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I Suffer From Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Hi i am 15 and i suffer from anxiety

    and panic attacks. i have been suffering anxiety for 3 years and i have been suffering panic attacks for 5 years and i hate it so much
    cortneylilymarshall cortneylilymarshall 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    niicolledani niicolledani 18-21, F Apr 7

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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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    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 3 Responses Jan 7

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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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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 Jan 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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    Anyone know the feeling of feeling empty

    and alone? Having anxiety attacks and feeling hopeless? Having your blood rush everywhere when you get anxious? Feeling like there's no point to finish anything you've started? Feeling like a failure? Hating yourself?
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My first panic attack was

    when I was hiking up a mountain for a school trip , which was about 8 miles up and 8 miles down. Close to the top, I just stopped there and I couldn't breath. The rest of the class kept going, but a few teachers and chaperones stayed with me to try and get me to calm down. They...
    xCrowSong xCrowSong 13-15, F 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes when I don't know how to solve a

    question I get very very anxious and panicking . It is like u are thinking something very hard but the idea just seems to not come out from your head. It is like u have many thoughts in your head and then u start naming weird noises .u just can't think straight because there are...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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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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