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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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    so I saw my doctor today. I wanted to talk to her about my anxiety and how bad it gets, along with my panic attacks. I have been having a lot of trouble breathing, and I just...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    anxiety is an over production of adrenaline. your body is ready to run the hell away and seek shelter from all the stress. it's a fact that you can't have an anxiety attack while...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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    I have anxiety, it was worse when I was a child and growing up was extremely hard however now I don't know if it is anxiety or Bipolar disorder basically I get Paranoia when am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I have anxiety too. suffer from depression and take meds for it. smh
    jenniebaez1992 jenniebaez1992 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    I too struggle with anxiety, mainly it's just being paranoid about what tomorrow will bring. I just fear the unknown. Some people mask their feelings with alcohol or drugs, I just...
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Tonight I have a lot of anxiety and I can't sleep, so I figured why not write? I'm sure that everyone has anxiety, but everyone processes it differently. Anxiety can be crippling...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Pretty sure my chest pain is due to my anxiety and my mom sent me to my room to calm down because I was driving her crazy. She doesn't understand that I can't help it and can't...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 8

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    Anxiety ******* sucks! I'm currently having an anxiety attack, and I don't even know why! Usually I am able to understand the reasoning of why I am getting an anxiety attack, but...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I always ALWAYS shake when I get a chance to speak publicly, I just try to control myself, I don't even think of anything I just hate to be seen in a bad shape, my voice shakes, my...
    boom991 boom991 16-17, M a week ago

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    Things people with anxiety hate hearing... 1. Being told we’re being stupid or that it’s all in our heads. But it’s OK for you to complain of a headache, or to seek...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    And it's gotten bad. It didn't really start until about a year and a half ago. I've dealt with depression since 2008 and always heard that anxiety and depression are often present...
    Surilian Surilian 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Oh god. I have only been on my medication not even 2 days yet and it's already driving me insane. It's giving me these really sore headaches that will not go away. They also make...
    lc543 lc543 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I’ve been meditating for 3 years and have significantly reduced my anxiety. If you’ve always heard meditation could help but never really took the plunge, this is for you. My...
    TheMeditatingCat TheMeditatingCat 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    It seems like phrasing anxiety as a constant struggle just doesn't do it enough justice. Anxiety is a monster. A cold hearted, controlling monster. Everyday you wake up unsure of...
    jerz653 jerz653 26-30, M 7 Responses Jan 12

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    So I started school today again after 2 weeks off for winter break. I could feel my anxiety starting up even before I left my house this morning but I knew what this week is...
    sadly203 sadly203 18-21 Jan 5

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    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...
    KaleJay KaleJay 26-30, F Jan 9

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    I used to think it was normal, a part of EVERYBODYS lives. until it started interfering with mine. I was constantly switching moods and getting angry, even road rage over a...
    HisLove2010 HisLove2010 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    PLEASE ADVISE!!!!! My boyfriend, I love him to bits, but he is constantly muttering about something. Its a constant stream of conciousness about whatever is on his mind. I do talk...
    septemberiscoming septemberiscoming 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    So i finally did it! I finally went and spoke to my doctor. In the waiting room I was so nervous I actually felt like I was going to pass out. When I got in to the room I burst out...
    lc543 lc543 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    As someone who has diminished anxiety's power over life, I can honestly preach that meds are NOT the only way to take control back. I believe that anxiety is here to teach us about...
    dafunkofamadhatter dafunkofamadhatter 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I've recently found another trigger to my anxiety : Spending money. It usually only hits me if I spend it on something I'm iffy about or I'm gambling and lose. (Excluding bets...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Since my anxiety and stress is so high, and my panic attacks have gotten worse, I'm probably going to be seeing both a psychologist and a psychiatrist.. since psychiatrists are the...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    here is a link - this is a list of over 100 anxiety symptoms we COULD have during an attack. I have had several. http://www.anxietyzone.com/index.php?topic=17050.0 and people...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I have a lot of stress and anxiety. is it wrong to hate my bf for it? since it all started when we broke up and I found a lot of dirt on him. yes we got back together and I thought...
    anadesan anadesan 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My anxiety attacks are coming back. Probably coming back even worse. Today when I had to check my grades I was shaking the whole time and crying. My fear of death is also back and...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I am away from my significant other I find my anxiety is worse..I feel so alone..sometimes I don't trust her either and I wonder if this will ever change?? I used to be so...
    lezsprinkles lezsprinkles 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    It's New Year's Eve tomorrow, my dad is trying to get me to make plans to hang out with my step sister (of the same age) and her friends because I know them all, he doesn't seem to...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Just 2 days ago, I broke down. Practicing for a speech assignment, I freaked out over the stress. My father didn't believe that I was stressed out. Said means things about me...
    hengyeeeee hengyeeeee 18-21 5 days ago

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    That sensation when you feel like the world opened up a hole beneath you and you helplessly fall through. That feeling when your heart starts beating uncontrollably and your...
    SleepyGamer SleepyGamer 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I didn't know anxiety was strong enough until i started having anxiety
    lifesuxz lifesuxz 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It sucks majorly. I hate it most when people call me shy. No shy is considered cute like when you are a little nervous about meeting the new kid on a date. Anxiety is completely...
    HolographicJack HolographicJack 13-15, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have been thinking to much. Findings a new job, school, family, finances...it is getting my mind into trouble. I have slept but when I wake I feel as if I have just fallen asleep...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I have such a bad case of anxiety that it makes me very paranoid. Mental illness runs in my family. I had a manic episode at work 2007, landed me in the psychiatric ward for 19...
    poorgirlpoorgirl poorgirlpoorgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Having anxiety is like being on an elevator that is plunging downward at full speed. You cannot control it, have no idea when it will stop, and you are trapped inside.
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    people say "anxiety is no big deal." "it's all inside of your head". "you can stop it at any point" oh yeah? How is this all inside of my head? and if it is, how do I get it to...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 8

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    I began having uncontrollable anxiety attacks after starting high school, my first really bad one my freshman year. When they happen I cry so much I can't breathe and I can't...
    nighttimemytime nighttimemytime 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I hate when you can feel an attack coming and there isn't anything you can do to stop it. That tightness in your chest just makes you freak more 😭 I hate anxiety
    Jg5432 Jg5432 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I have really bad anxiety. I'm sure it makes my life boring (as other people have told me) yet I don't want to do the things that give me anxiety because I feel content without...
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    It's so bad sometimes. Even when I am in my own house amd I know people other then my roommates are here.. even if I am friends with them too. :/ I grew up with people in my house...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have been having some anxiety issues lately. Two years ago I tore the cartilage in my knee and ended up needing surgery and later physio. I went back to work again after getting...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Having anxiety attack right now
    cutemonkey cutemonkey 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    I have had anxiety for three years and I'm 27. I want to give up. I used to live in vegas in my own condo. now I sit at my patents house all day. I can't go to school like I wanted...
    skyhallow0203 skyhallow0203 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Ok I'm taking Klonopin to control to my anxiety, but lately I've been gaining weight. Can someone tell me how can I lose weight without exercising? Is not that I don't want to...
    couragearie couragearie 22-25, F Jan 3

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    It's so bad. Between my muscle problems, and anxiety, I have a lot of trouble eating and breathing. I just really wish I had a friend or family member that lived close enough and...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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