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I Have Anxiety

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    My once beautiful soul is rotting

    and turning into something i hate
    Unheardemptyscreams Unheardemptyscreams 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    My husband and I are planning a big move in a

    couple of months. He's joining the army so I'll have to do most of it by myself. He doesn't feel anxious about it but I'm very nervous. I hope I can push this anxiety out of my system with positive thoughts and stronger thoughts of security.
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm always sacred now.

    ..I don't want to go home, or to school, I want to be alone, and I wish I could make it stop. It's so hard to stay strong, when I feel so weak all the time...
    imsinkinkimg imsinkinkimg 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs 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 strength drains from your body like air from a balloon. The feeling of your stomach churning and rolling around like a lifeboat in the middle of a...
    SleepyGamer SleepyGamer 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Planning a wedding is seriously some of the

    most anxiety inducing **** ever. I love my husband to death, but I really wish he could have been happy with the small ceremony we had on Halloween instead needing to have a big wedding. What makes it really frustrating is he's the one who wants the wedding, but barely helps...
    MichiganGirl420 MichiganGirl420 18-21, F 1 Response 24 mins ago

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    I hate anxiety. I hate

    when people say stupid things like "you'll be fine". They have no idea. I often wake up to my heart beating do fast that it scares the crap out of me. I can't walk around crowds of people (small or large) without my head down. I instantly think they're judging me. I worry to...
    quinny1 quinny1 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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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 wanted to get it checked out so I can rule out other things like asthma and allergies. Just as I thought, my lungs are clear, so...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    i havent selfharmed, smoked,

    starved, or gotten high for a while now... and i thought that i was doing fine, but im really not. my head is a mess, i dont even get my feelings, idk
    KatherineSnow KatherineSnow 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I will be going to the doctors tomorrow around

    5 o'clock. I'm so scared but I want it to be over with. I'm hopeful for a diagnosis and some help because I hate feeling this way! ):
    lc543 lc543 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have really bad anxiety.

    I've started medicine but I don't know if it's working
    br1ttanymarie br1ttanymarie 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    suchi715 suchi715 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Officially on anxiety meds due to my anxiety

    attack that about made me pass out in class today.....I'm praying that they help me....
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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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 me feel sick, wide awake at night, drowsy and weak. Hopefully my body gets used to them soon!
    lc543 lc543 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wish I wasn't socially handicapped lol.

    My friend called and there was anther guy on the phone who I guess wanted to be set up with me, and I had nothing to talk about so I was pretty much silent the whole time, and then when I wanted to say something I couldn't bring myself to actually talk. Wtf is wrong with me lol...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 8 Responses 3 days 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 sympathy from others when you suffer from the flu or a stomach virus? Just because my illness is mental, doesn't make it any less valid or real...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I'm so sick of having anxiety.

    Not only is it annoying to feel sick from being anxious, but it makes it so difficult to keep a job. I'm so done with feeling like crap constantly from it. I'm sick of letting it affect me in numerous ways. I just want to be okay. I really don't think that's too much to ask...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 17 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    It's really bad tonight.

    My job is lonely as hell and I don't like I lately. Plus I'm creeped out tonight. I keep freaking out.
    justthatxxxguy justthatxxxguy 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Finally went to see a psychologist yesterday.

    It went a lot better than I expected. He was easy to talk to after the first 15mins of awkwardness. He prescribed me some meds and I started them last night. I hope after a few weeks, I'll start feeling myself again. I can't handle this anxiety by myself anymore.
    winter9 winter9 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I deal with depression

    and anxiety on a daily basis. here lately I've had the kind of anxiety that just builds and sits in the pit of my stomach. like waiting for the next shoe to drop. fear of impending doom. wish this feeling would pass already. I'm logical enough to know what it is, but sometimes...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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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 you hold your breath therefore if you breathe through your nose really deep hold it for as long as you can and exhale slowly your heart rate will...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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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 crying. I felt so pathetic but I couldn't hold it in anymore. I explained how I felt and my symptoms and he asked me questions and...
    lc543 lc543 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ever get afraid that your friends

    and significant other actually don't like you? :/
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 11 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I am starting this new thing called 'life of

    hope' which is where people can talk to me about thier problems confidently, and basically I give advice. I want to do this because I want to make a difference and change how people feel, well try anyway... So I'm starting my work on here.. So start messaging me!
    lifeofhope lifeofhope 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I just started citalopram

    for anxiety / depression. anyone else on here take it or have bad side effects or any side effects?
    Kileighco Kileighco 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Oh god... I am so scared,

    can't I just go back home and hide for the rest on my life?
    Scaredmonster Scaredmonster 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just started medication lexapro

    and Xanax First few days were hard . This was my last option. I was in a lot of pain and couldn't hide it anymore.
    snowmoon123 snowmoon123 31-35, F 16 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    sarahbear420 sarahbear420 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Locked Away I open my mouth

    and words fall out.. a jumbled alphabetic chaos that only few can sift thru to fully understand. The letters from my words strung out in front of him like a jigsaw puzzle waiting impatiently to be solved. My skin feels bare, scaly and freezing cold. Vulnerability has never been...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 17 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    You can’t explain to someone how it feels to

    have everything ripped away from you in a second of panic, to feel completely absent and unsure of everything. To feel as if you’re in another world, completely detached from everyday life. You can’t explain how it feels to have every singe thought twist its way around in...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Like... I stress about stress

    before there's even any stress to stress about...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 11 Responses Jan 1

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    I feel like nobody understands how hard it is!

