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    I have been unravelling

    for some time now. My world lies about me and I am undone. It began as a loose thread of uncertainty. I didn't even have the satifaction of pulling the thread: it must have caught on some disbelief as I rushed past. Try as I might, my ebbing desire to fix and my need for truth...
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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    When I go have hard days

    and anxiety overwhelms me... I try and remind myself there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. It calms my anxiety when I walk outside and thank God for everything- starting with the air I breathe. Try it. Everything will be ok.
    Jessiii00 Jessiii00 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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, 2015

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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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    I wish I had more than just one person to talk

    to about my anxiety and depression. But it seriously doesn't feel like I do. Yet I don't want to talk to that one person about it any more because I'm so scared they're gonna get tired of my **** and leave.
    OlivSinclairB OlivSinclairB 22-25, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My anxiety keeps me from asking simple things

    like if I can use the restroom, or even saying anything, like what I want to eat, or even complimenting certain things because I'm afraid I'll get judged for it or something along that line.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    It's times like this I wish I was apathetic.

    Maybe then I wouldn't panic over dumb **** all the damn time. Is it weird that I mostly never cry? I only ever do when getting yelled at by my parents but that's it. I sorta feel indifferent to other things that are supposed to make me cry.
    ApatheticSpark ApatheticSpark 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    All I can think about is this internship.

    I want it so bad, but I am so terrified. I'd be moving down to Florida, away from family, friends, and my dog. I have never lived away from home and if I get the offer, I would be agreeing to live in Florida for either 6 or 9 months, depending on what program I go for. I am...
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ok, so I'm currently

    so anxious I've been awake since 5am shaking, and I don't know what to do. On top of that my sisters trying to make me feel guilty for not babysitting my nephew today. I'm shaking so bad I can barely stand and I can't breathe. Should I feel guilty?
    Overlookedintrovert Overlookedintrovert 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yesterday , after four year of depression

    and anxiety i decided to go to the Doctor But i used to feel pain in my heart and trepidation ,so i went on to Cardiologist because i didnt know where should i go ,even the doc laughed at me "hey brother why are you here at such a young age i dont want to see you here "he said...
    itshardtofindtruelove itshardtofindtruelove 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    ragd0ll ragd0ll 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 15 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I was unable to go out to get my daughter last

    week because I had a crying breakdown(it was my birthday,newly separated)and felt even worse because of my failure to suck it up.I am not SpongeBob SquarePants and have reached my saturation point.
    Pablo56692112 Pablo56692112 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    Like... I stress about stress

    before there's even any stress to stress about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 1, 2015

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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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    I'm so tired of feeling like this.

    More than anything in the world I want to feel like a normal human being again. it's exhausting having anxiety and trying to live my life like this. I want to feel like my normal self again.
    OlivSinclairB OlivSinclairB 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    There are times where I feel like everyone is

    talking about me, everybody is some how against me. and that I'm always on the cusp of impending doom. I realize that I'm not that important in the grand scheme of things but today I feel as though it's all going to come crashing down.
    GreenieHel GreenieHel 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days 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...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7, 2015

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    I lie awake, breathing deeply,

    Trying to soothe the panicked flutter in my chest The fearful little creature, Afraid of the unknown Breathe in, breathe out The tension leaves my body The creature is calm for a moment Before it starts shaking again Breathe, just keep breathing Breathe, until the creature is...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Had a job interview today

    and I didn't have an anxiety attack. Today was a good day. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    My anxiety and depression are only going to get

    worse, it's effecting my ability to be creative and do homework. I had to quit my job recently just because of how nervous I was being around others. Should I go back for treatment/medication?
    Nero7universe Nero7universe 18-21, F 1 Response a week 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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    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'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, 2015

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    How to love someone with anxiety: 1.

