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I Have Anxiety

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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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    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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    having anxiety right now.

    and I dont understand why I worry about things I cant control. I try to calm down but it starts coming on again. I try alot of different things, but right now its not working. on times like these I want to give up.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 13

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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 anxiety big time right now.

    it just came on. its like I start doing good for a while. but the last couple of months its kicken my butt. I try hard not to let it get to me. but so far its winning. I hate anxiety. I just want God to take me cause at least than I don't have to worry about it.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, 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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    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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    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 have really bad anxiety.

    I freak out and am nervous a lot for the most weirdest things. I'm not sure how bad it actually is but my friends always point it out so it must be pretty bad.
    BrokenHearted44 BrokenHearted44 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day 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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    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 wake up in an ocean of sweat every morning.

    I am turning into a prune. Why??!!!!
    stephane28 stephane28 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days 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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    things got too wrong

    for me, months ago, was there alone,, no one was there for me, not even me, not even I knew how wrong things were, for few months I used to wake up every night from my sleep, terrified, shaking, my heart pouncing, didn't know what was that, couldn't tell my family didn't want to...
    Grampiosa Grampiosa 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My anxiety is creeping into my dreams now.

    Have you ever had that? An anxiety attack in your dream? It happens to me almost every night. I'll end up pretty much gasping for breathe with a full blown attack in my dreams but then it's gone when I wake up.
    WillowRabbit WillowRabbit 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Another anxiety attack out of nowhere tonight!

    Still shaky need somebody anybody to talk to
    haircutluv haircutluv 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 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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    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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    Nothing like trying to put up dishes

    and having anxiety crushing you until you just want to curl up and you put your hands in your hair and hold on tight, as though letting go would make you lose yourself in self hate and the rush of not wanting to exist because its everything at once and everything is too much and...
    ThroughMyLips ThroughMyLips 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just really hate feeling this way.

    I'm on anxiety medication, yet I still feel awful most of the time. It actually gets worse at night. I don't know why. All I know is, that I feel like complete crap tonight. I can't sleep, and everything else just irritates me. I don't usually get irritated, but tonight... I...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 mins ago

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    I've always had anxiety

    but after my boyfriend and I broke up its the worst it's ever been. I can't really even put a finger on it. I wake up anxious and go to bed anxious. The nights I dream about him are the mornings I wake up unbearably anxious. Happened to me this morning, yesterday morning and the...
    TaintedBlueberry TaintedBlueberry 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I think I get anxiety from stress about school

    work, and I had anxiety for being stuck in bad situations like sexual harassment. But also anxiety from other things.
    melconey17 melconey17 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    After my parents were involved in a potentially

    fatal car accident, 2-3 years ago, my life has been hell. My anxiety is through the roof despite my attempts to reduce it. Everyday I have tightness in my chest, acid reflux, nausea, and a sore jaw from clenching. I wish I knew how to stop my anxiety and get my life back....
    gbcrafter gbcrafter 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a problem making friends

    because of my anxiety I avoid social situations because I don't like to be uncomfortable I feel very lonely most of the time I feel there is no point to this life. I am being treated for borderline personality disorder and am on several medicines to "help" anxiety and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses 4 days 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 try to describe my anxiety

    but it's hard. I feel like a crazy woman. My mood swings are legendary. I will be fine one minute and the next ready to cry. Nights are the worse. Nights are usually when I can't control the thoughts. It must be the darkness. Or the silence. I don't know. When looking for...
    kitakat00 kitakat00 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Do you ever get such bad anxiety you actually

    think you are going to explode
    Lani89 Lani89 26-30, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    Woke up with anxiety,

    i can't breath!
    joolia joolia 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    I started a new job that I adore

    but it's been giving me anxiety ridden nightmares. The first week I had a dream that I was freaking out over not finishing cleaning. I woke up gasping and freaking out only to have my worries subdued by the fact that it was 2 in the morning. Sigh.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 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 always get anxiety

    before work. I get nausea and feel like throwing up. but when I get to work I feel a little bit better. I mean my co workers and manager is really nice and helpful so idk why I feel like this. I've had this job for a couple weeks.
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 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 started taking Prozac

    and a xanax replacement (can't remember the name) and I got drowsy and fell asleep and I woke up with a headache , I'm just hoping these are normal side effects if anybody does know. thank you!
    KidAnxiety KidAnxiety 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hate when people use the word anxiety

    so loosely like to describe a fear or a worried feeling, does anyone else get really annoyed when this happens??? Also people use the term panic attack to describe something that made them feel worried or panicky. I would never wish these things upon people but if only they...
    AnoynomousReader AnoynomousReader 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days 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 :(
    LetForeverBelongToTheDead LetForeverBelongToTheDead 18-21, M 8 Responses Jun 8

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    Nothing like trying to put up dishes

    and having anxiety crushing you until you just want to curl up and you put your hands in your hair and hold on tight, as though letting go would make you lose yourself in self hate and the rush of not wanting to exist because its everything at once and everything is too much and...
    ThroughMyLips ThroughMyLips 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I live with G.A.D. and some days I feel like I

    can't make it . So full of ridiculous fears and I cry and wish for it all to go away .
    avgarcia6031 avgarcia6031 22-25, F 3 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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    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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    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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    In school, you weren’t quite “cool”

    but you weren’t exactly a complete outcast either. You were an in-between floater. The people who only attract the people they aren’t attracted to always are. I've just read this on a site, it couldn't be more true, why do you think that is the case?
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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