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I Have Anxiety

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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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    well my mother just called me a psycopath,

    among other things, while I was having an anxiety attack. as if I don't feel ****** enough already...
    thedoctorrr thedoctorrr 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    First day back to school

    and already had an anxiety attack :)
    holdontilmay holdontilmay 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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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 2 Responses Jun 18

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    My parents got divorced

    when I was 7, but they argued and fought often before that. My parents have always caused drama in my life and I believe that is the reason I have anxiety, but I'll be fine. :)
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I just want to cry. I've been talking to this

    really nice guy at my school via text. He's really nice, but he's in his second year and we've never actually talked in real life. We text quite a bit. Im actually extremely terrified that him and I are going to see each other in the halls. Like I can't talk to people. I don't...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have terrible anxiety I do not go out

    and make friends if I go out for a meal I feel very nervous and anxious eating infront of people I can't go shopping because it's to crowded and I feel like everyone is looking at me I'm very stressed and have alot of panic attacks I can't deal with this anymore.... Can anyone...
    ali0020 ali0020 13-15, F 6 Responses 6 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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    I'm anxious because I'm different

    and it makes me very uncomfortable. I sometimes keep my eyes averted. sometimes I try to pretend I don't notice how different I am from most people around here but I do. I have had very negative experiences here and I have not gotten over them.i try to go for more confidence...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Last January, I was the new kid at school

    but by some miracle I got invited to a girl's sweet 16. Later at the party, they all wanted to go to Wendy's and grab something to eat. I had to lie to this girl's dad and say that my mom said yes, because everyone knows that wouldn't have been the answer. The whole way to Wendy...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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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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    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 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    So I freaked out yesterday

    and couldn't go into work. There was no one to cover me and my manager had to get all my work sent to another department so someone else could do it. This left the client waiting for results and also other people had to come in on overtime to collect the work and deliver it to...
    Lonesailor14 Lonesailor14 26-30, F 2 Responses May 19

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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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    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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    It's so bad, because I can't

    even leave my ******* house without stressing out to the point where I wanna puke. I can't do anything that I want, because I can't handle it. I need help with this... Hopefully I'll be getting it soon.
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days 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 7 Responses Jul 16

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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 Jul 28

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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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    I have lived with anxiety

    for longer than I can honestly remember, I am fine around people that I know and enjoy company with, but when it is someone I hardly know at all, I begin to feel like this weight on my chest that seems to press down onto me. It causes me to speak faster and makes me want to...
    Prevaricator Prevaricator 16-17 Sep 7

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    Stressed, can't sleep.

    Don't want another sleepless night
    karltt karltt 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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 6 Responses Mar 24

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    suchi715 suchi715 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Whenever life gets overwhelming

    and stressful, and my anxiety takes over, drawing helps relax you, your concentrating on the page rather than what has made you anxious!
    Charliee4 Charliee4 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    It affects my life far too much.

    Even in 'relaxed' situations such as going for a drink, my legs feel jelly, breathing is sometimes laboured, I'm hypervigilant and want to be near an exit in case something happens. Eventually I calm down and feel relaxed enough, but it's a recurring theme. I don't take...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was going to write something here,

    but I'm so worried that people will be like, "You don't have anxiety, you just blah blah blah..." ._. I mean, I haven't been to a doctor about anxiety or depression, but I'm pretty sure I have some anxiety (more than your average person) and definitely depression.
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    Social anxiety has ruined my life.

    If you have this problem you could imagine my feels right now, what makes it worse it that it's accompanied by blushing. My whole face will just be red like a tomato, I'm starting school soon and I'm nervous about it, what I did accomplish this summer was actually getting a job...
    dassays dassays 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 21

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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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    Does anyone have any particular coping methods

    that you use when you're feeling anxious or upset? Personally, when I need to be comforted... I comfort myself. It's like I become two people. I tell myself it's okay, reassure myself that things will get better, and maybe even envision giving myself of big hug or wiping my...
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Jul 25

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    I've had three anxiety attacks this month.

    I haven't had any for two years. I'm scared people will see me as weak so nobody knows.
    naturalnobody naturalnobody 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I need a coping mechanism to get a handle on my

    stress levels..... Any ideas.
    anonomous435 anonomous435 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 5 Responses Jul 24

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    It's so difficult.. I am a graduate student,

    and I've always done well academically. But sometimes I get so consumed in self-doubt and anxiety that I have forgotten something or that I am simply not good enough.. Therapy made it worse by brining up bad experiences.. I am simply afraid I will never truly be happy until I...
    BeautifulinElevation BeautifulinElevation 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I use to be mostly depressed I guess,

    but recently I experienced an anxiety attacked. I felt like the walls were closing in and it became hard to breathe. Today, I saw a posting about this job opportunity at a store that I idolize and I immediately got anxiety-induced hot flashes and felt like I was on fire. I am...
    giroflee giroflee 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I'm in the doctors right

    now writing this and I am so scared...I'm going in for a check up because I had an anxiety attack yesterday so their going to talk to me about it..I might be getting a counsellor which I don't really want...ugh:/
    jasminebieber1234 jasminebieber1234 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 30

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    I have had anxiety for a good amount of my life

    and i'm sick of it...so many missed opportunities..I'm getting fed up with it and finally trying to really do something about it
    mzkay1 mzkay1 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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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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    I am so sick of feeling like this.

    It physically hurts. I'm sick of not sleeping, Im sick of crying, Im sick of feeling like a freak. I'm sick of caring about every little thing and letting it eat me alive. I can go from zero to hysterical in seconds. It's so draining. I feel like ****, I look like ****. I'm sick...
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Saved my classmates life

    while a guest speaker was talking she ended up not breathing at all.. Luckily the ambulance was on it's way
    Moeka17 Moeka17 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I haven't really left my apartment very much

    for the past 6 months, other than to pick up groceries once a week. When I go out I medicate and can easily do my shopping and not speak or look at another person. I have to return to work tomorrow. I'm terrified. I'm shaking. My heart is pumping. It's getting worse as...
    absolom absolom 36-40 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I'm a life coach, who has assisted many to

    discover their strongest life! Through established coaching practices and proven methodologies, I assist people to explore beyond their fears, anxieties, and demotivation from their current situation... If you're in a situation where you're deciding to give up on happiness and...
    swatis123 swatis123 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Hi There is a group through my therapists

    office called supper club where people cook and then eat healthy meals that my therapist really wants me to go to. It's in a few hours and I'm really nervous. I've never gone before and the idea of meeting new people and eating in front of them makes me very nervous and anxious...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    And I can't leave the house without someone

    coming with me. I feel really uncomfortable doing things on my own.
    battykodaa battykodaa 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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    This is kind of long

    but I'd really appreciate feedback <3 Work anxiety. Every single day, and I don't know what to do about it. The thing is, it isn't the job that gives me anxiety, it's my boss. My boss is a very...intense person. And I work as a care giver for her son who has autism so I am...
    ChildoftheEarth ChildoftheEarth 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's crippling sometimes

    after popping antinex up to 4 tines a day as it read on the Label. it wasn't meant for long term use my doctor made me think it was like an anti depressant that's ok we all make mistakes! Now I'm on anti d very low dose , it's helping I guess ? This is why I'm on here to tell...
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Had to tell all 7 of my teachers about my

    anxiety,panic attacks,PTSD,and The undiagnosed illness i have had for 3 years...I was shaking the whole time WORTS.FEELING.EVER
    ordinaryemma ordinaryemma 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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...