I Have Anxiety Problems

My Anxiety is Out of Control! 858 People

    People cause me to be anxious.

    They are largely unpredictable. Well, perhaps most people are nice and decent enough, but some are unpredictable. Although it is rare, some are violent and they may suddenly get angry or yell, or they may even try to physically harm you. Perhaps that is the cause of anxiety: the...
    astro00 astro00
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jun 2, 2015

    i hate this feeling..

    like i am hollow and empty but there is a monster sewed into my skin that is screaming and crying and squeezing my throat. i want to choke, throw up, or just feel nothing. now when i feel this way, all i want is to drown this evil monster in alcohol. alcohol will zap the...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27
    18-21, F
    Feb 18, 2015

    Nervous about my new schedule today

    for work... 11:30-6... I haven't worked that long of a time period in awhile. Used to working 4ish hours at least, but not 7.5 hours.. I'm so scared my anxiety will start up while I'm working :( It happened when I covered a night shift, even though I'd worked that morning 11-3...
    KimmyWhite920 KimmyWhite920
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    Help!

    I am a recovering addict. I self medicated due to severe anxiety and depression among other things. I also would load up prior to going out in public to ease anxiety. I loved concerts and shows but would flip out and have to leave if I wasn't high. So when I came into recovery, I...
    LiveloveJ LiveloveJ
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2013

    Over the years the thought of having sex with

    my husband causes me major anxiety. I know what you immediately conclude, that I don't love him or that I don't enjoy it. But honestly, it's neither. Our marriage is pretty lousy in general, and if you ask me it's because we no longer are emotionally close, barely friends. And...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

    me too the worst feeling ever!

    waking up in a panic is god awful
    mbbeck67 mbbeck67
    46-50, F
    Mar 28

    Slowly I am dealing with my problems.

    I'm learning to just feel things and understand that feelings aren't real. I am not my problems. I am not my past. As strange as that sounds. Actions are not the only thing a person is. People tend to forget that. Why people do things should also be considered. So I should...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable
    22-25, F
    Jan 12, 2014

    I have this reoccurring delusion

    that people aren't speaking English, I know it sounds crazy but for some reason it tends to bother me and I begin to believe it. Basically my worry is that outside of me there is some force translates or manipulates what I am seeing, hearing, etc. I don't know how to stop having...
    Loganh1216 Loganh1216
    13-15, M
    1 Response Mar 30

    I have missed so many opportunities in my life

    from having anxiety. Not going to parties.. Saying no to hanging out with new friends.. Etc.. I'm always afraid what people are saying about me or if I'm bothering people - even just by my presence. I wish I could just get over it but it's an every day struggle
    loneGmusic3 loneGmusic3
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2014

    That I do and it's highly genetic.

    My main current anxiety issue is OCD
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2015

    Does anyone else have like this feeling deep in

    your stomach where you just don't feel comfortable? Like you just start feeling sad and want to cry but not about anything specific? It's like my entire body gets upset and unnerved all the way to the core. Almost like you're longing for something, but don't know what? I have...
    FindingKiaraJ FindingKiaraJ
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2015

    I've had anxiety issues

    since I was young. I remember at least by 5 yrs old I was showing signs. I'm nervous how much anxiety I will build up when my boyfriend leaves to be stationed across the country in N Carolina. I don't want to feel at my worst. My worst has almost ended my life many times. I...
    KaleJay KaleJay
    26-30, F
    Jan 9, 2015

    I worry about everything.

    It gets to the point where I worry so much that I panic. I am on medication for this, but I know without it I would be a nervous wreck.
    LokiofSassgard LokiofSassgard
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2013

    Ever since some things have gone down with my

    family, I've had anxiety issues. It wasn't very noticeable at first, in fact, when it first started, I didn't even know what anxiety was. I knew what it was but not REALLY. I began to talk to my dad about this weird pain in my chest. Not pain. It felt like bricks were inside...
    HaloTheNevermind HaloTheNevermind
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    Ever since I was a kid,

