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Hi my name is Lucy, I'm 20 and suffer from social anxiety. I don't have many friends because I find it hard to socialise with people but I'd like to meet people who also suffers so I don't feel like I'm on my own.

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Hello lucy and welcome to the forum.

You will make lots of friends on here to chat with it is a good old site.

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Thankyou 😊

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Chat away, you can post on here or use messages.

Are you having a good day?

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Welcome Lucy, this is a very good forum with a lot of great people that share the samethings. Anxiety you will definitely find a lot of people here that can relate.

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Thankyou! I'm so glad to hear that. I do find it difficult to socialise with people but I really would like to try and meet new people and maybe make some new friends with people who are anxiety sufferers

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it may be hard for social anxiety sufferers. Like there are no social anxiety groups. If there were, nobody would show up

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Yeh I feel like that sometimes haha

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You're at the right place! By the comments already I can tell this place will be helpful 😁

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It it really is helpful! Thanks 😁

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It mean "yeh it really is helpful" haha

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Hi there I had exactly the same at school music lessons where bad to.

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Hi Lucy. I have severe social anxiety too. I'd say I've had it my entire life. Reading out loud in school was the worst. It'll always accelerate my anxiety sky high. I hated it every time, even now, and it never got any better. haha

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That's exactly how it has been for me. It feels like it's taken over my life and I want to try and find a way to overcome it. Talking to new people has always been something I've struggled with too. My anxiety gets really bad when I find myself in social situations but I think it might be helpful to talk to people who are also sufferers.

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Yeah same with me. It's like it's made me fear talking to people which should be a very pleasant thing. And yes I would think interacting with fellow anxiety sufferers would be more helpful. I was working with a therapist on my social anxiety and she and I went to a very public place and I had to interact with strangers. I went up to them and said "Hi" but after that I froze up and couldn't say anything more. I just stood there like an idiot haha.

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That's how I feel most of the time haha. I feel like people are constantly looking at me and thinking I'm a weirdo. I am actually going to see my doctor about possibly seeing a therapist. I'm nervous about it because I find it really hard to talk to people but I think it may be helpful for me to try I guess

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yes that's how I feel!! people might be looking at me or judging me. but we have to develop thick skin and say to ourselves so what! I'm just being me

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Yes we do! Although it's hard to do that though. It's like you tell yourself you need to be stronger and not worry about what people think but at the same time it's so hard to do that.

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Hi lucy

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Hi Lucy you will meet lots of friends on this sight and you will get lots of good information you will certainly not feel a

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Hello, I have SA as well

message me if youd like! ttys!

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Thankyou! I would love to talk

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Hi Lucy, I'm Rachel,

I also suffer severe social anxiety as well as GAD and depression. I've managed to isolate myself from everyone but family and my partner and feel lonely most of the time as my partner works away. Feel free to message me anytime.

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Hi Rachel! Thankyou that would be great. Yeh to be honest I feel the same too. I have isolated myself from everyone. I find it hard to actually socialise with my parents as well as others. I think it will be helpfully talking to people who are similar.

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I understand totally. My parents don't know how to handle my problems plus I'm worried about my dad as he finds out whether he has cancer on Friday and so I can't mention my problems. I feel very low lately and have no one to speak with really and it feels awful. So I understand totally how you feel. Hopefully we can all get each other through 😊

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Aw that's so sad. I'm sorry to hear that. Yeh I feel like I don't want to burden people with my problems. I find it difficult to talk to most people about stuff. I feel like I have no one really too. Yeh hopefully we can do! ☺️

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Thank you. I feel that way and I find myself crying when I try to talk about my feelings. I used to be so strong so it annoys me to be like this so I tend to shut myself away.

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That's exactly how I've been feeling lately too! It's difficult. I'm just trying to find a way to be able to deal with my problems and be able to socialise and stuff with people.

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Welcome to the forum ur not alone, keep talking on this and it will help does with me xxx

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Thankyou! I have found it helpful so far 😊

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Hi nice to meet you. im new here too. I also have anxiety. You dont have to feel alone. Ive been in this forum a day but i can see everyone is great and willing to lend an ear and give great advise. If you need to talk to anyone you are in the right place. Feel free to message me if your feeling lonely or you want to just chat

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Thankyou that's very kind ☺️

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Lucy,

Welcome to a safe and understanding place. It looks like you're already making some friends and I'm very happy to see that.

