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I Have Bad Anxiety

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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've struggled with distraction and anxiety my whole life, but haven't gotten a lot of help for it. i got diagnosed with ADHD my junior year of high school, and started taking...
    kcfrenchhorn72 kcfrenchhorn72 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    so I feel.embarrassed I told me co workers on my first day that I was getting bad anxiety..but I couldn't help it this new gen of kids is so rude ...
    imissdnce imissdnce 31-35, F 4 Responses May 3

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    I know I have death anxiety. The problem is I'm only 15, and dying in about 70+ years makes me cry. The thing about death that I'm afraid of is, just not being concious or...
    MyPotentialThoughts MyPotentialThoughts 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    So my friend who has anxiety herself told me that I might have social anxiety.....**** :/
    Wompy52 Wompy52 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have general anxiety just lately in my life. It's basically the least of my worries right now.
    dja811213 dja811213 31-35, M May 4

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    On many days like today my heart races and I feel clammy like I am constantly on the verge of passing out while trying to remain vigilant (so many eyes and facial expressions and...
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Is it real? sometimes I am lead to believe, due to the way people comment on me, that my anxiety is just me trying to catch attention. I can't control it, but the way people are...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I'm super into music. It's one of those things that are therapeutic for me. There's this one group that I really love and whom I religiously follow - tweets, instagram, interviews...
    ManicPanicx ManicPanicx 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    No one knows how bad my social anxiety is. I'm not sure they even see it as a "real" problem. My family, we don't talk about these things. We avoid most confrontation. We don't...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I didn't know how bad my social anxiety was until recently. It has effected me negatively in the following.. I recently declined a career altering job interview because I was just...
    kikimayes kikimayes 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have really bad social anxiety and my school don't that it's a serious problem and they punish me for not going into lessons and it's now that bad I couldn't do my gcse exam...
    zib131 zib131 16-17, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    i dont know why the bad luck is always following me i wanna die??????
    imanb99 imanb99 13-15, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Know what, to hell with this sudden bad mood. Ima find some good movies to distract myself. See ya, guys!
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    My social anxiety is so bad that I feel anxious about posting on here.
    EK94 EK94 18-21, M 3 Responses May 5

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    My social anxiety had gotten so bad one day that I could barely go up and get myself something to eat for lunch. I kept thinking what if people start looking or staring at me as if...
    ShyKidz ShyKidz 16-17, M 5 Responses May 6

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    My anxiety has literally gotten so bad I can't even participate in gym at school because of the fear of people making fun of me.. or saying something to me. I won't go into a store...
    XxBonesExposedxX XxBonesExposedxX 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    another long night. I hate the night. it always seems the anxiety is so much worse. I've been going through this since I was so small. and at that time not even the doctors didn't...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    people don't understand how hard it is to live my life.I have depression as well so its like I want to go out so people don't think something happen and I will not feel as bad and...
    cuttergirl16 cuttergirl16 13-15, F 1 Response May 12

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    Thoughts race through my mind like demons poisoning me They begin to consume me until there is only fear I grasp for a glimmer of light in the darkness Looking for any kind of hope...
    worrywart42 worrywart42 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    What people who don't have SA fail to understand is that anxiety is physical. "Your chest tightens, your head feels cloudy & you are acutely aware of the effort behind every breath...
    BasAllah BasAllah 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    I get so much anxiety around new people and am so shy I never wanna venture out of my comfort zone out side of my bf. I love him and he is my best friend and I wouldnt trade the...
    bigkidkelli bigkidkelli 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I have extreme social anxiety due to peers bullying and abusing me. I was normal to begin with. So, it all started when I was about 5. I was living in gapview trailer park. And...
    fallenangel0421 fallenangel0421 13-15, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I start my new job next week. I feel as I'm getting older my social anxiety has gotten much easier to handle but it does affect me every now and then. Now I have a job where I'm...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    My mother is an emotional-manipulator and my father.. well he isnt a good person.. he did things to me.. when I was little up until I was 12. Im 14 now, and I realize now that...
    ShiningSkies ShiningSkies 13-15 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I feel alone.Ive had loads of stress lately. Projects to turn in and stuff.Its weird. Last year was the worst time of my life. Bottom of the class and I had no friends.This year I...
    PYazmin PYazmin 13-15, F May 3

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    It's gotten pretty bad all of a sudden.
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 22-25, F 7 Responses May 4

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