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I Have Generlized Anxiety Disorder

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    When I was 20 I was diagnosed with GAD i went

    through a year of therapy (CBT) I've had hypnosis and I've been on beta blockers and anti depressants to try to help me over come my anxiety, although i am better than i was I'm still a mess I'm 23 in 2 weeks and all I want is to feel calm, happy and confident. My therapist said...
    peacefulstorm peacefulstorm 22-25, F Apr 24

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    Finding Hope

    In December 2008 I was told I have generalized anxiety disorder. I am 19 and hearing I have a mental disorder scared the hell out of me! I stopped taking my lexapro because I had anxiety about the medication but I am hoping to start going back to my behavioral therapist and...
    anxietyshawnna anxietyshawnna 18-21, F 1 Response May 18, 2009

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    It Was Normal For Me

    About four years ago I was reading a book about ADHD and I came across a description of a comorbidity: anxiety. It talked about constantly worrying. It matched my personal experience so closely that I started crying from realizing I wasn't the only one. I have ADHD...
    Alderic Alderic 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    Gad

    Since Feburary when I found out that my contract would not be renewed I have lived in fear of what I will do for work.My house is no where near ready to sell, and without income how will I live?Scares the crap out of me...  doctor has me on Prozac.
    SkyRookie SkyRookie 36-40, M 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    GAD

    Something changed in me three years ago, my brother was admitted to hospital to have a minor operation on an abscess on his back, and I found myself becoming obsessed with illness.  I couldn't stop thinking about how vulnerable human bodies are, and specifically how easy it...
    SamDee SamDee 22-25 2 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    Fear

    I don't know what I can add. I had an empty messed up childhood and no guidance. I made every mistake possible in life. Now I find myself alone at 50, battling a wicked depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder which kicks my *** ever day. It's all I can do to get out of bed...
    entity3sf entity3sf 46-50 1 Response Jan 26, 2012

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    I have Generalized anxiety disorder for over 15 years. It took many years out of my life and paralyzed my ability to have a job or normal life. I tried all the medications they...
    support4life support4life 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I have Borderline Personality Disorder and OCPD, which means I'm super anxious. I find, as time goes on, that my anxiety grows. A few months ago, I moved in with a boyfriend...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    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...
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I'm having a huge panic attack!!' I was about to fall asleep when all of a sudden I couldn't breathe, I was getting light headed, and I couldn't feel my heart until I jumped off my...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F Jun 29

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    Sometimes people just never understand we don't do self harm because it is cool, because it is the new trend. We just can't ******* help it, I ******* hate myself, I do not want to...
    fragilityelegance fragilityelegance 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Anxiety disorder has ruined so many things in my life, and sucked the joy out of things and people I used to love. I had a psychologist I used to see, but I haven't gone in...
    jonicole jonicole 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    recently i spoke with a psychologist, im in therapy because i was raped a few years ago and i never dealt with it. i told her about my usual month of mood changes and how they...
    inevertoldne1 inevertoldne1 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    I'm not quite sure whether I have one or not but I have this symptoms: 1. I feel like most of the times I feel nothing unless anger and sadness and hurt. Sometimes I'll laugh but...
    ayamaxx ayamaxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    My boyfriend thought this would be a good idea but I fear I'll just be a voice lost among many here. I don't know that I have social anxiety. I haven't seen a doctor. And I don...
    PrivateB PrivateB 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    It completely dictates my life... Even doing the simplest things will make my anxiety start up, something as simple a bending down to pick up a pencil will cause thoughts like "I...
    BulletForMyBlackVeil BulletForMyBlackVeil 13-15, F Jul 10

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    I have Sensory processing disorder,ADHD, OCD, and Tourretes yet I honestly don't think that they stops from doing the same things other people do. I just wish everyone around me...
    bfab1998 bfab1998 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I'm too fat to have an eating disorder they said. People. But I don't eat. And an eating disorder is not something on the outside. Well it may show but it's still all just in your...
    paradiseisbroken paradiseisbroken 13-15, F Jul 10

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    A message to all parents. Hi. I haven't been diagnosed, not yet but I'm pretty sure I've had it for nearly 4 years now. In the recent years though, my situation has significantly...
    mayhems mayhems 36-40 1 Response Jul 17

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    A few months ago, this would have said I HAD an eating disorder.... I guess I would call it a relapse. I cook a lot, for other people. I love to cook. I just... hate to eat. I...
    xoxomaya93 xoxomaya93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I have only just really discovered this, I always thought I was just extremely shy but I have looked over the symptoms of it and I'm pretty sure I have social anxiety, I have panic...
    JustJess97 JustJess97 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    To those that have Social Anxiety and feel trapped, here is a message that I sent to one of my friends on here. I want you guys to read it: "Hey!, Thank you. I used to be a gamer...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I have looked this disorder up it's disgusting it's embarrassing. I chew and spit food😳 I know I knkw..,it's taken over meeee I lost weight after my 3rd child by balanced..well...
    daisydoes daisydoes 26-30, F Jul 6