    ! I get scared to go out and everyone always says 'you never go out. Your the most boring 19 year old ever' :(
    laurg123 laurg123 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    woke up this morning

    and the first thing on my mind was bills and stress and what's going to get paid and what's not. and what I don't have compared to those around me (case of the wants)... Logic: I should be grateful for what I have and I'm not starving and it will get better. Emotions: it's a...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 1

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    Anxiety: the curse of knowing the truth about

    others' unspoken thoughts and actions/non-actions.
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    I'm convinced that I'm not allowed to feel sad

    because I'm lonely - my best friend is happy and I should be happy for him, but instead I'm sitting here, wallowing in self pity because I am so unnecessary.
    snitchwings snitchwings 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I hate being anxious around my boyfriend.

    Last night I was fine but now that he's gonna wake up soon I'm nervous as hell.
    TheTenaciousPirate TheTenaciousPirate 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My sister in law just told me

    that my anxiety is aggravating to her. You think it's not aggravating to me? I have to live with it, day in and day out. Put yourself in my shoes for a while. Maybe you'll understand. I can't even go to the grocery store with panicking. I can't be in social situations without...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Over nothing of course.

    There is a sense in which I enjoy being alone. I can't stand prolonged hours of television and mindless banter. I just wish to be alone to develop myself, collect all the needs I have on my own and only when necessary ask for those needs from others. I hate people. I am quite...
    eccentricpython eccentricpython 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate that my anxiety has taken over my life.

    I want to live without feeling panicked all the time. It's been really bad today. I want to scream but I feel like I can't breathe. I want my life back.
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    I have experienced the wrath of anxiety

    for many years, and I abhor it. I wish I knew why anxiety that can freeze someone, squash them, and feel like they are in a place that will keep them like a prisoner, exists. There have been so many times I've calmed down due to my higher thinking overriding an irrational...
    joydream joydream 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    Parties are the worst especially

    if your an introvert trying hard to he sociable...
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Creepin

    I really hate how my anxiety likes to creep in any time it feels like it. I can go from perfectly content to anxious in a matter of seconds. Things that really aren't that big of a deal seem to really bother me sometimes. It will go on until I am mentally and phyically exhausted...
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F 34 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    Today SUCKS!!!! it's the first day

    after 2 weeks I have the house to myself. Everyone's gone back to school and work and life is getting back to normal. Unfortunately my normal sucks! I am just out of it! Paranoid as hell, sitting here in a scrunched up, stressed out lump in the couch. My shoulders are killing...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    A Guy With Anxiety

    I'm writing this for both men and women that live with anxiety.  No matter what form or severity, however I haven't come across loads of story about guys with anxiety and/or depression. It seems I've had some form of anxiety my entire life.  Separation anxiety when I...
    RottyMax RottyMax 31-35 9 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    Does anyone have any good tips to reduce

    anxiety? I suddenly feel really anxious for no reason
    loveyourselfalways loveyourselfalways 13-15, F 11 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Am I actually here? is all this real?

    I don't understand. Do I even have a purpose?
    rawerimadino rawerimadino 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    I try to talk to my family about it

    but they just change the subject and say things like "it will pass" or "you need to stop worrying all the time" but i just CANT. they just don't understand what I feel like inside! It's eating away at me, I'm not the person I used to be. I'm starting to feel like no one gives a...
    lc543 lc543 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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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 I could forget as well as forgive, but now I am constantly feeling like what if he does stuff behind my back again? I try...
    anadesan anadesan 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I've been battle anxiety

    for awhile now.. It's a nasty nasty thing... It feeds off of my biggest fears hits me full force.. I find it challenging trying to figure out what is anxiety and what isn't.. Since anxiety/ panic can mimic scary physical symptoms.. My panic attacks aren't always the same they...
    stjlynn stjlynn 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    I have had anxiety for a good amount of my life

    and i'm sick of it...so many missed opportunities..I'm getting fed up with it and finally trying to really do something about it
    mzkay1 mzkay1 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    I don't think people take anxiety seriously.

    It is a serious disease and i think it is a major symptom of depression and other psychological diseases. Experiencing a panic attack/anxiety attack is a real terror. Your thoughts start attacking you from every angle, you lose your ability to breathe normally, you get dizzy...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    i am dying from anxiety.

    i feel like why i was born.i feel so worthless about me.i hate me.i tink my whole ife would be like this.i am unable to do my daily activities.i think my whole life would be filled of disgraces.i want to die soon.i have been fedup living in this world.i believe that no...
    jez999 jez999 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A person with anxiety never has silent moments.

    Place me in a soundproof room and my thoughts will still scream their way out of my head.
    hmloveday hmloveday 18-21, F 5 Responses