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I Suffer From Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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    It's been a rough two days.

    .. I had been doing so well on my new long term medicine, barely any anxiety for almost two weeks! And yesterday and today have just been plain hard. I'm feeling down. I just want to start improving again. I never give up.. I just want to be normal and feel human again. I had at...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 1 Response Jun 13

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    When I was in 3rd grade I discovered I have

    separation anxiety. Well I just have plain old anxiety. I started to miss my family and dread when I had to school. I cried to death at lunch and never ate. I started loosing weight too. Then my mom got me therapist and I learned to deal with it. Yes I have anxiety. I'm not...
    moopoo98 moopoo98 13-15, F May 17

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    Whenever I hear a white sound (still

    and calm)🍂, I feel like I hear arguments and get really nervous and angry for some reason 😣 I'm a happy girl who hasn't had anything miserable in my life happen (overall) Anybody know what's going on?
    Imperfect15 Imperfect15 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 16

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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 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm lost right now. Looking

    for ways to get rid of my problems and everything that make me anxious. Everyday I think about suicide.
    AnaPaulaOlive AnaPaulaOlive 26-30, F Jun 23

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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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    Especially after the heartt attacks on a bad

    med. But got pals before then. Got them by helping them. So. EP Link
    converted converted 46-50, M Jun 8

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    I had an acid reflux attack in a movie theater

    and my throat closed while I was eating popcorn now every time I go to the movies and eat popcorn I have an anxiety attack XD
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F May 20

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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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    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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    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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    I suffer from panic attacks regularly.

    I can't leave my house without panicking about needing the toilet or not feeling well! Its horrible and it's ruining my life. I went to my doctor and he diagnosed me with IBS but didn't do anything about my anxiety! I need it to stop its taking over my life. I'm starting to even...
    jackcx jackcx 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16

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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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    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 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    Its been getting worse over the last two years.

    I have always had it. I sometimes get it where it flares up for months on end. I will get depressed about something stupid and no matter how hard I try I can't get the worry out of my head. I always get scared I just can't take it everything makes me feel bad. I haven't worked...
    joelex300 joelex300 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I had such a bad panic attack last year

    that it actually caused me to pass out, while I was driving which then lead to my first and only car accident. I've had anxiety attacks since the 3rd grade, and have had panic disorder for eight years!
    Claire1111 Claire1111 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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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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    Hello To Everyone

    I have suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for a very long time. From little things because of my looks and my shortcomings to a terror of the uncertainty of the future. It has been quite debilitating and only now I have realized of how much of my life has been lost due to...
    myjourney72 myjourney72 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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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 don't experience anxiety

    or panic attacks on a daily basis. It doesn't effect my life. But I do get panic attacks when doing, thinking or talking about doing an activity. And it makes me mad cuz my bf will try to get me to do stuff that causes me to start having a panic attack. He doesn't understand...
    peach17 peach17 22-25, F Jun 17

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    My World Crumbles Underneath My Feet

    When I have a panic attack, everything starts to change around me and it is frightening. First, my chest starts to hurt and it feels like it is caving or sinking in. My heart begins to race faster than usual and I experience shortness of breath. My hands are locked in one...
    beautywithin20 beautywithin20 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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    It's not an everyday kind of thing,

    I almost always have anxiety when in going to do something fun or that can be ruined easily. I only have small panic attacks ( usually), once I was looking up creepy pastas and I literally had one for two days in a row not sleeping ones of the nights I take nightly relaxing tea...
    100problems 100problems 13-15, F Jun 17

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 16-17, F 8 Responses Jun 15

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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 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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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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    I hate this! I'm shaking

    and scared. I just don't feel normal, I have things I need to do today. And tomorrow. Can anyone help ):
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I was only diagnosed with anxiety sometime a

    year or so ago bit when us was it made the rest of the world seem to make sense. My reasons for nerves so bad that I bite my nails to the bed, for double and triple checking locks at night to interpreting the slightest change in things as the worst thing ever. I have spent most...
    VBLOVE1106 VBLOVE1106 22-25, F Apr 2

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    Stopped taking my anxiety medicine

    for two days & felt tired all day plus had a major panic attack where my throat felt like it's closing up and my hands become all sweaty. I just want want to be done taking these pills, why does a pill everyday depend on my self happiness. Can't I be normal?
    michigankyle michigankyle 22-25, M 2 Responses May 20

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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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    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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    This Might Not Make Sense

    Yesterday I emerged from edge of insanity. I woke up at 5am and my mind started reeling out of control. I imagined myself on the streets grabbing people and saying "Help me!" and upon seeing their fearful or angry looks, pushing them away. this thought only made me feel worse. My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 31, 2010

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    I get really embarrassed

    when I get anxiety or panic attacks in school because the people might think there is something wrong with me. And that sets off more anxiety. I always cry when I get anxiety. It's really embarrassing in public like school.. My class mates must think I'm a cry baby. :/
    Isismeow1 Isismeow1 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    jasminenator17 jasminenator17 18-21, F Jun 13

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    And it all started when my father passed away

    in 2008. Horrible feeling, I wish only the best for those who also suffer from this.
    Rune2u Rune2u 18-21, M 1 Response May 20

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    Spinning

    i haven't had such bad anxiety since i was a kid but it feels like its getting worse... i had a panic attack last week before one of my exams and missed it cause i couldn't function right and i ended up passing out. later i went to the doctor and got a note so it wasn't a big...
    Anicia47 Anicia47 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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    poppyd2 poppyd2 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 14

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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 can't even spend the night at my boyfriends

    house without having anxiety and panic attacks. I want to be normal! Does any body have advice. And has anyone heard of contamination anxiety?
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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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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    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...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 1 Response Feb 4

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    I think I've had this ever

    since I was a little girl.. looking back now, i realized i really have had this at a young age up to now. Add to that, It's a lot lot worse now. It started when I was in kindergarden.. I would feel scared during class and whenever it's time to go home, I instantly want to go...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F 4 Responses May 26

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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...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Jun 4

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    Who Has Overcome It?

    Ive been reading the stories here in the "I Suffer from Anxiety and Panic Attacks" group, and my experience has been very similar to MANY others.Had my first Attack totally out of the blue one night (taught it was a heart attack) .... dizzy, chest pain, couldn't breath, sweating...
    ShaneGibson ShaneGibson 22-25, M 1 Response May 20, 2012

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    I Suffer From Anxiety And Panic Attacks

    I have had anxiety for years. It then turned into also panic attacks. I have had such a bad attack while driving, that had to pull over and call 911 while I had my 10yr old daughter in the car with me! I have been thru several programs for anxiety and panic. I have also been in...
    ILYJA ILYJA 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2011

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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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 13-15, F 1 Response May 23

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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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    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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    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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    I have panic attacks

    and anxiety mostly at night. I get scared of every little thing. I can't sleep at all at night I will fall asleep but not until like 3-5 am I hate it so much. Sometimes I even wake up from breathing really hard and not being able to control it. I had to become homeschooled...
    RobertsLove17 RobertsLove17 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    A Cell Of Panic Attacks

    i just hate panic atacks i feel like it puts me in a cell ive got to take controle of them. ive been put on meds and i hate it the side effects but i may have to give in to the meds. i know some of my triggers not all of them i try counting or thinking iam lying in a field of...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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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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