    I always worry about this and that and things that are way in the future! My mum just reckon I'm the over worrying type and would gradually grow out of it! I agree with my mum back then but as I grew older things became a lot worse! I remember the night after my boss told me...
    Wynee Wynee
    36-40, F
    Sep 21, 2015

    ok so Im 13 and i have these bad anxiety

    problems to stop it i pull my hair out and I can't help it so message or respond to me some thing that u might think tht will help. me
    mags85312 mags85312
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2014

    I was in pe on Monday

    and I always feel really awkward in pe because I'm limited to what I can do due to disability and I don't do much because I get laughed at fake how I walked and this *** hole kept telling me to get my finger out and participate and he kept bullyin me and can pe be banned plz il...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2015

    Can someone please give me advice.

    I have horrible anxiety when it comes to meeting new people. Next weekend my boyfriend of 4 months wants me to meet his grandparents, sisters, nieces, brother in laws, etc. He has a huge family and they all are excited to meet me. I met his mom and three friends of his and that...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 29

    Years of such emotion abuse resulting in me not

    even being able to celebrate my own birthday. Add 3 of my pets dying on or a day or two around my birthday in the last 5 years. pets that I had for over half my life too.Long story short, what is breaking me down is 3 years ago, I watched my cat die in my arms, I had had him...
    ellequence ellequence
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2014

    I get anxious over so many things

    and my parents don't understand that it's not just me not being independent or me not doing something because I don't want to do it. I get so anxious sometimes and I don't know if I have an actual disorder or what and I'm too scared to say something because people will hate me...
    Ilovelarry8 Ilovelarry8
    26-30, T
    Jul 15, 2015

    I get them in my sleep

    and I also have social anxiety and I when I meet people I stutter a lot and I can't look at people in the face it just feels like there judging me
    cleodaclark cleodaclark
    16-17, F
    Sep 22, 2015

    It's not super bad but sometimes

    when I'm worried or scared I'll bite at the skin around my nails. I've broken the skin before and now my fingers are covered in scars. They're kind of weird shaped too because of me biting indents into them when I'm really scared or worried. Let's just say I carry band aids in...
    MaximumAri MaximumAri
    13-15, F
    Jan 26, 2015

    I like the title of this group

    because it fits me. I don't know if I have clinical anxiety, as I haven't gotten it checked in 8 years, but sometimes I get symptoms of anxiety. Usually I'm a fairly confident person. It used to be a struggle for me, as it was for everyone, but the "fake it till you make it...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 7, 2015

    My family's taxes won't be completed in time

    for me to qualify for FASFA (spring-term)For some reason I can't attend classesMissing the busI realized my average GED score was "666" and I freaked outAfraid that people don't like meAfraid that I'm being annoyingAfraid my voice sounds obnoxiousI'm losing my ability to spell...
    maezombiie maezombiie
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

    well I'm seeing the doctor this Saturday to

    discuss my anxiety I've been having and how its affecting me. I'm having anxiety just thinking about it I get so nervous around doctors. I always feel like I'm getting judged by them. I know they're just doing their job and trying to help but its just the way I think.
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    so, i have problems with Anxiety.

    and right now, it's a problem. I hate having Anxiety, specially now that it has gotten worse but not frequent. Today[12-15-2014] I got medication for my anxiety. I have a more generalized type so it's not often enough to disrupt anything. but the severity of each attack...
    StopxLaughingxSammy StopxLaughingxSammy
    26-30
    Dec 16, 2014

    I Have Anxiety And It's Ruining My Life.

    I cannot leave my house, i cannot hang out with friends, i cannot work, cannot attend school and cannot try anything new or risky because: I have anxiety. It's completely ruined my life. I have anxiety all day, everyday. i have a complete feeling a dread 24 hours a day...
    Ztraceny Ztraceny
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2011

    It crazy, ima at that point where,

    I can be siting there acting normal, but on the inside my soul is having a damn seizure, and my heart will explode. And nobody around would know.
    natethecreator natethecreator
    18-21, M
    Jan 1, 2015

    I get these weird panic attacks.

    they aren't like ones most people get though. I think I'm going to go see a counciller about it cause I would like to understand it a bit better.
    elenisofiia elenisofiia
    13-15, F
    Mar 25

    I have a presentation

    for class today. The classroom is small and filled with 40 people. All my life I have struggled with giving speeches. Part of me just wants to skip.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    Hello Anxiety, Welcome To My World.

