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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I HATE HATE HATE this. It gets so bad at night regardless of how my day went.. Bad or good my anxiety at night is overwhelming and I can't deal anymore. I can't sleep!
    anxietygirl101 anxietygirl101 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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    I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Only feel comfortable around people I know well. Brand new settings and new people don't go well with me.
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    I have social anxiety since I was a teenager and I came to know that I have that disorder only at the age of 26. So, that disorder made me pretty much friendless and now I want to...
    cdef12 cdef12 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    I think I might have borderline personality disorder. I am bulimic and am also diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. I am taking medication to help...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, T 21 hrs ago

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    I think I may have borderline personality disorder. It's a little hard to deal with. I know something is wrong with me and I don't want to live my life thinking that and not doing...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, T 21 hrs ago

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    So yeah, I have social anxiety. It began way back a year and a half ago, where I started to realise that if I was on my own around a large group of people, I would begin to start...
    GamerGrimace21 GamerGrimace21 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    I was diagnosed not too long ago, and the therapist said he didn't feel qualified to see me. Not that it really matters, since I was laid off and lost my insurance. I haven't told...
    Saithe Saithe 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I Have an eating disorder, so I'm Bulimic and it was going on for almost a year and I got kinda slim but I still have some fat on me. My parents judge me almost everyday for it...
    Babyblue95 Babyblue95 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14

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    I have EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified). I was a previously recovered anorexic and found myself falling into a bad eating pattern of EDNOS. How my eating disorder...
    OnyxHeart OnyxHeart 18-21, F Nov 13

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    i have a mental disorder and i found out when it was too late. i dont know if i am just an idiot ir have a mental disorder.
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So i thought i would post on here because i don't have anyone to talk to. So basically i'm 16, i have a lot of problems.. I am deeply depressed, i have bad anxiety/social anxiety...
    FellInReverse FellInReverse 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    I have borderline Personality Disorder. I have known for a long time that I had something wrong but did not find out until a couple months ago. I am really just looking for...
    kamykamz kamykamz 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    I have an eating disorder. I am perfectly fine with it too. I think you should do whatever you need to do in order to become thin. I am pro Ana and I respect those who are not, but...
    Kristenbeane Kristenbeane 18-21 1 Response Nov 13

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    Hi beautiful people! I'm new here but so far I'm loving it. Well, I don't know if I have this or not. But reading about APD I feel like they were describing me. Being honest, I...
    almasolitaria312 almasolitaria312 26-30, F Nov 13

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    I have an eating disorder and I'm obsessed with my body and image altogether
    sheashea333 sheashea333 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    I think I have an eatig disorder now. I was and still am obese. I hated myself and wanted to be skinny at all costs. I began trying to lose weight in Feb, but it was slow (I was...
    goldwin64 goldwin64 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 16

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    Did my research and the doctor labeled me. I have an eating disorder called binge eating. where you just eat and eat with emotional attachment. like you just eat if your depressed...
    sassy19love sassy19love 13-15 1 Response Nov 17

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    It took me years of searching, but I finally found it. The answer to pretty much everything wrong with me. Why I do what I do. It's beautiful. In an awful, you have a personality...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I mostly stick to myself because going out and trying to be social, well, always ends badly. I have social anxiety. I hate it but live with it. I freak out when I meet people. I...
    southerngirl15 southerngirl15 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I have social anxiety! And it has increased over the years. I have always been uncomfortable in gatherings but did not know until last week that this is what it was. I could not...
    LaraLuulu LaraLuulu 26-30, F 10 Responses Nov 10

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    I was diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder when I was 13. I recently went off to college where my anxiety spiraled out of control. I no longer can go to any new places without...
    oliveyou123 oliveyou123 18-21, F Nov 1

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    I finally beat it and feel SO FREE! I'd tried everything: counselling, prescription meds, behaviour therapy, visualization. Read all the books and did all the activities. Nothing...
    crochet4fun crochet4fun 31-35, F Nov 15

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    I'm having an anxiety attack right now because I have to clean the kitchen. Imagine your kitchen and then imagine the dirtiest its ever been times ten but added to dead insects...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Please someone tell me whether or not these are signs that I have BPD. - I'm 18 years old and will be 19 in December. -I'm a lefthander. - I'm the eldest child. -I have a very...
    DestinationUnknown1995 DestinationUnknown1995 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I feel like an emotional wreck everyday. I feel irritated and impulsive. I'm taking 1mg risperidone and 40mg lexapro. I'm supposed to be taking 300mg of lithium carbonate 3 times a...
    highorlow highorlow 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I've tried my hardest to stop, to stay clean even for some days; but I can't...Everything hit me at once, my cutting and eating disorders are peaking up again, worst than ever. I...
    RozzebellConta RozzebellConta 18-21, F Nov 14

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    I know that I need to do something because my symptoms keep getting worse and worse, but I don't want a therapist. Even if I did want one, I can find very few near me that...
    jwest230 jwest230 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    I don't think I fall under the clinical disorder, but I find it very difficult to reintegrate back in to socializing after I've been isolated for a while. This happens a lot when I...
    starasong starasong 22-25, F Nov 17

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    I have never been diagnosed, but I'm sure I have this along with depression and anxiety. I came across this blog and decided to post to see if anyone can relate. Okay, so. Most of...
    flusteredbunny flusteredbunny 22-25, F Nov 17

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    I was diagnosed with ADD when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. Grew up knowing my life was not going to be easy. I took my meds everyday that soon made it that I couldn't sleep. causing...
    kaylavene2016 kaylavene2016 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I can't handle the anxiety that relationships cause me. Just thinking about being in a relationship causes my anxiety to sky rocket. I feel awkward and alone. I'm trying to have a...
    EtherealChesire EtherealChesire 16-17 Oct 28

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    And driving anxiety. Not to mention when the lights Go out. I'm all alone. I have anxiety of being alone. I have anxiety.
    Sierrasmith Sierrasmith 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    You know that moment when an answer to a question you weren't even thinking about suddenly hits you, and you wonder how you could have overlooked it before when it was so obvious...
    EdgeOfSanity EdgeOfSanity 22-25, M Nov 12

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    I've always wondered how many of us are affected by our personality disorders, not only in the 'real' world, but in the cyber world as well? Personally, I still find it difficult...
    mlynnikens mlynnikens 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Hi I have BPD, PTSD and bipolar disorder. I was wondering if someone on here that is also suffering that may could help me. I'm miserable. I am on an antianxiety and antipsychotic...
    WolfOfDreams WolfOfDreams 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    Hello! My name is T. For about 4 months now I've suffered from an eating disorder. But I wouldn't call it "suffered" actually, because I'm enjoying it. I like feeling in control of...
    SkinnyIsPerfect SkinnyIsPerfect 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 9

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    Finally Diagnosed At 40 I've always known, but no one else would listen. I started cutting myself when I was 14. Stratigically placed cuts so no one would ask questions and I'd...
    JesseLeeJames JesseLeeJames 46-50, M Nov 10

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    It's undiagnosed but I'm pretty sure I have a disorder. Sometimes I eat just to make me feel better about myself. For instance, I was having a ruff morning the other day. I woke up...
    Soccerman5 Soccerman5 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I was recently given a provisional diagnosis of Schizotypal Personality Disorder. It seems strange because I always felt there was something wrong. I have always had these stray...
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M 4 days ago

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