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I Have Anxiety

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    Im debating on going back on the pill ;only last time they compelled me to commit suicide, only after tonight, that doesnt seem like a bad thing :(
    Ellebasor Ellebasor 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    My anxiety is eating me up I just want to tune the world out
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My Story - Ok here we go, I have Anxiety. It's not easy living with this problem. sometimes I wished my anxiety would just go away. I hate the feeling of being trapped. or feeling...
    TheTopDawg TheTopDawg 26-30, M 12 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    It's late at night and of course I'm up dealing with anxiety like I always do. It's like a non stop cycle that I don't know how to deal with. I can never get rest, I'm constantly...
    megtayl0rr megtayl0rr 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Hi. I am having reoccurrence of anxiety issues that I had a few years ago. I thought I'd beaten it, but circumstances at work have changed and I think this has triggered my inner...
    bobblejocks bobblejocks 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I recently got diagnosed with anxiety and it was nice to know that I wasn't just plain crazy or being pathetic. However, it's such a difficult diagnosis to accept. I am at a stage...
    misscry misscry 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 27

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    I have had anxiety since I was 10. I used to believe that my friends and family were for all intents and purposes, Immortal. No one had explained to me what Death was and I thought...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I have terrible anxiety and it affects me a lot . If even something small makes me upset it gets really hard for me to breathe . I get bullied a lot so this happens a lot but I am...
    therealme101 therealme101 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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...
    krorenae krorenae 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    Im surprised I have friends, people just make me so nervous. My heart beats so fast in any situation and I cant breathe. People scare me so much. I sometimes have a hard time...
    Kris7lee Kris7lee 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So here is an interesting question that I doubt anybody will be able to answer- but I hope you can all give it a read and tell me what you think. I have a mental health issue that...
    OregonStateKi OregonStateKi 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I really never understand the cause of it and it never really seems to be too reasonable, but I'm constantly dealing with anxiety over everything. I don't know if it's because I...
    Bianca7206 Bianca7206 13-15, F 7 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    Is anyone taking medication? I don't know how I feel about it. I'm anxious a lot of the times but it's who I am. It helps me stay on top of things, such as school, but it can also...
    rach51d rach51d 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    panic attacks and anxiety: when you lose control, cant think straight, cant stop shaking, and totally break down.
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Going to the doctors tomorrow to get diagnosed with anxiety hopefully. I'm so nervous about it and not sure if I'll be able to do it! I know I have anxiety but the thought of going...
    kixxygirl kixxygirl 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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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...
    joydream joydream 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    I don't know if this is anxiety but all of a sudden I want to cry and I feel a bad feeling in my chest and I start not knowing what's happening and I feel like something is going...
    iixxii99 iixxii99 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yesterday I got told by my therapist that I am going to need high intensity cbt. I'm scared shitless to be honest and don't know what it's going to be like or how I can deal with...
    Crockhogan78 Crockhogan78 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Up at 4 again. Worried. About what? Not sure. Not sleeping sucks.
    moxietoxin moxietoxin 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    The brave thoughts of coming out and saying something new, talking to a stranger, greeting someone back, the what ifs, the when will, what is the sense holding me back? will I ever...
    kitaday kitaday 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This You Tube video covers the basics of Buddhist philosophy: "The middle Way" http://youtu.be/9ZHvfGFyQ14 I find this points helpful for anxiety :)
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    It wasn't as bad as it was in last year, but it's definitely still there. It's just every single thing worries me, and it bothers my family so much. Way back, I used to self harm...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    The past year I have been attacked by my anxiety it is now the only constant I have. My depression was under control when this round of anxiety started doc said I need to get my...
    CaptPetemoss CaptPetemoss 41-45, M 1 Response 15 hrs 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...
    RottyMax RottyMax 31-35 8 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    It's weird to think that over a year ago now I began to suffer from something that would change my life drastically. I fought hard and won. I fought hard and lost. Tonight, I sit...
    ApocTheComet ApocTheComet 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    My Anxiety - I have become aware of my anxiety probably in the last year or so. I never had this problem before. Everyone gets nervous for things but I have always been good about...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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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...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 30

