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    I have anxiety. It's always hard.

    It's like your mind is against you. Like loving someone. It gives you doubts even though you know you love them with all you're heart.
    PurpleStripez PurpleStripez 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have anxiety attacks in my sleep.

    It's probably from my dreams but I don't always remember my dreams. Sometimes it's so bad I wake up frozen for periods of a time and I can't control any movement
    ateenagertoday ateenagertoday 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I always feel like some thing bad going to

    happen an it doesn't an that with medication lol
    sissy2985 sissy2985 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    newbienurse newbienurse 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So I always fear what people have to say about

    me I am siting in a big crowd fearing anxious wat people are saying and I think there looking at me
    bukolaaaaa bukolaaaaa 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 3 Responses Mar 23

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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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    Just wondering who knows what causes their

    anxiety or you have anxiety and don't know what causes it. I have anxiety but I don't know why or how
    wildgreywolf1979 wildgreywolf1979 31-35, M 5 Responses 4 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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    Winning The Battle Against Anxiety

    Why do I feel like an elephant is sitting on top of my chest? Yet the doctors have no explanation for my chest pain. Hmmm… So my heart is fine, according to the heart monitors and EKG. Maybe a chest x-ray would tell us something. I thought there would be something wrong for...
    DochasNua DochasNua 22-25 17 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    After working from home

    for 12 years, I've been considering working out of the home again and I now have an interview tomorrow. I'm thrilled and scared all at the same time!! I just can't think about it and do it.
    StillBecomingaButterfly StillBecomingaButterfly 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    KXTb KXTb 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Had a job interview today

    and I didn't have an anxiety attack. Today was a good day. :)
    Mumblebee Mumblebee 18-21 6 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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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 8 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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    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 :)
    ambernoel ambernoel 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I feel so small today.

    . like I'm a tinny speck in the world... But in reality I am... Everything is so much bigger than me
    ateenagertoday ateenagertoday 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always feel like I am unwanted everywhere I

    go. My family informs me that this can't be true, but they don't understand because I know if they knew certain things about me, they'd hate me, too. I could use someone to talk to about being stuck in a homophobic household and not feeling worthy for anyone.
    MagHow MagHow 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs 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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    I've been ok for a little while.

    but now everything is going bad again and it couldn't come at a worse time. I'm going through an audition process for something I'm very confident I'm going to get but with my anxiety building I'm afraid it's going to get the best of me...
    aunaturaleee aunaturaleee 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    When i have anxiety i panic

    and can't get words out correctly, i stutter and start tearing.
    akitty45 akitty45 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have anxiety and I take medication

    for it and it actually helps. I was embarrassed to go ask a doctor for help at first but I finally got some help and they prescribed some medication and it really helps
    ashlynpagee10 ashlynpagee10 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Tips for having an anxiety attack/panic

    attack/mental breakdown at school?
    leotaylor leotaylor 13-15, F a week 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
    toxicpastels toxicpastels 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days 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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    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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    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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    of becoming old, sick

    and lonely, depending on strangers.. See it everyday and think it's terrible and pray that it doesn't happen to me
    Ninive Ninive 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 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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    Look all of you I battled anxiety my whole life.

    In my earlier years I self medicated with alcohol this did nothing to help and made matters worse with me. It affected school,social life,and my early marriage years. I found out that medication helped me tremendously I wish I got on medication earlier I lost a lot of good in my...
    joeballute joeballute 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    i have social anxiety,

    it gets the best of me most of the time. especially when im at work i have a voice in my head that constantly tells me im doing something wrong. i get sweaty, i shake, my face gets red. i hate it. i even forget the simplest things.
    haileymauck haileymauck 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    When I'm sitting in class I'll randomly be

    drowned with anxiety. I'll start to shake a little but only my hand or leg will so nobody ever notices. I always wonder if something that goes wrong is my fault or things aren't as good as they seem to be.
    Waiting4Wings Waiting4Wings 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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 8 Responses Mar 30, 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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    I'm going back home to visit,

    this will be the first time in 3 months I will see my ex/father of my child. My anxiety is already starting to come back just thinking about what could happen! /:
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Having another anxiety attack.

    Please please please help me!
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 4 Responses 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 17 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    When I'm standing around with my friends,

    I'll just have the fear that I'll be shoved or punched by one of them. It just comes and goes
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Always tempted to drink

    before I have to do something that gives me anxiety. But I don't. I believe the mind has amazing power and I'm trying to use it in more positive ways. Even though having one drink before I go out would help me relax, I don't want to rely on it to solve my problems. So I don't...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 4 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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    I'm having deep anxiety associated with staying

    sober. I want to stay sober but find myself smoking pot here and there while I'm cleaning my system of it. It's a total contradiction on my behalf. Have others struggles with this as well?
    lizzlizzy lizzlizzy 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    "I'm an extremist. I have to deal with my own

    extreme personality, and I walk the fine line between wanting to die and wanting to be the ruler of it all." - Davey Havok I couldn't have said it better.
    Ambibambii Ambibambii 22-25, F 5 days ago

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