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I Suffer From Paranoia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 85 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I get anxiety just from sending people emails. It gets so bad that when I was doing a project with my group (I'm doing online study), I couldn't bring out what I was thinking...
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    She has been suffering from this neuro disease for almost 2 years now. We've now hit a roadblock. As an only child, I am almost about to give up. We are short on funds and it's...
    Pugggles Pugggles 22-25 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I knew it was I thing I always did but I just didn't know it had a name until a few hours ago. Since I was about 5 years old I always made up scenarios and created this world in my...
    RussianMatryoshkaDoll RussianMatryoshkaDoll 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Idk what life is anymore, I don't feel the need to be here. The only thing keeping me from killing myself is just fear, I'm a coward. If I wasn't afraid, I'd be dead already...
    kaylynx kaylynx 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Two different car accidents brought this about. I was driving my son home from work one day in March of 2013. I had the green light and the girl who hit me had a green light but...
    RondaSicR RondaSicR 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I think it's been a bit over 5 years, but that depends on when I should count that it started. It esentially started with a semi-trauma. Maybe a bit before that but holy damn did...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    more than one. this isn't something I like to think of as a way of being sick. you know? I just don't like the term "mental illness" it bothers me more than my own ******* illness...
    itllkillme itllkillme 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I wouldn't say I suffer from this. I actually quite like this, and my parents are encouraging me to think of it as a good thing. At first my parents didn't believe me when I told...
    kayshep kayshep 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I suffer from Bi Polar depression. When I was first diagnosed with depression, they diagnosed me with chronic depression which is depression caused by the fact that somebody wants...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    All these years, I've never quite known what my escapism was until recently. Is it normal? Is it a disorder? Am I mentally ill? Is it common? What is normal? Well to me, in...
    Tamikles Tamikles 26-30, F a week ago

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    Been pulling hair from my head when i am having any anxiety and i can tell from looking at my scalp...my thick hair looks thin now.. It makes my scalp sore. I rip over and over...
    bpdlovesocioh8 bpdlovesocioh8 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've always dreamed vivid daydreams. Sometimes I take elements from a film or a book, interacting with the characters, bringing them to life in my mind's eye, whilst at other times...
    JennyWren21 JennyWren21 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I'm looking for support from someone who understands Maladaptive Daydreaming. I absolutely love daydreaming and could do it all day long. It definitely has it's rewards for me & it...
    livinglifeonpause livinglifeonpause 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    100 air squats. luminosity. spicy food. smartphone or computer screen. biting my lip. these things keep me from sleeping during the day time. but sometimes the headaches and heavy...
    YaBoyMokele YaBoyMokele 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    From what I remember, it started when I was about 10 or 11. When I first started doing it, it wasn't too often. Now, it's 24/7 that I'm catching myself daydreaming. I tend to pace...
    CandyAcid CandyAcid 13-15, F Jul 18

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    I've had night terrors ever since I can remember, they were very demonic when I was young, now they are about suicide, rape, killings, mine are very severe, I run out of bed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 18

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    I still remember the first time it happened I had fallen asleep on the couch and I woke up to a girl with blond hair blue eyes she looked a lot like Taylor Manson from the pretty...
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F Jul 18

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    Everyone is different and everyone needs help in different areas.. Which best describes you? Not everyone needs the same products. It’s important to find your balance. Plexus...
    vero423314 vero423314 22-25, F Jul 16

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    Being abused by my mom , mentally and psychically , and being neglected , and seldomly only having my brother to play with , lead me to maladaptive daydreaming , but ofc at the...
    Rs668009 Rs668009 18-21, F Jul 16

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    It's incredible all the hate I get on this app.. I ask something and there's ALWAYS that jerk who says sh*t. I already suffer from depression, I self harm, I suffer from social...
    HeyThereImManuella HeyThereImManuella 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Depression is our darkness, our light, and our fall. Depression is a monster, a weakness to all. She lies within us and cries every night, Bearing all the pain we've bottled up...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    hi, i have been a long-time sufferer from this disorder as it has controlled me for about 5 years. I bite the skin around my fingers, and also my fingernails. sometimes i end up...
    dermafreak dermafreak 22-25, M Jul 16

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    Well, not anymore. This is my journey to freedom. (and it can be yours too) Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I shall give you rest. I want to say I know what it...
    thisissarah thisissarah 18-21, F Jul 16

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    I refused to go to a store with my mom today, and her response was "wow, I've never met a 15 year old who doesn't like shopping." "You're a REAL piece of work.." Thanks mom...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 15

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    Something embarrassing happened to me today in class while I was doing a presentation with my other two friends. They were looking all find while i didn't know what went wrong with...
    ErzaScarl ErzaScarl 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 13

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    Yesterday I got something. A weird feeling and I wanted to go away somewhere. I ran around in the apartment and cleaned it, tidy my room, moved clothes from one bar to the other...
    StephanieLycka StephanieLycka 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    on top of feeling tired all day long I also struggle with my memory. so far my memory has only slipped on the mundane and obvious things. when did I eat last? did I start the...
    YaBoyMokele YaBoyMokele 31-35, M Jul 12

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    Daily migraine-scale headaches from muscle spasms from shattered vertebrae, bone spurs and broken or bulging disks. Life is a constant challenge.
    Writer1967 Writer1967 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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