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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Are you perfectionist and do you think it's common among the people with social anxiety?
    SensitiveBarbarian SensitiveBarbarian 26-30, M 9 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I don't think of it as a disorder. I've been skipping meals and I'm tryigbto go for my go of one day without eating then the next day I'll eat but I'm just trying to get healthier...
    XDeadxNxAliveX XDeadxNxAliveX 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    Hello Everyone and thank you for being here, Here's what I've noticed about SPD: my senses, especially hearing, is oversensitive. My ability to stay on top of the flow of...
    ArtistJoel ArtistJoel 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    omg sometimes I get so fukin tired of my choices in life. but no matter how hard I try I can never seem to not make the same choices. it's just the personality disorder at work...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    This anxiety is bad on me and bad on my husband . He doesnt treat me like he used to, If i had a better man who knows anxiety and be willing to take me in Id be willing Am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I just feel like giving up. Waking up everday carrying this pain of social anxiety is ruining my life. I have days where im positive and optimistic, then I have days like...
    painfullyconfident painfullyconfident 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I find a lot of people on EP have misunderstandings about what borderline personality disorder is (like mixing up different disorders). So for anyone coming on this page for...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    This is horrible, but it's nice to know I'm not the only one with all three of these. I also have an anxiety-based eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, mild OCD, and PTSD...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    It All Makes Sense Now. A chance encounter and some independent research resulted in my realization that for the last 5 years my behavior, experiences, and relationships would...
    Missluhvlee Missluhvlee 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi there. My name is Bulim-- wait nope. My name is Larkin and I was diagnosed with Bulimia halfway through my sophomore year of high school. I bet you're wondering about the second...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    If you have this disorder can you please message me? I have some questions and I am wondering if I , myself might be.! thanks
    LunaDove LunaDove 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm taking control of my disorder. I'll ride through the emotions it brings me, feel them fully, and let them go as they pass rather than clinging for dear life and desperately...
    nicaea nicaea 22-25, F a week ago

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    I hate when you hear someone say "Hi, how are you?" And you respond and it's awkward as is then you turn and see someone else standing there too and you don't know which of you the...
    ACWK226 ACWK226 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Yes, I'm still struggling with this disordered eating things but here is something I don't understand. As I try to pull myself up from this I check what "normal" people eat a day...
    Dreamingoflife01 Dreamingoflife01 18-21 1 Response Feb 2

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    I never know how I'm going to feel. when I feel my depression lifting some days I feel like things are genuinely going to get better but I always end up back here. Nobody...
    melissasweetheart melissasweetheart 18-21, F Feb 1

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    I accepted that there's going to be up and downs. The downs doesn't make me a failure, however, it is an opportunity to explore what is inflicting me and sharpen my skills. I'm...
    allinlove allinlove 26-30, F Feb 1

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    I think I have obsessive compulsive disorder as I m in continuous fear for the people I care about!! 24x7 and my overprotective nature irritates them!! I don't know how to change...
    alexmaine alexmaine 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I can't stand when people use this as an excuse to avoid life by choice. Too many people claim social anxiety when, really, they're just lazy and don't want to have to do things...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I did not realize my childhood was ****** up until.. I experienced loads of therapy. As an 8 year old child, I thought I liked cleaning, if you can believe it. "What 8 year old...
    katysailinghome katysailinghome 22-25, F Jan 30

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    Yep. I am one of those types of girls who is always insecure about her body. No matter how much weight I lose, I still think I am fat. Even though I still fit in my clothes from...
    Ashbarg Ashbarg 16-17, F Jan 29

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    I feel like this describes me. Ive been diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. None of the medications ever made things better? And I've tried numerous kinds. I don't know.
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial 26-30, M Jan 27

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    It took several years and soooo many meds to finally get diagnosed with BPD. I only got the dx because I went to an outpatient program and there were 2 doctors looking at my...
    justme081 justme081 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I am being treated for depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Although I am certain that I have BPD (self observation, I haven't seen a professional as of yet) My mood is...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I started a diet some months ago. I was doing workouts 1,5 hours every day but I hurter my legs so bad so I finished it. I lost some weight but I don't look too thin, I would say...
    Dreamingoflife01 Dreamingoflife01 18-21 Jan 23

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    why does most of EP users keep telling me that I have an eating disorder ? whenever I post something about loosing weight or about starving and these stuff , I get people who say...
    a1aa1a a1aa1a 13-15 Jan 23

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    I get a lot of anxiety but it only seems to effect me when in eating in public
    lesley2456 lesley2456 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    How do I beat social anxiety? My social anxiety gets in the way of how I communicate with people around me. When someone talks to me I just smile, nod my head or shake my head. I...
    pb98 pb98 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    How do I deal with my social anxiety?
    HannahMartinez653 HannahMartinez653 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    i don't believe i have this condition. But then on rare occasions there are conversations i don't remember having and things i don't remember doing and time i've had trouble...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I started a diet some months ago. I was doing workouts 1,5 hours every day but I hurter my legs so bad so I finished it. I lost some weight but I don't look too thin, I would say...
    Dreamingoflife01 Dreamingoflife01 18-21 1 Response Jan 20

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    I feel like I'm going out of control. I think I have anxiety, and it's disturbing my school work.
    KT3535 KT3535 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    A message of hope for you guys :) if anything, just to change the course of these posts heh. Alright so first off, I don't think any of you had it much worse than me. Like I was...
    Dan412 Dan412 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I haven't eaten even a quarter of recommended calorie intake for the last week ugh
    estarella estarella 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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