Social anxiety getting a job

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Avatar f tn How does one go about getting a job, going back to school, buying a car, etc, when you don't have money, because you can't get a job because you can't be around people (social anxiety)? This *****. It's really a nasty circle. No job, because of anxiety, no money because of no job, no help, because i have no job that gives me money, because i have social anxiety. I really have no solution to this.
Avatar n tn My experience is that the drugs masked the anxiety. A therapist will address irrational thinking, a lot of anxiety is self-inflicted and can be deflected. I wouldn't go anywhere without a Xanax in my pocket. After a year of living like that, I went to a therapist and learned to deal head on with the symptoms. For example... ceiling fans would give me a vertigo feeling panic and IBS would set in, neon lights flickering--same thing. I literally had to stare at these items and self talk..
Avatar f tn I am a stay at home mom, i had a job about 4 years ago at a chicken place preparing foods. Well ive been wanting and needing a job deperatly to help the fam financially, and have been apllying EVERYWHERE and finally, i think i got a breakthrough! I have an interview next Saturday with "Kiddie Kandids". If you dont know, they are a proffesional photography place, just like sears portrait studie, The Picture People, etc...
Avatar n tn I was wondering what is the best way to overcome shyness/social anxiety and repair the damage to interpersonal relationships that is causes? I have always been a bit shy in groups/unfamilliar situations but my problem got a lot worse around 5 years ago.
Avatar m tn That was one powerful post. For being a person without a lot to say at social gatherings...look at all you had to say here. You've obviously been bottling this up for quite a while. Some people just AREN'T fans of being sociable. That, along with your wife's desire TO BE social, is creating a lot of resentment on both sides. Thing is...I can understand your anger.
Avatar m tn I've suffered a great deal in social settings for many years now, completely unable to make new friends or reconnect with my old ones and too scared of large groups to go back to college or seek employment. I think it stems from the bullying I experienced when I was in grade school. I would panic all day because I was usually picked on by a group of kids and would only relax when I was finally back home and in my room.
1896954 tn?1323471896 I feel that I am getting worse and I am falling into a deep depression again, I am binge eating I have racing thoughts I am tired I feel frustrated and confused with my words sometimes. How extreme does The Bipolar have to be to get benefits?
1261539 tn?1269828421 i said i have social anxiety, i feel like that guy on the commercial for paxil. he gave me a perscription for Paxil and i was done-5mins tops! and it worked for the social anxiety, for a while but my doc kept having to up the dose and it still kept loosing it's effectiveness. at that same time i had a problem with my medical coverage and couldn't afford to keep taking it. i didnt have any warning so i couldnt try to wean off it.
Avatar n tn Then, I came across an article on social anxiety disorder and she fits the defination for performance based social anxiety disorder to a tee. We have never allowed her to miss school or sports event because she was to nervous, we helped her work through it. This has been going on since 4th grade, it is getting worse not better. Just recently her grades have suffered. She received her first "C" in high school. We didn't make a big deal out of it because we knew she tried.
Avatar f tn I've been diagnosed - by a psychiatrist - with Social Anxiety Disorder. I've been taking Lexapro for almost 2 months - started on 10 mg and the dosage was up to 20 mg two weeks ago. Also, for the last 3 months I've been speaking every week or two with a licensed professional counselor. My main problem is associating with people that are close to my age range, I'm 26.
Avatar f tn Your T should be able to help you with the communication aspect (which may not be a skill deficit but just a problem with anxiety). I was just wondering before if you had ever tried doing a mandela. That's kind of an arty, mindfulness, relaxation thing. It is also said to help with insights. ??
351317 tn?1204755471 My stomach has been acting really strange and I have been oversleeping a lot. Also the job is a morning shift job and I am definitely a night owl. I tried zoloft recently and just felt like a zombie while I was on it. I know I need help but right now I can't afford it until my benefits kick in so I just feel really hopeless.
2084458 tn?1332376935 Aerobic exercise, deep breathing, yoga and training in mindfulness meditation are all linked to relaxation and reduced anxiety. Imagine yourself handling a social situation just as a professional athlete might do a mental rehearsal of an upcoming race, try visualizing things going smoothly. Assertiveness training courses can also help you develop certain social skills. http://www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn Now I'm starting to get really dry skin on my forehead that feels like there are a thousand needles poking me in the forehead. My anxiety got so bad that I had to quit my job and go on social security disability. Now I am moving to another state to live with my brother and sister-in-law and since I am low income the state was paying for my medicare premiums, copay, and other things. I am worried that when I move to another state they won't pay for my premiums etc.
