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I Have Anxiety Attacks

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    I have been getting them

    since i was a young child. You never really Get used to it, the panic attacks are the worst, but my problem is the guilt. I often feel bad towards my fiance when the anxiety takes over, i'm always thinking about what others feel and think, and not on myself and just handling the...
    freespiritone freespiritone 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Social Anxiety

    I don't normally go out with friends much, but when I do it always ends up with me nearly passing out. I hate being in large crowds and being surrounded by a lot of people, it freaks me out. I feel like my friends don't want me there when they don't talk to me and when that...
    JennyAmy27 JennyAmy27 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    I've been having them

    or feeling them come on and taken pills to stop them quite a bit recently. My job stopped giving me the hours I was getting before because we're so slow with business and it's making it very difficult to pay my bills. I'm constantly anxious and it's getting so bad that I had to...
    MichiganGirl420 MichiganGirl420 18-21, F Mar 25, 2014

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    My First........ I had my first anxiety

    attack back in June of this year. I was with a friend in a grocery store, and something inside of me snapped. I screamed really loudly, and fell on the floor crying. I was holding my ears and rocking back and forth on the floor saying 'I don't want to go.' and 'Go away'. I had...
    BENDrowned BENDrowned 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    I just had one! Some guy set me off by honking

    at me for not driving when there were cars passing. I don't have road rage but I screamed at him for being an ******* and he flipped me off for being a safe driver!!! Really??? Then when I started driving there was a major accident ahead and he had to stop again. I drove by him...
    spaceylibra spaceylibra 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder

    and anxiety disorder. I am misunderstood a lot! I hate that my medicine makes me fat!
    amy1966 amy1966 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I Can Control Them Now

    I used to get panic attacks all the time. I learned to control them. I found breathing in to a paper bag worked best at the start. I learned to recognise the signs and make my breathing shallow and slow. Now, I can feel the signs coming on, but because I know I can control it...
    naughtyfungirl naughtyfungirl 19-21, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    Anxiety

    I guess I need to share this and to people who have the same anxiety, hope this helps. Just this evening 4/29/2013 @11 I'm about to start my work and i feel like i want to sleep so i tried to sleep again but my mind is getting unclear. I keep moving, i wanted to yawn but i can't...
    DarkSoul07 DarkSoul07 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    Man, Anxiety Attacks

    Yep, I have those.  They fluctuated between anxiety and panic and social phobia, but I guess it's mostly anxiety-panic attacks.  Been having mine for the past about eighteen years roughly.  They started when I went to college and felt suddenly out of control and overwhelmed...
    DaSSRedemption DaSSRedemption 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    Dealing with mental illness is a *****.

    And nobody can really understand it unless they have it. I have major depression, severe anxiety, and as of one year panic attacks the doctors claim I might have personality disorder but I personally think it's mood swings.
    ibelovinhimnher ibelovinhimnher 26-30, F Sep 2, 2014

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    I have anxiety attacks

    whenever I get stressed out and I cannot control them. I start yelling and crying and then laughing. I mean, it must look ridiculous but I suffer from it and my relatives and friends get the worst out of it. When it happens I just lose ability to do anything and all I crave...
    sweetheartss sweetheartss 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I suffer anxiety attacks

    since 11 years. I took meds back in 2003 but they made me sleep a hour of the day....It helped me with my nervous breakdown but it didnt helped me with anxiety. Im afraid that it will never heal. I tried different meds but they all failed. I was sleeping as i took them. Even if...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 4 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    I don't like anxiety,

    butt anxiety 💜 me. I get all bent o/of shape!!
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M May 7, 2014

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    I don't know if it's the same

    for everyone else but I just start forgetting how to breathe and my head will keep chanting, "I can't breathe. I can't breathe..." And then I start crying that cry where it's really not pretty and you're gasping for air. You keep asking yourself to stop. Telling yourself that it...
    hecknope hecknope 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I feel like suffocating everytime i experience

    anxiety attacks, last night new year's eve as i was travelling with my niece my anxiety came again, i wasn't like this before i can travel alone at night, my anxieties started and triggered when i took a med called moxifloxacin a month ago everytime i take this med i...
    vivieneski vivieneski 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2014

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Aug 13, 2014

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    Just 2 days ago, I broke down.

