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I Have Anxiety

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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 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 41-45 4 Responses Sep 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 12 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    Diagnosed with anxiety.

    ...feel lost and scared
    bee1973 bee1973 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 21

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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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    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 have such bad anxiety I was put on sleeping

    medication because I couldn't sleep at night now all I do is want to sleep so I can forget everything
    br1ttanymarie br1ttanymarie 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I just want to be sent away

    so I can get away from everyone I know and have some time off from the stress and anxiety of school
    br1ttanymarie br1ttanymarie 18-21, F 1 Response 4 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 2 Responses Oct 18

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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 Oct 20

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    I have 3 tests tomorrow

    and I'm freaking out. Can't sleep at all. Anyone would think I'm calm right now, but my head is a mess. What if I end up flunking my tests again.. What if I'm late. Will the teacher notice my empty sheet.. Will my classmates notice my slow brain.. Why am I thinking all this...
    PanicDream PanicDream 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 Oct 19

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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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    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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    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 Oct 19

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    ive been doing well for awhile

    but tonight i had an attack my girlfriend who i met about a week ago and love very much has been having a rough time she had just broke up with the guy she was with for a year when we first met witch was about a week ago she seen him yesterday with two girls and when he saw her...
    justashyguy87 justashyguy87 26-30, M 22 mins ago

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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 18-21, F Jul 25

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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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    Today I started work at a new place around

    where I go to school.. With all of the stress I've had lately I felt so anxious while I was there that I actually broke out in a rash :/
    melmal95 melmal95 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So as of late I'm not

    so sure I know what to do with myself. I don't have love in my life, so I look for it elsewhere and almost always come up empty. I'm hopelessly in love with a girl who just wants to be friends.i know what I want to do in life, I want to become an actuary but I don't think I have...
    Tristan46 Tristan46 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses a week 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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    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 17 Responses a week 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 2 Responses Jul 20

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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 Oct 21

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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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    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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    My friend presently had a suicide attempt

    and I'm worried that she will do it again I'm freaking out any one please help
    TheForgotenAnimator TheForgotenAnimator 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 19

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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 seem to be unable to focus on important things

    when I am worrying about something trivial. For example I wasn't able to finish my painting today because I was so worried about not receiving a text. I get so worked up sometimes I just feel exhausted and not want to do anything but sleep.
    littlefox2 littlefox2 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm trying to cope with everyday life again

    and it seems to be going good, but every once in awhile the stress catches up and I feel sad and kind of stuck. I don't know how to explain it. Does anyone know some good ways to deal with stress?
    SincerelyMYlife SincerelyMYlife 13-15, F 1 Response 2 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 scared right now,

    I'm camping but alone and it sounds like there is someone in the awning!
    knownasjojo knownasjojo 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Been having a sharp pain in my chest

    for years, finally have an appointment with the cardiologist today, hopefully there is nothing serious. I been putting it off for so long afraid it's more than my anxiety
    ToughTimes31 ToughTimes31 31-35, M 18 hrs ago

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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 Oct 19

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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 34 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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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 Oct 21

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    Im 27 and avoid as much personal contact with

    ppl. as possible I don't hate ppl I actually love them but I feel I will be rejected by them all and they hate me when in fact I'm the sweetest of persons you can meet #i'mmyownworstenemy
    jembaby07 jembaby07 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Terrible, terrible anxiety.

    I just broke up with an abusive boyfriend. I feel like he is going around turning all his friends against me and they are all making fun of me. I feel like everybody out there is laughing at me and calling me names. I also feel terrified of the future. I'm in school and my...
    xsparklex xsparklex 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Oct 20

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    I don't know how to say

    or express my feelings right ... But Every single day , there is always at least one thing I'm nervous or anxious about ... It's awful ... Whenever someone I talk to doesn't respond right away , I freak out and panic ... Thinking that I did something wrong and I start...
    CherokeeWarrior12 CherokeeWarrior12 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 Oct 18

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    Even on here i feel scared to empty my bottled

    feelings and share my deepest thoughts.
    Unheardemptyscreams Unheardemptyscreams 18-21, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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