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I Have Bad Anxiety

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Nov 7, 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Honestly, IT SUCKS! Sometimes it makes you feel like no one it here to make you feel protected or okay.
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    i dont have any ****** emotions i have no friends i have nothing to do any day because i have no one this is my life same thing day after day just drowning in my own depression and...
    neonpinkcupcakelover neonpinkcupcakelover 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I can't go out most days. If there's too many people, I stop breathing . Too many people staring at me and looking disgusted. I cant stand in a line, the people behind me can see...
    altochick0290 altochick0290 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I haven't been able to get over this man that died. I watched this show called snapped and they usually don't show the people on their dying day but they showed a surveillance...
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    If any of you guys are having a bad day.. Please look at this wonderful picture of a minion in a thong. Thank you.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate that my anxiety stops me from doing so many things. Like being confident enough to get a job, and go out anywhere I want without the fear of having An anxiety attack, doing...
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    No one that doesn't have social anxiety can really understand the effort it takes to get up and go somewhere you know has people everywhere... My social anxiety makes me feel like...
    PlanetGaia PlanetGaia 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    So this is embarrassing to admit, but my teeth are in poor shape because I didn’t take care of them for years. I haven’t had dental insurance for 8 years and when I went back...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have social anxiety and adhd combined im a ball of confusion and never endins thought im good at everything and nothing at the same time its frustating
    imperfectSassMaster imperfectSassMaster 18-21, F a week ago

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    i have been through a lot in my life. after my parents divorce and harsh seperation i lived with my dad who was a bit aggressive. he never let me talk to guys or even say hi. he...
    jessy55 jessy55 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I hate having a bad dream and Lue not being here to cuddle with.. Looks like I won't be going back to sleep. Ugh!!
    KylieeBear KylieeBear 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Every day is war to me, A struggle to obtain reality. A shower, my breakfast, putting on my shoes. It's hard to see the point some days, And no one has a clue. I have been...
    BashfulBlue BashfulBlue 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 25

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    It's not easy. It really isn't. From my POV, social anxiety is an incurable disease that not even therapy can remedy, regardless of how hard you try to conquer it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 24

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    I saw a guy walking his dog when i was walking my dog, so of course i turn around and go home. It surprised me cause i felt confident in how I looked today, but maybe that has...
    SaintInHell SaintInHell 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I don't know how to handle my anxiety and depression anymore. I feel so lost and different. I have so much going on in my mind lately I just don't know what to do. I just want all...
    ashmuisc ashmuisc 18-21, F Jun 24

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    Over the past year being a freshman in college I feel like I have found my group of lifelong friends. Hopefully its not just me but I feel like I've never been so close to a group...
    Lytt14 Lytt14 18-21 Jun 24

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    Dear anxiety, thanks for ruining my life, thanks to you I can't live my life comfortably like everyone else can, I always have to give everything more than a second thought I'm...
    slipknotisamazing slipknotisamazing 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 23

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    So I saw two appealing jobs yesterday and applied for them, and surprisingly to me got a phone call today in which an interview for next week was arranged, I wish I could be as...
    DHggmu DHggmu 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Does anyone in this group also date someone with social anxiety? What's the relationship like?
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 23

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    I hate this place ..husband loves it ..considering moving . I have an opportunity soon if all goes as planned I'm moving...love him but this place is heartbreaking
    imissdnce imissdnce 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    It's hard for me to create profiles on sites, like instagram, tumblr, twitter...... I always end up deleting them because I get all self concious and I will constantly go to my...
    XxshyguyxX XxshyguyxX 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 22

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    i got stuck in home for a month since i had to study for 2 final tests this year (one for the government and one for school) i got so stressed and depressed being stuck home away...
    sallyagha112 sallyagha112 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I just arrived for a job orientation. (I'm early.) Of course I'm really nervous and I have no idea what's going to happen. I just hope I survive this...
    junipery junipery 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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    "Drowning" A plush blanket of comfort and destruction bound tightly around my frail body. My breathing is constantly labored and my toes curled under bracing for the next mental...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I thought online would be a good place to start getting used to talking to people (since I can't face to face) but I'm having just as much anxiety sending messages as I would...
    momenti momenti 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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