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I Have Anxiety Attacks

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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 everyone. I'm new here.

    I joined looking for someone to talk to who may understand what I'm going through. I suffer from severe anxiety. Even in the brightest of situations all I can think about is doom. I haven't always been this way and I can't understand why I am now. I've seeked out...
    iroquois5413 iroquois5413 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I get so bad at times

    that I shake and vomit. Heck if I'm really stressed I sometimes go for almost a week without sleep. I know others have it worse off but it sucks. I'm currently about to put my two weeks in at my current job because I found another and I'm tired of this place. Thing is I'm not...
    shyguy38 shyguy38 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia

    ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get that uncontrollable urge to escape and feeling of dread! I would be screaming and kicking to be let out. But that's as far as it went. I only felt...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I nearly broke down at work today.

    I hid in the break room so that no one would see me cry. I wish I knew of a way to calm myself down before it happens... any suggestions?
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 Responses Jul 29

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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 medication for my anxiety. This is the craziest thing to deal with. I can't even take allergy medication because it makes me paranoid and my...
    TrustNobody TrustNobody 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    I had anxiety attack today I front of my

    boyfriend but he comforted me while I was it in and clammed me down tomorrow I get to see him
    Elisharocks12 Elisharocks12 13-15, F Jul 23

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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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    What to do? I have an old job

    as a waitress that is just not fun anymore. The new owner is not good and I'm not sure if he can turn it around. He's already done some not so good changes. But what if it gets better? I get a text this morning for a job, I will make less, but the thought of trying something new...
    amy03r amy03r 31-35, F Jul 14

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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 had to leave.
    xxbrokendownxx xxbrokendownxx 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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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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    What is Anxiexty attacks I'm not sure at all

    what it means ?? Please explain
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Idk why but ever since 6th grade I have been

    getting really bad anxiety attacks. I know it is the start of middle school but 6th grade was rough then 7th grade it was good other then this friend I have she has a brain disorder so it isn't her fault but she caused me a lot of stress now I am in 8th grade and I am scared I...
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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    Elisharocks12 Elisharocks12 13-15, F Jul 22

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    iamokaynow iamokaynow 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 3

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    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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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 one yesterday at school.

    I didn't know what to do, it was so terrible.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Had one at work today.

    Coworkers and patients could hear it. I'm so embarrassed.
    aftie aftie 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 17

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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 had one at school this morning.

    When I have them I cry and can barely breath. I also tend to scratch my skin until I bleed. I try not to but it very hard.
    EowynElf EowynElf 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    I have suffered with anxiety attacks

    since I was 8 years old! 1993 I was diagnosed with FMS/CFS I seemed to cope OK for a while but the anxiety crept back in over a few years along with OCD! Then my Dad passed away suddenly and I suffered full blown panic attacks, they got so bad I had a mental break and lost two...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 3 Responses Jul 30

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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 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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    You know you love him

    when a dream of him dying sends you into an anxiety attack...I woke up from a dream of my fiance dying this morning and it felt like there were iron bands clamped across my chest, drawing in a breath sounded like I was breathing through a straw, and I was shaking uncontrollably...
    MichiganGirl420 MichiganGirl420 18-21, F Jul 26

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    Happens pretty often,

    I get stressed to the point where I breakdown and cannot breath
    bteddy bteddy 16-17, F Jul 26

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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 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 go through stages of depression

    and anxiety.. However, my depression only lasts maybe? A couple weeks.. I have social anxiety.. I hate myself and I have a fear of people judging me., I have anxiety attacks every night.. Usually when I lay in bed and this is how it feels and it's so weird So.. You know...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    Has anyone else experienced noise anxiety?

    The only noise that causes me anxiety it the sound of rain. It first happened to me after a had my son. I woke up with my heart racing and realized that it was from the sound of the rain pouring down outside. I know it's strange and I couldn't figure out why, so I researched it...
    tamarah74 tamarah74 36-40, F Aug 24

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    I have a lot of anxiety right now.

    Next week I have to pass 2 exams in order to get my bachleor degree. If I dont pass the exams, I would have to pay 5 months of college tuition just in order to take them again. I cant affort it. I started studying like 3 weeks ago and I have a lot of knowledge right now. The...
    Maxiel Maxiel 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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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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    An unspeakable horror seized me.

    There was a darkness; then a dizzy, sickening sensation of sight that was not like seeing; I saw a Line that was no Line; Space that was not Space
    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M Aug 26

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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 computer.  I haven't eaten all day except for a cup of black coffee and some crackers.  I need to be on the computer to zone out and...
    ihateanxiety ihateanxiety 41-45 2 Responses Apr 7, 2011

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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 1 day ago

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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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    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 or just one or two of them: 1.  Mind races and I can't get it to calm down 2.  Heart races and I don't know why 3...
    QueenD QueenD 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2008

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    I have been through a lot lately

    and now the panic attacks I used to get are back. I have no one to talk to. I am so hurt. I can't believe she did that to our family. I am so freaking crushed. I don't know what to do now.
    ihatethisplanet ihatethisplanet 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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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 wish I knew why....

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

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    It started a few months ago.

    I told my parents I've only had one. But I've been having a lot. I just feel so stressed out and depressed. Nobody even understands.
    blakechapman21 blakechapman21 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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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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    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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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Aug 13

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    WomanlyQueen WomanlyQueen 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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