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I Suffer From Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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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 have to be doing something lol. Sometimes I don't even notice it. But I believe that as I gotten older it has just gotten worse. I don't really get...
    iAteYourCrayon iAteYourCrayon 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    School...

    I suffer from mild anxiety and panic attacks when I am at school. My main triggers seem to be when some one is hurt or in pain (physically or emotionally) or in class if we are learning about something (eg hitler and the holocaust) that means people die or is upsetting. My class...
    itsabbieeexx itsabbieeexx 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    Going back home after a tough year,

    feeling terrible but I'm staying strong!!! ...I hope?
    Sophilu Sophilu 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    The Black Dog

    It was the dog days of summer, muggy and hot, a day much like today which is why this event came to mind, I suppose. The heat was so stifling in the house that I had taken a collection of my dolls and stuffed animals to the backyard and spread them out in the shade for a tea...
    datura datura 56-60, F 16 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    weeshil weeshil 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm tired if always being scared

    that I'm going to die help anyone
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I have an anxiety attack nearly every time I

    brush my teeth because this one time in my 10th grade global business class we were discussing name brands and why we buy them and my teacher asked us to raise our hand if we used Colgate and then again for crest. And even though I've used crest practically my entire life, I...
    Persephone94 Persephone94 18-21, F Jul 18

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    Don't look at this if you are affected by

    triggers :( I had an panic attack today and I cut again, I would have shouted until it was over but my family were home, so my most powerful scream came out, my silence. I had the urge for a while but I was doing so well. But I have cut up my hips and arms pretty bad this time...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I had my first panic attack in 2 years Sunday.

    I was playing piano for church and it just hit me in the middle of a songs and I messed half the song trying to get it in control and when I finally finished the song I was in the middle of the attack and had to get up for the piano and leave church. My mom kept texting me tell...
    spence96 spence96 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    My heart beats fast, my eyes start to water,

    my palms get sweaty, and I can feel my stomach in knots. My brain is doing the "what if's" again and everyone is just standing there. Not understanding how scared and nervous i am. They only last for like 10 minuets and then I calm down. But being so worked up is honestly scary...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I never did until i got abused,

    some days i get like.. 4 panic attacks, sometimes it goes a while, i feel like my mind is going to explode when i get one, ugh.. they're terrifying
    RazorToMySkin RazorToMySkin 16-17, M Sep 19

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    11. We’re all susceptible to it.

    The dread and anxiety of not knowing what’s coming. It’s pointless in the end. Because all the worrying, and all the making of plans for things that could, or could not happen, it only makes things worse. So walk your dog. Or take a nap. Just, whatever you do, stop worrying...
    Briinx Briinx 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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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 year I return as a freshman again and I'm still miserable. I keep having anxiety and panic attacks because of school. It's the first week and...
    lissfred58 lissfred58 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I started after I got costocondritis.

    I then got insomnia from that then anxiety and panic attacks. I don't get them as much as I used to but now I'm afraid I'm going to die bc I can't breathe. Man it's scary. Expecially when I get it into class! I have to freak out in silence without anyone knowing. I dont want...
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F Oct 11

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    Panic- I get panic attacks

    when I'm upset by something, usually by something someone said or did to me. I remember last school year I had one after I read the text "we need to talk after school" from my complicated relationship with my friend. I had to leave the room and my junior friend had to leave her...
    Gayminniemouse Gayminniemouse 16-17, F Aug 10

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    Venting.

    Having finished my freshman year of college I have gone through 4 major periods of severe anxiety, focused at the beginning and end of each term. Because I am starting my summer classes this Monday, I am in the midst of another attack and after nearly 4 months of counseling I...
    mostcreativepseudonym mostcreativepseudonym 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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    Panic Attacks Are Behind Me, But I Do Understand

    I suffered from panic attacks almost every night for several years. I had a very high stress type of life then. I would literally hit the ground running every morning to take care of the family in 2,356 ways each day. I never got time for me, or to take care of myself. I stayed...
    SilentDolphin SilentDolphin 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    jasminenator17 jasminenator17 18-21, F Jun 13

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    This all started last Monday,

    we were reading 'of mice and men' in my English class when suddenly I had a wave of feeling sick and faint. (I think it was my blood sugar levels or blood pressure). I started to panic because I have a fear of being sick therefore leading to a panic attack. I turned to my friend...
    clokkers clokkers 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    So I'M In Walmart......

    I know, I know....Walmart. But I live in this small town and the next nearest place to buy gloves and hats and scarves and stuff is a hundred and ten miles away. So ya, I'm in Walmart....and I'm standing in the isle between dog food and cat toys. The boys are off in the...
    JLBetts JLBetts 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    But I love realising

    that I am not alone, and just that one thing, makes me feel better.
    Whinny00 Whinny00 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Over twenty years of panic attacks social

    anxiety and meds so then I read magnesium is very successful in helping with this condition so why does your gp not tell you this SO ANGRY
    weeshil weeshil 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 1

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    Since I was six years old.

