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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 6 Responses Apr 24

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 13

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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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    Okay so... I have anxiety

    but I'm taking a leap and going to one of those meet up groups. This group interest is writing. So I am going there to listen to group of writers. Has anyone ever gone to a meet up? Did you enjoy it?
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It was 4 years back when i wanted to conquer

    the world. I started drawing as a kid and at 12 discovered my artistic abilities when i would create something and be appreciated for it. Those were the best moments in my otherwise depressing childhood/ teen years as i was an underdog barely known at school, the misfit, the...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    amberrey1 amberrey1 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    just woke up its 10:12 pm

    and having bad anxiety. feels like im losing control. my heart is beating fast. im trying to deep breath feels like I cant catch my breath.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am having an anxiety attack.

    Since restarting my medication a week or so ago, my emotions are either out of control and intense or completely vacant. I either feel like an emotional mess or I feel nothing. Literally nothing. I've been overly emotional all day today, I woke up crying about my brothers, and...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    And my nails suffer for it.

    They bleed they hurt. Does anybody know any good remedies to stop this habit? I've tried everything. I've done tape, bandaids, that stuff that burns your mouth. I've tried superglue. Sarcastic and rude comments will be deleted and the user blocked.
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm having serious anxiety today.

    ..my husband has been recruited for a job out of state and just when I thought we would finally be moving closer to home and our families, we're looking at going further away. I want him to be happy and satisfied in his job, and he has tried to apply for jobs closer to our...
    thenewme23 thenewme23 26-30, F 9 mins ago

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    Whenever something new happens

    or I have a change in my life I seem to worry. It gets really bad. I'll keep asking questions about whatever Is changing. I also used to worry about the future but now I'm starting to live day by day.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    Feeling anxious.... My husband has taken me to

    the local elks and they are having a jimmy Buffett tribute band. He is a Social butterfly... I'm sitting alone. :( but I did take 2 Xanax prior and just had a margarita so starting to feel the "I don't care feeling". I hate to hold my husband back but I know I do. Just breath...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days 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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    White noise in my apartment throws me into an

    attack. So fast. I can't even handle it for a little while. I don't understand.
    Inevitablyflawed Inevitablyflawed 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    School starts Monday,

    I don't think I'll ever be able I calm down. I hate school and how anxious it makes me.
    lycancrux lycancrux 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 16 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    My mom thinks my anxiety isn't too severe to

    take me to a professional. My mom thinks that I'm just going through a "phase" and I'll get over my anxiety soon. She doesn't know that I have panic attacks every single time I get my report card, she doesn't know that I have to hold my cries every time I am forced to speak to...
    SmartYetUgly SmartYetUgly 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 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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    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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    im really anxious right.

    on a verge of a panic attack.. i dont know what to do.. i feel the walls closing in on me, choking me little by little
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Is there a point were you become

    so scared thay you become insane? i have bad anxiety and i was just wondering cause some kid was being stalked in my state and they were following him and the police say he got so scared that they described him as insane. They say he was rocking back and forth and singing and he...
    baeleaves baeleaves 13-15, M 5 days 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 15 Responses Dec 13, 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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    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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    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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    It's difficult to have anxiety

    and social anxiety...it's really embarrassing when I get the attacks at school or in public,but hopefully they stop
    Jenyyy99 Jenyyy99 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs 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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    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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    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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    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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    I freak out when I find out people like me.

    If it's someone I like in return, I am happy but I still get nervous and push away after a while. It's an issue I can't figure out the source of. At the same time, if someone likes me and I need to turn them down I feel really bad because I know how rejection feels.
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Anxiety is such a hard thing to struggle with

    because it's hard for others to understand what you're going through and what you're feeling like. I don't have anyone in my life who knows what I'm going through I don't even have any friends that I can go and talk to about it, that's the main reason why I joined this website...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend, who has PTSD,

    has hit bottom. I am doing everything I can to support him from 800 miles away; we are not in constant contact because he can't handle it right now (he's in isolation phase), and really, we both have lives. It bothers me that he can be functionally social but not with me. I...
    slidelikemercury slidelikemercury 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    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've always struggled with anxiety

    and panic attacks but luckily have been able to control it
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 12 Responses May 13

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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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    It's like a glass water sitting on top of an

    amplifier, it just messes with my nerves with every sound until I fall over, everything comes out of me, and I break.
    mainVine mainVine 13-15, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A great TED talk video on conquering your fears

    so you can have the experiences you want to have by an astronaut who went blind in space: http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_hadfield_what_i_learned_from_going_blind_in_space?language=en
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 3 days ago

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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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    When someone says I'm good at something,

    my reaction is always ..nah he's just saying it to make me feel better, & when they say I'm bad at something.. my reaction is always like... oh I knew it I'm a loser.. blah. blah.. wtf is wrong with me? I can't think positive.
    boom991 boom991 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    having anxiety right now.

    I don't understand when I let every little thing worry me. like my dog is limps a little and bang I have anxiety. I'm trying to calm myself down. she is ok, yet here I am with anxiety again.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 16 hrs ago

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    maebugg maebugg 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 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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    I hate when people get angry at me,

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

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