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I Have Anxiety

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    I always feel like I am unwanted everywhere I

    go. My family informs me that this can't be true, but they don't understand because I know if they knew certain things about me, they'd hate me, too. I could use someone to talk to about being stuck in a homophobic household and not feeling worthy for anyone.
    MagHow MagHow 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 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 just now started suffering from anxiety in

    the past year. I was arrested for DUI for the first and last time in my life last year but ever since then I have had fear and anxiety which causes insomnia and heart racing along with sharp pains. My doctor prescribed busborin that I can take as needed and it does help. I also...
    mpthatsme mpthatsme 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Robinwing Robinwing 13-15 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    Since I've been beaten I get anxiety slit

    whenever someone like urges towards me quick because I always think of what my dad does
    NickiSchucker NickiSchucker 13-15, F 1 Response 5 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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    Just wondering who knows what causes their

    anxiety or you have anxiety and don't know what causes it. I have anxiety but I don't know why or how
    wildgreywolf1979 wildgreywolf1979 31-35, M 6 Responses 5 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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    I have been told I have anxiety,

    but I haven't been to see a doctor to get diagnosed with it yet. My friend has anxiety and she is the one who told me she thinks it is very possible that I do, too.
    Mariegirl1984 Mariegirl1984 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm afraid of everything It's stopping me from

    doing the things I want to do in life. I'm afraid of dying, and I'll worry about it until the day I die. I suffer from panic attacks, I don't know how to make all of this stop. I don't feel normal. I would like to be normal
    imsoclassic imsoclassic 16-17, F 6 Responses 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 8 Responses Mar 30, 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 32 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    Yeah I have anxiety and it doesn't help with me

    being a fresh graduate and having to go into the work force. I wont deal well in areas where I have to deal with customer service. Went into retail once part time and throughout I just wanted to run and hide. Office jobs requires me to do excel which honestly in school I didn't...
    learningtodanceintherain learningtodanceintherain 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs 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 3 Responses Mar 23

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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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    loverboy1234567 loverboy1234567 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Does anyone else feel like they just wanna stay

    in a room and be by their self
    wildgreywolf1979 wildgreywolf1979 31-35, M 2 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 17 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 4 days 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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    Panic attacks have been a frequent occurence

    as of lately. They're terrifying and embarassing so I do my best to hide it when I'm having one it gets really old. I've had to have my dad pick me up from school numerous times this year because I would just start shaking uncontrollably and my heart would start racing. Is it...
    justcaity97 justcaity97 16-17, F 1 day 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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    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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    Thatguyisme Thatguyisme 26-30 2 days ago

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    My night time anxiety can be the worse

    sometimes... I hate it! I have such high anxiety tonight, and I don't exactly know why. To the point where all of the sudden I have trouble breathing, and it forms into a panic attack.. It's like I literally just lose my breath. I don't get it. Ugh. And I'm trying to sleep...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day 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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    Helicopters just went over my house

    and creeped me out. So loud and circling around. It's nighttime. But they stopped over the turnpike so maybe there was an accident /: but it freaked me out
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I am balancing too many things at once.

    I wish there was a way for me to feel more relaxed. :-(
    Adripie Adripie 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    My anxiety is interfering with work.

    I can't stop thing of all the things I mess up on.
    menteperdida menteperdida 22-25, F 1 Response 3 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 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    last week i was diagnosed with panic disorder

    lol oh well i try to stay positive tho
    alexlovesfashion alexlovesfashion 13-15, F 1 Response 21 hrs 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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    ilymj22 ilymj22 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr 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...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    So a couple days ago,

    one of husband's groomsmen texted him and said he needed to talk to us about standing up as he was in a tight spot financially. He decided to tell us this 25 days before the wedding. We basically said too bad, even if you had something three months ago, you would have had to...
    MichiganGirl420 MichiganGirl420 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I come off as a ***** to people

    and stuck up but really I have social anxiety and so I just don't talk to people and when we do talk I'm one of the nicest people you'll meet.
    emmerynicole emmerynicole 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I'm sitting in class I'll randomly be

    drowned with anxiety. I'll start to shake a little but only my hand or leg will so nobody ever notices. I always wonder if something that goes wrong is my fault or things aren't as good as they seem to be.
    Waiting4Wings Waiting4Wings 18-21, F 6 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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    Ever get afraid that your friends

    and significant other actually don't like you? :/
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 24

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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 Jan 30

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    My anxiety takes over in my work place.

    It sucks that I can't progress because of it.
    Laurxo417 Laurxo417 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 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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    I feel so small today.

    . like I'm a tinny speck in the world... But in reality I am... Everything is so much bigger than me
    ateenagertoday ateenagertoday 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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