I Have Anxiety Attacks

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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
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2014

    I wish I knew why....

    but i hate them.
    dewkissedrose dewkissedrose
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2014

    I get them a lot when I'm waiting

    for my parents to punish me. It's so scary thinking about what they will do to me. Sometimes I just go into a full on panic attack.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    ooh my..my head is on max overdrive.

    ..the whirring and ticking is doing my head in...panic and anxiety attack in the making...someone pass me a drink (metaphor, I don't drink)....
    likityspliff likityspliff
    46-50, F
    Feb 13, 2016

    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
    Youreawizardharry Youreawizardharry
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    Rapid breathing, weakness,

    loss of balance, fear of everything. That's me. Superman, I'm not.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 27, 2015

    i hate having an overwhelming feeling of panic,

    fear, shortness of breath that can be triggered by an argument. Or an bad day at work, not getting along with an family member. I hate feeling controlled by this, i have no oe to talk with that can be understanding or just listen me. I feel trapped.
    Tristechica22 Tristechica22
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

    I've never had one until today.

    I played a tennis match for my high school team and I lost. but I usually lose, so idk why this time is so different. but I just broke down crying and shaking and I couldn't breathe. my face felt numb and buzzy and I thought I was going to pass out. It didn't last that long but...
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    I have anxiety attacks basically every night

    this one I'm having tonight feels different than the rest it feels like my throat is closing and me worrying isn't freaking helping I don't know why I'm having an attack in the first place
    ashley254 ashley254
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    Anxiety attacks aren't just hyperventilating

    and rocking back and forth, there is different forms of anxiety attacks, like: - unpredictable bouts of rage, and irritability. - nit-pickiness or even a hypersensitive to disarray, chaos, or any sort of change. - fast talking, stumbling over words, and stuttering. - not...
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    3 Responses Jul 11, 2015
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    2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    I literally can't stop shaking,

    I'm a social person but when I'm with people I'm not as comfortable with I shake uncontrollably and get so nervous. It's getting worse and worse
    husooo husooo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    Is it possible to have panic / anxiety attacks

    while sleeping ? Lately I've been waking in the night panicking, sweating, fast heart beat. All my usual symptoms. Am I over reacting or is it actually attacks ?
    LoserMaterial LoserMaterial
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jul 24, 2013

    Since the fall of my relationship,

    I have had extreme anxiety. I guess because I know It's the end. I'm scared of not being in a relationship. It has been rare moments I have not been in a relationship. Not that I can't, just always seem to be a opportunity. 6 1/2 years is going down the drain. He has this...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2016

    I remember the worst panic attack I ever had.

    I was with my boyfriend and we were making out and all of a sudden I had a flash back to when my ex sexually assaulted me. I immediately started hyperventilating and shaking. I pushed him away and ran to the corner of the room. So I'm sitting on the ground in my underwear crying...
    LoserMaterial LoserMaterial
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    I promise you, I am not thinking of anything in

    particular when it happens. One day I'll come home and then suddenly I have this overwhelming feeling of sadness or anger or any negative emotion and then just like that I will crack. I have no reason, not that I know of. Before I quit going to therapy, my therapist use to tell...
    fuckedupstories fuckedupstories
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2015

    I grew up really attached to my mom

    and the longest I've been away from her was 3 or 4 days. Now I'm in college and I haven't seen her since August so I've been really homesick which has induced my anxiety. I never knew I had anxiety until coming to college, but I've been diagnosed with panic disorder on 3...
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    1 Response Dec 15, 2015

    When I get anxiety attacks,

    I start to rock back and forth and I have an urge to cry, to isolate myself. I get them when I have too much stress, there's too much people, I don't have control of a situation, or when I have been out my house for too long. I wasn't like this before. It sucks
    MeloTail MeloTail
    16-17, F
    Dec 1, 2015

    Huge anxiety attack. Has been brewing

    for weeks. Nothing worse than being so tired and not being able to sleep. Can't shut off the thoughts even tho I've got things under control. That's the thing about being strong; nobody knows the storms you undergo. In silence, in private and you can't even put into words. My...
    diamondgirl07 diamondgirl07
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2014

    Well, I had, intact… I know what triggers

    them, and find a way to stop them really fast… They don't last as long as before… And I'm really glad ! That was really awful. So, I till have anxiety attacks sometimes… But I can control them… Well, most of them… When I'm not feeling down.
    AlaRubra AlaRubra
    18-21, T
    Mar 5, 2016

    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
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2013

    I have had anxiety attacks

    since high school. For afew years there was almost none and I was able to live normal life but after I gave birth my daughter two months ago the anxiety came back and I have had anxiety attacks every day. I'm tired of this constant feeling of anxiety so I went to see a doctor...
    chaffinch chaffinch
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    I don't know how to relax about everything.

