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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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    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I HAD social anxiety. I'm somewhat antisocial (Not in the literal sense. I meant in the very very introverted sense) and I can be somewhat socially awkward. But I no longer feel...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I told my mum about my social anxiety. I'm not going to school, school is a place full of judgemental *** holes and so is this stupid house ._. I hate home more than I hate school...
    0Worthless0 0Worthless0 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I never realized, until now, that's what it was. I always knew that I had issues dealing with/ getting to know people. (Especially members of the opposite sex who I was attracted...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate people. its better to be alone. chat online. people expect to much from you. I like it this way. I'm grateful for my social anxiety. people should stop messaging me saying...
    tobethin666 tobethin666 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 3

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    I feel like nobody else understands how I feel, my social anxiety has gotten so bad that I can't even be around my family... My mom just calls me disrespectful because I always...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 25

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    I had social anxiety until I took shrooms
    MooreVandervale MooreVandervale 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Having social anxiety really sucks iv had it my hole life and still fighting it everyday I'm on meds they don't help I always got to change them it's hard to get a job cuz u can't...
    vicky170 vicky170 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I have had social anxiety for awhile now, but it hasn't been too bad until lately. I'm usually a straight A student in school but now I can hardly concentrate there's so many...
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I have social anxiety and I'm going to live on my own for the 1st time.I lived with my mom my whole life and now she's moving with her boyfriend and is telling me that I'm going to...
    isaiahZ isaiahZ 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    Volunteering helped with my social anxiety :)
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F Dec 4

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    There are reasons why I have social anxiety, and I know that for part of it, it's all just in my head and me worrying... But there are times when you're disproven by people and...
    Redbeard74 Redbeard74 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I'm 19 suffering from social anxiety,I currently work and it has gotten better , but it's still there.I am looking for people to talk to,maybe be friends ? I get pretty lonely. If...
    zeak18 zeak18 18-21 4 Responses Dec 9

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    How have you handle your social anxiety, if at all? Do you feel the fear and do it anyway? Or do you avoid these situations altogether? Like everyone, I've been in very...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    I fear I have social anxiety disorder it would explain a lot about my behaviour..I keep myself distanced from friends and they moan at me for not being friends to them and I don't...
    Mustangkid2020 Mustangkid2020 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Currently my boyfriend is dealing with some family stuff, and I really want to be there for him, I just don't always know how. I so often feel like my emotions make me vulnerable...
    lillyforever4 lillyforever4 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Last night I went to dinner with some very good friends who I hadn't seen in a while. Just sitting there waiting to order, my body temperature shot through the roof as I started...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Suffered from IBS for as long as I can remember. Have memories of having a stomach ache after every lunch in the first and second grade. Growing up it was mostly IBS attacks...
    K14A07M K14A07M 22-25, F Dec 2

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    So today there was his guy at work and he was so loud and distracting and upsetting that he ended up setting off my anxiety and I messed up really badly. I didn't mean to mess up...
    luna1912 luna1912 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    It's so bad that I never take my sunglasses off cuz I can't look in peoples eyes when they are talking to me creeps me out and It hids my face I hid behind them I get strange look...
    vicky170 vicky170 16-17, F Dec 3

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    Hi,i'm new to here.what happend to me completely changed me and my life.and never can be the same.i think i have to accept that reality,but it's still hard to deal with it..in my...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 20

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    If I could change my mind I'd do it in a heartbeat. Locked up in a cage till I come home, my comments never reach the finishing dot. My heads filled with anxiety, all because of...
    RianneK RianneK 16-17, F Nov 22

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    Sometimes I don't want to go outside...I dont even want to talk to my mom nor anyone....Just be all alone. It freacks me out thinking about going outside, buying something at...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    I have now missed three weeks straight of school. I have missed so much. My science projects needs to be started and done, and tests and exams are soon. Facing all those people...
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    This is the first post I've made but, I have really bad anxiety and I've been out of school for almost a week because of it. I need someone to talk to, anyone. Online is so much...
    thisismyusername01 thisismyusername01 16-17 6 Responses Dec 3

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    The feeling when you are already broken but trying then anxiety descends.. As though your heart has become lead, it's pace ever increasing and it's surrounding made small. Every...
    shadowweep shadowweep 31-35, M Dec 3

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    I've been so depressed and suicidal lately, with little to hold onto. My friends don't understand when I try to tell them how I'm feeling. They are hurt when I cancel plans over...
    nuttyduck nuttyduck 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    If anyone suffers from anxiety at work or anything like that I could do with some advice, really struggling in my new job.
    deejay2605 deejay2605 22-25, M 6 Responses Dec 11

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    I often get these extreme hot flashes from anxiety sometimes almost so bad I feel like I am about to pass out. When I walk around in public my face gets so red because I think...
    bexk bexk 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    When I was younger I was bullied nothing too traumatizing, at least I don't think, but I was always loud and bubbly. Which naturally offends others... For a while I thought I had...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Does anyone else have a mini anxiety attack when knocking on someone's front door or calling them on the phone? Or is it just me...
    beautifulmind14 beautifulmind14 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My anxiety is getting worse by the second. Whenever I go out I feel like people are judging me on what I wear, how I wear my hair, what sort of makeup I have on and even my...
    notyourbitchxo notyourbitchxo 13-15, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's hard for me to look into people's eyes for long periods of time, and it's even sometimes hard to say things online. On here, I feel better, but I still get really shy. I'm...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I'm curious how I look like when socializing
    MooreVandervale MooreVandervale 18-21, M Dec 3

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    I've been improving so much lately. On my university course, we have to role play with lecturers as if they are patients. In my opinion, that is so much worse than talking to a...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F Dec 6

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    that awkward moment when everyone in the group talks and you are the one with nothing to say.even if you have something to say you would be worried that you might not be not...
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 7 Responses Nov 22

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    I just started taking ainterol and I'm starting to grow breasts. I'm also using a breast pump. What is wrong with me ? I'm a guy !!!
    sissycourtneyintraining sissycourtneyintraining 31-35, T Nov 22

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    It's a struggle Everything seems so impossible.. I've never been close to anyone, and have always had to do things on my own. Even though it's always been scary, it seems so much...
    K93H K93H 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    Every time I try to talk to people either nothing comes out or I answer quick and it sounds like I'm gonna kill them or just really aggressive. I've been living with my sister and...
    shoptillyoudrop1997 shoptillyoudrop1997 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 26

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    it's been getting worse. i can barely make eye contact with my friends and family. i get so nervous and i hate it i hate it i hate it. even my teacher finally understands how...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I can't even walk up to someone and say hi. even if someone does come up to me I get red and all these thoughts race inside my head about how I should talk but I can't.... I'm okay...
    tobethin666 tobethin666 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 2

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    Today in school.. My teacher was trying to make me go to the front of the class... And I basically sat where my place is (back of the room) just having an argument with the...
    K33024W K33024W 13-15 3 Responses Dec 3

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    I really could do with someone to talk to, sick and tired of feeling so alone