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I Have Extreme Anxiety

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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 1

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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 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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    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 honestly don't really know if it's official or not, and I don't want to go to a doctor. I think I'm fine managing by myself. I started to have bad anxiety/depression since last...
    AwfullyRad AwfullyRad 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yup I have social anxiety. I'd shake when I'm out of my element and seem like I'm being judged. I'm a very awkward person and I feel like I'm going to end up doing something...
    Mattsdragons Mattsdragons 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Well, having read some other people's stories, I feel stupid even suggesting that I have social anxiety. I mean, I can leave my house and everything. I manage to go to school. I...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief 13-15 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Entry # 1 Hello All :), Here is my attempt to record my progress toward becoming anxiety free. Ive been a shy person way before I could even comprehend what shy was. A shy...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I had a beautiful baby girl 8 weeks ago, my third via csection and also had a tubal ligation. I was feeling really good until about a week ago when I went to doctor and started...
    joce32 joce32 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I want to be more sociable but I've been alone for so long I get terrified when it's time for me to socialize and it's extremely frustrated. I went to ask for a job at a local...
    justalea justalea 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I've always been extremely worried about what others think of me and how I come across, and the more I do so, the more I'll appear socially inept, which in turn drives my anxieties...
    aj1996 aj1996 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Entry #2 Why am I doing this? or better yet, what is keeping me going? I am challenging myself, my thoughts, behaviors, my ANXIETY because I know what it feels like to be...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M Aug 29

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    I have online social anxiety. Honestly, talking is easy for me, I can do it for hours (though some people might get bored and weirded out by me), but when I'm online, my SA makes...
    justicehero justicehero 18-21, M Sep 5

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    I wasn't diagnosed until 6th grade but I had been having panic attacks and hiding it from my parents all my life. In the past few years, I overcame my panic attacks. I don't know...
    sarahiggins sarahiggins 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I wanted to write out my whole entire battle with social anxiety. I remember it clearly the first day I chocked up I had cold palms and sweaty forehead, I could feel my heart...
    dassays dassays 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    As hard as I want to make new friends my anxiety Is always killing me, I'm afraid that people will just reject me... I always tell myself like "Wake up, you're in the real world...
    Keyyuhn Keyyuhn 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I was volunteered to help today at a church function without my knowledge or permission, so I decided to not go. Partly because I was afraid and partly because I was pissed that...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    hi everyone ever since i was little i have always had social anxiety....but it didnt start showing until high school, i tired making friends but i felt awkward because i never knew...
    momoayami momoayami 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    My mother in law took it upon herself to sign me up to work at our church festival. I'm assigned to cashier at the raffle table. I remember last year specifically saying to her I...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I'm pretty sure I know how I got my anxiety. I used to get bullied really badly throughout elementary. Now I am totally shy with new people. I'm scared of them. I can't even go...
    undeadblackhawk undeadblackhawk 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Social anxiety showed up in me about 10 and since then it has made my life living hell, I can't talk to anyone without my face going completely red and getting embarrassed. Looking...
    Rachsong348 Rachsong348 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    Can someone who has been diagnosed with social anxiety please message me. I have a lot of questions.
    Kimberlynnn Kimberlynnn 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    Totally passed my comfort zone tonight. We had a school hockey game, our college against our rival university. Didn't know anyone going, showed up and sat with some people that...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I've been diagnosed with chronic anxiety since I was 10 years old. I have panic attacks daily, I'm very sensitive to other peoples stress, and I hold it in so much that I end up...
    Ashtyn18 Ashtyn18 18-21, F Sep 10

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    Just a quick question, so if someone can or is relating to this, can you please notify me? Or comment down below. (not relating to myself personally) Anyways; Has anyone felt so...
    RickaylaBeard RickaylaBeard 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    hello, i have been suffering from social anxiety for a few years. and it's now at it's worst. my SA is a result of a combination of my quiet shy personality and my fear of walking...
    vitotheclutchhand vitotheclutchhand 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Walking home from school today, I had an anxiety attack. I've been having this a lot lately, but this one was one of the worst. I was walking with my best friend and his little...
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate having social anxiety, I feel like there's something wrong with me..
    sunnysideupp sunnysideupp 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'll admit; I do. I know it is because I have low self-esteem and I feel like the biggest goober in social situations even though that may not be the case. It all ties back to my...
    jlynnaz jlynnaz 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    Always ._. It's better when I have someone to talk to but I don't.
    sarahbear420 sarahbear420 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I don't even care that I'm doing this again. I don't have any intention of stoping. I never tried stoping before.
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    So i told my mum that i have panic attacks problems and she started crying and now she wants me to see a doctor... But i don't want to
    Naginion Naginion 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I get nervous around most people, I struggle to express myself and sometimes I can come across as rude when I'm not trying to be. I usually like to plan out my conversations and...
    AlternateReality AlternateReality 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I am in school and i cant even go to my class because i am afraid to be stared at. I am still very underweight and i dont want people to think im sick. I also have no self esteem...
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    It's my first week of college. I'm starting from ground zero; my high-school friends aren't around to save me anymore. I never realized how hard it is to freaking talk to people...
    ihugcats ihugcats 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    This is the biggest challenge in my life. It is painful. Physically and mentally. My whole body tenses up when I have to talk to someone I don't know... And some people I do know...
    rainallthedays rainallthedays 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    As soon as night falls I don't know why, at least I think I don't. But I become freakishly anxious and always struggle to sleep even when it's been good during the day. :( it...
    missunfortunatesoul missunfortunatesoul 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    With good reason. Not only do I fear what people will do to me, but I fear myself ruining what good there is between myself and other people. I fear I will ruin it all and this has...
    number7744 number7744 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have a really hard time with intimacy. I know I'm not a bad looking guy but I'm terribly shy around girls. I hide it by joking all the time but I really struggle with sharing...
    AdamLINY AdamLINY 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's very hard for me to make friends. I would've been comfortable and happy around my friends at my old school, but my mom's bf had to come around & convince her to move. You...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F a week ago

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    I hate that I have SA. It controls my whole life. I never want to leave my room. I was forced to go to school yet I hid in the back of classrooms basically shaking. I could never...
    Lovemydogs612 Lovemydogs612 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    A lot of the time I am afraid to say anything because I think people don't want to hear anything I have to say, like I am not worth their time. Then someone will get me to speak up...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have depression and ive had it for about a year but im clean with no cuts. Although ive had suicidal thoughts and self harm thoughts everyday so my mom decided to put me in...
    KaylaBiskup KaylaBiskup 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    (all names have been changed from real names) When I was younger I never had social problems, I loved talking to everyone and being around people, but when I got into school...
    XandraElise XandraElise 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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