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    I have severe social anxiety.

    The other day I had an anxiety attack in class and I got to go home because I couldn't calm myself down. My teacher kept on prodding me to read my english paper to the class and I freaked out.
    juliarosee juliarosee 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    So I've been dealing with anxiety

    for a long time now, and it's gotten to the point where I know I need to get help with it. So I have an appointment tomorrow with my doctor to discuss it, but I feel sick even thinking about it and I'm just thinking of canceling it. I have a hard time driving because of how...
    Kpopcrazy3661 Kpopcrazy3661 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have anxiety.. but this post isn't about

    myself. This is about a woman I saw at the store. she was crying and inconsolable, saying repeatedly "I can't do this!" I just couldn't imagine how she was feeling. I first, selfishly thought "at least my anxiety isn't that bad" but I opened my heart. I mentally put myself in...
    TiffTart TiffTart 22-25, F Nov 21

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    I have anxiety, and I've struggled a lot with

    it. It has effected my life greatly. I am still trying to do anything I can to help myself get better. Right now I love to help others with tips I've learned on calming yourself down or lowering it a bit. I love doing anything I can to help people better understand anxiety and...
    HelloPriscila HelloPriscila 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    Some times I hope my anxiety kills me.

    When I get stressed out, I can't breathe. Why is life like this? So stressful... I still can't catch my breath.
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 4 Responses a week 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

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    I woke up this morning in an anxiety attack.

    .. I basically dreamed the future that I want to happen didn't and it freaked me out. I am still trying to calm down. I can't seem to... This isn't good.
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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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 3 Responses Nov 3

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

    I heard it was about a tree and a boy. The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous. Perhaps a better word for the tree would be altruistic? Being altruistic is giving too much of yourself to someone else and not leaving...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm only 14 and have anxiety,

    I wish I had someone to relate to and always be there for me.
    musicislife21 musicislife21 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    I want to remove bad feelings.

    But it's so difficult.
    GoHollywood GoHollywood 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I have struggled with anxiety

    for years, especially social anxiety. It has held me back quite a bit in my life, and it's only recently that I'm getting a grip on it, especially after I started experiencing panic attacks when I left for college. Anxiety has impaired my abilities in a lot of social realms...
    meadowes meadowes 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Let me tell you something,

    if you are ever with someone who has anxiety and they ask you to order food for them. Or stand next to them while they buy something, or reassure them countless times the time and place you'll meet them. DO NOT ROLL YOUR EYES, DO NOT SIGH IN EXASPERATION, AND DO NOT TELL THEM TO...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 3

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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

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    I haven't been to sleep

    yet because my anxiety is back. I thought it was gone since it disappeared out of no where in November. I'm not sure what triggered it again. So depressing!
    xjourneyx xjourneyx 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have tablets , diazepham mg took 5

    so used to then feel better.
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I'm not sure if what I'm experiencing is

    actually anxiety never talked to a doctor about it and might never will. I get really fearful sometimes, I get sick to my stomach and regretful and I'm in constant fear of the future thinking about it makes me really stressed. I've googled it and it lead me to anxiety...
    Year3thousand Year3thousand 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    I have had anxiety for a good amount of my life

    and i'm sick of it...so many missed opportunities..I'm getting fed up with it and finally trying to really do something about it
    mzkay1 mzkay1 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    Well where to start? I guess it's always better

    to just put it out there....I was recent tly told I have liver disease and they think it's acute and that means it showed up without a known cause and has been progressing for some time now. Here's my problem, I've been hospitalized at least 4 different times ( for at least a...
    Squeekarose Squeekarose 31-35, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    And it's acting up pretty badly tonight.

