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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 13, 2015

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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 3 days ago

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    2 weeks ago a man knocked on my door

    and my husband answered. He asked if someone lived here. My husband replied no one by that name lives here. Well later on the afternoon the same car passed again. We thought that was weird. My husband attempted to follow the car but he lost it. 1 week later the same car passed...
    brenda533 brenda533 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 4 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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    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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    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 5 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 3 days ago

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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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    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'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 4 days ago

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    People who don't have severe anxiety don't

    understand. People who do get it. We over analyze every single thing. I worked a job (for 2 days, panic attack on day 2) and it was cleaning schools at night when nobody was supposed to be there. Well there were teachers and I asked one lady if she had trash cans in her room and...
    WhyAmIOnHere WhyAmIOnHere 18-21, M 7 Responses Jan 15

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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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    article? Check out my page, I think we may relate! Enjoy!
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 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 a week 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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    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 3 days 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 Feb 1

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    In my dream last night,

    one part of it was me reading more about anxiety online. There was a list of anxieties experienced by people who actually had anxiety disorder, and a list of anxieties that people who were faking a disorder claimed to have. The website was very degrading of these people, and...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response 20 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 15 Responses Aug 17, 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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    How to love someone with anxiety: 1.

    They are more than just their anxiety 2. They can get tired easily 3. They can get overwhelmed easily 4. They are well aware their anxiety is often irrational 5. They can communicate how they feel (you just have to actually listen) 6. They don’t need someone constantly...
    Inspireme1 Inspireme1 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2015

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    I hate feeling so empty.

    My anxiety was getting so much better when I came to university, I made good friends who took my mind off everything. Then this guy came along and made his way into my friendship group. Ever since I met him, my anxiety has come back with full force, as he always makes me feel...
    CangyCane CangyCane 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    -random thoughts -burning in my throat -feels

    like I'm choking -I feel smothered -pressure in my head -getting words and phrases stuck in my head -trouble concentrating -zoning out -confusion -loss of appetite -dizziness and vertigo -tingling in my hands -not being able to find a good place to stop thinking (like I...
    Doggycute Doggycute 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 a week 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 6 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 1, 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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    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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    I'm having these anxiety attacks again

    because of the struggle with body image. and this anxiety makes me think in binging on food, but at the same time in taking laxatives or throwing up. At the same time I I don't feel like wanting no more food in my life, like never ever again. I feel so disgusting... I'm so...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 3 Responses 12 hrs 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 Feb 1

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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 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 Feb 1

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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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    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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    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 see everyone on campus

    so happy, enjoying life, smiling and laughing with friends. I want that. But I can't even step outside of my dorm without having to convince myself that everything will be okay and not to panic if I see a crowd. When I finally step out and get outside and make my way to wherever...
    doublecornflakes doublecornflakes 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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 4 Responses 5 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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    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 1 Response a week ago

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    Rule your mind or it will rule you.

    - Buddha This is so true.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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