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    I'm having bad heart palpitations today

    because of anxiety. I feel like I'm going to drop dead at any minute. I usually feel them at night, but not today. I hate them, they're scary.
    cjkenton cjkenton 36-40 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Moving away to college in 7 days.

    .. I can't even sleep most nights, I'm absolutely terrified.
    cocojean cocojean 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So like a lot of people I have a SEVERE fear of

    the dentist.....I broke a tooth and now they say I'm gonna need a root canal.....they won't put me to sleep like I want them to......so I'm very tempted to just let the tooth decay in my mouth and then get it pulled when it can't be fix anymore......I DO NOT want them sticking...
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today at the store there was

    so many people. I couldn't see what I was trying to look for so I skipped half of the list and just left.
    JustWantBeauty JustWantBeauty 18-21, F 1 Response 4 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 7 Responses Jan 1

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    It's the first home game

    for football, which means that I have to be here to play in the bands halftime performance. Usually the band waits in the band room until it's time to go out to the field. That means everyone's talking and laughing and having a good time, but for me, I'm in my seat with no one...
    Tristan46 Tristan46 16-17, M 5 days ago

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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 31 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    By being afraid of something

    and dwelling on it all the time, you are actually invoking God to make it happen. For every thought that is distressing, there is a part of you who is holy and understands to remain calm. Always listen to that, and pay close attention to the wisdom it teaches you of where you...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I don't think I have anxiety anymore,

    but my psychology evaluation said otherwise,it said that I have severe anxiety(wtf?) I don't really know anymore
    Blueandburningsky Blueandburningsky 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    But I realize that I have improved my

    management skills greatly in the last few years, hopefully I will only get better :)
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'm thinking about the things I'm going to have

    to do next year and it makes me feel sick to my stomach. I'm going to have to be in charge of my own project in the lab. That is, if my professor has a project for me. What am I supposed to do if he doesn't? Before when I spoke with him it didn't seem like he knew where to put...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm irrationally nervous

    for senior pictures today.
    Hipsterparty102 Hipsterparty102 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sitting here alone in my vacation house in the

    mountains and I'm just so scared of whatever could be outside
    urigagarin urigagarin 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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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 14 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I hate how one day I am ready to face

    challenges, I am fully optimistic, proud of what I do and ready to present myself. I am eager to know new people and new places. But the next day I wake up and all I want to do is to stay at home, be alone, put on something cozy, make myself a cup of tea and do my stuff. I want...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 5

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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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    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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    Anxiety attack always occur

    when u least expect it and that sucks... Why cant i be normal?
    Depressedgirlxxx Depressedgirlxxx 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Walking down the hallways at school is the

    worst >< . Everytime someone looks at me I feel like they're judging me and I have to know what they're thinking of me . It bothers me so much
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 24

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    Today is my first day of college.

    Well I took some summer classes. But this is like officially the beginning. I'm so nervous. But excited. But still mostly nervous about making friends and if I'll have to do presentations or group work. Stupid anxiety.
    Smelyalata97 Smelyalata97 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days 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 4 Responses Oct 11, 2014

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    today I conquered one of my biggest triggers of

    my anxiety. I went to the dentist, and did not bring anyone in the room with me. it sounds childish, but hey I conquered it today :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 20

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    kaitlynwest123 kaitlynwest123 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    To those who struggle with real mental health

    issues, I'm so sorry you have to watch people try to turn them into a fashion trend.
    JLeDoux69 JLeDoux69 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    Breathe, just breathe.

    You have got this. Remember nothing is as bad at it seems. I know how hard it is, that panic that rushes over your whole body and takes over, the constant worry. Just breathe, don't worry over things you can't change, you cannot predict the future.. Enjoy today..
    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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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...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    My anxiety has gone through the roof the last

    three days. I can feel it physically but I have nothing to be anxious about. I've had anxiety as long as I can remember but I'm trying not to use my Xanax as often anymore because I've gotten addicted in the past :/
    bmo0 bmo0 26-30, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I hate it when people say "get over it"

    or "it's all in your head." how about shut the **** up?
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 5 Responses May 22

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    please If you know someone

    who suffers from anxiety or stress and is going through a panic attack, the last thing you would want to tell them is to "CALM DOWN" coz trust me if we could calm down we would !! Instead try saying something like "You can get through this." or "Tell me what you need now."
    MK25 MK25 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I hate when people get angry at me,

    it gives me a horrible feeling in my stomach. It's awful :(
    xGNFx xGNFx 18-21, M 8 Responses Jun 8

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    Anxiety sucks. It makes you not want to do

    anything. Even if you really want to, anxiety always gets the last call it seems. Lately I've been so anxious, and my friends get mad because i say "im busy" or i don't reply to their texts because my anxiety is too bad. Im afraid to tell them about it. I feel like they'll look...
    JustineMusey JustineMusey 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have social anxiety.

    I feel really uncomfortable in public situations especially when alone with somebody else. I hate this feeling :(
    Alexp3 Alexp3 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    It is mentally, physically,

    and emotionally exhausting to be so anxious all the time. The smallest of things make me so anxious I can hardly breathe.
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Had a job interview today

    and I didn't have an anxiety attack. Today was a good day. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    What people with anxiety,

    panic disorder, depression, or any other mental or physical illness do not want to hear: 1. "Get over it" - like it's so damn easy to just, 'get over it'. Don't you think if we were able to get over it, we would? Do you think we like sitting here every day with mental and...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 22

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    Here comes the all to familiar feeling of

    returning to a place after days off from being sick.
    Jene95 Jene95 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have a college interview on Wednesday,

    any tips on how to calm my nerves?? I'm getting so nervous I'm feeling very sick, I don't even know if I'll be able to go, I feel that sick about it.
    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 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 16 Responses Aug 17, 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 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 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...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    SHARING SOME WISDOM: You may not be suicidal

    but the wisdom applies. With time wisdom comes. Then you will know and understand.Be patience and contemplative. And the great wisdom of the ages and a comparative religious studies along with intuitional guidance has given me great insights into why we are here. Patience and...
    Abby2978 Abby2978 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Walmart is a huge trigger

    for me. The people, the noise, the screaming kids. I feel like people are following me, and that they block the aisles so I can't get by. I feel like running out the door screaming
    qweenee qweenee 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    do you ever say something

    or **** something up so badly you just constantly remember it and fear someone bringing it up and it basically just haunts you for months or even years like an anxiety poltergeist
    ProbablyUncomfortable ProbablyUncomfortable 13-15, T 7 Responses Jun 13

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    Parties are the worst especially

    if your an introvert trying hard to he sociable...
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I have social anxiety.

    Everybody feels uncomfortable when they are alone around people they don't know but I have a huge fear of it.. Even when I'm with someone. I am good at hiding it but I would really just rather run out of the store and hide. I get fidgety and my heart races a lot. It's not hard...
    haylbail haylbail 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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