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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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    I have social anxiety.

    Yeah, the cliché 'can't order things' or 'count my money twenty times' type. I can't do things alone. I can't buy things alone. I have my friends order for me. I can't walk down the hallway alone. I can't present by myself, or give speeches. And honestly? It sucks. So don't...
    UndeadGirl13 UndeadGirl13 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    You wouldn't know it

    unless you knew me. The real me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 7, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 1, 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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    All my life coping with anxiety.

    So many psychologists that I can't remember the number. I'm coming back to school and I would like to know why I find to do a normal activity, an activity that "normal" people do in an easier way, seems to me like jumping in a parachute. After so many years of dealing with...
    mmorgam mmorgam 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Whenever I'm alone and I get to think of the

    bad things that happened to me, I start getting anxious and would need to talk to somebody about anything just to calm me down.
    RhythmBlues RhythmBlues 22-25, F Jul 11

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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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    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 was fifteen minutes late to class today and I couldn't go because everyone would look at me if I walk in. I hate myself when my anxiety inhibits me from doing things, even those...
    StrangeDisaster StrangeDisaster 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't know how to relate to people very well or make friends. People treat me like I don't matter and I don't know how to break the cycle. I want to date girls and meet a...
    dvdkrz dvdkrz 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My anxiety has been getting worse since class has started. I keep feeling out of place especially because of my appearance.
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hate class room anxiety. I hate classes that are full. :/
    FacePalmCat FacePalmCat 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I went to a wedding the other day and it actually wasn't going that bad. Until the dancing started... It made me feel really awkward and self contious because I can't dance in...
    escapemyreality escapemyreality 22-25, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    School starts in two days and I have no idea how I'm going to handle it. I've never actually been diagnosed with social anxiety but talking to people has been daunting since I was...
    captivating23 captivating23 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    were it NOT for medication I would be overwhelmed by anxiety ( & be awake 72hrs, sleep 8, then be up ANOTHER 72.......its terrible without medication ( which is a blessing to me...
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My social anxiety is a huge problem in my life and is the reason I cry most nights thinking about my life. My social anxiety is rooted in a possible case of Aspergers. I say...
    NicoNicoNii NicoNicoNii 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i dont know what else to do. this has been giving me anxiety for days https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhhYJXV508A
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have universal alopica, and that's hurt
    hoopaboba hoopaboba 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    yes, I have all that stuff! it is not easy being me....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 6 days ago

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    I saw this commercial for Rosewood and i have been having anxiety since then.
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    My social anxiety is really effecting my life. I've been with my dad for a week and now I'm feeling sick going back to my mum.
    conflictinglives conflictinglives 13-15, M a week ago

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    I don't know if I actually have social anxiety because I am too scared to mention my thoughts to my parents. I'm an insomniac and take medication for that. I'm almost positive...
    sk8rkm77 sk8rkm77 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Hi, i've been perscribed zoloft. I haven't started yet, i'm just wondering if i should take it in the morning or the evening? Anyone who's taken Ssri meds, what gives least...
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    Classes start again tomorrow. I've been going to my college for two years now already and I'm familiar with the campus and my Biology teacher, but I'm still nervous about being in...
    sunshinebucky sunshinebucky 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I'm going into my third year of nursing soon and can't even think about how I'm going to deal with everything. I've spent 4 months of break pretty much doing nothing and got too...
    ashhh25 ashhh25 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I have no marketable personality. I am still like a child. I need to be around others, and imitate. That may sound bad, but we all imitate from birth. It is how we learn the...
    SweetSpiritEnergy SweetSpiritEnergy 26-30 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Back in the times when technology had not taken over people's minds and lives, people used to live in colonies. As a group. Large cities were not prevalent then. So, each...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F Aug 24

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    I'm perfectly fine talking in front of people. I have play theater whit audience over 400 people. I can talk to strangers and ask what time it is. But I can't go to parties or...
    Stanpines Stanpines 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE: When people act 'depressed' or think they have 'social anxiety' to fit in or do it for attention, when there are others out there who are actually diagnosed...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    My life is becoming a struggle between living the life I have and am not anxious in, and the life that I want so bad but has so many anxiety bridges that I have to cross.
    Bean2015 Bean2015 18-21, M Aug 23

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    A letter to my friends I'm sorry, I'm so sorry that I can never be the friend you deserve. I'm sorry I bail out of hanging out so much. I'm sorry that I stay behind you when we go...
    padfootlives padfootlives 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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