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I Have General Anxiety Disorder

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    I have had terrible anxiety

    for years, but it was just recently that I was diagnosed with GAD, depressive disorder, and OCD. I have been through a lot in the past few years, and that might be the cause of this anxiety. However, it is ruining my life. A lot of my anxiety is social situations-I do not like...
    TailyrC TailyrC 22-25, F Jan 27, 2014

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    Yes I have anxiety . It sucks

    when the monster has me on the leash. However , the amazing feeling of when I have the monster on the leash is amazing .
    Sanonymous1 Sanonymous1 31-35, M Jan 2

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    I have general anxiety just lately in my life.

    It's basically the least of my worries right now.
    dja811213 dja811213 31-35, M May 4

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    All my life my mom has called me the worrier of

    the family. I have always worried about every little bad thing that has happened. I've had a lot happen in my family the last couple years. My mom got breast cancer, my dad got thrown in jail for a crime he didn't commit and I couldn't see him for over a year, and my grandma...
    Kkephart Kkephart 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I wish more people knew

    or at least would be understanding of anxiety. I'm not just whiney. I'm not just nervous. I'm not just complaining. It is real in the physical aspect. It has a physical pain to it. It hurts. I can't stay still. And I feel like my body is being torn apart. Just because you can't...
    Thrumyeyes7711 Thrumyeyes7711 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    My GAD went untreated

    for most of my life so far. Please don't let your GAD go untreated, because in me, it led to severe depression where I was hallucinating and could only think about killing or hurting myself. I was sent to an intense outpatient program and It took about a year if meds and therapy...
    lizoutofwater lizoutofwater 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with GAD about two years ago,

    but I've suffered with it since I was twelve. My worries have of course changed over the years. The thing I'm wondering is if it's ever gonna stop! I mean being worried all the time is fine, it's the damn panic attacks that drive me nuts! Yes I'm medicated, and well taken care...
    Lillithfollower Lillithfollower 36-40, F May 5, 2014

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    I Suffer From Severe Anxiety Disorder And Do Not Take Medicine.

    So basically I've been dealing with anxiety for about 13 months now. I started having symptoms of anxiety when my daughter was 3 months old and she is now 16 months old. I had a C-Section and didn't really have that much help in the beginning caring for my daughter and I was...
    MM2XM MM2XM 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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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 close knit village and love thee feel of it but I am a general loner locally. I am always wearing a smile for the people...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2014

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    does any one get breathing problems like yawning

    and always a need to sigh like u cant ever get a good breath in?
    js2231 js2231 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    There are so many things I want to do.

    Go to school, get a job, meet a nice girl. But I have GAD, and it makes it so damn hard just to think about these things. I want so much to be able to do these things, but the anxiety is so bad that i run from it all. It makes me so sad to think about all the time I've...
    PolarPanda PolarPanda 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2014

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    I've gained so much weight too fast to be just

    eating. Even with medication and therapy,I'm always in a stressed state. My only relief is sleeping all day on the weekends. No one believes me when I say I'm too exhausted to do anything,my doctors say I'd be happier if I lost weight. They think I'm lying to them about my...
    MiztressL MiztressL 31-35, F Aug 20, 2014

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    My doctor said i have anxiety

    and gave me zoloft. I dont like taking my adderall though bc it makes my anxiety worse. I dont get panic attacks its just a nervous feeling that grows stronger throughout the day, usually experience this when i have somewhere important to be. The feeling gets intense though i...
    jenpoop jenpoop 18-21, F 1 Response May 5, 2014

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    Gad For 10 Years Now

    Hi. I was diagnosed 10 years ago and have been on and off meds for years. I think that I have always had it - I had a pattern in my teenage years at school going to sick bay in tears. I recently went back on them due to the symptoms becoming more intrusive. I have also started...
    DuMaurier DuMaurier 31-35 3 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    My Boring Personal Story About Anxiety, Written (discourteously) Not For Anyone's Entertainment, But Solely So That I Might Get It Out Of My System, So To Speak.

    When I was a kid, I was supposed to be some sort of a prodigy. I was reading by the age of two and writing by three. My IQ was tested at a number I'm still a little uncomfortable copping to. Nobody at my little elementary school had seen anything like me. Maybe that was good...
    dorbel3 dorbel3 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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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 issues. Please please please. Not only are you being subjected to the hurtful things your brain says to you, you subject others to it. You...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F Mar 12

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    I Have Ongoing Anxiety And Its Getting Worse

    I feel trapped... trapped inside me I'm not who I was. I always suffered minor anxiety attacks which were not so minor at the time but considering what my attacks feel like now well they're minor. Last October I had my gallbladder removed and suffered some complications where I...
    pixie128 pixie128 22-25, F Sep 1, 2013

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    Anxiety's Killing Me

    okay anxiety disorder is back worse as ever but now as far as I remember it has never really been totally gone. I have avoided lots of social stuff and lived like a hermit for years which truly helped me with this. No going outs no friends nothing is just me. But of course too...
    PoemofRain PoemofRain 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    I Just Found Out I Am Having This Thing

    GAD(General Anxiety Disorder) is a new term to me. I am having it for a long time but only know what it is recently. Any stressful event on a daily basis will trigger my GAD. These days I feel it strongly because of my school work. I feel awful and I am trying to find a way to...
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2009

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    I put way too much pressure on myself at work

    to be perfect even though I'm still learning how to do my job. Part of the GAD is feeling constantly like one mistake is the worst thing in the world and could get me fired. I'll work for a few hours and come home exhausted and hate myself. I love my job, why do my mental...
    AmoriaKane AmoriaKane 18-21, F Jan 15

