I Have Anxiety Disorder

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    My life has been a recurring circle of high

    point after downfall after high point after downfall. All coming back to (at least so I think) my anxiety. Things start getting great and then my anxiety goes and screws it all up. For example, I recently moved to San Francisco to restart my life and get away from all the...
    SweetSerendipity14 SweetSerendipity14
    22-25, F
    Dec 15, 2014

    Sorry, I Need To Rant

    I feel like everyone knows I have issues with anxiety and they find it necessary to point it out. Or better yet, they, who have never dealt with anxiety disorder a day in their lives, try to tell me how I should be handling it... Um no. You don't understand. You don't know I'm...
    SweetSerendipity14 SweetSerendipity14
    22-25, F
    Oct 27, 2013
    whenitsoveritsover whenitsoveritsover
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 29, 2014

    Here is what triggers my symptom: Being lonely

    What's going to happen the next day The unknown I get stressed out for no reason sometimes Death And school stuff like grades Most of the time i think of these things randomly, for no reason it runs through my family
    kbforlife kbforlife
    16-17, F
    May 17, 2015


    I've had varying problems with anxiety since I was at least ten, often being more nervous than was average, but it got worse as I got older.  In middle school, news stories related to war, natural disasters, and impending end of  the world scenarios (this was pre-y2k...
    KamatariSeta KamatariSeta
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 7, 2010
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 16, 2014

    Depersonalization Sucks.

     Since I've had it, it's been a living hell. What's reality and what's not? I've been saying that to myself for almost a year, my medicine is helping a lot, but I seem to find myself forgetting what reality looks like. It's upsetting to hear myself (or see myself) say...
    MuffyStJacques MuffyStJacques
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2008

    Social Anxiety

    I have social anxiety disorder., the thought of social situations send me into a coughing almost choking episode. I hate it. It's something I lived with so long, I'm trying to overcome it, having little to no success.
    sh3lbyann3 sh3lbyann3
    36-40, F
    Jan 19, 2013

    Anxiety That Will Not End

    When I thought my anxiety was bad enough, here comes winter. When it gets dark outside I get more anxious and this being too cold outside to do anything doesn't help a thing not to mention the getting dark so early. I used to only get anxious around people, the last few months I...
    1woody 1woody
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jan 6, 2012


    I used to be painfully shy, never speaking a word, unless spoken to. Then when I lost my best friend, due to me being home schooled, things got even worse. I have been completely friendless for 6 years. I rarely leave the house, unless its to go to college twice a week. I...
    justlana justlana
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2013

    This Thing Called Anxiety

    I've had anxiety since I was a kid. I found that no medicine they put in me would really help and what had to change was I have to make sure that I have goals and can keep myself busy. I've had one mental/emotional breakdown in my life and I am not going back there again...
    SzabadeletSzabadmadar SzabadeletSzabadmadar
    26-30, F
    Aug 1, 2009
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