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I Have Generlized Anxiety Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    usually I have physical anxiety attacks and can sometimes talk myself out of them. I usually feel like I can't breath and like I am choking. and sometimes I shake uncontrollably...
    yesitsme123 yesitsme123 31-35 1 Response Apr 15

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    I just wanted to reach out to those who are struggling with this debilitating disorder. I have anxiety and depression :/ The past year has been an uphill battle for me. Changing...
    DanniSwtSn DanniSwtSn 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Is it real? sometimes I am lead to believe, due to the way people comment on me, that my anxiety is just me trying to catch attention. I can't control it, but the way people are...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Does anyone have anxiety so bad that they can't leave their house?
    TJPink TJPink 26-30, F Mar 30

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    If anyone needs a friend to talk to about anxiety or depression, message me. I've been through a lot, my daughter is dealing with it, and I've worked in the field. I'm a great...
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    If anyone needs a friend to talk to about anxiety or depression, message me. I've been through a lot, my daughter is dealing with it, and I've worked in the field. I'm a great...
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F Apr 15

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    It started this morning and hasn't let up. It's a weird feeling and as always, I just hate it. Keep waiting for it to pass, but it's taking forever and the meds just aren't...
    loresmom loresmom 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Thanks to jerks. And those who lie about medications.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    I'm a bit unsure of this one. I know for a fact I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder as I was professionally diagnosed when I was 10. But over the past 4 years, things have been...
    HazzaBoo HazzaBoo 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Not ADHD, but ADD. Diagnosed a few months ago with ADD and depression. A few years ago I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder that I've had since I was 6.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I used to associate shyness as a bad thing. There was never day month or year that people would point that out about me. I didn't have too many friends when I was little. I shyed...
    Candycane711 Candycane711 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Has anyone ever been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, but actually have Borderline Personality Disorder?
    StrangeDisaster StrangeDisaster 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a very gifted communicator. How ever I have social anxiety. Not as bad as I used to because I have worked on it. But most importantly I have social sham and social grace...
    louisthe17th louisthe17th 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I know I have death anxiety. The problem is I'm only 15, and dying in about 70+ years makes me cry. The thing about death that I'm afraid of is, just not being concious or...
    MyPotentialThoughts MyPotentialThoughts 13-15, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I have Temporomandibular joint disorder. It's horrible when we talk or eat. Your every parts of body is affected. i'm glad that i got my mouth piece at dentist today.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I have social anxiety but it gets better every now and then. I haven't had it as bad as I do now in a long time. I think last time I had it was some time in 6th-7th grade. I'm in...
    ICanDoMyOwnThing ICanDoMyOwnThing 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When I was young used to feel.....in fact, was close to normal up until about 7 years old.... That is when my ASPD first began to show up..... But, over the past few years, I...
    SAFFRONtheBLOODYqween SAFFRONtheBLOODYqween 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Hey guys, I'm new here, so I'm not exactly sure how this goes.. But I figured I'd give it a shot. Here's a little bit about me: My name is Sara, I'm 19 years old, I live with my...
    darling1925 darling1925 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Hi, i have been struggling with a lot of personality disorders for the last 18 years, which is practically my entire life. i suffer from anxiety, stress disorder, nervousness, and...
    millesmiller millesmiller 31-35 1 Response Apr 3

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    I find being social extremely tiring and a bit timid to bring the stress on myself. It's not that I don't act myself around friends, I do. It's just a constant battle with myself...
    Socalsunset Socalsunset 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    people around me don't understand how horrible this disorder is. Borderline personality disorder can be and is debilitating. I'm tired of being different. I'm tired of being...
    bloodRedd bloodRedd 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    As a child I grew up in a household with an alcoholic father, who was very much a dictator in the household, had anger problems, consistently cheated on my mom and would get into...
    CountryPrincess88 CountryPrincess88 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm starting to feel my anxiety rise and i'm so scared. I have no ways to cope. All my coping skills involve doing bad things, like drugs or cutting. I stopped doing those things...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 18-21, F Apr 12

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    Im currently looking for a job but its really hard. I have general and social anxiety and even the thought of strangers sends me into a panic. My mom doesnt get it and she think i...
    noseatbeltsong noseatbeltsong 18-21 1 Response Apr 15

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    This is my first time posting on EP, so bear with me. Also, keep in mind that doctors and therapists are not 100% of my BPD diagnosis-- I also have dissociation, ADHD, and panics...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I don't know who I am without my anxiety. It defines me, it covers me, it captures me.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I have DID but from emotional trauma I brought on myself with anxiety.
    JosieAlyvia JosieAlyvia 16-17, T 1 Response Apr 1

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    I am regressing. I had some people I thought were my friends do some mean things lately. Such as not letting me eat with them, laughing when I sit with them, and even sending a...
    shootdownthestars shootdownthestars 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Im facing my demons and finally accepted that I have a problem. It's taken me years to admit to myself that I'm not well. Ive been struggling a lot this year and i finally broke. I...
    iampinkpvc iampinkpvc 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I go on periods of starving myself and working out secretly(and hating my body,negative thoughts,anxiety around food etc) and periods of somewhat normality(able to eat SOME junk...
    khloesaffron khloesaffron 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    This nonesense of not wanting to eat and starve myself is getting old. The lost of complete appetite is ridiculous. I'm hiplogucemic I NEED to have my meals and my snacks and yet I...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not sure what to think right now. I've gained about five unwanted pounds this year. Nothing major, still thin. Just a little bit of excess fat that I recently gained. I wanted...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Let's create a resource thread. So many times I feel isolated and don't know where to turn for help. Maybe we can all band together and share our resources for getting treatment or...
    IamLisaSimpson IamLisaSimpson 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    When I developed Social Anxiety during middle school I became extremely isolated, socially and physically. I stopped going to school and stopped talking to people, even my family...
    KnightOfJustice KnightOfJustice 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    So till this day I still get really anxious over the simplest things. I always need someone by my side so I can feel okay and safe. Thinking about growing up and becoming an adult...
    charites0 charites0 16-17, F Apr 7

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    Sometimes I eat a lot and still hungry...sometimes I don't want to eat at all...and sometimes I feel hungry but I also feel like if I eat something I'll throw up for sure...sigh...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 5 days ago