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I Have Anxiety

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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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    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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    Supposed to be going to Nottingham on Friday to

    see a friend and I've put it off so many times that it's rediculous. But the idea of getting on a train gives me belly ache and makes me feel sick. I need some advice :( I just can't get on the train
    littlelib littlelib 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    I have social anxiety

    and hate it very much. People often tell me that I'm weird, awkward, and talk way too much.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm so fed up of worrying about every possible

    eventuality of everything I do. I want to curl up and it all to go away.
    gt989 gt989 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Anxiety, panic disorder.

    It's the worst but I deal with it.
    GhostlyAngel GhostlyAngel 18-21, F 3 hrs 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 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I can barely stay in my classes.

    I sit in the bathroom crying. My Anxiety is over the roof recently
    cassidywhatx cassidywhatx 13-15, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I'm currently a freshman in high school

    and I have selective mutism which nobody really understands. I got a book from the library for a project and the return date is today. I was too scared to bring it to the library because I have to give it to the assistant librarian and that gives me a lot of anxiety. I'm scared...
    lexi1027 lexi1027 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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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    Alanawa Alanawa 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am balancing too many things at once.

    I wish there was a way for me to feel more relaxed. :-(
    Adripie Adripie 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel like I am

    so anxious that I ruin relationships with the people around me. I feel annoying and defective when people seem to distance themselves.
    littlefox2 littlefox2 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs 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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm only 17 and I secretly struggle with

    existential death anxiety. I can't tell my family, because I know they won't listen nor try to help. I often see no point in my life any more and cry for hours almost every night. Sometimes I get panic attacks: they terrify me to the point where I shake a lot and sweat for a...
    StuckInABlender StuckInABlender 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Robinwing Robinwing 13-15 1 Response 3 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 8 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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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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    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 32 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    I have been told I have anxiety,

    but I haven't been to see a doctor to get diagnosed with it yet. My friend has anxiety and she is the one who told me she thinks it is very possible that I do, too.
    Mariegirl1984 Mariegirl1984 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I had an anxiety attack,

    or panic attack, during school last week. I was in class and I started to feel more depressed, and then it happened. I didn't want to move or make a sound, and I didn't know what I was afraid of exactly. My friend noticed what was happening and she helped me get through it
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yeah I have anxiety and it doesn't help with me

    being a fresh graduate and having to go into the work force. I wont deal well in areas where I have to deal with customer service. Went into retail once part time and throughout I just wanted to run and hide. Office jobs requires me to do excel which honestly in school I didn't...
    learningtodanceintherain learningtodanceintherain 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Panic attacks have been a frequent occurence

    as of lately. They're terrifying and embarassing so I do my best to hide it when I'm having one it gets really old. I've had to have my dad pick me up from school numerous times this year because I would just start shaking uncontrollably and my heart would start racing. Is it...
    justcaity97 justcaity97 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    ilymj22 ilymj22 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    last week i was diagnosed with panic disorder

    lol oh well i try to stay positive tho
    alexlovesfashion alexlovesfashion 13-15, 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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    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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    I am sick of trying to put off an anxiety

    attack at work. I have people breathing down my neck all day a voice in my that won't shut up and co worker volunteering me to stay for overtime that I do not get a good rate for. Sometimes I just want to walk out of my job.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 2 Responses 4 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 4 Responses Oct 11, 2014

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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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    I was shaking, a lot.

    Just to do a demonstration where not even the whole class was watching. Even when I was doing the demonstration, I was still shaking wildly, my heartbeat even got faster.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 1 Response 4 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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    Ever get afraid that your friends

    and significant other actually don't like you? :/
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 24

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    Thatguyisme Thatguyisme 26-30 4 days ago

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    My night time anxiety can be the worse

    sometimes... I hate it! I have such high anxiety tonight, and I don't exactly know why. To the point where all of the sudden I have trouble breathing, and it forms into a panic attack.. It's like I literally just lose my breath. I don't get it. Ugh. And I'm trying to sleep...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    It started when I was 20.

    ...I haven't been the same since. I have improved, overcoming agoraphobia, and severe depression /suicidal thoughts. I'm now 28 and still deal with different types of anxiety but nothing as severe as it was.... Just wish it would all go away!
    jrene87 jrene87 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Helicopters just went over my house

    and creeped me out. So loud and circling around. It's nighttime. But they stopped over the turnpike so maybe there was an accident /: but it freaked me out
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 3 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 come off as a ***** to people

    and stuck up but really I have social anxiety and so I just don't talk to people and when we do talk I'm one of the nicest people you'll meet.
    emmerynicole emmerynicole 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 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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    Had a job interview today

    and I didn't have an anxiety attack. Today was a good day. :)