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    My doctor diagnosed me with very high anxiety &

    stress. I also have panic attacks often. Not only does it effect me mentally - but it also effects me physically. I'm sleep deprived from it - and it causes me to stay awake even when I'm tired It causes me to worry a lot - about mu life and health conditions It causes me...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 9 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I'm only 20 and I feel I've been through hell

    in my life when I was younger I was emotionally and physically abused I've never felt loved or cared for until I met my husband in our religion your allowed to marry twice and my husband showed me love that I'd never experienced before..I had liked him for a long time and he had...
    mzk94 mzk94 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Feeling empty days and days.

    Dony feel like to do anything except eating and sleeping. Constantly checking facebook dont know why. Its like im waiting for something to happen which would never come. What should I do
    betty3002 betty3002 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    Sometimes you just need to close your eyes

    and go to sleep to escape everything. Tomorrow is a new day. Goodnight all! :)
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Omg! My anxiety is bugging me

    so bad today :( I dunno why but this really sucks
    mizzdimples mizzdimples 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 17

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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 6 Responses Jul 16

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    Currently fighting anxiety

    and stress from being so behind in school. Anxiety paralyses me and leaves me with nothing done.
    napamplona94 napamplona94 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 26-30, F 17 Responses Oct 23

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    Combine it with major depression

    and you have a classic recipe for disaster. I suppose as far as the condition goes it must be extremely common to suffer both at the same time, though not always, but from my own experience (and to throw in a crude allegory): if depression is a constant headache, anxiety is a...
    morea morea 22-25, F 3 days ago

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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 5 Responses Oct 11

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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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    Hi im fighting with anxiety

    for cuople years i changed pretty much. tho i live in usa without my parents im working at a restaurant and its bothers me at work i feel shaky sometimes down or tense muscles or i feel confused im tryn to manage it while im at work this drives me crazy tho i dont feel so well i...
    ddennis650 ddennis650 22-25, M 6 days 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 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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    It reallt sucks when you cant express yourself

    in a class. I find it very hard to participate with people i dont know well. When they are not speaking about a lesson but just giving out examples or share opinions. And then i also hate that when u pick stuff from other ppl involuntarly and they get arrogant or defendant or...
    thatawkwardgurl thatawkwardgurl 26-30, F 3 days ago

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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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    I wanted to go to a play tonight

    but I saw that guy who thinks I'm creepy about an hour before the play (he was the star of it) and my "friends" started teasing me about him. So I got worried that he would see me and think I only went cause he was in it. So I didn't go and I really regret it.
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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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 7 Responses Nov 8

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    Anxiety: the curse of knowing the truth about

    others' unspoken thoughts and actions/non-actions.
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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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

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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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    God, I'm so ******* exhausted,

    and I've got a ton of work to do when I get home. So instead of sleeping and not doing work, or doing work and not sleeping, I'll agonize about both until it's tomorrow and I'm completely screwed :/
    Indefinitely16 Indefinitely16 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel anxiety all the time.

    ....at least once a week. It wasn't always there and now that it is...I have no idea what to do. The worst part is that it's made me become this compulsive person that has to do things a certain way....because it prevents me from going into a really horrible episode. They are...
    lisettispaghetti lisettispaghetti 22-25, F 4 Responses a week 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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    I'm socially awkward,

    I feel really weird even posting this but I want to make friends, anybody else feel that way?
    wildcherry3393 wildcherry3393 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    I don't want to do a 10 minute presentation

    infront of my English form on my own. It's before Christmas so I can't really look forward to it without thinking I have to do that first :(
    eleanorxx eleanorxx 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I deal with depression

    and anxiety on a daily basis. here lately I've had the kind of anxiety that just builds and sits in the pit of my stomach. like waiting for the next shoe to drop. fear of impending doom. wish this feeling would pass already. I'm logical enough to know what it is, but sometimes...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    A few weeks back I was in the hospital

    for 5 days (spent 4 days in a mental unit of the hospital and a day in the ER) and while I was there I was diagnosed with anxiety, 2 different types of depression and borderline personality disorder. Now I'm seeing a psychiatrist about once a month and a therapist every week...
    sadly203 sadly203 18-21 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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

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    I'm 21 years old and have an anxiety disorder.

    I was borderline for most of my life, and then had a complication with an ADHD medication. This particular medication, Adderall, causes major mood swings. This is particularly true with people who have depression, anxiety, and SAD. All of them, I have. It was a hard 10 months...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I haven't really left my apartment very much

    for the past 6 months, other than to pick up groceries once a week. When I go out I medicate and can easily do my shopping and not speak or look at another person. I have to return to work tomorrow. I'm terrified. I'm shaking. My heart is pumping. It's getting worse as...
    absolom absolom 41-45 4 Responses Sep 10

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    I am so on edge tonight.

    Went grocery shopping, encountered hundreds of ********, almost had a panic attack. It didn't help that my two year old was in the worst mood ever. Got home, he continued to lose his mind until I put him in bed 45 minutes early. Now all three dogs are barking at me. I feel...
    MissListless MissListless 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Chills, body and headache,

    weak. Pretty sure the flu has hit me like a ton of bricks. And now I have to deal with panic attacks because of it. A little fever and I think I'm dying and have to constantly try to calm down. It really sucks being sick both mentally AND physically, LOL!😏😣
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    I experience anxiety mainly

    as an overactive mind. My mind hardly ever stops racing, either with worry or excitement. (If under the spell of anxiety, it usually tends to be worry). When the anxiety gets especially intense my body tenses and freezes up completely, but my heart and my mind never stop racing...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    sadeyes333 sadeyes333 18-21 2 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 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I have anxiety.. but this post isn't about

    myself. This is about a woman I saw at the store. she was crying and inconsolable, saying repeatedly "I can't do this!" I just couldn't imagine how she was feeling. I first, selfishly thought "at least my anxiety isn't that bad" but I opened my heart. I mentally put myself in...
    TiffTart TiffTart 22-25, F 4 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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    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

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    laying in bed still. approximately 815 am

    and I'm already thinking about work on Monday. damn, I wish I could just stay in the moment and stop projecting already
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 16

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    It sucks so badly... I get super stressed out

    thinking about future events and it makes everything seem so much worse than it probably is.
    ArminArlert ArminArlert 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 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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    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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    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 34 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    I really need to be sleep

    but I can't go. I'm too busy thinking about how much I hate my job & a ton of other things
    Rosebox Rosebox 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I really didn't have a good understanding about

    anxiety until i experienced it myself, A few years ago i was coming back from a casino with this girl i was friends with and all of a sudden my chest got all tight, i could hardly breathe. It felt like there was an elephant sitting on my chest. I thought i was having a heart...
    mizzdimples mizzdimples 26-30, F 2 Responses a week 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

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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 6 Responses Mar 24

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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 13 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    I hate anxiety. I hate

    when people say stupid things like "you'll be fine". They have no idea. I often wake up to my heart beating do fast that it scares the crap out of me. I can't walk around crowds of people (small or large) without my head down. I instantly think they're judging me. I worry to...
    quinny1 quinny1 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 29

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    I'm afraid of my fantasy,

    it feels like I see pic of hell just in front of my face but also realizing it's not there. ... or is it?!