    It's gotten better over the years, when I used to get it it was so bad I would go into shock and pass out because it was stemming from abuse. I have learned to manage it better but it still gets severe sometimes and it's very scary. I refuse to take medication for it, I'd rather...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    So today something new happened,

    and I would really like to know if anyone else has experienced anything similiar to this. I have always been plagued by panic attacks and currently am taking an anti-anxiety perscription. Today during a lecture I could hear a faint ringing noise. It gradually got louder and more...
    Sygnarr Sygnarr 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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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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    I think the most common anxiety attacks I would

    experience was, when I would go to the shopping centre with my family. I would lose them, or I would tell them I would meet them at a certain store, and they wouldn't show up. I would call and call but no answer, either that or my phone would be dead. I would start thinking...
    Xeniabolton Xeniabolton 18-21, F Jun 14

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    One week later taking magnesium ventured out

    today was a bit nerve racking but didn't have a full blown panic or jelly legs so all is good
    weeshil weeshil 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    weeshil weeshil 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    When I think about certain things

    and people I panic and get so scared. I feel like I'm being suffocated and dragged underwater every second I have one. I have them everywhere at Anytime in school at home or any public place. My heart beat increased and I feel it all going.
    Frozensilence Frozensilence 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    Anxiety Prevention.

    I have been suffering from debilitating anxiety and panic attacks for the past few years. It got so bad that just the thought of having another anxiety attack actually triggered one. But after finding a site that adequately explained what anxiety attacks are, I have been able to...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    I Am Just a Basketcase

    Hello everyone, Yes I rant & rave about my MIL a lot, due to other stories I have written. I try to make the most of my days but I end up coming across something that just um...sets me off. I used to really like or care maybe even loved my MIL at one time or another. With my...
    goingnumb goingnumb 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2008

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    EloquentGraffiti1 EloquentGraffiti1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Anybody else suffer from a panic disorder

    or even just panic attacks, I'd really appreciate a chat.
    Flawlless Flawlless 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    The Drowning/inability To Breathe Feeling...

    Every time I have a panic attack I am unable to breathe. The most recent attack was last night when everyone else in my house was asleep.The attack came when I was trying to fall asleep and the anxiety over what will happen tomorrow (now today) grew until I had to sit up, turn on...
    xfirespritex xfirespritex 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    Dunno if it's the magnesium I am taking

    but I walked through saltcoats symptom free today VERY HAPPY
    weeshil weeshil 41-45, F Oct 10

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    When The World Closes In

    When I have an anxiety attack, I feel like the world is closing in. I feel helpless and all of a sudden I can't breathe. I am stuck. I want to scream so bad, but I can't. I can't even say a word. All I can do is constantly feel like my body is caving in on itself and I can't do a...
    secretloverlonelygirl secretloverlonelygirl 16-17, F Nov 21, 2013

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia

    ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get that uncontrollable urge to escape and feeling of dread! I would be screaming and kicking to be let out. But that's as far as it went. I only felt...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 3

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    My friend recently passed his driving test

    and decided to take me and 2 others on a mini road trip driving through country winding roads. I suffer from panic attacks and he was driving around 80mph in a 40 zone. We reached a bend and he lost control of the car and we began spinning. It had been heavily raining that day...
    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 16-17, F Aug 14

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    School is starting tomorrow /:

    but I'm stocked up on meds
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Can someone please help me feel normal again.

    I don't feel like myself. I need help. I just need a quick fix!
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    weeshil weeshil 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    I haven't realized how bad my anxiety got into

    things started to slow down.... I was at my height of it during the middle of the school year. I was skipping practices for track because last year I had a panic attack at a meet and I've been scared to fully commit ever since . I stopped doing my homework because I'm just so...
    Anonymousgirl8 Anonymousgirl8 16-17, F 1 Response May 23

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    weeshil weeshil 41-45, F Sep 5

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    I'm currently freaking out

    and need a distraction I have chest tightness and it's making me go into over load I've been extremely tired lately which is making me worried too someone help me please
    stjlynn86 stjlynn86 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    RockBandsLover01 RockBandsLover01 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Im worry so much about stuff

    that is not even worth worrying about, i love trying everything new and have new experiences but i cant because im too afraid.. I need help
    Nobody112 Nobody112 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Frightening.

    Some times for no reason at all, I feel like I cannot breathe, and my eyes well up and I cry. I feel panicked. I feel this sense of impending doom on my life, on my heart... some times I wake up in the middle of the night because I've had a bad dream, or I am sweating for no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 29, 2013

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    I've noticed now when I force myself to get out

    and exercise like run a mile, do some indoor cardio routines or lift weights, I feel very calm afterwards. Exercise is a great tool to help better deal with anxiety! It sucks when you're anxious or exhausted but trying to push yourself to hit the gym, an empty room or even your...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 1 Response Feb 4

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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 Sep 12

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    I have found that working out helps my anxiety

    a bit. Rough to get started if you're feeling anxious, but I feel so much better and accomplished once I finish a hard work out! Even a simple jog would probably do. I suggest it to all you anxiety goers out there. Get active and burn up some of that excess adrenaline and...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 Jun 4

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    I Want to Be Alone

    I am supposed to go to the VA hospital on the 15th of October. It was 11:59 PM when I decided I wasn't going. I don't feel comfortable about seeing my doctor right now.  I was scheduled to see him due to to an emergency admittance to the hospital two weeks...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F 6 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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