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I Have Anxiety

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    anxiety is an over production of adrenaline.

    your body is ready to run the hell away and seek shelter from all the stress. it's a fact that you can't have an anxiety attack while you hold your breath therefore if you breathe through your nose really deep hold it for as long as you can and exhale slowly your heart rate will...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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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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    I always feel like people are thinking bad

    things about me and everyone that looks at me hates me secretly. I feel like people whispering are talking about how annoying I am. I constantly fear that people will see me the way I see myself.i always feel like I'm being lied to and it is really hard for me to trust someone.
    musicgirl10 musicgirl10 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Self Reflections My skin is not a tough armor,

    its too thin and easily broken. The air i am inhaling is attenuating with each gasp for breath. My shins are quivering and small hairline fractures litter their outer most layers from too many end of my ropes falls to my knees. The heart that beats within my rib cage is tattered...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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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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    having Bad anxiety. had it

    since last night. it felt like it was a panic attack before. I am trying to calm down but its not working. why is it at times I can fight it off real good and other times it takes over my life and it wont let up. why cant I fight it this time.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 32 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    Going on a tour tomorrow of a cemetery

    supposedly where some of our revelationary war was fought but I'm kind of nervous I always get like this I can't stand it but I suffer from anxiety why do I get so anxious for there is nothing to be apprehensive about I am always anxious
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Do to bad experiences with females I'm a

    nervous wreck I say and do the wrong things at the wrong time. I feel I get hated for it or a scare people. When I try to apologize that first impression is out there it makes **** awkward. I'm gonna be alone forever. Its fine though I need to be.
    ElSabre101 ElSabre101 26-30, M 1 Response 2 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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    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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    My once beautiful soul is rotting

    and turning into something i hate
    Unheardemptyscreams Unheardemptyscreams 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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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 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Ever get afraid that your friends

    and significant other actually don't like you? :/
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 24

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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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    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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    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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    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've had anxiety since middle school.

    My Dr said I've one of the worse cases he's seen in his practice. I wouldn't even tell you how much medication I'm on just to TRY and live an everyday normal life. It's a constant battle.
    dulcechicaxox dulcechicaxox 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    im having bad anxiety right now.

    like my puppy made a funny noise and there gose my anxiety. i know it would be better if i could help my sister out with money. but she and my parents say i help out by doing other things. like i clean house , keep up the yards and do running around. i just wish i had money to...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F a week ago

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    Sometimes I wonder if alcohol is the cure

    for anxiety. Not medication or therapy. Then again alcohol is never the answer.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 3 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 8 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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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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    Anyone else have that anxiety

    that your music is actually playing out loud so you constantly take off your headphones and listen just in case?
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I've suffered from severe anxiety

    for over 6 months now and I've suffered alone as I wasn't offered any support / professional help what so ever no matter how many times a week I went to my GP to beg for help and phoned 111 most nights of the week crying and feeling so distressed. All it took was for me to...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F 16 hrs 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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    I dont sleep anymore.

    Just rest my eyes for a couple of hours every other day. Constant worrying and stress. Had a visit to the ER from a panic attack that left my left side semi numb. I'm on the verge of having a mental breakdown. And no break from school or work anytime soon.
    fjgreen95 fjgreen95 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Anxiety is one of the toughest battles I've

    ever tried to fight. It ruins my life. Every day, I'm terrified. For no reason at all. Anxiety is so irrational to the point where even I think I'm going insane. I was once convinced that someone lives in our attic. Stupid. I over cook all my food. Check all the rooms before I...
    MaxFliesAway MaxFliesAway 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My anxiety is very generalized.

    It hits all the time, or so it feels like, and can be about my stomach hurting or never finding someone to marry. I always internalize it.
    deliriouslydreaming deliriouslydreaming 16-17, F 1 Response 2 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 :)
    ambernoel ambernoel 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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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 31-35, F 16 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    I have failed my ESA (Employment

    and Support Allowance) medical. I got 0 points. The notes basically say that I don't leave my house by preference and that i showed no signs of anxiety therefore I must not be anxious bla bla. I was judged after being seen for 5 minutes. So I have no income now at all. I have...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F 4 Responses a week 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 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    KaleesiMae KaleesiMae 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I suffer from terrible angoraphobia to the point

    where the thought of leaving the house makes me sick. I'm on medications and I'm supposed to do counciling to help but my mother is ignoring the doctors request and refuses to "let a stranger help" My anxiety isn't getting any better either with my parents constantly...
    ExcuseMePrincess ExcuseMePrincess 13-15, T 3 Responses 3 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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    fixaheartxoxo fixaheartxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Okay, I obsess over my thoughts.

    There are certain things I think about that I just can't shut off. I know this sounds weird, but I obsess over breathing. I am aware of every breath I take, and sometimes I have to manually breath. I've also convinced myself that I had forgotten English, even while I was...
    huntfishguy huntfishguy 18-21, M 2 Responses May 14

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    Feeling physically ill nowadays,

    too many butterflies ugh
    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Tomorrow marks six months I've been having

    anxiety for. Every day is a battle with it. I just wish I had my old life back.
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 17 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    so I saw my doctor today.

    I wanted to talk to her about my anxiety and how bad it gets, along with my panic attacks. I have been having a lot of trouble breathing, and I just wanted to get it checked out so I can rule out other things like asthma and allergies. Just as I thought, my lungs are clear, so...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    I just had a baby and my anxiety has

    skyrocketed. he is almost 6 weeks old and I don't even like putting him down. when he is laying down I can't stop thinking about sids. I also can't stand other people holding him or watching him. I always want to tell them to be careful or change how they are holding him or...
    tiffystew tiffystew 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    nite is coming and I hate it.

    anxiety is aways bad. but nite it seems worse. I dread it. how do you all deal with anxiety at nite? I haven't been able to eat to day. and I didn't sleep good. im scared and my mind wont shut off.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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