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I Have Extreme Anxiety

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 18

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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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    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 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

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    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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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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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    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 19-21, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2008

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    Gordonzobeanz Gordonzobeanz 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12

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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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    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 Oct 17

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    I can't handle the anxiety that relationships cause me. Just thinking about being in a relationship causes my anxiety to sky rocket. I feel awkward and alone. I'm trying to have a...
    EtherealChesire EtherealChesire 16-17 2 days ago

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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...
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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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    MMckay15 MMckay15 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 12

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    asariblue asariblue 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 15

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    bellfalls bellfalls 22-25, F Oct 17

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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 Oct 18

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    nwrner nwrner 16-17, M 5 Responses Oct 20

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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 Oct 20

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    Friability Friability 18-21 6 days ago

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    Hearing people laugh near you. Not talking because you're afraid that what you say will be judged. Keeping quiet in a conversation with three people. Not being able to go anywhere...
    JustSomeTeenagerr JustSomeTeenagerr 13-15, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Recently my anxiety has got a lot worse and I've struggled with all social relationships. Previously I struggled with new social situations but recently when I see people I've...
    b752u b752u 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have really bad Social Anxiety. Once i was in class and my teacher told me to present infront of the class and i started shaking and I had a metal break down and fainted..
    Melissa072302 Melissa072302 13-15, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 Oct 17

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    This is my situation I didn't no which subject to put it in but here it is: Recently I fell for a girl. We shared an art class together. On one of the last days of school I caught...
    TormentedSaint TormentedSaint 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 20

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    My SA is almost keeping me from attending my first volunteer event tonight. It took me forever to take the first step of setting this up so I can't let the SA stop me - but it sure...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 22

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    There are 500 people on this site who have GAD! Most GADDERS seem to be loners. But if you'd like to join me in forming a community for GAD folks, consider joining this private...
    worldbeat99 worldbeat99 56-60, M Oct 23

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    and here's why, this is not easy and only a handful of people know this but since I know no1 on here I can share this with relative ease.( still not easy tho) I am a bisexual...
    Hippydude Hippydude 22-25, M a week ago

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    My ex broke up with me 4 months ago and I think I will be alone for ever, I can't date, I don't know what to do. I tried online dating and I like it because I find I can chat...
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    carolina37 carolina37 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't really know why I sign up for this website. I guess I just needed a place to receive some sort of feedback about... Whatever I write about. I would like to put into words...
    Andrea091 Andrea091 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    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