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    I thought I was getting better

    but apparently not, three times in two weeks, must be a personal record
    AnoynomousReader AnoynomousReader 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Have you ever felt scared?

    Of course you have. Everyone has. But I mean all the time. Uneccassarily. The worst part is you never understand why. It's stupid. The way we wake up everyday dreading to go out into this morbid thing we call society. It may even be a particular thing in society you're...
    BrokenArrow90 BrokenArrow90 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 find it really hard to go to sleep at night

    not because I'm scared of what could happen but because I'm just struck by sudden bouts of uncontrollable unprovoked anxiety. I just can't fall asleep, I either am just uncomfortable enough to stay awake, or I feel like I'm suffocating. does anyone have any advice on what to do...
    petrichoreographed petrichoreographed 16-17 4 days ago

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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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    I'm another new member here,

    not certain if I'm posting correctly being practically a Luddite but here goes... Just a middle aged man going through a bit of a mid life crisis. Nothing too serious, but I feel like a bit of a walking cliche. Career in flux, contemplating going back to the corporate job I left...
    Kmd5791 Kmd5791 36-40, M 10 hrs ago

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    Going to bed is hard

    for me, I love sleeping because I usually don't overthink things, but I'm always so scared of everything that can go wrong while I'm sleeping...
    anonanastasia anonanastasia 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like helping not the one being helped.

    . I think I have issues with seeming weak.
    Heartbreaker12 Heartbreaker12 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I missed the important deadline

    and now I am stressed like I haven't been in a really long time. I couldn't sleep last night. As soon as I lied down I started to feel very sick. My stomach felt as if it shrank and was being eaten by gastric juice. I fell asleep for few minutes but then every time I woke up...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    But I'm working through it.

    I try not to let it hold me back, a lot. So what if I'm shaking all over and feel embarrassed about it? I did something despite that. The feeling of having done something is greater than the embarrassment now.
    stashd stashd 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    anyone have instagram?

    I will follow you :) and if you want you can follow me :D
    PeachCreme PeachCreme 18-21, F 1 Response 4 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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    Soon I will be starting my last year in

    highschool and even after these years I am still getting those bad feelings about it.. I had this dream last night that everybody was making fun of what I have to say and not really listening to me , it was an exaggeration on my life in hs .. thinking about it I realised how...
    TrueRedRose96 TrueRedRose96 18-21 2 Responses 5 days 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 16 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    When someone brings on your anxiety what do you

    do? I have been living with anxiety since childhood, which only increased 8 years ago when I lost a child aged 5 weeks. Since then I have been to therapy, on meds and even tried hypno. Every so often this person gets in touch and everything goes back to square one. This...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Wide awake. I'm trying to contemplate a life

    with a new job but everything I want to do requires mobility.
    stuographer stuographer 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 ;-;
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 18-21, F 3 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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    Start my new work in 2 hours,

    I'm freaking out a little bit.
    JakH20 JakH20 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I get really bad anxiety about anything

    concerning school it all sparked after I have an English teacher who is so strict and it sounds fake but she enjoys publicly shaming and embarrassing students last year i went into her classes (everyday) with butterflies,hot flushes and feeling sick. She has made anything...
    bubblegumelectraheartt bubblegumelectraheartt 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 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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    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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    Walking down the hallways at school is the

    worst >< . Everytime someone looks at me I feel like they're judging me and I have to know what they're thinking of me . It bothers me so much
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 24

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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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    I hate it when people say "get over it"

    or "it's all in your head." how about shut the **** up?
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 5 Responses May 22

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    School is starting, exams too i have 2

    for tomorrow at 9 and i am at work till 8 (night shift ) i don't know if i will make it there on time and i am freaking out. I quit my job so i can be home an in school today is my last day and i had to be night shift. God i have a feeling every thing in my life goes backwards...
    anazi anazi 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    It gets really bad when I'm around people.

    ..I'm dreading going to this family event tomorrow...just wish I could be a charismatic outgoing person but I've always been shy & awkward...just want to stay home :(
    Mvrcus Mvrcus 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So right now I'm thinking over careers again.

    I'm just going to ramble over my choices. A) Neuroscientist/Neuropsychologist. I would be going into research either way because med school is not for me. Requirements: 4-6 more years of school, because you can't really get into the field until you have a phd. (Phd you can...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My anxiety gets mixed in with my anger

    so fast. My temper is already bad enough so if only you could imagine how I feel when someone hurts me. Idk if I should cry, hurt them back, ignore them ((something I can't do at all)), or whatever.~ It's like I can't tell when someone is bullshitting me. I can tell what they...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days 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 feel like it's been getting out of control

    lately and I can't do things I long to do without a panic attack kicking in. It's been going on for years, but I'm wondering if a therapist is going to help me ( I'm not sure if the school counsellor could help, but it's a cool idea). My mom probably would say I don't need one...
    GhettoMemeing GhettoMemeing 13-15, F 1 hr 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 13

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    My dentist wasn't here today

    so I had to have a different dentist. Im nervous everytime I go for a checkup/cleaning but im usually okay because im used to my regular dentist. He can tell im a bit uneasy and he does a good job at making me laugh and feel comfortable. But I had a female dentist and I was so...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    lipsofanangel26 lipsofanangel26 26-30, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I hate when people get angry at me,

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

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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 Jan 24

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    today I conquered one of my biggest triggers of

    my anxiety. I went to the dentist, and did not bring anyone in the room with me. it sounds childish, but hey I conquered it today :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 20

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