Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Overcame Severe Social Anxiety Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 109 People

    I Want to Beat My Anxiety!!!

    Hi, new to this forum so just finding my way... I have suffered with social anxiety for 5 years now and it's really getting me down as I know my life could and should be much better! So this is why I have joined this forum to share/chat about my experience... This is a big step...
    MineralWater MineralWater 22-25 1 Response Aug 16, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Did Overcome It For A Time Then Every Now And Then It Creeps In

    there are little triggers that set it off... too much stress and anxiety are the main thing and depression then bullying can make me go very nervous to the point I am shaking and making mistakes spelling mistakes and work mistakes... I left my last job due to sudden anxiety...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Haven'T Overcome It Yet...

    I would like some advice from those of you who have... Please give suggestions? My social anxiety makes me feel like I'm making everybody feel uncomfortable if I don't say the right thing at the right time with he right tone. I have NO idea how to make friends.. I've always had...
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It Is Possible.

    When I was in the 3rd grade I had two girlfriends who I considered were my "best friends". At one point during our friendship, they decided to that because of old traditional views they were not going to be my friends. For months, I stayed in the administration office...
    lynnee21 lynnee21 18-21 2 Responses May 5, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Number One Goal

    When I overcome my anxiety disorder, the rest of my life will fall into place. This is the hugest inhibitor in my life. I've recently taken to constantly telling myself that I have anxiety so that I'm aware of how my behavior and emotions are consequences of this disorder instead...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies 26-30 4 Responses Aug 29, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    maybe not 100% "cured"

    but better than I ever thought I could be. Feels amazing not being so crippled with anxiety.
    LazyApe LazyApe 31-35, M Jan 26

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It Seems To Get Worse With Age

    I have had social anxiety disorder for most of my life. In fact, the older that I get the worse that it gets.When I was in elementary school I remember sitting at the very edge of the playground watching every one else play with someone. I tried to mix with the other kids a...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Mar 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Want to Beat My Anxiety!!!

    Hi, new to this forum so just finding my way... I have suffered with social anxiety for 5 years now and it's really getting me down as I know my life could and should be much better! So this is why I have joined this forum to share/chat about my experience... This is a big step...
    MineralWater MineralWater 22-25 5 Responses Aug 16, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    IM Tire

    i didn't know what i had until about 6 months ago.i just lived with it almost all my life.i dont go no where but to work.it all started around 9th grade .i couldnt speak out in class.worry evey day the teacher would want me to read out loud.its was like that every day.ismoke alot...
    jeffnn jeffnn 36-40 2 Responses Jun 30, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Social Anxiety Disorder Is Curable! I Did It. Here's My Story. :)

    (I copy and pasted this from The I have Social Anxiety homepage) So this is my Social Anxiety story (it has a good ending!): I've always been shy since I was a little girl. In the 8th grade, I started to slowly get out of my shell and make lots of friends. But then I had to...
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F 41 Responses Feb 12, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Beating Social Anxiety In 30 Seconds

    How To Cure Anxiety In Under A Minute Using Your Body’s Natural Calm Switch Yep, sounds like bullshit, but I assure you - this is it happened for me. For 3 years I suffered from high levels of anxiety and increasingly regular panic attacks. I remember vividly my first panic...
    beatsocialanxiety beatsocialanxiety 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Any Of You Interested In Writing A Guest Post ...?

    I suffered sever social anxiety for about 4 years until recently overcoming it. It was social anxiety that partly inspired a website that I created for people who feel disconnected, alienated and outcasted from the people around them: it's called http://lonerwolf.com . The...
    LunaAle LunaAle 22-25, F Feb 4, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Social Anxiety I Feel Alone

    i feel like people dont understand me ,i wanna be happy i hate feeling like iam being judged all the time,i feel like iam gonna say or doing something wronge,i try to hard to fit i,i want to be liked,i care to much what people think,iam also a drug addict b.c of muh anxiety and...
    sexylilbabie97 sexylilbabie97 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Severe Social Axiety

    Ive had very severe social axiety for the last 8 years. Recently, its gotten worse where I cannot look at people even in public. It almost seems like borderline agoraphobia. I think its because I have no good support group.
    Rachael0987 Rachael0987 22-25 1 Response Aug 14, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I finally beat it and feel SO FREE!

