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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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    It's a living hell really. Just going out in public is hard to do. I hate being in crowds. Therapist hasn't helped much. Hell, even being around my bestfriend is hard to do now...
    thatoneguy336 thatoneguy336 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    If there's a large amount of people in a single room I have a real problem with that
    panthrax00 panthrax00 16-17, M Aug 4

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    I have to force myself to go anywhere. I stress about people looking at me and judging me. I will avoid as much contact as possible if I know I'm not looking my best. I never walk...
    Nihnox Nihnox 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    Entry # 1 Hello All :), Here is my attempt to record my progress toward becoming anxiety free. Ive been a shy person way before I could even comprehend what shy was. A shy...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wanted to write out my whole entire battle with social anxiety. I remember it clearly the first day I chocked up I had cold palms and sweaty forehead, I could feel my heart...
    dassays dassays 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Can someone who has been diagnosed with social anxiety please message me. I have a lot of questions.
    Kimberlynnn Kimberlynnn 13-15, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Yes I do have social anxiety because if I am in social sitting... I tend to tension up and coughing. Those are one of the signs of social anxiety for me. So that is why I don't...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    Baddddd to buddy. I've always had social anxiety since I was a youngin. I couldn't be around a big, small, medium group of people, especially strangers. Other wise I'd have a panic...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F Aug 20

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    I used to have Social Anxiety ( I was diagnosed with it) but grew out of it! How? Well 1st off, I know that it was instilled in me during my upbringing to care about what...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I always knew there was something wrong with me mentally, I have recently been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Due to be starting counselling in the near future. I do have...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    It was my first day of my Senior year today. My last first day of high school, by this time around you'd think that'd I would have figured out how to fit in and socialize like a...
    ThatDarnKatz ThatDarnKatz 16-17, F Aug 21

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    Okay , I've been at my current job for about 2 months (I work at Starbucks ). I still have social anxiety. I don't really conversate with my co workers as much....I'm the youngest...
    girlygirl1995 girlygirl1995 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I have social anxiety and it's bad. I really need some help on how to overcome it. So far I've gotten better, I'm not like how I use to be as a child. I just need more advice. Help...
    Latiaaaa Latiaaaa 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    I have social anxiety really bad, and I hate it. It's ruined so many experiences for me and talking to adults, or even people younger than me, just makes me sick to my stomach. I...
    jxssicaa jxssicaa 18-21, F 13 Responses Aug 12

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    Aight brothers and sisters heres a mantra for you, from me. Mr. Social Anxiety. (Poet too!) No matter where you go in this world, you are in Your place in the world. You have a...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Social anxiety has made me physically I'll every morning because I'm so afraid to go to school. I hate being snapped at and being embarrassed. I can remember being snapped at up to...
    AceGuy15 AceGuy15 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Escaping Reality. There's some big thing ahead. Only one week left and I am worried as hell. Gonna start an internship then and there will be so many people. I hate people. I...
    zyakkui zyakkui 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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    hi everyone ever since i was little i have always had social anxiety....but it didnt start showing until high school, i tired making friends but i felt awkward because i never knew...
    momoayami momoayami 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Last year I skipped too many days in school because I was afraid of kids my age. I'm now a homeschooler and haven't been interacting with kids my age. I get too scared even when I...
    arianna9 arianna9 13-15, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    Social anxiety showed up in me about 10 and since then it has made my life living hell, I can't talk to anyone without my face going completely red and getting embarrassed. Looking...
    Rachsong348 Rachsong348 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My social anxiety is slowly killing me. I can't really go anywhere where there are people without feeling lost or wanting to cry. I can barely look people into the eyes anymore...
    shyturtleflies shyturtleflies 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am feeling very depressed with my infertility I just need some support from any if you who understands as even my husband is avoiding talking to me about it. My boss at work has...
    surfiehall surfiehall 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Entry #2 Why am I doing this? or better yet, what is keeping me going? I am challenging myself, my thoughts, behaviors, my ANXIETY because I know what it feels like to be...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I am soo dissapointed in myself! Last weekend was my ultimate social test and I failed. It was my "sister in laws" babyshower. (boyfriend's brother's girlfriend). We dont really...
    viavleiviax viavleiviax 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Hello, I'm 22 years old and I feel like i've wasted alot of my time on unimportant things because of my anxiety and fear. I wish I could go back in time and do things i really...
    ashto1 ashto1 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I blew it with my mother today. I think I completely broke her already broken heart. Somehow, our conversation veered off to my walking pattern (which is terrible, thank you...
    mayhems mayhems 36-40 2 Responses Aug 9

