I Have Anxiety

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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

    I've been trying for hours not to have an

    anxiety attack. It seems like this is happening almost every day now. It makes me want to just turn myself off
    starling156 starling156
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 30

    I have a job interview tomorrow

    and I'm freaking out. I just wanna hide in a hole. I know I gotta do it because I need a job to survive but it's so hard. Every inch of me wants to cancel and back out of it. Pep talking myself only helps for a few minutes.
    manders831 manders831
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Apr 18

    i am raging with anxiety right now.

    It's more like a catastrophic anxiety wherein my mind always leads different happenings to catastrophe. O feel really helpless. I have felt this before but it feels like it gets worse everytime. whenever i have catastrophic anxiety attacks, it seems like i have felt it for the...
    thebloodyshank thebloodyshank
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 11

    I am recently having trouble with anxiety

    and major depression I feel as though there I no point in my existence. I don't have much confidence anyway! I have never felt this way until now, something from my past had bought it all on I just wish I knew what to do
    demo111 demo111
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 13

    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
    13 Responses Aug 17, 2014

    I've always struggled with anxiety

    and panic attacks but luckily have been able to control it
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul
    18-21, F
    10 Responses May 13, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Dec 4, 2014

    I can't believe this site is going to close.

    how will I handle my anxiety and bipolar? this site has always helped me. now where will I go.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 4

    hey. i'm here again, the girl with a

    catastrophic anxiety. It's nighttime here and now I'm waiting for my parents to come home. they usually come home late, like around midnight. i feel anxious everytime I'm left home and now i feel really really anxious again. i don't know what to do. i contact them but most of...
    thebloodyshank thebloodyshank
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 18

    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
    9 Responses Feb 22, 2015

    Had a job interview today

    and I didn't have an anxiety attack. Today was a good day. :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jul 16, 2014

    I hate it when people say "get over it"

    or "it's all in your head." how about shut the **** up?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 22, 2015

    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, 2015

    Let me tell you, if you are ever with a person

    who has anxiety, and they ask you to order their food for them, or stand next to them when they buy something, or reassure them countless times exactly the time and place where you will be meeting them at. DO NOT ROLL YOUR EYES, DO NOT SIGH IN EXASPERATION, AND DO NOT TELL...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 10

    Does anyone have anxiety

    while driving? Can you tell me what you do to calm yourself while driving. I have a long drive to do. so anything will help.
    JustWantBeauty JustWantBeauty
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Apr 2

    Me as heck...........

    ...........:)
    Uglyontheinside Uglyontheinside
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 9
    Dontcareok Dontcareok
    13-15, F
    Apr 1

    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

    if anyone would like to keep in contact

    after the site close down message me and we can exchange emails. makes me sad it's closing.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 16

    Why is EP so nasty this last days?

    I tried to download my files here and the most important and the top reason why I want to download is because I want a copy of the conversations/messages from one of the members here that is now my best friend and it's not even there. I'm so annoyed and sad. Why is EP being...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    Apr 20

    You are alive. You are here.

    You are trying. That is enough. You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. Trust yourself. You've survived a lot, and you'll survive whatever is coming.
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 17

    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
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2015

    I have these fits where I want to cry

    so bad, but I can't. All I can do is clench my fists and scream through my teeth. I feel uneasy all the time. I haven't relaxed in years, it seems. I just want to be okay.
    UneasyVeteran UneasyVeteran
    22-25, M
    Apr 1

    I have been trying to convince myself I am

    excited instead of anxious in the morning when I wake up with a pounding heart. I get up, move around, skip and try to smile until the fake happiness and excitement starts to feel real. I just find something that I can pass off to myself as a reason to be excited or happy and it...
    pianokat pianokat
    18-21, F
    Apr 18

    I'm okay, I'm okay, I'm okay.

    I didn't come this far just to fall back down again.
    RoastedCycki RoastedCycki
    70+, F
    2 Responses Apr 13

    Well, tomorrow's my Counseling appointment.