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    Has anyone developed sudden food allergies

    when having a severe anxiety relapse?
    bellfalls bellfalls 26-30, F Oct 17, 2014

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety

    and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and not a normal doctor, it was 5 mai 2009 i was studying my first year in collage, after this date every thing get another turn, i lost two...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    My rommate is sick and he said he was healthy

    just before he got sick. This really scares me how u can be healthy one day and all the sudden be sick
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F Jul 15

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    Does anyone else get anxiety

    when they're EXCITED? It's enough for me to be anxious constantly, but why does it have to get worse when I'm excited? I'll think of something exciting that is coming up or something that would make me happy and my stomach starts to hurt and if I get too excited I get nausea and...
    littlefrog72 littlefrog72 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    It was near the beginning of 1st grade

    when I first began exhibiting the symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder. Always worried that I was going to die or that something bad would happen to me or my family, I was a nervous wreak. I never knew what would set me off. Soon after, I began to suffer from sensory integration...
    Livenka007 Livenka007 18-21, F Aug 20

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    I first experienced General Anxiety Disorder

    about 6 month ago.. It was a normal day like any other days I was a bit stressed at work and sleep deprived I jumped in my car on the way home and all of sudden I felt my heart racing while I was driving I felt dizzy I felt my face was all numb and I found it difficult to breath...
    alikansso1990 alikansso1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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    I get scared of almost everything.

    I just saw these two files on my aunts computer that said "sicko" and "sick around the world" and im scared.
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F Jul 11

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    My partner & I are working with a local

    business to deliver some services. We're new to this but the meetings to put the groundwork in place have been going well for the past few months. We just had another meeting and we identified a very big over-sight on the part of my partner & myself. It's good we caught it now...
    lemonthyme lemonthyme 31-35, M Feb 7, 2014

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    "It's all in your head" I have heard this

    so many times that I cannot count. I am overwhelmed with worry. I thought it started when my mother died when I was 12, but I am beginning to think I've always struggled with this. I did not have the best childhood, my parents fought a lot. Throughout school, my anxiety has cost...
    annabaggett annabaggett 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with GAD 11 years ago,

    at 13 years old. I didn't even know what that meant. From a young age I've always taken responsibility for my younger brother and sister while my mom was at work during the evening. I'm guessing that would be stressful on any child. Around 17 my anxiety attacks seemed to have...
    Myeiaddiction Myeiaddiction 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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    I was so tired so I decided to go to bed,

    fell asleep fast and woke up 20 min later to a full fledged panic attack. It's been over an hour my heart is still racing along with my mind, and I can't get back to sleep. I'm in tears, I'm so frustrated and anxious. Why does this happen to me...?
    mysteri123 mysteri123 18-21, F Jun 22

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    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    I feel like the main problem with this is the

    worries I have about my heart and my health. My whole life I've been a worrier, it's pretty much part of my personality, although just recently I've begun to notice the effects on my heart - heart palpitations, fast heart beat and I also have suffered from a few panic attacks...
    Bellare20 Bellare20 18-21, F Mar 2, 2014

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    Emotional Nightmare

    I have not been diagnosed yet with GAD but I'm almost positive it is what I have. Ever since I was a child I always worried about what others thought of me. I know everyone does at some point or another but this was a constant worry. I still have this problem and when I'm out...
    Mlcj Mlcj 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    I have severe generalized anxiety disorder

    along with PTSD. I stopped taking my meds a little over a month ago.
    patches1999 patches1999 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    i dont know how to calm down.

    life is scary and sometimes i see things that scare the **** out of me. like how i just saw a surveillance footage of a man before he died that night. its so scary to see someone before they die. i have been thinking about that for the longest time now. like how no one knows...
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F May 26

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    It's that time if month again.

    ..irrational thoughts that try to bring me down and make me feel insecure. I HATE This time of month. But I just sit and let it run it's course. Being more sensitive this time of month, I just sit and allow the gamut run it's course. than ever too. Getting on my knees and praying...
    1LadyButterfly 1LadyButterfly 41-45, F Jan 9, 2014

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    Suffered Most Of My Life, Just Didn't Know It Until Two Years Ago.

    I suffered from GAD for most of my life. I always new there was something "off" about me. I was different than the others, in the way I think and act and felt. Finally, about 2 years ago, I actually did some research and I found that I could be suffering from GAD. I went to my...
    eastsideswoman eastsideswoman 31-35, F 2 Responses May 9, 2011

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    Anyone ever feel just physically sick from

    their anxiety? I was diagnosed last month but my anxiety has been a problem for about 7 months. Everyday I feel like I'm going to be sick and I panic. I don't want to feel this way anymore. I think the hardest part of GAD is thinking of before and after. Eight months ago I was...
    furelise furelise 18-21 1 Response Jun 19

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    Undiagnosed but I have all the symptoms

    and my mum also suffered for many years. It's such a horrible feeling, I get paranoid about so many different things and my mind doesn't stop sometimes and always thinks the worse. If my children get unwell even just a cold I can't sleep I worry so much, so I try to keep them...
    makethatchange makethatchange 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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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. My brother died when I was 8. My house burnt down when I was 12. My grandma died when I was 14. And I got pregnant and was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 1

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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7, 2014

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    Today was a bad day. I had forgotten my

    medicine last night (I'm on Zoloft and I'm actually really good about taking it every day) because life always sucks the next day or so afterwards. I was so racy today. Sometimes I worry I was misdiagnosed or something because I was so manic, and I have depression episodes too...
    WhiteOrchid403 WhiteOrchid403 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    My doctor wouldn't take me off Lexapro

    so i just stopped taking my meds.
    patches1999 patches1999 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    I saw this commercial

    for Rosewood and i have been having anxiety since then.
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F