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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 15 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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    Part of me wants to check my old email inbox

    as some of my emails still go there but I'm worried what my stalker has said. I've not checked in a week. If he's only bothered me once at least I can take that as he's slowly giving up. What would you do?
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was unable to go out to get my daughter last

    week because I had a crying breakdown(it was my birthday,newly separated)and felt even worse because of my failure to suck it up.I am not SpongeBob SquarePants and have reached my saturation point.
    Pablo56692112 Pablo56692112 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    I began a low carbohydrate diet

    after the NewYear, I lost 10 lbs but began to experience Anxiety and paranoia also and after reading some things, I found that I'm not alone. Has anyone else gone through this? I read that the ketosis somehow doesn't allow for as much seratonin creation in the brain.
    Swaansongs Swaansongs 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yesterday , after four year of depression

    and anxiety i decided to go to the Doctor But i used to feel pain in my heart and trepidation ,so i went on to Cardiologist because i didnt know where should i go ,even the doc laughed at me "hey brother why are you here at such a young age i dont want to see you here "he said...
    itshardtofindtruelove itshardtofindtruelove 18-21, M a week 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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    I'm so tired of feeling like this.

    More than anything in the world I want to feel like a normal human being again. it's exhausting having anxiety and trying to live my life like this. I want to feel like my normal self again.
    OlivSinclairB OlivSinclairB 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I go have hard days

    and anxiety overwhelms me... I try and remind myself there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. It calms my anxiety when I walk outside and thank God for everything- starting with the air I breathe. Try it. Everything will be ok.
    Jessiii00 Jessiii00 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's gotten to the point

    where I can't go anywhere in public without my brother. I have to hold onto his arm at all times or else I go into a panic mode and start to cry and shake. He's gotten used to it and doesn't mind it so much anymore though.
    EmmasLife EmmasLife 13-15, F 4 Responses a week 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'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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    How do you guys cope with anxiety induced

    puking? I have a big project to work on and it gives me a lot of anxiety to the point where I have anxiety attacks if I try to work on it. I managed to calm down slightly with music but the constant trembling and nausea aren't letting me focus. Any advice?
    kirsssten kirsssten 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Rule your mind or it will rule you.

    - Buddha This is so true.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    Ugh my anxiety is getting bad again -_- I was

    okay for a while. This always happens.. I'm good for a while, then I go back to being anxious all the time! I can't sleep at night. I just need to learn how to clear my mind, and stop worrying about things I can't control. I wish it was that simple..
    haileyx3 haileyx3 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When you have to read in front of the class the

    thoughts in my head: "Oh my fooking gawd. Okay you can do this. Start out loud. Why are you going slow!?! Speed up! Am I seriously the only one talking? Omg. Send help. Come on focus. Last sentence. Okay. I did it. Omg."
    PierceTheVeiI PierceTheVeiI 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    It's times like this I wish I was apathetic.

    Maybe then I wouldn't panic over dumb **** all the damn time. Is it weird that I mostly never cry? I only ever do when getting yelled at by my parents but that's it. I sorta feel indifferent to other things that are supposed to make me cry.
    ApatheticSpark ApatheticSpark 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish I had more than just one person to talk

    to about my anxiety and depression. But it seriously doesn't feel like I do. Yet I don't want to talk to that one person about it any more because I'm so scared they're gonna get tired of my **** and leave.
    OlivSinclairB OlivSinclairB 22-25, F 3 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, 2015

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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?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 22, 2015

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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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    All I can think about is this internship.

    I want it so bad, but I am so terrified. I'd be moving down to Florida, away from family, friends, and my dog. I have never lived away from home and if I get the offer, I would be agreeing to live in Florida for either 6 or 9 months, depending on what program I go for. I am...
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days 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, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    I've been an athlete ever

    since my early teens. Having severe anxiety affects my performance tremendously. Every time it is my turn to perform, I am sick to my stomach. I am scared if my performance will go well, or of I will have a breakdown. It's always a 50/50 chance for me. When I'm not in perfect...
    Kiki1201 Kiki1201 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I get so anxious throughout the day at school.

    . I've been crying for hours because of it.. I hate going to sleep (if I even can) knowing that tomorrow is coming soon with another day of that
    depthful depthful 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It was diagnosed as generalized,

    but mainly social and separative. basically I'm always in hell. always. it's terrible.
    submissiveboyy submissiveboyy 18-21, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I suffer from hyperhidrosis

    or excessive sweating. Does anyone else in the UK suffer from this?
    pbarn pbarn 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Most days when I feel on edge from the time my

    feet hit the floor until I lay my head down at night. It's difficult to have friendships, and work is very trying. Occasionally I have fleeting moments of "calm" I guess you would call it. In these precious seconds I feel at peace, confident and steady. Then almost as suddenly...
    WittyTwit WittyTwit 26-30, F 3 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 2 Responses Mar 23, 2015

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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 6 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    Let me tell you, if you are ever with a person

    who has anxiety, and they ask you to order their food for them, or stand next to them when they buy something, or reassure them countless times exactly the time and place where you will be meeting them at. DO NOT ROLL YOUR EYES, DO NOT SIGH IN EXASPERATION, AND DO NOT TELL...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    Up to read a motivating & inspiring & relatable

    article? Check out my page, I think we may relate! Enjoy!
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 5 days 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, 2015

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    After some recent trauma,

    my anxiety has gotten worse again, but is happening more often than in the past. I've always been pretty good about keeping it under check, having elaborate routines to calm myself before having full blown attacks, at least long enough to remove myself from the public eye. Now...
    lilianablak lilianablak 22-25, F 1 Response 6 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 ;-;
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 23, 2015

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    ive been doing good with out getting anxiety.

    but now its starting again. any little thing will start it. i try and fight it. but im just so tried of it, i just want to give up.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 13, 2015

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    I lie awake, breathing deeply,

    Trying to soothe the panicked flutter in my chest The fearful little creature, Afraid of the unknown Breathe in, breathe out The tension leaves my body The creature is calm for a moment Before it starts shaking again Breathe, just keep breathing Breathe, until the creature is...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My anxiety keeps me from asking simple things

    like if I can use the restroom, or even saying anything, like what I want to eat, or even complimenting certain things because I'm afraid I'll get judged for it or something along that line.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    I just went through a hard day n had anxiety

    the whole day. my friend even noticed I look so anxious without reasons, I felt like going crazy with this anxiety. I dont know what should I do. I just can't calm down. any advice?
    cm94 cm94 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 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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    People who don't have anxiety have no idea how

    hard it is. Even the most simplest of tasks can turn out to be the hardest for someone. Before you go and make fun of someone for not doing something because they're scared, maybe you should think and put yourself in their shoes, then you'll know how they feel. Some people just...
    PopulaceInOne PopulaceInOne 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 27, 2015

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    Like... I stress about stress

    before there's even any stress to stress about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 1, 2015

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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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