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I Have Anxiety

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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 9 Responses Jan 1

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    I'm starting to get anxious now.

    My heart is absolutely racing :/
    greyrainbows greyrainbows 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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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 33 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    Hey guys x I had a anxiety attack today over

    what people think x don't let it get to u x u are who u are x don't feel under pressure by no one x u are amazing in every way x I know the feeling of being under pressure x I'm here for u guys x I will blog every day and tell you how it's been x bye x
    chlosblogx chlosblogx 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 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, 2014

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    Having a major anxiety attack about this next

    test. Today is one of the worst days of my life. I'm so stressed I feel like I could puke. I haven't drank this much coffee in... Never. **** **** shittttttttt.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    has anyone found that having a service dog out

    cat helped with your anxiety?
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    Sometimes my anxiety makes me want to die

    but my anxiety prevents me from doing it.... Or my anxiety makes me feel lonely then my anxiety keeps me from meeting new people.i hate this
    anonomous435 anonomous435 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Oh my gosh I have just realised

    that I've forgotten to take my medication TWO TIMES. Yesterday and the day before. This explains why I've been feeling crappy and emotional today! What should I do? Should I take one tonight? Help!!!!!!
    lc543 lc543 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Ok hey guys x today was ok x my anxiety it

    getting worse I don't what to do x if you guys know any Please comment x I started to breath heavily and the shake and more x thank for everything x bye for now x
    chlosblogx chlosblogx 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    try Valerian root its natural its not expensive

    you can get it at Walgreen's jmo
    cubsarmy cubsarmy 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    shiannee17 shiannee17 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 5 Responses Oct 11, 2014

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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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    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...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 10 Responses a week 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 17 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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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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    Anxiety: the curse of knowing the truth about

    others' unspoken thoughts and actions/non-actions.
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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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...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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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 had social anxiety

    and anxiety in general. Mostly when I am driving on freeways with speeding maniacs I have high anxiety whether I am driving or not. My dad is very hypocritical and made me feel so down when he told me I wont be able to drive on these freeways because I am too "scary". Well men...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days 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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    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 18 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    Hey anybody who reads this,

    The reason I really wanted to post this is because I don't want to feel alone in my fears. I really want to know if anybody else feels this way. I believe it'll make me and any other people feel better. I've looked up what it means to be a hypochondriac - most definitions I...
    jwackler jwackler 18-21, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I have had severe anxiety

    for several months now. I hate it. I've been diagnosed with GAD but I'm so obsessed with my health, think that I have a serious illness and that I'm going to die. Gone to A&E several times thinking I'm having a stroke or heart attack etc. I convince myself that I have MS or...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F 3 Responses a week 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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    It's like when people are constantly on me

    about my life, my anxiety takes over... It's horrible and then I start to feel trapped within myself.
    adamsks1 adamsks1 18-21, F a week ago

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    Today I said goodbye to my partner

    who is off to the military for basic training for an indefinable amount of time. I will not be able to talk to him for over a month, and he is the only person who really knows about my anxiety. I wish that anxiety didn't leave us so vulnerable to being alone. It took so many...
    TodayINeedACoffee TodayINeedACoffee 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I hate anxiety. I hate

    when people say stupid things like "you'll be fine". They have no idea. I often wake up to my heart beating do fast that it scares the crap out of me. I can't walk around crowds of people (small or large) without my head down. I instantly think they're judging me. I worry to...
    quinny1 quinny1 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    Parties are the worst especially

    if your an introvert trying hard to he sociable...
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    My anxiety makes me feel weird

    and then I start to act weird . I had anxiety ever since I started preschool . I didn't like getting up in the morning and I would always feel anxious. I was never talkative. I was always too shy to talk to people but not as shy as I am now .
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F 4 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 11 Responses Jan 1

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    My manager just called

    and asked if I wanted to work tonight. I'm a bit new, I need the money but my job gives me an unhealthy amount of stress. I almost cried and nearly had a panic attack on drive thru. Should I go?
    emmeliarochester emmeliarochester 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I might be pregnant and right

    now my anxiety goes crazy. I'm freaking out and surprisingly my fiance is as calm as river. How can he be soo calm? I been crying all morning thinking wth we gonna do? We can barely afford feeding ourselves so we won't be able to raise kid at least until we graduate and settle...
    couture2411 couture2411 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Well, as incredibly grateful

    as I am for your partner's service, I'm so sorry that your anxiety is so bad. I genuinely feel your pain, because my anxiety has reduced to being pretty mild for a while, but today I was having non stop panic attacks and, no matter how many I have had, I am always so shocked by...
    IntrovertWideOpen IntrovertWideOpen 22-25, F a week ago

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    I deal with depression

    and anxiety on a daily basis. here lately I've had the kind of anxiety that just builds and sits in the pit of my stomach. like waiting for the next shoe to drop. fear of impending doom. wish this feeling would pass already. I'm logical enough to know what it is, but sometimes...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I'm not quite sure if this would be considered

    anxiety but sometimes when only slight things happen my mind completely runs away with it. I'll start thinking up weird things at random, it's hard to control.
    justaCRbot justaCRbot 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I was laying in bed last night

    and I couldn't sleep. I was so physically tired but my body was filled with anxiety. I felt as though I was going to explode at the seems. So much nervous energy running through my body. I couldn't catch my breath, I had to forcefully slow my breathing down. It eventually passed...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Today was weird. I woke up fine.

    ....& through the day, I slowly started to get stuck in my head. I have been without anxiety medicine for a year, and I refuse to go back. Every now and then, I have mini anxiety attacks,--that I feel are a test from God. Today was back and forth. I need a spa day. Something...
    sarbear423 sarbear423 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days 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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    When jm around my stepdad I feel threatened

    because we had a huge fight before. he would do so much mean things. And I was afraid of that. I didn't tell anyone about the fight because I knew my mom loved him and he loves her. And they know I'm the one that causes so much trouble I ranaway when I was younger because I had...
    dimitriyusaff dimitriyusaff 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I just realised that I have to start living my

    life so that if I were to die today, I would be content. This doesn't mean that I have to have completed my bucket list and done everything I've ever wanted to, it just means that I'd like to be content and happy with how things are - how my relationships are with friends and...
    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F a week ago

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day 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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    Every night, I spiral downhill.

    The paranoia comes to surface and overwhelms my being. It's a constant battle with my thoughts. And it's really scary to feel completely alone. To feel like you actually might be the devil's spawn or God is trying to send you messages, even though you don't believe in either one...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have a lot of anxiety.

    Mostly when I'm in hall ways or large groups of people but sometime I can't sleep at night because of it.
    123me321 123me321 13-15, F 5 days ago

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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...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    I'm at work right now having a problem with my

    anxiety. I've delt with this for 17 years, and i think at this point it's really just annoying. I still don't know how to make it go away on command though.