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I Have Anxiety Attacks

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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 22, 2015

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    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...
    iLove25 iLove25 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2015

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    I'm new to this but I really need help.

    It's when ever I'm alone , my mind starts to wonder off without me realizing then all of a sudden I'm hyperventilating and crying and shaking. My biggest fear is death and I already accept the fact it's going to happen but I fear that I'm going to personally forget myself and my...
    Nena000 Nena000 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2015

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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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    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

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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 Jan 1, 2014

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Aug 13, 2014

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    Destiel67 Destiel67 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    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 18-21, F Jan 16

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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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    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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    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 26-30 3 Responses Feb 11, 2015

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    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 13-15, F Dec 1, 2015

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    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 18-21, F Jan 16

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Jun 9, 2015

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    Rapid breathing, weakness,

    loss of balance, fear of everything. That's me. Superman, I'm not.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    THIS WILL REALLY HELP THOSE WHO HAVE ANXIETY:

    (I'm posting in the groups with people who have mental health issues, etc. Since I know this is really powerful and it is free.) Attention: free energy healing sessions given online by a man named Braco, www.braco.me. September 9-10, 2015 (times of sessions listed on the...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M Sep 9, 2015

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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2015

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    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.
    uberfuzz uberfuzz 22-25, M Dec 20, 2015

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    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 26-30, F Oct 20, 2015

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 11, 2015

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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 36-40, F 3 Responses May 7, 2014

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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 18-21, T 2 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    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 16-17, F Oct 13, 2015

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    my whole life has changed.

    im glad I found this place
    granny76 granny76 36-40, F Jun 21, 2015

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    I've been having them more often lately,

    I don't like it cause it leaves me feeling helpless and I hate feeling like that
    Zurea Zurea 26-30, T Sep 28, 2015

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    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

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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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    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...
    Sara600 Sara600 61-65, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

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    SadAllTheTime42 SadAllTheTime42 46-50, F 3 Responses May 27, 2015

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    I suffer from hyperhidrosis

    and want to arrange a uk meetup for fellow sufferers. who would be interested?
    pbarn pbarn 31-35, M Jan 22

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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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    It is mostly a social anxiety I have.

    I can't really tolerate being looked at more than a glance. If someone stares at me, I automatically assume the worst and find myself replaying every insult about my looks ever thrown my way. I am truly uncomfortable in my own skin and would change so many things about my looks...
    BeBeKitten BeBeKitten 31-35, F Jan 23

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    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

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    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

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    Having one I hate them especially

    when they're out of the blue about something you suddenly have answers to
    CosmicEvan CosmicEvan 18-21, T 2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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    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

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    It's like missing step on the stairs in the

    middle of the night, or when you wake from a dream that feels like your falling. The shudder of horror that ripples through your body as you open your eyes and realize that the problem hasn't gone away. Anxiety is a constant battle with yourself, fighting a war, guns ringing in...
    HyenaBlaster HyenaBlaster 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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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 22-25 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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    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

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    I wish I knew why....

    but i hate them.
    dewkissedrose dewkissedrose 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2014

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