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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 have anxiety when I'm in a huge crowd of people I do not know or when I am in a small building/room with a lot of people in it. Tonight we were at a small restaurant, there was a...
    BandGeek741 BandGeek741 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 Aug 24

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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 a week ago

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    I want to describe my first anxiety attack. I was a freshman I'm highschool and I was in the school library, but to my surprise and joy it was only one other person in there...
    TheRouge TheRouge 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs 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...
    ibelovinhimnher ibelovinhimnher 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Another year of University starts... Time to start the slide down the never-ending rainbow of anxiety.
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 1 Response 10 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 a week 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 1 Response 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 Aug 22

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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 a week ago

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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 Aug 23

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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...
    missunfortunatesoul missunfortunatesoul 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 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 2 Responses 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...
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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...
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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 a week 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 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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...
    1Lostcause 1Lostcause 16-17, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Im picking my nephew up from school right now. I feel shaky. I feel the anxiety starting to rise. Im trying to fight it. God i hate this so much. I wish i could just rid of it. I...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 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 :(
    Synthesissong Synthesissong 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 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 6 days ago

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    My anxiety eats at me from the inside stopping me experiencing life. But I always do my best to be kind and honest and respectful to others. Even if they don't understand anxiety.
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    LemonFairy LemonFairy 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    My anxiety has been kicking my butt. And it always has to do with family fights. I cant leave cause i dont work. Well i do take care of my parents. But the fights are always about...
    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...
    rarariri rarariri 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Do any of you take Ativan (Lorazepam) for sleep? I have taken Ambien and Trazodone in the past, and started Ambien again three weeks ago but it isn't helping. When I occasionally...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    Right now I have to try and smile to get through each day. My anxiety is at an all time high and I can't deal with anything anymore. Everything sets me off and makes me want to...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. It's has been 4 years now. I can proudly say that I'm getting better. 2 years ago I could barely make it outside of my house but now I...
    NanaH2014 NanaH2014 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have crazy anxiety. I worry about everything. I don't have many anxiety attacks but still. Everything. I also have a fear of abandonment and rejection.
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