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I Struggle With Anxiety

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    I haven't drive in 3 weeks and today I was on a major highway while it was pisspouring. For some reason I was convinced my brakes weren't going to work. They did and I'm fine. But...
    Nerdbooklover Nerdbooklover 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy - One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    Feels Like The End (edit) - Hi I’m 15 and have had anxiety for 5 years now. In the beginning we didn’t know what it was. It wasn’t too serious and there were only small...
    candsandn candsandn 16-17 1 Response May 25, 2011

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    Mild But Constant - I sense how I was not able to prevent certain things from happening, sometime a year before it happened, but nevertheless I nothing that I did was able to avoid...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M Jan 15, 2012

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    Anxiety Demons - Hi, I struggle to maintain calm and equanimity.  Most people who know me think I am calm, but I have anxiety attacks once or twice a week.  I want to...
    DonnieBaseball DonnieBaseball 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    Can't Sleep To Much Anxiety - Ok, i get really anxious at night and can't fall asleep unless i'm really tired. It has left me really unproductive during the day cause i'm lethargic...
    lnlyinnpl lnlyinnpl 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    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...
    RainbowsandAngels RainbowsandAngels 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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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.  ...
    FullCord FullCord 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 15, 2010

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    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...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 4 Responses May 9, 2009

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    Ok so my spring break ends today,and I have school tomorrow,I got depersonalization over the holidays and I have a fear of going out because the moment I got out,I get anxiety and...
    intoxicatxd intoxicatxd 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Why Now? - I've gone thru life where I was the girl everyone wanted to fight because I was always calm. Or I had the guy every one wanted. I wa touched as a child but I'm over it...
    Ellemcmilly Ellemcmilly 31-35 Oct 25, 2012

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    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...
    nuduude nuduude 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    Worrying about time wasted.
    JLeo82 JLeo82 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks. - Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    And So It Continues... - I posted about 6 months ago and thought I'd provide an update....Unfortunately, not much of an update.  I still have the pounding heart and the dread...
    FullCord FullCord 36-40, M 3 Responses May 20, 2010

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    I Struggle With Anxiety - i have always had high anxiety my homelife was filled with fear of my dad i have learned to deal with this anxiety with clonopin this has helped a lot...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    Its Everywhere. - I get anxious over the littlest things. being alone is one of the worst. So I try to keep myself busy or I have a breakdown.. I get anxious walking down to the...
    sindayla sindayla 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    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...
    Falonxoxo Falonxoxo 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Overcoming Fear - I frequently feel so anxious about my self-worth that the thought of turning my car into traffic is really tempting. I rely solely on other people to validate my...
    GreenBooks GreenBooks 26-30, F Aug 26, 2012

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    Worrying About What People Think - It used to strike at random moments and now it's become constant.  If I go out with friends, the next morning I wake up worried and...
    girl80 girl80 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    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...
    misterfoxx misterfoxx 31-35, M Nov 21, 2013

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    Be Yourself - I was an anxious child but that was due to my trying to please everyone all the time, it seems as if the two are linked. I'm more myself and it's less of a struggle...
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F Sep 8, 2010

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    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything! - Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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    Bucket Of Nerves. - I suffer A LOT of anxiety from my PTSD.  I take anxiety medication for it but I still find myself a bucket of nerves.
    WoundsAreWaysToRevealUs WoundsAreWaysToRevealUs 22-25 6 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    When people purposely ignore you message for no reason and you get that awful sick feeling:/
    lostgirl299 lostgirl299 16-17, F Mar 6

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    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...
    BrainTumor BrainTumor 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2013

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    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia! - I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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    Only Recently - But I hate it! I never had any real issues with this until I got married and had to deal with my wonderful husband's nutty ex-wife.
    GodlessSexMachine GodlessSexMachine 26-30, F Apr 28, 2009

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 1, 2009

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    It Feals Like The End - Hi im 15 and have had anxiety for 5 years now.  in the begining we didnt kinow what it was.  it wasnt to serious and their were only smal changes.  i...
    candsandn candsandn 16-17 Mar 22, 2011

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    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...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Okay - Should I go to a small get-together that will involve drinking even though I don't drink with a guy friend who I used to like and was romantically rejected from in the past...
    changingleaves changingleaves 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    I feel so lost all the time. There are two sides of who I am. The side where I can possible try to forget everything and live my life and laugh have fun, without people knowing how...
    ForeverLife ForeverLife 13-15, F Jan 2

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    Clear Thinking - Am having a moment where my head is not buzzing with a million thoughts at once. There's only one voice.... Almost forgot what that was like :)
    misterfoxx misterfoxx 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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    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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    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...
    intoxicatxd intoxicatxd 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I have a terrible fear of just about everything. Sometimes, just trying to make plans makes me anxious beyond belief. It's not really social anxiety, because I can hold...
    reddwolf reddwolf 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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