    Anxiety wasn't always a problem in my life. I was generally known as someone who could keep their crap together fairly well. I achieved good grades, was a well behaved kid, so on, so on. Usually people don't suspect someone like that to be so anxious inside that it's slowly...
    Elizaknows Elizaknows
    18-21, F
    Oct 6, 2013

    Since I started college I've been dealing with

    a lot of anxiety that I haven't had to handle before. When I am faced with a problem or something out of my control I completely break down and give up. I feel as though nothing I do is good enough and can't find it in me to even force myself to go to class lately. I'm going to...
    MyDaddysSpecialGirl MyDaddysSpecialGirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    I think i may have anxiety.

    I try telling my mum why i cry most nights and why I hide from people. I try to tell her what's bothering me but it ends out to be an argument. Everything in this house ends up in some kind of argument. I'm pretty sick of it. I get hardly any sleep, I have negetive thinking...
    Froz3nInTime Froz3nInTime
    16-17, F
    Oct 22, 2014

    Does anyone else have anxiety

    so bad that when they have to have dinner with someone new they can't even eat? This is the worst for me,something hard to explain. I also get nervous meeting new people that I become physically sick afterward. I have horrible stomach issues because of it. I want my boyfriend to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 15

    You know that feeling you get

    when you play hide and seek and you're hiding? That anticipation. Usually excited anticipation, sometimes with a bit of nervousness because u don't want to get found. That's what anxiety attacks are like. Except you're hiding from a serial killer. So it's not really excitement...
    DJSoundHoff DJSoundHoff
    18-21, F
    Jul 21, 2015
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx
    26-30, F
    Apr 4, 2014

    I feel anxious very often.

    I always feel like people know my insecurities, and know what I'm thinking, and I peel the skin off my lips when I have something on my mind. I feel like I could possibly have an anxiety disorder. I feel like I should tell my mom but I'm not sure if this is all in my head or not...
    Anon1238 Anon1238
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    There's honestly not many days

    that go by where I don't have one or more panic attacks anymore.. It just plain sucks. I have finally started to see a therapist but haven't seen results yet. I have Xanax to take as needed, but I try not to take it unless I'm in dire need. I've tried breathing, yoga, exercise...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13
    22-25
    1 Response Jan 21, 2014

    My Anxiety Has Taken Me Over

    My mother always used to joke when I was a kid about how I never worried about anything and how I'd never get an ulcer. I wish that never changed. I remember my first anxiety attack, I was 20 and a junior in college. I had just lost my viriginty and thought I was pregnant. My...
    lizziee23 lizziee23
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2009

    Is there anybody who has dealt with big anxiety

    before and knows how to get rid of it or any techniques that would help me deal with it? My anxiety acts up when I have to go to the grocery store!! It's ridiculous!! I don't know what I'm so anxious about! (Deep breathing does not work) Any tips or advice? Please!!
    brybommie brybommie
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    The disorientation, the grieving,

    the aches and pains, the thoughts, this life. It's hard anxiety is destroying me making me a mere shadow of what I used to be in the long run is it really worth it
    Yeayea19 Yeayea19
    18-21, M
    Jan 25, 2014

    I am slowly getting better at handling my daily

    anxiety! I have so much faith in myself and I am doing my best in all aspects. Trying to take care of myself the best I can, while living my busy life! Anyone have good tips on relieving their anxiety? I have found deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga poses...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13
    22-25
    Jan 23, 2014

    last night i took a huge panic attack

    and i was so scared. it's never been that bad and i didn't know how to cope with it. i felt like i was suffocating and i couldn't move my legs, it lasted for 27 minutes. i asked my friend what i should do and she said breathe... like seriously? anyway, i was wondering what are...
    alltimeaddie alltimeaddie
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2015
    TheGreanBean TheGreanBean
    36-40, F
    Sep 29, 2015

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