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    I see everyone on campus

    so happy, enjoying life, smiling and laughing with friends. I want that. But I can't even step outside of my dorm without having to convince myself that everything will be okay and not to panic if I see a crowd. When I finally step out and get outside and make my way to wherever...
    doublecornflakes doublecornflakes 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I hate feeling so empty.

    My anxiety was getting so much better when I came to university, I made good friends who took my mind off everything. Then this guy came along and made his way into my friendship group. Ever since I met him, my anxiety has come back with full force, as he always makes me feel...
    CangyCane CangyCane 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    Part of me wants to check my old email inbox

    as some of my emails still go there but I'm worried what my stalker has said. I've not checked in a week. If he's only bothered me once at least I can take that as he's slowly giving up. What would you do?
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    article? Check out my page, I think we may relate! Enjoy!
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F Feb 3

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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 6 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    When you have to read in front of the class the

    thoughts in my head: "Oh my fooking gawd. Okay you can do this. Start out loud. Why are you going slow!?! Speed up! Am I seriously the only one talking? Omg. Send help. Come on focus. Last sentence. Okay. I did it. Omg."
    PierceTheVeiI PierceTheVeiI 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My pride did not help my anxiety,

    which turned into agoraphobia. I was housebound for about 2 months before my mother forced me outta my apartment, had me talk to a counselor, and move home out of the city. My pride was SO hurt... I had lived on my own since I was 16... 5 years of being the creator of my own...
    LovingCatLady LovingCatLady 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    ooh my..my head is on max overdrive.

    ..the whirring and ticking is doing my head in...panic and anxiety attack in the making...someone pass me a drink (metaphor as i dont drink)....
    likityspliff likityspliff 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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, 2015

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    I have been unravelling

    for some time now. My world lies about me and I am undone. It began as a loose thread of uncertainty. I didn't even have the satifaction of pulling the thread: it must have caught on some disbelief as I rushed past. Try as I might, my ebbing desire to fix and my need for truth...
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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    I've been dizzy all day.

    So scared that something bad is happening. Anyone have similar effects on lexapro ?
    Shadesofautumn Shadesofautumn 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Do you ever get those moments

    where you're actually super happy, and all of a sudden you remember something you have to do, that you've been dreading. and you suddenly can't breathe ;-;
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 23, 2015

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    I have such bad anxiety.

    it's never been this bad I'm having pain in my left arm and consistent headaches....I'm always so exhausted because I can't sleep at night and before I hit my pillow all of my worries start to come and I can't sleep so I stay awake for hours until it's day and then I fall asleep...
    deshhh14 deshhh14 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    I am suffering from anxiety

    for 5 years now . i feel like i am worthless ,inferiority complex that is why i rarely socialize , i dont feel talking to anyone ,All i want to sit in my home nothing else ,i just want to sit alone ,even in the college i used to do it ,i never make new friends and in front of my...
    itshardtofindtruelove itshardtofindtruelove 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 4

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    Rule your mind or it will rule you.

    - Buddha This is so true.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 13, 2015

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    I'm so sick of having anxiety.

    Not only is it annoying to feel sick from being anxious, but it makes it so difficult to keep a job. I'm so done with feeling like crap constantly from it. I'm sick of letting it affect me in numerous ways. I just want to be okay. I really don't think that's too much to ask...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 14 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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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 lie awake, breathing deeply,

    Trying to soothe the panicked flutter in my chest The fearful little creature, Afraid of the unknown Breathe in, breathe out The tension leaves my body The creature is calm for a moment Before it starts shaking again Breathe, just keep breathing Breathe, until the creature is...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I'm having these anxiety attacks again

    because of the struggle with body image. and this anxiety makes me think in binging on food, but at the same time in taking laxatives or throwing up. At the same time I I don't feel like wanting no more food in my life, like never ever again. I feel so disgusting... I'm so...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    had two anxiety attacks last week.

    unfortunately one was at school. sucks.
    maricarangelica maricarangelica 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have anxiety about the fact

    that I'm not going to die yet. The fact that I am not going to die has me stressed out to the point where I wake surrounded in tears and I cry myself to sleep. I spent 4 years of my life wasting it and doing whatever I wanted because every doctor I had ever met said I was going...
    Freedgorgan Freedgorgan 16-17, M 2 Responses 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, 2015

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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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    In my dream last night,

    one part of it was me reading more about anxiety online. There was a list of anxieties experienced by people who actually had anxiety disorder, and a list of anxieties that people who were faking a disorder claimed to have. The website was very degrading of these people, and...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I suffer from hyperhidrosis

    or excessive sweating. Does anyone else in the UK suffer from this?
    pbarn pbarn 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Breathe, just breathe.

    You have got this. Remember nothing is as bad at it seems. I know how hard it is, that panic that rushes over your whole body and takes over, the constant worry. Just breathe, don't worry over things you can't change, you cannot predict the future.. Enjoy today..
    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2015

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    People who don't have severe anxiety don't

    understand. People who do get it. We over analyze every single thing. I worked a job (for 2 days, panic attack on day 2) and it was cleaning schools at night when nobody was supposed to be there. Well there were teachers and I asked one lady if she had trash cans in her room and...
    WhyAmIOnHere WhyAmIOnHere 18-21, M 7 Responses Jan 15

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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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    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, 2015

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    2 weeks ago a man knocked on my door

    and my husband answered. He asked if someone lived here. My husband replied no one by that name lives here. Well later on the afternoon the same car passed again. We thought that was weird. My husband attempted to follow the car but he lost it. 1 week later the same car passed...
    brenda533 brenda533 26-30 5 days ago

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    Not knowing makes me anxious.

    Four days ago, you came back to my life in the most unexpected way after a painful break up. Probably you were wondering how I've been doing, well I'm good. So much has changed since you left and I've been thinking about you less and less. A part of me wanted to know if you...
    American19 American19 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    How do you guys cope with anxiety induced

    puking? I have a big project to work on and it gives me a lot of anxiety to the point where I have anxiety attacks if I try to work on it. I managed to calm down slightly with music but the constant trembling and nausea aren't letting me focus. Any advice?
    kirsssten kirsssten 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    do you ever say something

    or **** something up so badly you just constantly remember it and fear someone bringing it up and it basically just haunts you for months or even years like an anxiety poltergeist
    awkwardconversations awkwardconversations 13-15, T 5 Responses Jun 13, 2015

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    It was diagnosed as generalized,

    but mainly social and separative. basically I'm always in hell. always. it's terrible.
    submissiveboyy submissiveboyy 18-21, T 2 Responses a week 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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    Like... I stress about stress

    before there's even any stress to stress about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 1, 2015

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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 31 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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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 16 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    "Please be patient with those

    who have anxiety.. They say sorry a lot because they're genuinely afraid they've insulted you somehow They ask if they're annoying because they genuinely think they've somehow annoyed you They say things are 'awkward' because they can be uncomfortable in any given situation...
    Suspect00 Suspect00 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I hate it when people say "get over it"

    or "it's all in your head." how about shut the **** up?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 22, 2015

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    I get so anxious throughout the day at school.

    . I've been crying for hours because of it.. I hate going to sleep (if I even can) knowing that tomorrow is coming soon with another day of that
    depthful depthful 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Had a job interview today

    and I didn't have an anxiety attack. Today was a good day. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    I'm so tired of feeling like this.

    More than anything in the world I want to feel like a normal human being again. it's exhausting having anxiety and trying to live my life like this. I want to feel like my normal self again.
    OlivSinclairB OlivSinclairB 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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