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    Is it possible to have a eating disorder and have a normal weight? some days I eat hardly anything and their are some days I eat everything in sight but I'm normal weight I lost 15...
    booboo157 booboo157 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I think i have ednos. (Eating disorder not otherwise specified) as you know i have body image priblems. But what you dont know is that im restricting fiod quite alot. But idk i...
    majahi majahi 13-15, F Jul 17

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    I'm very naughty but I have bad anxiety. I hate being around people, I hate getting noticed. I just wanna walk by and go home and then come online to be myself. This is why I hook...
    evilsickslut92 evilsickslut92 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I am really happy, today is 4th of July and I am walking a parade, for a political campaign. (My mom has been a campaign manager for several campaigns over the years so were...
    katieerika katieerika 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    So it's my bestie bday on Thrusday so we are having a girls night(I'm assuming bar/clubs) on Friday with a few of us from school. I'm kind of feeling anxious. I know a lot of...
    muffinpowers muffinpowers 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I seriously cannot stand the way I look. I am so darkskinned. Im manly looking because im tall. And Im so skinny. My face is also not beautiful. I have nrvef had a boyfriend and I...
    horridlife horridlife 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 12

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    Took the test. Got the diagnosis. I have social anxiety. I am in therapy one or two hours each week. It helps to talk, but I have a tight family who simply can't stop having social...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    i have social anxiety and it hurts me so much. it hasn't gone to the point that i can't even come up to somebody and speak to them, but every time i talk to someone or dress...
    meowshelbs meowshelbs 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    This weekend I have been visiting my grandfather on he fathers side. And of course that meant multiple visits from my dad's cousins and other people I have never met. Add to that...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    Not a lot of people seem to have heard about BDD. I've even had a few psychiatrists and therapists who had not heard of it. To quickly explain it before I really talk about how it...
    SailingwithSparrows SailingwithSparrows 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't know if this is a BPD thing or not but I honestly don't understand social interaction. This might be a Schizotypal Personality Disorder thing (I have that as well) but I...
    LewisCollins LewisCollins 31-35 10 hrs ago

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    My psychiatrist recommended I try a Day Hospital group on his floor. It's a short program, about three weeks long, but I moved to give it a go. I never knew it would end up being...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    I'm not sure if I do or not... but these are results of 3 online tests. The numbers don't seem that high, yet are classified as such. 1. Score 37: High (start point 30). 2. High...
    cutexmuffin524 cutexmuffin524 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    What a difference a day makes. Today I got my diagnosis This morning my knowledge about borderline was somewhat limited. I have had friends who had borderline and those were very...
    Fireleaf1991 Fireleaf1991 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I go to the doctors, dentist anywhere that I have to get a shot or it involves a needle I get anxiety. I start freaking out like I'm getting murdered and I make myself so wore...
    samcozz22 samcozz22 18-21, F Jun 29

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    It took me a long time to realize something was wrong with the way I processed stress and handled relationships. Sure I always knew I was more emotional than others, more quick to...
    Sammy7802 Sammy7802 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I havent been diagnosed yet but Im pretty sure I have it. Doctors say I have disorder. It sucks. I started feeling this way almost at the end of my first year in college. I had a...
    flight12 flight12 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Recently i found out that I have BPD. I always knew that something was different with me. My emotions ran me. They are so up and down but not only that, they were so intense. My...
    xchelseydawnx xchelseydawnx 22-25, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    After reading someones story about a rape the other night it got me thinking a little about my past. I laid in bed thinking about it and started to drift off to sleep. Suddenly my...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 30 mins ago

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    I really think I do my friends always say I worry way too much, I have stomach pains and headaches, I panic over little stuff but whenever I try talking to mom she dosent believe...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F Jun 28

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    I get super super nervous to the point where I can't stop biting my nails and shaking it kills me when I sleep and I have the worst dreams I find it scary !! Help :X
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Jun 29

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    Sometimes when I'm in that after-purge state, looking at myself in the mirror, I think about the first time my parents called me fat. I think about the weigh-ins and how humiliated...
    Anniethinksyourebeautiful Anniethinksyourebeautiful 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Jealousy. It makes me want to starve right now. As a social anxiety sufferer, I never get to do anything in my life. I'm always cooped up indoors on the weekends. "Social" is...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F Jul 12

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    Sometimes it's hard to remember that I used to be comfortable around people as a kid. Since I was 9 or 10 years old I've had trouble going to school. At first I had no idea why. My...
    Nakuki Nakuki 22-25 2 Responses Jul 13

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