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Show Of Hands April 2nd, 2016 10:01pm

Have you ever suffered from an anxiety disorder (such as: OCD, PTSD, panic disorder, agoraphobia, claustrophobia, etc.)?

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gatsbyxxv
04/08/16 5:33 am

Statistics would prove otherwise for all those who said no!

brittanyyruth The Shire
04/04/16 10:03 am

General anxiety disorder.

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notalib Trump Supporter
04/04/16 9:25 am

OCD, in the past I drove around the block 5 times to check the garage door when leaving home for work.

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mar45alex
04/03/16 8:09 pm

I've had anxiety for years. Right now, on scale of 1-10, I'm a 2--been a 10. Can be managed with education and knowledge abt it, getting help, and for me, the most important is Prayer and God. Replace Fear with Love.

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MrsCrayonWax Kathys Klown
04/03/16 2:39 pm

Generalized anxiety and PTSD. If I stay away from my triggers, I'm fine. I don't let it dictate my life.

maizieadel
04/10/16 8:49 pm

Me too...

ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
04/03/16 8:34 am

When I'm in a crowd I get claustrophobic symptoms and get anxiety attacks. But it's not that bad.

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Artonbay Where I am
04/07/16 9:07 pm

Me too. it's called demophobia

Williambcd Florida
04/03/16 3:48 am

Yes. OCD and anxiety were passed down from my mother. My OCD has improved greatly with age, but my anxiety had worsened.

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tdaddy diversity
04/02/16 10:48 pm

Yep. It also went by the name, the feeling a person gets when a letter from the IRS arrives three months after filing for the first time in a couple of years. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ’ฉ

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
04/02/16 10:45 pm

Chronic anxiety, on medication and everything. It's not fun to deal with, but you deal with it. I've learned ways to relieve tension. Meditation, taking little breaks from the Internet; one of my favorites is stress-running and subsequent stress-showering (I learned that from grace helbig).

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dryanmorr
04/02/16 10:08 pm

Figures. Democrats win on this one. Lol

LoyalOkie E Pluribus Unum
04/02/16 8:45 pm

To all the veterans who have PTSD, I truly thank you for the sacrifice. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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aj1545 Cat Lady
04/02/16 9:36 pm

But to everyone else who has ptsd- get over it. War veterans are far from the only ones, no reason for the pedestal.

Congressman Louisiana
04/02/16 9:37 pm

Never said everyone else with PTSD to get over it. Just because a single group was mentioned doesn't mean anything. Stop making a problem where there isn't one.

aj1545 Cat Lady
04/02/16 9:39 pm

Woahhh touchy as fuck haha. What, is admitting there are other more common causes uncomfortable doll?

Congressman Louisiana
04/02/16 9:42 pm

What, is not being 100% inclusive triggering you Tumblrina?

Just because they didn't mention everyone with PTSD doesn't mean they are ignoring them. I'm willing to bet if they had said everyone with PTSD from sexual assault you wouldn't be arguing for those with PTSD from combat or other situations. Don't even try to act like you would.

aj1545 Cat Lady
04/02/16 9:46 pm

Woahhhh chill sweetheart :) we talked about tumblr, remember? Dont forget I know what you allegedly were traumatized by. Hypochondria is real too though :)

Congressman Louisiana
04/02/16 9:48 pm

Oh right my situation is "alleged" but yours is legit as is every other female who makes a claim. And so you wanna be sexist now and call me sweetheart? So much for gender equality and respect...

aj1545 Cat Lady
04/02/16 9:50 pm

Alleged is being generous. Try not raping a woman next time doll:)

Congressman Louisiana
04/02/16 9:20 pm

You asked if people had anxiety back in February. You're not a special snowflake that SoH wants to copy.

susanr Colorado
04/02/16 10:16 pm

Actually, the poll was copied word for word from the same poll posted by SOH a little over 2 years ago.

Polls about anxiety disorders in general, or specific kinds, are fairly common, anyway.

bartman71 USW
04/02/16 7:58 pm

I wouldn't call it suffering, but I have a few OCD tendencies. Sometimes others suffer for them. ๐Ÿ˜‚

TreeHair Wisconsin
04/02/16 7:54 pm

Claustrophobia. Actually had a panic attack today due to it.

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goldz oh this world
04/02/16 9:50 pm

That's no fun.... I was with my best friend when she had her first panic attack. Long story short we ended up on the side of the highway waiting for an ambulance.

K4tn1ss Dont look in the closet
04/02/16 7:51 pm

No, but my friend has. She had a panic attack on Halloween. When she walked past the hospital that she went to exactly a year later she said, "Happy anniversary panic attack!" Why is she happy? She is so odd! ๐Ÿ˜•

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gabsta2016
04/02/16 7:31 pm

Most people don't know what real ocd is

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wiggitywhack We are the weirdos Mister
04/02/16 7:07 pm

Been living with C-PTSD for 15 years. I generally function well, but I've got my struggles and quirks.

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aj1545 Cat Lady
04/02/16 9:34 pm

Good for you! C-Ptsd is no walk in the park, though im glad theres s more accurate classification. I wish you the bestโค๏ธ

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/02/16 6:45 pm

Nope. But even the snippets of "normal" anxiety I've had are enough for me to extend my sympathies to those who suffer from anxiety disorders.

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Merica14
04/02/16 6:36 pm

Of you count arachnophobia.