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    And its getting really bad. I've always suffered with a little bit of anxiety, and I'm OCD about a lot of things so that did contribute to the anxiety, but recently I've been...
    behappy4 behappy4 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    As hard as I want to make new friends my anxiety Is always killing me, I'm afraid that people will just reject me... I always tell myself like "Wake up, you're in the real world...
    Heissler Heissler 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I really hate when my friends tell me stuff like "Being social isn't that hard" or "You are just being dramatic." Its hard for me to talk to anyone and to deal with a lot of social...
    Teresag2875 Teresag2875 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I went to a picnic. I waited in the car for a good 30 minutes. I couldn't get out and as I watched people pile into the parking lot I just got more and more anxious. I finally left...
    xMayesx xMayesx 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    I hate going out now. I feel so awkward around people. I know I can usually get through if I make it out of the apartment, but the stress and feeling of the world closing in on me...
    RingoVonCitrus RingoVonCitrus 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 21

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    Should I go out and have fun tonight? My bf is at a lake with his friends getting drunk and having a good time. I don't wanna sit around like a loser lol. But social situations...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 15 Responses Aug 2

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    And today, I think I had an anxiety attack. For one, I live with other family members and I'm uncomfortable around them. Especially my uncle, who's a perfectionist and prefers...
    Inadine Inadine 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I only started expressing symptoms over the last 2 years. It's getting to the point where I don't even want to go grocery shopping. There's always too many people, and their...
    iamrae22 iamrae22 22-25, F Aug 12

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    So im moving to budapest from debrecen the little town in hungary after my 3 years there. Things were great. I wasnt happy nor satisfied with my life. Living in hungary the first...
    ketogluta ketogluta 22-25 1 Response Aug 17

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    I m not Anti Social But I m Pro Solitude !!
    ProSolitude ProSolitude 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Today, I am horribly anxious and self-conscious. I don't want to socialize. I want to wear a hoodie and become a turtle in a very cold room.
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I'll admit; I do. I know it is because I have low self-esteem and I feel like the biggest goober in social situations even though that may not be the case. It all ties back to my...
    jlynnaz jlynnaz 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    I want to be more sociable but I've been alone for so long I get terrified when it's time for me to socialize and it's extremely frustrated. I went to ask for a job at a local...
    justalea justalea 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My mother in law took it upon herself to sign me up to work at our church festival. I'm assigned to cashier at the raffle table. I remember last year specifically saying to her I...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm pretty sure I know how I got my anxiety. I used to get bullied really badly throughout elementary. Now I am totally shy with new people. I'm scared of them. I can't even go...
    undeadblackhawk undeadblackhawk 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I need to stop using this term as an excuse for not putting myself out there but when I don't I just don't know what's wrong with me. I'm overly scared of being judged or something...
    Socialanxietyhelp Socialanxietyhelp 16-17, F Aug 3

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    My grandfather bullies my grandmother. In his eyes she has to much weight and does everything wrong. He yells at her for no reason. When I was there playing cards with my...
    zyakkui zyakkui 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I spent three hours working up the courage to put myself out there and try to connect with someone I'm interested in. Doing is not succeeding. Before waiting for a response, I tore...
    flckvrthng flckvrthng 18-21, M Aug 6

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    Does anyone know any tips on how to deal with it ? Yesterday I went to the mall and I felt so scared it was very full. I went there to have fun but instead I wandered everywhere...
    LonelyInTheRain LonelyInTheRain 13-15, F 2 Responses