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I Have Anxiety

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    I wish I could hide from everyone,

    everytime I go out of my house I get all panicky and I can't rly concentrate on anything I freak out at every little thing that normal ppl can do, like getting on a bus even if I'm with someone I have a panic attack almost everytime...but public speaking is the worst I freeze up...
    Anniebee13 Anniebee13 13-15, F 21 hrs 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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    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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    We all do to a certain extent I suppose

    but I seem to have the burden of suffering from it more then most. I'm anxious and I worry more then what is healthy but I am learning to see the bigger picture and not get stuck in my anxious and negative thinking. I just spent 8 months being very frustrated with my roommate...
    MegsLife MegsLife 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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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    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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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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    It's weird to think that over a year ago

    now I began to suffer from something that would change my life drastically. I fought hard and won. I fought hard and lost. Tonight, I sit in my room and can't help but be nervous because of some random feeling of disembodiment that I can't explain. It over came my defenses and...
    ApocTheComet ApocTheComet 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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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 2 days ago

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    I have the type of anxiety

    that makes me want to avoid everything I dont even know why Its so exhausting to run from everything thats maybe why a part of me rather would die
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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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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    I have a big, stressful week of work coming

    and I'm doubtful that I can take care of all of it. It's hard for me to see the end, and moreover, I am afraid that I'll sabotage myself
    kjmbk kjmbk 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm dead I don't feel alive at all.

    I can't breathe, I can't do anything, it's HELL! I didn't find for a PERMANENT solution! There is no point in living like this I'm thinking of killing myself that's the best solution for my misery. :'( I've been having anxiety and panic attacks since 11 years I can't live like...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 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 6 days ago

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    I recently got diagnosed with anxiety

    and it was nice to know that I wasn't just plain crazy or being pathetic. However, it's such a difficult diagnosis to accept. I am at a stage where I am beating myself up about always worrying and obsessing about painful events that have taken place in my life etc. I just want...
    misscry misscry 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 27

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    'm sorry :'( I feel like a terrible person :'(

    I almost walked out of my job tonight because of my anxiety. My anxiety has never been a issue before but now it's getting worse. It's a main reason why I have been so distant lately. I hate that I'm so worried that I'm going to make everything worse for everyone that I have not...
    LostAriel LostAriel 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Anxiety is a poison that seep into your body,

    into your veins, into your brain. Affecting your mind making you feel a strong dismay. I wish I could control it but that's just it I can't.... :/
    freespirtXoXo freespirtXoXo 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 2 days ago

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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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    Had a job interview today

    and I didn't have an anxiety attack. Today was a good day. :)
    Mumblebee Mumblebee 18-21 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have no idea if this really has anything to

    do with anxiety, and I also have no idea if it's asthma or some other medical thing, hoping someone here can help me since I'm so worried and I'm in such a panic over this. I have a lot of trouble breathing. A LOT of trouble. In the past few months I have been getting a...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have terrible anxiety I barely go out anymore

    because It just gets me all worked up and overwhelmed and I can't do much at home either without feeling overwhelmed like music, and tv for example
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    It's almost like I'm suffocating right now.

    What surrounds me seems more...real. But I am detached from it all. As I suffocate I can almost hear that voice that calls to me in my nightmares. Is the suffocating sensation the same that drags me down the dark abyss that takes me to Hell? Is it the certainty of me...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns 16-17 Mar 18

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    I'm having some bad days recently.

    Trying to keep busy and distract myself. I'm usually good, but when my triggers start effecting me like they have, I'm easily agitated.
    Arelia Arelia 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 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...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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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

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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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    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 3 Responses Jun 18

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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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    Not sure if it's just me,

    but is anyone else here super sensitive? Like the smallest things hurt and bother me, for example even if I think a person is waving at me but they're actually doing it to someone else; I'll beat myself up for it. I can't take embarrassment AT ALL. :( and it sets off my anxiety...
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    jenn133 jenn133 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Waking up with anxiety in my chest.

    It doesn't seem to matter how much or how little I have to do that day, it's always present. :(
    MegsLife MegsLife 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 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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    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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    I have a history of mental illness

    and I'm starting a new job and I don't know if I can do it. I just got home from my first day of training and I guess it's normal to feel the doom of doing terribly at it when you first start but I don't know if I should push myself to continue or if I should hold back and just...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I can't breathe :( everyday is a struggle I

    want to be able to breathe. I can't believe it's anxiety I thought I had a disease that made breathing tougher. I have to yawn to get a satisfying breath it hurts sometimes it's hard to yawn and catch a satisfying breath anxiety is the WORST thing that ever happened to me it's...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Oh, joy, having anxiety a few hours

    before I have to go to work. Why? There isn't a why, there is no reason! >.< I've been to work a gazillion times, yet I'm having anxiety. Screw you anxiety, **** off and die in a pit of despair!!!! ^ - ^
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    AnnaRubi AnnaRubi 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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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 6 days ago

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    Do you smoke cigarettes

    for anxiety? Ive been thinking about smoking the electronic cigarettes to calm me down. Would this be a good way of trying to get rid of anxiety? Because I just cant take anti depressants.
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been freaking out

    for the past 24 hours because I was texting a new friend and we were sharing life experiences, but they said they had to go to work and they'll talk to me later so I'm like okay! I haven't heard anything and I'm so nervous :( did I do something wrong? Am I annoying? Do they not...
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have terrible anxiety

    and it affects me a lot . If even something small makes me upset it gets really hard for me to breathe . I get bullied a lot so this happens a lot but I am grateful I have my friend ashley . She doesn't like when people pick on me and stops it if she sees it . She has throated...
    therealme101 therealme101 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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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    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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    ashley486 ashley486 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I have struggled with anxiety

    since I was ten. I have had a lot of ups and downs. I have had points in my life where the anxiety was so bad that it prevented me from going to school, going out at night, being in vehicles, and being in movie theaters or other crowded places. I'm in an upswing now, as after...
    mairesequin mairesequin 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've went through anxiety.

    It has been hell for me because I would not be "normal" according to society. I would freak out all the time and hyperventilate while in school because I was so stressed and filled with anxiety from being bullied. Often times people would crack jokes about my anxiety, and it...
    IntimateTaco IntimateTaco 18-21, M 2 Responses May 19

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    From Driven to Agoraphobic

    My last two years of high school I was like a rock star, everything I tried I was good at, I made good grades, I volunteered, I had a lot of friends, and I was very ambitious. I received academic scholarships and I went to the school of my choice. My tuition and apt. were payed...
    babyblueshorty2003 babyblueshorty2003 21-25, F 11 Responses May 4, 2007

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    Okay someone really needs to help me out I

    always think that people are going to hurt me and it gets me so paranoid and makes my anxiety so bad because I'll be friends with someone for a while and then I will start to thing they're really bad people and are going to do something bad to me now can I egg this out of my...
    imafuckingmess imafuckingmess 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's official! I've been diagnosed by a legit

    doctor; I have General Anxiety Disorder.
    TheRose202 TheRose202 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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      So whenever I meet with friends (which

    isn't many cus just left a private school and hardly any kids were there a no no one out of school) I feel really nervous and hot and cold and I can't eat or drink and I feel like I'm going to be sick but I know I'm not xo it's stopping me having xo it's always worse at the...
    tillygeorrge tillygeorrge 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 26

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