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I Suffer From Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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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

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    Okay so I've always had anxiety problems like

    sometimes when I'm at a table and I don't touch something I start getting nervous. Or even when I'm eating something.. I constantly have to be doing something lol. Sometimes I don't even notice it. But I believe that as I gotten older it has just gotten worse. I don't really get...
    iAteYourCrayon iAteYourCrayon 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5

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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

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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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

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    This all started last Monday,

    we were reading 'of mice and men' in my English class when suddenly I had a wave of feeling sick and faint. (I think it was my blood sugar levels or blood pressure). I started to panic because I have a fear of being sick therefore leading to a panic attack. I turned to my friend...
    clokkers clokkers 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 13

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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 2 Responses Oct 19

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    Going back home after a tough year,

    feeling terrible but I'm staying strong!!! ...I hope?
    Sophilu Sophilu 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    ive been forced to sit in the cafeteria.

    .. too many people got my anxiety shooting thru the darn roof
    aijmeerah aijmeerah 16-17, F Sep 5

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    School is starting tomorrow /:

    but I'm stocked up on meds
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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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 2 days ago

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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

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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

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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

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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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    Queennnnnnn Queennnnnnn 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Last year was my first year in college

    and I barely made it to October before I left school because I had major depression. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. This year I return as a freshman again and I'm still miserable. I keep having anxiety and panic attacks because of school. It's the first week and...
    lissfred58 lissfred58 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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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 2 Responses Nov 27

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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 4 Responses Jul 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

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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

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    RockBandsLover01 RockBandsLover01 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Im worry so much about stuff

    that is not even worth worrying about, i love trying everything new and have new experiences but i cant because im too afraid.. I need help
    Nobody112 Nobody112 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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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

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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

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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 4 Responses Oct 1

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 2

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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 2 days ago

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    I never did until i got abused,

    some days i get like.. 4 panic attacks, sometimes it goes a while, i feel like my mind is going to explode when i get one, ugh.. they're terrifying
    RazorToMySkin RazorToMySkin 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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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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    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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    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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    Just suffered from a panic attack in my second

    week at school, and I pushed away the only person I could truly talk to it about. I just ****** it all up.
    LocketRainbow LocketRainbow 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    diepu diepu 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 29

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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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    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

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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

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