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Congressman Louisiana
04/02/16 6:30 pm

General anxiety disorder. Been on medication for about 3 years now though and it has made a huge difference and everything much more manageable. I can go out and enjoy life.

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Congressman Louisiana
04/02/16 6:29 pm

So then no.

phen nebraska
04/02/16 6:32 pm

Correct. Waiting for my appointment

Congressman Louisiana
04/02/16 6:33 pm

What if they say you don't have it?

phen nebraska
04/02/16 9:04 pm

Then I'll be surprised. I've have anxiety meds before. But that's why they get the big bucks and not me

aj1545 Cat Lady
04/02/16 9:33 pm

Tbh many people have a good inkling of when they need it. We all have access to the dsm.

Congressman Louisiana
04/02/16 9:36 pm

Right I forget reading the DSM and visiting WebMD makes you a knowledgable physician. By that logic let's follow the DSM and call all the transsexuals mentally ill and autistic people retards. It's in the DSM after all.

aj1545 Cat Lady
04/02/16 9:40 pm

Umm have you read the dsm? Lol it doesn't say that. You must be confused regarding older definitions.

Congressman Louisiana
04/02/16 9:45 pm

I'm sorry medical science scares you.

aj1545 Cat Lady
04/02/16 5:44 pm

Dealing with ptsd.

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MrsCzarCastic
04/02/16 6:15 pm

โค๏ธ

aj1545 Cat Lady
04/02/16 7:23 pm

โค๏ธback atcha, appreciate the support!

thebob Medford Oregon
04/02/16 5:33 pm

I said yes. But I was surprised at how many said yes. Kinda don't feel so alone.

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SouthernLaw Old North State
04/02/16 4:48 pm

Used to be claustrophobic.

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Congressman Louisiana
04/02/16 6:29 pm

Let me get you in a submarine.

EarlyBird Portland
04/02/16 6:33 pm

I could never do a submarine. I avoid elevators and always keep bedroom door open.

SouthernLaw Old North State
04/02/16 6:33 pm

Oh gosh. My great grandfather served on a submarine in WW2. My family has history in the navy so I'm very familiar with how small they are. I've been inside a few. I don't think I could ever live in one.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/02/16 6:46 pm

I think I thrive in tight spaces.

EarlyBird Portland
04/02/16 6:47 pm

I don't even like sleeping bags.

cato Santa Barbara, California
04/02/16 4:44 pm

I don't suffer but I stay away from closed in spaces and large crowds.

aclincoln memphis
04/02/16 4:32 pm

OCD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder

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TheSocialist INTJ
04/02/16 4:04 pm

Theoretically, I was literally 3 and the doctor said being afraid of monsters under the bed was anxiety.

CoffeeNow CCP virus
04/02/16 4:22 pm

Lol, did he try to sell you pills?

TheSocialist INTJ
04/02/16 4:25 pm

I was prescribed something, but obviously it didn't do anything since I wasn't actually experiencing anxiety.

CoffeeNow CCP virus
04/02/16 4:28 pm

Exactly. There are no pills that get rid of monsters

rosebud348 Over the rainbow
04/02/16 3:59 pm

None that have been diagnosed. I'm hopefully getting checked for that soon, though.

inge MIA
04/02/16 3:59 pm

Yes. I was diagnosed PTSD when I was 15 and ocd when I was 19 (although ocd was one of my first memories , I've always had it as far as I can tell)

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getupbaby South City
04/02/16 3:48 pm

Just once. I thought I was having a heart attack. It was claustrophobia.

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EarlyBird Portland
04/02/16 5:43 pm

Have you learned how to live with it?

getupbaby South City
04/03/16 2:37 am

It only happened one time, although sometimes I just leave a place if I feel myself getting nervous. There were ten crying babies in a Wal-Mart when it happened and I had a hard time getting out of there. I was shaking uncontrollably and sweating a ton. It was weird. Never did happen again.

Loxx I Love Foxes
04/02/16 3:47 pm

Does Seasonal Affective Disorder count?

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rosebud348 Over the rainbow
04/02/16 3:58 pm

I'm pretty sure that's a mood disorder.

CoffeeNow CCP virus
04/02/16 4:00 pm

MPD, multiple posting disorder

PrincessPetal Austin
04/02/16 3:22 pm

Anxiety and PTSD

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PrincessPetal Austin
04/02/16 8:39 pm

Childhood sexual assault

Congressman Louisiana
04/02/16 9:40 pm

That's horrible. No child deserves that. I hope you have a very prosperous future.

MemeThief Not Authoritarian
04/02/16 3:20 pm

"I got PTSD from people criticizing my views on the Internet"

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aj1545 Cat Lady
04/02/16 5:44 pm

Yep, totally what we mean....

MemeThief Not Authoritarian
04/02/16 6:27 pm

Yep, I'm totally not ironically referencing anything...

aj1545 Cat Lady
04/02/16 7:21 pm

Text doesnt translate well๐Ÿ˜› i get so annoyed by the "lol triggered" thing, like uh, it has a real meaning when it comes to ptsd...so I think were on the same page here?

MemeThief Not Authoritarian
04/02/16 7:47 pm

jk I get what your saying, I used quotes to show sarcasm

aj1545 Cat Lady
04/02/16 9:41 pm

Haha thats what I thought!

sydwel
04/02/16 3:19 pm

Was diagnosed with general anxiety, but that was later discarded and reassessed as major depressive.

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