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I Have Anxiety

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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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    I haven't been able to get over this man

    that died. I watched this show called snapped and they usually don't show the people on their dying day but they showed a surveillance footage of him hours before he died. It really creeped me out. Seeing his last hours. How he was acting what he was wearing. I haven't been able...
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    My anxiety won't go away.

    I feel sick to my stomach. Someone lied to me now I have anxiety. Why won't it go away.
    Ridemywavvvve Ridemywavvvve 31-35, F 8 mins ago

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    Nothing like trying to put up dishes

    and having anxiety crushing you until you just want to curl up and you put your hands in your hair and hold on tight, as though letting go would make you lose yourself in self hate and the rush of not wanting to exist because its everything at once and everything is too much and...
    ThroughMyLips ThroughMyLips 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today has been a hard day

    and I haven't started the day. I woke up not wanting to leave my house. It was so hard just to open my eyes. I just want to curl up and cry and let the day pass by. I hate that I have to go to work and fake that I'm okay when I'm not. This is going to be a hard day.
    sandycheeks08 sandycheeks08 22-25, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I started taking Prozac

    and a xanax replacement (can't remember the name) and I got drowsy and fell asleep and I woke up with a headache , I'm just hoping these are normal side effects if anybody does know. thank you!
    KidAnxiety KidAnxiety 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just really hate feeling this way.

    I'm on anxiety medication, yet I still feel awful most of the time. It actually gets worse at night. I don't know why. All I know is, that I feel like complete crap tonight. I can't sleep, and everything else just irritates me. I don't usually get irritated, but tonight... I...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    Do you ever get such bad anxiety you actually

    think you are going to explode
    Lani89 Lani89 26-30, F 10 Responses 4 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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    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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    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 obsessive, circular thoughts

    that cause a lot of stress and anxiety and compel me to constantly look for reassurance or proof of my fears. It strains friendships. Life is easiest for me when I am alone, with no friends to fear losing.
    iacob iacob 26-30, T 3 Responses 18 hrs 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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    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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    I had anxiety again but THANK God not

    as bad as it has been. but I still wonder how do you get anxiety? I mean is it something wrong in my head or what? and when you start to calm down why is it you get so tried?
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 31 mins ago

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    I have really bad anxiety.

    I freak out and am nervous a lot for the most weirdest things. I'm not sure how bad it actually is but my friends always point it out so it must be pretty bad.
    BrokenHearted44 BrokenHearted44 18-21, F 1 Response 3 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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    Does this happen to anyone else,

    something unexpected happens and you freak out and you have an anxiety attack and your natural reaction in that moment is to push people away cuz your hurting them? Then later when your calmed down your like "**** I just pushed these ppl away, I need to go get then back now...
    Depressedgolfer96 Depressedgolfer96 18-21, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I try to avoid you, but you always come back on

    dark days. Only on dark days. When I'm happy, I don't notice you. When I'm happy, you can't get to me. On good days, you may be there, but it won't matter. But on dark days, you have all power, all control. Why did you come into my life? Until I met you, I was perfectly fine. I...
    larosenoire larosenoire 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    I live with G.A.D. and some days I feel like I

    can't make it . So full of ridiculous fears and I cry and wish for it all to go away .
    avgarcia6031 avgarcia6031 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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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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    The grad student who basically ran our entire

    lab graduated. She was so cool. She defended her PhD dissertation and ended up getting a job at Princeton. I'm just in awe and I'm really nervous about my own future. I'm just not that impressive a person I guess. I feel like I'd be insanely nervous "defending" something. (I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I hate when people get angry at me,

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

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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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    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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    Until this last week I had been doing really

    good with my anxiety, but I got some unsettling news, the final for the summer class I'm taking is this week, and I'm getting sick (I think it's an ear infection) has got it going again. I've been having a hard time getting to sleep because I keep thinking about things that I...
    tinkbell1 tinkbell1 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Woke up with anxiety,

    i can't breath!
    joolia joolia 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love my job, but because I work night shift

    I'm off at 2 or 3 and can't fall asleep till 4:30-5 a.m. Most nights I stay up just pondering what's going to happen next, hopping I don't mess up whatever it may be. Even on my days off I can't fall asleep till 5 and I just lay there contemplating everything that's wrong with...
    Tristan46 Tristan46 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    js2231 js2231 31-35, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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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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    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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    having anxiety big time right now.

    it just came on. its like I start doing good for a while. but the last couple of months its kicken my butt. I try hard not to let it get to me. but so far its winning. I hate anxiety. I just want God to take me cause at least than I don't have to worry about it.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think I get anxiety from stress about school

    work, and I had anxiety for being stuck in bad situations like sexual harassment. But also anxiety from other things.
    melconey17 melconey17 18-21, F 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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    I have anxiety cos i stuck in my awful marriage

    for 10 years and cant get out of it. I fear my husband. I think he will not let me go away. He isnt abusive but he will never let me go away. My life is like slow torture. And i give all my fault to my controlling parents who pushed me to this guy. They pushed me to date him so...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    things got too wrong

    for me, months ago, was there alone,, no one was there for me, not even me, not even I knew how wrong things were, for few months I used to wake up every night from my sleep, terrified, shaking, my heart pouncing, didn't know what was that, couldn't tell my family didn't want to...
    Grampiosa Grampiosa 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days 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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    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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    My anxiety is creeping into my dreams now.

    Have you ever had that? An anxiety attack in your dream? It happens to me almost every night. I'll end up pretty much gasping for breathe with a full blown attack in my dreams but then it's gone when I wake up.
    WillowRabbit WillowRabbit 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 Apr 20

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