Social anxiety bipolar

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899491 tn?1243777227 I'm supposedly bipolar II and I have a lot of social anxiety. I avoid going out and never go out by myself. I don't drive. I fear rejection and judgement, so just being seen by other people upsets me. I hate when people enter my little world too. I always thought that social anxiety came hand in hand with depression or people with social anxiety are more likely to be depressed/bipolar. Heh, I make noises to communicate too and my boyfriend always says, "We use our words!
2010625 tn?1329375656 I definitely have a lot of social awkwardness that is linked to social anxiety. It also ***** feeling like I could slip into hypomania at ~any point~ and not be able to cope with the situation. That's not actually how it works for me but fears don't need to be rational.
709415 tn?1229284553 My son was given the diagnosis of bipolar by a psychiatrist on his first visit. He has depression, anxiety, panic attacks and hears auditory voices which want him to hurt himself or others. He has lost the ability to feel the cold and complains of a constant tingling and burning sensation all over. He has been given ct scans, blood tests, etc when at the emergency room or at his pediatrician.
605458 tn?1539232408 My abnormal anxiety issues are limited to social anxiety, a vague, but intense fear of social situations, new people, and new places. It used to be quite pervasive growing up, but now I can do a lot of things without anxiety, like go to a restaurant with family. It is the new and unfamiliar I still struggle with. I was all safe in my reclusion until recently I have had the desire to expand my life- I want friends and to get out in the world. An opportunity presented itself.
1037594 tn?1258565779 Have any of you had issues with Social anxiety in particular bipolar people? Also do any of you have to force yourself to get up and get out rather than behaving like a recluse? I have had problems with the above mentioned issues from time to time and was just wondering if this is common?
4100850 tn?1351216149 its 8 am woke up with a headache like always. i have a pinched nerve so im in alot of pain im agoraphobic bipolar and have social anxiety like theres no tomorrow. i just wish ss would help me.
915369 tn?1355318410 I think I may have some sort of seperation anxiety disorder and I'm wondering if anxiety with bipolar is a common thing. I used to have much worse anxiety but I managed to get it under control with therapy. The thing is, I have to be out of town a lot for work and when I'm away from my fiance for too long I seem to get incredibly anxious. I think I may need some sort of medication for this just to function well at work!
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm 24 I have been diagnosed as having bipolar depression, severe anxiety and OCD. I'm taking 100mg of Zoloft (for about 8 years now) It was recently up to 200mg, but my Dr was going to change it but while weaning off them I got so depressed and started having suicidal thoughts and there was a episode where I started cutting again. I'm going to speak to him to see if I should go back up to 200mg because I 'm still not coping that well. I also take 5mg of Zyprexa daily.
Avatar f tn Several in our extended family have been treated for bipolar. My father was bipolar. I have been treated for anxiety and depression. My son who is 20 is depressed with some anxiety and is taking Zoloft but doesn't seem to be getting any better after several years. He can sleep for 18 hours, get up for a few hours and then back to bed again. He can sleep all day, and sometimes be up all night. We can't seem to get him into a routine.
506273 tn?1260142381 Namaste, Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Anxiety (intense nervousness) and self-consciousness arise from a fear of being closely watched, judged and criticized by others. A person with social anxiety disorder is afraid that he or she will make mistakes and be embarrassed or humiliated in front of others.
4810971 tn?1359480360 My mother has depression, OCD, and social anxiety disorder, and lately it is getting worse. I am 15, and I have Bipolar disorder and OCD, so I get depressed a lot, too, but nothing like this. At night, she will sit on the couch with her head in her hands, and will stare at nothing for hours, no matter how much we try and talk to her, and we eventually give up. This happens every night, no matter what.
Avatar n tn I've known for a while now that theres something wrong with me but I dont know what it was untill I heard about social anxiety. I feel like everyone is better at anything else than me. Like most of the time I can never do anything or say anything right. I feel like im a doormat. To affraid to do or say most things. Im not close with my family and I hate it, but just going up to lets say my sister and telling her how much i like her is the hardest thing in the world to do. I cant do it.