    With me anxiety and a new job run along hand in hand. Makes me feel sick just thinking of all this extra mess I have to memorize. It's the 3rd day of my new second job tomorrow and I can't sleep at all. It's eating away at me. The anxiety. The stress. The drive there feels...
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know where to start this off,

    but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to change that, but nothing I do is good enough. I'm slowly starting to rethink all of this. I'm starting lose hope. I'm not seeing a...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I've been battle anxiety

    for awhile now.. It's a nasty nasty thing... It feeds off of my biggest fears hits me full force.. I find it challenging trying to figure out what is anxiety and what isn't.. Since anxiety/ panic can mimic scary physical symptoms.. My panic attacks aren't always the same they...
    stjlynn stjlynn 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 12

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    I suffer from an anxiety disorder

    and I get panic/anxiety attacks quite frequently. Recently I got asked to go to an exercise class and I was freaking out about going because I was nervous and I am really self conscious but a friend persuaded me to go and whilst I was on my way there I was dreading it.. I did...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I was diagnosed with deep depression

    and anxiety, September 2nd when I had a nervous breakdown and was put n a mental health facility. I was put on 50 mg of Zoloft. I have not been taking it since November 3rd, because I am having trouble finding a primary family doctor. I was scheduled to see a psychiatrist...
    psychologicallydamaged psychologicallydamaged 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    Omg my dealer is taking forever.

    With my medication. :O lmao
    dropitnow52 dropitnow52 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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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

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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Im-Having-A-Bad-Day/5256932
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 5 days 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

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    It's been really bad lately.

    I nearly went into full anxiety attack before work yesterday luckily my friend saw me and hugged me. And suddenly I was grounded again. But I hate it and it's especially worse near the holidays
    naturalnobody naturalnobody 18-21, F 37 mins 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 12 Responses Aug 17

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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 7 Responses Nov 8

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    A Guy With Anxiety

    I'm writing this for both men and women that live with anxiety.  No matter what form or severity, however I haven't come across loads of story about guys with anxiety and/or depression. It seems I've had some form of anxiety my entire life.  Separation anxiety when I...
    RottyMax RottyMax 31-35 9 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Am-Lonely/5249647 Please read this
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response a week 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

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    I have had anxiety, stress

    and panic attacks for quite some time now. Between my home life, personal life and medical issues, it's just hard not be all these things. I found some ways that help me, and maybe they can help you guys too. 1 - reading certain books - or books in general. Are any of you...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    Anxiety: the curse of knowing the truth about

    others' unspoken thoughts and actions/non-actions.
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm socially awkward,

    I feel really weird even posting this but I want to make friends, anybody else feel that way?
    wildcherry3393 wildcherry3393 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    ever since I started college,

    I've realized that I'm a lot lonelier than I thought I was. I mean in high school you're in constant motion, you see the same people everyday, etc. I'm sure it would be like that at university too, but I'm in community colleg where I attend twice a week. Anyway, its the last...
    stef17 stef17 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    Okay I know this might sound really lame.

    .. And sad, I went out tonight(I have not in a long time) and I just wish I did not. I am so shy and awkward.... Omg. I can't do this
    Scaredmonster Scaredmonster 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 13

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    3 shades: Black White & Grey What are the

    colors of the rainbow? Most eyes see a vibrant world painted by the full color spectrum soaking up the light prisms as they cast wavelengths of different variations and shades to create primary and secondary colors. The chapters of my life story are colorblind. My world consists...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    I hate having anxiety,

    and I can't see anyway to make it go away! I get worried and second guess myself with the smallest tasks! I can actually feel people getting annoyed with me! I would be annoyed with me! Sometimes I'll have to talk to new people and it literally feels like I've been punched in...
    CatL0105 CatL0105 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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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

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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 2 days 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 20 Responses Dec 13

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    I had a doctor in ny prescribing me xanax.

    I moved to nova and can't find a doctor.
    titogage titogage 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 10

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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 13 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    I seriously think I have anxiety.

    .. Idk what to do sometimes it takes over me. I feel after I get this news I will be very sad.
    Via70 Via70 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sometimes you just need to close your eyes

    and go to sleep to escape everything. Tomorrow is a new day. Goodnight all! :)
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 25

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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

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    Lately, all I can think about is death.

    I think about how and when I'm going to die, how the people i love will die, and who will go first; me or them? It's baffling to me, that people can just go on like they do, as if every second isn't a step closer to the inevitable. One day, everyone we have ever loved will be...
    Nicoliah Nicoliah 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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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

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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