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I Have Generlized Anxiety Disorder

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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

    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't have the disorder...but I experience separation anxiety a lot . whenever I say good bye even if its just like going home I feel it (an example) every single time
    ilovemyself777 ilovemyself777 18-21, F Mar 8

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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...
    g0backtoreality g0backtoreality 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I may have this but I will not be beaten I struggle I fight I gasp for air damn anxiety steals my oxygen but this is my body I am not gonna be ruled or frightened by you today I am...
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F Feb 28

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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...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F Mar 12

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    I used to wake up terrified every morning wondering if my son had died in his sleep. I would lay in bed with my heart slowly pounding until I heard him whine and then I would...
    Earthboundmisfiti Earthboundmisfiti 22-25, F Mar 18

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    The more I find out about it the more I educate my mind that it's ok to be different
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I have had anxiety/panic disorder for about 18 yrs.The last year ,i have been good,but for about a week now,it's been really bad.My hands shake i get dizzy,my stomach is sick.I...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    I just recently researched this disorder after taking a personality quiz online. My results told me I suffer from APD. I haven't felt like this my whole life up until now. I'm...
    heaven89 heaven89 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    Okay, so I don't personally have Body Dysmorphic Disorder but I have a boyfriend who does. We're both 18 years old and have been together for almost 2 years now and we both met...
    hannie96 hannie96 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I just don't know if this makes sense to anyone else. Support appreciated. Thanks. I have an eating disorder. I have had an eating disorder off and on since I was 14 or so, maybe...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    It's hard to admit that I have an eating disorder. I never asked for this, and I'm sure no one ever asks for this. Overcoming my problem should be as easy as eating, but it's not...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Is it weird my eating disorder feels comforting like I don't need anyone else as long as I have a eating disorder
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 2 Responses Mar 19

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    It has taken me years to admit that I, in fact, do have an eating disorder. Ever since I was young, I've been obsessed with my weight. I was always heavier than other girls, even...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    So yeah, I have an eating disorder, I'm an anorexic with bulimic tendencies. I know some people might think that I can't ever be an anorexic just because anorexics are thin and not...
    s0ciety s0ciety 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I have body dyspeptic disorder and would like to chat with people who are like me I could really use some support thanks
    FinalFantasy999 FinalFantasy999 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    I have never had a real job before and now I do and I love everything about it except how my office expects me to attend their parties and social events. I have social anxiety...
    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 1

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    Have Adhd, Anxiety and Depression
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I have social anxiety and I hate it but I can't change the way I act. What I hate is that I get EXTREMELY nervous around someone of the opposite gender. I can't even speak...
    infiniteJourney infiniteJourney 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My mind is badly fractured I hate the body I am in My thoughts shall destroy me As I mutilate my skin I'd rather change myself Than never live at all But it seems that change won...
    SkullRoseInsignia SkullRoseInsignia 16-17, T 11 hrs ago

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    Hello. Rather new to this website but I believe that it should hopefully let be socialise with people more in a controlled environment. Looking around, i'm surprised to see young...
    WeSleepToMuch WeSleepToMuch 18-21 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    How many times did people tell me to listen to them when they were talking. The sad thing is I will never come out and tell them I have some problem in communication.
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    To keep this short (as none of my things are short.) I suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety and aspergers. That covers the ones that affect me. I can't remember when I last posted...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Growing up, weight was always an issue. Not my own weight but my mothers. She's struggled with an eating disorder since her late teens. She "has been in recovery for 20 years". I...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Strange thought trying to understand why my anxiety vanished in 2011 could it have been the grief of losing a parent that consumed me was I so wrapped up in that feeling I didn't...
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I thought I had social anxiety and depression but recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. BPD can be mistaken for depression and/or anxiety. I believe a lot more...
    hannahrobinson1993 hannahrobinson1993 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    why me? i cant take this anymore it really make me depress, i cant brush it off in my mind it really torments me . .i hate it i cant get over it. . i cant function socially. .i...
    crushingnails crushingnails 18-21 7 hrs ago

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    I'm 21 suffering with borderline personality disorder along with depression and anxiety. I've been dealing with this since I was 11 and my mom remarried a Disney style evil step...
    knittingpretty22 knittingpretty22 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was diagnosed almost two years ago (although I've struggled with its symptoms as far back as I can remember). Yet even now when I tell people I have it - I guess because I find...
    vagabondthrone vagabondthrone 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 6

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    I feel so depressed right now. I feel so ******* fat. I've put on weight and feel so much anxiety😩 I can't sit still,I feel un easy. I just need to lose some weight. Any advice...
    missann97 missann97 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Hi, so I guess everything has started again. It was really never over, I just found other says to deal with my anxiety. I've been battling anorexia since I was 13, so yeah 10 years...
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I can't stand to look at a mirror anymore. Went shopping with my younger sister and trying on clothes gave me anxiety I'm so fat...I need to lose weight I don't want to eat anymore...
    lovelybones14 lovelybones14 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I know that not all of the bits and pieces of anxiety are there, which is why I'm doubtful. I can have a conversation with people online or offline and do well. My thoughts on me...
    Niran3 Niran3 22-25, M Mar 18

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    http://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizoid-personality-disorder-symptoms/ my life makes sense now, and i'm pretty sure i have this type of disorder. i'm not sure how long i've had...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Along with social anxiety I also have major depression, which was initially triggered by the anxiety and I hate it when after a major depressive episode and I start feeling better...
    ces588 ces588 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    I fear that my boss is catching on to my eating disorder... He commented on it... In a way... Not towards me about having an eating disorder, but he notices that I don't eat much...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I could really use and appreciate some help, your experience and input. I'm studying BPD psychopathology and there is something that is so conflicting for me. I'm really struggling...
    Altruistrick Altruistrick 56-60, M 6 Responses Mar 13

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