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    just woke up its 10:12 pm

    and having bad anxiety. feels like im losing control. my heart is beating fast. im trying to deep breath feels like I cant catch my breath.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    A great TED talk video on conquering your fears

    so you can have the experiences you want to have by an astronaut who went blind in space: http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_hadfield_what_i_learned_from_going_blind_in_space?language=en
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Mine usually happen when I have situations

    where non sufferers might get a little nervous. Only I don't, I'm petrified! I had one today, I had a training course at work, I was in a classroom with around 10 people, most I didn't know. I was just congratulating myself silently on doing well when the trainer announced we...
    TheLukos TheLukos 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mom thinks my anxiety isn't too severe to

    take me to a professional. My mom thinks that I'm just going through a "phase" and I'll get over my anxiety soon. She doesn't know that I have panic attacks every single time I get my report card, she doesn't know that I have to hold my cries every time I am forced to speak to...
    SmartYetUgly SmartYetUgly 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 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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    amberrey1 amberrey1 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ok I'm a 18 African american male Employed.

    Im a senior in high school rn. Me & my mom never got along. She say things like " Saying im not gonna be nothing in life, so I packed my things and left and now im staying at my grandparents house until I can get my own place! I'll forgive her but I'll never forgot the things...
    deleted deleted 26-30 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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    Feeling anxious.... My husband has taken me to

    the local elks and they are having a jimmy Buffett tribute band. He is a Social butterfly... I'm sitting alone. :( but I did take 2 Xanax prior and just had a margarita so starting to feel the "I don't care feeling". I hate to hold my husband back but I know I do. Just breath...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 2 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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    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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    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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    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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    maebugg maebugg 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 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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    Anxiety is such a hard thing to struggle with

    because it's hard for others to understand what you're going through and what you're feeling like. I don't have anyone in my life who knows what I'm going through I don't even have any friends that I can go and talk to about it, that's the main reason why I joined this website...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    And my nails suffer for it.

    They bleed they hurt. Does anybody know any good remedies to stop this habit? I've tried everything. I've done tape, bandaids, that stuff that burns your mouth. I've tried superglue. Sarcastic and rude comments will be deleted and the user blocked.
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days 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 :(
    xBleedMeDryx xBleedMeDryx 18-21, M 8 Responses Jun 8

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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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    I'm moving to a new town

    where I don't know anyone in a few weeks. I'm both scared and excited. At the moment I feel mostly scared and small. I know it will be good for me, but it will be such a big change that I just wanna cry my eyes out right now. Nothing will be the same.
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Okay so... I have anxiety

    but I'm taking a leap and going to one of those meet up groups. This group interest is writing. So I am going there to listen to group of writers. Has anyone ever gone to a meet up? Did you enjoy it?
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    It's been really bad lately,

    it is very rare that I go a day without having an anxiety attack and it's really bothering me. I've had anxiety for the past few years and it's really taken a tole on my social life. I can't hang out with friends often due to it and I started wetting the bed and having...
    BreeTheWetter BreeTheWetter 13-15, F 6 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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    im really anxious right.

    on a verge of a panic attack.. i dont know what to do.. i feel the walls closing in on me, choking me little by little
    deleted deleted 26-30 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 don't know even how to explain the feeling.

    It's almost like your going insane. man if my mom never married that asshat I probably wouldn't be in this situation. Nor my messed up family would just let me be and not be a jerk and make fun of me. Feels like I'm about to go insane right at this moment. Jesus, life is to...
    jaybook01 jaybook01 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    If you can't control the way your mind is

    thinking, bless it and have trust things will get better. The answer always comes in one form or another. The main thing to survive is to have patience, which is attained through faith and belief in your own Self.
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I freak out when I find out people like me.

    If it's someone I like in return, I am happy but I still get nervous and push away after a while. It's an issue I can't figure out the source of. At the same time, if someone likes me and I need to turn them down I feel really bad because I know how rejection feels.
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am having an anxiety attack.

    Since restarting my medication a week or so ago, my emotions are either out of control and intense or completely vacant. I either feel like an emotional mess or I feel nothing. Literally nothing. I've been overly emotional all day today, I woke up crying about my brothers, and...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 3 Responses 21 hrs 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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    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 hate how one day I am ready to face

    challenges, I am fully optimistic, proud of what I do and ready to present myself. I am eager to know new people and new places. But the next day I wake up and all I want to do is to stay at home, be alone, put on something cozy, make myself a cup of tea and do my stuff. I want...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 5

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    It was 4 years back when i wanted to conquer

    the world. I started drawing as a kid and at 12 discovered my artistic abilities when i would create something and be appreciated for it. Those were the best moments in my otherwise depressing childhood/ teen years as i was an underdog barely known at school, the misfit, the...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M 1 Response 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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    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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    White noise in my apartment throws me into an

    attack. So fast. I can't even handle it for a little while. I don't understand.
    Inevitablyflawed Inevitablyflawed 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 went to a counselor today,

    and I definitely related to her quite a bit, I filled out these question forms, and I apparently have severe anxiety. Then my mom started crying because she didn't realize how bad I had gotten, and she apologized for not being there. My dad didn't know I went today, but my...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's like a glass water sitting on top of an

    amplifier, it just messes with my nerves with every sound until I fall over, everything comes out of me, and I break.
    mainVine mainVine 13-15, T 1 Response 5 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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    When someone says I'm good at something,

    my reaction is always ..nah he's just saying it to make me feel better, & when they say I'm bad at something.. my reaction is always like... oh I knew it I'm a loser.. blah. blah.. wtf is wrong with me? I can't think positive.
    boom991 boom991 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    Aflame22 Aflame22 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 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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