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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I first experienced General Anxiety Disorder about 6 month ago.. It was a normal day like any other days I was a bit stressed at work and sleep deprived I jumped in my car on the...
    alikansso1990 alikansso1990 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I have severe generalized anxiety disorder along with PTSD. I stopped taking my meds a little over a month ago.
    patches1999 patches1999 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 3

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    I was diagnosed with GAD 11 years ago, at 13 years old. I didn't even know what that meant. From a young age I've always taken responsibility for my younger brother and sister...
    Myeiaddiction Myeiaddiction 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    My GAD went untreated for most of my life so far. Please don't let your GAD go untreated, because in me, it led to severe depression where I was hallucinating and could only think...
    lizoutofwater lizoutofwater 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I have really bad anxiety attacks. I almost died a few nights ago because of a dizzy spell that triggered my anxiety attack, and they did not blend well. I've been really freaking...
    myusername22 myusername22 13-15, F Aug 16

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    Undiagnosed but I have all the symptoms and my mum also suffered for many years. It's such a horrible feeling, I get paranoid about so many different things and my mind doesn't...
    makethatchange makethatchange 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    My doctor wouldn't take me off Lexapro so i just stopped taking my meds.
    patches1999 patches1999 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    For the last few years life has been very challenging. There are all these feelings and fears that I can´t control, they overwhelm and choke me. Fear controls my life. I do...
    leilymae leilymae 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I've gained so much weight too fast to be just eating. Even with medication and therapy,I'm always in a stressed state. My only relief is sleeping all day on the weekends. No one...
    MiztressL MiztressL 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I get really angry at people who think it's a fashion statement to state they have a mental disorder i.e social anxiety, depression, self harm and suicidal tendencies (all of which...
    emilythespacecat emilythespacecat 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    So basically i have an eating disorder and i think my teacher was figuring out that i had one and i need to know if you guys think that he started to figure it out or not. At lunch...
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My personal relationships are toxic and my emotions and reactions are out of control. I've known for a long time something is not quite right inside of me and I can't control alot...
    megjane18 megjane18 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yes I do have social anxiety because if I am in social sitting... I tend to tension up and coughing. Those are one of the signs of social anxiety for me. So that is why I don't...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    I always knew there was something wrong with me mentally, I have recently been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Due to be starting counselling in the near future. I do have...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I used to have Social Anxiety ( I was diagnosed with it) but grew out of it! How? Well 1st off, I know that it was instilled in me during my upbringing to care about what...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Okay , I've been at my current job for about 2 months (I work at Starbucks ). I still have social anxiety. I don't really conversate with my co workers as much....I'm the youngest...
    girlygirl1995 girlygirl1995 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really don't want to know what my mind is repressing, hiding from me. It's hidden for a reason. I don't want to feel anymore pain. Is anyone else here feel like this? I don't...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Aug 5

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    I have social anxiety and it's bad. I really need some help on how to overcome it. So far I've gotten better, I'm not like how I use to be as a child. I just need more advice. Help...
    Latiaaaa Latiaaaa 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    I have social anxiety really bad, and I hate it. It's ruined so many experiences for me and talking to adults, or even people younger than me, just makes me sick to my stomach. I...
    jxssicaa jxssicaa 18-21, F 13 Responses Aug 12

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    ((also posted in I have multiple personality disorder)) I was talking to my friend about systems being formed, the "rules" when it comes to MPD/DID and she said "yes every system...
    FullHotel FullHotel 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I have Borderline Personalitч Disorder, these past few weeks have been at its worst. I have attempted suicide twice & failed, and currentlч still self harm, I live with mч bo...
    BeBeautiful95 BeBeautiful95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Yup, I have Multiple Personality Disorder, and it's really hard sometimes. I try to hide it from people I don't know and even some of my closest friends. I'm afraid they'd think I...
    SilverXJzargo SilverXJzargo 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have a sleeping disorder called sexomnia. Just want to know are there many people on here who have the same issue?
    Casualsexguy Casualsexguy 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I certainly have social anxiety but not to the point that I cannot function socially at all. But each time that I go into a social situation, I do need to mentally prepare myself...
    NYX78 NYX78 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    I hate living like this, I hate looking in the mirror. I was overweight as a child,when I was 13 I was 6 foot 2 and 280 pounds then when I lost my weight I was 145 pounds frail and...
    Creativehue10 Creativehue10 26-30, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I lose time. Two years of my life are gone. I barely remember it. My parents say I was acting crazy disappearing for days. I vaguely remember any of it and I wasn't on illegal...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    So this is going to be a TMI post. So if you care read on but be warned I'm about to share an issue I've had for about a year and four months now. I used to work at a Transport...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Just had my first anxiety attack in a while. I think mothers day was the last time I had one. Holidays are never good. Usually get one during thanksgiving and Christmas. Not sure...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    I have BDD - I remember being 5 years old and wanting to rip my face off with a knife. I suffered with it in my teens horribly and took the initiative to see the school social...
    Scorpio701 Scorpio701 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    Right now I'm at that point where I just want to kill myself whenever I have a sad thought or bad urge to hate myself,I just wanna block out any sad feelings and get rid of them,it...
    audriluvsall audriluvsall 16-17, F Jul 28

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    About to be at my first therapy session in a month. Just worked a 16 hour shift, been up for 23 hours and I'm nauseous with anxiety. This can't be over soon enough.
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    yesterday was my first day at my summerjob. The night before, i couldnt sleep because i was stressing out and i was so nervous and anxious about it. I went to bed at 11 pm, but i...
    Elienseys Elienseys 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    EP users and their character attacks.... I'm not a pompous *******, although that would be the reaction that I would expect from someone with BPD, as that is how most of us assess...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Check out this link!!!! New scientific research on BPD and how the brain functions for people who have been diagnosed with this disorder. Enlightening and informative. Hope this...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    .....at least I think I do. I self-diagnosed today, next step is finding a qualified professional to treat me. I told my therapist and she was very skeptical. Made me feel like...
    cssoulsearching cssoulsearching 26-30, F Aug 13

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    It's kinda sad to read these other "experiences" of people who have dated someone with BPD. I guess thinking about it from their perspective it is a bit overwhelming to date...
    Yu12 Yu12 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Today was another crappy day. I think mostly because I am starting to feel bored. My little sister is on a vacation with her boyfriend, and I am left her with my overprotective...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Jul 28

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    I blew it with my mother today. I think I completely broke her already broken heart. Somehow, our conversation veered off to my walking pattern (which is terrible, thank you...
    mayhems mayhems 36-40 2 Responses Aug 9

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    And its getting really bad. I've always suffered with a little bit of anxiety, and I'm OCD about a lot of things so that did contribute to the anxiety, but recently I've been...
    behappy4 behappy4 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Baddddd to buddy. I've always had social anxiety since I was a youngin. I couldn't be around a big, small, medium group of people, especially strangers. Other wise I'd have a panic...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F a week ago

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