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21 Everyday Worries Every Anxious Person Will Understand

You don't know that my stomachache isn't appendicitis, OK??

1. Eating something new and convincing yourself you're experiencing a fatal food allergy.

2. Tiny bit of plane turbulence? Oh god, we're about to DROP OUT OF THE SKY.

3. Getting a voicemail from an unknown number.

4. Randomly seeing a co-worker outside of work.

5. Having a stomachache and *knowing* it's your appendix about to burst.

6. Not getting a response to your text message within five minutes.

7. Doing ANYTHING embarrassing in public.

8. Answering the question, "So what'd you do this weekend?"

9. Having to pick up the phone for any reason whatsoever.

10. Realizing you're running a little bit behind schedule.

11. Sending an email and feeling IMMEDIATELY certain you sent it to the wrong person.

12. Realizing someone's going in for a handshake.

13. Watching someone walk near you on the subway platform and getting worried they might push you onto the tracks.

14. Seeing a group of people laughing and wondering if it's about you.

15. The mere thought of having to make small talk.

16. Getting asked "How are you?" and accidentally answering "Not much!"

17. Suddenly having to use the bathroom when there's no bathroom for miles.

18. Waiting either too long or not long enough to text someone back.

19. When none of your friends reply to your group email.

20. That you'll sleep through your multiple alarms and miss something ultra important.

21. Waking up in the middle of the night stressing about that awkward thing that happened in middle school.