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I Suffer From Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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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, 2014

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    it's am 2:41 now..i still up i feel anxiety.

    ..and lonely as hell. i am all alone. PM me..
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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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    This is going to lead onto another panic attack

    I just know it. This is stressing me the **** out. Great... -.- Why can't you just leave it alone?!
    kittykattt6918 kittykattt6918 13-15, F Dec 23, 2014

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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 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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    Indeed. In the beginning of this year I had to

    present a project in front of the class.. I'm usually a person who stays quiet and just gets the work done. I don't socialize or volunteer for stuff, or really put myself out there. So when I found out I had to present I worried myself so much that when I actually had to do it...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Maybe some of you read my post about when.

    I almost died at a concert. I have always had panic attacks before but I feel like I've already gotten over what happened at the concert. I guess not though because now I have trouble sleeping thinking about going to work or going somewhere gets me nervous. I don't want to leave...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    Currently in the middle of an episode

    as of the moment. It is so bad it actually woke me up from the intensity. Everything in my life is **** right now and I feel like the worst person alive. Im in a relationship with a man who annoys me and I gain no sexual pleasures from and Im too scared to end it because I'm a...
    CutttieBaby CutttieBaby 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Right ppl there must be ppl out there that's

    tried supplements for anxiety and panic attacks what has ppl tried please share on this subject
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Queennnnnnn Queennnnnnn 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 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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    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 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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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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    Yep. I'm having another panic attack.

    How do you like... Calm yourself down. Cuz I can't seem to do it
    kittykattt6918 kittykattt6918 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    Oh boy, I started Uni again today.

    Everything went perfect, actually. I made a new friend, my classes are great. But I'm suddenly so overwhelmed. Every time I had to introduce myself, I could feel my breath hitching and just panic and anxiety rising up. And I did just fine, I even introduced myself and...
    Sophilu Sophilu 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Day two of vit d vit b6 vit c with zinc

    magnesium omega 3 capsules and suntheanine feeling calm and relaxed so far so good
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F Nov 26, 2014

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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...
    JesseLeeJames JesseLeeJames 46-50, M Nov 10, 2014

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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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    And so my attacks are back.

    .. Started yesterday in my class, it was a pretty normal day but then... I didnt like the group of friends I hang out this semester.. I mean yeah it's just the start of the semester but there's these girls who I absolutely dont want to be around because I dont like their...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F Jan 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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    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 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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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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    and through my last 2 years it consumed my life.

    I have lost everything besides my passion for the restaurant busines. im from south jersey but am honestly just looking to make some friends, whats up?
    callmeCheffy callmeCheffy 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 Feb 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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 Oct 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Feel an anxiety tack comming on.

    .. I break out in hives really bad ... Docs got me on 4 diff meds this is bull!!!
    dizzyupthegirl1 dizzyupthegirl1 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    diepu diepu 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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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 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    Whenever I feel free of them,

    they come back. Today, I felt incredibly good to start with, which is quite rare. Usually I'm operating at around 90% physically and mentally at best, but today was very close to 100% initially. However, this afternoon it all changed. Around 4:30pm at work, the managing...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2014

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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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