Avatar f tn They say it is a sign of getting deeper into the addiction..Many people use Substances because of Anxiety or Depression..I feel you should really, really talk to the DR..You might need the right medication for this issue..The opiates are not the ones to use for this..OK..Just be Honest..You will be much happier in the long run.. May the Lord be with..
Avatar n tn Then it started happening every once and a while mostly when involved in a conversation with somebody and sometimes by myself when I was thinking to myself, I am trying to find out what could of sparked this and how can I fix the problem, because ever since the twitching started I have also noticed other symptoms, it seems I suffer from a social anxiety problem now, I am also very jumpy when some one walks into a room it startles me and when I notice them I jump/flinch, I feel jumpy all the tim
1503780 tn?1289654091 do you have a job? or go to school? Make a goal for the day like talk to someone new, or give someone a compliment. Little things like that until you are comfortable in light conversation. THen try and talk a little more and build your way back up to being social...
127512 tn?1193745816 If you and your doctors can convince the administration that your condition is disabling enough to keep you from holding down a job, you should be able to get it. It's worth a try. Hopefully you'll get better and be able to get on with your life, but in the mean time, some income would be helpful ... and hey, it might even take away some of your anxiety to not be so broke. Tell your doctor(s) about your intentions, they may be able to help by writing letters etc. to support your claim.
Avatar n tn I believe this is in part due to his impulsivity. He is a rusher and very aware of time. He does not like to do a job very well-- he just likes to get it done-- we see this with his school work sometimes as well. His social skills are concening me. At home he remembers his pleases and thank yous but in public he clamps down and mumbles. With peers he is very eager to play but often turns other kids off by being too eager.
Avatar m tn This attitude is making him isolated and having little kids getting away from him. At school I haven´t had a single complaint but at home we´re having anxiety issues and discipline problems. What is an appropiate consequence?
3060903 tn?1398568723 Many people get nervous or self-conscious on occasion, like when giving a speech or interviewing for a new job. But social anxiety, or social phobia, is more than just shyness or occasional nerves. With social anxiety disorder, your fear of embarrassing yourself is so intense that you avoid situations that can trigger it. But no matter how painfully shy you may be and no matter how bad the butterflies, you can learn to be comfortable in social situations and reclaim your life.
Avatar n tn I am wondering if there are places that are kind of like a treatment center to help a person with social anxiety and depression. I feel that I need a place to help me to get back in to society and teach me some social skills. Please help!
Avatar n tn It sounds very much like social anxiety, and there is a great deal of help available to you. This is very treatable, and the treatment is very successful. You should see a psychiatrist who can prescribe medications that will greatly diminish your anxiety and make everything else easier. You should also be in treatment, psychotherapy, with that psychiatrist or another therapist.
4810971 tn?1359480360 She also sleeps a lot and cries when she thinks no one is around, about her high school life (there was a VERY bad incident that would make most people kill themselves) and how she never finished culinary school, and now she only has a job at a crappy bagel shop, and is always complaining about how the other teenage employees never work, and so she is always talking to people there, which makes her social anxiety even worse. This is the only job she can get though.
Avatar m tn chained. restrained in a chair of social anxiety of not speaking. why do i have this social anxiety disorder. like at work when i feel like i want to talk to someone or cant even speak due to this anxiety to talk. i end up beating up myself and feel very angry at myself. like bottled up. i get pissed off at myself alot . fear anxiety *****.. this is scary. i want to know what i can do to help or remedys on this. type of feeling.
Avatar m tn i had a talk about this. I am also on Klonopin 1.5mg a day. About a week ago My anxiety in social settings got so powerful that it was effecting my performance at work. My heart would pound as I drove closer to my job or any social event. (restaurant, friends home etc). Once in the social event I would sweat(enough where others notice), chest would tighten, & I would become like catatonic (afraid to speak to anyone) .
Avatar n tn Lately she has been telling children she doesn't like them. I feel horrible and I am thinking she has a social anxiety problem. She was in school this past year and her teacher never said anything. Should I be concerned?
Avatar n tn I think keeping a job and staying active is very important in combating the symptoms of TX.I have taken 6 hrs of sick time in the past 29 weeks of TX.Staying busy all day is less time to dwell on how you are feeling.I had many aches and pains before starting TX even arm numbness all that went away after I started TX,sure I have the achey flue like stuff but tylnol helps that.I am not saying that I am at a picnic but for me working is what gets me out of bed and out the door.
333612 tn?1302886990 my life fell apart in the last 2 mths/lost my fiance/my job/my family in a way/and i was being a good lil girl//clean and everything...turned to alcohol//quicjkly realized i was using it like i did the escape...we r escape artists...and in real life that just dont work..we gotta cope what r u doing this go around as far as a plan? I am not sure if u r an aftercare advocate or not but i love u...