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I Have Anxiety

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    Last January, I was the new kid at school

    but by some miracle I got invited to a girl's sweet 16. Later at the party, they all wanted to go to Wendy's and grab something to eat. I had to lie to this girl's dad and say that my mom said yes, because everyone knows that wouldn't have been the answer. The whole way to Wendy...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    And I can't leave the house without someone

    coming with me. I feel really uncomfortable doing things on my own.
    battykodaa battykodaa 18-21, F 4 Responses a week 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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    well my mother just called me a psycopath,

    among other things, while I was having an anxiety attack. as if I don't feel ****** enough already...
    thedoctorrr thedoctorrr 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 30

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    Hi There is a group through my therapists

    office called supper club where people cook and then eat healthy meals that my therapist really wants me to go to. It's in a few hours and I'm really nervous. I've never gone before and the idea of meeting new people and eating in front of them makes me very nervous and anxious...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 2 Responses 13 hrs 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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    Saved my classmates life

    while a guest speaker was talking she ended up not breathing at all.. Luckily the ambulance was on it's way
    Moeka17 Moeka17 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It's so bad, because I can't

    even leave my ******* house without stressing out to the point where I wanna puke. I can't do anything that I want, because I can't handle it. I need help with this... Hopefully I'll be getting it soon.
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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'm anxious because I'm different

    and it makes me very uncomfortable. I sometimes keep my eyes averted. sometimes I try to pretend I don't notice how different I am from most people around here but I do. I have had very negative experiences here and I have not gotten over them.i try to go for more confidence...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I use to be mostly depressed I guess,

    but recently I experienced an anxiety attacked. I felt like the walls were closing in and it became hard to breathe. Today, I saw a posting about this job opportunity at a store that I idolize and I immediately got anxiety-induced hot flashes and felt like I was on fire. I am...
    giroflee giroflee 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    Sometimes I wake up with anxiety

    so intense its immobilizing. It feels like electricity running thru my body. I've noticed if I drink more than a few times a week, or God forbid do any hard drugs, it overstimulates me & I freak out. Similar experiences?
    VenecianRose VenecianRose 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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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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    Whenever life gets overwhelming

    and stressful, and my anxiety takes over, drawing helps relax you, your concentrating on the page rather than what has made you anxious!
    Charliee4 Charliee4 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days 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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    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 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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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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    I was going to write something here,

    but I'm so worried that people will be like, "You don't have anxiety, you just blah blah blah..." ._. I mean, I haven't been to a doctor about anxiety or depression, but I'm pretty sure I have some anxiety (more than your average person) and definitely depression.
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Had a job interview today

    and I didn't have an anxiety attack. Today was a good day. :)
    Mumblebee Mumblebee 18-21 7 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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    I have terrible anxiety I do not go out

    and make friends if I go out for a meal I feel very nervous and anxious eating infront of people I can't go shopping because it's to crowded and I feel like everyone is looking at me I'm very stressed and have alot of panic attacks I can't deal with this anymore.... Can anyone...
    ali0020 ali0020 13-15, F 6 Responses 3 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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    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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    Stressed, can't sleep.

    Don't want another sleepless night
    karltt karltt 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 need a coping mechanism to get a handle on my

    stress levels..... Any ideas.
    anonomous435 anonomous435 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 am so sick of feeling like this.

    It physically hurts. I'm sick of not sleeping, Im sick of crying, Im sick of feeling like a freak. I'm sick of caring about every little thing and letting it eat me alive. I can go from zero to hysterical in seconds. It's so draining. I feel like ****, I look like ****. I'm sick...
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 7

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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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    Every time my dad raises his voice I instantly

    retreat to my room even though it's not directed towards me. My anxiety level starts to rise and I get really upset. To make matters worse my mom just called me a hooker and that I need to make better first impressions and not look like a slob:'(
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    This year my anxiety got really bad

    and idk what to do about it....I can barely talk in school without stutering or crying. ove had two anxiety atracks in clasa already and its only been three weeks...everything just feels like its crashing doqn This year and my thoughts are too jumbled to explain but I just need...
    laughingraven37 laughingraven37 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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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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    I have lived with anxiety

    for longer than I can honestly remember, I am fine around people that I know and enjoy company with, but when it is someone I hardly know at all, I begin to feel like this weight on my chest that seems to press down onto me. It causes me to speak faster and makes me want to...
    Prevaricator Prevaricator 16-17 Sep 7

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    I'm in college now, but my medication was doing

    great and I felt a lot better about myself and less stressed out. But as my workload gets harder I focus on that area and my progress on social anxiety and self esteem has gone out the window. I walked around campus today and couldn't breathe because I had to pass someone on the...
    anonomous435 anonomous435 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    suchi715 suchi715 16-17, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I don't think people really

    understand how serious anxiety is. There are some days where I can just feel it laying in my chest and I can't do anything about it other than try to ignore it and go on with my daily life activities. On some days it feels like all I can do is worry and be stressed out. I wish...
    Jgil99 Jgil99 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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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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    First day back to school

    and already had an anxiety attack :)
    holdontilmay holdontilmay 18-21, F 1 Response a week 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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    Anxiety is thinking that scares.

    For me it starts in the mind and works through my body like electricity sending fear up my chest and back into my mind.
    mattcom mattcom 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 5

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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 36-40 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I don't think people really

    understand how serious anxiety is. There are some days where I can just feel it laying in my chest and I can't do anything about it other than try to ignore it and go on with my daily life activities. On some days it feels like all I can do is worry and be stressed out. I wish...
    Jgil99 Jgil99 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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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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    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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    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 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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    I have to go into town tomorrow at 02:30PM

    until 05:00PM with my support worker but i am terrified and i honestly have no idea how to cope please i really need help brcause i really think if i don't manage this i may kill myself -_-