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I Suffer From Paranoia

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    Been There....

    i hate  being paranoid.always being watched. people should mind their own buisness. thats how i used to feel. im not as paranoid as before,but i still believe i was being followed. i dont tell too many people about it, not even my shrink...........
    nomordrgs nomordrgs 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    Are They Talking About Me?

    I used to be an everyday ice/meth user, until i started noticing i was having extreme bouts of paranoia, it started out when i was taken to hospital one day, i thought they were all watching and surveying me and that everyone in the town had walkie talkies and were monitering me...
    slayer slayer 22-25 Dec 8, 2008

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    What Do You Mean I'M Just Being Paranoid?

    When I'm calm (which isn't as often as I'd like), or when I'm happy (not as often as it could be), I can rationalise, and accept that along with depression and anxiety, I also suffer from paranoia, but I dare not say much about it. Why can't I talk about it to a doctor or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    Non-Delusional

    I'm not quite kooky enough for the delusions, but I suffer from bad paranoia, especially concerning friends and family.   I know you don't like me. I know you don't. I find it sweet that you act so hard to pretend you do. Maybe you pity me so much you have convinced...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    I Constantly Think Im Being Drugged And Get Intense Anxiety When Facing People

    Let me start off by saying im a white male from South Africa. I work in a call centre and constantly think that people drug my keyboard and drugs my drinks etc. What makes things worse is that i actually feel like im tripping and people think that im high.I rarley leave my house...
    wierdo34 wierdo34 31-35 Oct 20, 2012

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    I Believe That I Suffer From Paranoia

    Hello, I am a new member. I am currently taking counseling sessions because many people, including myself, are worried that I am suffering from depression and or paranoia. After a few sessions with counseling my counseler is certain that I am not suffering from depression but is...
    DukeMocoy DukeMocoy 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 28, 2012

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    It Doesn't Really Affect My Life But...

    When I sit in a public place, I NEED to have a clear view on the door and having a wall behind me, not people... I am really not safe around strangers and I need to see what they're doing... I am also very aware of every unusual sounds and movements... I counted every steps of...
    MadnessInc MadnessInc 18-21 3 Responses May 2, 2012

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    A Fear of Partner Cheating.

    I let her go home to her country, after a few weeks away my mind started to imagine A few strange phone calls and a few more calls where i could'nt get through and im convinced.  I accuse and when she returns to me, accuse some more . With her upset im guilty and...
    AdamDavids AdamDavids 26-30 1 Response Aug 31, 2009

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    Paranoia is haunting me.

    People that I've shared this with, they've all asked me to go and see a doctor and that it'll help me ...But I'm afraid to do that, and I don't know why. I feel like everyone wanna hurt me and planing things behind my back. Sometimes I feel like if I go to a doc he/she might do...
    MitchHowdy MitchHowdy 18-21, M Mar 30, 2014

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    Delusional

    I am such a paranoid person I think my own mind is out to get me. That my brain creates these fictional stories and beliefs out of nowhere to make me feel crazy. My top paranoid thoughts always stem from people who I am close with. I am constantly thinking they don't really like...
    ZZ00ZZ ZZ00ZZ 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    I am worried, I am constantly anxious.

    I feel as though everyone is out to get me, and that they are looking at me as if I am some kinda joke. :/ This is the shittiest feeling ever.
    simplexminds simplexminds 18-21, F Feb 1, 2014

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    The anxiety started when I was like 11 and from there it progressed to depression. I didn't know how to cope with it so when it kept getting worse I then got OCD. The OCD is...
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    hello I just feel like posting today bout the fact im still very depressed. I have meds for the depression. I takke them I just dont know why or what's wrong.. I feeel okay most...
    Lookingupalways Lookingupalways 26-30, F Jan 5

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    When I'm forced to go to town and be around people. I put my headphones in blare my music and pull my beanie down and my hoodie up and walk with my head down. It helps but I know I...
    buggalue00 buggalue00 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I've had elaborate daydreams and fantasies for as long as I can remember. (I'm 49 now). I instinctively knew it wasn't "normal" and have never told anyone. On the outside, I...
    secretspaces secretspaces 46-50, F Jan 16

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