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I Have Bad Anxiety

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    The Security Of Attempt Absence

        Fear has crippled me all through my life.  Fear of failure has prevented me from trying all aspects of acheivement.   I simply resigned myself to a 'i could never do that' attitude or 'im not good enough',  then i didnt have to feel the experience of failure, which is...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    Sickening Anxiety!!!

    (This was a pervious post) I have bad test anxiety...I had a test today ( October 14, 2010 Thursday) and I'm not to happy with how I did. Test anxiety (along with what's been going on with me (read previous stories to know what I'm talking about) ) got to me once again...I knew...
    yamihirugashi yamihirugashi 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2010

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    My doctor says I have anxiety

    but I'm having trouble believing her I think something else is wrong with me but my family and friends agree with my doctor.i just woke up 2 months ago feeling like I could not breath heart racing and sweaty I wanted my husband to take me to the hospital and he kept telling me I...
    hippo1117 hippo1117 36-40, F May 25, 2014

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    Leave Me Alone Anxiety

    I wish this anxiety would leave me alone I am tired of it controling my life for 18 years. I am now agoraphobic when anxiety started I could run to a safe place which was usually away from people. Now my safeplace keeps getting smaller and smaller it isnt my own home anymore. I...
    1woody 1woody 36-40, M 7 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    Omg we are going back to school in about 2 weeks

    and I'm freaking out, I have a lump in my throat again how will I manage another year like this? Help me :((
    acissej10 acissej10 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    Not Feeling Normal

    i first started having panic attacks when i was 27 i am now 45 its been a long hard road the doctors where i lived at the time thought i was having a heart attact they did not know what  a panic attack was after 5 r 6 trips to er an they did nothing 4 me  i soon...
    lgotv lgotv 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2010

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    Internalized Anxiety

    There must be something wrong with me. I honestly never FEEL as if I'm very stressed out. I don't actually stress or worry much as far as I can tell, but I have to be internalizing some major anxiety. I know this, because I have several health issues related to anxiety. I have...
    lonelygal17 lonelygal17 18-21, F 1 Response May 26, 2011

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    I didn't really realize I had anxiety

    until March of this year. I was hospitalized twice this year, January and March, for depression and i began realizing that I had anxiety. My depression is improving and my anxiety as well, but it was bad. I had extreme social anxiety. I would freak out, inside my head, if my...
    heapograss heapograss 22-25, M Jul 26, 2014

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    The experience speaks

    for itself. And don't say you know what anxiety because you got nervous presenting in front of people. I have it daily.
    Kaleymorgan Kaleymorgan 13-15, F Jul 23, 2014

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    I'm Crippled By My Anxiety....

    i don't think i've ever been at peace.  i've always been completely consumed with worry.  i worry about everything you can possibly imagine and i do it all day, everyday.  i've been this way for as long as i can remember.  i have chronic insomnia because of it...
    quarterlife quarterlife 26-30 2 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Anxiety and Fear

    I have such bad anxiety that I worry about things constantly. I worry about tomorrow before it even arrives. I have tried to talk to family about it, but it seems they don't take it seriously. I worry so much that sometimes my chest hurts.
    sunset78 sunset78 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    My Anxiety

    My therapist has helped me come to the conclusion that I love control. I have recently been put on 2 different medications to help with my anxiety and ocd. I can honestly say that as much as I love control, I cannot wait to be free! As much as I hate my anxiety, it has made me...
    samstpeter samstpeter 18-21 Apr 24, 2013

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    You wouldn't know it

    unless you knew me. The real me.
    kaixin97 kaixin97 18-21, F Nov 7, 2014

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    Fight Or Flight

    Fight or flight is an instinct that is innate to every living being as a means of survival. This fight or flight hits you in certain situations....normal situations. I live in a constant state of flight. I am so anxious constantly that I just want to run. My only safe zone is...
    jlitzenb jlitzenb 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    I suppose it's not severe

    but my anxiety attacks really take a toll on me. My anxiety attacks seem to go away as school ends but when I am in school, they occur almost every night. I'll be trying to sleep because I have had a long day and I need to get up early, but I am prevented. My chest starts to...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2014

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    Anxiety disorder has ruined

    so many things in my life, and sucked the joy out of things and people I used to love. I had a psychologist I used to see, but I haven't gone in probably a year now. My dad didn't like her and I know it was hurting him and my mom financially. But now that my anxiety starting to...
    jonicole jonicole 18-21, F Jul 25, 2014

