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    My anxiety gets mixed in with my anger

    so fast. My temper is already bad enough so if only you could imagine how I feel when someone hurts me. Idk if I should cry, hurt them back, ignore them ((something I can't do at all)), or whatever.~ It's like I can't tell when someone is bullshitting me. I can tell what they...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Waking up with your heart racing,

    feeling nervous, palms shaky and feeling nauseous is never fun.
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I heard that Xanax is good

    for anxiety. Has anyone taken it for anxiety. Has it worked?
    Smelyalata97 Smelyalata97 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 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 14 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I find it really hard to go to sleep at night

    not because I'm scared of what could happen but because I'm just struck by sudden bouts of uncontrollable unprovoked anxiety. I just can't fall asleep, I either am just uncomfortable enough to stay awake, or I feel like I'm suffocating. does anyone have any advice on what to do...
    petrichoreographed petrichoreographed 16-17 1 day 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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    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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    Hipsterparty102 Hipsterparty102 16-17, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Going to bed is hard

    for me, I love sleeping because I usually don't overthink things, but I'm always so scared of everything that can go wrong while I'm sleeping...
    anonanastasia anonanastasia 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Classes start next week.

    I've already been getting emails from professors about them and it's giving me that sinking feeling in the out of my stomach. I hate school. I don't want to do this.
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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 7 Responses Jan 1

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    Do you ever get those moments

    where you're actually super happy, and all of a sudden you remember something you have to do, that you've been dreading. and you suddenly can't breathe ;-;
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    I've always struggled with anxiety

    and panic attacks but luckily have been able to control it
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 12 Responses May 13

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    I get really bad anxiety about anything

    concerning school it all sparked after I have an English teacher who is so strict and it sounds fake but she enjoys publicly shaming and embarrassing students last year i went into her classes (everyday) with butterflies,hot flushes and feeling sick. She has made anything...
    bubblegumelectraheartt bubblegumelectraheartt 16-17, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    So right now I'm thinking over careers again.

    I'm just going to ramble over my choices. A) Neuroscientist/Neuropsychologist. I would be going into research either way because med school is not for me. Requirements: 4-6 more years of school, because you can't really get into the field until you have a phd. (Phd you can...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Last weekend I had a terrible panic attack.

    People say they have them for about half an hour but mine go on for days and I feel so weak. I left a pathetic message on my friends machine. He got back to me soon and came round with a pizza, milk, orange juice and fruit. I mean I felt so bad that I didn't even care that I...
    chanelP chanelP 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Like... I stress about stress

    before there's even any stress to stress about...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 10 Responses Jan 1

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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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    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 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...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    Sitting here alone in my vacation house in the

    mountains and I'm just so scared of whatever could be outside
    urigagarin urigagarin 18-21, F 3 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 31 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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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 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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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    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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    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 18-21, F 34 seconds ago

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    I was diagnosed with a lip picking disorder due

    to anxiety when I was 15. It's not fun so I encourage anyone with anxiety to not be afraid to reach out to me. Stay beautiful everyone 💕
    jazzaroo17 jazzaroo17 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I keep having difficulties at work

    because I'm so anxious that I'm gonna be fired for something little.
    zombiluv zombiluv 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate how one day I am ready to face

    challenges, I am fully optimistic, proud of what I do and ready to present myself. I am eager to know new people and new places. But the next day I wake up and all I want to do is to stay at home, be alone, put on something cozy, make myself a cup of tea and do my stuff. I want...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 5

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    I hate when people get angry at me,

    it gives me a horrible feeling in my stomach. It's awful :(
    xGNFx xGNFx 18-21, M 8 Responses Jun 8

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    I hate it when people say "get over it"

    or "it's all in your head." how about shut the **** up?
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 5 Responses May 22

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    But I'm working through it.

    I try not to let it hold me back, a lot. So what if I'm shaking all over and feel embarrassed about it? I did something despite that. The feeling of having done something is greater than the embarrassment now.
    stashd stashd 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Don't think. Just try

    and sleep <3
    U1049927 U1049927 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I missed the important deadline

    and now I am stressed like I haven't been in a really long time. I couldn't sleep last night. As soon as I lied down I started to feel very sick. My stomach felt as if it shrank and was being eaten by gastric juice. I fell asleep for few minutes but then every time I woke up...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I like helping not the one being helped.

    . I think I have issues with seeming weak.
    Heartbreaker12 Heartbreaker12 18-21, F 5 hrs 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, 2014

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    By being afraid of something

    and dwelling on it all the time, you are actually invoking God to make it happen. For every thought that is distressing, there is a part of you who is holy and understands to remain calm. Always listen to that, and pay close attention to the wisdom it teaches you of where you...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm irrationally nervous

    for senior pictures today.
    Hipsterparty102 Hipsterparty102 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    today I conquered one of my biggest triggers of

    my anxiety. I went to the dentist, and did not bring anyone in the room with me. it sounds childish, but hey I conquered it today :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 20

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    I have anxiety disorder.

    I dont know why. I jist heard something about breathing. I dont know whats wrong with me.
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 2 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 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 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    Start my new work in 2 hours,

    I'm freaking out a little bit.
    JakH20 JakH20 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Walking down the hallways at school is the

    worst >< . Everytime someone looks at me I feel like they're judging me and I have to know what they're thinking of me . It bothers me so much
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 24

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