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I Suffer From Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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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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    Just experienced my fifth panick attack in one

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

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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 6 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Had a panic attack last night,

    probably one of the scariest things, physically and emotionally, I've experienced :/
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Yesterday I got something.

    A weird feeling and I wanted to go away somewhere. I ran around in the apartment and cleaned it, tidy my room, moved clothes from one bar to the other one and was just hyper, my heart pounded fast. I wanted to take my pills, but they're are sleeping pills and I didn't wanted to...
    StephanieLycka StephanieLycka 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    shaking. shaking. shaking.

    can't breathe. tighten chest. wanted to vomit. shaking. chest pain. back pain. shaking shaking shaking.
    23rdcamp 23rdcamp 66-70 1 Response Jul 14

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I struggle with both of these

    and ptsd, depression, panic disorder, bipolar, and low self esteem. I have attempted suicide enough to know God isn't having it now. Anyone who can seriously relate not judge me, I will be here to talk anytime or listen.
    GingerJensen34 GingerJensen34 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12

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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 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 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...
    psychoval psychoval 36-40 Jul 12

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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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    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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    I have anxiety attacks

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

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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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    Offing Offing 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I find it rude how people with normal fear

    responses are quick to label themselves anxious. No, you're not. You don't know what it's like. An hour ago at 5AM, my anxiety started tor trigger migraines. So as I am feeling horribly bad and nauseous and feeling like taking my eyeballs out, my heart beat also got higher, I...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Jun 11

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I got stuck in a elevator

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

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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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    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 2 Responses Jun 11

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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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    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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    sadly and I hate it. My type of work

    even only make it worse. to survive... I just needed to air out my frustration elsewhere like what I'm doing right now.
    23rdcamp 23rdcamp 66-70 1 Response 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'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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jul 20

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    I just had my second panic attack in two days.

    :/ I don't know why this is happening
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F Jul 12

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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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    vf702 vf702 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 15

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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 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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