    I hope that I'll not only get some more help with my thoughts, but I'll get help publishing my book (my Counselor has an author friend). I also have a friend that sent me these steps on how to get rid of continuous thoughts! I hope they work!
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    Apr 18
    robneil45 robneil45
    26-30, M
    Apr 18

    People who don't have anxiety have no idea how

    hard it is. Even the most simplest of tasks can turn out to be the hardest for someone. Before you go and make fun of someone for not doing something because they're scared, maybe you should think and put yourself in their shoes, then you'll know how they feel. Some people just...
    ACyanideSurprise ACyanideSurprise
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Oct 27, 2015

    I don't like how I can't

    even enjoy days when I'm feeling relaxed. I wonder why I'm not anxious when I usually am. I wonder when the next anxiety attack will be.
    starling156 starling156
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 17

    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

    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..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    Sitting on a train for the first time

    since I got attacked and mugged on the train last time. So freaked out.
    louiseengland85 louiseengland85
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 31

    I always don't answer the calls,

    I'm searching a job so I posted my profile on some sites. People call me daily for an job Interview but I don't answer it, sometimes I do answer but most of the time I don't. Why I'm so afraid of answering a phone call.
    nspacedust nspacedust
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 20

    Like... I stress about stress

    before there's even any stress to stress about...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses Jan 1, 2015

    Idk what I'm gonna do

    when everyone has literally give up on me again and the only place I can actually vent everything out on is here and it wont be here😔 it'll be sad..thanks to anyone that has ever gave me advice, or just reassured me, it does mean a lot:)
    rainndropx rainndropx
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 6

    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...
    Velvetlacedream Velvetlacedream
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2014

    I've been anxious for hours,

    and the nausea doesn't help. I feel extremely helpless.
    sarahbear420 sarahbear420
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Apr 10

    Am I actually here? is all this real?

    I don't understand. Do I even have a purpose?
    rawerimadino rawerimadino
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Nov 9, 2014

    Do you ever get those moments

    where you're actually super happy, and all of a sudden you remember something you have to do, that you've been dreading. and you suddenly can't breathe ;-;
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Oct 11, 2014

    Lately my anxiety has gotten the better of me.

    It's ruining my relationship with my fiancee and family. When I feel overwhelmed I get extremely angry and say mean things that I don't mean. I freak out on people that I love and care about. I am so tired of feeling like this. I don't know what to do anymore. Any ideas that can...
    xxyoungxx17 xxyoungxx17
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 2

    So my brother just told me he was depressed

    because of work and stress. I wish I could open up to him and tell him that I have been battling anxiety since I was 2 and since I was 4 I was creating an imaginary life in my head.
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 11

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jan 1, 2015

    NEVER QUESTION A PERSON WHO HAS ANXIETY.

    Meaning, do not question them on "why" they have it. Don't tell them **** like, "there's no reason for you to have anxiety," "you shouldn't have anxiety for _____ reasons." Look, we don't give a **** about your opinions on whether we "should" or "shouldn't" have anxiety. The...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Feb 21

    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
    prettyboyy prettyboyy
    13-15, T
    4 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    I'm having it really bad right now.

    I've been trying to contact my bf for the past few days but he isn't responding. We're in a long distance relationship so it's not like I can just go to his place and ask why he hasn't been responding my texts or answering my calls. Every morning I wake up to see if he's texted...
    Marie107 Marie107
    22-25, F
    Apr 10

    One of the feelings I hadn't really acknowledged

    as being part of my anxiety until now are the intense feelings of anger I often get over small issues. When something small happens I go over it again and again in my mind until it feels like the person causing the minor irritation hates me and is launching a massive personal...
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 1

    Rule your mind or it will rule you.

    - Buddha This is so true.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

    Well, my Counselor gave me something to help

    with my obsessive thoughts! I hope it works!
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    Apr 19

    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
    12 Responses Dec 13, 2014

    16 Little Things You Can Do For Someone With

    AnxietySaw this article on Buzzfeed yesterday and thought it could come in handy for those who know somebody that lives with anxiety. And if you have anxiety yourself, perhaps you can hand it off to your friends and loved ones so they might get a better idea of how they may be...
    iSpyce iSpyce
    31-35
    Mar 30

    I get stressed about the smallest things.

    Bad grade, awkward conversation, waiting for someone to text me back. No matter how small, it consumes my thoughts and controls my life. I can't do or think about anything else. I wish I knew how to shut it off.
    jess956 jess956
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 1

    Please quit adding me

    and not even messaging me and you don't even know me what in the world why would you do that
    mjustme mjustme
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Dec 18, 2015

    **Not Feeling Helpless Anymore - Gaining

    Control Of My Anxiety And Thoughts** Hey guys, I'm relatively new to this thread but I looove the support this community has. Wish I found it sooner, so I didn't have to face all the mess from my previous anxiety all by myself! But anyway, I've used this technique for a while...
    SyazKhan SyazKhan
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 10

    Parties are the worst especially

    if your an introvert trying hard to he sociable...
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Dec 31, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    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

    Does any one hands shake all the time

    because of anxiety or im the only one?? im really afraid to be sick my hands shake alll time :'(
    Maritta19 Maritta19
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 7
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