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I Have Been Diagnosed With Clinical Anxiety

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 23 People

    Generalised Anxiety Disorder

    I was diagnosed with GAD several years ago. Its secondary to a life threatening heart problem that I have and the ICD I live with. Its difficult to describe the overwhelming nature of it to people who haven't experienced it, but its like that feeling you have before a major exam...
    K8EB K8EB 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    There Is A Light At The End Of This Dark, Dark Tunnel Of Clinical Anxiety.

    I was recently diagnosed with clinical anxiety "GAD" about two months ago now. I am 17 going to be 18 this september, so I am very young, but have found out this usually occurs around my age. I noticed there was something just not right about me back when I was in the 9th grade...
    asherc25 asherc25 18-21 Jul 29, 2010

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    I have been hurt very badly. I have hurt myself a lot. It was a long and torturous time. Now, I just want to have some peace. I was an open hearted person before the bad experience...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    It's rediculous, life is hard for everyone and takes it's toll, for some more than others but i constantly think if i had been adopted by a loving family what i may have been. The...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    I have been to a large number of locations for traveling. (mostly vacationing with my family) i have been to: Florida, New York, California, Colorado (asoni), Dubai, Hawaii...
    ricke3 ricke3 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    When my wife finally told me for certain it was divorce, I broke down and sobbed, snot coming down, etc. Told her that was it, I wanted to end it. In a few minutes she came back...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Growing up in the mid 60 and 70 the switch was used mostly by my mother. I had to go and pick my own switch and bring it to her. it was always used bare from the waist down , If...
    spanklover spanklover 51-55, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I cannot get over the hurt that my husband caused me over three months ago. I am in therapy and doing all the reading etc. I can, but I cannot seem to let go of what happened and...
    Patilud Patilud 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Think that a switch is very effective when kids need a real severe whipping
    swespank swespank 46-50, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    AND ITS ALL GONE! When I saw my face this morning I made a sound I didn't even know was humanly possible. ....I think I scared my dog....
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel like I cant go on,I feel like so much is happening and I have no control, I feel like doing bad things I havent done for a few years but I know it will get me no where, I...
    hidingintheshaddows hidingintheshaddows 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Just three months ago, I hit my sister and dad said he had enough of my attitude. He took meoutside and showed me how to cut a switch from our tree. Then he took me to our...
    ashannon18 ashannon18 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have social anxiety, depression, PTSD, agoraphobia, and other extreme health issues that I don't get any assistance for, and I can't afford healthcare, so I have to deal with...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    so yeah i have been in a super abusive relationship. more than once where i was raped 17 times, ive been hit so many times that i can't even count them and i have been kidnapped...
    Romitri657 Romitri657 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    Lately I've been having these really bad headaches that hurt so bad that even my eyeballs hurt. I don't know if they are migraines or what they are but what I do know for sure is...
    marlene41298 marlene41298 16-17, F Jun 25

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    I have been verbally and mentally abused by my mom and dad, never really anything psychical, I mean.. I've been hit before, but nothing extreme. My mom is better about it, but my...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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    YES after years of mental and emotional struggles I have been pinpointed with ASD :( Anyone else have ASD and want to talk about it??????
    mpslickrocks mpslickrocks 51-55 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Storywriting Must Have Paid Off - So after pretty much weeks of Russell Brand related nightmares, I finally get myself some good dreams about people I like. So recently in...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Jun 24

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    I dealt with the same especially sexual orientation. It's hard for me to have sex sometimes with my boyfriend its soo sad because sometimes I cringe in utter pain because I re...
    ForYouIwillWaitJoey ForYouIwillWaitJoey 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Good Morning I really hope you find the time to read this email. I am a Police Officer in one of the biggest forces in the UK and I had the unfortunate experience of meeting...
    HARDY9849 HARDY9849 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I was lying down watching the movie Sucker punched and got worked up. I don't even remember starting to touch myself, but I got really into it, so much so, that I had to slip my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 22

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    Relationships have taken their toll on me in the past. I have been emotionally broken by those I cared for and loved. So many times so that I have lost a piece of me. It takes alot...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    My "friends" stabbed me in the back. They spoke to one of the moms saying how terrible and angry I am. This mom gave me ****. I said whatever ignore it. Then I find out yesterday...
    GeorgiaMaroulis GeorgiaMaroulis 18-21, F Jun 21

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    I am not gonna pretend that being a Christian is easy and that it's always a good time, cause its not. It's really tough a lot of the time and I have seen things, I have been...
    NicoleWahlstrom NicoleWahlstrom 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I have been blocked several times to be honest and straight man and maybe coz I'm dumb.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 21

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    I have been told by many people, both boys and girls, that I have very cute feet. I try to take very good care of them and I usually try to keep my toenails painted as much as I...
    leahphillips62 leahphillips62 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I am a domestic violence survivor. I joined a support group recently. And have been going back ever since. I cry every time I go. Because I am feeling more and more safe. I've been...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I've been with my boyfriend for 6 months We've been so happy for this time it's been like a whirlwind romance I have most definitely fallen for him I love him so much Last night...
    Confuzed11 Confuzed11 22-25 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Outside the US I have been to France, Italy, Greece, Switzerland (I don't care if it was just the airport, I was still there, lol), Monaco, Vatican. Next year I plan on visiting a...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 18

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    At 18 years old, I was the youngest patient on the ward when I was admitted to the psychiatric floor of a hospital 4 months ago. I had just attempted suicide and I had never been...
    bluerose2218 bluerose2218 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I will be the first to admit. It has been almost a year since I have been exclusive with a guy. My past doesn't define me. It certainly does have an impact on my everyday life. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Ive been picked on all of my life aswell, as i read the stories of users in this group. This is something that ruined my self esteem and my life pretty much. With my old EP account...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F Jun 17

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    My bf says I have bpd and treats me like I'm crazy.
    stephane28 stephane28 26-30, F Jun 16

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    I travel a lot within the US but have been to Eastern Europe and Mexico
    crazypdude crazypdude 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 16

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    I have been told I have been exposed to the herpes virus. My test came back positive for both. I am shattered and feel like my life is over. I'm lost as to what I do from this...
    Uglynightmare Uglynightmare 31-35 Jun 16

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    Anyone know what's with my eye? Started with pink eye to this.
    theunlovedchild theunlovedchild 18-21, F Jun 16

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    Though I haven't been to any other country. I am going to work in Japan next year. So how many of you have been to Japan? How is it like to live in Japan? I am so excited.
    Rocco99 Rocco99 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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    I have been betrayed by friends so many time, but it built me up and made me stronger. Living well is the best revenge.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 15

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    I have been to Europe, Hawaii, and to the Caribbean several times for vacations.
    momathercomputer2 momathercomputer2 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    In the past I have been told I look a little like keira knightley or Natalie Portman.
    Dreamer248 Dreamer248 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I had been diagnosed with bulimia nervosa , and I have relapsed a few times .there have been days where I have thrown up more than a 100 times , sometimes out of anger without any...
    lauraknightsoto lauraknightsoto 18-21, F Jun 14

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