I Have Anxiety and Ocd Issues

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    I focus on my breathing

    so much that it feels like I'm controlling it and trying to control it .. I know it's all in my mind it's just annoying like why must I go through this again
    Dbell1101 Dbell1101
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2014

    I'm so sick of being " sick in the head".

    Anxiety and mental issues is something that isn't talked about enough. It's not addressed enough in schools and in media. I find it hard to explain to people what it's like having anxiety and ocd. The only way I can explain it is that it makes everything in life harder because...
    epsarah94 epsarah94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2015


    I was in a motorcycle accident, where i was hit by a car with a female passenger on back.  Ever since then i have had anxiety problems.  I have trouble relaxing and staying at home.  I used to be a pro at relaxing, i used to read a lot of books and enjoy...
    motorcycles motorcycles
    31-35, M
    Mar 25, 2010

    Just found out today

    that I have anxiety and OCD
    CiorstaidhNicAnToisich CiorstaidhNicAnToisich
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    My anxiety affects everything,

    even dreams. I had a dream I was lifeguarding at work as usual and pulled a small child out of the water who was gray from not breathing. I figure I had this dream because I fear not being able to see something before it's too late
    guardian96 guardian96
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2014

    I hate suddenly discovering a new symptom

    which you hadn't noticed, and then everything suddenly becomes super overwhelming.
    CiorstaidhNicAnToisich CiorstaidhNicAnToisich
    18-21, F
    Sep 15, 2015

    I have become so afraid of insects.

    I dream about them and wake up screaming, thinking they've crawled in my ears. When I'm awake I have to go and look in my ears, clean them until I'm perfectly sure that there's no insects in there. If I don't make sure or if I think I missed a spot I get anxiety attacks. I have...
    StEaMa StEaMa
    22-25, F
    Mar 30, 2015

    I Have OCD/Germaphobia With Anxiety And It Is Ruining My Life.

    Over 2 years ago, I had a back surgery and I seemed to be getting along very well after. 2 weeks post op-I returned to work and later that evening, I got so sick that I thought I was dying. I had a very severe staph infection that required emergency surgery, a week long stay in...
    germfreakgirl germfreakgirl
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2013
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