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I Suffer From Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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    My anxiety is ridiculous.

    I know it stems from the fact I'm driven to do so well and have put so much extra pressure on myself, but when things go wrong I have trouble handling the people who would rather spend their time harassing me. Yesterday I HAD to wear my glasses to school... I hate them and it...
    KaylaVB19 KaylaVB19 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    Panic attacks and agoraphobia are the worst

    things ever. This has really hindered my life. . Anyone else suffer from panic attacks? What awful symptoms and after-symptoms do you experience?
    EmiKuma EmiKuma 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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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, 2014

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    I feel like I can't even breathe right now

    and I hate it I know why I'm panicking and I wish I could tell the person who's causing them so it can go away I feel trapped
    ForeverDenyingIt ForeverDenyingIt 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    I have also been diagnosed with Agoraphobia .

    All my life i knew that something was wrong with me but i put it off as thats just how i am , i always wanted to be to myself , never wanted to hang out are be around other people . I wanted to fit in and be apart of things but something just wouldnt let me , Later on in the...
    rosesbh123 rosesbh123 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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    I have suffered from these all my life

    and I have learned to control them better. I have severe anxiety! So I understand you guys if your just experiencing this or needing advice or have questions about it don't hesitate to ask!
    DarkWorld98 DarkWorld98 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Hey guys x I know wat some of u are going

    through I know it's hard but if any one needs anything I'm here x I started this blog so people could see what me and other people are going through x comment if u have a question x bye xx
    chlosblogx chlosblogx 13-15, F Feb 24

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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 22-25 Jun 4, 2014

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    So first you're jittery.

    . u don't know why and u can't help it... You pass it off as some random sensation.. But it wont go away. And then it hits! You feel like your heart's on the floor and u accidentally stepped on it... You get this overwhelming sensation that you need to move or just leave...
    JuhNi JuhNi 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 12

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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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    I want to get help with my anxiety

    but it's really hard. I was disappointed with my school counselor and I don't have access to a more advanced professional that I really need to talk to. I have social anxiety and panic attacks that can last up to a whole day. I think I might have panic disorder. I'm reading all...
    Shadowshow Shadowshow 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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    I once had a panic attack in the middle of an

    exam. That was the most embarrassing and stressful moment of my life.
    CityOfSouls CityOfSouls 16-17, F Feb 11

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    This is a PSA for anyone

    that has trouble breathing when they have a panic attack. I recently started having panic attacks regularly. I used to get them once a year. Now it's more like once a week. It sucks, but I'm learning a lot. I just found out that breathing into a paper bag is a real thing that...
    ElleEstJolieLaide ElleEstJolieLaide 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    I have had it under control.

    No attack for 2 1/2 years. I am calming down from one now. Someone got into my house. Had to call 911. I am still trying to calm down.
    curiouskitty23 curiouskitty23 18-21, F Jun 7

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    For as long as I can remember.

    .. I could go on for paragraphs of my times. About how it started, how it could have started, and how I want it to end. How it almost could have ended, how I'm plagued by it. I could have had it since I was a child and not known, it was only in high school that I found its...
    Sophilu Sophilu 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    Involuntarily. Thanks to greedy pill makers

    Paying to relabel seroquel. Regardless of who it harms. But. EP Link
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 25

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    I just realized that I've been working from the

    inside out, when I should be working from the outside in. People say, "Just do it." I say I can't, but I can. I only think that I can't. The longer I think about it, the more anxious I will become. Maybe I've been fighting this neurotic thinking with more neurotic thinking, when...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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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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    Today was the first time I've had to leave

    class due to a panic attack. Yet I felt calm and in control as I asked to excuse myself. It was strange. It was over simply reading a portion of the text in class but for whatever reason, I could not focus on constructing the sentences. I was embarrassed upon returning but was...
    NickDoggN9ne NickDoggN9ne 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 10

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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, 2014

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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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    Has anyone ****** up their back

    after a major anxiety/panic attack? 2 days on and my back and neck are still hurting!!
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    My anxiety and panic attacks got

    so bad, to the point where it caused a lot of physical problems, such as breathing, swallowing, sleeping, etc. I finally went to see a doctor about it a few weeks ago, and she prescribed medication for me. I still have anxiety on a daily basis, to a point, but as for the extra...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I have to stop myself

    when I start crying because I start hyperventilating an can't breath.
    Jamiemeg88 Jamiemeg88 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    Usually when I get an anxiety attack I feel

