Says images are uploaded but cannot retrieve

I keep trying to post images to new articles but I am told they are already downloaded. They appear in stories folder when I go to media manager, but they are nowhere to be found when I click on add image from the new article page. I have tried dozens of times. Is this a common problem? Just joined this site and I am hoping someone can help me a couple problems that are making me want to headbutt the computer to put us both out of our misery! Thanks

I don’t believe general discussion is the correct forum for your question.

What are you talking about? A CMS? PHP code you are writing yourself?
If you tell us, I can move the post to the appropriate forum.