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I Have Anxiety

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    It's crippling sometimes

    after popping antinex up to 4 tines a day as it read on the Label. it wasn't meant for long term use my doctor made me think it was like an anti depressant that's ok we all make mistakes! Now I'm on anti d very low dose , it's helping I guess ? This is why I'm on here to tell...
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    So much better today.

    No nightmares last night. I didn't get much sleep but, the sleep I got was restful. My brain still feels a little foggy and I'm still a little queasy, but that's probably because I haven't been eating well. Down 6lbs since Sunday. Today will be about focus on getting my mental...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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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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    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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    Had a horrible panic attack yesterday

    when I suddenly realized there was a ticking clock on the wall of my bedroom in which I've been sleeping for months now. I froze until my SO came back downstairs who took the batteries out for me. I've always been afraid of being able to hear time ticking away even since I was...
    misanthropemeow misanthropemeow 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 21

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    If anyone would be willing to reach out

    and share their experiences with me, as well as coping techniques please do so! At this point I'm getting a little desperate. Thanks
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Do you remember some of the bad teachers you

    had in school? All the students whisper and snicker about how horrible they are? I think that is me now. Taught my class today and couldn't keep my thoughts straight. I would begin talking about something only to forget my thoughts before finishing and pausing in...
    absolom absolom 36-40 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I've had three anxiety attacks this month.

    I haven't had any for two years. I'm scared people will see me as weak so nobody knows.
    naturalnobody naturalnobody 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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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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    For the first time in two years I had a panick

    attack and self harmed. Thought I'd got over it but I was kidding myself. All downhill from here
    Diamonddollx Diamonddollx 18-21, F 5 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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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety

    and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and not a normal doctor, it was 5 mai 2009 i was studying my first year in collage, after this date every thing get another turn, i lost two...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M 1 day ago

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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 rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    I just feel so broken.

    ...I'm not the type of person that ever says anything like that at all but right now I don't know what else to say
    Diamonddollx Diamonddollx 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 have the stomach flu

    and I have a exam today and tomorrow and I'm freaking out why can't I not care like other people. I get so worried that I fail
    savy1063 savy1063 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    When I was younger my anxiety (and OCD) used to

    be really bad. Constant crying in class, horrid stomach pains that would send me running to the bathroom, anxiety attacks that made me lay in the nurses office for the rest of the day.. I couldn't go anywhere. Not to school, the mall, the movies, a friends house. I couldn't...
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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 10 Responses Aug 17

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    This is kind of long

    but I'd really appreciate feedback <3 Work anxiety. Every single day, and I don't know what to do about it. The thing is, it isn't the job that gives me anxiety, it's my boss. My boss is a very...intense person. And I work as a care giver for her son who has autism so I am...
    ChildoftheEarth ChildoftheEarth 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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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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    My fiance is enlisting in the military at the

    start of the new year and from time to time as it gets closer I become anxious. Some times I just lay in his arms and cry and he reassures me of how much he loves me. I have had separation anxiety since I was 9 or 10. I was in foster care for three years and every time people...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I just want to cry. I've been talking to this

    really nice guy at my school via text. He's really nice, but he's in his second year and we've never actually talked in real life. We text quite a bit. Im actually extremely terrified that him and I are going to see each other in the halls. Like I can't talk to people. I don't...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 17

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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 didn't know I had anxiety

    until I tried to present a book report in English...I couldn't tell what was happening. I started to trip over my words, my head was all over the place, I was having trouble breathing next thing I know I'm running out of class. It happened 3 years ago. Since then they've only...
    Kimslost Kimslost 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm trapped. I'm trapped!

    Every time I think about my life it causes me so much pain. There are moments where I think to myself, you know, I could be happy. But then the rest comes crashing down on me. The never ending work. The never ending stress that comes with school, with my future. It's messing...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ugh... I hate the feeling of anxiety,

    it's an all day everyday battle for me. I hate it! :(
    depressedgirl96 depressedgirl96 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I feel as though anxiety makes me have a

    separate personality to myself. I get into little arguments with my boyfriend over basically nothing because I'm edgy, nervous, stressed.. I want to be happy with my life and grateful for what I have because I know I'm lucky, but I just feel so scared and on edge. Thinking...
    michjp michjp 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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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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    It affects my life far too much.

    Even in 'relaxed' situations such as going for a drink, my legs feel jelly, breathing is sometimes laboured, I'm hypervigilant and want to be near an exit in case something happens. Eventually I calm down and feel relaxed enough, but it's a recurring theme. I don't take...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 16

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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.
    jledoux0690 jledoux0690 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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    i dont want to be seen

    but how can i not be seen im 6'3 xD and red lolol
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M Sep 19

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    Severe anxiety. Everyday I'm anxious about

    something. It could be a social interaction, careers, health, anything at all. I'm always anxious and I can never relax. Highly stressed is just my norm and I want to get away from that, but I don't know how to. I feel like the only way to do that would be to not ever do...
    ashleymah ashleymah 16-17 2 Responses May 31

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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 15 hrs 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 16-17, F Jul 25

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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 3 Responses Sep 10

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    It's so difficult.. I am a graduate student,

    and I've always done well academically. But sometimes I get so consumed in self-doubt and anxiety that I have forgotten something or that I am simply not good enough.. Therapy made it worse by brining up bad experiences.. I am simply afraid I will never truly be happy until I...
    BeautifulinElevation BeautifulinElevation 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    The ice cold chill from my single pane window

    woke me from a dead slumber. I lay in bed cocooned in the down comforter listening to the rain pitter patter outside. The slate grey cloud cover blankets the early morning sky and my mind wanders off into the idea of rain wetting and cleansing the earth. I find myself engulfed...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 30

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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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    It's my first year at college

    and it's hell with my anxiety. I've had 4 anxiety attacks it two weeks and I'm even on medication. I don't think I can do this anymore how am I going to get through this
    savy1063 savy1063 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    Woke up in the middle of a panic attack,

    haven't been able to get back to sleep since. It's almost 3 am...I don't remember the last time I slept through the night. I feel like everything's falling apart. I finally got to a point in my life where I was happy...and now I'm afraid of losing everything. I'm going through...
    SweetHeresy SweetHeresy 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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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 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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    It started in June, well in reality it started

    before that. My husband and I had to put our first dog down, one that was very very much mine. He was sick and it was for the best but it killed me inside. We racked up a nice bill of $8,000 with trying to help him. It was the Christmas which added more money strains and my...
    bellfalls bellfalls 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I suffer from anxiety,

    particularly in social situations but also in relation to certain phobia stuff as well. I get regular panic attacks and have been struggling to cope just recently despite at long last finding some medication which has been helping me :) I realise it's a little naughty of me to...
    RealJax0009 RealJax0009 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 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'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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    Does anyone have anxiety

    and smoke to help relieve it? I smoke cigarettes and I'm trying to stop after years of smoking, I get really bad anxiety when I start to withdrawal. It effects my work because I get panic attacks and they keep coming till I smoke.
    mattcom mattcom 22-25, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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