    I'm scared about getting an illness that's going to ruin my life. I have hypochondria and for 2 weeks now I haven't had fun because I'm afraid of getting lupus that causes kidney failure. I start to shake and get nervous doing anything I don't know what to do
    Dealingwithhypochodria Dealingwithhypochodria
    22-25, F
    Jan 16, 2016

    I started getting these three weeks ago

    and so far I have had four or five of them. I went to the hospital last week and they did a EKG (If that's the right thing), I wasn't having a heart attack but an anxiety attack and bad heart burn so I have heart burn medication. One today and I thought it this time it was a...
    CaptainDragoness CaptainDragoness
    18-21, F
    Feb 12, 2016

    They have just recently started within the last

    few months. I think I may be going crazy. I am always so anxious for something when there is nothing...
    lizzie423 lizzie423
    22-25, F
    Mar 28, 2016

    I had one during lunch today at school.

    It was horrible and I had gotten up and ran from my table. This is the eighth time this year and it's really starting to worry me...It's like my disorders are taking over my life.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    I've recently started trying a new tact

    when dealing with my daily anxieties. Usually I would just try and distract myself with housework or books or tv or friends but lately it reaches inconsolable levels so damn quickly... I'm trying to address the feeling instead of ignore it. For instance, I've just moved back to...
    AnxiouslyAwaited AnxiouslyAwaited
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2016

    I went on the Ferris wheel in downtown Atlanta

    (no clue what the name is, sorry) and I had anxiety really bad. my stepbrother and stepdad were with me as well as my mom. I have a fear of elevators and have panic attacks when I'm in one and I can feel them moving. since the Ferris wheel was inclosed and it was at night it...
    sxvenfxld sxvenfxld
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2016

    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
    Jan 1, 2014

    I've been working as a dishwasher at a

    restaurant for about 6 or 7 months they asked me to come up on the line because they were going to be shorter guy so they need me to fill that space when he leaves I did it because I thought it would be an easy job working on the line it turns out it's not as easy as I thought...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    I have so much anxiety it stopped me from

    leaving my house, and being afraid of the outside world. I go to school, but I have anxiety in every class I take and I would skip lunch to go puke in the bathroom. It's come to the point I have to be home schooled ;-; r.i.p me!
    GalacticBeauty12 GalacticBeauty12
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2016

    So today I left my house

    for the sixth time in three months, today being the only time after 6am. I can honestly say, I never want to leave my house again... except I'm going away for the week in two days. Barely twenty minutes ino the shopping centre and I became very aggressive towards my sister, I...
    GrimMindControl GrimMindControl
    18-21, M
    Dec 21, 2015

    I also have had "anxiety"

    since I can remember... I don't quite know if its anxiety or what it could be , its more of a nervousness that hits me when I do something for the first time. I feel shy , but other people are usually shocked and they don't think I'm shy. I'm reserved and quiet at first meeting...
    namrats namrats
    31-35, F
    Oct 20, 2015

    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
    Feb 19, 2014
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    I suffer from hyperhidrosis

    and want to arrange a uk meetup for fellow sufferers. who would be interested?
    pbarn pbarn
    36-40, M
    Jan 22, 2016

    I don't suffer from anxiety disorder,

    but I do find sitting in public buildings such as bars and restaurants with my back to the main entrance extremely uncomfortable. To the point of becoming stressed. Similarly with bus or trains, I have to sit/ stand in a position where I have full view of the coach/ carriage.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 20, 2015

    My anxiety attacks are seriously the scariest

    thing that happens to me, they're usually different every time. Sometimes they start off where I can't get enough oxygen, (or it feels that way) and my chest stomach and chest starts to tingle, and I start to shake, or I get really mad, etc. I can't swallow, and I feel really...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2015

    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

    my whole life has changed.

    im glad I found this place
    granny76 granny76
    41-45, F
    Jun 21, 2015

    This is going to sound strange,

    but the only time that I have anxiety attacks is after I take a shower. I started to hyperventilate and have shortness of breath and feel faint. Three weeks ago, I went to the emergency ward, but when I saw a doctor there he said it was the strangest thing. I told him that I...
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    4 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    Having one I hate them especially

    when they're out of the blue about something you suddenly have answers to
    CosmicEvan CosmicEvan
    22-25, T
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015

    I don't know how to relax about everything.

    I'm scared about getting an illness that's going to ruin my life. I have hypochondria and for 2 weeks now I haven't had fun because I'm afraid of getting lupus that causes kidney failure. I start to shake and get nervous doing anything I don't know what to do
    Dealingwithhypochodria Dealingwithhypochodria
    22-25, F
    Jan 16, 2016

    Man do I ever! I think my world is caving in!

    I think everything is going to end- my job, my family! I think I don't exist except for my body! I just freak out. That's about once a month at 'ladies time'. But sometimes Someone triggers me and my mind freaks out I get rigid and avoid all people or get awkward if I'm with...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2015
    SadAllTheTime42 SadAllTheTime42
    46-50, F
    3 Responses May 27, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2014

    I witnessed a 4 year old having a panic attack

    this weekend. It made me so sad because I know how bad it is and how scary it is to lose control like that. And the poor kid was terrified because they didn't understand what was happening. Luckily one of the parents got them calmed down, but apparently it happens often :(
    Env06 Env06
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 7, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2014

    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
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2014
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