I cant speak to anyone

Starting last March I found myself having a great deal of trouble talking to people. I always used to be able to conversate and be natural in social settings but now it feels like I have lost all of my social skills. Even when I am with close family members and friends I have known for most of my life I get anxious and constantly think of what I'm saying and that causes my mind to go blank. It has really made me depressed and I feel like my friends are drifting away because I can never speak to them. All i think about is how im not able to speak. Like i cant get it out of my head. Sometimes i cant fall alseep at night because my heart starts to feel like its beating out of my chest. I have lost interest in many things and have a hard time concentrating because this is all i can think about. This happened all of a sudden and all I want is to be my normal self again.

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  • I'm sorry you're going through this. In the last year I have found myself struggling with keeping eye contact, having conversations and wishing to reach out but being too anxious or depressed. What has helped me lately has been starting simple conversations/ or making comments on friends/families facebook pages and reaching out in ways that are "safe" to me, like over the internet or texting. I have also expressed my discomfort so that those I love understand and that has made them more patient, where as before I was just unreliable with no explanation. Also I know it may sound strange but the song "Ghost of Corporate Future" by Regina Spektor helps me too, one line of the song is "people are just people, they shouldn't make you nervous," and even though I can't help feeling nervous, I realize that my discomfort is okay and that I may stumble in conversation but it's not as big of a deal as my mind tells me it is. Hope any of this helps :)

  • life is 2 hard if people go away they were not your real friend it is hard to slow down when life gos so fast i lost a friend 4 a stuiped reson i have

    so many prolems i can not solve i stay home a lot but it was not the person i once was and then we get messed up on track is hard not sure

  • I'm sorry your going through this . Social anxiety is something you should probably get counceling for. I know someone with this very thing and she is doing much better now. You will be back to normal. God Bkess and keep in touch

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