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I Have Bad Anxiety

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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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    You wouldn't know it

    unless you knew me. The real me.
    kaixin97 kaixin97 18-21, F Nov 7, 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 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Today I just got accepted into cooking school today and I'm really excited except.... It's in Wellington the capital city in nz, so i Have to move, I have no where to live, no...
    lifeisnottoobad lifeisnottoobad 18-21, F Jan 28

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    Sorry dunno what to say so I Ben to the doctors and found out that I do have social anxiety since I been 16 I have had it an it wasn't in till Xmas there that it was that bad cos...
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I think I wouldn't have social anxiety if I wasn't laughed at for the way I pronounce my words,told that I was ugly and retarded everyday ,made fun of for the way I walk . People...
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I have social Anxiety, Whenever I stand in a group I feel I have very low esteem and every other person is better than me .I avoid long conversation and If In Have to speak in a...
    lifenoteasy lifenoteasy 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Since this is my first post I Im just going to say something about me.I suck at forms of human interaction in general. I spend my life hiding and immersed in books, writing, and...
    FallOutGirl123 FallOutGirl123 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I may have this but I will not be beaten I struggle I fight I gasp for air damn anxiety steals my oxygen but this is my body I am not gonna be ruled or frightened by you today I am...
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 22 mins ago

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    [PLEASE READ]!>> I WANT PEOPLE LEARN WHAT I HAVE LEARNED> Its kinda a long post, but worth the read, I promise. To begin with, I actually dont suffer from it anymore, but I...
    athion64 athion64 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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    I don't know what to do I knew I struggled talking to people but I never knew it was this bad. I have to wait for someone to talk to me first and if I hear a group of people...
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Today was a bad day. I had forgotten my medicine last night (I'm on Zoloft and I'm actually really good about taking it every day) because life always sucks the next day or so...
    WhiteOrchid403 WhiteOrchid403 22-25, F Feb 1

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    My name is Michael, I'm a tall and skinny, bony guy who's a senior in high school. Let me just say, it's a real b*tch to know that you can't control your mind and body when it...
    ghostrefy ghostrefy 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Hello people, I am 40 years old I have severe periodontal disease, I am not here for pity, its my fault I have this, poor hygiene in my younger years, smoking unfilterred cigrettes...
    Wakeup56 Wakeup56 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today I had to go to a meeting and give my ideas. Guess what I did sit in the back and not say a word. I felt tired and the anxiety was coming face. By the look on my face people...
    trulyspoken trulyspoken 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    Does weed help you?...serious question I feel like even a small amount sends me into a swirling abyss of self-loathing and anxiety. I mean not every strain affects me so bad, and...
    MMckay15 MMckay15 22-25, F Feb 5

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    What do you do to cope? Ever since I got my license my social anxiety has been through the roof. It makes my chest hurt, my legs weak and my voice stutter. I thought getting my...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    It just feels awful and I wish I could take this feeling out of me. I hate the cycle, I hate the tenseness, I hate the nerves... but most of all, I hate having to pretend like...
    loresmom loresmom 41-45, F Feb 18

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    My anxiety problems are getting worse, it seems. Hopefully, I will be able to get my anxiety medication soon. Every time I'm around someone, I panic and can't think of what to say...
    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    How does one deal with first day of work anxiety? Cause my anxiety is creeping up on me until I start work on Friday.
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M Feb 4

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    I hate writing on the Internet in too much detail about myself (my problems) out of fear someone I know will know that it's me and know my struggles. This is my first post so it's...
    AnxietyIsLife AnxietyIsLife 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 12

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    I was diagnosed with mild aspergers 2 years ago with anxiety and depression caused by it besides being clumsy it makes it really hard to talk with people and causes me really...
    remingtonrocks71 remingtonrocks71 31-35 Feb 16

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    Today was a good day for hugs. I hurt my hip yesterday doing some landscaping in my yard so today I decided to take it easy. Didn't go for my 4 mi walk just stayed in bed. Out of...
    lostinspace3 lostinspace3 51-55, F Feb 19

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    It seems like it's other people with anxiety problems that like to poke at my anxiety,,
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F a week ago

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    I hope one day soon my anxiety gives me a heart attack and I die. I'm miserable and I don't fit in with the rest of society. I should have the right to choose to be euthanized. My...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Last night was bad, I'm so scared to go any wear, I could be hurt more, or made fun of, I want to stay here on my bed where I know m safe...
    imsinkinkimg imsinkinkimg 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I completely hate talking to new people. It's so hard for me to make friends. I never know what to say or how to even walk up to the person. One time I saw a girl was listening to...
    Shal2 Shal2 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    It sucks so bad like GO THE **** AWAY Idfwy
    lilbiatch lilbiatch 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My hands sweat a lot and even sometimes my underarms whenever I interact with people. I'm always overly aware of what I think other people are thinking and I usually find myself...
    iPromise2KeepHopeAlive iPromise2KeepHopeAlive 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can't approach people in groups because it scares me too much. I never know what to say to people. On EP even, i'd like to apologise to everyone who's felt ignored by me, I don't...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 13 Responses Jan 30

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    social anxiety. yeah. i have it,
    mysteriousnite mysteriousnite 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    See I never took my social anxiety seriously. Like back in high school, I thought I was just an awkward person who lacks communication skills. But now that I'm in college, I...
    FabulousF FabulousF 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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