    They are more than just their anxiety 2. They can get tired easily 3. They can get overwhelmed easily 4. They are well aware their anxiety is often irrational 5. They can communicate how they feel (you just have to actually listen) 6. They don’t need someone constantly...
    Inspireme1 Inspireme1 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 13, 2015

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    I start my first day of work experience tomorrow

    which means two weeks away from school but my anxiety is getting so bad I'm terrified it's in a garden centre I feel so stupid but the idea of working in retail seems so bad :(
    electraheartlolita electraheartlolita 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    After some recent trauma,

    my anxiety has gotten worse again, but is happening more often than in the past. I've always been pretty good about keeping it under check, having elaborate routines to calm myself before having full blown attacks, at least long enough to remove myself from the public eye. Now...
    lilianablak lilianablak 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I began a low carbohydrate diet

    after the NewYear, I lost 10 lbs but began to experience Anxiety and paranoia also and after reading some things, I found that I'm not alone. Has anyone else gone through this? I read that the ketosis somehow doesn't allow for as much seratonin creation in the brain.
    Swaansongs Swaansongs 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been diagnosed with psvt.

    it's not life threatening but it sure is life altering. Everytime I get an episode I feel like I'm going to die right there and then. I'm trying to stay positive until I see my cardiologist in a week. Everyday I just worry, panic waiting for the next one to hit. My heart rate is...
    Cherrios87 Cherrios87 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I get so anxious throughout the day at school.

    . I've been crying for hours because of it.. I hate going to sleep (if I even can) knowing that tomorrow is coming soon with another day of that
    depthful depthful 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    How do you guys cope with anxiety induced

    puking? I have a big project to work on and it gives me a lot of anxiety to the point where I have anxiety attacks if I try to work on it. I managed to calm down slightly with music but the constant trembling and nausea aren't letting me focus. Any advice?
    kirsssten kirsssten 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    People who don't have severe anxiety don't

    understand. People who do get it. We over analyze every single thing. I worked a job (for 2 days, panic attack on day 2) and it was cleaning schools at night when nobody was supposed to be there. Well there were teachers and I asked one lady if she had trash cans in her room and...
    WhyAmIOnHere WhyAmIOnHere 18-21, M 7 Responses Jan 15

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    Does this happen to anyone else?

    the change of the seasons always give me terrible anxiety, especially when spring and summer are approaching. Today is unusually warm for this month and I'm hearing a bunch of birds that I havent heard for months: this alone gives me such bad anxiety I almost can't bring myself...
    PassionEarth9 PassionEarth9 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's gotten to the point

    where I can't go anywhere in public without my brother. I have to hold onto his arm at all times or else I go into a panic mode and start to cry and shake. He's gotten used to it and doesn't mind it so much anymore though.
    EmmasLife EmmasLife 13-15, F 4 Responses 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, 2015

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    Rule your mind or it will rule you.

    - Buddha This is so true.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    I am suffering from anxiety

    for 5 years now . i feel like i am worthless ,inferiority complex that is why i rarely socialize , i dont feel talking to anyone ,All i want to sit in my home nothing else ,i just want to sit alone ,even in the college i used to do it ,i never make new friends and in front of my...
    itshardtofindtruelove itshardtofindtruelove 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ugh my anxiety is getting bad again -_- I was

    okay for a while. This always happens.. I'm good for a while, then I go back to being anxious all the time! I can't sleep at night. I just need to learn how to clear my mind, and stop worrying about things I can't control. I wish it was that simple..
    haileyx3 haileyx3 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Breathe, just breathe.

    You have got this. Remember nothing is as bad at it seems. I know how hard it is, that panic that rushes over your whole body and takes over, the constant worry. Just breathe, don't worry over things you can't change, you cannot predict the future.. Enjoy today..
    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2015

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    People who don't have anxiety have no idea how

    hard it is. Even the most simplest of tasks can turn out to be the hardest for someone. Before you go and make fun of someone for not doing something because they're scared, maybe you should think and put yourself in their shoes, then you'll know how they feel. Some people just...
    PopulaceInOne PopulaceInOne 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 27, 2015

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    what kind of anxiety do you have?

    and what do you do to control it?
    moonlight1989 moonlight1989 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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