    Practicing for a speech assignment, I freaked out over the stress. My father didn't believe that I was stressed out. Said means things about me because I freaked out and shouted at him when he asked me a question. A lot of mean things, which were either untrue or not necessary...
    hengyeeeee hengyeeeee 18-21 Jan 22

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    Ok so i am scared to die.

    A lot of people are, and i happen to be one of them. So occasionally i start to overthink things and begin to believe that i am going to die. Today's anxiety is being caused by how im starting to feel a little under the weather. And of course the aunt that i just visited had a...
    pointlessthoughts pointlessthoughts 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    I'd like to start with I HATE talking about

    this. Or anything to do with my mental health. So please don't be horrifically offended if you comment and I don't respond. I still have no idea why I'm even typing this. I've had anxiety attacks since I was in elementary school. I didn't know that's what they were until I was...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    About a week ago I went to meet this guy I've

    been dating online for quite a while. wed been waiting so long to actually be able to touch each other. However, everytime he touched me (whether it was sexually or affectionately ) it would trigger an anxiety attack. it got so bad that I had to lock myself in the bathroom in...
    makise makise 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    Just had one of the most intense anxiety

    attacks I've ever had. All I felt was fear, darkness, and despair. Geesh. But I feel better now. My tears have dried and my breathing has become normal again. I survived. :)
    AlexTheWordSmith AlexTheWordSmith 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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    Hey guys!! I haven't had a panic attack today!

    It the first day in months... I hope I'm not jinxing myself :-) I just thought id share because it's really encouraging and I feel proud of myself. Even now when I am calm I am going to practice my meditation and breathing to make it a healthy habit. Love, hugs and deep...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    I had one today. Pretty embarrassing really.

    I don't like to leave the comfort of my home (especially alone), but sometimes I have to. So I walked over to the PostOffice to send some parcels away, got there, started trying to find the correct size parcels and all of a sudden I started sweating profusely.....like it was...
    seashells123hope seashells123hope 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    I have this constant anxiety ,

    feeling that life has passed me by...
    kennybones kennybones 51-55, M Oct 31, 2014

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    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F Oct 31, 2014

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    I wish I knew why....

    but i hate them.
    wintershawl wintershawl 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    I fear a lot of things from my past

    and I sink deeper into oblivion as these affect my future. I feel helpless, lost, unappreciated, undecided on how to shape the future...then the attacks begin...the demons of my past demolish my present, I take in too much oxygen, I get more disoriented...but I am surviving...I...
    sugarpuma sugarpuma 31-35, F 2 Responses May 7, 2014

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    Nearly every day before i go to school i get

    these occurrences where my stomach twists, my heart aches, and i have this worry that something is very wrong. I havnt been mistreated at school since i was little, but for some reason it happens. I simply want to learn how to stop them, but i dont even know a cause.
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    I Thought I Was Dying

    I started having anxiety attacks as a teenager, just the thought of coming out of my bedroom to sit with the family for dinner would set me off with awful anxiety attacks, I thought I was having heart attacks, mini ones and my heart was getting weaker and I was going to die...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    Been a recent thing. Started 3 months

    or so ago... My first anxiety attack was in my psychology class. We were learning about depression, and psychological disorders, phobias, etc. We were watching a video on people who have gone through these things. I guess it triggered my memory. I felt deep empathy for these...
    dat1kiid dat1kiid 18-21 Dec 22, 2014

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    I never felt anxious

    or panicky about things as a rule until 7/7 (the bombing on the 'tube' / underground trains in London). I have been in London got 22 years and was totally fine travelling on the tube. Shortly after those attacks in 2005, maybe a week, I was in a tube and the train stopped in a...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014 41-45, M Oct 31, 2014

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    I have Anxiety disorder specifically Agoraphobia

    and have Panic Attacks. I take medication to help it stabilize and deep breathe when I need to.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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    Everyday at some time,

    something happens or i remember or start thinking about facts in my life that make me feel suffocated and/or sad and I get reallllly nervious and i feel very anxious and start crying but no one knows..
    aliv12 aliv12 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    On Friday I was about to meet some people

    outside of my social circle and hang out. When we were waiting at the bus stop, I had the worst anxiety attack I have ever felt and had to go home... No one helped me, I was left alone at the stop and had to walk home by myself, heh.
    xdrk xdrk 16-17, F Nov 2, 2014

