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I Have Generlized Anxiety Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    living with my dad has worsened my anxiety by maybe 4 times as much. I can't do this. I really can't. I don't know what it is.
    aftersomeday aftersomeday 13-15, F Apr 6

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    When I feel over whelmed my anxiety takes over. I get scared... Shake and sometimes don't eat. Wishing things didn't make me feelings like a ticking time bomb but it is.
    Sam151 Sam151 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Im so over having GAD it sh1ts me to tears. I want to be normal I have a casual job but Im really finding it hard to cope. I know what Im doing at my job but sometimes I have...
    scardycat1968 scardycat1968 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Let see this year makes it... 5 years now. It's been the most difficult path I could ever imagine. At first it was all a fear of me throwing up in public but now it's so much more...
    rayelizabeth rayelizabeth 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I don't know, honestly. Everyone thinks I have an eating disorder. I'm not sure. Honestly....I don't really know what anorexia is...*sigh*. I just know that medically.....I'm...
    Josephineong Josephineong 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I have an eating disorder, but know one in my family takes me seriously. I know I have Binge Eating Disorder and I have had it for a long time now. I can't stop putting food in my...
    Marisa67002 Marisa67002 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I have had this disorder sense middle school (and I am now 22). Many people could never diagnoss my condition because I could never completely describe it nor did I trust others...
    LiliumxoTears LiliumxoTears 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Social anxiety is from low self esteem and self shame. Tell me, have you ever seen someone who thought highly of themselves have social anxiety? I don't think so, I never have. Or...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Recently been told I may have Borderline Personality Disorder. It's not a confirmed diagnosis yet, but I'm pretty sure I have it, definitely makes more sense to me than the...
    atremain atremain 18-21, F Apr 3

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    For me, I am deathly afraid of awkward situations. Like, if I were sitting in my car waiting to go to work and I see my coworker getting out of their car, I tend to look or face...
    irishp irishp 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I have social anxiety. From my experience social anxiety is shame related and this is what I learned so far: For example if your fat and your telling yourself every day that "I'm...
    ReliK ReliK 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    To those that have social anxiety, I want to remind you that you are not your anxiety. Do not let it define you. I know behind those irrational fears and involuntary impulses is a...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I have an eating disorder that I struggling with. It started in highschool my junior year and I was cheerleading. Something triggered it again about a year ago and I am traveling...
    Anarai Anarai 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    i have borderline personality disorder maybe i have to join another group lee anne
    maddisongrace maddisongrace 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Hmm well hello, my name is Melissa and I have Dissociative Identity Disorder, uhm and I'm not the main Alter of this body, and well because of that I dont have much time of my own...
    fairyMelissa fairyMelissa 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My public speaking is 0% I have social anxiety and am self conscious
    Maddya Maddya 18-21, F Apr 5

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    My public speaking is 0% I have social anxiety and am self conscious
    Maddya Maddya 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I'm in nursing school, i've been required to go to these meetup groups once a week for the past 4 months. I never thought of this as a place for friendships to be made..but i...
    7Saren 7Saren 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Today my anxiety is very bad and I'm only sitting in my own house how dumb is that I'm sweating buckets just watching TV and On my laptop :(
    pardz pardz 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    Okay not extreme social anxiety... but I am honestly afraid to ask anyone to hangout with me. I get so nervous to ask people to do stuff. And it's starting to really bother me.
    Girlinthefloweredskirt Girlinthefloweredskirt 16-17, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    ***Before you read this: I am NOT looking for sympathy and/or pity; I'm trying to explain a little what living with this disorder is like. Please don't feed the narcissist's supply...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Okay.. well, Im a 16 year old girl, been in and out of the hospital for depression, selfharm, anxiety. That was all two years ago. I've lived with a dad that has pretended that i...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Hi there. I'm 18 and I was told by my therapist that I have BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder). I have had a terrible self image for as long as I can remember. I don't remember a time...
    agolden agolden 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    My anxiety is going haywire with all the stress from exams and negative experiences with other people, and I can't tell if my dietary habits are getting better or worse. I averaged...
    Skadiv Skadiv 18-21 1 Response Apr 9

