I Have An Anxiety Disorder

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    It started this morning

    and hasn't let up. It's a weird feeling and as always, I just hate it. Keep waiting for it to pass, but it's taking forever and the meds just aren't working. It just seems like whenever I'm faced with the slightest amount of stress, this is my body's response. I try to relax...
    loresmom loresmom
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

    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
    3 Responses Nov 7, 2014

    My Anxiety Experiences

    sgarcia14 sgarcia14
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2013

    If anyone needs a friend to talk to about

    anxiety or depression, message me. I've been through a lot, my daughter is dealing with it, and I've worked in the field. I'm a great listener. :-)
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    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...
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe
    26-30, F
    Mar 18, 2015

    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

    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
    Oct 7, 2009

    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

    Is it real? sometimes I am lead to believe,

    due to the way people comment on me, that my anxiety is just me trying to catch attention. I can't control it, but the way people are like one should think differently, this is just a drama, blah blah, it makes me believe my brain is doing this unconsciously on purpose to get...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2014

    If anyone needs a friend to talk to about

    anxiety or depression, message me. I've been through a lot, my daughter is dealing with it, and I've worked in the field. I'm a great listener. :-)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 15, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jan 17, 2008
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    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...
    PainfullyAvoidant PainfullyAvoidant
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2015

    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

    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, 2015

    Anyone else just get extremely,

    super, crazy anxious out of nowhere? Yeah me too.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jul 29, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 14, 2014

    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

    My anxiety has been ragging off the charts

    lately. I've recently been very sick with a virus that has caused my immune system to plummet and my spleen to swell. I quite my job and can't work for several weeks due to my enlarged spleen. Financially in a hole and beating myself up because of it. I feel like I have such bad...
    BrokenNOTcracked BrokenNOTcracked
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 18, 2015

    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, 2015

    Listen closely and you'll hear it whisper.

    Try to drown it out and it will begin to scream. The echoes of your words are my nightmare, your lingering touch only but a dream. Flashbacks come in waves, i crash closer to the sandy shores with each blow. Is really the end or yet another beginning? My mind says its over but...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    Do I have an anxiety disorder?

    Since around spring last year, I have been more stressed out about everything than usual. I looked up the symptoms of a panic/anxiety attack and it fits me well. At random times in the day, especially when I'm already pretty stressed at school, my heart would start pounding and...
    TamTenn TamTenn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    I just wanted to reach out to those

    who are struggling with this debilitating disorder. I have anxiety and depression :/ The past year has been an uphill battle for me. Changing meds, trying meds, actually getting me into the doctors (Because I'm fine... seriously. I'll just self medicate and hide away) Hang in...
    DanniSwtSn DanniSwtSn
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    I am very stressed out.

    I was assigned a group project, I had to do the video, my friend Michael did the Poster, and this other girl was meant to do the brochure. But the other girl didn't do the brochure, and didn't want to do it. So I spent the last 2 hours trying to figure out how to make a brochure...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles
    18-21, F
    May 13, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2013

    I'm having a panic attack

    and don't you dare tell me to just calm down or stop panicking because that's like telling a person having an asthma attack to just breath
    jaebirda jaebirda
    18-21, T
    3 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 15, 2014

    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
    Jul 25, 2014

    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
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2013

    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, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2011

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jan 11, 2014

    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
    Dec 30, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jan 15, 2015

    usually I have physical anxiety attacks

    and can sometimes talk myself out of them. I usually feel like I can't breath and like I am choking. and sometimes I shake uncontrollably and that's embarrassing. other times a thought pops into my head and my body is tense all day. Depression usually comes hand in hand with...
    yesitsme123 yesitsme123
    Apr 15, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

    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

    I'm hesitant to get on medication

    because I'm trying to get a government job and mental illness is something that, if it comes up in my background check, could impact the odds of my hire. Until I'm secure in this career, my anxiety is going untreated. It hasn't been too much of an issue for me, especially since...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 29, 2016
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