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I Have Trouble Sleeping When Stressed

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    I suppose I could call it insomnia. It has been both productive and destructive in my life. I can remember as a child having great difficulty sleeping. When I discovered books I...
    TunnelofTrees TunnelofTrees 36-40, M Nov 28

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    I start hockey tomorrow and ugh my coach isn't helping she doesn't communicate and wants me to play Saturday when I can't, I've never been in hockey skates before either! I can't...
    SomethingAboutFigureSkating SomethingAboutFigureSkating 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    Get out of my head, I'm trying to sleep... Stop keeping me awake with your unnecessary nightmares.
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    I can't sleep. I did sleep for an hour. I awoke feeling sad, scared, and lonely. I wonder why. a bad dream that I can't remember maybe. kicked out of bed. now curled up on...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    When I am talking to someone and they start to lose interest in what I am talking about, it hurts my feelings and I have trouble walking away. I want to keep trying to get their...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I feel abandoned. My own fault. Audioslave reminds me of some dark days. Can't listen to them. I have trouble letting go, getting over, and moving on. In my heart.
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 7

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    Believe me, you don't want to be around me when I'm stressed out.LOL I get very irritated & just have to get out of that situation.
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Stayed out late. Didn't have a curfew, didn't get into trouble until after Thanksgiving. It wasn't even my friends fault
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M Nov 30

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    I try to be 100-90% honest... but people want to keep things that involve my happiness.. and wonder why I stop being so honest with them.... I stoped trusting you when you mislead...
    butterflyofchange butterflyofchange 18-21, F Dec 1

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    I don't think it's just because I'm cocky or the biggest egoist in the world. It's got to be more than that, because I think I've apologized a total of 5-6 times my whole life...ok...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F Dec 2

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    basically because i've made so much bad decisions.I have always wondered how my life would've changed if i had changed my decision. nowadays i toss coins to take small decisions...
    alexgabriel alexgabriel 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    cant sleep and I have work in 2 hours.... sigh
    Efoile Efoile 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I always oeverthink before sleep and end up going to sleep at 4-5 am. then i need to get up ar 9-10 am. I have anxiety issues and can't just can't fall asleep at night....
    vasinas vasinas 22-25, F Dec 11

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    Something is happening so what the **** are you doing to have fun before
    BigBrainTheory BigBrainTheory 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Today and yesterday was a good example of this. I have to take sleepers in order to sleep properly, thenight before last, I took one at 4am, and woke up at 8am feeling fine and...
    Kattastrophe Kattastrophe 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Currently my boyfriend is dealing with some family stuff, and I really want to be there for him, I just don't always know how. I so often feel like my emotions make me vulnerable...
    lillyforever4 lillyforever4 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I have so many things to do. From midterms to projects to hand in to classes to attend to New Year's shopping, to getting people gifts to figuring out what I want from 2015 and...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F Dec 3

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    My 3.5 yr old boy is petrified of the toilet for no reason. I have tried encouragement with stickers, rewards charts, toy cars and even chocolate. Nothing seems to get him to want...
    omniversereality omniversereality 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 12

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    I'm always starting on my back but I will wake up on my belly or side. I've even woken up in the fetal position.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Because few things get improved. But chris tries to help. http://youtu.be/vw5lwK9UAY8
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 28

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    It's annoying cos I can't sleep ATM. I want to but.. It's like annoying. Cos I can't if you know what I mean.
    Makaleetah Makaleetah 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I stay up till late hours of the night trying to fall asleep. My eyes feel strained ! And im tired but i cant gall asleep.
    amberlxl amberlxl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Even though it's better this way, and al my effort was meant for the happiness and greater good, except that which I could not control, I'd want to say, how much you made me happy...
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I honestly don't know if it will ever trust anyone again. It didn't work so well last time. If I do it will take a long long time
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Dec 1

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    Why don't I believe you anymore
    paradox123 paradox123 16-17, F Dec 5

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    I don't speak unless someone speaks to me first...
    ClearEverglass ClearEverglass 13-15, F Dec 7

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    Hi everyone I hope we can all be good friends :)
    bezogoon bezogoon 18-21, M Dec 13

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    People think im mean, but im simply only shy, and want someone to talk to.
    EmoAngelOfLight EmoAngelOfLight 13-15, F Dec 14

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    My mind keeps running from one thought to another,and i toss and turn all night.
    brandye brandye 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I think I may have borderline personality disorder. It's a little hard to deal with. I know something is wrong with me and I don't want to live my life thinking that and not doing...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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    Okay, on my way to see my neurologist for my follow up. I got my injections a little over a month ago, and I can't get another one for another 2 or so months. But I'm telling him...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I have anxiety attacks whenever I get stressed out and I cannot control them. I start yelling and crying and then laughing. I mean, it must look ridiculous but I suffer from it and...
    sophssweetheart sophssweetheart 18-21, F 29 mins ago

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    How I Moved Beyond Insomnia by Jennifer Jackson, The Mind-Body Coach www.beyondinsomnia.com We all know people who can sleep like a rock no matter what. I have never been one of...
    beyondinsomnia beyondinsomnia 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    latlely I have been having troubles sleeping or staying asleep. no matter how tired I am I just can't do it. I have been having family troubles since my aunt past away Feb 14, 2...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    My doctor diagnosed me with very high anxiety & stress. I also have panic attacks often. Not only does it effect me mentally - but it also effects me physically. I'm sleep...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 24

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    I become depressed even though nothing is happening in my life which is common for people who suffer on and off for yrs. I also have arthritis in my right knee, and spine...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Otay so…I have 2 pillow pets that if if I don't have with me when I go to sleep im not sleeping
    BabyOfLeft BabyOfLeft 13-15, F Nov 28

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    I think my sister is starting to hate me. I don't know what I did wrong and now I want to escape. She has been pointing out things that hurt me and I can't tell if she's just...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F Dec 1

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    Oh, where to begin... I'm not sure if he has NPD or if he's just very narcissistic, but he's definitely not an easy person to live with. I experienced abuse as a child from my...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Nov 23

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    I'll admit that I sometimes cry when I'm mad. I try you not get angry because the Bible tells me to be slow to anger and I'm Christian but sometimes it happens. Usually if...
    s123456789s s123456789s 16-17, F Dec 6

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    My doctor recently told me that I was developing an eating disorder that's being exacerbated by my Depression, and newly diagnosed OCD. I've always been overweight my entire life...
    kiiroibori kiiroibori 18-21, T 1 Response Dec 1

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    Well, I stumbled on this site because I was looking for info on TGA. I had an episode in July 2013 and in August the same year I realized I could no longer do my job as I needed to...
    talktomorrow talktomorrow 66-70, M Dec 5

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    There are a few issues with making friends. First of all I find it difficult to approach someone. In person it's almost impossible and online I find it hard to come up with a...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M Dec 4

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    I quit cold turkey and have been sleeping 18 hours plus a day. Meds don't work on me so I'm going to have to figure it out on my own.
    SubcultureSellout SubcultureSellout 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's actually hard to make other female female friends I'm guessing it's cause of my insecurities.. But I have trouble making friends in general
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 13-15, F Nov 25

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