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Topic: If you could describe your anxiety in one word, what would it be?

  1. CMF
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    12 June 2016

    There is a thread under Depression just like this so I thought why not start an anxiety one?

    My word is:

    Attacking

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  2. Pennywise
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    12 June 2016 in reply to CMF
    Empowering
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  3. Missing user
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    12 June 2016 in reply to Pennywise
    Nightmare
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  4. CMF
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    12 June 2016 in reply to Pennywise

    Hi Pennywise,

    Interesting word choice. Do you mean to say it takes over you or does it make you feel empowered? If so I'd love to hear how.

    Thanks for posting

    CMF

  5. Zeal
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    12 June 2016 in reply to CMF
    My anxiety is....ingrained
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  6. Missing user
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    12 June 2016 in reply to CMF
    Controlling
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  7. Moonstruck
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    12 June 2016 in reply to Missing user

    Suffocating

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  8. Pennywise
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    12 June 2016 in reply to CMF

    Hi CMF.

    I was gonna say "challenging" but some days when you're in control and you can manage to quiet your thoughts you do indeed feel empowered. I say "empowered" because people with anxiety are still able to live "normal" lives (as society would phrase it). They can have relationships, kids, pretty much anything they desire as much as the next person only you have to fight for it harder. That challenge in every day makes you strong. On the days that you feel strong does anyone feel empowered too?

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  9. CMF
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    13 June 2016 in reply to Pennywise

    debilitating

    Yes Pennywise, when I don't have anxiety I can take on the world. Sounds like you are turning it around, back on the anxiety ie when it's not present so you're back in control. it's a feeling of satisfaction isn't it?

    cmf

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  10. Pennywise
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    13 June 2016 in reply to CMF

    CMF i also burn up alot of my anxiety while running. Im actually a better runner now than i used to be and enjoy it alot more. I run every day and it really seems to help.

    The fact that you can still go on even though you have anxiety makes you a strong person even though you dont feel like one.

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  11. unicorn99
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    15 June 2016 in reply to CMF
    Pervasive
  12. CMF
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    15 June 2016 in reply to unicorn99

    ageing

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  13. Lazykh
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    15 June 2016

    Controllable!!!

    Now, anyway. But it wasn't for a long time...

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  14. Moonstruck
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    15 June 2016 in reply to Lazykh

    Crippling

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  15. Dwwmills
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    15 June 2016 in reply to CMF
    Paracidic
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  16. Moonstruck
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    16 June 2016 in reply to Dwwmills

    Irrational

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  17. Lind779
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    16 June 2016 in reply to CMF
    Challenging
  18. CMF
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    16 June 2016 in reply to Lind779

    Nagging

  19. CMF
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    16 June 2016 in reply to CMF

    dread

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  20. pipsy
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    16 June 2016 in reply to CMF

    Annoying. Just when you think you've got a handle on it, something triggers it.

    Lynda

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  21. CMF
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    16 June 2016 in reply to pipsy

    so true Lynda. sometimes I'm too scared to bee too happy.

    love your new photo too.

  22. suzir
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    17 June 2016
    Debilitating
  23. awesomenesstocome
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    20 June 2016

    Opportunity.

    To grow, to heal, to look after yourself. Wakeup call.

    Tracy​

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  24. Zeal
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    23 June 2016 in reply to awesomenesstocome
    Frustrating
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  25. GuyIncognito
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    7 July 2016
    Noisy.
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  26. blondguy
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    8 July 2016 in reply to awesomenesstocome
    a awkward gift that stops us from having a heart attack
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  27. Melissa74
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    8 July 2016 in reply to blondguy

    Debilitating

    When I have it I just lose all control and become a mess.

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  28. Missing user
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    8 July 2016 in reply to Melissa74
    Persistent
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  29. Emmy.
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    8 July 2016 in reply to Missing user
    Hell
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  30. Callignee
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    8 July 2016 in reply to CMF
    Suffocating
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