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I Have Anxiety When It Comes To Driving And The Public

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    For as long as i could remember, i have suffered from extreme anxiety, although i have not been formally diagnosed by a doctor. While all of my friends were getting their driver's permits and eventually licenses, i was sitting at home all day or going to only places within...
    FearfulandFree FearfulandFree 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2012

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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...
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    I was going to write something here, but I'm so worried that people will be like, "You don't have anxiety, you just blah blah blah..." ._. I mean, I haven't been to a doctor about...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    My parents got divorced when I was 7, but they argued and fought often before that. My parents have always caused drama in my life and I believe that is the reason I have anxiety...
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have anxiety around most females but i can sill function but around girls i find attractive/like forget about it i can barely function. I hate it soo much
    CuddlesNSnuggles CuddlesNSnuggles 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I'm thinking after my Mom passed away, my anxiety got worse, but truthfully I'm not sure. It's especially hard when I'm alone. I guess I get nervous because I think that people...
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    Last January, I was the new kid at school but by some miracle I got invited to a girl's sweet 16. Later at the party, they all wanted to go to Wendy's and grab something to eat. I...
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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    sweetie8403 sweetie8403 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    liajip liajip 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    It's scary And for the most part i feel alone I hate it! It comes from nowhere and just ruins a whole day No matter where I go it's there At times i forget I have it but when...
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    I have lived with anxiety for longer than I can honestly remember, I am fine around people that I know and enjoy company with, but when it is someone I hardly know at all, I begin...
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