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I Suffer From Generalized Axiety Disorder and Depression

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    Progressive Relaxation & Stuff

    I'm going to start this topic off by indicating that this thread is going to be addressing several things, not just progressive relaxation. I just got home from the university today and one of my neighbors pulled me into a discussion about Ambien. Like me, his anxiety often gets...
    GeorgeGlass GeorgeGlass 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    Is It Gad?

    I honestly don't know if I suffer from GAD. I've never been diagnosed with it. I'm simply writing this "story" because last night I was so miserable i couldn't sleep and I cried like I haven't in a very long time. Ever since I can remember I've been a shy, nervous person. As...
    Femmebleu Femmebleu 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2010

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    I Want Nothing.....

    I want nothing. No identity. But with nothing comes everything. A whole lot of nothing. No identity. No name. No memories. Nothing. No pain. No fears. No tears. No worries. No cares. Nothing. But with nothing comes everything. I want no thing.
    loveismyweapon94 loveismyweapon94 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    Yes, Its True!

    I really do suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and depression. What I think is funny, is that for the longest time I had absolutely no idea that I even HAD an anxiety disorder, apart from social anxiety anyway. The thing was, whether I was around people or not, I was...
    GeorgeGlass GeorgeGlass 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2009

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    This is my story.. I'm sixteen and I live in a small town... I'm choosing not to say where... Let's just say. I'm ANOREXIC. Yep you read that... So all I need from you is advice on...
    anagirl1234 anagirl1234 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I suffered from depression starting in elementary school due to being bullied in school and at home. It was on and off in 8th-10th grade. I tried committing suicide for the first...
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F Nov 2

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    I'm 25 and suffer from fibromyalgia, I have had this illness since I was 17 along with arthritis and struggle with the pain everyday... not a day goes by when I'm not in pain.. as...
    cbear89 cbear89 22-25, F Oct 22

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    I've had 3 surgeries on my left ankle, 2 on my right foot. Those were all between ages 15-17. I suffer from chronic pain daily. If I hurt my foot twisting it or if the weather is...
    ranchlife14 ranchlife14 18-21, F Nov 13

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    I suffer from obsessive thoughts and images and anxiety. My partner of four years broke up with me and I am completely lost and broken. I am unable to move on because I love him so...
    Rachelfrecklesmarie Rachelfrecklesmarie 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    It's tough living with anxiety, not only because the effects of anxiety alone are crippling, but also because people don't understand what it's like. My family doesn't even believe...
    amazingcuzitis amazingcuzitis 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It feels like my whole life is tumbling down. At times I'm so happy and socialable, but at times I withdraw and be isolated from my friends. At times I enjoy being with my friends...
    crimsonelise crimsonelise 18-21, F Nov 3

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    There are 500 people on this site who have GAD! Most GADDERS seem to be loners. But if you'd like to join me in forming a community for GAD folks, consider joining this private...
    worldbeat99 worldbeat99 56-60, M Oct 23

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

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    Today I felt so in despair and depressed. Money is depleting at a rapid pace while I'm still waiting to get a job. My family said mean things to me like I'm stupid and useless. I...
    Husky1011 Husky1011 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I suffer depression bad...so hard to talk about to someone else as its awekward..well im posting this up...I have depression I think its almost severe..i pretend to be happy but im...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Nov 14

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    No matter how bad i try to deny it or hide it...I still, no matter how bad ive tried fight it, have depression after all these years. Its like a dark cloud that just never goes...
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I have, and I know that it is one of the weirdest feelings ever. I had (have) clinical as well as situation induced depression, the former of which scares me the most. It's so odd...
    AngryTitan AngryTitan 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    A lot of people don't know my past story, When I was in 6th grade I was diagnosed with depression, I had severe anxiety and I couldn't handle it. I tried over dosing on pain...
    treya15 treya15 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    Depression, anxiety, and anger can overtake me. The anger is intoxicating, I can feel it radiate through my veins. The depression can be really bad. For years the meds I took...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 13

