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I Have Anxiety Attacks

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety

    and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and not a normal doctor, it was 5 mai 2009 i was studying my first year in collage, after this date every thing get another turn, i lost two...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M Sep 30

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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 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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    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

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    I had an anxiety attack at school today :S i

    feel so embarrassed! The teacher didn't even care! :( any tips on how to prevent them? Yes i am on medication yes i see a therapist :)
    tessagj14 tessagj14 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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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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    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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    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

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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

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    Is anyone on her still up

    and able to skype to calm me?
    ooprincess27oo ooprincess27oo 18-21, F Oct 15

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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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    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 have anxiety/panic attacks at school

    and late at night because I start overthinking whatever I'm going through then I always think of the worse thing that could happen in the situation.... I have 3 or 4 anxiety attacks in one week, and when I get them, I start shaking, my face turns red, and then eventually I will...
    advicegiver01 advicegiver01 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 18

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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    For the last 3 months maybe,

    I've been having what I'm thinking are panic attacks or anxiety attacks. The first time it happened, I had one of those, I had a lot of work that I didn't have time to finish (I didn't know but I think I am a perfectionist or something because I NEED to get my work done, if not...
    DaddysGirl24 DaddysGirl24 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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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

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I hate that moment when your sitting in class

    and start zoning out a lot and you just want to sit in a corner and cry all day, but you "can't" cause other people are around and don't want people to know how you really feel... Cause all I want is them to see me happy so they are happy.
    InsecureTiana InsecureTiana 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I wish I knew why....

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

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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

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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

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    I just had a really bad anxiety attack I was

    having a really bad argument with my boyfriend and just started to freak out I couldnt breathe my heart was racing so fast I started getting dizzy and felt like I was going to pass out finally I relaxed and me and my boyfriend just went our separate ways...
    momofthree921 momofthree921 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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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

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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...
    ACuriousCrossdresser ACuriousCrossdresser 18-21, T 1 Response Oct 31

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    I've had a spell of anxiety attacks

    and I thought something was severely wrong with me. I became depressed in hand w the anxiety. I'm taking a med to help curve it and it helps.
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F Oct 30

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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 5 Responses Sep 6

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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

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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

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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

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    How can someone deal with this?

    I get anxiety attacks randomly out of the blue, I feel like I can't breath, I can't concentrate, I think my heart is beating fast when it is actually normal... and the sinking chest feeling.. my god that feeling.... How can I deal with it?
    createglamour createglamour 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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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

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    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F Oct 31

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    I have this constant anxiety ,

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

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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 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

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    I had a panic attack today.

    I want to visit my mom but she always makes them worse. I wish I didn't long for her so much.
    kissmissnikki kissmissnikki 26-30, F Oct 30

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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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    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

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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

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    I had my first one when my mom started yelling

    at me and I started getting dizzy and my face was getting hot then cold and I fell on the ground and she started yelling at me and asking me if I was on drugs like really I WAS 9 WHEN IT HAPPENED she didn't believe me and sent me to a mental hospital and I had one almost every...
    Botdf1shutup Botdf1shutup 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 30

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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 4 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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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 16-17, M Jan 11

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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

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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

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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 >:(
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 26

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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 1 Response Nov 2

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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 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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