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    I seriously hate Christmas time,

    I love the holiday and going out and getting gifts for my family, but spending time with my family is so stressful. Mostly just my dad's side, but it sucks cuz I'm anxious the entire month so instead of just needing a pill on Christmas, I suffer from anxiety attacks over even...
    MichiganGirl420 MichiganGirl420 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    I've always been a very anxious person pretty

    much my entire life.... But recently I've gained a terrible new type of anxiety.... I get some pretty terrible anxiety, to the point where I can't breathe,and my thoughts become confused and fast, the whole world just speeds up and I'm caught in a tailspin. I don't really know...
    Lyricsweet Lyricsweet 18-21, T 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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    i always get them when i procrastinate

    and i procrastinate because i always forget what i suppose to do or i dont feel like doing it.
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M Jan 12

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    Can't sleep... Hearts racing,

    trouble breathing ... I feel like I'm trapped I hate this
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    Inside An Anxiety Attack

    This is just an inside account of what it's like when I have an anxiety attack, written like a short story. Don't ask why the gender is switched--I guess it was just easier to write this way. Behind her, a student shifts his weight. Another taps his eraser on the desk. A girl...
    emptyangelveins emptyangelveins 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    I had a break down today

    for the first time in a while. Have you ever felt so overwhelmed that you just cry? You have these mini anxiety attacks where you question what you're doing with your life and why you've chosen to do the things you've done so far. But of course you don't know the answer. So all...
    courtlharris courtlharris 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13, 2014

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    I don't know when it's going to happen,

    I just know that when it happens I need to leave, get out of there, wherever I am. I can't breath right and most of the time I don't even know what's wrong
    dazedandconfused6666 dazedandconfused6666 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've been having panic attacks

    for the past three weeks. I'll suddenly start thinking at 100 miles an hour. I'll get a really tight feeling between my eyes, almost like a headache is coming on. My heart starts racing - sometimes when I calm myself down I can feel it pounding through my chest without even...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    These suck. For me I know one is coming

    when my vision gets blurry, lights also look flared out and hurt. I start sweating, get jittery, angry, sad, excited and feel like the walls are closing in. My heart is racing and I get paranoid. Not fun, feels like your going crazy.
    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M Jan 11, 2014

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    i just want the hurting to stop.

    i can't take anymore. i want to live and enjoy life. ut when people beat me down it makes me think theres only one way out..
    xyourxonlyxstarx xyourxonlyxstarx 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    I have terrible anxiety

    and get anxiety/panic attacks for no reason at all sometimes. Some attacks are worse than others..the last one I had that was really bad was Sunday night...I told my best friend something, I trusted him with it, but I was still so scared of what he might have said...I was...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F May 7, 2014

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    Attack

    From out of nowhere it strikes. An invisible foe that can paralyze you in a heartbeat. A rapid, painful heartbeat that knocks the wind right out of your lungs that sends you into more of a frenzied panic than before. You can't get your brain to focus on anything but the...
    phoenix924 phoenix924 36-40 1 Response Jul 27, 2013

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    I just had another anxiety attack :( I hadn't

    had one in a month but I just got one :/ like idek y. so now I'm sooo pissed off so u better not mess with me >:(
    Alexlovesmusic Alexlovesmusic 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    Anxiety comes as a haywire mind a situation in

    your head worlds away from everyone words unsaid scared to be anyone, much less yourself but most of all it comes and it never really leaves
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 20, 2014

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    I Can Control Them Now

    I used to get panic attacks all the time. I learned to control them. I found breathing in to a paper bag worked best at the start. I learned to recognise the signs and make my breathing shallow and slow. Now, I can feel the signs coming on, but because I know I can control it...
    naughtyfungirl naughtyfungirl 19-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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    A seventeen year old should not be

    suffering; Insomnia Sleep paralyses, at night. Morning anxiety. Social anxiety. I need some help because no one here seems to understand the torture I go through. And I WISH it was all in my head but its not; it is a feeling all over my body. everyone knows what...
    1Lostcause 1Lostcause 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 28, 2014

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    Hissa79 Hissa79 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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