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I Have Generlized Anxiety Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    i have the severe fear everyday of my lover leaving me. its stressful for us both because i constantly worry til feeling ill and i ask her for comfirmation all the time. so its not...
    dragonshine dragonshine 22-25, T Feb 6

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    It just feels awful and I wish I could take this feeling out of me. I hate the cycle, I hate the tenseness, I hate the nerves... but most of all, I hate having to pretend like...
    loresmom loresmom 41-45, F Feb 18

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    Now I'm not exactly sure if this is anxiety or not, so I was hoping someone in this group can help me. I had a lot happen to me in my short 17 years. My father died when I was 2...
    g0backtoreality g0backtoreality 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I know most of the experiences posted on here are about lovers, but mine is about my son. For all your moms out there, this is probably something you've experienced or...
    VVmommy VVmommy 26-30, F Feb 23

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    I may have this but I will not be beaten I struggle I fight I gasp for air damn anxiety steals my oxygen but this is my body I am not gonna be ruled or frightened by you today I am...
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    I cannot stand being away from him. Normally, I'd be nervous about being too clingy, and stress out over that, but he's the same way. We can't take being apart for long periods of...
    YesThisIsJenna YesThisIsJenna 16-17, F Feb 23

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    The more I find out about it the more I educate my mind that it's ok to be different
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Today, was the day my worst nightmare came true. My professor asked us last class to form groups for the project at the end of the year. Today, we were suppose to tell him who our...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 21

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    I have had anxiety/panic disorder for about 18 yrs.The last year ,i have been good,but for about a week now,it's been really bad.My hands shake i get dizzy,my stomach is sick.I...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't know if I fit in with this. Ever sense I was little I did little impulse, I guess you can call them things. When I was younger and still now one thing I do is I make these...
    OrdinarilyDifferent OrdinarilyDifferent 13-15, F Feb 24

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    I just don't know if this makes sense to anyone else. Support appreciated. Thanks. I have an eating disorder. I have had an eating disorder off and on since I was 14 or so, maybe...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Could someone please help me. I'm in need of help.. I feel that I may have borderline personality disorder / bipolar disorder but talking with someone that suffers with one of...
    dte21 dte21 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    It's hard to admit that I have an eating disorder. I never asked for this, and I'm sure no one ever asks for this. Overcoming my problem should be as easy as eating, but it's not...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have social anxiety. It is worst when I'm driving. I don't even like drivers behind me - it freaks me out. I'm not a bad driver when I'm calm but in traffic or when there are a...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have a eating disorder but I'm getting better, and eating from once or twice a day, to about 3 times a day but I'm still skinny
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    I have disinhibited attachment disorder. I feel alone, and in the past few weeks a lot of things have happened... But I've become aware of some of the patterns. Like, as soon as...
    Definitelysome1 Definitelysome1 16-17, F Feb 24

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    Who feel like everytime people finally notice that you have an eating disorder, they try to compliment you and tell you that.you lost reeeeally much just in fact to TRY to STOP YOU...
    TheBlueBee TheBlueBee 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I think I wouldn't have social anxiety if I wasn't laughed at for the way I pronounce my words,told that I was ugly and retarded everyday ,made fun of for the way I walk . People...
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I have social Anxiety, Whenever I stand in a group I feel I have very low esteem and every other person is better than me .I avoid long conversation and If In Have to speak in a...
    lifenoteasy lifenoteasy 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 21

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    Since this is my first post I Im just going to say something about me.I suck at forms of human interaction in general. I spend my life hiding and immersed in books, writing, and...
    FallOutGirl123 FallOutGirl123 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 22

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    I have never had a real job before and now I do and I love everything about it except how my office expects me to attend their parties and social events. I have social anxiety...
    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Never would I have believed, not in a million years, that there was some mental disorder out there that could completely destroy someone, inside and out. Now, it's getting harder...
    joshknows66 joshknows66 13-15, M Feb 9

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    Especially if your my friend and have your friends come over for like a party or something
    spaz840 spaz840 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I've been trying really hard lately to discover what exactly causes me anxiety. I've discovered that being in uncomfortable situations such as: place I'm not familiar with, new...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F Feb 25

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    Why can't there just be something to calm anxiety symptoms RAGE REALLY FED UP BEING THIS WAY FOR NO REASON
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Today I'm having my first soccer game. I am afraid that I will do terrible because of my extreme anxiety...
    HannahB15 HannahB15 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I feel like I'm on a roller coaster, I'm constantly going up and down. I feel confident and raring to go one minute and I'm feeling despair, desperate and empty the next. I hate...
    dte21 dte21 18-21, F Feb 19

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    I'm diagnosed schizotypal personality disorder, ptsd, and panic disorder, I'm mentally and physically exhausted.. Does anyone else get a humming in their head? It always is just...
    MissE78 MissE78 36-40, F Feb 16

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    i have a binge eating disorder. this is an eating disorder and i feel completely out of control of it. after going through a healthy weight loss i am back to binge eating and i...
    jermdbt80612 jermdbt80612 18-21, F Feb 25

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    I fear that my boss is catching on to my eating disorder... He commented on it... In a way... Not towards me about having an eating disorder, but he notices that I don't eat much...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate writing on the Internet in too much detail about myself (my problems) out of fear someone I know will know that it's me and know my struggles. This is my first post so it's...
    AnxietyIsLife AnxietyIsLife 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 12

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    I was diagnosed with mild aspergers 2 years ago with anxiety and depression caused by it besides being clumsy it makes it really hard to talk with people and causes me really...
    remingtonrocks71 remingtonrocks71 31-35 Feb 16

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    Today was a good day for hugs. I hurt my hip yesterday doing some landscaping in my yard so today I decided to take it easy. Didn't go for my 4 mi walk just stayed in bed. Out of...
    lostinspace3 lostinspace3 51-55, F Feb 19

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    It seems like it's other people with anxiety problems that like to poke at my anxiety,,
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F Feb 20

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    I hope one day soon my anxiety gives me a heart attack and I die. I'm miserable and I don't fit in with the rest of society. I should have the right to choose to be euthanized. My...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 24