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I Have Bad Anxiety

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 128 People

    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'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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    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

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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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    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

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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

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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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    You wouldn't know it

    unless you knew me. The real me.
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F Nov 7

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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

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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

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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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    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 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

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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 31-35, F May 25

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    Related Experiences

    It's so bad that I never take my sunglasses off cuz I can't look in peoples eyes when they are talking to me creeps me out and It hids my face I hid behind them I get strange look...
    vicky170 vicky170 16-17, F Dec 3

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    This is the first post I've made but, I have really bad anxiety and I've been out of school for almost a week because of it. I need someone to talk to, anyone. Online is so much...
    thisismyusername01 thisismyusername01 16-17 6 Responses Dec 3

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    stress triggers anxiety and anxiety triggers depression. drink water u will have less anxiety stop drinking caffeinated drinks, caffeinated drink will raise your anxiety and do...
    erica1985 erica1985 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I had the absolute worst panic attack last night. I mean, I've had little ones before, like with being around a large group of people ( I have bad social anxiety), but I will never...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I have social anxiety and I'm going to live on my own for the 1st time.I lived with my mom my whole life and now she's moving with her boyfriend and is telling me that I'm going to...
    isaiahZ isaiahZ 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    There are reasons why I have social anxiety, and I know that for part of it, it's all just in my head and me worrying... But there are times when you're disproven by people and...
    Redbeard74 Redbeard74 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I fear I have social anxiety disorder it would explain a lot about my behaviour..I keep myself distanced from friends and they moan at me for not being friends to them and I don't...
    Mustangkid2020 Mustangkid2020 26-30, M Dec 15

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    i have had anxiety attacks since i was sixteen.
    brandye brandye 22-25, F Dec 20

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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 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    This may sound pathetic but I like the "time change" where it gets dark around 4:50pm. I feel more better because people can't see me. I do it subcontiously it's really weird...
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F 26 mins ago

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    I've been reflecting on a lot of things today. My anxiety level felt like it was through the roof. It probably didn't help that I was pretty hungover. If I could describe what...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So today there was his guy at work and he was so loud and distracting and upsetting that he ended up setting off my anxiety and I messed up really badly. I didn't mean to mess up...
    luna1912 luna1912 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I often get these extreme hot flashes from anxiety sometimes almost so bad I feel like I am about to pass out. When I walk around in public my face gets so red because I think...
    bexk bexk 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I hate my anxiety. It's so bad. I'm always shaking. I have to many panic attacks. I hate It. I always hyperventilate. I can't stand having anxiety.
    ButterflyAnnabel ButterflyAnnabel 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have had social anxiety for awhile now, but it hasn't been too bad until lately. I'm usually a straight A student in school but now I can hardly concentrate there's so many...
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    i have to go to a funeral tomorrow and my anxiety is so bad i could throw up
    CastielMalfoyHolmes221 CastielMalfoyHolmes221 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I HAD social anxiety. I'm somewhat antisocial (Not in the literal sense. I meant in the very very introverted sense) and I can be somewhat socially awkward. But I no longer feel...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16

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    Last night I went to dinner with some very good friends who I hadn't seen in a while. Just sitting there waiting to order, my body temperature shot through the roof as I started...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 19

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    I've never had a problem with it until just recently.. Before it was never bad or I just didn't really think it was bad. I only ever avoided being in large groups of people or I...
    Wallflower5906 Wallflower5906 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm kinda scared when I'm by people. Like idk If I can talk to them. Well i know that I can, but I feel like they'll talk bad about me afterwards or maybe they are thinking bad...
    michelleorbeck michelleorbeck 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    If you had have asked me a year ago what depression was, I would have given you that same old answer about how it just seems to be a thrown around term for people who "get a bit...
    Georgiana72 Georgiana72 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    It happened again today. Some family came over for lunch and for no reason at all I felt the anxiety kick in.. Body temperature through the roof like Johnny flame. I had to...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I never had a problem with social anxiety until recently. I guess I've always tended to shy away from social situations if I could but it wasn't what I'd call "anxiety". But a few...
    miteinen miteinen 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate people. its better to be alone. chat online. people expect to much from you. I like it this way. I'm grateful for my social anxiety. people should stop messaging me saying...
    tobethin666 tobethin666 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 3

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    My anxiety fuels itself. I feel as if I constantly have sweaty palms and the thought of shaking someone's hand makes me more anxious. How do I cut off the fuel for this anxiety...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have 17 pages of homework and a final to study for by tomorrow and I left my backpack at school. I'm going to break.
    kindheartedNbroken kindheartedNbroken 16-17, F Dec 18

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    It's not bad enough that I have crazy panic attacks walking through the hall or standing up in front of the class, but just enough to ruin my life. I hate that SA is mostly...
    thesadpunk thesadpunk 16-17, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    The feeling when you are already broken but trying, Then anxiety descends.. As though your heart has become lead, It's pace ever increasing and it's surrounding made small. Every...
    PessimisticPenguin PessimisticPenguin 31-35, M Dec 3

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    I had social anxiety until I took shrooms
    MooreVandervale MooreVandervale 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Having social anxiety really sucks iv had it my hole life and still fighting it everyday I'm on meds they don't help I always got to change them it's hard to get a job cuz u can't...
    vicky170 vicky170 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3

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