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I Have Extreme Anxiety

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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'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 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 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 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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    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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    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

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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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    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, 2014

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    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 1

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    Have Adhd, Anxiety and Depression
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    So I just got married and moved to a new state all within a month. It was a lot of change for me and still is. I don't know anyone besides my husband and his friend here. It's been...
    ConflictedChickThoughts ConflictedChickThoughts 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Along with social anxiety I also have major depression, which was initially triggered by the anxiety and I hate it when after a major depressive episode and I start feeling better...
    ces588 ces588 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    I really want friends. I feel extremely lonely.
    rumismaid rumismaid 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 8

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    I know that not all of the bits and pieces of anxiety are there, which is why I'm doubtful. I can have a conversation with people online or offline and do well. My thoughts on me...
    Niran3 Niran3 22-25, M Mar 18

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    hate my social anxiety. stops me from meeting people.. girls. jobs I'll be dishwasher because I don't have to deal with people much. but the anxiety still builds. so I don't leave...
    cosciatony cosciatony 26-30, M 5 Responses Feb 28

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    Now I'm not exactly sure if this is anxiety or not, so I was hoping someone in this group can help me. I had a lot happen to me in my short 17 years. My father died when I was 2...
    g0backtoreality g0backtoreality 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I thought I had social anxiety and depression but recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. BPD can be mistaken for depression and/or anxiety. I believe a lot more...
    hannahrobinson1993 hannahrobinson1993 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I can't remember when it started but I know that as I grow older it is getting worse. Everyday I go throw the motions trying to keep my face in a calm smile, but inside I am...
    Cogsy Cogsy 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Can people with social anxiety just be friends with other people with social anxiety that would be great
    Theblackassassin Theblackassassin 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I may have this but I will not be beaten I struggle I fight I gasp for air damn anxiety steals my oxygen but this is my body I am not gonna be ruled or frightened by you today I am...
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F Feb 28

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    United2008 United2008 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 4

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    Would love to be in a relationship but social anxiety and shyness won't let me
    Mitchhhhh Mitchhhhh 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    My social anxiety is a huge pain in the *** but I think I'm sort of improving my social skills. Even online I'm worried if I'm boring someone, being annoying, or just sounding like...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 10 Responses Mar 6

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    My youngest daughter came home from college this weekend and brought a new female friend with her to visit. I immediately became nervous and anxious at the thought of a stranger...
    rolywynne rolywynne 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I'm 19 in the u.s had anxiety since age 8. I been very lonely and looking to talk to other people, maybe on the phone, Skype voice chat? Just to find someone to talk on a regular...
    zeak18 zeak18 18-21 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I don't have the disorder...but I experience separation anxiety a lot . whenever I say good bye even if its just like going home I feel it (an example) every single time
    ilovemyself777 ilovemyself777 18-21, F Mar 8

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    I've had it since I was really little and high school is making it so much worse. I don't want 2 more years of high school. I don't want social anxiety. I feel like I can't get...
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    For as long as I can remember, I have had social anxiety. I never let anyone know what's going on inside my head because I'm afraid of the reactions. Normally I never post things...
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    If you are suicidal, please get help if you can't find help within yourself. But, please, do not seek help from your teenage friends, especially if they struggle with their own...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F Mar 12

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    If you are suicidal, please get help if you can't find help within yourself. But, please, do not seek help from your teenage friends, especially if they struggle with their own...
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    Thinks are getting out of control on my life! My ADHD is turning my married very conflicted and my anxiety for getting things in order is turning in a very bad depression as I'm...
    Soloy0 Soloy0 31-35, M Mar 17

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    I used to wake up terrified every morning wondering if my son had died in his sleep. I would lay in bed with my heart slowly pounding until I heard him whine and then I would...
    Earthboundmisfiti Earthboundmisfiti 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I've come to the conclusion that I'm never gonna get a girlfriend until I deal with this social anxiety but it's gotten so bad lately I don't know if I can ever escape
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    This will probably seem really dumb to most people.. But, today, this girl named Jessica came up to hug me. Like always, I just walked away and scratched my head. My anxiety was...
    JustPassingIt JustPassingIt 13-15, M 3 Responses a week ago

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