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    I have social anxiety.

    So my dad was talking to me today asking me why I won't text this girl(my step sister of the same age is trying to set me up) and I won't do it! I just tell my dad I don't know why! I don't talk to anyone honestly! Guys or girls but my dad asked me if I was gay and insisted on...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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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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    i hate taking pills but

    if i stop taking my anxiety meds within a week i throw up if i get a little bit anxious. If i start a new relationship i get very anxious and when things start to heat up it always ends with me puking. Ugh i just wish it would stop I've had this disease as long as i can...
    drifty18 drifty18 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 20

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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 12 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    Yayy for random anxiety attacks

    for no good reason because my day seriously wasn't awful enough
    toinfinityandbeyondx3 toinfinityandbeyondx3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    So I freaked out yesterday

    and couldn't go into work. There was no one to cover me and my manager had to get all my work sent to another department so someone else could do it. This left the client waiting for results and also other people had to come in on overtime to collect the work and deliver it to...
    Lonesailor14 Lonesailor14 26-30, F 2 Responses May 19

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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 have just started seeing a councillor about

    my anxiety. I don't have panic attacks but my mind races when I'm suffering. However, when I come to speak to her, I never know what to say. I have anxiety about talking about anxiety. What can I tell her? I need help but feel like i'm wasting her time.
    ushiodango ushiodango 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hello. My name is Brittany

    and I am 16 years old. I have suffered with anxiety for as long as I can remember, but I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder at the age of 5. My mom can even recall tales of my worst fears when I was very young including Furbies, the vacuum, and an automatic flushing...
    holdon45 holdon45 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I really felt alone with my anxiety,

    until I started to post on here. Somehow, I think writing my thoughts out, actually helped me. Sure I still have anxiety, but it's not as worst as it once was. Perhaps you can say it made me, even if it's a little, feel braver.
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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    I've been worrying a lot lately about

    everything. Even small things. Meditation has been helping me a lot. I just wish I could stop being such a worrier.
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 16

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    About almost anything social.

    Work, School, even family members I haven't seen in a while. I've recently been learning the power of a good attitude and a bit of faking it. I know it's hard to do but going in with the attitude that everything will turn out just fine and that your worries will last for a...
    sweetiebomb sweetiebomb 22-25 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm always shaking my legs.

    I get really nervous when I talk to people and I'm afraid to get behind the wheel. It's hard to overcome.
    slashy11 slashy11 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    Today I stepped out of my comfort zone

    and it was awesome!! I'm proud of myself. Thank you God for this amazing day. Sometime just one good day is enough to make you realise how beautiful life is and how worrying is pointless even if it's extremely hard to control it. Let it go.
    NanaH2014 NanaH2014 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I haven't really left my apartment very much

    for the past 6 months, other than to pick up groceries once a week. When I go out I medicate and can easily do my shopping and not speak or look at another person. I have to return to work tomorrow. I'm terrified. I'm shaking. My heart is pumping. It's getting worse as...
    absolom absolom 36-40 4 Responses Sep 10

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    Is anyone awake that can skype?

    I need someone to calm me .
    ooprincess27oo ooprincess27oo 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    ( I feel like a terrible person :'( my anxiety

    has never been a issue before but now it's getting worse. It's a main reason why I have been so distant lately. I hate that I'm so worried that I'm going to make everything worse for everyone that I have not been able to support and help my friends here like I want to :'(
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    Everything in life is temporary.

    The feelings we experience are ephemeral. The anxiety that you and I have been struggling with comes and goes. Everytime I go through a panic attack I think to myself in a couple minutes I will be okay and it works! Do not give up, because you had one bad day. Keep on trying...
    NanaH2014 NanaH2014 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I hate anxiety. I hate

    when people say stupid things like "you'll be fine". They have no idea. I often wake up to my heart beating do fast that it scares the crap out of me. I can't walk around crowds of people (small or large) without my head down. I instantly think they're judging me. I worry to...
    quinny1 quinny1 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 29

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    Last week I started my first job.

    After working 3 days my car's tire blew out and I couldn't make it to work. After telling my boss he said to let him know when I can start coming in again. That was a week ago and Monday I've decided to call and ask to go back to work. I'm extremely anxious about the call and I...
    Heston94 Heston94 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I go into a state of intense anxiety

    and on a bad day have a mini attack literally every time Im out and I see my mum is calling or has texted me. This is because of all the anxiety I suffered as a teenager from her unexpected calls etc as they would always be negative. Now I am an adult and really there is no...
    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 14

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    I dropped out of school whilst being 15,

    i'm 16 now, and had anxiety ever since. Went through depression and panic attacks too, I never wanted to go on tablets but now it seems the only option. I have a supporting family and partner, who have all been through it. I will beat this anxiety and live the life a 16 year old...
    paigeyhe paigeyhe 16-17, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm scared to work, so freaking scared to do

    anything! My parents took my car insurance away from me so I'm stuck at the house just waiting for some government assistance. I don't want this!!! Yes there's far more people struggling than me and god bless them but this is my never ending struggle. I've taken endless pills...
    josh221992 josh221992 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have severe anxiety,

    when I was younger I would hide from everyone around me I wouldn't even eat the front of other people, i wouldn't walk up the street without fear. I have even passed out in front of other people including teachers nobody ever knew what to do. Often times I black out while...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs 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 7 Responses Jul 16

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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'm so unstable even the small things set me

    off. Having an awkward conversation with this girl I used to like sent me into a screaming fit later. Getting some bad grades made me beat myself up in the bathroom because I didn't have any other way to handle it. A single text from my estranged step dad finally sent me over...
    holdontilmay holdontilmay 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    Social anxiety has ruined my life.

