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I Have Anxiety

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    Today I was at the local market,

    when I ran into the brother of an ex who I haven't seen in over 10 years. He stopped and said "What's up" and I felt like he wanted to talk a bit. I so was NOT in the mood to talk. In fact I had to psych myself up to even go into the place as I was feeling anxious about being...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I really felt alone with my anxiety,

    until I started to post on here. Somehow, I think writing my thoughts out, actually helped me. Sure I still have anxiety, but it's not as worst as it once was. Perhaps you can say it made me, even if it's a little, feel braver.
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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    Anxiety is trying to take hold of me.

    I saw my uncle today now I am trying to breath steadily and not run and hide,I am not a child anymore.
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi everyone, well I have had anxiety/panic

    disorder since I was a young girl, it used to come and go and that was all I knew. It hit me bad when I was 28, I left my job and closed myself in my room for 10 years. I also self harmed and drank a lot:( I am now 40 and it has come back after about two years with none. It is...
    horch horch 41-45, F 4 Responses May 27

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    I have struggled with anxiety

    since I was ten. I have had a lot of ups and downs. I have had points in my life where the anxiety was so bad that it prevented me from going to school, going out at night, being in vehicles, and being in movie theaters or other crowded places. I'm in an upswing now, as after...
    mairesequin mairesequin 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Throwback to hospital days.

    Anxiety sucks. It really does. I battle it all the time, it's not as bad as it once was though. I just wanna tell you all it gets better. 😊👊 You all are fighters and I know you can fight through this!! I believe in you. :)
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Ugh... I hate the feeling of anxiety,

    it's an all day everyday battle for me. I hate it! :(
    depressedgirl96 depressedgirl96 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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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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    Had a job interview today

    and I didn't have an anxiety attack. Today was a good day. :)
    Mumblebee Mumblebee 18-21 8 Responses Jul 16

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    I set up a personal comfort zone to get me

    through this terrible panic attack. Here I can drown out the outside world with some feel good music and focus on some relaxation techniques that the kind people here have taught me. Thank you all for that :) I'm gonna get through this. It's been four hours of panic now. Just a...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    cwc72906 cwc72906 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm feeling a little out of control today.

    Like things are moving too fast and I'm unable to do anything about it. This feeling became clear to me when I met an old friend of mine today. She told me all about the places she had seen and the things she had done. Experiences that I haven't even come close to. After asking...
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Everything in life is temporary.

    The feelings we experience are ephemeral. The anxiety that you and I have been struggling with comes and goes. Everytime I go through a panic attack I think to myself in a couple minutes I will be okay and it works! Do not give up, because you had one bad day. Keep on trying...
    NanaH2014 NanaH2014 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    This might be the wrong name

    for it but oh well. The worst part about what I have is that it's always in a self escalating loop. I'll make a small mistake and think "oh no this is horrible" and then think of how stupid I am for thinking that someone would notice/care... And on and so forth. Hopefully it'll...
    ArtSparrow ArtSparrow 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I suffer from an anxiety disorder

    and I get panic/anxiety attacks quite frequently. Recently I got asked to go to an exercise class and I was freaking out about going because I was nervous and I am really self conscious but a friend persuaded me to go and whilst I was on my way there I was dreading it.. I did...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 16

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    It's particularly difficult today with this

    heatwave, hot weather tends to make me massively anxious. :(
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 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

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    Today I stepped out of my comfort zone

    and it was awesome!! I'm proud of myself. Thank you God for this amazing day. Sometime just one good day is enough to make you realise how beautiful life is and how worrying is pointless even if it's extremely hard to control it. Let it go.
    NanaH2014 NanaH2014 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Confused and Lonely (I Think I Might Be Crazy)

    Lately, I've been having a few mini anxiety attacks, where my anxiety is so high that I can't think about anything but the one thing I'm worried about.  That's where my obsessing comes into play.  Here I am, sitting alone in my apartment, on Christmas evening, sad...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 17 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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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.
    jledoux0690 jledoux0690 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ugh I just feel so drained.

    Lately I'm just exhausted all of the time. Wake up early, go to work, go to class, study study study, go to sleep later than expected and as a result get minimal amounts of sleep then wake up rinse and repeat. I know this is just a typical daily schedule, and I feel so...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    So much better today.

    No nightmares last night. I didn't get much sleep but, the sleep I got was restful. My brain still feels a little foggy and I'm still a little queasy, but that's probably because I haven't been eating well. Down 6lbs since Sunday. Today will be about focus on getting my mental...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    Severe anxiety. Everyday I'm anxious about

    something. It could be a social interaction, careers, health, anything at all. I'm always anxious and I can never relax. Highly stressed is just my norm and I want to get away from that, but I don't know how to. I feel like the only way to do that would be to not ever do...
    ashleymah ashleymah 16-17 2 Responses May 31

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    I have the type of anxiety

    that makes me want to avoid everything I dont even know why Its so exhausting to run from everything thats maybe why a part of me rather would die
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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    When I was younger my anxiety (and OCD) used to

    be really bad. Constant crying in class, horrid stomach pains that would send me running to the bathroom, anxiety attacks that made me lay in the nurses office for the rest of the day.. I couldn't go anywhere. Not to school, the mall, the movies, a friends house. I couldn't...
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    i hate it and myself

    so much. i can hardly breathe. its just so overwhelming.
    mewtoi mewtoi 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 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 32 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    Okay someone really needs to help me out I

    always think that people are going to hurt me and it gets me so paranoid and makes my anxiety so bad because I'll be friends with someone for a while and then I will start to thing they're really bad people and are going to do something bad to me now can I egg this out of my...
    imafuckingmess imafuckingmess 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Read And Repeat

    "Be soft, do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    I'm having some bad days recently.

