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I Have Bad Anxiety

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    You wouldn't know it

    unless you knew me. The real me.
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F Nov 7, 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'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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    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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    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 have social anxiety and it's getting to much for me to handle anymore. I hate going to school, my grades suck and I barely have any friends anymore because i always blow everyone...
    hans167 hans167 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I remember when I told my mom I had bad anxiety and her response was, "Oh you're too young to have anxiety you're too young to be worrying about things." Like jesus no my it doesn...
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F Jan 14

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    I don't like slasher films because they remind me of that feeling of helplessness and fear that you're not safe that you get when you are being mentally abused. Having an anxiety...
    rose114 rose114 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I honestly get lonely and want to talk to people but then again I don't want to talk to people because I have social anxiety so yeah I wanna talk to people and meet one amazing...
    Roxxie16 Roxxie16 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Sometimes I just run out of rooms and find a nice corner to have an anxiety or panic attack.
    Ritabird Ritabird 13-15, F Jan 13

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    i hate that i have social anxiety and i cant face my fears
    itsstephybitxh itsstephybitxh 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think I have social anxiety because of I'm in a class where I have no friends I literally almost cry.... Once I did cry bc I had to talk in front of my class.
    KaylaBVB KaylaBVB 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I often have bad breath--even though I brush my teeth and everything, not long after that, it comes back. Never really know how to fully get rid of it. It's just something I've...
    QUINN961 QUINN961 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Ever since I can remember, I've always had a lot of trouble talking to people. I only had one friend up until my freshman year in high school. I didn't even know what social...
    ElvenQueenKayla ElvenQueenKayla 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I think my social anxiety is weird, too me it is. People respond differently too social situations, so its all not exactly the same. But for me, it all depends on where i...
    AfraidOfMyOwnMind AfraidOfMyOwnMind 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It was finally pinpointed by my therapist in the 7th grade, that had social anxiety. It didn't really matter that much until freshman year when I started making new friends, and...
    Fallenangels444 Fallenangels444 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    It's hard for me to talk about social anxiety because it brings back memories that I don't want to remember. I was bullied when I was younger. Verbally and emotionally bullied...
    Elleuree Elleuree 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I have anxiety at any time of the day, but it gets so much worse at night... I get most of my bad attacks at night time... I don't understand why... Night time used to be the most...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F Jan 13

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    I'm absolutely at my limit. I'm sick of knowing that no one understands me or what I go through because I know I'm experiencing more intense and severe anxiety than anyone out...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    High school has been absolute HELL with my social anxiety, and with how badly people treat me. I have 5 more months until I graduate and I don't know how i'm going to cope, cause I...
    heyidontknow heyidontknow 16-17, M 20 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just want to say that social anxiety is NOT "omg I like totally hate people I just want to sleep and eat and watch Netflix all the time!!!" Social anxiety is wanting so...
    originalitydied originalitydied 13-15, F 10 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    In addition to recently starting therapy, I bought a book: "Overcoming Social Anxiety" The book recommends keeping a notebook and writing certain things down. I'm going to share...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M Jan 2

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    Anxiety absolutely sucks. Ive had anxiety for like 2 years now and it is the worst thing ever. It came to the point where I didn't leave my house for 3 months because I was...
    Destroya182 Destroya182 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Worst Fears What is your worst fear? What is driving your anxiety? For me, my fears include: No one will like me. People will avoid me. They won't want to talk to me or be...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Not really social anxiety.. I am comfortable around others, I'm just not to keen on interacting. I feel right at home in large crowds and bars watching the ants at work in there...
    NihilSineNefas NihilSineNefas 22-25, M Jan 17

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    Living with anxiety is something you could never imagine if you don't experience it. I worry on a day to day basis, for the safety of the ones I love, I worry about death almost...
    findingfae findingfae 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was around 8 when I was diagnosed with social anxiety, from a young age I've always been scared of crowds, being in front of people,put on the spot,embarrassing myself. No matter...
    musicforlife0321 musicforlife0321 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have extreme social anxiety and I feel like it's killing me. If I go to a restaurant like subway or anything, I won't eat.. Because that involves talking, I'm better about it...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Being an adult sucks sometimes. It sucks even worse with social anxiety. Everybody prefers to just go to the fridge when you're hungry and see that your mom just stocked it. Now I...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Okay so it freaks me out packing a huge bad for camp. I feel like people are going to judge me. I also over packer. This really freaks me out. I normally just stuff my stuff in my...
    Scaredmonster Scaredmonster 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    I was not a normal teenager. I was terrified when I was forced to go to public places alone. Anytime I was told to go grocery shopping or buy lunch for myself, I got this feeling...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    I don't know why, but I have the absolute worst anxiety, maybe it has to do with school, or my appearance, but at random times I will get horrible anxiety and Ill feel like I can't...
    Lostinthoughtandimissu Lostinthoughtandimissu 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I wanted to be normal so bad, but every time I tried to open my mouth, I froze up. My earliest memory of this was in 5th grade when my teacher tried to force me to read my...
    whisperedthing whisperedthing 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I'm a freshman in college and this has been the worst experience for me by far. Besides getting bullied in middle school and having problems in high school. I'm once again a loner...
    trulyspoken trulyspoken 18-21, F 6 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm having so much anxiety right now that I'm starting to not feel so well....I feel like I wanna throw up and cry.....I can't breathe....
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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