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I Have Anxiety

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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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    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'm an extremist. I have to deal with my own

    extreme personality, and I walk the fine line between wanting to die and wanting to be the ruler of it all." - Davey Havok I couldn't have said it better.
    Ambibambii Ambibambii 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    When I'm standing around with my friends,

    I'll just have the fear that I'll be shoved or punched by one of them. It just comes and goes
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    After working from home

    for 12 years, I've been considering working out of the home again and I now have an interview tomorrow. I'm thrilled and scared all at the same time!! I just can't think about it and do it.
    StillBecomingaButterfly StillBecomingaButterfly 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days 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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    I get shortness of breath,

    sweaty palms and blurred vision when I get worried and then I stop eating, my life coach thinks it sleep deprivation but how do I control these symptoms and I know it's not sleep deprivation
    littlemermaid01 littlemermaid01 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 17

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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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    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'm having deep anxiety associated with staying

    sober. I want to stay sober but find myself smoking pot here and there while I'm cleaning my system of it. It's a total contradiction on my behalf. Have others struggles with this as well?
    lizzlizzy lizzlizzy 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have anxiety attacks in my sleep.

    It's probably from my dreams but I don't always remember my dreams. Sometimes it's so bad I wake up frozen for periods of a time and I can't control any movement
    ateenagertoday ateenagertoday 16-17, F 3 days 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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    Like... I stress about stress

    before there's even any stress to stress about...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 11 Responses Jan 1

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    newbienurse newbienurse 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    And no grand inquisitor has in readiness

    such terrible tortures as has anxiety .....Kierkegaard
    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I have anxiety where I get really nervous

    and scared and I tend to not do thing thing I have anxiety on.
    chlobo141 chlobo141 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Hey anybody who reads this,

    The reason I really wanted to post this is because I don't want to feel alone in my fears. I really want to know if anybody else feels this way. I believe it'll make me and any other people feel better. I've looked up what it means to be a hypochondriac - most definitions I...
    jwackler jwackler 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 23

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    My anxiety is not constant,

    but when it's there it can get pretty bad. It has manifested itself in different ways over the years: irrational fears, horrible bouts of overthinking, etc.
    BrittaniBear BrittaniBear 18-21, F 1 Response 6 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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    That awkward moment when you're under a tornado

    watch, it's storming outside, your lights keep flickering, your having a panic attack, and on top of all that none of your friends even care
    leotaylor leotaylor 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 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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    Always tempted to drink

    before I have to do something that gives me anxiety. But I don't. I believe the mind has amazing power and I'm trying to use it in more positive ways. Even though having one drink before I go out would help me relax, I don't want to rely on it to solve my problems. So I don't...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 days 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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    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 5 Responses Jan 12

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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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    Having another anxiety attack.

    Please please please help me!
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 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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    So I always fear what people have to say about

    me I am siting in a big crowd fearing anxious wat people are saying and I think there looking at me
    bukolaaaaa bukolaaaaa 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    WyoDoug WyoDoug 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    WyoDoug WyoDoug 46-50, M 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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    I'm going back home to visit,

    this will be the first time in 3 months I will see my ex/father of my child. My anxiety is already starting to come back just thinking about what could happen! /:
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    I always feel like some thing bad going to

    happen an it doesn't an that with medication lol
    sissy2985 sissy2985 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I have anxiety and I take medication

    for it and it actually helps. I was embarrassed to go ask a doctor for help at first but I finally got some help and they prescribed some medication and it really helps
    ashlynpagee10 ashlynpagee10 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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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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    Slubberdegullion Slubberdegullion 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Look all of you I battled anxiety my whole life.

    In my earlier years I self medicated with alcohol this did nothing to help and made matters worse with me. It affected school,social life,and my early marriage years. I found out that medication helped me tremendously I wish I got on medication earlier I lost a lot of good in my...
    joeballute joeballute 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 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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    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've been ok for a little while.

    but now everything is going bad again and it couldn't come at a worse time. I'm going through an audition process for something I'm very confident I'm going to get but with my anxiety building I'm afraid it's going to get the best of me...
    aunaturaleee aunaturaleee 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 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 17 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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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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    Is it just me who all of a sudden gets

    extremely paranoid and has an anxiety attack then the next minute I'm really chill? It's really bad right now...😕
    Bloo1234 Bloo1234 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I'm having really bad anxiety attacks.

    .. especially at school and I don't know what to do... I can't tell anyone
    ateenagertoday ateenagertoday 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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