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I Have Anxiety Attacks

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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...
    MichiganGirl420 MichiganGirl420 18-21, F Mar 25

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    Mild to severe, anyone want to talk to me about them? I just learned that they existed last month, but I've had them since october last year after I got out of my depression. I...
    PhilosophicalMoose PhilosophicalMoose 18-21, M Jan 12

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    Anxiety Even Robs Me Of Sleep. - I have been awake all day and all night and I not I have to get ready for work in less than 10 minuets.  I have spent over 15 hours on the...
    ihateanxiety ihateanxiety 41-45 Apr 7, 2011

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    So, I'm not usually an anxious person, but for the past few days I've been having horrible panic attacks. And, like, I really shouldn't have been, because everyone was super nice...
    Xxnichole9412xx Xxnichole9412xx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Hell 2 - when i was in my senior year in school, i was in a class called "tools for change" and we did lots of "fun" things in the class. everyday was hell. when we watched a movie...
    childcalledit childcalledit 18-21, T 2 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    So today I went to my new classes for this semester and I'm taking psychology. The people in my class are upperclassman like seniors and I'm a SOPHMORE.... There are only 2 other...
    Anonymousgirl8 Anonymousgirl8 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 28

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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...
    DarkSoul07 DarkSoul07 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    Never Told By a Doctor But... - ...I know this is one of my many problems.  Some times when I'm trying to sleep I have the following things happen, either all at the same time...
    QueenD QueenD 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2008

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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...
    DaSSRedemption DaSSRedemption 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    My attacks are getting stronger. To the point where i passed out in the school bathroom. And to top it off i take meds for it.
    matti1342 matti1342 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Anxiety Is My Enemy - When life is simple and carefree I feel solid as a rock, but when there is turmoil with someone I deeply care for, my anxiety goes through the roof. My whole...
    tinymind tinymind 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    It's not a daily thing, they only come when i'm triggered by something. The strongest ones happen when i have to present something to the class. The attacks started a long time ago...
    juliegreen2 juliegreen2 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Nearly daily, even with medication. Some people don't realize that Anxiety attacks are very different from panic attacks. Doctor's find it hard to separate too, until you sit down...
    LookAwayLookAway LookAwayLookAway 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Having panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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    I had my first anxiety attack Tuesday. March 18, 2014. Worst part was that I was walking to my class across campus.
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I think it might be time I seek professional help. The last few weeks maybe I've been putting on a brave front, I've been stressed out and experiencing anxiety and the attacks that...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Mostly when I am surrounded by people who won't listen to me. I can't breathe. I feel like I'm being suffocated and the room is closing in on me. My heart races and my arms get...
    shaemaree92 shaemaree92 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    The first day back to school from spring break and my anxiety is already getting bad again. Ughh
    Malakeith Malakeith 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just had the worst panic attack while driving alone.. I always get them when I'm driving alone. It was horrible. My heart was pounding as fast as it does when you're running, I...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21, F Feb 17

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    This Is The Most Misunderstood Disorder. - I've been called crazy because of my anxiety attacks. I am now taking Vicodin (I got for pain) but it helps, I need to find the right...
    TrustNobody TrustNobody 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    Meltdown Today - Had the worst day. Just highly stressed living at my dad's house these last few months waiting for my new apt to open up. Living out of bags and piles since I...
    480ocean 480ocean 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 16, 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...
    courtlharris courtlharris 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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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...
    pointlessthoughts pointlessthoughts 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    I'm having really bad anxiety attack today. Can't concentrate, I feel like a mental patient having my mind wander around and I can't control it. And the anxiety is so bad. Any...
    Axoxo Axoxo 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I have Anxiety Attacks, it's mostly from school though. Its so bad that its embarrassing. I remember this one time I had an exam and I didn't study what so ever because I was so...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I Need My Life Back!! - I am sick of need everyone else to take care of me and needing medicine to keep me stable.  I wish I could go back to before everything changed.  Before...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 16, 2012

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    Anxiety Attack At Work - The other day at work i had a anxiety attack, I had to leave  work early i was so embarrassed, i was wondering if anyone here has attacks at work. and...
    xxbrokendownxx xxbrokendownxx 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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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...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    Anxiety - My anxiety has been so bad the last three days that my stomach and my back have been killing me. I don't know what to do it has a complete hold on me. I've tried pills...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 10, 2012

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    I have them before I go to bed and have no one to talk to..
    papasshortie papasshortie 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    PTSD - I have post traumatic stress disordered.  Which involves flashbacks, nightmares, sleep distrubances and of course anxiety attacks.  After therapy and I tried...
    SecureInsecurities SecureInsecurities 21-25, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2007

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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...
    seashells123hope seashells123hope 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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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...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    My first Anxiety Attack... Oh boy... I was with my boyfriend and his friend. I had a lot going and I finally broke. I was crying really hard. I suddenly started coughing. I thought...
    babyyybb5 babyyybb5 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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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...
    JennyAmy27 JennyAmy27 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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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...
    emptyangelveins emptyangelveins 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    I've been able to have then under control lately, but I often feel like I'm just sweeping it under the carpet. Eventually I have to deal with it, and I get what I call anxiety...
    urbanparadigm urbanparadigm 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    The sweating, the shaking, can't keep my thoughts straight, can't form words correctly, headaches. Sucks.
    Blue1513 Blue1513 31-35, F Jan 28

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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...
    vivieneski vivieneski 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 1

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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...
    DivergentWolf DivergentWolf 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Fighting with my husband makes me want to jump in front of a train. . . :-( Or just fighting with anyone I love!
    tixy0209 tixy0209 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I've hyperventilated a couple of times at really random moments, wish I could stop having these recollections :(
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 1 Response Mar 23

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    I'm not really sure if this is anxiety. My mom has depression, a mesh survivor, bipolar disorder and social anxiety so I feel like if I go to my parents about going to see someone...
    LadyMerida LadyMerida 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Flying alone for the first time alone today. Paniced at the airport, and am now panicking on the plane.
    Amidala97 Amidala97 16-17, F Apr 8

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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...
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 11

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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...
    InsecureTiana InsecureTiana 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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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...
    phoenix924 phoenix924 36-40 1 Response Jul 27, 2013

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    Used To - I have had plenty but I am cured as of last year.They were unnecessary and over stupid stuff i had no control over.I cut out my worrying and i don't want to start it up...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 24, 2013

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    I have anxiety attacks daily, I just freeze in place when I feel like I'm going to mess something up. I told myself I was going to over come some of my anxiety by applying for a...
    svsanch svsanch 22-25, F Mar 21