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I Struggle With Anxiety

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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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    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 31-35, M Nov 21, 2013

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    Waiting for an MRI to see

    why I have been experiencing crawling sensations in my arms and zaps in my head for months but also suffer very bad anxiety got a cancelation for one on Monday so scared :-(
    cindersk cindersk 36-40, F 1 Response May 17

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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 the whole day. I really can't get any work done in the morning because of it. i'm writing this in the middle of the night as i...
    lnlyinnpl lnlyinnpl 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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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

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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 of going to work...I now take Propranolol as well as Xanax to help me cope.  The Prop drug seems to help more than the...
    FullCord FullCord 36-40, M 3 Responses May 20, 2010

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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 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

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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 store which is a few blocks away. I feel like everyone is watching or starring at me. wether it be for a good reason or...
    sindayla sindayla 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8, 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 panic attacks. I don't know how to seek help from my parents because they don't know about it and I don't know how to tell them...
    intoxicatxd intoxicatxd 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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?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

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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. After infidelity on my husbands part I know gave a anxiety attacks a couple times a week. Although I gave...
    Ellemcmilly Ellemcmilly 31-35 Oct 25, 2012

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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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    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 anxious about what people may be thinking of me based on conversations that we had.  I constantly feel like I'm being judged by people...
    girl80 girl80 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response May 25

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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 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 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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 was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 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 stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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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 and also helps with my ocd. i live life one day at a time i do the best i can for that day. i know how hard it is for those who...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 11, 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 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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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 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

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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 when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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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 conversations with people just fine. But new places and new situations freak me out so bad.
    reddwolf reddwolf 18-21, F Jan 18

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    To be honest it's hard

    for me to admit this. I'm sure you're all already know that i battle depression though every single day i always lost but don't worry i will keep fighting. The thing is, social anxiety, depression, and panic attack is killing me. I don't know where to start my story because all...
    Autumnhazel29 Autumnhazel29 16-17, F 1 Response May 7

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    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...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 Jun 19

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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-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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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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    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 changes. I wouldn’t participate in class and would no longer perform. Now life went on like that till midway through 8th grade...
    candsandn candsandn 16-17 1 Response May 25, 2011

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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 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 26-30 1 Response Apr 1, 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 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 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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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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    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 find ways to better manage it, and not have it interfere with my life. I beat myself up when I get nervous and...
    DonnieBaseball DonnieBaseball 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Today's been a bad day

    for anxiety 😔
    nottobevelealed nottobevelealed 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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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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    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 I really am, and my real feelings. Which is the second part of me. I real hate this part of me. It stops me from focusing...
    ForeverLife ForeverLife 13-15, F Jan 2

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    I have a rapid heart beat,

    I'm lightheaded and shaky and pain in my chest. I have been like this almost constantly for the past month but am too scared to go back to the doctors.
    girlfrommars2 girlfrommars2 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 2

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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 it. I had this predicting ability, and yet I couldn't come up with something to make good use of it. Due to inability...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M Jan 15, 2012

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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 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

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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 wouldnt participat in class and would no longer preform. now life went on like that till midway through 8th grade.  I remeber...
    candsandn candsandn 16-17 Mar 22, 2011

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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 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 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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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 bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    JLeo82 JLeo82 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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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 self-worth. I am trying to learn how to do it myself. I'm afraid no one will like me. I'm afraid I'll always feel this...
    GreenBooks GreenBooks 26-30, F Aug 26, 2012

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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 even the simplest goals in life.I began having panic attacks and eventually was prescribed medication.That gave me a little...
    BrainTumor BrainTumor 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2013

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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? His new girlfriend and 2 other friends that i do not know will be there. I am worried I'll get too...
    changingleaves changingleaves 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I have just become a farther to a beautiful girl. I have struggled with depression and anxiety for a long time, I wonder how I can be a farther when I hate myself. I would really...
    headerz headerz 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Onehappygirl is the username I chose. They say that you can speak into existence & maybe then I will be happy one day & not just happy for an hour or a day, but for life. I'm so...
    onehappygirl onehappygirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I do not romanticize self harm, or believe it to be good. This is just my experience with it. I've never been a "hard-core" self harmer, but it's still an addiction that I...
    terribletaytor terribletaytor 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I've struggled with self harm since about 7th grade. I am now in 10th. I have not cut since January 28, 2014 but I still struggle with other types of self harm. I binge, perge, and...
    ForeverLostPoet ForeverLostPoet 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I'm done. I'm sick with all the negativity. I'm turning 17 in a few weeks and for once I want to control this body image im struggling. I'm 5'5 and weigh around 160 pounds (or...
    burningdesir3 burningdesir3 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Tomorrow I am going to my friends sisters bridal shower. My friend told me to wear a dress and if I wanted to wear one of hers I could. I hate when she says I should wear her...
    Lipsofred Lipsofred 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I struggle with my body image everyday, but nobody can tell. I walk around like I have high self-esteem because I refuse to let people see me down. In reality, I hate the way my...
    XxMarxX XxMarxX 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I've struggled with my weight for most of my life. Looking back though I really wasn't that bad, but in my mind I was disgustingly & impossibly overweight. Rather than feeling...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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