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    When you have to read in front of the class the

    thoughts in my head: "Oh my fooking gawd. Okay you can do this. Start out loud. Why are you going slow!?! Speed up! Am I seriously the only one talking? Omg. Send help. Come on focus. Last sentence. Okay. I did it. Omg."
    PierceTheVeiI PierceTheVeiI 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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, 2015

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    I see everyone on campus

    so happy, enjoying life, smiling and laughing with friends. I want that. But I can't even step outside of my dorm without having to convince myself that everything will be okay and not to panic if I see a crowd. When I finally step out and get outside and make my way to wherever...
    doublecornflakes doublecornflakes 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Does this happen to anyone else?

    the change of the seasons always give me terrible anxiety, especially when spring and summer are approaching. Today is unusually warm for this month and I'm hearing a bunch of birds that I havent heard for months: this alone gives me such bad anxiety I almost can't bring myself...
    PassionEarth9 PassionEarth9 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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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, 2015

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    I lie awake, breathing deeply,

    Trying to soothe the panicked flutter in my chest The fearful little creature, Afraid of the unknown Breathe in, breathe out The tension leaves my body The creature is calm for a moment Before it starts shaking again Breathe, just keep breathing Breathe, until the creature is...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Had a job interview today

    and I didn't have an anxiety attack. Today was a good day. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    I just went through a hard day n had anxiety

    the whole day. my friend even noticed I look so anxious without reasons, I felt like going crazy with this anxiety. I dont know what should I do. I just can't calm down. any advice?
    cm94 cm94 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was unable to go out to get my daughter last

    week because I had a crying breakdown(it was my birthday,newly separated)and felt even worse because of my failure to suck it up.I am not SpongeBob SquarePants and have reached my saturation point.
    Pablo56692112 Pablo56692112 56-60, M Feb 1

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    article? Check out my page, I think we may relate! Enjoy!
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    When I go have hard days

    and anxiety overwhelms me... I try and remind myself there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. It calms my anxiety when I walk outside and thank God for everything- starting with the air I breathe. Try it. Everything will be ok.
    Jessiii00 Jessiii00 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    Let me tell you, if you are ever with a person

    who has anxiety, and they ask you to order their food for them, or stand next to them when they buy something, or reassure them countless times exactly the time and place where you will be meeting them at. DO NOT ROLL YOUR EYES, DO NOT SIGH IN EXASPERATION, AND DO NOT TELL...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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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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    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, 2015

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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 15 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    Ugh my anxiety is getting bad again -_- I was

    okay for a while. This always happens.. I'm good for a while, then I go back to being anxious all the time! I can't sleep at night. I just need to learn how to clear my mind, and stop worrying about things I can't control. I wish it was that simple..
    haileyx3 haileyx3 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    All I can think about is this internship.

    I want it so bad, but I am so terrified. I'd be moving down to Florida, away from family, friends, and my dog. I have never lived away from home and if I get the offer, I would be agreeing to live in Florida for either 6 or 9 months, depending on what program I go for. I am...
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I wish I had more than just one person to talk

    to about my anxiety and depression. But it seriously doesn't feel like I do. Yet I don't want to talk to that one person about it any more because I'm so scared they're gonna get tired of my **** and leave.
    OlivSinclairB OlivSinclairB 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    There are times where I feel like everyone is

    talking about me, everybody is some how against me. and that I'm always on the cusp of impending doom. I realize that I'm not that important in the grand scheme of things but today I feel as though it's all going to come crashing down.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 1

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    Yesterday , after four year of depression

    and anxiety i decided to go to the Doctor But i used to feel pain in my heart and trepidation ,so i went on to Cardiologist because i didnt know where should i go ,even the doc laughed at me "hey brother why are you here at such a young age i dont want to see you here "he said...
    itshardtofindtruelove itshardtofindtruelove 18-21, M Feb 1

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 13, 2015

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    I am suffering from anxiety

    for 5 years now . i feel like i am worthless ,inferiority complex that is why i rarely socialize , i dont feel talking to anyone ,All i want to sit in my home nothing else ,i just want to sit alone ,even in the college i used to do it ,i never make new friends and in front of my...
    itshardtofindtruelove itshardtofindtruelove 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Like... I stress about stress

    before there's even any stress to stress about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 1, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Most days when I feel on edge from the time my

    feet hit the floor until I lay my head down at night. It's difficult to have friendships, and work is very trying. Occasionally I have fleeting moments of "calm" I guess you would call it. In these precious seconds I feel at peace, confident and steady. Then almost as suddenly...
    WittyTwit WittyTwit 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 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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    I hate feeling so empty.

    My anxiety was getting so much better when I came to university, I made good friends who took my mind off everything. Then this guy came along and made his way into my friendship group. Ever since I met him, my anxiety has come back with full force, as he always makes me feel...
    CangyCane CangyCane 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days 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?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 22, 2015

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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 14 Responses Dec 13, 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 6 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    I have been unravelling

    for some time now. My world lies about me and I am undone. It began as a loose thread of uncertainty. I didn't even have the satifaction of pulling the thread: it must have caught on some disbelief as I rushed past. Try as I might, my ebbing desire to fix and my need for truth...
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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    Part of me wants to check my old email inbox

    as some of my emails still go there but I'm worried what my stalker has said. I've not checked in a week. If he's only bothered me once at least I can take that as he's slowly giving up. What would you do?
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    People who don't have anxiety have no idea how

    hard it is. Even the most simplest of tasks can turn out to be the hardest for someone. Before you go and make fun of someone for not doing something because they're scared, maybe you should think and put yourself in their shoes, then you'll know how they feel. Some people just...
    PopulaceInOne PopulaceInOne 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 27, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    In my dream last night,

    one part of it was me reading more about anxiety online. There was a list of anxieties experienced by people who actually had anxiety disorder, and a list of anxieties that people who were faking a disorder claimed to have. The website was very degrading of these people, and...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    It was diagnosed as generalized,

    but mainly social and separative. basically I'm always in hell. always. it's terrible.
    submissiveboyy submissiveboyy 18-21, T 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm so tired of feeling like this.

    More than anything in the world I want to feel like a normal human being again. it's exhausting having anxiety and trying to live my life like this. I want to feel like my normal self again.
    OlivSinclairB OlivSinclairB 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    How to love someone with anxiety: 1.

    They are more than just their anxiety 2. They can get tired easily 3. They can get overwhelmed easily 4. They are well aware their anxiety is often irrational 5. They can communicate how they feel (you just have to actually listen) 6. They don’t need someone constantly...
    Inspireme1 Inspireme1 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2015

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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
    awkwardconversations awkwardconversations 13-15, T 6 Responses Jun 13, 2015

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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...
    Velvetlacedream Velvetlacedream 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 1, 2015

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    I began a low carbohydrate diet

    after the NewYear, I lost 10 lbs but began to experience Anxiety and paranoia also and after reading some things, I found that I'm not alone. Has anyone else gone through this? I read that the ketosis somehow doesn't allow for as much seratonin creation in the brain.
    Swaansongs Swaansongs 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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