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    For so many years now I have been suffering and its all getting worser and worser. I thought the ones who were close to me were supposed to care for me and support me? They think...
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Real up on supplements that would help anxiety and kept seeing B complex. Bought it and have been taking it (almost every day) for about a month now. I have to say my anxiety has...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    His name is Joshua Renly and I've been dreaming of him since I was eight years old; during the day and at night, his life unfolds within the realms of my mind. For a time, I...
    mlynnikens mlynnikens 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I have been battling depression for years for circumstances I care not to share. Anxiety is not my friend but I thank god it's not something I have to deal with all the time. It's...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F Oct 27

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    I have been battling this fight of my life since i was around 6-7 years old. Thats when sexual abuse triggered it. I have panic and generalised anxiety. Also depression comes and...
    freespiritone freespiritone 22-25, F Oct 29

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    My life sucks!!! I am in this depression crap so deep right now.
    pmo77 pmo77 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 30

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    As much as you hate your illness and the way it's turned your life around, do you feel attached to it? I'm scared at the thought of recovery. I'd been dealing with depression for...
    electriccloud electriccloud 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Not in a depression. Just really hoping this new job works out. Tired of my old job. Been in the moving industry far to long.
    keepitreal78 keepitreal78 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I'm up to week 6 of a 12 week social anxiety course. Each session is 2 hours. I am noticing some improvements already. But I wouldn't recommend doing this kind of therapy until you...
    lisadee87 lisadee87 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Because I am self indulgent . Yes it is possible for damaged people to be self indulgent , I could have escaped from this years ago, but somehow is easier to dwell in the dark , to...
    SheSilvery SheSilvery 70+, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    For the last year I have been at the doctor constantly trying to get a diagnosis for pelvic pains. There are three kinds, constant dull pain across my entire abdomen, severe...
    erislaughs erislaughs 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I have realized the more I pretend to be ok, never really resolving my issues, never talking things out, stressing and crying when no one is looking no longer just affects me...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Nov 11

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    I've been dealing with this thing for quite some time, and I have to say that its a relief knowing that it at least has a name. And just so you know, I'm MDing even now. MD has...
    dddreamer dddreamer 26-30, M Oct 27

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    this is the first time i am about to share my daydreaming experience.i am from India i don't know exactly when i started daydreaming but i enjoyed it allot as it took me to a...
    nav287 nav287 16-17 1 Response Oct 25

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    I just found out about MD.... I googled "stuck in my daydreams" hoping for answers, and I found this... reading articles on it, I was like, I fit this to a "T"... I talked to my...
    Cass1991 Cass1991 22-25 1 Response Oct 25

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    I didn't realise that this was "A thing" until today. I've been daydreaming excessively since I was about 13 years old and it always revolves around a book, movie or tv show, where...
    aderyn42 aderyn42 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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    we knew each other every since we were in 7th grade but nothing started till the summer 0f 2012, at the time were freshman's becoming sophomores and that summer was one of the best...
    tametheli0n tametheli0n 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    "How the hell does a broken heart get back together when it falls apart?" I really don't know. I don't know how to feel better. How long is it going to take before I don't think...
    Miranda240 Miranda240 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    So for a month now I have been on amitriptyline and I have my appointment tomorrow and I have okay news for my dr even though she doesn't like how difficult I am to work with and...
    ThatoneinLove ThatoneinLove 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I daydream excessively. They aren't just short daydreams either. I go on for days with the same story going on in my mind. It's always the same people I daydream about too. Not...
    jessyjessxx jessyjessxx 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    I've done this for as long as I can remember. I think it started when my parents found out about my older sister's drug problem. They spent so much time concentrating on her that I...
    lovedaria lovedaria 26-30, F Oct 24

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    I am experiencing the consequences of decades of wrong choices. Economically, physically, socially and emotionally. From these four life issues I have the hope of positive change...
    JoshM1974 JoshM1974 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    Today, i was passing by the primary school when a little boy told me that Halloween was over and that I had to lose weight cause I'm fat. He was around 8.. How can you be so mean...
    everybodywantshappiness everybodywantshappiness 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    There was a time in my life when I didn't even the score, I su