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5148952 tn?1364325366 I am scared to move too fast but if anyone can tell me some ways to slowly start working on my social anxiety, I would apprecate it. I am taking Abilify but I have read that it doesn't help with anxiety. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
605458 tn?1539232408 That would monitor the kind social situations you were in that day - telephone, in person, chat, etc; how much interaction was required, for example I could mark 1 social situation that required mininimal interaction or 2 social situations that required maximum interaction and how much anxiety was felt; mark medications taken, such as antidepressents or antianxiety meds, or things like relaxation exercises and maybe how much relief was gotten. Something along those lines. Would that be possible?
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.
Avatar m tn One thing to keep in mind that dividing anxiety into categories, such as social anxiety, is useful for insurance companies and drug companies and for a therapist figuring out how to help you, but isn't useful for you -- anxiety is anxiety. For all of us who suffer anxiety, whether it's called social or called something else, the root problem is that for whatever reason we begin to focus on anxious and catastrophic thinking and learning how not to do this is what helps.
Avatar f tn Did this start as you got closer to your wedding or were you suffering from anxiety previously and now the wedding date is just adding pressure to you making it worse? Do you have any idea of the root cause?
Avatar m tn Well, how about we have Pub Night tonight? There will be a thread posted. The genius behind Pub Night is this; We meet in this quaint pub. Make fun of the decor and order wild drinks. Appoint a bartender and ridicule TheCarMan (that's my job). Non alcoholic beverages are served as well. Discuss how our day went, or what sorts of torture are permitted for our doctors.
Avatar n tn Does anyone from the United States know about receivind Social Security Disabilty? I just applied. I have a liver biopsy that shows piecemeal necrosis. My knodell score is 15/18. I said I was fatigued and unable to sit at the computer (my line of work) for more than 1/2 hour because of chronic fatigue. I also have depression and have been taking Zoloft for a few years. Do you folks think that this will "cut" it? Also, I did 15 weeks of Interferon/Riba and am a non-responder.
605458 tn?1539232408 I have techniques - pressure point, quickie relaxation, how to challenge certain thinking patterns, etc. The social anxiety will always be there, it's just a matter of how well I am able to live with its existence at any given time. I was once an oncology RN, how?
Avatar m tn I have pretty bad social anxiety, mostly occurs with strangers but I suffer from it with friends too. I think the root of the problem is that I consider myself ugly looking and to top it off I have scoliosis which makes me self-conscious about my body and the way I sit for example. Frustrating as hell. This leads to problems such as: - Eye contact tends to be hard for me, especially with people that I don't know well.
Avatar f tn I have always struggled with some strange form of social anxiety/low self esteem, and could never quite get to the root of it. Interestingly enough, because I have out of neccessity developed a very high sensitivity for cognitively picking up on social cues, I am able to perform quite well, if not thrive, in cross cultural scenarios. Some other cultures embrace ideas such as being forthwrite in general and also apprehensive about new people, etc., which suits me.
605458 tn?1539232408 Depisode is adding to my anxiety and ability to cope with things - too many people, too many at yoga, too many at the shelter, the neighbor...I am shutting people out because I am tense and anxious by their existence in my life. I just want the people I am comfortable with around. I like the others, just am not at ease with them around. People who want to chat and talk. I want to be quiet and only talk about the dogs or something, not 'do you work' 'are you married' ugh!
1353681 tn?1387087333 I swore a couple years back I'd Never chat again at all, with a married man. I sometimes frequent social sites, and I've stayed away from ANY man saying they are married to me. I once chatted a few months with a married guy about my anxiety and it was strictly friendship..that's all. He then would say 'kisses your cheek' a couple months in, and other endearing things, and I really liked him so much. But I KNEW it wasn't fair or right to go on, and ended all contact.
Avatar m tn I still have insomnia issues for some reason, but I don't trip out at night, I'm merely awake. It's like my anxiety never happened for the most part and I'm able to move past all the moments anxiety would've crippled me and into the life I've desired all along but been too scared to manifest. What we desire the most, we fear the most could be an anxiety persons tag line.
Avatar n tn He is very smart and does great in school. But his social skills and lack of manners are embarrasing. He's behavior as far as saying hi to a new person isn't a shy behavior, but rather a "I don't have to talk to anyone if I don't have to" attitude. I hate to say it but he's a spoiled brat and my husband and I can't seem to break him of this behavior. He really thinks that we should just do things for him and he can act how ever he pleases. Please help.
