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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I can't wait until I move out in 3 weeks. Won't have people watching what I'm eating all the time, or have to worry about someone hearing me in the bathroom if I purge. I can do...
    itssmee itssmee 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    i think sometimes i was better not knowing i had all these -isms. i am tired of feeling broken and not worthy. i have to talk myself up every day sometimes hundreds of times a day...
    LITVET LITVET 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    There is new research about the causes of social anxiety and it might not be what you think. Apparently everyone has a ranking on the empathy scale. Those who have max empathy tend...
    PinBallToo PinBallToo 36-40, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    anyone else feel like he will be more comfortable with other people that suffer too from social anxiety? i think that only who suffers too from it could really understand you. id...
    r3dax1s r3dax1s 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Do you ever really recover from an eating disorder? Six years on and off bulimic turned binge eating disorder.. Binge eating was a result of recovering from bulimia. I haven't...
    Messytree Messytree 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I haven't been able to get over this man that died. I watched this show called snapped and they usually don't show the people on their dying day but they showed a surveillance...
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I'm blowing everyone off. "I can't stay out late again." "I need to clean my room." "I'm not hungry." "I have stuff to do." "I want to come, but I don't know if I can." Bullshit...
    missmalky missmalky 18-21, T 4 days ago

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    i had/have an eating disorder for about 6yrs, but the worst times were about 4yrs ago. it was a prison. i never went out because i thought i was ugly & that everything made my fat...
    screambloodygore screambloodygore 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So I'm due on Friday to get a diagnosis for what I'm sure will be borderline personally disorder. When I was younger I had a psychiatric assessment done and borderline was...
    Livingwithbpd Livingwithbpd 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's as if I'm drowning in a sea of pain. I don't understand anything when it comes to this disorder. I don't understand why it has to make us feel the way we do. I know we all...
    ginganinja33 ginganinja33 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Trigger Warning... ... .... ... I started restricting again and everything I been eating, I been wanting to purge - but fighting it. I can't stand feeling so huge!!! 21 years...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F a week ago

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    Is it normal to have chest pains when I'm anxious?
    k179 k179 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    No one that doesn't have social anxiety can really understand the effort it takes to get up and go somewhere you know has people everywhere... My social anxiety makes me feel like...
    PlanetGaia PlanetGaia 18-21, F Jun 27

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    Please read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you. I’m your stereotypical...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F Jun 26

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    I have social anxiety and adhd combined im a ball of confusion and never endins thought im good at everything and nothing at the same time its frustating
    imperfectSassMaster imperfectSassMaster 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    i have been through a lot in my life. after my parents divorce and harsh seperation i lived with my dad who was a bit aggressive. he never let me talk to guys or even say hi. he...
    jessy55 jessy55 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    My Borderline personality disorder is ruining my life.The disorder make me very afraid of abandonment and have mood swings.I have a lot of anger and can't stand when people...
    Iloveowl Iloveowl 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I don't know how to handle my anxiety and depression anymore. I feel so lost and different. I have so much going on in my mind lately I just don't know what to do. I just want all...
    ashmuisc ashmuisc 18-21, F Jun 24

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    I think I have known that I had borderline personality disorder since I was in my teens. My, then, therapist diagnosed me with disthymia. After thirteen years of cognitive...
    sugarbabysub sugarbabysub 31-35, F Jun 23

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    Does anyone in this group also date someone with social anxiety? What's the relationship like?
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 23

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    I had been doing very well recovering from one of the lowest points in my anxiety roller coaster, but then I left for college and my whole world fell apart. I found myself having...
    AddieJazz AddieJazz 18-21, F Jun 23

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    does any one get breathing problems like yawning and always a need to sigh like u cant ever get a good breath in?
    js2231 js2231 31-35, F Jun 22

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    I was so tired so I decided to go to bed, fell asleep fast and woke up 20 min later to a full fledged panic attack. It's been over an hour my heart is still racing along with my...
    mysteri123 mysteri123 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    "Drowning" A plush blanket of comfort and destruction bound tightly around my frail body. My breathing is constantly labored and my toes curled under bracing for the next mental...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I don't know if any of you identify with this, but I'm not sure if I WANT to get better...I don't know if I'm scared...or it's a defense mechanism or what...I've been working on my...
    TheGentleman001 TheGentleman001 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I thought online would be a good place to start getting used to talking to people (since I can't face to face) but I'm having just as much anxiety sending messages as I would...
    momenti momenti 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I only have an eating disorder to tackle now, losing weight even when I'm eating normally. Back then when I was losing weight rapidly my mother wasn't worried much the first time...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    It can be overwhelming, I don't even think we have a core anymore. Since childhood the experience of what ever is considered normal is unfathomable to me. Now that we are getting...
    annKat annKat 26-30, F Jun 20

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    Anyone ever feel just physically sick from their anxiety? I was diagnosed last month but my anxiety has been a problem for about 7 months. Everyday I feel like I'm going to be sick...
    furelise furelise 18-21 Jun 19

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    People have been ostracizing me and excluding me all my life. I felt like whenever I spoke I was being ignored; so I stopped speaking. I lost the ability to converse with people...
    Purrkittyy Purrkittyy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    All my life my mom has called me the worrier of the family. I have always worried about every little bad thing that has happened. I've had a lot happen in my family the last couple...
    Kkephart Kkephart 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I have an eating disorder, message me
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 18

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    I have a compulsive disorder that revolves around my intake on food. I am constantly thinking about how much I intake because the fear of gaining weight weighs so heavily on me...
    Charper44 Charper44 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    It was in 6th grade. At first, it started because I was too stubborn to eat what my aunt and uncle would feed me. After a while, it was a way of punishing myself. I didn't have any...
    leggyshay leggyshay 16-17, F Jun 16

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    So, I wake up to find out my mom stopped my therapy. Told them I didn't need it anymore. I have bpd, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ptsd, and 2 eating disorders.. I need my...
    Suicidekisses Suicidekisses 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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