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I Have Anxiety

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    fairyfantastic fairyfantastic 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 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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    I have had anxiety for years

    and years and I am good at hiding it from people. I don't have problems talking to people or anything like that but I get way too stressed out over things to the point where I get anxiety attacks. It got better when I fell in love with someone and he helped me work through a...
    Dovesery Dovesery 22-25, F 1 Response 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 5 Responses Mar 16

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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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    My anxiety eats at me from the inside stopping

    me experiencing life. But I always do my best to be kind and honest and respectful to others. Even if they don't understand anxiety.
    fluke19 fluke19 26-30, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have anxiety when I'm in a huge crowd of

    people I do not know or when I am in a small building/room with a lot of people in it. Tonight we were at a small restaurant, there was a lot of people (only about two or three booth/tables open) and I was having some anxiety. My stepdad told me to just knock it off and stop...
    BandGeek741 BandGeek741 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't go back to work

    until Tuesday and I'm already feeling so anxious and depressed. My hubby and I have talked about me resigning but that also scares me as it is a huge step and quite a change. My job not only sucks up all of my time and throws me around onto different shifts, the managers also...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 2 Responses 10 hrs 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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    It started after I was bullied

    as a kid. It developed after my family tried to change who I was. just a combination of everything the sexual harassment, the ridicule, and marginalization all in one. I developed cynicism and spite a way to deal with it. A hatred towards where I grew up. knowing that people...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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

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    Right now I have to try

    and smile to get through each day. My anxiety is at an all time high and I can't deal with anything anymore. Everything sets me off and makes me want to disappear. It's time that I set up an appointment and start taking anxiety medication before I go off the deep end.....
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    School starts Monday

    and I'm having anxiety! Ugh!! >.<
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F 3 Responses a week 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 anxiety around most females

    but i can sill function but around girls i find attractive/like forget about it i can barely function. I hate it soo much
    CuddlesNSnuggles CuddlesNSnuggles 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 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 woke up with bad anxiety.

    Im fighting it pretty good. Im talking myself thur it. Its not as bad. But im so tried of it. I wish there was a way that it woyld just stay away for good.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days 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 have suffered with

    and lived with anxiety which i think stems from being verbally bullied at school, and when younger i was encouraged to be the quiet shy girl. I left school and because of feeling so low in confidence i latched on to my boyfriend and my life became all about him for about 10 yrs...
    anxiety1sufferer anxiety1sufferer 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm so tired of feeling

    that burning, panicky sensation and just having to work through it. My life is easier than so many other people's, yet lately it's been such a struggle. I need something to calm and comfort me, something that isn't destructive. I feel pretty sapped of creativity, so I'm really...
    tegansara tegansara 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have GAD and it gets in the way of everything.

    I can't do things without the anxious clamp coming down.
    mikewmc2011 mikewmc2011 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 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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    PRO TIP: I have discovered

    that watching “How It’s Made” is SUCH a good way to combat an anxiety attack! There’s soothing music, a soothing narrator who’s intonation never changes (narrators never yell or change their speaking pace), it’s engaging enough to keep you occupied but doesn’t...
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Help me! I'm feeling like I'm about to die

    and I'm having the worst anxiety attack!!
    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M 4 Responses 4 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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    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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    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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    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 have extreme anxiety about my health.

    Every time I see something off about my skin or have pain anywhere I freak out and think I have a serious disease. I don't know what to do. :'(
    kico4 kico4 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm thinking after my Mom passed away,

    my anxiety got worse, but truthfully I'm not sure. It's especially hard when I'm alone. I guess I get nervous because I think that people are looking at me, even though most of the time they are not. The hardest part for me is driving all the way to a store and then freaking...
    strawberry99 strawberry99 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    SolarSkyDiver SolarSkyDiver 16-17, M 4 Responses 1 day 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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    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 18 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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    I started medication

    for it yesterday. I already feel like things are changing for the better.
    Soozkat Soozkat 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day 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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    I was in the club and my friend was gonna teach

    me to get a girl but when I did and was dancing with her I got a panic attack and got really aggressive really fast so my friend grabbed me by the arm to come back to her and I pushed him on the ground and continued. I cooled off and he forgive me but wanted me to try again so I...
    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Im picking my nephew up from school right now.

    I feel shaky. I feel the anxiety starting to rise. Im trying to fight it. God i hate this so much. I wish i could just rid of it. I dont understand when other people say you do it to yourself. Who in hexx would want to give themself anxiety. Not me thats for sure.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Honestly thinking that I need to be on anti

    anxiety meds. I'm kinda scared though because when my dad took lorazepam aka Ativan, he was all loopy and now even with the dose cut in half he won't take it. Sadly everyone else's anxiety causes my anxiety to be worse and I need to get help. Anybody have some advice?
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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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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    I started getting them

    when I was going through a phase of becoming someone that I am not. A bad feeling would stay stuck in my stomach and my body would shake. I once loved being in my skin and had no worries to think of. I just enjoyed life knowing I am blessed and my future will be great. But now...
    deedeestar1 deedeestar1 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Why is it people say your giving the anxiety to

    yourself. Heck i wouldnt do that. Right im having anxiety right now. Its like i think too much. My brain wont shut off. Im trying to talk myself thur it. God im so tried of having anxiety.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    Do any of you take Ativan (Lorazepam)

    for sleep? I have taken Ambien and Trazodone in the past, and started Ambien again three weeks ago but it isn't helping. When I occasionally take Ativan for anxiety, I sleep really well. I am wondering if I could take Ativan on a regular basis for sleep without it stopping...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    Ever since my sexual abuse,

    I think EVERYONE is out to get me. I'm not brave enough to start a conversation because I think the person either won't hear me or won't care and laugh at me. I think people have ulterior motives and want to hurt me. I avoid all types of situations so I don't get reminded of...
    AlanaLlama AlanaLlama 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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...