605458 tn?1539232408 get ready to be judged negatively by a few. For what? Bipolar Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. OK, now the rest are positive I'm a nutcase, the conversation drops heavy as an anvil, and I'm about to pass out because my heart is beating at least 325 bpm. To save my self-esteem, I remind myself out loud, and hopefully redeem myself, "I was an RN for several years in Oncology." Am I OK now? I've had Social Anxiety since the day I was born. I'll *never* be OK.
168348 tn?1379360675 which will allow us to post among ourselves on an off-topic friendly, casual basis. A Social Community can be set up by MedHelp for us and will allow us to share our friendships, make new friends, have a laugh or two, talk about our kids' graduations or ask what to make for dinner tonight! Of course, our Thyroid Disorders and Dr. Lupo's Expert Forums will remain as-is -- this new community will compliment them. So .. go for it ... post your thoughts and comments below.
Avatar m tn It sounds like you may have what's called social anxiety and therapy works very well to overcome this disorder. Dry mouth is a very common symptom. Check with your doctor to rule out any physical cause for these feelings and ask for a referral to a good psychologist. You'll be fine if you get help!
Avatar n tn I have always had somewhat severe anxiety, including severe social anxiety. I was also diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago and was prescribed Adderal XR. The Adderal XR was effective at combating my ADHD symptoms but made my anxiety worse, so my doctor prescribed Strattera. I found the Strattera to be not nearly as effective as Adderal XR, so without consulting my doctor, I began taking both medications together. This is working extraordinarily well.
Avatar m tn Basically i have quite bad social anxiety, it's not as bad as it has been but it still prevents me from doing some things. But my main gripe with it is that i cannot have a brief chat with someone, without then running through everything i said over and over afterwards, It's like i just want to convince myself that i didn't come across as really nervous, or say anything stupid. Does anyone else do this? I find i do it literally every time i speak to someone who isn't a family member.
Avatar m tn My PDoc order it in liquid form, since it's not available in the Canada, he had to order it from the USA and it's a long process, will have it in 2 -3 months, not before, so until then, I have to wait and stay in that high anxiety state since the Klonopin (Rivotril) don't work on me anymore, even at 8 mg day! That's suck!... Anyway... What you mean by your social anxiety is totally mental? Hummm I think social phobia is only mental anyway no???
Avatar m tn They go by income and bills and if your parents don't supply your food and you pay bills they will help you for a short time and you can get the help you need. Its sounds like you have social anxiety and it can be treated. good luck and I hope you feel better soon.
Avatar n tn im so new to this anxiety stuff(2months)...and literally been tested for everything, its all come bak to anxiety, im only just accepting it now....ur symptoms are so simular to mine its relieving to know im not alone or going mad! i dread bedtime too for simular reasons...and i cant drink alcohol anymore as it makes me feel weird/sickish for days after, ive get real bad sharp chest pains and get heart pulps often and rushing of blood feelings, im on meds to control it just recently.
Avatar n tn if you have issues about anything it would probably help you to have a chat or 2 with a therapist. but watch out about taking any rxs. for anxiety. try otc meds. 1st. just chill .
1034172 tn?1393046202 Also I am on a mission to exercise each day with helps increase your natural endorphins and makes you feel more confident anyway, and stronger. My anxiety, I am convinced, is due to beer and no job= no social interaction, except my boyfriend who is extremely loving and caring and a great listener/ talker & handsome, but drinks too much. He says he wants to stop, we are in the beginning stages of that - at least during the week. I will still have beers on the weekends though, not so much.
Avatar f tn Our granddaughter is struggling to get to sleep at night - often not until after midnight. She suffers from severe social phobia and is currently taking a low dose of an antidepressant. She was doing well until about two months ago. She claims school is not bothering her and she is not afraid to sleep alone. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions to better help her to relax and ease her mind.
Avatar n tn Prior to this first night, I had never experienced any panic attacks, anxiety, or depression before, so I am convinced that everything afterwards was a direct result of that first "episode". After meeting with my doctor, he prescribed me Xanax XR (5 days ago) which I have been using since. Although it does "work", I've recently developed a quite severe depression, for no apparent reason.
Avatar m tn And I'm sure besides the performance anxiety, speaking in front of others, being singled out in class is awful, you'd also like to have friends and a social life. Social anxiety is treatable! There is therapy that is proven to be very beneficial and man do take medication for anxiety/SAD along with that. That's for you and your doctor to decide. But the best thing to do is know that you CAN get help with this and talking to your mom and/or your dad is the first step.
Avatar n tn Does anyone else have head issues and have been told that it is anxiety? I am about tired of this constant head pressure/pain that I keep getting. Its very weird. I will wake up in the morning and feel ok, then about 1/2 hour later this pressure/pain will start on the left side of my head near the top. It will seem to intensify and then lessen itself throughout the day with no real rhyme or reason to when it is worse or better.