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I Have Been Diagnosed With Clinical Anxiety

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 22 People

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    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 36-40, 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 was at universal studios today and was waiting for my boyfriend when 3 girls came and stood rather close to me and started giggling and speaking Spanish but I knew they spoke...
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    Coming to a realisation that I feel I have more female personality in me than male. I feel stronger for being able to express this outwardly. Feel alot happier too :)
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    We all make choices in our lives. I have accepted just recently I feel I have more feminine personality than male. its accepting who you truly are. I have alot of feminine energy...
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    I know it's not the end of the world. Still a little hard to swallow. I need to make better choices when it comes to what I eat and drink. I'm on a mission to change my life.
    Debstadeb Debstadeb 36-40, F Nov 11

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    LOL SUCKS FOR U GUYS TOPKEK.
    TheRose202 TheRose202 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    As you all know there was a man in my life who persecuted me and made my life a living hell . I wish if I was a talented author to write the whole story with all the details but...
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    I have been friends with "Joe" for 17 years. We have come in and out of each others' lives at different times (moving, college, etc), but it always seemed we had a loyal bond that...
    butrrcup butrrcup 31-35, T Nov 12

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    I was diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder when I was 13. I recently went off to college where my anxiety spiraled out of control. I no longer can go to any new places without...
    oliveyou123 oliveyou123 18-21, F Nov 1

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    My fiancé and I moved 1600 miles from our home town 3 months ago for his new job. He is helping build a company and is his boss' only employee. He works between 12-18 hours every...
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    I'm sorry i haven't been able to reply to your messages. I've been busy with school; especially cheerdance practice. You guys can message me now, i'll try my best and reply to...
    CamA7 CamA7 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    godsgift1993 godsgift1993 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    My anxiety continues to be a terrible inconvenience. When I try to work through problems, I end up having mental breakdowns, and panic attacks. I laugh, and laugh, and laugh, until...
    WhatWasMissing WhatWasMissing 13-15, F Oct 23

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    Jan 2014 I was diagnosed with Skin Cancer. I had surgery to remove a tumor from my ear. This shook my life but gave more inspiration and motivation to change my lifestyle and...
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    I have been rejected for having talent in me and this dated back 12 years ago, im a good man and i know doing what i do best is the key to happiness. dont let anyone put you back...
    obiczer obiczer 26-30, M 16 hrs ago

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    Iv been too two different mental hospitals and iv been to one of them twice. So iv been in the mental hospital 3 times in all. It was a very interesting experience. The first time...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Last year I was in a psych ward because I became obsessed with suicide and my friend started to become suspicious once I tried to give her my laptop. I had a plan, and the day I...
    MerDerLoves MerDerLoves 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    CoitusInterruptus CoitusInterruptus 31-35, F Nov 2

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    lightningTroubadour lightningTroubadour 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    babushka212 babushka212 18-21, F Nov 9

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    fivefoottall fivefoottall 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    ldydreamer83 ldydreamer83 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    Amandaf13 Amandaf13 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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