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    I accidentally closed the door she forgot to

    shut on my way out... .. My roomate had so many friggin saints and idols it looked like a botanica over 40 different figures it was a collection of saints ... I walked closer, I was curious to see 2 steps into the room my head started pounding and my my chest hurt I felt the...
    PillsNpotion PillsNpotion 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    I used to associate shyness as a bad thing. There was never day month or year that people would point that out about me. I didn't have too many friends when I was little. I shyed...
    Candycane711 Candycane711 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I am a very gifted communicator. How ever I have social anxiety. Not as bad as I used to because I have worked on it. But most importantly I have social sham and social grace...
    louisthe17th louisthe17th 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have social anxiety but it gets better every now and then. I haven't had it as bad as I do now in a long time. I think last time I had it was some time in 6th-7th grade. I'm in...
    ICanDoMyOwnThing ICanDoMyOwnThing 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    so I feel.embarrassed I told me co workers on my first day that I was getting bad anxiety..but I couldn't help it this new gen of kids is so rude ...
    imissdnce imissdnce 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm a bit unsure of this one. I know for a fact I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder as I was professionally diagnosed when I was 10. But over the past 4 years, things have been...
    HazzaBoo HazzaBoo 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    usually I have physical anxiety attacks and can sometimes talk myself out of them. I usually feel like I can't breath and like I am choking. and sometimes I shake uncontrollably...
    yesitsme123 yesitsme123 31-35 1 Response Apr 15

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    I know I have death anxiety. The problem is I'm only 15, and dying in about 70+ years makes me cry. The thing about death that I'm afraid of is, just not being concious or...
    MyPotentialThoughts MyPotentialThoughts 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Last November (29 nov ) i met this wonderful guy from Europe on this site. he was the one to messaged me and we chatted and it just clicked. i'm bad at talking to people and...
    missnicething missnicething 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Have bad days and today is one of them! Could not sleep last night until 3 am only to be woken up by 2 year old who would not let me sleep or move to get comfortable.
    rosesheart rosesheart 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    It's gotten pretty bad all of a sudden.
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 22-25, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have extreme social anxiety due to peers bullying and abusing me. I was normal to begin with. So, it all started when I was about 5. I was living in gapview trailer park. And...
    fallenangel0421 fallenangel0421 13-15, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    It's not that obvious. I'm not really super lonely in which I don't have friends...but real friends? Like the ones who will really stay by your side because you have developed and...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I'm currently a freshman in high school and I have selective mutism which nobody really understands. I got a book from the library for a project and the return date is today. I...
    lexi1027 lexi1027 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    So till this day I still get really anxious over the simplest things. I always need someone by my side so I can feel okay and safe. Thinking about growing up and becoming an adult...
    charites0 charites0 16-17, F Apr 7

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    When I developed Social Anxiety during middle school I became extremely isolated, socially and physically. I stopped going to school and stopped talking to people, even my family...
    KnightOfJustice KnightOfJustice 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Is it real? sometimes I am lead to believe, due to the way people comment on me, that my anxiety is just me trying to catch attention. I can't control it, but the way people are...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Because of my abusive father, I grew up to be very shy. This made it easy for other kids to take advantage of me and bully me. I started to hate people. My young innocent mind...
    Alexandur Alexandur 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I haven't been to one of my college classes in over a month, luckily the teacher has a grading system to negate this. Going in there after so long terrifies me. I am scared that he...
    bigluke74 bigluke74 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    I'm super into music. It's one of those things that are therapeutic for me. There's this one group that I really love and whom I religiously follow - tweets, instagram, interviews...
    ManicPanicx ManicPanicx 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Well this doesn't really fit here but maybe it does. So I've discovered that recently I start shaking really bad when someone says something that makes me angry or makes me feel...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    What people who don't have SA fail to understand is that anxiety is physical. "Your chest tightens, your head feels cloudy & you are acutely aware of the effort behind every breath...
    BasAllah BasAllah 13-15, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I get so much anxiety around new people and am so shy I never wanna venture out of my comfort zone out side of my bf. I love him and he is my best friend and I wouldnt trade the...
    bigkidkelli bigkidkelli 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's so bad that the teacher pulled me out of class to ask if I was okay. I'm so quiet and awkward. Usually, most people don't even know that I'm in their class, or I'm absent. But...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 12

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    It's so bad that at school I have small panic attacks as the bell to go to the next period gets closer because I'm so scared of the crowded halls. I also do not go to lunch. I...
    StrawberryShortcake97 StrawberryShortcake97 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    My mother is an emotional-manipulator and my father.. well he isnt a good person.. he did things to me.. when I was little up until I was 12. Im 14 now, and I realize now that...
    ShiningSkies ShiningSkies 13-15 1 Response 6 days ago

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