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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

    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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    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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    I really dog feel ok right now. I'm tired and feel drained emotionally and physically. I just want to cry my eyes out for a reason I'm not sure of. I really want to die. Or maybe I...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Dec 7

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    To many of us live in the past or the future I think that's the biggest problem for ppl like us
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I fear I have social anxiety disorder it would explain a lot about my behaviour..I keep myself distanced from friends and they moan at me for not being friends to them and I don't...
    Mustangkid2020 Mustangkid2020 26-30, M Dec 15

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    And it was terrible. It developed over a period of years, years that I remember only perfectionism, anxiety, and self consciousness. I wanted to change myself. At age 10, I went...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3

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    Nov. 20, 2014 5:30pm I don't know what is wrong with me. I felt so happy when I got home. I felt so much love for mj and I was just on cloud nine. But I guess my flight reached...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    I was hospitalized for 9 days because I was having suicidal thoughts and I battle OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, possible PTSD, and major depressive disorder. I am still...
    ashkrause ashkrause 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    Nov. 20, 2014 5:30pm I don't know what is wrong with me. I felt so happy when I got home. I felt so much love for mj and I was just on cloud nine. But I guess my flight reached...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Dec 12

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    I've never talked to anyone else with my anxiety disorder (Trichotillomania) . So I'm sending this out into the void in hope that someone else out there may want someone to relate...
    Phalona Phalona 18-21, F Dec 16

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    once I was at this birthday party thing with my family and we shared a table. plus I have an anxiety of tight places. I get unhappy and I can't control what's going on, I just...
    VictoriaHall VictoriaHall 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    stress triggers anxiety and anxiety triggers depression. drink water u will have less anxiety stop drinking caffeinated drinks, caffeinated drink will raise your anxiety and do...
    erica1985 erica1985 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    When I was younger I never ate. Not because I was scared to gain, but because when I was hungry I never felt like actually eating. The thought of it even made me nauseous at times...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Dec 6

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    It's not a "cool" new thing it's a genuine problem. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy and if sickens me that people treat disorders as a trend or as though I made a choice and...
    Nethaly Nethaly 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have social anxiety and I'm going to live on my own for the 1st time.I lived with my mom my whole life and now she's moving with her boyfriend and is telling me that I'm going to...
    isaiahZ isaiahZ 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    There are reasons why I have social anxiety, and I know that for part of it, it's all just in my head and me worrying... But there are times when you're disproven by people and...
    Redbeard74 Redbeard74 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    i have had anxiety attacks since i was sixteen.
    brandye brandye 22-25, F Dec 20

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    I remember in high school I ate my lunch in the bathroom because walking in a full cafeteria terrified me, I skipped class in the library or went home early because of my anxiety...
    SubcultureSellout SubcultureSellout 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I just want to say that social anxiety is NOT "omg I like totally hate people I just want to sleep and eat and watch Netflix all the time!!!" Social anxiety is wanting so...
    originalitydied originalitydied 13-15, F 12 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    It was finally pinpointed by my therapist in the 7th grade, that had social anxiety. It didn't really matter that much until freshman year when I started making new friends, and...
    Fallenangels444 Fallenangels444 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My life has been a recurring circle of high point after downfall after high point after downfall. All coming back to (at least so I think) my anxiety. Things start getting great...
    SweetSerendipity14 SweetSerendipity14 22-25, F Dec 15

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    This may sound pathetic but I like the "time change" where it gets dark around 4:50pm. I feel more better because people can't see me. I do it subcontiously it's really weird...
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    It's getting worse to the point where I am avoiding leaving the house because it is difficult to function normally around people. Soon as I am out in public I am on edge, even when...
    SubcultureSellout SubcultureSellout 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I have been suffering this disorder for about three and half years now. I'm on some good treatment now, hope it continues but I still can't do much without becoming ill. So that is...
    Shabbychic2 Shabbychic2 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    but i am doing a LOT better now ,, in fact , i think i am doing too well XD !!! teehee :P for those who have GAD ,, believe me drugs aren't the solution ,, you NEED the...
    TiTiChocolate TiTiChocolate 18-21 1 Response Dec 12

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    I'm a dramatic person. I used to think its because I'm an artist but then I got diagnosed. It made everything so clear, all the pieces fell into place. When I love someone or...
    DustInTheWind92 DustInTheWind92 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 16

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    Idk what types of sleep disorders are there in the world, but sometimes, I really feel/do weird things in my sleep that I think I might have some kind of sleep disorder. Apart...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 18

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    I HAD social anxiety. I'm somewhat antisocial (Not in the literal sense. I meant in the very very introverted sense) and I can be somewhat socially awkward. But I no longer feel...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16

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    Last night I went to dinner with some very good friends who I hadn't seen in a while. Just sitting there waiting to order, my body temperature shot through the roof as I started...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 19

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    If you had have asked me a year ago what depression was, I would have given you that same old answer about how it just seems to be a thrown around term for people who "get a bit...
    Georgiana72 Georgiana72 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    It happened again today. Some family came over for lunch and for no reason at all I felt the anxiety kick in.. Body temperature through the roof like Johnny flame. I had to...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've been reflecting on a lot of things today. My anxiety level felt like it was through the roof. It probably didn't help that I was pretty hungover. If I could describe what...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I never had a problem with social anxiety until recently. I guess I've always tended to shy away from social situations if I could but it wasn't what I'd call "anxiety". But a few...
    miteinen miteinen 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate people. its better to be alone. chat online. people expect to much from you. I like it this way. I'm grateful for my social anxiety. people should stop messaging me saying...
    tobethin666 tobethin666 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 3

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    So today there was his guy at work and he was so loud and distracting and upsetting that he ended up setting off my anxiety and I messed up really badly. I didn't mean to mess up...
    luna1912 luna1912 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    It's so bad that I never take my sunglasses off cuz I can't look in peoples eyes when they are talking to me creeps me out and It hids my face I hid behind them I get strange look...
    vicky170 vicky170 16-17, F Dec 3

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    My anxiety fuels itself. I feel as if I constantly have sweaty palms and the thought of shaking someone's hand makes me more anxious. How do I cut off the fuel for this anxiety...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I hate my anxiety. It's so bad. I'm always shaking. I have to many panic attacks. I hate It. I always hyperventilate. I can't stand having anxiety.
    ButterflyAnnabel ButterflyAnnabel 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had sex with my ex again and right after, he was texting HER, setting up plans for later. I feel so stupid and used. I just sat there and acted extremely cold like always until I...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 1 Response Dec 1

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    So today, after I don't know how many years in my life that I have been struggling with inattentiveness, I finally got the answers to all my questions.. I do have the disorder I...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F Dec 4

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    I'm diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder
    captaindani captaindani 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Yo. I think I have BPD. All the things people talk about experiencing and the symptoms of borderline are things I experience. Eating disorder, self harm, self-hatred, etc. Any...
    Emilyyyyy Emilyyyyy 18-21 Dec 6

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