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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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    I struggle with Anxiety when it comes to riding and driving a car and fear of being on the freeway. My mom drives me to my appointments and helps me a lot. She is my hero!
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 15

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    I'm having all types of anxiety and it's making life a bit difficult. First, I have anxiety over my two month old. It's hard to sleep or even leave the room. I'm so paranoid...
    catatonically catatonically 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I have anxiety about anxiety. Ugh, it's so annoying! It's a weird concept that panic attacks have become so frequent that I start wondering why people make big deals when they have...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F Aug 6

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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...
    tamarah74 tamarah74 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I love my family, but being a part of a big family is very stressful, and was a BIG cause of all my anxiety when I lived at home. There's endless work and chores to be done...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I think I might have anxiety How can you get it?
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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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 2 days ago

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    Why is it people say your giving the anxiety to yourself. Heck i wouldnt do that. Right im having anxiety right now. Its like i think too much. My brain wont shut off. Im trying to...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Help me! I'm feeling like I'm about to die and I'm having the worst anxiety attack!!
    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I wake up with bad anxiety n im so sick of it i wish i could talk to another female with the same issues so we can work threw it all girls all welcome to txt me 803-800-2241. No...
    barbiebella barbiebella 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    I wake up with bad anxiety n im so sick of it i wish i could talk to another female with the same issues so we can work threw it all girls all welcome to txt me 803-800-2241. No...
    barbiebella barbiebella 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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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...
    strawberry99 strawberry99 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I have to take meds for it. It's pretty bad, I hate being in areas with a lot of people. When a lot of people are talking at once it gives me really bad anxiety...I hate it. Most...
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    when i was 8 years old i was diagnosed with anxiety and put on fluoxetine aka prozac. i would freak out about storms that were coming towards where i live a week before it was...
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I have suffered with and lived with anxiety which i think stems from being verbally bullied at school, and when younger i was encouraged to be the quiet shy girl. I left school and...
    anxiety1sufferer anxiety1sufferer 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 3 Responses Jul 30

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    Honestly thinking that I need to be on anti anxiety meds. I'm kinda scared though because when my dad took lorazepam aka Ativan, he was all loopy and now even with the dose cut in...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    So this is going to be a TMI post. So if you care read on but be warned I'm about to share an issue I've had for about a year and four months now. I used to work at a Transport...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    okay so I have been diagnosed with anxiety and just lately I've been having terrible anxiety attacks. I've always had them but they've been getting even worse and harder to control...
    sademptynothing sademptynothing 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm 25 years old, and I've struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember. Things got particularly bad when I was 11. Due to my mother's alcoholism and other stressors, my...
    kthomas202 kthomas202 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Anxiety ruined my life. I can't have a full satisfying breath. Breathing is a daily struggle. But it's getting slowly better thanks to chamomile tea. Chamomile tea relaxes me and...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I am from a very small town and have always been shy. When I was 16 I met this guy. We dated on and off for 4 years. He was mentally and physically abusive. That is what brought me...
    Calicogirl20 Calicogirl20 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have had anxiety for years and years and I am good at hiding it from people. I don't have problems talking to people or anything like that but I get way too stressed out over...
    Dovesery Dovesery 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Tries to do things: becomes overridden with anxiety Doesn’t do things: becomes overridden with anxiety i can't win :(
    UltimateDespair UltimateDespair 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    Ever since i was small, I've had anxiety. Im 43 now and still having anxiety. I was doing good. But the last couple of weeks its been hitting me big time. Im trying everything...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Although my anxiety is mostly under control, I do experience levels of high anxiety especially with money. I'm not starving or anything, but just thinking about what could happen...
    fairyfantastic fairyfantastic 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    i literally can not sleep right now bc my anxiety level is sky high rn. I am so done with anxiety
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I had the worst day yesterday. I had went out with my sister and her family. There were too many people and way too loud. I had a panic attack. I felt like i was going to die. My...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    My anxiety is only getting worse the older I get..not better. And just when I think I'm at least dealing with it more efficiently, I take 2 huge steps backwards. Really getting...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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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...
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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...
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    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I was sleeping for maybe 45 mins before I woke up suddenly with anxiety--borderline panic.. Sometimes I can have a few drinks and be fine and am able to sleep. But then there are...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    My anxiety started after all the bad things ended... I 've been through a mildly traumatic experience recently, and while i was supposed to keep it together I did. I slept when I...
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    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have extreme anxiety about my job and my entire financial future in general. I worry about how I'm ever going to find a job when I don't have references and I get so nervous...
    aj2456 aj2456 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    Social anxiety has ruined my life. If you have this problem you could imagine my feels right now, what makes it worse it that it's accompanied by blushing. My whole face will just...
    dassays dassays 22-25, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    My anxiety affects everything, even dreams. I had a dream I was lifeguarding at work as usual and pulled a small child out of the water who was gray from not breathing. I figure I...
    guardian96 guardian96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    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...
    loneGmusic3 loneGmusic3 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Living with my family is hard. Everyone fights about money. Not all of us gets along. Which make things worse. I try and stay out of the fights since i dont work. But i do things...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 5

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    So over the past two weeks I've been experiencing what I think are symptoms of a panic attack. I've had shortness of breathe, feeling of a lump in my throat, trembling, trembling...
    kico4 kico4 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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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...
    iroquois5413 iroquois5413 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 7