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I Have Extreme Anxiety

just breathe 170 People

    Happy New Years 2013

    I have always thought I had mild to moderate anxiety. It always only happened at night, for as long as I could remember. I have to sleep with heavy blackout curtains blocking out the moonlight, even as a young adult seeing the darkness outside, glimpses of the branches in the sky...
    instantquack instantquack 18-21, F Jan 3, 2013

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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 parents not that they would even give much of a **** really. i have just been having a really hard time forcing myself to do...
    zombiflowers zombiflowers 18-21, F Oct 18, 2014

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    Hi

    I have social anxiety. It used to feel as though everyone was judging me and that I was a worthless failure. I was afraid to leave my house. I lost most of my friends. I started cutting myself and prayed to die. Now, I can walk down the street without feeling like I'm doing...
    TheQuietGirl TheQuietGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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    I get them from anything sometimes they are

    small and others become so bad I've literally passed out and stopped breathing today wasn't bad so I was asking my mom to take me to the store she said she wanted to drive me (and from my PTSD if you've read that I can barely get in a vehicle at all) so I started having images...
    PsychoticTendencies PsychoticTendencies 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 1, 2014

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    It's A Day To Day Struggle

    I have had anxiety for a few years now, it started in school with tests, and progressed to so much more. I use to take medication for it, but i felt that all it did was numb me it was for depression as well, and i don't want to be one of those people who relys on their drugs to...
    BrieXO BrieXO 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    I made a mistake and I feel

    so overwhelmed by it. My sister forgot her back pack and I had to drive back to get it. At my old school we could drive over the side walks and it was fine. I drove over two side walks and it didn't feel like it was meant to drive over. I was planning on asking a friend later...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F Jan 26

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    It tends to keep me from doing day to day

    things. I try to hide it by picking at my skin, cleaning, or puking. I try to write during it, but sometimes it gets so bad my mind kind of goes crazy. I go blank and I start hearing voices and seeing things. I go through this trance type thing, feeling fake and unreal. I...
    neptunegurl neptunegurl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2014

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    I'm just wondering if anyone else out there has

    the same problem.. Anxiety! I panic and I always think the worst.. I have a ache or pain and I think it's cancer, a headache is a tumour.. Or that someone will brake into my home and murder me. Or anyone I love I panic they will die. And when I panic it makes me feel even more...
    daniellerookexx daniellerookexx 18-21, F 1 Response May 27, 2015

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    i'm having panic attack right now.

    it started 1hour ago..and i still hard to breathe.... it so hurts...so flustrating and scared me... i wish someone stay with me right now i hate this sh*t
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F Feb 8, 2015

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    I Know How It Is

    I have dealt with severe anxiety most of my life.  When i have a problem or a worry it will consume almost every thought for every minute of the day and even if i solve that problem and cant find a way to worry about it any more, i will create a new problem if i dont have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    Sometimes it becomes to much.

    Sometimes I don’t want to move. 
Living is so terrifying. 
No one understands my irrational fear. 
My friends drop like flies when I’m alone and then there’s no one. 
I sit there in silence trying to enjoy her life, waiting for her to realize that I’m drowning in...
    Iamvindicated Iamvindicated 18-21, F Jul 14, 2015

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    Panic!

    sometimes I just hate the way I am with my anxiety, I wish I could just make it go away and be normal and not worry about lmost everything... it's getting so bad my husband and I aren't even able to go out to dinner
    MrsP MrsP 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2008

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    This is horrible, but it's nice to know I'm not the only one with all three of these. I also have an anxiety-based eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, mild OCD, and PTSD...
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    I start a course tomorrow and I'm so anxious new classmates new teachers it's making me sick thinking about it
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    I always feel like I have no real friends, only class mates, even don't have a girl friend to chat with, and lonely is gonna kill me
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    I'll be the one to put the bullet in your brain. I'll be the one to cause your fate, and in the end I'll be the to blame but when it's done I'll be your worst mistake.
    scars13 scars13 18-21, F Jan 26

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    i have all three and i have autism, adhd, ocd, im learning disbled i got speech issuses
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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    I don't know how to speak to people. When I do I just become awkward and lost. I think that's why people avoid me, or do I do it myself?
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    'Why are you so quiet?' I hate being asked this question. I'm quiet because I don't have anything to say to you and I'd rather not be asked intrusive questions about my life. Just...
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    They say if you really focus on the other person (to whom you're interacting with) you feel less anxious and sometimes you don't feel anxious at all. It's not thinking about what...
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    I finally went to a counsellor. That was embaresing..I kept talking "blah blah blah" even though she had to go somewhere, I think I just ignored it. I am not going there again.
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    pbarn pbarn 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    ogkev ogkev 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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