I Struggle With Anxiety

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    Anxiety At Work

      I wake up about 2 hours before my alarm goes off with my heart pounding as I think about the fact that I have to get out of bed and go to work.  Instead of getting out of bed and making use of the time, since I am unable to go back to sleep, I lay in bed and...
    FullCord FullCord
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2010

    I am trialling a daily cup of chamomile tea to

    lower my anxiety, and I think it's working!! (But I dislike the taste lol)
    deleted deleted
    Jul 12, 2015

    Overall I'm a pretty happy person.

    I like to try to always keep a positive attitude. But I had a rough childhood. I had things happen in the past that effects me. I can't deny that as much as I try to. I rarely share my pain with others so I tend to deal with my anxiety alone.
    LillyJo LillyJo
    18-21, F
    Feb 24, 2016

    Do you think that therapy can make problems

    worse? Recently I started a new medication and I felt great. I didn't want to dwell on my problems but rather focus on work and friends. Even relationships. Now that I have started therapy I feel so emotionally fatigued after and it's almost like I feel worse because I realize...
    sh4274 sh4274
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    I get anxiety really bad,

    it all started at 17 when I realised the expectations as I got older and the pressures of working. I miss my sheltered childhood.
    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus
    22-25, M
    Dec 30, 2014

    I'm embarrassed. I called in sick at work today,

    & I feel like everyone knows it's because I'm a basket case. I'm not, really. But yes, I have my moments. This morning was one of them. I was hysterical. There's no way I could have functioned. I hate struggling with this. I hate that people don't understand. I hate that my...
    SaundraMae SaundraMae
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    I hate how nervous i get

    when im around my ex's guy friends. I know she still talks to them how she used to talk to me and all it ever does it make me feel like ****. Ugh its real hard and i feel like theres a void that cant be filled
    Blackeye242 Blackeye242
    18-21, M
    Jun 23, 2015

    I am so tired of being stressed out

    and lost in life. I can't stand being so broke and not working. I can't stand not having "family". I wish I felt better about myself and my life. I'm tired of living this way!
    secretdestiny secretdestiny
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    I can feel a big panic attack

    that is going to happen today or is slowly happening as we speak. I have a big internship I start Tuesday and I'm more nervous for how to get there than anything, since I have been in the office all winter last year, just never took this many trains. My mom doesn't help by...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 25, 2014

    I know where my anxiety

    and stress stems from. Ever since I was a child. I was told I couldn't accomplish anything .... The words continue to play in my head. ....my own mother said these words to me over and over again. Today she called me. ......telling me I'm smart. And can do anything. Why is...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 28, 2016

    Being in public is enough to send me into a

    panic attack if I'm not careful. School is a waking nightmare of heavily relying on coping methods to make it to the next safe place. A group larger than five will make me uncomfortable, greater than ten and I start looking for exits, so highly populated condensed environments...
    QueenVen QueenVen
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2016

    Ok my friends. I'm at Kaiser now.

    .....ready to seek professional help for my anxiety. Thank you for your support.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 28, 2016

    I used to think a lot

    even its simple matter..I usually make it of gr8 issue adding culprit imagination for the condition..this is my habit. It was 3 years ago.. my girl friend told me that she was going to Australia..perhaps she was getting married there with the guy her family refered her to.. I...
    Kojuanel Kojuanel
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 1, 2016

    Better Late Than Never...

    I was about 28 years old, when I began having these awful feelings of doom. I would feel trapped and have to leave wherever I was. My heart would be pounding. I would feel like I was dying. I couldn't breathe. My chest would hurt. And I couldn't think....my mind would be racing...
    RainbowsandAngels RainbowsandAngels
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

    I just want it all to end.

    ..... I can't cope anymore. I have no desire to continue in this world. ..... Yes I love you baby ..., is that enough to keep me in this world ? I don't know. I can't take the pain the anguish .. The confusion. I want it all to Just be over ..... Please take me now...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 27, 2016

    How is it that you don't switch to thinking

    rationally, when you become aware that you're being irrational? I feel like I should be able to snap out of it.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 17, 2014

    Its hard to sleep its hard to concentrate

    causes me to have irregular heart beats wich is one case of setting me off i always think the worst. If i have one little problem i get hot flashes i start panicking and i feel like im dying and its taking a big tole in my life i get frustrated easily lose patience i call off...
    Dcvfz Dcvfz
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2016

    Lately before I do pretty much anything of

    consequence a little voice in my head says "you're going to regret that" or "I have a bad feeling about this..." This particular manifestation of my anxiety isn't new, it's been around for awhile. From what I can remember I've been pretty good at telling it to STFU! ( I...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 19, 2014

    Is it anxiety or depression?

    I had so much trouble to sleep last night. I have that feeling of something squeezing inside my chest... I can't stop thinking about my life and feel I have no choice... Like any alternative scares the crap out of me. What do you do when things get like this? Im resisting taking...
    nuduude nuduude
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

    I lost all my friends,

    I feel detached from everything and everyone,I struggle with anxiety and get severe panic attacks every time I go out,I can't take it anymore,I harm myself just to feel something,just to know that I'm alive and that all this isn't a dream. depersonalization is hard,trust me...it...
    intoxicatxd intoxicatxd
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2014

    I Feel Weird All The Time

    I don't know why.. But it's like everyday I just feel weird.. Like my body always feels on the edge and I find myself focusing on my breathing and the way I breathe. Or focusing on how fast my heart is beating. My mind races at random times... I feel so out of touch with reality...
    Falonxoxo Falonxoxo
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

    He said he was giving up

    and then took it back. He told he wouldn't give up on me, but my mind won't let it be. I woke up yesterday morning and my chest was aching from my heart pounding. I was waking up every hour in an anxiety attack. I don't know that I've ever had them this badly. I'm scared that he...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 21, 2015

    I was wondering if anyone could help me.

