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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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    I didn't know anxiety was strong enough

    until i started having anxiety
    lifesuxz lifesuxz 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Recently my boyfriend dumped me over facebook

    after spending a whole day with him. Ever since we ended I have had short but painful bursts of chest pains. It happens all over my chest. Sometimes low right chest, others middle left chest. U have had chest pains before but none have been this painful.
    thatmegan thatmegan 16-17, F 3 Responses 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 34 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    I didnt notice how anxiety was strong enough to

    ruin my life until i found out it was
    lifesuxz lifesuxz 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I really hate worrying.

    It makes me really sick to my stomach
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    how do y'all cope with having panic attacks?

    I have been getting them more and more and they freak me out. there so unpredictable and draining. I hate having to go day to day wondering if I will have an attack that day.
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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

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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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    Whenever I am anxious I almost puke

    when I brush my teeth
    doodleridle doodleridle 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I can't stand having people at my house over

    night. It doesn't matter who it is..family, friends.. The inconvenience and the feeling of needing to entertain. Not to mention, I stress out about everything being perfectly clean too. It gives me so much anxiety and drives me nuts! I can handle a short visit, but no overnight...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today SUCKS!!!! it's the first day

    after 2 weeks I have the house to myself. Everyone's gone back to school and work and life is getting back to normal. Unfortunately my normal sucks! I am just out of it! Paranoid as hell, sitting here in a scrunched up, stressed out lump in the couch. My shoulders are killing...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    Ever get afraid that your friends

    and significant other actually don't like you? :/
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    A Guy With Anxiety

    I'm writing this for both men and women that live with anxiety.  No matter what form or severity, however I haven't come across loads of story about guys with anxiety and/or depression. It seems I've had some form of anxiety my entire life.  Separation anxiety when I...
    RottyMax RottyMax 31-35 9 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    I think I'm building up to a panic attack today.

    I feel it - the jitters, grinding teeth, darting eyes, barely controllable waves of emotions, rapid thinking. It's like I'm waiting for the hammer to fall. It's especially bad because I haven't had a full blown panic attack since last...March? I'm on medication and it's really...
    diggadog diggadog 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is getting really bad.

    Anytime me and my family are in the car and we are all laughing, playing nice music, and talking, etc. I just can't help to think about it turning out to be like in those movies. Where we just crash or something, and it all just ends.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I too struggle with anxiety,

    mainly it's just being paranoid about what tomorrow will bring. I just fear the unknown. Some people mask their feelings with alcohol or drugs, I just eat too much junk food and ********** too often. It's rough :(
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Does anyone have any good tips to reduce

    anxiety? I suddenly feel really anxious for no reason
    loveyourselfalways loveyourselfalways 13-15, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    My anxiety attacks are coming back.

    Probably coming back even worse. Today when I had to check my grades I was shaking the whole time and crying. My fear of death is also back and so are the nightmares, I try to control it but I end up hyperventilating, getting dizzy, and the classic symptoms of anxiety. I...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days 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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    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 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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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    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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    It's so bad sometimes.

    Even when I am in my own house amd I know people other then my roommates are here.. even if I am friends with them too. :/ I grew up with people in my house all the time and all I wanted was to have a nice normal life, and not have people in my house all the time.. coming and...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Anxiety. That devil. It's the devil

    who walks behind me and whispers by my ear. Slowly, lightly. When someone sends me a message saying "Hi" and I reply with a "Hello", it's so easy, so simple. I almost can't hear it. But the deeper our conversation, the louder the voices in my head. I can hear it shouting...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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 19 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 6 Responses Dec 31, 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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    Planning a wedding is seriously some of the

    most anxiety inducing **** ever. I love my husband to death, but I really wish he could have been happy with the small ceremony we had on Halloween instead needing to have a big wedding. What makes it really frustrating is he's the one who wants the wedding, but barely helps...
    MichiganGirl420 MichiganGirl420 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have a lot of stress

    and anxiety. is it wrong to hate my bf for it? since it all started when we broke up and I found a lot of dirt on him. yes we got back together and I thought I could forget as well as forgive, but now I am constantly feeling like what if he does stuff behind my back again? I try...
    anadesan anadesan 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    suchi715 suchi715 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Well, I am not diagnosed just yet.

    I am going to a psychiatrist on February 12 for a diagnosis.
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So my anxiety was at level 90000,

    but now I'm just angry. My "friend" sent my boyfriend pictures of his ex girlfriend that he was in love with. Permission to choke this "friend" out or nah?
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 1 Response 4 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 am in deep need to know how to calm myself

    down whenever I'm anxious urgently :(
    Nayera Nayera 16-17 7 hrs ago

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    I have really bad anxiety.

    I've started medicine but I don't know if it's working
    br1ttanymarie br1ttanymarie 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It sucks majorly. I hate it most

    when people call me shy. No shy is considered cute like when you are a little nervous about meeting the new kid on a date. Anxiety is completely different. Because of it I can't order my own food, play sports, talk in class, i can barely leave my house. Anything new is...
    HolographicJack HolographicJack 13-15, T 1 Response 5 days 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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    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...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    "Suffering is arguing with reality" - Byron

    Katie I understand this quote, but what if you can't always identify what reality is... For me I'm always trying to figure out where my feelings are valid, whether or not to act upon them, whether or not I have my rose colored glasses on or if I'm looking at life as too much of...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm always sacred now.

    ..I don't want to go home, or to school, I want to be alone, and I wish I could make it stop. It's so hard to stay strong, when I feel so weak all the time...
    imsinkinkimg imsinkinkimg 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I deal with depression

    and anxiety on a daily basis. here lately I've had the kind of anxiety that just builds and sits in the pit of my stomach. like waiting for the next shoe to drop. fear of impending doom. wish this feeling would pass already. I'm logical enough to know what it is, but sometimes...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I always have this deep anxiety

    that sets in around this time 7pm. I wish this would go away
    jussme91 jussme91 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been battle anxiety

    for awhile now.. It's a nasty nasty thing... It feeds off of my biggest fears hits me full force.. I find it challenging trying to figure out what is anxiety and what isn't.. Since anxiety/ panic can mimic scary physical symptoms.. My panic attacks aren't always the same they...
    stjlynn stjlynn 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    anxiety is the worst feeling to have.

    Even worse than depression to me.
    LazyApe LazyApe 31-35, M 3 Responses 5 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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    I had a huge anxiety attack at school today

    for an absolutely stupid reason... Lunch had just finished and I had PE ( or GYM for Americans) and me and an old friend have had a massive falling out and she was inside the changing rooms and I stood outside the door waiting for a friend to come until a teacher told me to go...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 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 15 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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