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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, 2014

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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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    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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    Yes I have anxiety . It sucks when the monster has me on the leash. However , the amazing feeling of when I have the monster on the leash is amazing .
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    I just need anyone to talk to.. Had anxiety and depression for about 3 years now and im emotionaly and physically drained i need a friend
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    Living with anxiety sucks. But I'm trying to take every day head on! Just wish I had someone to help me along.
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    Right now I am struggling to keep it together. My son and I had our first, in 19 years, big argument. He is 19, going on 30, home on winter break and it's been a struggle. I...
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    I hate being left alone even for 5 minutes
    barrelracingbitch1967 barrelracingbitch1967 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I put way too much pressure on myself at work to be perfect even though I'm still learning how to do my job. Part of the GAD is feeling constantly like one mistake is the worst...
    AmoriaKane AmoriaKane 18-21, F Jan 15

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    I know that because when I was little, my mom always left for work. I was very anxious that she'll leave because I was thinking that she is not going to see me ever again. As I got...
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    For as long as I can remember I've had social anxiety disorder. As a child i was labeled as being "shy" and that I would grow out of it. Growing up I never had any friends until we...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I have social anxiety and it's getting to much for me to handle anymore. I hate going to school, my grades suck and I barely have any friends anymore because i always blow everyone...
    hans167 hans167 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 19

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    Yes, I have an eating disorder. And yes, I'm still fat. Fat people can have eating disorders too. which makes everything worse since no one will suspect you for having it. What I...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Jan 21

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    I am shacking while I'm writing this, shacking on the inside because the outside is placid-still. I have a living disorder, I also have an eating disorder. I eat my feelings out...
    petalbiths petalbiths 18-21, F Jan 1

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    I have a mental disorder. I don't like the word illness, it makes it sound like I can be cured but I can't be cured. I have DID, dissociative identity disorder. My name is Julia...
    MeAnd5Others MeAnd5Others 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Roxxie16 Roxxie16 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Sometimes I just run out of rooms and find a nice corner to have an anxiety or panic attack.
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    i hate that i have social anxiety and i cant face my fears
    itsstephybitxh itsstephybitxh 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think I have social anxiety because of I'm in a class where I have no friends I literally almost cry.... Once I did cry bc I had to talk in front of my class.
    KaylaBVB KaylaBVB 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I know I have social anxiety and my parents just don't understand. My mom asks me why I'd rather talk to people online and why all of my friends are pretty much online. It's hard...
    jalexiss jalexiss 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have social anxiety so I had to leave school at 16 years old. I'm now being home schooled, and have been for two weeks now and the thought of them coming over terrifies me...
    emilythegreat emilythegreat 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    ShadowWolf01 ShadowWolf01 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    It has been so incredibly horrible throughout my whole life, it started when I was very young with my dad and progressed to every inch of my life. I've just gotten used to it I don...
    Couldhelp Couldhelp 18-21, M Jan 11

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    Do you have a problem with argumentative people So I was having these perfect three days ,and I decided to tell my brother about my tendencies for "depression" and "anxiety".He...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    maybe not 100% "cured" but better than I ever thought I could be. Feels amazing not being so crippled with anxiety.
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    I developed depression and anxiety at age 11, anorexia at age 8, after hurting myself for so long, I finally came out and told my mother at age 14. Now I'm in therapy and on...
    ariabethany ariabethany 16-17, F 21 hrs ago

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    Anxiety absolutely sucks. Ive had anxiety for like 2 years now and it is the worst thing ever. It came to the point where I didn't leave my house for 3 months because I was...
    Destroya182 Destroya182 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    What is the outlook like for someone with this disorder, whether in treatment or not? If you have this, how long have you known? What steps have you taken to manage it, and how is...
    anniemagus anniemagus 31-35, F Jan 12

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    I have been struggling with an eating disorder (Ana Mia) for almost 15 years. I have had outpatient therapy on and off for the last several years. My boyfriend knows, I was very...
    meanoldstepmom meanoldstepmom 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Worst Fears What is your worst fear? What is driving your anxiety? For me, my fears include: No one will like me. People will avoid me. They won't want to talk to me or be...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 2

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