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I Have Anxiety

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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 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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    I was shaking, a lot.

    Just to do a demonstration where not even the whole class was watching. Even when I was doing the demonstration, I was still shaking wildly, my heartbeat even got faster.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It started when I was 20.

    ...I haven't been the same since. I have improved, overcoming agoraphobia, and severe depression /suicidal thoughts. I'm now 28 and still deal with different types of anxiety but nothing as severe as it was.... Just wish it would all go away!
    jrene87 jrene87 26-30, F 4 Responses 7 hrs 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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Alanawa Alanawa 31-35, F 1 Response 4 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 17 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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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 3 days 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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    KXTb KXTb 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I am sick of trying to put off an anxiety

    attack at work. I have people breathing down my neck all day a voice in my that won't shut up and co worker volunteering me to stay for overtime that I do not get a good rate for. Sometimes I just want to walk out of my job.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 2 Responses 3 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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    Anxiety: the curse of knowing the truth about

    others' unspoken thoughts and actions/non-actions.
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    ilymj22 ilymj22 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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'm so fed up of worrying about every possible

    eventuality of everything I do. I want to curl up and it all to go away.
    gt989 gt989 22-25, M 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    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'm only 17 and I secretly struggle with

    existential death anxiety. I can't tell my family, because I know they won't listen nor try to help. I often see no point in my life any more and cry for hours almost every night. Sometimes I get panic attacks: they terrify me to the point where I shake a lot and sweat for a...
    StuckInABlender StuckInABlender 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    ive been getting anxiety again.

    alot has to do with I dont want no fighting in the family. I feel like my sister's are going to get into it. and then I'm put in the middle. im the youngest. my oldest sister dose not help me out. even through I take her son to school and puck him up. my middle sister dose so...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 6 hrs ago

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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 1 day ago

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    Robinwing Robinwing 13-15 1 Response 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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    Thatguyisme Thatguyisme 26-30 3 days ago

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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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