundmisfiti 22-25, F Mar 18

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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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    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 Jul 25, 2014

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    Right now I am struggling to keep it together.

    My son and I had our first, in 19 years, big argument. He is 19, going on 30, home on winter break and it's been a struggle. I only hope that he has forgiven me for the things I said. I feel pretty much like the worst person in the world right now. I have been crying on...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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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    I'm having so much anxiety right

    now that I'm starting to not feel so well....I feel like I wanna throw up and cry.....I can't breathe....
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Living with anxiety sucks.

    But I'm trying to take every day head on! Just wish I had someone to help me along.
    brucewane31 brucewane31 18-21, M Jan 24

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F Jun 17, 2014

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    Just a quick question,

    so if someone can or is relating to this, can you please notify me? Or comment down below. (not relating to myself personally) Anyways; Has anyone felt so nervous and felt as if they were going to have a random anxiety attack for no reason at all? I mean there is a reason, it's...
    RickaylaBeard RickaylaBeard 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I don't have the disorder...but I experience separation anxiety a lot . whenever I say good bye even if its just like going home I feel it (an example) every single time
    ilovemyself777 ilovemyself777 18-21, F Mar 8

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    I no longer have anxiety attacks. Before i had constant anxiety / panic attacks. So maybe this post can be an encouragement to you. I always had fear regarding my brain and...
    bingo24 bingo24 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I think I have anxiety type of personality. I have the habit of moving my legs as if I'm restless in order to keep me calm down, or making myself relax. I've been so for I dont...
    missnasihah missnasihah 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 7