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I Suffer From Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I got stuck in a elevator

    for the first time
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 9

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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 4 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    i had a HaD panic attack today,

    I left my purse at my friends house m started trippin' omg! i was crying when she brought it ya me!!! i love her so much! she is my bestie! I texted her crazy ****!!! it was my BPD taking over! I'm glad I got it back and calmed down! yes, today i was drama queen! n even tho she...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Jul 12

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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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    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 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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    I'm here for help with anxiety.

    I can't over come it and I've tried billions of things. I'm looking for some people to relate to❤️
    Kala06 Kala06 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I go back to school today,

    I haven't slept and have had two panic attacks already. I'm so afraid, I can't breath and I just want to hide in my room and cry. I can feel another panic attack coming on just typing this, I'm so scared and I don't even know why. I hate my anxiety. It feels like someone has...
    EricaAudrey22 EricaAudrey22 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Just experienced my fifth panick attack in one

    night :( wondering if I should go to the ER.
    Ashhcue303 Ashhcue303 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    seriously? right now?

    I was under siege for the last six days of my life and attack just happened right now. it should be days ago.
    catacomb catacomb 66-70 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    I have anxiety and panic attacks in general,

    but the worst kind I get is food anxiety. Ever since I was like six I've HATED restaurants and always thought I was going to throw up, and only about a year or so ago I figured out what was wrong. I'm 15 now. I love/hate eating, because I HATE feeling full. Feeling full at all...
    helloo12121 helloo12121 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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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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    I have anxiety attacks

    that always activate my asthma.
    cometdust cometdust 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I don't know why I have them.

    For example, I enter a room full of other people. I'm fine at first even making conversation and then suddenly my stomach becomes queasy and I start sweating. Then I have to go outside to be alone. I'm a extrovert and have spoken in front of an audience before but I don't...
    Neveroutofsight1901 Neveroutofsight1901 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Last year was probably the worst

    when I didn't even have a clue what they were - I had an inkling but I didn't want to add on another issue I had to deal with. They felt like heartattacks but I knew that in women they weren't that huge but I called the ambulance everytime. I knew they were tired of seeing me...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 3 Responses Feb 12

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    Not sure if you would call it anxiety,

    or even panic for that matter. I just know when I am dropped off somewhere alone for a while I grow impatient and anxious. Sometimes if it takes incredibly long, I will feel myself wanting to cry! Can anyone relate?
    WhoAreWeIsTheQuestion WhoAreWeIsTheQuestion 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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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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    shaking. shaking. shaking.

    can't breathe. tighten chest. wanted to vomit. shaking. chest pain. back pain. shaking shaking shaking.
    catacomb catacomb 66-70 1 Response Jul 14

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    I don't think it's true anxiety,

    but sometimes I'm with my friends and I begin to start thinking too much. Don't get me wrong, I'm a writer and a thinker, but sometimes I get to some point and I feel like I'm suffocating. I can't breath and I can't stop it from happening. And nobody ever really notices. I don't...
    Kwills7 Kwills7 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Currently having a panic attack

    and I can't stop ... It's sad how I can't go a day without thinking about killing myself. I just can't imagine myself living till the age of 20
    kxtrinx kxtrinx 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Worst first day ever ); Everyone in all of my

    classes are rude and I got lost so many times. I just want to go home and never come back here
    kxtrinx kxtrinx 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    help. my boyfriends 4 year old daughter is

    coming to visit for a week or two. this would be my first time meeting her. Im scared and had a panic attack. I'm emotionally unstable, I have Borderline lets disorder and jealousy issues regarding his ex but I won't be meeting her. I don't know why I'm panicking about this I...
    Kikiana1 Kikiana1 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    literally just woke up into a panic attack

    and thought that I was still dreaming. going to be hard to get back to sleep
    kyfry kyfry 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 just had my second panic attack in two days.

    :/ I don't know why this is happening
    Ashhcue303 Ashhcue303 18-21, F Jul 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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    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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    didnt take med this am

    because of waking at 3 am with anxiety attack for past two nights will try taking at night but now im scared taking it at all incase it makes things worse and on top of that my acid reflux is acting up so bad i feel like crap !!!
    js2231 js2231 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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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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    I don't think it's wise to post this but.

    .. I have to tell someone. I can't even tell my boyfriend and I tell him everything that happens to me. He knows Everything about me... except this... He knows I have anxiety and suffer from panic attacks. Most people I know do, they kind of have to. It's just that I'm not sure...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 12

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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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    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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    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 can feel when it is going to happen

    but I cannot stop it and I know they are getting worse
    koalabisch koalabisch 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    my teacher had me go up in front of class 2 day

    to present my presentation....I was already nervous & scared b4 I got called on but I was loosening my breath control & start shaking & wen I was up in front of the class to speak... I spoke a couple words & I messed up after that I couldn't speak my heart was racing & my hand...
    raythedragon raythedragon 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This happens to me and it's

    so scary. I feel like I'm suffocating.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Anxiety is just the tip of the iceberg

    for me. I saw a therapist today for the first time, and I'll be seeing a psychiatrist next month. I have my fingers crossed. I hope to see some improvements.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 9

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    I am feeling ill again

    so week on Thursday I am off to see my Doctor hope she can help me with this anxiousty I keep getting, if not looks like I will be finding a new doctor.
    Bikerbabe52 Bikerbabe52 51-55, F Aug 6