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I Suffer Anxiety Pangs

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    I promised myself that when I felt that I had truly overcame my disorder, that I would share my story with those that are currently suffering Let me give a little background...
    dnicolee dnicolee 18-21, F Sep 2

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    The main problem with social anxiety is a lack of connectivity with emotions, which leads to the inability to formulate a firm set of beliefs and consequently the inability to act...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm in cluster 4: non psychotic (severe): severe depression, anxiety, elements of social phobia and other disorders and increasing complexity of needs. They may experience...
    lexlugor lexlugor 36-40 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I have suffered with and lived with anxiety which i think stems from being verbally bullied at school, and when younger i was encouraged to be the quiet shy girl. I left school and...
    anxiety1sufferer anxiety1sufferer 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    It truly feels like a demon lives inside my head. I'm so sick of living with these illnesses. When I talk to my fiancé about what I'm thinking about and what I'm going through, he...
    Mileena28 Mileena28 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I suffer from anxiety disorder from my teens and the doctors told me that i had anxiety depression years and years i was taking drugs for depression in the end my brain analyse...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F a week ago

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    I have seen a lot of people on EP and in real life throwing this word around like a hot potato. The two most inappropriately used words in this generation, in my personal opinion...
    AlexandriaDark AlexandriaDark 18-21, F Aug 30

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    A seventeen year old should not be suffering; Insomnia Sleep paralyses, at night. Morning anxiety. Social anxiety. I need some help because no one here seems to understand...
    1Lostcause 1Lostcause 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 28

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    I see this a lot about if you feel suicidal, depressed or distressed to reach out to a friend. The thing with that is it's easier said than done. When you feel depressed you don't...
    lexlugor lexlugor 36-40 Sep 2

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    And its getting really bad. I've always suffered with a little bit of anxiety, and I'm OCD about a lot of things so that did contribute to the anxiety, but recently I've been...
    behappy4 behappy4 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Today I had a bad anxiety attack at work. I was shaking and sweating, my chest felt like someone was sitting on it and I was crying, I was clenching my fists so hard my knuckles...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F Aug 19

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    I wanted to write out my whole entire battle with social anxiety. I remember it clearly the first day I chocked up I had cold palms and sweaty forehead, I could feel my heart...
    dassays dassays 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I have anxiety about taking anxiety medication.
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F Aug 24

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    Well, I am sick and tired of hiding and pretending it isn't there... It started out as back pain that won't go away with basic procedures. And I thought after the months went by...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    My Depression and anxiety """""""""""""""""""""""" Is this caused by the longing to do the below but feeling unable to do so? Feeling a pull so strong that it has begun to consume...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. It's has been 4 years now. I can proudly say that I'm getting better. 2 years ago I could barely make it outside of my house but now I...
    NanaH2014 NanaH2014 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    About a week ago, I realized that I am suffering from depression. That I have been for about 7 months. I never realized it before because I would just push my feelings and thoughts...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F Aug 21

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    Since middle school and before entering high school, this problem has caused me a lot of social pains. I have trouble socializing, even having conversations. My school grades...
    OperaG OperaG 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I used to take Prozac and Zoloft for depression in 2008. That was my first time visiting the psychiatry. Those medications never worked for me because I felt more suicidal so I...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 19

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    My wonderful sweet dorky weird boyfriend of 4 years proposed last weekend and of course I said yes, so now we are engaged. This is amazing news! Television and fifties movies...
    RoseHoneyBee RoseHoneyBee 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Somedays I'm fine an relaxed. Other days, I suffer from serious anxiety attacks. I used to take a prescription for it, but it has been several years. I'm not sure if I should go...
    Xamad Xamad 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    anxiety and depression..iam troubled with my life, i don't feel like iam living, i don't find anything good to live with, everything is troubled, i do everything with difficulty...
    Emmajasonn Emmajasonn 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    my diagnosis remains unclear to me cause ive been diagnosed with so many things.But i do suffer from depression.I do cut and burn myself. And my anxiety though ive never been...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have more of a mild anxiety that shares its deviation with paranoia. It mostly goes towards my relationships with people, and I have suffered a panic attack or two that I can...
    NickleDollar NickleDollar 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    I have suffered with depression an anxiety for the better part of my life. I grew up with a mentally ill mother. I know what it's like to be suicidal, to have a plan to end it all...
    married1987 married1987 41-45, F Aug 24

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    Last year was my first year in college and I barely made it to October before I left school because I had major depression. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. This...
    lissfred58 lissfred58 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I've been feeling quite depressed for a while now. I'd stopped talking to people about my problems. At one point I was opening up to people about way too much and I really regret...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Bipolar, depression, de-personalisation, anxiety, stress; all words used in this modern world to describe unhappiness..what if these weren't psychological conditions but the mind...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M Sep 1

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    I've been having extremely bad anxiety attacks everyday for the last month, and I've been suffering from depression and self harm for 2 years
    idontknowanymore101 idontknowanymore101 13-15, F Sep 2

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    ive been forced to sit in the cafeteria... too many people got my anxiety shooting thru the darn roof
    aijmeerah aijmeerah 16-17, F Sep 5

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    Okay so I've always had anxiety problems like sometimes when I'm at a table and I don't touch something I start getting nervous. Or even when I'm eating something.. I constantly...
    iAteYourCrayon iAteYourCrayon 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I don't really know how to deal with social anxiety!!!!!
    behnam11 behnam11 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I usually am experiencing one or the other. Under stress I feel anxiety, when the stress level drops much I experience lethargic depression.
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I struggle with OCD, the kind they call "Just Right" which just means that for the majority of things in my life I have a system / way I think things should go and when it doesn't...
    mrn82109 mrn82109 36-40, F Sep 9

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    I am 21 years old and had my first child 4 weeks ago. During my stay in hospital I contracted an infection in my stitches which I believe to be called anaerobic bacteria. I was...
    sianjaynex sianjaynex 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    hello, i have been suffering from social anxiety for a few years. and it's now at it's worst. my SA is a result of a combination of my quiet shy personality and my fear of walking...
    vitotheclutchhand vitotheclutchhand 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Finally after years of suffering from debilitating depression, anxiety, panic attacks, flash backs, nightmares & living all day everyday with that terrible sense of dread in the...
    LunaGypsy LunaGypsy 31-35, F Aug 26

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    I suffer from depression for 3 years now. The past 2 years I pushed my best friends away in a sec, I showed a lot of hatred towards my family, my respect was 0%, my goals were not...
    nkbbb nkbbb 18-21, F Sep 8

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    Just suffered from a panic attack in my second week at school, and I pushed away the only person I could truly talk to it about. I just ****** it all up.
    LocketRainbow LocketRainbow 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I'm afraid of the future and suffering more. I've been through a lot. One thing after another.
    heathee heathee 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Entry # 1 Hello All :), Here is my attempt to record my progress toward becoming anxiety free. Ive been a shy person way before I could even comprehend what shy was. A shy...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I hate going outside and just siting around because im scared my neighbors will be looking at me. there back windows face our backyard its really awkward. I hate the need to do...
    rosepetalsgirl rosepetalsgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't know if I am dealing with depression or what, so I would like you to hear me out and maybe tell me if this is normal or not. I been feeling down, but not the kind of down...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have anxiety when I'm in a huge crowd of people I do not know or when I am in a small building/room with a lot of people in it. Tonight we were at a small restaurant, there was a...
    BandGeek741 BandGeek741 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    Entry #2 Why am I doing this? or better yet, what is keeping me going? I am challenging myself, my thoughts, behaviors, my ANXIETY because I know what it feels like to be...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M Aug 29