It's always nice to remember that we're all here for similar reasons so we understand. No judgement, just support.

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Thankyou! That means a lot. I am enjoying this forum very much

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Hello Lucy,

We're here for you.

I also need real friends.

Can't trust coworkers nor do they last long enough either so we can all relate.

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Yeh it helps to talk to people who are in similar situations

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Hi, I'm an anxiety sufferer too. I'm 25 and suffered really bad the last couple of months, but I'm getting there. I am a string minded person usually but when it kicks in, my god does it kick in. My once strongmind gets taken over until I can tell it to F**k off haha. But every day is a blessing xx

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It has been the same for me too. It's nice to hear that there are so many people the same that have managed to find a way to relieve their anxiety. It's such a hard thing to go through but talking to people who are in the same position is a real help xx

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Ditto. I've found it easier this time around to talk to people whereas a couple of months ago I didn't want to talk to anyone. I gave in and went to my gp yesterday he prescribed diazepam. Which just made me zonked but it worked. Everyone does find a way to help them selves and then life gets easier. I currently can't exercise which I miss doing but every day is a new day xx

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That's true. Everyday is a new day! I feel the same. I've not really wanted to be around people or talk to people but I find this group much easier to talk to people. Especially knowing that there are so many people out there who are going through the same thing. I feel less alone xx

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Glad you like this link. Very helpful.

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It is thankyou!

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Definitely. No body is ever alone. As much as it daunts us speaking to new People, look at everyone in here. Everyone is new and going through what we are going through. Spreading the positivity xx

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Yeh! It's so great! I feel better already xx

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Xxx

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Hi lucyf97 my social anxiety cripples me. U r not alone. I can cope on a 1-1 basis but any more than that makes me feel ill anxiety-wise. 😊💛💚💛💚

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That's how I feel. It's hard because I want to be able to socialise with people but it's so difficult for me to able too. The thought of it makes me want to hide away. I feel like nobody understands me sometimes. Like me friends and family. It's hard but it's nice knowing that on here people can relate

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I'm the same as u. I make plans to socialise but then I can't see those plans through because I feel ill at the very thought of it. Aye we can support each other on here 😊💛💚💛💚

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Yeh that's how I feel most of the time. It's annoying because I wish I could be like normal people and just go out and enjoy having company but although I do enjoy it I just get really bad anxiety about it so I find myself avoiding going out. Yes we can support each other ☺️

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Yeah am the same !! It's murder!! 😊💛💚💛💚

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It is 😞

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Welcome Lucy

I have GAD and find doing most things hard. I'm here anytime 🌸

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Thankyou! That's kind of you. Means a lot ☺️

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Hi Lucy, it seems like your a strong person. your dealing with a lot and still managing to reach out to people. Thats impressive. I think sometimes when you have to deal with a lot thats tough, you become tougher yourself. I understand since I have gone through a lot myself over my lifetime. I still deal with it but I think its mellowed over time because I have come to term with it. Remember that hanging in there and trying your best is always good enough. Dont put any extra pressure on yourself since that will only hold you down. If u ever need any kind of support, I will do what I can for u. Anyway, hang in there, keep positive. dmarkprice@gmail.com. All the best to you!

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Thankyou for saying that. That means a lot to me. You wouldn't imagine how much. I will do all I can to keep going. I will definitely take you up on your offer if I'm ever feeling one of those days ☺️

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Hi Lucy :) I hope your doing well.

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Hi. I am thankyou ☺️

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Hi Lucy you will meet loads of friends on this sight you certainly won't feel alone everybody here was or still is in same position as yourself and you will get a lot off support and good information to get you through this difficult time you are going through everybody on this sight is here to help one another so you will definately get all the help you need Thinking of you take care

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Thankyou ☺️

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Hi lucy i am responsibly new to this side the people are very friendly and helpful very good suport?

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Yeh they really are great support! If your looking for people to chat too there are plenty on here that can offer you some time 😊

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Hello and welcome. pm anytime. May I ask if you live in the UK?

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Hi lucy how are you xx

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