Not sure how to do this

My name is James and I've been struggling with anxiety for about 6 years now I've never really been able to go into stores or any public place really without feeling like everyones eyes are glued on me and that I'm doing something wrong even though I'm just walking it makes me extremely uncomfortable to the point were I just want to leave my cart there with everything in it and just run.I'm definitely not the best at wording things but if anyone has any advice on how to deal with this it would be appreciated

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  • Have you thought about seeing a therapist who can help manage your anxiety. It sounds like social anxiety. There are drugs for this. I take Paxil which helps my social anxiety, going shopping, restaurants, malls. Try to get some help.

  • James,

    Do not worry about people's eyes. You are not going to mess up, there is nothing wrong with you, and you are worth attention. If you are uncomfortable with that attention, step back. Just focus on the things you like. You will get really good at them. People will be watching you again. But it will be because they wish they could be like you. Hang in there! If you ever have an anxiety attack just post here

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