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    Read And Repeat - "Be soft, do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the...
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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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...
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F 31 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    Ive been having issues with anxiety since i was nine. Lately its been really bad. Taking showers is really hard because it feels like i cant breathe and i feel really dirty and the...
    Ellebasor Ellebasor 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I have the type of anxiety that makes me want to avoid everything I dont even know why Its so exhausting to run from everything thats maybe why a part of me rather would die
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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    It's almost like I'm suffocating right now. What surrounds me seems more...real. But I am detached from it all. As I suffocate I can almost hear that voice that calls to me in...
    IcyDragon IcyDragon 16-17, F Mar 18

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    I ate lunch alone today, which is no big deal except for the fact that I was alone at school I had to sit there alone with my thoughts, the day was going pretty well but that just...
    SecludedSeaTurtle SecludedSeaTurtle 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
    DochasNua DochasNua 22-25 10 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    I've always been shy, a little too worried about what people think of me. Always feeling like my friends only tolerate me, like somewhere there's someone talking about me behind my...
    jledoux0690 jledoux0690 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Severe anxiety runs in my family, and it has affected every part of my life, from childhood to now. I take anti-anxiety meds, exercise, meditate, and try to think positive and...
    mcicero5 mcicero5 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I feel like I am able to control my emotions more now. It used to be where I would cry hysterically; and I couldn't calm down. I've realized it's almost a mind game-anxiety...
    sarbear423 sarbear423 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    Confused and Lonely (I Think I Might Be Crazy) - Lately, I've been having a few mini anxiety attacks, where my anxiety is so high that I can't think about anything but the one...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 17 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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    I never used to envision myself as an anxious person. I was naive, happy, and bubbly. I made friends everywhere I went. I pulled people out of their own bouts of depression and...
    x3donnaa x3donnaa 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I think I put on a mask.So that I can fool everybody into thinking everything is okay.But the thing about that is. I did so well I fooled myself. But when I am alone, my thoughts...
    anonomous435 anonomous435 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Fellow Anxiety Sufferers: - This is something that I discovered by accident when I decided to take blackstrap molasses for my anemia. It calms me down. I was on the verge of an...
    Neuroticrabbit Neuroticrabbit 18-21 2 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    UGH - This little bastard comes and goes. But now he has decided to rent out my chest and stomach for awhile. He's heavy, too! He's suffocating me! HELP!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 9, 2013

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    Life Is Anxiety - Fear is the number one reason why we are alive today. We owe our lives to fear. It reminds us to be afraid of predators, fear of being controlled, fear of going...
    MrCthulhu MrCthulhu 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    It comes and goes. I can't tell half the time what is real stress and what is made up from my anxiety. I can't make my thoughts stop!!
    Lonesailor14 Lonesailor14 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My parents split up about five years back right around the time my brother was taken. I was a kid that grew up in a house of domestic violence (verbal&physical). I was too young to...
    giib giib 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Wasn't Sure - i wasnt sure if i did, i didnt really know what anxiety was until a female friend mentioned she has anxiety attacks, and i was like .. okay .. then i did sum research...
    wezamuntkee wezamuntkee 36-40, M 5 Responses Aug 31, 2007

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    I want to fit in... I feel literally mentally dead, I don't know what to do about it... I feel like I'm living someone else's life here... Like I'm here, but I'm unable to...
    lindastars42 lindastars42 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I'm 14. I was raped last summer by my uncle and three strange men. They've all been punished in some way for what they did. It's all behind me now, but I'm still not over it. I see...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 29

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    Hiya!!!:) soooooo, tonight we r going to be having t-storms and tbh, t-storms are petrifying ......I'm just so tired of being scared, staying up late, not being able to do whatever...
    Runawayday Runawayday 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Hi fellow anxiety sufferers, I've had anxiety for a little while now, and recently I have started a blog about this. It would mean a lot to me if you guys could check it out...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F Apr 6