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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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    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

    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, 2014

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    I have general anxiety just lately in my life. It's basically the least of my worries right now.
    dja811213 dja811213 31-35, M May 4

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    I am very stressed out. I was assigned a group project, I had to do the video, my friend Michael did the Poster, and this other girl was meant to do the brochure. But the other...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    i dont know how to calm down. life is scary and sometimes i see things that scare the **** out of me. like how i just saw a surveillance footage of a man before he died that night...
    ineedhelp122 ineedhelp122 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    It was getting under control. Now that I have not gone to counseling in a while, it is starting to tear it's ugly little head.
    sincerelynikki sincerelynikki 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I have disorder connected to my Social Anxiety Disorder called Selective Mutism. I don't know if I want to quit or not, I'm planning on taking a sign language class on September.
    ariettaxsydney ariettaxsydney 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    I just got diagnosed with APD at my psychiatrist's office. I knew I had ADD early on, Social Anxiety Disorder in highschool, but not until now, some 10 years later do I finally get...
    sakurakil sakurakil 26-30, M 1 Response May 7

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    No one knows how bad my social anxiety is. I'm not sure they even see it as a "real" problem. My family, we don't talk about these things. We avoid most confrontation. We don't...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response May 16

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    I've struggled with distraction and anxiety my whole life, but haven't gotten a lot of help for it. i got diagnosed with ADHD my junior year of high school, and started taking...
    kcfrenchhorn72 kcfrenchhorn72 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19

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    I told my bff meadow I have a eating disorder today when we were at school she kept asking me to tell her what was up so I wrote her a note telling her about my eating disorder and...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 May 21

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    So my friend who has anxiety herself told me that I might have social anxiety.....**** :/
    Wompy52 Wompy52 18-21, M 1 Response May 19

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    I've never even been diagnosed with anxiety before, but I KNOW I have it. My parents refuse to take me to a psychiatrist, I've seriously begged them to take me, and I can't go by...
    kaylynx kaylynx 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I need an Ana coach to help me lose weight...AND YES I HAVE AN EATING DISORDER...I just feel like the voices in my head aren't enough... Message me please if you are available!
    OriginalJuli3 OriginalJuli3 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    Official diagnosis. My psychiatrist has given me an official diagnosis. I have obsessive compulsive disorder. I don't want it to define me. Message me if you are curious about my...
    imJboy2001 imJboy2001 13-15, M May 20

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    I've always struggled with my body image. My mom began using MyFitnessPal to track her calories. At the same time my dad started dieting for his body building competition. So, I...
    lms2001 lms2001 31-35, F May 21

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    I can talk the leg off a chair, but the hardest words that I struggle to even mouth when I'm alone is saying out loud 'I have an eating disorder'...
    Messytree Messytree 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    In the beginning, there was just me. The one born in the body as a baby. Then, there was "Niemo" (codename for use on this site). And then Y, V, T, Danny, Crave, Aeli, B, Zakk...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 day ago

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    I think I have maladaptive daydream Disorder, i have read a bit about it and i feel like thats what i am going throw. i dint really get it at an really young age. i think I got it...
    Babygirl3799 Babygirl3799 16-17, F 1 Response May 6

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    I want to share my entire experience with this disorder, as I have mostly had it for my entire life. I want to reflect, because most don't understand it. I am 28 now, and I have...
    Edg3Runn3r Edg3Runn3r 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    My borderline is getting worse these few days.I have sort of over dosing on anxiety pills.Between the trade off of being in extreme pain,and being somewhat okay I chose whatever...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 2 Responses May 17

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    I gave my 10yr old step daughter some advice a month or so back and have only noticed now how much of it she took onboard. Things are so much better and her anxiety and guilt have...
    stormmistress stormmistress 31-35, F May 3

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    Does anyone deal with anxiety? And how they got out of it? Please help I would like to know
    FreeSpirit02 FreeSpirit02 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Aside from anxiety and depression, I also suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder. As of current, I only know the identification of two of my alternate personalities. The first...
    LittlePrincess24 LittlePrincess24 18-21, F May 10

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    I posted the intro to my DID over in the MPD page. But I just came across an eighth "alter" as you all call them. I introduce you all to Lilly (also known as Tiger Lilly to our...
    Venialia Venialia 18-21, F a week ago

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    In the past month, a lot has happened. I'll warn you in advance that this is a long post, but I think it might help some of you to feel less alone. I hope it does. So. I dated a...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 6 Responses May 10

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    my borderline seems to differ in alot of ways from the experiences I'm reading. i have other issues that help to form this mess in my head but i dont identify with the normal...
    bloodRedd bloodRedd 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I actually had anorexia for five years that included five inpatient/hospital stays for it; loads of medical/ nutritional counseling & even way more therapy. I was quote/unquote...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 18-21, F May 10

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    So my name is Jazmin and i have four other personalities. it took me awhile to figure out why i had this Disorder, or what it was. Firstly Multiple personality disorder is a mental...
    ScarletandRose ScarletandRose 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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    eating disorders are much more difficult to cope with than your bad eating habits. eat less and exercise if you want to lose weight. it's sad that people actually WANT an eating...
    imverylost imverylost 18-21, F May 11

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    *posted this on I had an eating disorder." I thought and want to give people hope on here too!!! You can recover even from a very serious eating disorder. I am basically fully...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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      I am Mia, and have BDD. I am currently in MD school, and was diagnosed BDD there. I failed Term 2 of my First year, because I was battling with BDD. I am seeking an...
    Mia4life Mia4life 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Like I said somewhere before, anxiety is a demon that sits on my shoulder and whispers discouraging/disturbing things in my ear. When I go out in public (alone, with nothing to...
    AnxiousBizzareandCynical AnxiousBizzareandCynical 13-15, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    What people who don't have SA fail to understand is that anxiety is physical. "Your chest tightens, your head feels cloudy & you are acutely aware of the effort behind every breath...
    BasAllah BasAllah 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 30

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    I get so much anxiety around new people and am so shy I never wanna venture out of my comfort zone out side of my bf. I love him and he is my best friend and I wouldnt trade the...
    bigkidkelli bigkidkelli 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I have extreme social anxiety due to peers bullying and abusing me. I was normal to begin with. So, it all started when I was about 5. I was living in gapview trailer park. And...
    fallenangel0421 fallenangel0421 13-15, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I start my new job next week. I feel as I'm getting older my social anxiety has gotten much easier to handle but it does affect me every now and then. Now I have a job where I'm...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses May 15

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    I didn't know how bad my social anxiety was until recently. It has effected me negatively in the following.. I recently declined a career altering job interview because I was just...
    kikimayes kikimayes 22-25, F 5 Responses May 16