I Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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    Anxiety

    Oh, that's the word for all this stress I've always felt? The feeling of weight on my shoulders, literally weighing me down. I feel so enlightened now. HA. My anxiety.. oh why oh why do I experience it? I hate people. I don't trust anybody. I hate myself. So what do I have...
    blazedin blazedin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2013

    It's Okay

    I remember back to December, and I felt unreal. My therapist says I hit a wall and I gotta find my path again. There were days were I felt so lost and I had so much fear, I saw no way out.During my really dark days I thought I was lost forever, I know it sounds silly even crazy...
    Melina12345 Melina12345
    22-25, F
    Mar 25, 2011

    Scared

    Tomorrow I'm going to visit my doctor about my anxiety again... She says she may be putting me on medication to see if that helps... But, I'm a little scared... What if I take them and don't feel like my usual self? What if I get a lot of side effects...? I have no one to talk...
    BluePaw197 BluePaw197
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2013

    I really dog feel ok right now.

    I'm tired and feel drained emotionally and physically. I just want to cry my eyes out for a reason I'm not sure of. I really want to die. Or maybe I don't want to die. I don't know. I feel so alone. Everyone has somebody. But I have no one. I'm shaking and my heart is beating...
    BrokeAssBxtch BrokeAssBxtch
    18-21, F
    Dec 7, 2014

    living with my dad has worsened my anxiety by

    maybe 4 times as much. I can't do this. I really can't. I don't know what it is.
    aftersomeday aftersomeday
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2014

    For the last few years life has been very

    challenging. There are all these feelings and fears that I can´t control, they overwhelm and choke me. Fear controls my life. I do everything to protect myself from it. I know that it´s bad what I´m doing. I just can´t help it. I´m so afraid of everything. Of people. Of...
    leilymae leilymae
    18-21, F
    Aug 15, 2014

    Okay I met up on tinder with this guy

    and then he seemed pretty nice and chill and talked for while and then I gave him a ******* and a bj and after I did that he blocked on everything and I'm scared what if he has like aids or something
    asgyay123 asgyay123
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2015

    Time Heals? Not Quite...

    I am only 19 years old, yet some times I feel burdened by my worry in an overwhelming way. Deeply connected with stomach problems, my anxiety started in elementary school mainly in trips to the nurses office several times a week. For some reason, no on ever questioned why my...
    borrowedsoul borrowedsoul
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2011

    As you may all ready know I have GAD

    and I just starting to be able to do some "normal" things. I'm medicated and its making life easier. Went and saw my doctor Tuesday and I told him Ive got a casual job. Its just doing cleaning units at a park 2days a week for 3hrs Ive been there about 4 weeks. Ive really...
    scardycat1968 scardycat1968
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2014

    I have to take a semester off of school at my

    university due to my generalized anxiety disorder. It really upsets me since i finally had my life established there, i have great friends and even a very caring girl friend.
    catbills catbills
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 2, 2015

    Do We Put Off A Bad Vibe?

    I have dealt with this issue all my life. That issue being anxiety. I always worry people don't like me and I put in extra effort just so they will like me. I'm kind, I'm a good friend and overall good person. It's just that I keep getting this reaction from people. People that I...
    claireisnotabear claireisnotabear
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2013

    It's hard because people in my country still

    not open minded about anxiety. I won't tell them about this or people may think I'm different.
    Halfabluesky Halfabluesky
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 27

    I have suffered from Generalized Anxiety

    Disorder (GAD) since as early as I can remember. When I was a little girl I was very petite and I din't like to eat much so when I did eat a meal, to the point where I was full, I would always get nervous that I ate too much and that I would throw up. There were a couple times...
    GraceJenkins GraceJenkins
    18-21, F
    Feb 26, 2014

    Does anyone have anxiety

    so bad that they can't leave their house?
    LoveJennaXo LoveJennaXo
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    Ever since I was young,

    I have always worried about little and even big things. I made mountains out of molehills. I just would cry and get overwhelmed. If I made a mistake, I am extremely hard on myself to the point that I start thinking I am no good. It is a daily struggle with this condition I have...
    crazygal2121 crazygal2121
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2014

    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 Facebook group I have. It's now called "From GAD to SAD," but I ultimately want it to be a safe place where GADDERS can talk about...
    worldbeat99 worldbeat99
    56-60, M
    Oct 23, 2014

