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I Have Anxiety

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    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 9 hrs 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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    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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    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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    copenhagenkyle copenhagenkyle 18-21, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My anxiety keeps getting worse day by day,

    and I just want it to stop. I don't know how to stop the anxiety attacks I have, or at least lessen them, anyone have any ideas??
    swimmer1115 swimmer1115 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 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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    I hate when people get angry at me,

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

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    AlanaMae AlanaMae 16-17, F 2 days 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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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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    asgyay123 asgyay123 18-21, F 1 Response 2 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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    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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    Breathe. Crisis worker said.

    Exhale to count of twelve. Inhale to count of ten Repeat both. Four or five times. To lessen intensity of mood. If not fully bannish it. Me adds prepare for tiny dizzy. .
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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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 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 13

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    js2231 js2231 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 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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    morning all, woke up with anxiety again.

    last year I was doing so good in fighting it and not having it. now it seem to be here everyday to greet me. I want it to all go away.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 2 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

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    Five days since my last anxiety attack

    and I'm starting to feel okay again.
    vischismileyface vischismileyface 16-17, F 1 day ago

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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 4 days 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    have had building anxiety all day.

    triggered by the thought that i may have grabbed the wrong frozen water bottle out of the freezer. because apparently in my ****** up head, that's going to impact how work goes today. or whether or not my friend is going to want to hang out with me tonight. or if my kids do okay...
    vanyaorlav vanyaorlav 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    So this morning I was really groggy

    and dizzy and I couldn't snap out of it. It's a side affect from my medication. It took me a while I must have turned off my alarm without realizing it because I woke up and I was completely late for work. My boyfriend was so sweet because I got up and slowly started getting...
    sandycheeks08 sandycheeks08 22-25, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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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 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 today I've had a pretty good day.

    .but..There's always a stupid but, I've wanted to go out all day today but no one has been able to go out..honestly I want to cry so bad...
    YellowBanana030 YellowBanana030 18-21, F 2 hrs 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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    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 3 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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    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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    nsameshit nsameshit 18-21, F 4 Responses 22 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 17 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    My anxiety has kept me from attending college,

    getting a job, and driving. It's left me felling isolated and depressed. I hate it but I'm working on getting better.
    KellerKing13 KellerKing13 18-21, F 12 hrs 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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    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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    Uh it's so terrible. I don't like it,

    I get scared of the smallest things.