If you suffer from anxiety, you know the symptoms well—self-consciousness, excessive worry, sleepless nights, to name a few. But it can be tough to articulate what it's really like to grapple with an anxiety disorder, day in and day out.

Enter the trending hashtag #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike. Sarah Fader, a writer and founder of the mental health nonprofit Stigma Fighters, created it while she was waiting for a friend to text her back. "She wasn't getting back to me and I was experiencing anxiety so I decided to randomly start a hashtag," Fader says.

Her tweet struck a chord. "People seemed to like it. They were I like, ‘I relate to that,'" she says. The response she got led Fader, who experienced her first panic attack at age 15, to invite others to share their own experiences with anxiety. "I wanted to feel less alone," she says.

The hundreds of tweets that have followed are proof that Fader is certainly not alone. Below are 20 examples that capture the reality of living with anxiety.

https://twitter.com/TheSarahFader/status/844695073816297472

 

https://twitter.com/celebs_rnt_news/status/849470120074366976

 

https://twitter.com/ATwerko/status/849468887326490624

 

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https://twitter.com/LaLaLaRuex/status/830543381872918528

 

https://twitter.com/GreenLee_Anne/status/842555073142177792

 

https://twitter.com/helloitskr/status/843705633748779008

 

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https://twitter.com/1nicolecato/status/842221717581885440

 

https://twitter.com/vronhaley/status/849484921525743617

 

https://twitter.com/salikiqbal54/status/843329769227849730

 

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https://twitter.com/CulturalSavage/status/830930791399985154

 

https://twitter.com/seetheskylight/status/835125430831177730?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.teenvogue.com%2Fstory%2F20-tweets-that-explain-anxiety

 

https://twitter.com/KatieWr1ght/status/842458663805681664

 

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https://twitter.com/TheRealSarahMC/status/843332738048446464

 

https://twitter.com/ohhdayday/status/849568400011440128

 

https://twitter.com/alex_bradstreet/status/843397800209469440

 

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https://twitter.com/fergudev/status/842914091131920384

 

https://twitter.com/kale4tana/status/849499047618596868

 

https://twitter.com/NoMoreGremlins/status/843534218202419205

 

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https://twitter.com/porterchic0939/status/849598367390986240

 

https://twitter.com/twistedup_Nside/status/848671877182750721