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I Have Anxiety

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    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 2 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

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    I hate when people get angry at me,

    it gives me a horrible feeling in my stomach. It's awful :(
    HidingBehindTheShadows HidingBehindTheShadows 18-21, M 8 Responses Jun 8

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    nsameshit nsameshit 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    asgyay123 asgyay123 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Breathe. Crisis worker said.

    Exhale to count of twelve. Inhale to count of ten Repeat both. Four or five times. To lessen intensity of mood. If not fully bannish it. Me adds prepare for tiny dizzy. .
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 Responses 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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    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 15 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    Here I go again- The fact

    that I suffer and have suffered with anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, and all the other fun stuff for most if not all of my adult life is n surprise to people who know me or anyone who has read the things that I post here. The reason I post things here is really to give hope to...
    simplysusan01 simplysusan01 41-45, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Five days since my last anxiety attack

    and I'm starting to feel okay again.
    vischismileyface vischismileyface 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I have anxiety and am not afraid to admit it in

    case my life depends on it. I have always been sort of anti social. But ever so recently anxiety has kicked in making life difficult. I can't stand to be in the same room with certain people. And I hate loud noises. Does anxiety ever go away as one matures? Because my life...
    SmileyFaceJenn SmileyFaceJenn 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    have had building anxiety all day.

    triggered by the thought that i may have grabbed the wrong frozen water bottle out of the freezer. because apparently in my ****** up head, that's going to impact how work goes today. or whether or not my friend is going to want to hang out with me tonight. or if my kids do okay...
    vanyaorlav vanyaorlav 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    woke up this morning

    and the first thing on my mind was bills and stress and what's going to get paid and what's not. and what I don't have compared to those around me (case of the wants)... Logic: I should be grateful for what I have and I'm not starving and it will get better. Emotions: it's a...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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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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    Uh it's so terrible. I don't like it,

    I get scared of the smallest things.
    SimpleGia SimpleGia 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    copenhagenkyle copenhagenkyle 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    Walking down the hallways at school is the

    worst >< . Everytime someone looks at me I feel like they're judging me and I have to know what they're thinking of me . It bothers me so much
    toxicpastels toxicpastels 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 24

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    So this morning I was really groggy

    and dizzy and I couldn't snap out of it. It's a side affect from my medication. It took me a while I must have turned off my alarm without realizing it because I woke up and I was completely late for work. My boyfriend was so sweet because I got up and slowly started getting...
    sandycheeks08 sandycheeks08 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    morning all, woke up with anxiety again.

    last year I was doing so good in fighting it and not having it. now it seem to be here everyday to greet me. I want it to all go away.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 4 days ago

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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 2 Responses Mar 23

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    My anxiety has kept me from attending college,

    getting a job, and driving. It's left me felling isolated and depressed. I hate it but I'm working on getting better.
    KellerKing13 KellerKing13 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    sometimes life and everything

    that comes with it is a bit too much.
    danixla danixla 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    I can't do anything anymore.

    I can't even TRY to get a job. I get terrible panic attacks, and it takes hours for me to calm down. After that i'm too exhausted to even stand up. I'm just worthless. I don't want to give up, but things are not looking good. I'm sorry for this negative post. I'm just very sad...
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 3 Responses 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 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 13

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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
    ProbablyUncomfortable ProbablyUncomfortable 13-15, T 7 Responses Jun 13

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    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've always struggled with anxiety

    and panic attacks but luckily have been able to control it
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 12 Responses May 13

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    I have anxiety, I am always afraid of anything ,

    affronting people is my biggest fear , I always feel stomach pain .. I feel paralyzed..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Sometimes when I feel anxious there is a clear

    cause, something I am obsessing about or avoiding. But sometimes, like today, I just seem to feel a sense of dread for no clear reason. When I started on antidepressants, this is what I hoped would stop, but it hasn't.
    iacob iacob 26-30, T 21 hrs 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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    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 really bad depression

    and anxiety attacks. Feels like no one cares!!!
    african38 african38 36-40, M 1 Response 7 hrs 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?
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 5 Responses May 22

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    My phone has been giving me

    so much anxiety i don't even know why but every time I get a notification and my phone goes off it is like an instant wave of anxiety. I'm going to try to stay off of it as much as I can for the next few days, hopefully that will help somewhat.
    anotherclosetedteen anotherclosetedteen 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Times like these are

    when I need someone the most. When there’s something going on that I can’t find the words to explain and I’m alone with my thoughts and shallow breaths and collapsing lungs and rapid heartbeat and my silence. When everyone takes just a little bit longer to respond to my...
    Yorkshirelad86 Yorkshirelad86 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My anxiety makes me miss my mom.

    She's going away got four days and I'm afraid I'll die while she's gone. I'm at my grandmas and I can't quit crying. I'm ******* 20 years old!
    keyton4040 keyton4040 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am scared to fly. Even

    though i have before. I am afraid I will have a massive panic attack. Even though this has never happened before.
    keyton4040 keyton4040 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs 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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    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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    my anxiety is up tonight.

    not sure why. but it's draining me. hopefully things will calm down and I won't feel like this.
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I hate anxiety it kicks in at the worst time

    but who am I gonna tell why I'm so depressed
    Jakedoger Jakedoger 46-50, T 1 Response 1 day 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 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    I have anxiety attacks around 3-4 times a day.

    I hate it but It just me I guess.. Staying strong Xoxo