    ..I've struggled with depression and anxiety for about 5 years now and it has stopped within the past year ( I know these things don't stop on their own..I got much needed help that helped me keep it at bay) but within the past two months it has come back full force but only...
    raby1996 raby1996
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    How Do You Stop?

    I have always suffered from anxiety. I know why and how it started, want to stop but can't seem to do a damn thing about it.  There are loads of concrete reasons why (low self-esteem being one, the by-product of things that have happened in my life). The bottom line is that...
    mizzen123 mizzen123
    46-50, M
    4 Responses May 9, 2009
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

    Who Knew

    If you're reading this you'll know. Sometimes I am the happiest person you know. The guy that makes you laugh. The guy that has no troubles. The guy you call when you need to offload your worries. Sometimes I am not.. The times I am not, it hurts. I try to cover it up...
    misterfoxx misterfoxx
    36-40, M
    Nov 21, 2013

    I'm going to see a doctor about getting

    medication but I'm worried I'll have a panic attack when I leave the house. Any words of advice?
    littlerayofsunshine666 littlerayofsunshine666
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2016

    Been battling with anxiety

    since 2007 and fought it until 2009 .. Welp it's back and I'm battling it again smh lord help me
    Dbell1101 Dbell1101
    22-25, F
    Oct 25, 2014

    I just need some flow,

    some peaceful calm, & I feel like all I've been getting is turbulence.
    SaundraMae SaundraMae
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2016

    Only a month after my other passed away,

    my next round of exams came and hit me like a steam roller. I'm juggling subjects and papers and all the while trying not to implode emotionally.
    JackMann JackMann
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    Struggle Is Acurate

    I guess it has been a life long struggle I have had with anxiety.Initially I just thought I was shy but it was a burden that got in the way of me achieving even the simplest goals in life.I began having panic attacks and eventually was prescribed medication.That gave me a little...
    Dainbramadge Dainbramadge
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

    And Panic Attacks......

    ~ I've been having panic attacks since I was 9. Of course momma & I didn't know what they were until I was 23. By that time they were so bad that I had to be put on disability. Was suicidal, sure that the next one was going to kill me. Just wanted the pain to end...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 1, 2009

    I've noticed it's slowly beginning to consume

    me. I'm always worried or in fear (aren't even half of the effects) of something that's really nothing. It's beginning to hinder me from taking simple initiation when needed in dire times.
    m0difiedbeauty m0difiedbeauty
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2016

    I am a firm believer

    that the experiences we go through in life do many positive things for us. Even if those experiences caused us pain and hardships. They help us in so many ways. Things I have gone through help me to become a stronger person and the contrast allows my heart to recognize the good...
    souldigger7 souldigger7
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2015

    I have anxiety that comes

    and goes, usually from some kind of goal oriented effort and sometimes around certain people. I know I can let it go but the desire to meet goals is strong and can perpetuate and exacerbate the cycle.
    Releasinginyour Releasinginyour
    31-35, M
    Feb 8, 2015

    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 6, 2013

    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2014

    I've had anxiety for just over a year now.

    I have been on anti-depressants for the same amount of time. Mine is a blend of generalised, social and anticipatory anxiety. Overall, it's a lot better now. It used to be much worse and I used to get so caught up in it. Today I am aware of my 'triggers' and I know how to...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14
    22-25, F
    Aug 10, 2014

    I suffer from hyperhidrosis

    and want to arrange a uk meetup for fellow sufferers. who would be interested?
    pbarn pbarn
    31-35, M
    Jan 22, 2016

    So my anxiety has been

    that bad that I picked up a box of cigs to help with the nerves... Good thing is that it helps, bad thing is it's a terrible habit -.-
    Catho Catho
    18-21, F
    Feb 23, 2015

    We may have potentially found some real

    solutions to help with my anxiety. I'm a little nervous, but I think it would all work out for the best. The only help we have gotten was from my husband's parents when we lived with them. Being so far makes things more difficult. So my husband is starting to apply for jobs...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 28, 2015

    I struggle with abandonment issues.

    Imaginary abandonment issues. "I sent a message... you didn't answer right away! OMG!!! What did I do wrong now." Worry. Worry. Worry. Worry. Worry some more. "Oh! You were at work. Whew! I thought you were mad at me, and that's why you didn't answer." Fast forward: new...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 23, 2016

    I think I found someone

    who has the most incredible power over me... he takes away my anxiety..... NO ONE has ever been able to do that. I usually just get, "get over it". Sorry people, doesn't work that way. Listen to a broken record for a day straight and see how your head feels.... then try doing...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2014

    My anxiety is getting worse.

    I feel like there's no hope. I can't escape it anymore not even in the world of experience project. I feel as though I won't be living much longer. I love my friends here but. I can't do this anymore.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 26, 2016
    JLeo82 JLeo82
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2014

    I cant help it if a girl talks tocme

    and we get along i let myself get too attached too fast and then i alqays ruin everythin im sick of it.. i just wish there was a way that i could back off and just be normal where i a girl would actually come to me abd want to talk and have some fun from time to time
    mustangkid2025 mustangkid2025
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 18, 2015
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