    I'm 22 With Anxiety And Panic Disorder

    Hi my name is Ingrid if been suffering with generalized anxiety and panic attack for about 4 years now. It started off once my daugther turned 6 months, I started to feel dizziness all I did was ignore it but times later it got rough for me I had to quit my job later on I started...
    IngridCruz IngridCruz
    22-25
    May 12, 2012

    I'm A Worry Wart

    I really have done well in most of what I set out to do, but even when I was a little kid, I was always convinced I was going to fail at whatever I tried. I still think that way---it's hard not to. When I read about a class or a job position or a competition or something like...
    Brieks07 Brieks07
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2010

    Started About Six Years Ago

    It wasn't bad at first but it's gotten worse. I'm on SSRIs for it but I'm not sure they work. Of course I do forget to take my pills have the time. I've started having mild panic attacks about a year ago. I don't sleep good because of it. I'm always irritable. I get frequet...
    AscendedOne AscendedOne
    26-30, F
    Apr 12, 2010

    Dont tell me its nothing just get over it. Try living it

    I m 45 and I suffer with GAD I had it for years but I only found out what was wrong a year and a half ago. Again I woke up this morning with this terrible headache and feeling really unwell. Ive had these before its my anxiety jumping through the roof again. The headaches are so...
    scardycat1968 scardycat1968
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2013

    Mostly under control with medication,

    though being married to a BPD person has made it worse.
    PhDFeelsGood PhDFeelsGood
    46-50, M
    Aug 6, 2015

    Today

    Today I tried so hard to get up and go to school. I got dressed, packed my bag, and felt good in my uniform. I was even a little excited to get out of the house, after concealing myself to me bedroom for the past 4 weeks. But today wasn't my day. Although I tried so hard, I just...
    BluePaw197 BluePaw197
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

    It was getting under control.

    Now that I have not gone to counseling in a while, it is starting to tear it's ugly little head.
    sincerelynikki sincerelynikki
    31-35, F
    May 27, 2015

    Im so over having GAD it sh1ts me to tears.

    I want to be normal I have a casual job but Im really finding it hard to cope. I know what Im doing at my job but sometimes I have moments where if I forget what Im doing or suppose to be doing I start to panic. Friggen drives me nuts. It doesnt really seem to be getting any...
    scardycat1968 scardycat1968
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 14, 2014

    I haven't left my house in months.

    And i refuse to take my medication when i do take it i feel like a crazy person. Just a mater of time until i end up in a mental hospital.
    Skeletonhat Skeletonhat
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    My Life Is A Complete Nightmare

    I've always been a worrier. It got so much worse at the moment when my parents passed away when I was just 17 yo. When something is out of control I panic so much that I can't function properly, I can;t breathe and start shaking. I don't sleep nor eat, I can't concentrate on...
    lovalova1991 lovalova1991
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

    Living with anxiety is something you could

    never imagine if you don't experience it. I worry on a day to day basis, for the safety of the ones I love, I worry about death almost every other day if not every day, I experience large amounts of stress that are extremely unhealthy for any human being. I'm on medication, but...
    findingfae findingfae
    18-21, F
    Jan 19, 2015

    Going Nowhere

    I've always been that shy, sensitive, aloof girl. I tried to stay away from any conflict possible. I never liked going out, nor do I now. I worry about everything, when really everything is nothing. Nothings happening. But I worry. I stress and over think. I always have... When...
    BluePaw197 BluePaw197
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2013

    My Anxiety is Sky Rocketing

    and I feel out of control Due to dramas someone outside the home is causing me to stress out big time and its making me really unwell in fact physically ill. Not handling this crap well at all Im mad, stressed, anxious and out of control I just want to lash out on something...
    scardycat1968 scardycat1968
    46-50, F
    Apr 28, 2014

    Anxiety.

    This past summer, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. I was always care free. But, I noticed I started to worry about everything. Even things that were unrealistic. And no matter how many family members or friends tried to ensure me these things were all in my head...
    Babysiii Babysiii
    18-21, F
    May 16, 2013

    My anxiety is out of control lately.

    I have frequent panic attacks - a couple a day. I don't want to eat. I'm too anxious to sleep for more than a few hours at a time. But then I'll become so exhausted, I'll sleep for days.
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2014
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