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    Ok so i suffer from an Anxiety Disorder

    and have been since December 2010 and it ruined my life i had to drop out of school and i lost all my friend's i lost my life and for year's i tried to overcome it several month's ago i started going out and getting on with life but now all of a sudden i can't go out i hate...
    jennylontay148 jennylontay148 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Not severely. I know people

    who have it worse than me. But I have a constant nervous / uneasy feeling. Sometimes it's dull, sometimes it gets heightened in different situations, different days. But it's always there. A nervous tick in my heart. The inability to sit still for long without getting really...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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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 gonna get a job and you’ll work the rest of your life, maybe marry and have kids and then you die and you haven’t even...
    krorenae krorenae 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    RainbowPower RainbowPower 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Anxiety ruined my life.

    I can't have a full satisfying breath. Breathing is a daily struggle. But it's getting slowly better thanks to chamomile tea. Chamomile tea relaxes me and makes me calm although I still find breathing hard at times but it helps me breathe better a little bit. I want to erase...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Im having a anxiety attack right now.

    Im trying to fight it. But it feels like im going to throw up. My stomach is upset and im getting the runs. Im so tried of feeling like this. I wonder if i start cutting on myself again if that will help. My meds help just to a point. I want to give up.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm having all types of anxiety

    and it's making life a bit difficult. First, I have anxiety over my two month old. It's hard to sleep or even leave the room. I'm so paranoid something will happen to her. Last night I was making some vegan soup and put her in her crib. I took constant breaks to check on her...
    catatonically catatonically 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    when i was 8 years old i was diagnosed with

    anxiety and put on fluoxetine aka prozac. i would freak out about storms that were coming towards where i live a week before it was supposed to hit. thunder storms would make me shake and cry. my anxiety was horrible with other stuff but i was so young i can't really remember...
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am from a very small town

    and have always been shy. When I was 16 I met this guy. We dated on and off for 4 years. He was mentally and physically abusive. That is what brought me to have a lot of anxiety now a days. I am now with my fiance and we moved away from my home town (to the city -.-) for more...
    Calicogirl20 Calicogirl20 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I was sleeping for maybe 45 mins

    before I woke up suddenly with anxiety--borderline panic.. Sometimes I can have a few drinks and be fine and am able to sleep. But then there are nights like tonight where I swear the alcohol causes me to wake up panicked. And this is after I take my nightly meds which are...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today I went out to eat with my boyfriend

    and some friends, I could barely touch my food. My hands were shaking so bad and my chest felt tight, I could barely talk or think everything was blurry and spinning. I just wish sometimes that I could be normal and that I could just be around other people without acting like...
    thesorrybumblebee thesorrybumblebee 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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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 8 Responses Jul 16

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    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    I struggle with Anxiety

    when it comes to riding and driving a car and fear of being on the freeway. My mom drives me to my appointments and helps me a lot. She is my hero!
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    anxiety and depression.

    .iam troubled with my life, i don't feel like iam living, i don't find anything good to live with, everything is troubled, i do everything with difficulty, there is no comfort in my life, many troubles, my parents hate me for no reason, they are the cause of my problems, but i...
    Emmajasonn Emmajasonn 18-21, F 3 Responses 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 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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    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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    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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    Somedays I'm fine an relaxed.

    Other days, I suffer from serious anxiety attacks. I used to take a prescription for it, but it has been several years. I'm not sure if I should go back to it or not.
    Xamad Xamad 22-25, M 1 Response 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 2 Responses Jul 10

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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 32 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    Anxiety: the curse of knowing the truth about

    others' unspoken thoughts and actions/non-actions.
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 20

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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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    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 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ever since i was small,

    I've had anxiety. Im 43 now and still having anxiety. I was doing good. But the last couple of weeks its been hitting me big time. Im trying everything. Deep breathing, trying to talk myself thur it. And it still wont go away. It feels like im going crazy. I dont know how much i...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Tries to do things: becomes overridden with

    anxiety Doesn’t do things: becomes overridden with anxiety i can't win :(
    HaruhiOnAQuest HaruhiOnAQuest 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    I love my family, but being a part of a big

    family is very stressful, and was a BIG cause of all my anxiety when I lived at home. There's endless work and chores to be done. Endless hours of babysitting. Being a big sister to 5 siblings is like having a job with uncertain hours, you never know when you're going to get...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    This might be the wrong name

    for it but oh well. The worst part about what I have is that it's always in a self escalating loop. I'll make a small mistake and think "oh no this is horrible" and then think of how stupid I am for thinking that someone would notice/care... And on and so forth. Hopefully it'll...
    ArtSparrow ArtSparrow 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    From Driven to Agoraphobic

    My last two years of high school I was like a rock star, everything I tried I was good at, I made good grades, I volunteered, I had a lot of friends, and I was very ambitious. I received academic scholarships and I went to the school of my choice. My tuition and apt. were payed...
    babyblueshorty2003 babyblueshorty2003 21-25, F 10 Responses May 4, 2007

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    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 30

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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 thing I'm worried about.  That's where my obsessing comes into play.  Here I am, sitting alone in my apartment, on Christmas evening, sad...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 17 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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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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    Although my anxiety is mostly under control,

    I do experience levels of high anxiety especially with money. I'm not starving or anything, but just thinking about what could happen is constantly in the back of my head. Mainly how I could disappoint my family, my boyfriend, my friends if I were broke.
    fairyfantastic fairyfantastic 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had an interview on Tuesday

    and paid all this money to take the train to the interview. I got as far as the building the interview was to be taking place in and I couldn't go in. I walked past the building so I wouldn't look odd and stand out to everyone. Then I turned around and WALKED all the way home...
    Clu3l3ss Clu3l3ss 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    The only reason why I've never actually tried

    to kill myself is because I don't want to burden anyone else with my dead body.
    capriciouscoralyn capriciouscoralyn 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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 literally can not sleep right

    now bc my anxiety level is sky high rn. I am so done with anxiety
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    MossPrincess MossPrincess 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I struggle with using my lorazepam

    as a crutch, I'm almost always anxious and the meds always take it away for a while
    guardian96 guardian96 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Bad. There's a never ending tornado swirling

    around my head that's out of my control. I can't breathe. I can't think. Every emotion I feel gets replaced with one even worse. I seem all put together and happy, but my life makes zero sense right now.
    chloejune chloejune 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 set up a personal comfort zone to get me

    through this terrible panic attack. Here I can drown out the outside world with some feel good music and focus on some relaxation techniques that the kind people here have taught me. Thank you all for that :) I'm gonna get through this. It's been four hours of panic now. Just a...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    So I made a phone call to see a therapist

    and they said they will call me back within two days. Now im constantly checking my phone making sure I didn't miss the call and its making me very anxious. Ive become obsessive over my phone! And the fact that I have to talk to someone I don't know is adding to it. Does anyone...
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm to the point where only my dog

    and my family would miss me if I was gone and I'm tired of dragging through my life with anxiety. I don't like my life even tho I'm considered successful and I just want to go away and do heavy amounts of Vicodin until it's all gone
    ande7897 ande7897 26-30, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    My anxiety has been kicking my butt.

    And it always has to do with family fights. I cant leave cause i dont work. Well i do take care of my parents. But the fights are always about money. I have tried before to tell them money not everything. It still dont help. I try and keep my mouth shut. I try to be invisible...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    To Medicate - or Not.

    I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have always known since I was younger I was not "Like everyone else". Not in some dramatic soul tormenting kind of way, just a...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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