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Social Anxiety

doingmybest2017
doingmybest2017

People have accused me of isolating but really I get super anxious in social situations, even if it’s a short one! I tend to keep to myself to “protect my peace” sort of speak but I feel like it’s borderline unhealthy. Anyone else struggle with this?

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Hi I definitely understand what you are going through.I am loner because I have such a hard time in social situations.

doingmybest2017
doingmybest2017
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Do you have certain worries about being judged or rejected? That’s what I struggle with. My negative patterns are to revert to old thinking that others will think I’m too “damaged”, but I know it’s not true! Sometimes the enemy whispers such negative thoughts

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Have you ever tried group therapy for people with social anxiety. It might help you to see you aren’t alone and learn how others cope.

doingmybest2017
doingmybest2017
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I actually am part of a couple different groups and they do help a lot. None specific to social anxiety tho

Yup!!!! I can barely make it to the grocery store

It’s funny for me it’s like the closer I am to a person, the more anxious I get. I have no issues w strangers. Crowds are def a trigger tho

Hi, I can totally relate. I would have panic attacks just going to the store. I went and saw the doctor and they were able to perscribe me a anti-anxiety medication that has made a world of difference! Have you met with your doctor and explained how you are feeling? It might help and even just make you feel better about social situations.

I’m actually in the process of considering meds. I started meeting w therapist and she referred me to a psych nurse. I’ve just gotta bring myself to actually call her! What med are you on if you don’t mind me asking?

I know its so hard to make that initial call. It was honestly the best thing I could have done. I am on buspar, It took a little while to kick in, but it has really helped. With the counseling, the medicine, and pushing myself little by little I am now doing better and find myself in more situations. I really hope and pray that you can find freedom too. Please make that call to the nurse and just see what she has to say, it’s hard, but you can do it!

I have social anxiety too. It’s tough to manage, but the more you go out and spend time with people, the easier it’ll get and you’ll feel less anxious each time

Thanks to you all for replying. Small work meetings of 5 trigger anxiety. Brewfest, bars, trigger it. So many people. I recently went kayaking though and did well. Beer was involved tho sssoooo

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