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I Am Dealing With Social Anxiety

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    Social Anxiety Disorder

    HiThis is my experience with social anxiety, how I got help, and how I'm dealing with it, and how i'm getting better and better every day.I've been dealing with social anxiety since I was in sixth grade, and transfered to a new school. I had friends from my old school with me...
    Aggyness Aggyness 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2011

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    I Hate Leaving And I Don't Like People Coming Over Either.

    I used to be on the road all the time. I was never home. It was boring. Maybe this all has to do with getting older or that I have a lot of hobbies and interests that keep me occupied. All I know is that when I have to leave my house for anything I get this feeling of dread that...
    Dirtydux Dirtydux 31-35, F Nov 19, 2012

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    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    I am currently seeking therapy for it. It's strange to say that I have social anxiety because I am a private person, and I enjoy spending time by myself. However, there are times I...
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    I just looked up today the mental disability "social anxiety," or "social phobia," and after seeing many symptoms that match mine, i went on to take an online test to see how...
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    I have online social anxiety. Honestly, talking is easy for me, I can do it for hours (though some people might get bored and weirded out by me), but when I'm online, my SA makes...
    justicehero justicehero 18-21, M Sep 5

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    Yup I have social anxiety. I'd shake when I'm out of my element and seem like I'm being judged. I'm a very awkward person and I feel like I'm going to end up doing something...
    Mattsdragons Mattsdragons 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Well, having read some other people's stories, I feel stupid even suggesting that I have social anxiety. I mean, I can leave my house and everything. I manage to go to school. I...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief 13-15 2 Responses Sep 12

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    hello, i have been suffering from social anxiety for a few years. and it's now at it's worst. my SA is a result of a combination of my quiet shy personality and my fear of walking...
    vitotheclutchhand vitotheclutchhand 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I hate having social anxiety, I feel like there's something wrong with me..
    sunnysideupp sunnysideupp 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    I was volunteered to help today at a church function without my knowledge or permission, so I decided to not go. Partly because I was afraid and partly because I was pissed that...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I actually had someone say to me today, "you're lucky you aren't pregnant yet because it sucks"...SERIOUSLY???!!! Do you know how lucky you are???!!! The urge to slap was strong...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I keep feeling an irregular level of anxiety whenever people don't reply my texts right away. I start to think I've said the wrong thing, and then I try to reason with myself with...
    lonelyavenger lonelyavenger 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I've always been extremely worried about what others think of me and how I come across, and the more I do so, the more I'll appear socially inept, which in turn drives my anxieties...
    aj1996 aj1996 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    (all names have been changed from real names) When I was younger I never had social problems, I loved talking to everyone and being around people, but when I got into school...
    XandraElise XandraElise 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    I seem rude at times, & I seem so anti-social. It sucks bc Im really a nice person and i love people and my goal is to lift spirits, and if i could talk to you I would. Im pretty...
    eeeosborne eeeosborne 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    It's my first week of college. I'm starting from ground zero; my high-school friends aren't around to save me anymore. I never realized how hard it is to freaking talk to people...
    ihugcats ihugcats 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    Totally passed my comfort zone tonight. We had a school hockey game, our college against our rival university. Didn't know anyone going, showed up and sat with some people that...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Walking home from school today, I had an anxiety attack. I've been having this a lot lately, but this one was one of the worst. I was walking with my best friend and his little...
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    I hate to go out in public, especially in crowded places. I just feel like everyone is judging me because I'm overweight. It's something that I've felt ever since I was in school...
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    I met a guy on the net. we have been exchanging mails everyday, starting from good morning to good night. We were both busy with work but we talked thru skype when we had time. The...
    waruchen waruchen 31-35 1 Response Sep 16

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    It's difficult to make friends. I am mostly alone. When I'm in a crowd I feel nervous and I start to panic, I look fine on the outside, but in the inside I'm having a panic attack...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    It's very hard for me to make friends. I would've been comfortable and happy around my friends at my old school, but my mom's bf had to come around & convince her to move. You...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F Sep 14

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    I hate that I have SA. It controls my whole life. I never want to leave my room. I was forced to go to school yet I hid in the back of classrooms basically shaking. I could never...
    Lovemydogs612 Lovemydogs612 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    I have a really hard time with intimacy. I know I'm not a bad looking guy but I'm terribly shy around girls. I hide it by joking all the time but I really struggle with sharing...
    AdamLINY AdamLINY 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 18

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    Went to visit a university with my mom, and arrived 45 mins early, instead of exploring the campus, I wanted to drive around in order to avoid having to be close too so many of the...
    FallingRaindrops FallingRaindrops 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    ****, I'm such an idiot :( I can never have a conversation with anyone (especially girls) without getting nervous and ******* up............only to appear weird to the other...
    SgtRecker06 SgtRecker06 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    And this week I went to the bank and got a loan with my husband to help put him through school. He doesn't know how to do these types of things, so I had to take the lead. I was...
    PirateM PirateM 26-30 4 days ago

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    Is there any winning to this? I don't understand sometimes, It's like when I'm alone I'm feel like I'm one of the smartest and prettiest girls, but when I'm in public I start...
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    It's been little over a year now since I unwillingly dropped everything because of my anxiety. I stopped doing the things I truly loved and I stopped going to my favorite places...
    Anonymousgirl8 Anonymousgirl8 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've always had anxiety. Recently exactly 2 weeks ago I was hit by a car and my anxiety has completely gotten out of control.
    Hitzel Hitzel 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have this inherent sadness inside me and i feel it has been in me since time immemorial , ages , I miss living in a family I miss my gramma , parents , i miss viditin my...
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    Really pissed off at my mom right now. I wanted to try to open up to people, and I joined a choir group today. The whole time, my mom was being extremely rude about it, asking when...
    Kenz42 Kenz42 16-17, F Sep 12

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    I feel like I can't do it. Make the change I desperately need to survive. I feel paralyzed. The sadness just comes in like a vapor I'm forced to inhale. Any progress I make gets...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    High school life was supposed to be fun, right? But I couldn't fathom why I can't seem to be entertained with this life. Sure, I have very close friends who I really trust. I have...
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