Avatar f tn I'm bipolar, I think my mom may be to but she's never even seen a doctor to find out. My dad has social anxiety disorder, and my grandma (his mom) was in and out of mental hospitals. My dad is the youngest of 9 but most of his siblings are on some form of mood stabilizer. Mental illnesses can definitely be genetic but it's not guaranteed to pass. Oh and I can tell you first hand, medication only works if you take it the right way everyday.
1348086 tn?1370786785 People with bipolar disorder experience periods of mania or Hypomania where they become euphoric, have a lot of energy, need little sleep, can be very productive, talkative, sexually promiscuous, spend excessivley, take daring risks, and so on. However, they do experience depression, which sounds like what you describe here, and it seems a lot worse to them when coming off the 'highs' mania causes.
Avatar f tn You have a very complicated psychiatric situation going on and the simple answer would be to say that you have schizophrenia but with all you have going on I really think you need to talk to your dr.
Avatar f tn so my question is is it a good sign that state doctor agrees after evalutating sober still bipolar, major anxiety disorder , unable to work. She told me thats her diagnosis...I should be getting a determination letter this week and Im so scared, I need this money I have not worked in 5 years ...My husband is going nuts always being broke...and we have a baby on the way..
1515545 tn?1291399364 I have felt better since stopping the meds yesterday, I still have social anxiety but its nothing like it was on the meds.
Avatar f tn When I hit teenage years I was very depressed, but slowly i've noticed it became more anxiety. I have met someone in which I see a lot of good with, but I also have the things that I find to bother me. I am so protective, and cannot deal with certain people. My boyfriend has a lot of friends and I am not one to hangout with a lot of people, I am an infp type.
Avatar n tn I'm starting to worry that I might have bipolar disorder (not sure which kind). I don't want to jump to conclusions or try to self-diagnose myself, but it would be really helpful to get my thoughts out and hear some feedback. Looking at my life thus far I see quite a few red flags...but I could be seeing patterns and symptoms that aren't there or aren't significant. I'm just not sure. Does this sound like bipolar to anyone else? Does anyone have any advice about where I should go from here.
Avatar m tn I'm a girl, just turned 18 and i have been diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder, social anxiety, depression, and bipolar. I am house bound and will do just about anything to keep myself inside my house, its my comfort zone. all of this stuff have completely torn apart my life. i have tried about ever medication out there and they actually made it worse. i have been house-bound for about 7 months. (i know, it sounds bad) except for when i go to therapy.
Avatar f tn My diagnoses are the same as yours I think. Bipolar 1, General Anxiety Disorder, PTSD. I think the depression is just part of the bipolar disorder. Anyways I hope you get it...good luck.
419446 tn?1212545977 So I see my boyfriend having alot of issues, to me they seem like regualr life issues, a pain , but again, regular life issues. I found myself wondering over & over if this is anxiety or just a timid personality...well I just learned its actually bi-polar ! So here I am, almost a year into the best relationship f my life & my b/f has an episode I guess we call it. He leaves work & is unable to cope, his sisyer insists he go to the hospital. Im worried...
Avatar f tn This might be a stupid question. But for those who have bipolar (like me) how are you able to have relationships. Me I have never been in one or in love, Just lust when those manic days hit and this cause me to try for a relationship for all the wrong reasons. So how are you able to do it.
1257808 tn?1322765815 Is bipolar increase anxiety problem? I'm really bad to deal with triggers that stimulate anxiety and worry. triggers make me over thinking. Over thinking lead to anxiety cycle and may be depression too. I need to learn how to deal with it. How can I do that? How can I control over thinking and stop it? How can I stop blame myself? Advice me please.
Avatar m tn I also feel that you sound more like you are suffering from anxiety and secondary depression (as a result of severe anxiety, which is common). Bipolar is marked with very severe mood swings....when someone is "manic", they can go ono HUGE shopping sprees for a lot of very irresponsible things without worrying about the's a very high, euphoric stage. Then, the total opposite happens when the "depressive" mood kicks in...