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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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    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'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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    Me: I'm actually kinda happy

    and calm for once wow... Mind: AW IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU. HERE LET ME REMIND YOU ABOUT THIS ONE ****** THING THAT HAPPENED TO U A LONG TIME AGO!!! ;)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 30, 2015

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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 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, 2015

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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 22-25 Apr 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    You wouldn't know it

    unless you knew me. The real me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 7, 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 41-45, M 7 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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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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    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 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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 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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    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 Sep 1, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    Im so, so proud of myself! Today I had my college audition, and I had to wake up at 5am to get ready, (I didn't go to bed until 1am last night, so I'm running off not even 4 hours...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just feel like giving up. Waking up everday carrying this pain of social anxiety is ruining my life. I have days where im positive and optimistic, then I have days like...
    painfullyconfident painfullyconfident 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Its scarring me more and more ..i am scared how my life would be .. i am unable to stand for myself .. when someone is being aggressive to me i cant say a word .. sometimes i even...
    newsun newsun 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is horrible, but it's nice to know I'm not the only one with all three of these. I also have an anxiety-based eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, mild OCD, and PTSD...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    It's my friend's birthday tonight. I'm all ready to go out and drink with her family and friends. Then it hits me; I have never been to this bar, never met these people before...
    mlamla mlamla 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Like today. It's like the universe is conspiring against me. So I want to go walking, then it starts to rain. When I come back in it stops. When I plan to go out again, I lose my...
    DiabolusInMusica DiabolusInMusica 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I have to make a phone call to set up an appointment for a PET scan but I can't get up the courage to do it. :(
    sikkacyanide sikkacyanide 22-25, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Only Facebook doesn't have bad days. Avoid Facebook.
    wouldiknow wouldiknow 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    yes,but everyone does at times you just have to learn to work through them and make the best out of it!
    cieloissky cieloissky 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I hate when you hear someone say "Hi, how are you?" And you respond and it's awkward as is then you turn and see someone else standing there too and you don't know which of you the...
    ACWK226 ACWK226 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have A LOT of bad days I just don't get it
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    There is this one guy in my class who I have worked with in some group projects (groups chosen by teacher), who I think really shares my humor and is really easy to talk to, but I...
    RiverMountain RiverMountain 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I never know how I'm going to feel. when I feel my depression lifting some days I feel like things are genuinely going to get better but I always end up back here. Nobody...
    melissasweetheart melissasweetheart 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have to go away for a while. I got hysterically upset cause a bad memory came up and reality hit me that nothin has changed since than so long story short I slammed the door in...
    CreepypastaFan2016 CreepypastaFan2016 16-17, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't stand when people use this as an excuse to avoid life by choice. Too many people claim social anxiety when, really, they're just lazy and don't want to have to do things...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'll just... Listen to music and try to not think on the knife that I have under my bed
    Rustedarmor Rustedarmor 22-25, M a week ago

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    I have no friends and I get really nervous in social situations where I start to shake uncontrollably, get light headed and sometimes swear. I feel that I am like this because I...
    PSOM PSOM 22-25, M 8 Responses Jan 30

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    My bus just got into an accident cause my bus drive is a total impatient person he hit another van and now we have to wait for the cops to get here!
    CreepypastaFan2016 CreepypastaFan2016 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I always feel like I have no real friends, only class mates, even don't have a girl friend to chat with, and lonely is gonna kill me
    dentista93 dentista93 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    i have all three and i have autism, adhd, ocd, im learning disbled i got speech issuses
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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