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        03-03-2013, 12:59 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    I've never officially been diagnosed except by the friend who's a therapist and every anxiety thing describes me perfectly. I get nervous very easily, always dreaded being in front of the class, it's hard for me to start a conversation with someone I don't know. If they start the conversation I'm fine. I'm just nervous and unsure of myself alot around people. And I get paranoid easily about stupid things. I just push myself to do things even if I don't want to, figure I need to go see help lol
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        03-03-2013, 08:13 PM
      #12
    Trained
    I think it is interesting that so many young people have anxiety issues. I personally believe it can be induced in anyone if they are exposed long enough to their unique "trigger". To be honest, before in my life when someone said they had anxiety I couldn't help but either think they meant they were in general nervous about a given thing, or a hypochondriac. And, I think a lot of people view it the same. Then I was "exposed" to my personal "trigger" (dense deciduous trees and high humidity). I am from the desert. Once back in the desert I was fine. I would not wish that feeling on anyone. However, I really do not believe people that have never experienced it have any way of even having a modicum of understanding what it "is", and probably feel uncomfortable around people that talk about there experience with it - or disregard it entirely. Just my opinion.
         
        03-04-2013, 04:16 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    I'm 22 and was diagnosed with social & general anxiety when I was 14. I've never really had friends outside the barn. I cannot stand a crowded place - sometimes 2 is a crowd, others 20 is a crowd. In high school my anxiety got the best of me and I wound up skipping quite a bit of school before I went on to home schooling, which worked wonders for my anxiety. To this day I get nervous for NO reason even around people I see all the time. It takes a LOT for me to actually be 100% myself around them. I can think of maybe 2 people I am myself with - my boyfriend and best friend. My family, I am myself but in a different way, it's something I can't even explain how or why. I think I am also just an extremely awkward person. Like, I can meet new people just fine and start up any old conversation, but after that I am either really quiet and stand there saying and doing absolutely nothing, or I come off as really nasty and rude without meaning to at all, like over-confident almost. Sometimes my mouth has no filter, and I feel like that stems from being so anxious around people that I just don't know how to interact without coming off as a mega-cow.

    Currently I take nothing for my anxiety, and haven't since I was first diagnosed with it. I took something very briefly but didn't find it was helping so haven't tried anything in a good 8 years. After high school was over I slowly learned how to deal with my anxiety, and in turn just became over-confident in some ways. The only things I have found to truly help is riding (I used to skip school just to ride), and gaming. I play WoW a lot. Like way too much. But it calms me down so there can't be much harm in that
         
        03-04-2013, 05:43 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Is anyone else a massive hypercondriact??? I have a thing about water, If I think about it I just want to drink and drink and drink but this is because I won't let myself drink a lot because I feel I might drown myself... And another thing is today I was in the park with my friend in quite a rough area where you can smell drugs when you walk past certain houses and stuff and I held onto a tree when we walked through some trees and I felt very strange, like I'd injected myself with drugs (not that I've ever done that of course) and then had a panic attack. As always, I thought that I wasn't having a panic attack and that I was having a reaction to something and I was going to die.

    Does this kind of thing happen to anybody else? And if so, what do you do?
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        03-04-2013, 05:49 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Im 22 and I've dealt with my anxiety since I was thirteen. I have PTSD driven anxiety, im also a "cutter" and on meds for depression and generalized anxiety. I have weekly Therapist meetings, and used to have to do group twice a month.

    I can't have my back to people I don't know, like in crowds or restaurants. Strangers make me nervous, as in, if a man walks into a room and he gives me "off" vibes, I get shakey and jumpy.
    I sometimes have a bit of spacial anxiety, where I have to get out of wherever I am NOW, not for any other reason than my pulse is up, my mouth is dry, my palms are sweating, im shaking, nauseous, edgy etc.

    I get paranoid if I don't have my meds, but im getting better at realizing when I have irrational paranoid thoughts.

    A lot of people don't understand why its so hard to just keep going every day. Sometimes just waking up is a chore. Some days it hurts, some days I wake up afraid for no reason.

    I never thought of there being a thread for the anxious, lol. This could be nice.
         
        03-04-2013, 07:35 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    ^ I also can't have my back to people I don't know in resturants. My family gets ticked when I always choose the booth in the corner.

    Another weird quirk of my anxiety is the complete inability to swallow pills. I can't even swallow the smallest of pulls without about a gallon of water to wash I down, and I end up throwing them up immediately if I can even get them down.
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        03-04-2013, 08:05 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    How many of you were actually DIAGNOSED with these disorders?
         
        03-04-2013, 08:07 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dommycob    
    Is anyone else a massive hypercondriact??? I have a thing about water, If I think about it I just want to drink and drink and drink but this is because I won't let myself drink a lot because I feel I might drown myself... And another thing is today I was in the park with my friend in quite a rough area where you can smell drugs when you walk past certain houses and stuff and I held onto a tree when we walked through some trees and I felt very strange, like I'd injected myself with drugs (not that I've ever done that of course) and then had a panic attack. As always, I thought that I wasn't having a panic attack and that I was having a reaction to something and I was going to die.

    Does this kind of thing happen to anybody else? And if so, what do you do?
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    You can overdoes on water. If throws off the osmotic balance in your cells which can kill you.
         
        03-04-2013, 08:21 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PurpleMonkeyWrench    
    How many of you were actually DIAGNOSED with these disorders?
    1) uncalled for

    2) I have, by 3 different therapists
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        03-05-2013, 01:11 AM
      #20
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GamingGrrl    
    1) uncalled for

    2) I have, by 3 different therapists
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    How was this uncalled for? Pure curiosity...
         

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