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    I left work today :( A little background. I was diagnosed BPD (among others) 5 years ago and have been on disability since then. Disability has that wonderful program where for...
    whoamifooling whoamifooling 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Balancing in an unbalanced world. Walking on a tightrope with the wind blowing. Falling apart while simultaneously trying to catch the pieces. That's how I've been feeling the...
    greeneyes91 greeneyes91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I was diagnosed when I was starting 8th grade. After the doctor told me what it was everything made sense, there was I reason I ate differently or had to have a extremely heavy...
    a0r00 a0r00 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with Schiztotypal Disorder in 2011 and ever since then things have begun to be understandable yet difficult. It explained why I feel detached and disconnected from...
    m4ch1n3121 m4ch1n3121 22-25, M Mar 21

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    Social anxiety basically anxiety induced people. People cause anxiety. Even my family causes me anxiety people I've known for years and years I don't understand it just live with...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F Mar 29

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    I am sick of this social anxiety and social phobia. I am a shell of what I once was. I have always suffered from anxiety and depression but seemed to manage with the help of...
    GroundedButterfly81 GroundedButterfly81 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My problem with getting this diagnosis was that I used to not like the fact that everyone gets labels. I mean, I still feel like certain terms get thrown around way too casually...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Having social anxiety is pretty much one of the worst feelings ever. It's horrible when you have to do presentations or talk to strangers. Mine is a bit extreme. I have issues...
    lovelyalchemy lovelyalchemy 16-17 Mar 25

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    I can't go to college, I can't work, I can't do anything anymore, I'm to anxiety to go outside. I spend all my days almost 2 years in front of books and on computer. I finished...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I am at a lost for words at the moment. For now I will Just say thank you for this place and the opportunity to speak freely without fear of extreme judgement. It is easier to...
    DuckyGirlHawaii DuckyGirlHawaii 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 26

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    I am at war... with myself. Actually, it's more like tug-of-war. My Life is in a long game of tug-of-war with My Body (either way, I consider myself a soldier, but you can think...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have recently been diagnosed with social anxiety, and I tried to talk to my friends about it, but they think I'm "over reacting" or "faking it" and I'm scared to even talk to...
    daniemcw daniemcw 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I don't have many friends due to my small anxiety problem. The only friends I have are those who I have made 5 years ago. I really would like to talk more but I just can't...
    LoneWolf2001 LoneWolf2001 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I just turned 34, and I am seeking treatment for social anxiety, in earnest, for the first time in my life. It was pretty severe and is still at least moderate. I've made some...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Ever since I was 14 I've had night terrors and gripping anxiety attacks that leave me breathless and immobile. 6 years later, after countless therapy sessions and medications...
    ToWhomItMay ToWhomItMay 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    After years I finally found out why I don't feel comfortable touching people and getting touched by them. For a long time I thought that it might be a mild form of haphephobia but...
    maethi maethi 22-25, M Mar 20

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    Dear eating disorder, please go away. I thought you were my friend, i thought you were helping me, looking out for me. At the start you reassured me that everything would be ok...
    pinkisperfect pinkisperfect 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    So yesterday was eating fast food. From getting Arby's, to froyo and then a very greasy pizza. Well when I woke up this morning I thought I gained a lot. Like it feels like my face...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Well my dad used to tell me off for eating. I always had a revved up metabolism which continued well into my teens. I could rival any teenage boy. But I was active- I never...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    The only people I could ever befriend in high school up were other people with social anxiety or guys that wanted to use me. I can't make friends. People feel awkward around me. I...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    As long as I can remember... Social anxiety is a pain in the butt i always feel like I'm being watched when I'm outside also feel like everyone is staring at me not fun...
    babyface12345 babyface12345 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I find my biggest confliction with my eating disorder is my weed habit. I smoke pot for my insomnia/depression and I love it. I was on a whole bunch of meds that made me feel...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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