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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    You wouldn't know it

    unless you knew me. The real me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 7, 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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    I have social anxiety.

    Yeah, the cliché 'can't order things' or 'count my money twenty times' type. I can't do things alone. I can't buy things alone. I have my friends order for me. I can't walk down the hallway alone. I can't present by myself, or give speeches. And honestly? It sucks. So don't...
    UndeadGirl13 UndeadGirl13 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Whenever I'm alone and I get to think of the

    bad things that happened to me, I start getting anxious and would need to talk to somebody about anything just to calm me down.
    RhythmBlues RhythmBlues 22-25, F Jul 11

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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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Eshan29 Eshan29 22-25 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am actually an extrovert and i have 0 friends due to my SA I can't talk properly with others. been like this since childhood... i could cope with it for few years... but recently...
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    People don't believe me when I say have anxiety because I am really talkative
    kidkid240 kidkid240 16-17, T 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have full blown mental breakdowns when I'm around people who are drinking. I can't process any of it, I start to cry, and I start to panic. Tomorrow I am required to go to the...
    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    no matter what I do, I feel like I am being judged. especially at school, I am almost afraid to talk to people who aren't a close friend. I have been bullied all my life and I just...
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's so bad sometimes it gets to the point where I can't leave my house and I think that I'm stupid and an idiot /).(
    jessythekittenx jessythekittenx 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have bad anxiety I'm always thinking my illness is going to make me stop breathing and them I start to get a bad feeling and it really bothers me
    newhope123 newhope123 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    You know when you get the feeling something really isn't right? Well I'm sitting in bed, writing in my journal and I have such a strong feeling that something is horribly horribly...
    JenniBob JenniBob 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just don't think I can get out of bed today... Too much anxiety and sadness... Sucks. I'm such a shell of my former self...
    endurocycle7 endurocycle7 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Eeee15 Eeee15 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    reversethetime reversethetime 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hate living in a world where being shy is seen as a bad thing and pointed out to you all the time to make you feel even worse and make you more quiet!
    Eeee15 Eeee15 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I have trouble appearing for interviews. I completely blanked on my PhD interview last week. I get so nervous, just hate myself sometimes.
    saysomethingbeautiful saysomethingbeautiful 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    The snowball is getting worst. Getting anxious because I can't do everything right. Then get depressed about my life conditions. I need to get rid of this unholy trinity so bad.
    entaroaisanu entaroaisanu 22-25, M Jul 26

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    Sometimes before I can go into a store or restaurant or some public place I have to sit in my car for anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour to compose myself because I'm worried...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I am not sure if anyone feels this way but I just don't feel good about myself . I just feel ugly unattractive and sometimes I don't even feel like a person . I feel devalued and...
    itsmejenny itsmejenny 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I really wish that I can hurry up and get on medication I've been on medication in the past it's kind of a sad story actually I started seeing a therapist at the age of like 5...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 25

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