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I Am Dealing With Social Anxiety

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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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    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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    Finally I am moving to medication .. I know psychiatrist will prescribe me clonazepam with a beta blocker .. i know it would cause dependency ... thats why i was avoiding that...
    nousername29 nousername29 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Today I'm going to tell my mother that I have Tinea Versicolor. It's a fact that sleep deprivation produces a drunk effect on the brain, so tonight I'm not going to sleep. I need...
    Mewl Mewl 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been struggling with finding a job. There aren't many places hiring in my area, but I feel like I've been holding myself back. I have bad anxiety, so applying to places isn't...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Why am I comfortable sitting in a coffee shop alone but have anxiety sitting in a restaurant alone???
    spence96 spence96 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    There's a quote that says "If they miss you, they'll call. If they want you, they'll say it. If they care, they'll show it. And if not, they aren't worth your time" I wonder what...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i am just extra careful when i'm out ..its like i'm somebody else who wanna looks cool behave cool ..don't wanna look stupid ..While communicating i wanna make sure that i say...
    Eshan29 Eshan29 22-25 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am actually an extrovert and i have 0 friends due to my SA I can't talk properly with others. been like this since childhood... i could cope with it for few years... but recently...
    crazytank crazytank 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People don't believe me when I say have anxiety because I am really talkative
    kidkid240 kidkid240 16-17, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    People Often Get My Situation Mixed Up With Simply Being Shy.
    Erie23 Erie23 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Seems like all I do is worry about things I cant control, and that I have no need worrying about. Anxiety really sucks.
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    The worst anxiety is from phone calls... I never answer the phone... and if I have to make an important call I have trouble sleeping the night before. Not too troublesome now that...
    Salarymen Salarymen 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have full blown mental breakdowns when I'm around people who are drinking. I can't process any of it, I start to cry, and I start to panic. Tomorrow I am required to go to the...
    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I get anxiety just from sending people emails. It gets so bad that when I was doing a project with my group (I'm doing online study), I couldn't bring out what I was thinking...
    aarigel aarigel 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    To preface this, I need advice on how to deal with my anxiety, how to manage my emotions and how to make friends... Currently I smoke week when I am stressed or sad or anxious...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    But then again, who really does? I think my first panic attack was caused as a kid being surrounded by too many people which made me completely freak out, resulting in me wanting...
    crepesaredelicious2 crepesaredelicious2 18-21, F a week ago

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    Ah, hell. It would appear I'm on an upswing. This is when I get people's hopes up only to let them plummet, parachute-free. Are they justified? My attempts at being social? Or is...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 2 Responses a week ago

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    I just don't think I can get out of bed today... Too much anxiety and sadness... Sucks. I'm such a shell of my former self...
    endurocycle7 endurocycle7 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Not sure how or what to say to doctor when I book an appointment to tell them about my social anxiety, really want help. No idea where to start I know I will get nervous and mess...
    Eeee15 Eeee15 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've been homeschooled all my life, and never been around teenagers except for once a year at camp.. So this spring I played futbol for the first time ever, right as my anxiety...
    violentsneezes violentsneezes 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Any one else feel this weird sometimes ? I love love love my close friends . They are like my sisters . I love hanging out with them . But I hate being in large crowds . I was at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses a week ago

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    I was signing up for my classes and i started thinking how the whole scenario in me being there will play out. Feeling so anxious, my heart racing, slowly getting sweaty. There are...
    reversethetime reversethetime 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I really really need to work on overcoming, dealing with, or at least managing it.. And I feel like the more I talk about it, the more likely I am to overcome it. It's really been...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jul 27

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    I am so afraid of working full time for a REAL company. I worked three part time jobs in college but they were campus jobs and the stakes were a lot lower. I'm just afraid of...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    For the first time in 7 months I actually feel like having a nice normal conversation with someone but of course I'm too scared to message anyone. ._. Awesome.
    trashsash trashsash 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I'm very proud of myself lately because I did lots of things this last week I've always been scared to do. These things include ordering a drink at starbucks and sitting outside in...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 26

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    The hardest part about going to the gym for me is checking-in and leaving. I really, really, reallyyyy don't like it. When I get to the door my heart starts pumping a bit. I walk...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    Sometimes, if I'm in a public place with too many people, I will cringe and cower away from people I walk too close to. I just fear their thoughts. What if they think badly of me?
    JSylvia1015 JSylvia1015 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    Well rather I am not dealing with them, I have identified 3 narcs in my life. I have very little to do with any of the 3. In my experience it's the only thing you can do with...
    LilyLangtree LilyLangtree 56-60, F Jul 24

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    I walk through the grocery store and I realize all the people I am passing are going to die and dissolve and be scattered in every direction of the universe.. And all that...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jul 24

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    To whom this may concern I'm not dealing with any bullshit this year so stay out of my way and let me do me. No drama. No fake *******. No bad vibes. No bad situations. I'll do me...
    Indicudsarah Indicudsarah 18-21, F Jul 23

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    As an intern, I think it's expected that we will say and/or do stupid ****. However, sometimes I think I go beyond that and have to suffer the consequence of humiliating myself in...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    It's strange how good I can actually be socially yet my brain can't seem to comprehend that and doesn't shut the **** up when I'm trying to leave the house.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I have a very deep seated fear of being socially rejected. I had an abusive father and got bullied as a child. I also got bullied in high school and am now in very bad...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I have a job interview tomorrow afternoon and I've been freaking out about it for days now. Anyone kind enough to share any tips with me? It's my second job interview I've ever had...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I get so uncomfortable with boys. When they touch me, I cringe and when I assume they like me I can barely take the situation. Which is why I always get so offensive when a boy is...
    yxfx yxfx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    A lot of times, when talking to new people, and before they approach, I feel this fear well up inside of me...it makes me blush and falter when speaking and it's impossible to be...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    My dad calls me an old lady cause I don't want to leave the house. I don't like crowds and new people. I hate eating in front of people even my friends. I'm not good at socializing...
    Anaaaaa345 Anaaaaa345 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Many social situations can be quite awkward to me but I have made some good progress over the years with on and off help from therapists and anti-anxiety medication. But, hands...
    NickCavefan NickCavefan 31-35, M Jul 18

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    My mom tells people I'm some crippled person who can't leave the house. She insists on forcing me to do stuff in public, but the fact is, that won't fix me like she thinks it will...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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