    I'd tried everything: counselling, prescription meds, behaviour therapy, visualization. Read all the books and did all the activities. Nothing worked for me. I was still having panic attacks almost daily and very high generalized anxiety. I had no friends and it was...
    crochet4fun crochet4fun 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    From Zero To Hero

    I have being bullied my whole life. Between the ages of 4 and 7 I was just called a weirdo. From 7 to 11 it was loser, geek aswell. When I started high school I felt as though everything had being taken away from me by bullies. After the years of being put down I didnt even feel...
    r9517 r9517 18-21, F Sep 27, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Today, was the day my worst nightmare came true. My professor asked us last class to form groups for the project at the end of the year. Today, we were suppose to tell him who our...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have never had a real job before and now I do and I love everything about it except how my office expects me to attend their parties and social events. I have social anxiety...
    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp 22-25, F 48 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    [PLEASE READ]!>> I WANT PEOPLE LEARN WHAT I HAVE LEARNED> Its kinda a long post, but worth the read, I promise. To begin with, I actually dont suffer from it anymore, but I...
    athion64 athion64 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i have the severe fear everyday of my lover leaving me. its stressful for us both because i constantly worry til feeling ill and i ask her for comfirmation all the time. so its not...
    dragonshine dragonshine 22-25, T Feb 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What do you do to cope? Ever since I got my license my social anxiety has been through the roof. It makes my chest hurt, my legs weak and my voice stutter. I thought getting my...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate writing on the Internet in too much detail about myself (my problems) out of fear someone I know will know that it's me and know my struggles. This is my first post so it's...
    AnxietyIsLife AnxietyIsLife 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Since this is my first post I Im just going to say something about me.I suck at forms of human interaction in general. I spend my life hiding and immersed in books, writing, and...
    FallOutGirl123 FallOutGirl123 16-17, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have social anxiety. It is worst when I'm driving. I don't even like drivers behind me - it freaks me out. I'm not a bad driver when I'm calm but in traffic or when there are a...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    hate my social anxiety. stops me from meeting people.. girls. jobs I'll be dishwasher because I don't have to deal with people much. but the anxiety still builds. so I don't leave...
    cosciatony cosciatony 26-30, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    social anxiety. yeah. i have it,
    mysteriousnite mysteriousnite 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    See I never took my social anxiety seriously. Like back in high school, I thought I was just an awkward person who lacks communication skills. But now that I'm in college, I...
    FabulousF FabulousF 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sorry dunno what to say so I Ben to the doctors and found out that I do have social anxiety since I been 16 I have had it an it wasn't in till Xmas there that it was that bad cos...
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ive struggled with social anxiety as long as i can remember. Its kind of ruined my life. I have barely any friends, i nearly never leave my room, i dont even go to school anymore i...
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My social anxiety has destroyed my life. In unemployed because I'm to afraid to get a job. I have no friends anymore because I haven't left the house in months. I can't speak to...
    BloodRose96 BloodRose96 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    social anxiety. i have it.
    natalyaholy natalyaholy 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think I wouldn't have social anxiety if I wasn't laughed at for the way I pronounce my words,told that I was ugly and retarded everyday ,made fun of for the way I walk . People...
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm not sure if this qualifies as an experience yet because I haven't had this happen yet, but i am going on a class trip next week and i'm really nervous about it. I hate having...
    animegirl63 animegirl63 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have social Anxiety, Whenever I stand in a group I feel I have very low esteem and every other person is better than me .I avoid long conversation and If In Have to speak in a...
    lifenoteasy lifenoteasy 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate having social anxiety. I get panic attacks a lot. It's really embarrassing, I got it in math class cause of the silence. Everyone laughed.
    jessy2793027 jessy2793027 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    People say I look pretty stuck up and confident but really my social anxiety has recently got so intense that I can't join in a conversation if there are more than two people...
    promissess promissess 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Does anyone have suggestions on getting over social anxiety. Mine is getting worse, anything from going to the grocery store or going to a restaurant. Walking through the store I...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 13 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a prisoner of my own mind and, strangely, room. I'm unable and unwilling to venture out into the world if I don't have to. My social anxiety and depression only worsen my...
    Sunflowerdragon Sunflowerdragon 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hey, I'm new to this site after googling social anxiety for hours I finally found this place lol. But yeah...new here, will be adding some stuff to the account so if you'd like to...
    United2008 United2008 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My name is Michael, I'm a tall and skinny, bony guy who's a senior in high school. Let me just say, it's a real b*tch to know that you can't control your mind and body when it...
    ghostrefy ghostrefy 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My wife asked me to go with her to attend a surprise 50th birthday party for her boss, which included a room full of people I did not know. Just her asking me caused immediate...
    rolywynne rolywynne 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It just feels awful and I wish I could take this feeling out of me. I hate the cycle, I hate the tenseness, I hate the nerves... but most of all, I hate having to pretend like...
    loresmom loresmom 41-45, F Feb 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been trying really hard lately to discover what exactly causes me anxiety. I've discovered that being in uncomfortable situations such as: place I'm not familiar with, new...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What is Social Status and it's expectations? Social status is based off success for the most part. How much we have accomplished in our lives, how much money we earn, save...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M Feb 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's more like anxiety of attention or being around crowds. I just can't handle it. I do enjoy people but in small groups of maybe three or four. But I have had this for a good...
    TheCutestDragon TheCutestDragon 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My anxiety problems are getting worse, it seems. Hopefully, I will be able to get my anxiety medication soon. Every time I'm around someone, I panic and can't think of what to say...
    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    How does one deal with first day of work anxiety? Cause my anxiety is creeping up on me until I start work on Friday.
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M Feb 4

    Your Response

    Cancel