    like I am choking and then like I can't breathe. Sometimes being in a stressful situation or being around a lot of people sets me off. Or sometimes the physical parts of the panic attack start for no reason then it really freaks me out. I was on xanax and colonopin (dont know if...
    princessjess32 princessjess32 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    niicolledani niicolledani 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I have really bad anxiety

    and panic attacks. This one time, I was part of this dance, that was going to be part if a fundraiser, well right before the show I was freaking out. I couldn't breathe, my eyes were watery, and I was shaking violently. My friends told me to drink water so I could calm my nerves...
    LurkingShadow LurkingShadow 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I tried to watch a movie called "Side Effects"

    it was about a women who was depressed and got meds, but they had a side effect of sleep walking. . . well her husband wouldn't leave her alone, and she stabbed him. This movie is the only thing I think could have given me an panic attack. . . I had extreme sense of doom, my...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    Well.. this didn't went

    as expected.. It all started out so damn well. 2 days ago I was going to my very first dance festival by bus. DefQon 1. A heavy electronic music festival, exactly my taste of music. I looked forward so much on it. The bus ride took two hours at the least but that didn't made...
    ChocolateMountain ChocolateMountain 18-21, M Jun 21

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2014

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    For most of my life I've experienced this

    feeling of anxiety, panic, mania, and depression all in full swing... There never seems to be a break between the emotions.They all come at once, or there's nothing at all.. No feeling, no care, no thoughts, just emptiness... But why is it when my emotions fly that they hit me...
    behindthesegemineyes behindthesegemineyes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    ****... Its happening again,

    stop! Stop right now! Not having this, Irefuse. I refuse. Stop shaking and ****, stop it. **** you. **** you....
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I don't think people realize how hard it is

    when your friends don't understand your anxiety and when you need support. It's so hard especially being in a new place with no friends who don't know me. I hate going out and getting drunk with people I don't know so I'm hesitant to go out and do that and new people take that...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Not a day goes by that I don't suffer from

    anxiety. Mine is more related to a fear of being sick. It's nice though to know I'm not by myself. Not in a selfish was. just spent a long time thinking I was the only one.
    lucycain2808 lucycain2808 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    I had to go to a doctor

    for my attack I had the other day. I had become dehydrated and my blood sugar was low as well. My anxiety had literally distracted me from eating for two days. I can't handle this.
    MeredithLaine MeredithLaine 16-17, F Jun 7

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    Panic attacks are the worst,

    most debilitating thing in the world! It deprives one from living life. I know. It started in my 20's. I could not go to the grocery store, drive through tunnels or over bridges, sign my name on a dotted line, remember the year I was born. I've been on meds since 18. I'm now 43...
    2bMeAgain 2bMeAgain 41-45 1 Response Jun 27

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    This really sucks, those

    who suffer from this know what i mean.
    usedandabused73 usedandabused73 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    went rushing to the er this morning

    after having a full blown panic attack i woke up when it started my breathing is what brought the anxiety in the first place so in the er they did full blood work / lung xray / ecg all came back normal.they said cits anxiety related .im still anxious feels like im going to...
    js2231 js2231 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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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 Oct 19, 2014

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    i get really bad panic attacks

    when i go to supermarkets everything is just so big and i feel like it's just eating me up the lights in the store start going unbearably bright for me and i feel like the walls are closing in on me.. and when i'm a passenger in a car and it's going to fast or it's on the...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    vf702 vf702 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    Just had a panic attack a little

    while ago, and still trying to calm down. Honestly felt like I was dying. I feel like I am losing control and going crazy and can't take much more of this.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F May 24

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    I have been getting severe anxiety

    and panic attacks over the last few years. To the point it can be debilitating, and I stop functioning. I had a psychic tell me it was because I was a "sensitive" or a "medium" who was blocking information - that sounds crazy I know, about as crazy as this disease. It's crazy...
    strangeevents strangeevents 31-35, F Jun 11

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    Had a panic attack when Facebook suggested my ex

    as a friend (he didn't have an account before this) & I just couldn't breathe, started sobbing. My ex emotionally & sometimes physically abused me. Once I started to cry I had to text my current boyfriend awake, I couldn't calm down until an hour & a half later
    SempiternalDream SempiternalDream 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Does anyone have any tips on how to stop a

    panic attack with out meds ... I'm trying to control them with out taking anything
    roseanne00 roseanne00 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Today I went to lunch with my family

    and we went to a really crowded place and I knew I wasn't going to be able to stay. But I tried and there where more than 150 in that room. I started crying Bc I was having a panic/anxiety attack. So we had to go somewhere else. I feel really bad.
    stacyjean99 stacyjean99 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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