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I Have Anxiety

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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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    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 4 Responses 4 days 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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    I'm having an anxiety attack

    and I just need if know someone cares at least for a moment
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Well, I guess to simply put

    why I have anxiety, I'm gonna have to blame the brain and autism, might seem kinda pathetic but even having high-functioning autism like I do, being social isn't easy. Being bullied in the past and still continuing to today is not fun. I feel so nervous when I have to talk to...
    havingfun89 havingfun89 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mother and brother do not believe I have

    anxiety. And my great grandmother believes I do, and tries to tell my mother All the time. But she still doesn't believe me. I can't do anything about it, so oh well. Is anyone else's family like this?
    zxmnwendy zxmnwendy 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My mom and I have anxiety.

    We overthink a lot and it ******* sucks. The only way to keep ourselves calm is if we keep our minds occupied. I feel like we have to do that 24/7. Well, I feel that way. I can't speak for my mom. It's like if I, or we, don't keep ourselves occupied, we will drive ourselves nuts...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I always get nervous

    when I have to drive a bike in traffic.. although I'm not a bad driver, I still feel it is unsafe for me to be in a 2 wheeler.. and I still have to learn a car which I don't know how am I going to manage without crashing.. my family don't understand me and they want me to...
    roseflower26 roseflower26 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    Is it bad I don't have my driver's license

    because of my aniexty I always feel sad or depressed at myself because I can't drive but at the same time soon as I start the car I almost feel sick and panic ppl say we'll that what happens to everyone who hasn't drove alot but it's almost as if I can't breathe when other cars...
    Aquarius255 Aquarius255 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days 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 3 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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    KaleesiMae KaleesiMae 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 29

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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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    I've always struggled with anxiety

    and panic attacks but luckily have been able to control it
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 11 Responses May 13

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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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    is it bad if u dont know

    if u have anxiety? i get anxious around alot of people, when im stressed to the max my chest hurts like an elephant is on it i cant breath i feel boxed in and alone is that anxiety?
    kevinsmama614 kevinsmama614 26-30, F 1 Response 3 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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    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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    I just started having anxiety about a year ago

    :( It keeps getting worse and worse. I don't want to take medication because I don't believe that it is going to solve the reason I'm getting it, it's just going to maintain it...
    Boogie33 Boogie33 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Number5billion Number5billion 16-17, F 5 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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    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 pretty bad right

    now I get headaches weird scalp n tingling feeling I'll get hot flashes and feel like my throat is swelling up I also feel like ima get a heart attack I worry a lot about it sometimes and wonder if i have a tumor or what's going on but ive been having anxiety for a while now in...
    livelife91 livelife91 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 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...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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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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    Does anyone have a friend

    or family member living with depression? Very serious question. I'd like to ask a few questions, please.
    lisemarii lisemarii 22-25, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I take on too many tasks

    and right now I'm burning out. Finals were over 2 weeks ago and I'm STILL stressed. I thought after school was over I would feel better. I'm just doing too much and I hate it. Yet I love it. I just don't like that the few things that make me happy are starting to give me so much...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 hr 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 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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    i watched this show called snapped

    where the wife killed her husband. and they showed the surveillance video of him walking to his room in the lobby. that was the last footage of him. he didnt know he would be dead in a hour. that kinda stuff scares me because to see someone on their dying day. the clothes they...
    ineedhelp122 ineedhelp122 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    over stupid things, like time

    as in I must keep a schedule, if people are overly emotional i get anxious and need to leave, assignments due need to be done right away or it looms over me. Social settings are very overwhelming. I calm myself by reading or writing an escape for me.
    daddyskitten1 daddyskitten1 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Another morning with anxiety again.

    Its like I worry about things I cant control. some seem silly to some but they are not too me. I just wish it would all go away. Ive been going thur anxiety my whole life. I am so tried of it. I remember when I was small my grandma would make things better. But she is gone now...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My anxiety is so bad I throw up everyday

    before school no matter what. My parents can me a baby and that its all in my head, but the doc believes me. I wish parents would realize mental issues are just as important as physical issues.
    DEATH1o1 DEATH1o1 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today I was able to go to a gig

    for the first time without having an attack. I call this progress :)
    loading100 loading100 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day 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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    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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    Feeling physically ill nowadays,

    too many butterflies ugh
    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hope to get some sleep tonight.

    but I'm getting that feeling of anxiety building up. I took my meds. why cant it just leave me alone. it's not like I can run away. it never lets go, always has a hold. I wonder will it ever let go?
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Finding accommodation in the UK is

    so hard!!!!!! Whyyyy :,(
    lisemarii lisemarii 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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