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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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    I have really bad hypochondria I'm scared I

    have cancer because my stomach is always hurting but last time I went to a doctor they just laughed and said its all mental and I did take a blood test but I'm scared what if they threw the blood away and told everything's fine? I'm so scared I don't wanna die young...
    Slubberdegullion Slubberdegullion 13-15, F 1 Response 5 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 3 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 3 days ago

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    If you can't control the way your mind is

    thinking, bless it and have trust things will get better. The answer always comes in one form or another. The main thing to survive is to have patience, which is attained through faith and belief in your own Self.
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response 6 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
    toxicpastels toxicpastels 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 24

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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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    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 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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    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 2 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 Jan 24

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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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    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 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 13

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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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    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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    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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    I hate being anxious

    because it makes my voice cease up and start cracking. This is the worst thing about anxiety for me. Seeing peoples freaked out faces when hearing my voice and them saying 'what'd you say?' I would be much more social even through tough times if I could speak clearly when upset...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs 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 1 day ago

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    I feel like if I fail at human interaction I

    have to just leave the person alone. Last night I was talking with a girl, everything was going soo well but at one point one of her texts I couldn't understand at all. It was poorly wrote and had Grammer mistakes that confused me. In hindsight I shoulda said "lol. What?" But i...
    ElSabre101 ElSabre101 26-30, M 2 Responses 12 hrs 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 8 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 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 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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    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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    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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    Do you ever get those moments

    where you're actually super happy, and all of a sudden you remember something you have to do, that you've been dreading. and you suddenly can't breathe ;-;
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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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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    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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    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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    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...
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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 4 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 1 day ago

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    amberrey1 amberrey1 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 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 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Whenever I get really anxious,

    my face gets unbearably hot and red. It's ridiculous. I have to lie down with an ice pack on my face in order to calm myself down.
    stephanielynne94 stephanielynne94 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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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 3 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 2 Responses Mar 23

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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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    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 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 12 hrs ago

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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
    FuckJen FuckJen 13-15, F 1 Response 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 10 Responses Jan 1

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

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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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