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    It's really awful, because there are some days

    when it's more controlled than others. There are my "down days" when I won't leave my room, I stay in my dark room and don't talk to anyone. When I go outside, I'm so anxious and feel like everyone is looking at me. My breath starts to get shallow and I feel like the life is...
    faithlv faithlv 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    just woke up its 10:12 pm

    and having bad anxiety. feels like im losing control. my heart is beating fast. im trying to deep breath feels like I cant catch my breath.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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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, 2014

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    When someone says I'm good at something,

    my reaction is always ..nah he's just saying it to make me feel better, & when they say I'm bad at something.. my reaction is always like... oh I knew it I'm a loser.. blah. blah.. wtf is wrong with me? I can't think positive.
    boom991 boom991 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    Like... I stress about stress

    before there's even any stress to stress about...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 10 Responses Jan 1

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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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    School starts Monday,

    I don't think I'll ever be able I calm down. I hate school and how anxious it makes me.
    lycancrux lycancrux 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Do you ever get those moments

    where you're actually super happy, and all of a sudden you remember something you have to do, that you've been dreading. and you suddenly can't breathe ;-;
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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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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    I have really bad hypochondria I'm scared I

    have cancer because my stomach is always hurting but last time I went to a doctor they just laughed and said its all mental and I did take a blood test but I'm scared what if they threw the blood away and told everything's fine? I'm so scared I don't wanna die young...
    Slubberdegullion Slubberdegullion 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    Mine usually happen when I have situations

    where non sufferers might get a little nervous. Only I don't, I'm petrified! I had one today, I had a training course at work, I was in a classroom with around 10 people, most I didn't know. I was just congratulating myself silently on doing well when the trainer announced we...
    TheLukos TheLukos 31-35, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Is there a point were you become

    so scared thay you become insane? i have bad anxiety and i was just wondering cause some kid was being stalked in my state and they were following him and the police say he got so scared that they described him as insane. They say he was rocking back and forth and singing and he...
    baeleaves baeleaves 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    Whenever something new happens

    or I have a change in my life I seem to worry. It gets really bad. I'll keep asking questions about whatever Is changing. I also used to worry about the future but now I'm starting to live day by day.
    deleted deleted 26-30 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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    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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    amberrey1 amberrey1 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 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 :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 20

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    It was 4 years back when i wanted to conquer

    the world. I started drawing as a kid and at 12 discovered my artistic abilities when i would create something and be appreciated for it. Those were the best moments in my otherwise depressing childhood/ teen years as i was an underdog barely known at school, the misfit, the...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    A great TED talk video on conquering your fears

    so you can have the experiences you want to have by an astronaut who went blind in space: http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_hadfield_what_i_learned_from_going_blind_in_space?language=en
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 17 hrs ago

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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 mom thinks my anxiety isn't too severe to

    take me to a professional. My mom thinks that I'm just going through a "phase" and I'll get over my anxiety soon. She doesn't know that I have panic attacks every single time I get my report card, she doesn't know that I have to hold my cries every time I am forced to speak to...
    SmartYetUgly SmartYetUgly 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    I freak out when I find out people like me.

    If it's someone I like in return, I am happy but I still get nervous and push away after a while. It's an issue I can't figure out the source of. At the same time, if someone likes me and I need to turn them down I feel really bad because I know how rejection feels.
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I hate when people get angry at me,

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

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    I was family in Birmingham with my cousin then

    one day had a panic and anxiety attack. It happened out of the blue. They are family and should not see me like that.
    BJMichelle96 BJMichelle96 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    It's like a glass water sitting on top of an

    amplifier, it just messes with my nerves with every sound until I fall over, everything comes out of me, and I break.
    mainVine mainVine 13-15, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Aflame22 Aflame22 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm moving to a new town

    where I don't know anyone in a few weeks. I'm both scared and excited. At the moment I feel mostly scared and small. I know it will be good for me, but it will be such a big change that I just wanna cry my eyes out right now. Nothing will be the same.
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate how one day I am ready to face

    challenges, I am fully optimistic, proud of what I do and ready to present myself. I am eager to know new people and new places. But the next day I wake up and all I want to do is to stay at home, be alone, put on something cozy, make myself a cup of tea and do my stuff. I want...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 5

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    And my nails suffer for it.

    They bleed they hurt. Does anybody know any good remedies to stop this habit? I've tried everything. I've done tape, bandaids, that stuff that burns your mouth. I've tried superglue. Sarcastic and rude comments will be deleted and the user blocked.
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    White noise in my apartment throws me into an

    attack. So fast. I can't even handle it for a little while. I don't understand.
    Inevitablyflawed Inevitablyflawed 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    What people with anxiety,

    panic disorder, depression, or any other mental or physical illness do not want to hear: 1. "Get over it" - like it's so damn easy to just, 'get over it'. Don't you think if we were able to get over it, we would? Do you think we like sitting here every day with mental and...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 22

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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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    Ok I'm a 18 African american male Employed.

    Im a senior in high school rn. Me & my mom never got along. She say things like " Saying im not gonna be nothing in life, so I packed my things and left and now im staying at my grandparents house until I can get my own place! I'll forgive her but I'll never forgot the things...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 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 4 Responses Oct 11, 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 16 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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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 went to a counselor today,

    and I definitely related to her quite a bit, I filled out these question forms, and I apparently have severe anxiety. Then my mom started crying because she didn't realize how bad I had gotten, and she apologized for not being there. My dad didn't know I went today, but my...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 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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    im really anxious right.

    on a verge of a panic attack.. i dont know what to do.. i feel the walls closing in on me, choking me little by little
    t00lit91 t00lit91 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Ever get afraid that your friends

    and significant other actually don't like you? :/
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 24

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