Well I've just found this site whilst searching how best to cope with anxiety. I struggle with strange places, public toilets and not looking 'feminine enough'. I'm 6ft with short hair and get all sorts of reactions in female toilets, gym etc. I've gradually got worse and worse over about 6 years. To the point where my last 2 holidays we hardly left where we were staying, it all came to a head last August and my partner just doesn't want to go abroad and have a 'holiday' like that again. Been on propananol now since last October and eventually get to see someone from the mental health team Wednesday. I'm a bit nervous of talking about stuff. I've admitted ive got issues to my family these days and to myself, which was the hardest part. It makes me sad that there is so much I don't o anymore. I work and go to the gym nd shop etc but only in places I'm used to. I've made myself go to the cinema and theatre at quiet and busy times, so I'm trying to face stuff. Here's hoping the therapy will help and I can begin to move forwards
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