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I Suffer From Generalized Axiety Disorder and Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    I had and am still suffering from an eating disorder. I got to a very low weight and I was sick, my hair was breaking off, and I was always out of breath. I recently joined a sport...
    idk013 idk013 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I happened to find a book in the bookstore about a year ago..."Borderline Personality Disorder for Dummies." I just opened it to read it some...and it was ME. Finally...something...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    They want and make me eat so I have to... Sadly I don't want to so I'm sitting here crying... I'm sorry I'm not perfect for you two..
    vyrlox vyrlox 18-21, F Dec 6

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    During my years of being anorexic, I also suffered from depression. I took anti-depressants for a while after getting out of treatment, but that doesn't mean I still don't suffer...
    BwayGirl676 BwayGirl676 22-25, F Dec 15

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    I didn't mean to fall in love with him--I just did. He was just a schoolmate back in College. But ever since one of my classmates said that we looked good together, my suffering...
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I've been suffering from this since I was 8 yrs old. It started with my eyelashes but I quit that by the time I was 10 and around that time I started pulling the hair on my head. I...
    darci0796 darci0796 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I really hate living with pmdd. I feel like no one takes me seriously because I get sad and cry over everything... I don't really feel welcome in my home anymore, and I guess it's...
    MimiRainbow MimiRainbow 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    are any of you in Australia and have been through all the elimination processes.... my GPs are not helpful and I'm on a year long waiting list to see a rheumatologist.. and I'm...
    tljsmtc tljsmtc 22-25, F Dec 7

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    I've suffered from HH for at least 52 years! I'm now 58 and I can remember the sweaty hands when I was about 6 years old. I've always lived in one of the most hot and humid...
    LynnetteP LynnetteP 56-60, F Dec 9

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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...
    lucycain2808 lucycain2808 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Suffered from IBS for as long as I can remember. Have memories of having a stomach ache after every lunch in the first and second grade. Growing up it was mostly IBS attacks...
    K14A07M K14A07M 22-25, F Dec 2

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    I been suffering from chronic pain for 17 years now. I have nerve damage in both legs. Looking to make friends to help each other when we are having bad pain day.
    MrShecter MrShecter 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I don't know why I do but I always suffer from headaches when I sleep at day instead of night or when I don't eat or drink water My headaches where worst than this I had an...
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 17

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    Just as the title suggests I suffer from maladaptive day dreaming, I've had this particular issue for as long as I can remember. earliest memory I have of my daydreaming is when I...
    Chason92 Chason92 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    The best article I've read about depression yet!!! What I Wish People Knew about Depression By Therese J. Borchard Associate Editor robin-williamsSomeone recently asked me to...
    heavenlyskyflower heavenlyskyflower 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    OCD is when: Numbers remind you of the worst moments of your life. You can't walk into that room because you have a bad feeling. You can't hurt that stuffed animal because it has...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I become depressed even though nothing is happening in my life which is common for people who suffer on and off for yrs. I also have arthritis in my right knee, and spine...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've had depression all my life. Pretty much since the very young age of 9-10 yearsold. It's had its ups and downs. What I mean is, I was able to get it to a manageable level but...
    Machan94 Machan94 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I told my mum about my social anxiety. I'm not going to school, school is a place full of judgemental *** holes and so is this stupid house ._. I hate home more than I hate school...
    0Worthless0 0Worthless0 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I was winning. My lovely and I fought it away, its been at bay for two years, minus the inevitable relapse. This isn't relapse. I fought my depression by personifying it into a...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M Dec 14

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    Today I'll find out. If I lived up to their standard in the background check, and if I can start next week. I'm bracing myself for a fall into the abyss of dark depression. If this...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 4

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    My life has reached a point where nothing makes me happy any more. My life is miserable. I know I am better off than people who don't have a home, or food to eat but that isn't the...
    cobainkurt cobainkurt 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I finally told my beat friend of 6 years about my depression.. There's a reason she's my best friend. She cares so much
    Asi15 Asi15 16-17, M Dec 9

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    All that depression for nothing. Starting my new job next week. I overreacted, felt the burden of the last 19 months of rejections taking over and predicting the worst. I am...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    "Suffering"? No, not really. Clinically depressed, but never feel it. It doesn't make sense. These stupid humans do know what the **** they are talking about.
    JezebelWhitman JezebelWhitman 16-17, F Dec 14

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    Things were going pretty well for a couple of months. At least to the point where I could fake it. Now I'm in that **** pit again. 4 days to Christmas, day 8 of stomach flu. I don...
    ZigNamaste ZigNamaste 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    trying to be someone i'm not is hard maybe in a way it's who i wanna be. its an endless strugle,its so hard i never wanted to fit the mold of society but here i am doing it or...
    sixlives sixlives 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I am extremely depressed. I feel so bad. I just want to die or hurt myself really bad. No one likes to be around me. I'm a burden to my family. I feel like I have an anchor tied to...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 30

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    my daydreaming experiences have been a real part of my life since i was a child. beginning with imagining a whole world which existed underground to the creation of a dual world...
    andymojo andymojo 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm suffering too..and i think i almost experienced,,visual, auditory, tactile, and feeling like your body is light and a force pulling on the left..What shall i do?
    reignxox reignxox 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I have been recovering from an ed for over half a year. I am getting worried because I've missed my period for a while year. What should I do?????
    comfortablynumb9 comfortablynumb9 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    How I wish I could sleep in utter peace, silence, and dreams of pure, ivory, melodies that make me feel complete calmness? I wish for once in a while my mind would be peaceful when...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    In a nutshell ... My 8 year old brother died un expectantly from cancer when I was 7. I am older / mature. I have zero memories of him. Due to our intense / aggressive...
    JoshM1974 JoshM1974 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Here's where it all began. I just started living on my own and I came across an article that tried to teach you how to go into a lucid dream. I had no idea what a lucid dream was...
    LostTech LostTech 18-21 1 day ago

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    I never expected to discover there is a term for what I have been experiencing since my earliest age I can recall. I have always felt intensely protective of my daydreaming, as if...
    rattikin rattikin 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Wow I didn't realize this many people experience it. I used to think I was haunted or something before I knew what it was. I'd always feel like this evil presence was standing over...
    imatulipinacup imatulipinacup 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I thought I would share my story. The first time this happened to me I was 11 years old. I feel asleep as usual, but this night I had a nightmare of my room catching on fire and I...
    demipuff demipuff 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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    My husband of 13 yrs has been living with chronic pain (testicular) for over 4 years now. The cause is due to a nerve disease. He's always been hilarious, the life of the party...
    watershed watershed 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Growing up in my household, my parents always argued and my dad was really horrible so I would always make an escape in daydreaming. As I grew up, I dated celebrities and other...
    lovelyann lovelyann 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I don't know if this has happened to anyone but it has to me. I had this daydream that I was a successful business woman by day and serial killer by night and although being a...
    lovelyann lovelyann 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    From sexual molestation. I can't Handel big crowds. Don't go in bathrooms very well.. Too many males around me makes me have a mini panic attack. Males I don't know make me nervous...
    K1PST3R K1PST3R 16-17, F