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I Have Anxiety

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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 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 8 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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 have social anxiety

    and hate it very much. People often tell me that I'm weird, awkward, and talk way too much.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 4 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 2 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 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm currently a freshman in high school

    and I have selective mutism which nobody really understands. I got a book from the library for a project and the return date is today. I was too scared to bring it to the library because I have to give it to the assistant librarian and that gives me a lot of anxiety. I'm scared...
    lexi1027 lexi1027 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Supposed to be going to Nottingham on Friday to

    see a friend and I've put it off so many times that it's rediculous. But the idea of getting on a train gives me belly ache and makes me feel sick. I need some advice :( I just can't get on the train
    littlelib littlelib 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I can not bring myself to be in a big group of

    people I don't know, especially when it's a group of young people I don't know. :(
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Ever get afraid that your friends

    and significant other actually don't like you? :/
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 24

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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 3 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 3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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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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    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 5 days ago

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    I hate that my anxiety has taken over my life.

    I want to live without feeling panicked all the time. It's been really bad today. I want to scream but I feel like I can't breathe. I want my life back.
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Going for an echocardiogram

    and stress test tomorrow, to say I'm nervous and scared would be an understatement. I have avoided exercise for the past 8 months (used to religiously) because the physical effects of exercising are just like a panic attack. Not sure how I will get through this but I have to...
    jrene87 jrene87 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm in my second year of college,

    and I've gone once in the last 2 weeks. I just can't shake how uncomfortable I feel there. Everyone else seemed to really fit in and adjust well to college and I just couldn't manage it.
    littlekoi littlekoi 18-21, F 5 Responses 8 hrs 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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    Anxiety, panic disorder.

    It's the worst but I deal with it.
    GhostlyAngel GhostlyAngel 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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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 2 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 4 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Mar 23

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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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    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 17 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    Thatguyisme Thatguyisme 26-30 5 days ago

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    Alanawa Alanawa 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    I have anxiety and my parents get mad at me

    when I have an attack.. Like its my fault I'm like this. I used to call them because they would be able to calm me down and make me feel safe but now I don't even feel like doing that and it sucks because now I feel even more alone. I just hate how they make it seem like I'm...
    kristen1993 kristen1993 22-25, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I hate having anxiety I've missed out on

    so many great opportunities because of it, the smallest thing to you might seem like the biggest deal to me and I hate feeling this way.
    hazlewood hazlewood 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    ilymj22 ilymj22 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Sometimes I feel like I am

    so anxious that I ruin relationships with the people around me. I feel annoying and defective when people seem to distance themselves.
    littlefox2 littlefox2 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    I had an anxiety attack,

    or panic attack, during school last week. I was in class and I started to feel more depressed, and then it happened. I didn't want to move or make a sound, and I didn't know what I was afraid of exactly. My friend noticed what was happening and she helped me get through it
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days 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 3 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    Like... I stress about stress

    before there's even any stress to stress about...