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The Feeling of Anxiety by cartoonjunkie The Feeling of Anxiety by cartoonjunkie
May not be the same for all, but this is what my mind goes through.
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ShadowSharks Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have that problem too!
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hyponatic Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
this... =/
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VioletLobo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
me in a nutshell :/
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hubbiGD Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
jup! i have the same problem
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AkiHarris Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I can relate. you just explained everything that happens in anxiety for me.
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Dragongirlrachel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's that feeling of being forced to run even though you are exhausted. On top of that, small but heavy chains are being poured into your chest making it harder to run and breath. You want to give up, but you are afraid to. So you keep on running and running into oblivion.
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Moosenanian Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's scratching the surface, definitely. Your art is powerful...I want all of my friends to see this. just so they know what I feel when I'm asking for help that they can't give.

I hate when anxiety hits me in public. I look like a total idiot (and that doesn't help) when I'm sitting my desk, clawing myself, and frantically looking around, as if I'm looking for a way to escape...
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supaonce-lerfangirl Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its true...almost too true! thanks for giving me an explanation!
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NarutoLovee10 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this... hurts... and it's very relatable....
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Andydot Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1000000000000% This!!
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TroubleTruce Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. THISSSS.
;_;
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Aamrie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Same here
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ShesNeverComingBack Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Thats pretty much me.
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Sukiamu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow so on point dude! Bravo
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RiseRedMoon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont have anxiety, but sometimes I can be really emotional, or emotionally erratic... and then my friends just tell me to shut up or stop whining or being sad or something when all I want to do is break a window. Or something like that... I guess its hard to explain ^^'
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Dragongirlrachel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The urge to be destructive in order to shut them all up? The urge to be feared instead of loved.
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RiseRedMoon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm? umm not really... sometimes I guess, but mostly they can piss me off because of how much they don't care ^^'
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Dragongirlrachel Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds right
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Shawn75 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
fell every day this way
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Corax-x Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Writer
It makes things so much harder when so called friends blame you for acting in such a way or "take responsibility" for your emotions....The truth is in this art I just wish more people could understand
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JediMase Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Agreed. I think I tend to make it worse by beating myself up for not being able to "handle" it.
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crotafang Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
This is pretty much me in a nutshell right now.
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TheRootOfAllEvil Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm seeing a therapist for my anxiety and she's really helped provide some tools for me to help manage it when it strikes, and is helping me figure out why I feel like that sometimes. I'd really suggest that anyone going through this seeks the help of a therapist, because they really CAN help. There's no point in letting yourself suffer if there's no good reason to.
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anonymouse101 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm sometimes like this so i relate to this well
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eotlemac Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
My old martial arts instructor used to say...just weather the storm! It will pass.
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MitzvahRose Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have a... similar feeling. Thank you for helping to tell me and others that we are not alone. :iconcomfortplz:
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Nattie-Bug Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel this way too :/ :hug:
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Oranged0 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist
this is soo true. I think Im going through the same thing toady :(
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TaMarchingTomahawk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
very powerful
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Alberthein1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
You're wrong there mate;
I personally can't relate to this.
if anything, you should be capable of fighting your dispair, andguish and helplessness with counter arguments.
That, or you accept the truth it deals.
Waiting in silence, getting drummed by your feelings, has no use - because it will come again and again and again till you've beaten it.
Either way, I wish you good luck with those anxiety attacks. A lot of very talented people I know suffer from them, with for me, no apparent reason. However, facing the reason for those attacks has helped diminishing the frequency and power of those attacks.
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ami-x Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I finally understand <:)
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purpletrauma Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Oh. My. Yes.

Well, for me it was less that anything went through my mind and more that I was suddenly hit, I had trouble breathing, heartbeat pounding in my ears, and a general feeling of desperation, generally to just get away. Well, the despair anguish and helplessness is also right, it's just that worrying people was never a problem because nobody really noticed or cared about it.

.. then when it got to the point that I was hunched over a trashbin, unable to breathe, trembling, heartbeat deafening and my emotions such a confusing miasma that I just couldn't handle it.. I decided it was time to see a doctor.

It may not change the emotions that causes it, but like all psychoactive medication it fights the effects of the problem so that you can at least go about your life. Feel a bit sick and out of it the first few days, but the panic attacks now hardly ever happen, and on those rare occasions only when someone is actively trying to put on stress. Well, that's just how my family is anyway.

I don't have the time or situation to deal with this, but for now the medication is keeping the effects of the problem at bay.

Not trying to tell you what to do; that's just how it was for me. I've simply found there is a line where talking to a doctor about psychological problems and the treatment of it is appropriate.
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Keras-Lucar Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
i see some words and must think about George Carlin. ^^'
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ninjaelric Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
This really hit hard to home...
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Tokyo-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Perfect !
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FuchsiaNightMare Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student
I understand how you feel. People around you just don't understand. It's like if you keep everything bottled up inside, it eats you alive. Then, when you try to tell someone they call you a little bitch and to just deal. Anxiety is an actual disorder and effects people's lives. I think you're very brave that you put your emotions out in the open like this for everyone to see. :hug:
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XxFire-FliesxX Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't have Anxiety but I do tend to have panic attacks.:saddummy: I had a really bad one and it caused me to start being quiet...
:huggle: But I hope you're okay.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ie, "I'll demonstrate how I'm suffering, so everyone around would worry and gibs me attention, while I have no actual basis for behaving like a cunt" manual.
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cartoonjunkie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wasn't my intention, but YAY! Someone called me a 'cunt' for the first time! *checks that off the list*
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Mooki-Blaylock Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
dude, you're a Nazi you want all jews to die. Just stop posting dude no one cares what you have to say
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude dude, dude duuuuude! Dude.
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Phoenix-God-of-Fire Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
coming from soneoen who's suffered from anxiety attacks before, this all sounds and looks like whiny, teenaged, emo crap. the change of fonts and usage of bolding on specific words works less to intensify any feeling and just makes it all sound overly dramatic.

also, stressed out teen curled up in front of a black background with words hanging around him? Could you be a little bit more cliche'd please?
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cartoonjunkie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your critique! I'll try to express myself in a less 'emo' and 'cliche' manner next time. Have a nice day! :)
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Phoenix-God-of-Fire Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
let's hope you do.

always a shame to see talent wasted
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cartoonjunkie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You and me both.
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Bansini Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe.
But maybe this person is a teenager!
Or maybe this person cant think of another way to describe his feelings that to use a cliche. That is more relatable, technically.
Its how they feel. I do suppose you dont like the way its portrayed, but wouldn't it be nicer to put it in a better way? Or maybe consider the conditions under which the person is writing? :)
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Phoenix-God-of-Fire Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
*shrugs* I see no reason why niceness is required. this person put it up on deviant art, they are open to criticism. I am nice when i raise, harsh and honest when i criticize. anyone who is too fragile in consitution to bear with that shouldn't be uploading anything to the internet anyways.
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Bansini Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay.
Its just that this was a bit of a sensitive topic, and sometimes people upload stuff in order to free themselves of the emotion.
I agree with you though, about it being cliched.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amen
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