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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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    My mom and I have anxiety.

    We overthink a lot and it ******* sucks. The only way to keep ourselves calm is if we keep our minds occupied. I feel like we have to do that 24/7. Well, I feel that way. I can't speak for my mom. It's like if I, or we, don't keep ourselves occupied, we will drive ourselves nuts...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 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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    I messaged this guy on Facebook

    who I am friends with and we flirt and we are going on a date. I messaged him hey did you get home safely, because it was raining really badly near the school. Then I began to worry thinking why did I sent that, that was so dumb. Then I saw him on Facebook and had a panic attack...
    KAG676 KAG676 13-15, F 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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    A lot. It's a lot right now

    so quickly. I don't like the laptop I have and I'm worried they won't let me return it. I have to suddenly remake my entire schedule for both this summer semester and my fall semester due to reasons that I'm not responsible for, I got screwed over by my school. And the past few...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 15 hrs 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've been having some problems with my best

    friend. I feel like she's manipulating me all the time and it really hurts. I want to be free from it. I want to be strong enough to deal with her..
    Lynnie19 Lynnie19 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Is it bad I don't have my driver's license

    because of my aniexty I always feel sad or depressed at myself because I can't drive but at the same time soon as I start the car I almost feel sick and panic ppl say we'll that what happens to everyone who hasn't drove alot but it's almost as if I can't breathe when other cars...
    Aquarius255 Aquarius255 22-25, F 4 Responses 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 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    Finding accommodation in the UK is

    so hard!!!!!! Whyyyy :,(
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    my anxiety is pretty bad right

    now I get headaches weird scalp n tingling feeling I'll get hot flashes and feel like my throat is swelling up I also feel like ima get a heart attack I worry a lot about it sometimes and wonder if i have a tumor or what's going on but ive been having anxiety for a while now in...
    livelife91 livelife91 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days 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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    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 :)
    ambernoel ambernoel 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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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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    I always get nervous

    when I have to drive a bike in traffic.. although I'm not a bad driver, I still feel it is unsafe for me to be in a 2 wheeler.. and I still have to learn a car which I don't know how am I going to manage without crashing.. my family don't understand me and they want me to...
    roseflower26 roseflower26 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I take on too many tasks

    and right now I'm burning out. Finals were over 2 weeks ago and I'm STILL stressed. I thought after school was over I would feel better. I'm just doing too much and I hate it. Yet I love it. I just don't like that the few things that make me happy are starting to give me so much...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 2 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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    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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    I'm having an anxiety attack

    and I just need if know someone cares at least for a moment
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, 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 16 Responses Dec 13, 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 it when people say "get over it"

    or "it's all in your head." how about shut the **** up?
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 4 Responses 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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    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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    I hope to get some sleep tonight.

    but I'm getting that feeling of anxiety building up. I took my meds. why cant it just leave me alone. it's not like I can run away. it never lets go, always has a hold. I wonder will it ever let go?
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 4 days 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 Jan 30

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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 watched this show called snapped

    where the wife killed her husband. and they showed the surveillance video of him walking to his room in the lobby. that was the last footage of him. he didnt know he would be dead in a hour. that kinda stuff scares me because to see someone on their dying day. the clothes they...
    ineedhelp122 ineedhelp122 18-21, F 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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    I've been suffering from anxiety & panic attacks

    for 2 years now . my first experience was while camping with the family . I didnt understand then what was happening but I felt like I was dying out of the blue relaxing by the campfire . I truly wanted to run away , I couldn't breathe , my thoughts were irrational . I felt...
    imperfectly imperfectly 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had my first anxiety attack in 6th grade

    and I still have them today (I am in 8th grade going on 9th),, my family has a long history of anxiety so I guess you just have to hope it's not in your blood. If anyone who has anxiety would like to talk message me, I want some friends who I can relate to!!!!!
    sweetiebelle18 sweetiebelle18 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm not anxious about rejection,

    it's the thought of never being accepted that's gets me
    lexieLeigh lexieLeigh 16-17, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    My mother and brother do not believe I have

    anxiety. And my great grandmother believes I do, and tries to tell my mother All the time. But she still doesn't believe me. I can't do anything about it, so oh well. Is anyone else's family like this?
    zxmnwendy zxmnwendy 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    over stupid things, like time

    as in I must keep a schedule, if people are overly emotional i get anxious and need to leave, assignments due need to be done right away or it looms over me. Social settings are very overwhelming. I calm myself by reading or writing an escape for me.
    daddyskitten1 daddyskitten1 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    another night is here.

    my doctor upped my anxiety med. I hope it works. for anyone out there who gose through anxiety and just want to talk. I am here, I've been going through anxiety since I was a kid.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i always feel anxious

    before a presentation or when randomely asked to read or speak in front of many people, my voice starts shaking, my hands trembling and everyone starts to wonder what's wrong with me and it's so embarassing, it makes me feel so ashamed of myself, once i was asked by someone in a...
    sarahbj6 sarahbj6 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    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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    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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    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've always struggled with anxiety

    and panic attacks but luckily have been able to control it
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 11 Responses May 13

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    Does anyone have a friend

    or family member living with depression? Very serious question. I'd like to ask a few questions, please.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses 3 days 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 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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