    If you have this problem you could imagine my feels right now, what makes it worse it that it's accompanied by blushing. My whole face will just be red like a tomato, I'm starting school soon and I'm nervous about it, what I did accomplish this summer was actually getting a job...
    dassays dassays 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 21

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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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    Today's goals : 1. Tidy up the room 2.

    Do some readings 3. Be happy (try to smile to the mirror and tell yourself everything's going to be fine) 4. Take meds /_ 5. Go to jog if yourself feel like I'm the evening
    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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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 26-30, F 18 Responses 1 day ago

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    Since starting my own business 2 months ago,

    my anxiety has calmed down so much and I'm shocked what I've been able to do! It's also helped with my depression and I don't self harm as much! Don't get me wrong I still have bad days, but I think I am finally moving on from some really bad things! If anyone wants to talk just...
    SecretGirl14 SecretGirl14 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    Blaaaah. I've finally discovered the source of

    my anxiety and there's absolutely no way it can be defeated. I'm now stuck almost 6 hours away from home thinking I would be home yesterday. I'm not going to be home until Sunday now. And I don't have any meds left. Feeling extremely anxious. Going to be a crazy next couple days...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day 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

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    Everyone thinks I overreact they don't

    understand that my brain won't let me let go of things that are "not a big deal" or "so small" I can't even count how many times I've heard the phrase "you're making too big a deal out of this"
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi everyone, well I have had anxiety/panic

    disorder since I was a young girl, it used to come and go and that was all I knew. It hit me bad when I was 28, I left my job and closed myself in my room for 10 years. I also self harmed and drank a lot:( I am now 40 and it has come back after about two years with none. It is...
    horch horch 41-45, F 4 Responses May 27

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    Finally talked my mom Into buying all natural

    nerve and anxiety medicine *_* I'm so happy...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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 3 Responses Sep 30

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    Diagnosed with anxiety.

    ...feel lost and scared
    bee1973 bee1973 41-45, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today it was my turn to speak in front of my

    english class. I got up there and I wasn't nervous or anything. I felt perfectly normal. But when it was actually time to speak I froze. My heart beated really fast and I was shaking and stuttering words. I didn't know what to do and my mind was racing. I looked like a moron in...
    StephanieGurla StephanieGurla 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I started dating a guy about a month ago.

    I like him so much and he likes me too but my anxiety gets in my way so much, I don't like being around him. He makes me so anxious that I can't look him in the eyes (and I want to, they're gorgeous) or even talk to him normally. I want so bad to get past this but I don't even...
    phoenixriser phoenixriser 18-21 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I took my computer to the shop to be fixed last

    Sunday and it is now ready to be picked up and i can go in a taxi with one of my support workers but i am so scared is there anything that might help if i panic or feel sick?
    SophieeJordan SophieeJordan 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 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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    Throwback to hospital days.

    Anxiety sucks. It really does. I battle it all the time, it's not as bad as it once was though. I just wanna tell you all it gets better. 😊👊 You all are fighters and I know you can fight through this!! I believe in you. :)
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F Jul 25

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    I always feel anxious

    but especially in social situations. Ive quit jobs, made crazy decisions, went above and beyond just to avoid my aniety. I still battle this and it has kept me from being successful.
    tb2985 tb2985 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    There is a certain lady

    who makes our life miserable. spreading gossip about me and my family.I don't know what to do with her. She's a complete ******* *****.
    Senrei000 Senrei000 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't stand people.

    . All I want to do is disappear. I hate when people look or stare at me, Im that quiet one with so many thoughts spiraling inside me. I can't seem to let any of them out. I can't even talk to people without feeling self consious ...
    Sadsoulx3 Sadsoulx3 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    Do you ever get anxiety

    when thinking about how you’re not really living your life? That you just go to school and eat and sleep and do homework and then after that you’re gonna get a job and you’ll work the rest of your life, maybe marry and have kids and then you die and you haven’t even...
    krorenae krorenae 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 24

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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 Mar 30

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    Sometimes I wonder if I would be better off

    dead. You wake up, you smile, you try to be nice to everyone, try to give good advice, listen and react to others needs and wants. But to have someone wholeheartedly do that for you... That's a joke.
    Jb2402 Jb2402 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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