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I Have Anxiety

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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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    My once beautiful soul is rotting

    and turning into something i hate
    Unheardemptyscreams Unheardemptyscreams 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    shiannee17 shiannee17 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was laying in bed last night

    and I couldn't sleep. I was so physically tired but my body was filled with anxiety. I felt as though I was going to explode at the seems. So much nervous energy running through my body. I couldn't catch my breath, I had to forcefully slow my breathing down. It eventually passed...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 31-35, F 16 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    Earlier this week I found out

    that this summer my job will moving to Washington DC from my current location in the Midwest. While this will be a good move work wise, I've been feeling a lot of anxiety the last few days. Part of this anxiety is that my wife is going to stay behind for 6 months and finish...
    benforce benforce 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm at work right now having a problem with my

    anxiety. I've delt with this for 17 years, and i think at this point it's really just annoying. I still don't know how to make it go away on command though.
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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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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    It's gotten worse over time.

    ..today I tried to go to ihop for free pancake day and I couldn't look up from my food let alone eat any of it..I still feel sick even after 3 hours
    DemonDear DemonDear 16-17, F 8 hrs 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 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

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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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    I'm not quite sure if this would be considered

    anxiety but sometimes when only slight things happen my mind completely runs away with it. I'll start thinking up weird things at random, it's hard to control.
    justaCRbot justaCRbot 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    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...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 1

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Mindofanintrovert Mindofanintrovert 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day 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...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    Parties are the worst especially

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

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    try Valerian root its natural its not expensive

    you can get it at Walgreen's jmo
    cubsarmy cubsarmy 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ok hey guys x today was ok x my anxiety it

    getting worse I don't what to do x if you guys know any Please comment x I started to breath heavily and the shake and more x thank for everything x bye for now x
    chlosblogx chlosblogx 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 11 Responses Feb 23

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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 have a lot of anxiety.

    Mostly when I'm in hall ways or large groups of people but sometime I can't sleep at night because of it.
    123me321 123me321 13-15, F Feb 23

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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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    It's like when people are constantly on me

    about my life, my anxiety takes over... It's horrible and then I start to feel trapped within myself.
    adamsks1 adamsks1 18-21, F Feb 22

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    When jm around my stepdad I feel threatened

    because we had a huge fight before. he would do so much mean things. And I was afraid of that. I didn't tell anyone about the fight because I knew my mom loved him and he loves her. And they know I'm the one that causes so much trouble I ranaway when I was younger because I had...
    dimitriyusaff dimitriyusaff 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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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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    My manager just called

    and asked if I wanted to work tonight. I'm a bit new, I need the money but my job gives me an unhealthy amount of stress. I almost cried and nearly had a panic attack on drive thru. Should I go?
    emmeliarochester emmeliarochester 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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 33 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    Today was weird. I woke up fine.

    ....& through the day, I slowly started to get stuck in my head. I have been without anxiety medicine for a year, and I refuse to go back. Every now and then, I have mini anxiety attacks,--that I feel are a test from God. Today was back and forth. I need a spa day. Something...
    sarbear423 sarbear423 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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, 2014

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    I might be pregnant and right

    now my anxiety goes crazy. I'm freaking out and surprisingly my fiance is as calm as river. How can he be soo calm? I been crying all morning thinking wth we gonna do? We can barely afford feeding ourselves so we won't be able to raise kid at least until we graduate and settle...
    couture2411 couture2411 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I'm having anxiety right

    now it's about my surgery tomorrow I really could use someone to call and talk it out with I hate this feeling
    Mallexx Mallexx 18-21, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    I have had severe anxiety

    for several months now. I hate it. I've been diagnosed with GAD but I'm so obsessed with my health, think that I have a serious illness and that I'm going to die. Gone to A&E several times thinking I'm having a stroke or heart attack etc. I convince myself that I have MS or...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I just realised that I have to start living my

    life so that if I were to die today, I would be content. This doesn't mean that I have to have completed my bucket list and done everything I've ever wanted to, it just means that I'd like to be content and happy with how things are - how my relationships are with friends and...
    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F Feb 22

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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 18 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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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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    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...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 22

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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...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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, 2014

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    Every night, I spiral downhill.

    The paranoia comes to surface and overwhelms my being. It's a constant battle with my thoughts. And it's really scary to feel completely alone. To feel like you actually might be the devil's spawn or God is trying to send you messages, even though you don't believe in either one...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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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, 2014

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    I had social anxiety

    and anxiety in general. Mostly when I am driving on freeways with speeding maniacs I have high anxiety whether I am driving or not. My dad is very hypocritical and made me feel so down when he told me I wont be able to drive on these freeways because I am too "scary". Well men...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    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...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    I always have, ever since I was born,

    and I think I always will, I want to avoid doing things that trigger it, but I know that's no way to live, I guess I just have to learn to how to accept it.
    justalittlewallflower justalittlewallflower 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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