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I Have Anxiety

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

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    theyidolozebee theyidolozebee 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I officially ran out of my anxiety meds

    yesterday morning. And I filed for a refill days ago, and they still aren't ready yet. Im supposed to take them twice a day, and was only able to take it once yesterday. I'm starting to feel the effects of not taking my night time dosage... Part of the reason on why I got put on...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I moved out of home, 6 hrs away from all my

    family, friends and girlfriend 10 months ago for my first real permanent full job to pursue my career. Initially everyone was very supportive and proud but as time's passed my anxiety has gotten progressively worse. I drive back about once a month for the weekend (6hrs is a...
    rgroundsy rgroundsy 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My grandpa is an alcoholic

    and my grandma is very depressed and my mom is practically homeless (she lives with her sister) I'm a nervous wreck but no one worries or even asks how in doing...
    gypsykk gypsykk 18-21, F 2 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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    I finally got rid of all my anxiety,

    I hardly ever felt it But just since the other day it's coming back and I feel like crying all the time now I strayed crying at PE when this guy was letting me tell my feeling about something that happened and I couldn't breath and I just wanted everybody around us to leave so I...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 5 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 33 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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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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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Right now my anxiety is focused around my fear

    of other people getting hurt, especially my brother. I do lots of rituals and do things in little steps to see if it 'feels' ok to be doing it that way. It's hard to challenge my anxiety because it might put other people at risk if I stop doing my rituals.
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    MariahsLamb MariahsLamb 13-15, 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 once beautiful soul is rotting

    and turning into something i hate
    Unheardemptyscreams Unheardemptyscreams 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 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 just wanna go away

    and hide somewhere. A place in which only 'I' will exist. No one to bug me all the time. I feel so betrayed. I feel so.. I feel like I've been betrayed by every single person I know. They just left! HOW CAN ALL MY FRIENDS LEAVE ALL AT ONCE! Being me, I'm not even capable of...
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 16-17 2 Responses 5 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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    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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    I called the suicidal hotline today.

    First I had anxiety for wanting to die. Then I got anxiety waiting for them to pick up. Now I have anxiety for being such a failure and having to call them at all. And now I feel like it's taking over me again.
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think I'm going to start taking 1 full pill

    twice a day, instead of taking half a pill twice a day.. My doctor recommended a low dose when I first started taking them a little over a month ago, because I was new to them. She said if I felt like I needed to take 2 full pills a day, then I can. At first I didn't think I...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 11 Responses 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 9 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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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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    I have had all my life,

    but it was not until I first went to a psychiatrist that she said I had it. Fortunately my anxiety is mild and only shows when triggered by some external extraordinary event. I am in one of these phases now. Next week I am taking a very long plane trip (longest I have taken...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Does it **** anyone else off

    when people say **** like "you look tired" or saying you gave someone the death look when you weren't trying to. Am I just socially retarded or what, can't paint a smile on correctly I guess. Unless you know, it's genuine. I guess it's resting ***** face or something.
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 1 Response 4 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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    I was going to try to talk to the guy I like

    but now I'm having a panic attack. Anxiety sucks.
    anonomous435 anonomous435 18-21, F 2 days 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 9 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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    Nothing's even wrong,

    but I just have this constant nervous buzzing in my head, I swear. Like Im waiting for the storm front to hit, but nothing is even suggesting rain's on the way. It's uncomfortable, unavoidable and a ******* shame.
    SomethingCliche SomethingCliche 18-21, F 22 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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    Self Reflections My skin is not a tough armor,

    its too thin and easily broken. The air i am inhaling is attenuating with each gasp for breath. My shins are quivering and small hairline fractures litter their outer most layers from too many end of my ropes falls to my knees. The heart that beats within my rib cage is tattered...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I don't know how to make conversation.

    Every time someone asks me how I am, I just say fine. I never ask them. I never know what to say back. We just stand there until they say something else.
    MrBenzedrine MrBenzedrine 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Parties are the worst especially

    if your an introvert trying hard to he sociable...
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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    I've struggled with anxiety

    and paranoia for awhile. Recently it's been pretty bad. It's not just about little things like school and boys, now it's becoming about stupid, unlikely things, like is there something wrong with my health, what if the world ends, what if one of my friends or family is in an...
    alexclaire alexclaire 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    One thing I've started doing recently

    that has really helped me is accepting my anxiety and my crippling social awkwardness. For so many years I tried to coach myself through it all. I told myself that someday I would not feel so scared by life & other humans, if I just immersed myself in the uncomfortable feeling...
    Earthboundmisfiti Earthboundmisfiti 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Today was a bad day for me.

    I am 29 years old I went back to school after I had my second son when I was 27. I thought next semester would be my last before my student teaching semester but then last week I found out one class I need has a prerequisite so that class alone added an extra semester. I was ok...
    kayroxyoursox kayroxyoursox 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hey anybody who reads this,

    The reason I really wanted to post this is because I don't want to feel alone in my fears. I really want to know if anybody else feels this way. I believe it'll make me and any other people feel better. I've looked up what it means to be a hypochondriac - most definitions I...
    jwackler jwackler 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 23

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    Sounds kind of odd I know

    but wearing hats helps with my social anxiety . Wearing sunglasses does as well . Creates a barrier and makes me feel safe and less anxious
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    So basically most people

    who aren't that close to me don't know that I am a person who suffers from GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Some of the symptoms of GAD include: EXCESSIVE worrying, always having trouble falling asleep, feeling restless and tense, etc. Anyway so yesterday something happened...
    devinesoul94 devinesoul94 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Me too. But this can help.

    http://youtu.be/UtBsl3j0YRQ
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 5 days ago