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I Have Bad Anxiety

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 23, 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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

    My whole life I thought I was shy, but over the past year or so I'm realizing that I may have social anxiety. It seems like I am way more than just shy. If anyone can let me know...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    If I'm with people I know I can feel outgoing almost loud sometimes. But without them I get pretty shy and have some anxiety about talking to people in a social way outside of...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I always have bad luck with math teachers like this year for geometry I got a German teacher he's really nice but his method of teaching isn't good he expects you to do it the way...
    MacMyers MacMyers 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I began the first day of school, woke up more excited then ever. I picked out the clothes I'd wear the night before, I could barely sleep, constantly visualizing my friends and...
    looking4chances looking4chances 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really do, it's pretty bad. When I was younger I use to call my mum to come pick me up from school it got so bad. Just a week or so ago I had to present my history project in...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Overall, my anxiety has pretty much subsided since being on Zoloft but for the deeper parts of my anxiety spectrum, the harder parts, the anxiety powers through and the rapid...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    People at the bus stop. I'm lucky because my bus stop is normally crowded BUT sometimes I get people who try to start a conversation with me & I feel so bad.... It makes me...
    whatelephantswhistle whatelephantswhistle 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I get really nervous when people at the bus stop start a conversation with me! I hate it! It's so awkward! They speak about the bus & weather and there are so many silences where...
    whatelephantswhistle whatelephantswhistle 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    My counseling has been helping me some. My counselor told me to write down positive affirmations and put the paper somewhere I'll read it daily. So I wrote down lots of positive...
    SweetCyanide SweetCyanide 18-21, F Oct 14

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    I blush, shake and stare a lot and I'm worried that people think I'm flirting with them / like them when I'm having things like a one on one conversation. It's not as bad as it...
    whatelephantswhistle whatelephantswhistle 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    i cannot sleep and it is because i am worried that my depression is getting worse. the only thing stopping me from killing myself is the fact that i feel bad about abandoning my...
    zombiflowers zombiflowers 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's bad, it's horrible and it's not fun at all
    sarah556 sarah556 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I spoke with my therapist the other day and she always says instead of moving away from the discomfort, to move towards it, so it can be worked through. Unfortunately... every...
    moontreats moontreats 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 30

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    Do you take medication for your Social Anxiety/Phobia? If so what do you take and how does it affect you? Do you like/hate it?
    MMckay15 MMckay15 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 8

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    Trying to leave the house to simply go the shop but the anxiety inside is stopping me. And my heart is pounding. I hate the outside world, wish I couldn't give a flying **** what...
    Sensesfailed Sensesfailed 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 10

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    Complete the sentence... My social anxiety means...
    MMckay15 MMckay15 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 12

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    My social anxiety is so severe that I basically have no friends except a couple people online, I rarely leave the house, and I have no job and no life. I can't function in the...
    asariblue asariblue 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 15

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    Has anyone developed sudden food allergies when having a severe anxiety relapse?
    bellfalls bellfalls 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I'm 21 now and just starting to get that I'm probably bipolar and didn't get xanax for my anxiety until 18. I feel like I missed out on all the parties in Highschool and the cool...
    Woods93 Woods93 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have crippling social anxiety. I have the worst times during the day because I am afraid to ask for help at work even when I really need it. Or even at stores. Even when a group...
    nwrner nwrner 16-17, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I suffer with anxiety and have done for what seems like forever, I either come off very chatty in order to dominate and control the situation or I am very reclusive. I live in a...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ****, I'm such an idiot :( I can never have a conversation with anyone (especially girls) without getting nervous and ******* up............only to appear weird to the other...
    SgtRecker97 SgtRecker97 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I have always loved being around people and was always really sociable.. like literally the person who laughed the loudest, had the most fun and didn't care what others thought...
    minrevolution minrevolution 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    I honestly don't know where to start. I've been through so much these past few years and I only recently have got some help from a professional. If you want to know the whole story...
    Hissa79 Hissa79 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    i cant gather the strength to talk to most people, and if i'm forced to go out in front of someone, i have a panic attack. i don't know what's worse... having everyone see you as a...
    rxcxrds rxcxrds 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm going to be honest here, but I hate seeing that I have a private message on here. I never reply to anyone and I just end up deleting the message anyway. I just cleaned out my...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    So i have a new job where i must greet and talk to customers! this is too overwhelming for me, i am very shy, and it's not that i am always shy, i mean i can talk and talk for...
    TheTurtleDove TheTurtleDove 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    It affects me in so many ways. Largely, I feel like I don't measure up and I don't have the career I've trained for because I don't have the skills to interact well with co...
    ZigNamaste ZigNamaste 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    I have suddenly realized how much this has and will set me back. I get beyond terrified to go into new social situations. So now my friends have started leaving me behind. And that...
    marchz13 marchz13 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    i have some major issues with this. just the other day i had a job interview. meditating and rehearsing did not do me any favours. my mind always seems to trigger this reaction...
    theAnonMouse theAnonMouse 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 15

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    So I went to see my college counsellor today. Told him about how all the self mutilation and how I do everything to try and be happy (exercise, anti depressants, etc) and yet when...
    Gordonzobeanz Gordonzobeanz 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 15

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    i Hate that the little things in life holds me back from possibly having friends. I have no friends nor job anymore and im stuck. i wish there was someone in my city that i can...
    Tristechica22 Tristechica22 18-21, F 6 days ago