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I Have Anxiety

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    I struggle with Anxiety

    when it comes to riding and driving a car and fear of being on the freeway. My mom drives me to my appointments and helps me a lot. She is my hero!
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F a week ago

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    To Medicate - or Not.

    I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have always known since I was younger I was not "Like everyone else". Not in some dramatic soul tormenting kind of way, just a...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 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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    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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    Im having a anxiety attack right now.

    Im trying to fight it. But it feels like im going to throw up. My stomach is upset and im getting the runs. Im so tried of feeling like this. I wonder if i start cutting on myself again if that will help. My meds help just to a point. I want to give up.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day 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 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 5 Responses Mar 16

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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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    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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    Bad. There's a never ending tornado swirling

    around my head that's out of my control. I can't breathe. I can't think. Every emotion I feel gets replaced with one even worse. I seem all put together and happy, but my life makes zero sense right now.
    chloejune chloejune 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 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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    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 am from a very small town

    and have always been shy. When I was 16 I met this guy. We dated on and off for 4 years. He was mentally and physically abusive. That is what brought me to have a lot of anxiety now a days. I am now with my fiance and we moved away from my home town (to the city -.-) for more...
    Calicogirl20 Calicogirl20 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 2 Responses Jun 18

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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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    Every single text I send to my friends

    and every word I say stresses me out so much. They must think I'm not nice or not pretty or just a loser. I can't keep friends for a long time because of this and losing friend after friend just makes it worse. I've started to spend days just lying in bed and staring at the...
    mtailz200 mtailz200 13-15, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 to take meds for it.

    It's pretty bad, I hate being in areas with a lot of people. When a lot of people are talking at once it gives me really bad anxiety...I hate it. Most of it comes from recent abuse so it's been worse lately. Sometimes I just wish I was numb. Because feeling things isn't all that...
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    MossPrincess MossPrincess 13-15, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    The only reason why I've never actually tried

    to kill myself is because I don't want to burden anyone else with my dead body.
    capriciouscoralyn capriciouscoralyn 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 14

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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 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    anxiety and depression.

    .iam troubled with my life, i don't feel like iam living, i don't find anything good to live with, everything is troubled, i do everything with difficulty, there is no comfort in my life, many troubles, my parents hate me for no reason, they are the cause of my problems, but i...
    Emmajasonn Emmajasonn 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had an interview on Tuesday

    and paid all this money to take the train to the interview. I got as far as the building the interview was to be taking place in and I couldn't go in. I walked past the building so I wouldn't look odd and stand out to everyone. Then I turned around and WALKED all the way home...
    Clu3l3ss Clu3l3ss 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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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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    when i was 8 years old i was diagnosed with

    anxiety and put on fluoxetine aka prozac. i would freak out about storms that were coming towards where i live a week before it was supposed to hit. thunder storms would make me shake and cry. my anxiety was horrible with other stuff but i was so young i can't really remember...
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 1 Response 5 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.
    jledoux0690 jledoux0690 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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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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    Not severely. I know people

    who have it worse than me. But I have a constant nervous / uneasy feeling. Sometimes it's dull, sometimes it gets heightened in different situations, different days. But it's always there. A nervous tick in my heart. The inability to sit still for long without getting really...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 5 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm to the point where only my dog

    and my family would miss me if I was gone and I'm tired of dragging through my life with anxiety. I don't like my life even tho I'm considered successful and I just want to go away and do heavy amounts of Vicodin until it's all gone
    ande7897 ande7897 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm having all types of anxiety

    and it's making life a bit difficult. First, I have anxiety over my two month old. It's hard to sleep or even leave the room. I'm so paranoid something will happen to her. Last night I was making some vegan soup and put her in her crib. I took constant breaks to check on her...
    catatonically catatonically 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I made a phone call to see a therapist

    and they said they will call me back within two days. Now im constantly checking my phone making sure I didn't miss the call and its making me very anxious. Ive become obsessive over my phone! And the fact that I have to talk to someone I don't know is adding to it. Does anyone...
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 2 Responses a week 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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    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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    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 struggle with using my lorazepam

    as a crutch, I'm almost always anxious and the meds always take it away for a while
    guardian96 guardian96 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Somedays I'm fine an relaxed.

    Other days, I suffer from serious anxiety attacks. I used to take a prescription for it, but it has been several years. I'm not sure if I should go back to it or not.
    Xamad Xamad 22-25, M 1 Response 2 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 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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    RainbowPower RainbowPower 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 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 8 Responses Jul 16

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    Ok so i suffer from an Anxiety Disorder

    and have been since December 2010 and it ruined my life i had to drop out of school and i lost all my friend's i lost my life and for year's i tried to overcome it several month's ago i started going out and getting on with life but now all of a sudden i can't go out i hate...
    jennylontay148 jennylontay148 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 30

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    My anxiety has been kicking my butt.

    And it always has to do with family fights. I cant leave cause i dont work. Well i do take care of my parents. But the fights are always about money. I have tried before to tell them money not everything. It still dont help. I try and keep my mouth shut. I try to be invisible...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My anxiety is so bad I have a panic attack

    every time I have to go to the checkout at a store
    PunkAndDisorderly PunkAndDisorderly 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Anxiety ruined my life.

    I can't have a full satisfying breath. Breathing is a daily struggle. But it's getting slowly better thanks to chamomile tea. Chamomile tea relaxes me and makes me calm although I still find breathing hard at times but it helps me breathe better a little bit. I want to erase...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Ever since i was small,

    I've had anxiety. Im 43 now and still having anxiety. I was doing good. But the last couple of weeks its been hitting me big time. Im trying everything. Deep breathing, trying to talk myself thur it. And it still wont go away. It feels like im going crazy. I dont know how much i...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 literally can not sleep right

    now bc my anxiety level is sky high rn. I am so done with anxiety
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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