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I Have Extreme Anxiety

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    This constant feeling of bad nausea.

    This anxiety - nausea is taking over my life. It's taking away my ability to function outside. I can't go out to eat. I can't take a shower properly. I can't go to the theaters. I can't go on dates. I can't even work! Or I can't go on any adventures. No none of that. I...
    BGS9 BGS9 22-25, M Mar 16

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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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    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...
    Meeppeep Meeppeep 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 1

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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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