    Trying to keep busy and distract myself. I'm usually good, but when my triggers start effecting me like they have, I'm easily agitated.
    Arelia Arelia 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm only 14 and have anxiety,

    I wish I had someone to relate to and always be there for me.
    musicislife21 musicislife21 13-15, F 6 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 12 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    It seems like every time I have a good day

    and anxiety is no longer apparent it comes back worse than before. I was totally ready to fall asleep, and then I started having extremely vivid flashbacks of past events in life, so vivid I began shaking thinking about them. Painful experiences I don't enjoy thinking about...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have no idea if this really has anything to

    do with anxiety, and I also have no idea if it's asthma or some other medical thing, hoping someone here can help me since I'm so worried and I'm in such a panic over this. I have a lot of trouble breathing. A LOT of trouble. In the past few months I have been getting a...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    I worry too much. I am over protective of those

    I love. I like the wind and the rain. I exist in a day dream and write about them all for future reference. I have trust issues. I live in a constant state of anxiety. I think people will forget about me. I adore beaches on cold days. I over analyse every detail and come to the...
    ForBetterOrForWorse ForBetterOrForWorse 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I wish I could hide from everyone,

    everytime I go out of my house I get all panicky and I can't rly concentrate on anything I freak out at every little thing that normal ppl can do, like getting on a bus even if I'm with someone I have a panic attack almost everytime...but public speaking is the worst I freeze up...
    Il0veandre Il0veandre 13-15, F Jul 21

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    My anxiety was out of control today .

    Thought I was gonna have a heart attack in the middle of dinner .. Nothing worse then thinking you are going to die in front of a bunch if strangers . DEEP BREATHS.. Pulled myself together and am feelin better . DRAINED!!!!
    snowmoon123 snowmoon123 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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      So whenever I meet with friends (which

    isn't many cus just left a private school and hardly any kids were there a no no one out of school) I feel really nervous and hot and cold and I can't eat or drink and I feel like I'm going to be sick but I know I'm not xo it's stopping me having xo it's always worse at the...
    tillygeorrge tillygeorrge 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 26

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    Yayy for random anxiety attacks

    for no good reason because my day seriously wasn't awful enough
    toinfinityandbeyondx3 toinfinityandbeyondx3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Anxiety: the curse of knowing the truth about

    others' unspoken thoughts and actions/non-actions.
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 20

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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

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    'm sorry :'( I feel like a terrible person :'(

    I almost walked out of my job tonight because of my anxiety. My anxiety has never been a issue before but now it's getting worse. It's a main reason why I have been so distant lately. I hate that I'm so worried that I'm going to make everything worse for everyone that I have not...
    LostAriel LostAriel 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I wish I could forget about everything.

    I wish I could forget about missing him. I wish I could stop worrying about my exams. I wish I could stop worrying about what my friends, and other people are thinking about me. I wish I could see him. I wish I could just clear my mind, even for a day...
    lindastars42 lindastars42 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I was doing okay right up

    until I read a story on the internet about a woman and her financial woes. And then everything just collapsed. I know we're not supposed to personalize and take on other people's problems but I can totally relate this poor lady so right now I'm sitting here, a tight little ball...
    dicavill dicavill 41-45 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Do you smoke cigarettes

    for anxiety? Ive been thinking about smoking the electronic cigarettes to calm me down. Would this be a good way of trying to get rid of anxiety? Because I just cant take anti depressants.
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 7 Responses Jul 18

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    Oh, joy, having anxiety a few hours

    before I have to go to work. Why? There isn't a why, there is no reason! >.< I've been to work a gazillion times, yet I'm having anxiety. Screw you anxiety, **** off and die in a pit of despair!!!! ^ - ^
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 14 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I hate thunder with every fiber in my being,

    and I know I shouldn't it's just sound and it's lighting I should be afraid of. It has been something I have been afraid of ever since I was little. I have incredibly bad anxiety attacks when I hear the sound and I like to talk to someone to get my mind off it and calm me down...
    ThatDarnKatz ThatDarnKatz 16-17, 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

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    Do you ever get anxiety

    when thinking about how you’re not really living your life? That you just go to school and eat and sleep and do homework and then after that you’re gonna get a job and you’ll work the rest of your life, maybe marry and have kids and then you die and you haven’t even...
    krorenae krorenae 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    anxiety is ruining my life!

    i live a lonely life. I shut myself away from the world and i seem to becoming more and more anxious about going out. i go out once a week to a local pub to meet friends and a guy i like but other then that i shut myself away in my room away from everyone. I work alone so i'm...
    angelheelz angelheelz 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    i hate taking pills but

    if i stop taking my anxiety meds within a week i throw up if i get a little bit anxious. If i start a new relationship i get very anxious and when things start to heat up it always ends with me puking. Ugh i just wish it would stop I've had this disease as long as i can...
    drifty18 drifty18 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 20

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    Anxiety controls me I don't control it.

    I've quit 2 jobs in the last 4 months and it's really embarrassing. I mean I don't know who I am anymore just feel like giving up. People who don't have anxiety think there's something wrong with you and just don't understand. I'm not on any meds or anything but I have thought...
    Toxic77 Toxic77 36-40, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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