Social anxiety getting a job

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Avatar f tn So I have endured Social Anxiety all my life. Along with Depression, these two make a great pair! My question is this. 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.
1896954 tn?1323468296 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?
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.
1503780 tn?1289650491 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...
Avatar f tn I've never really had too .ugh of a problem with social anxiety u til I became pregnant. Now I can't stand being in large groups of people, I get anxiety and aggravated very easily. My husband was planning to throw me a surprise 30th bday party this wknd, and when I found out about it I made him cancel! I'd rather a nice quiet dinner with maybe just us and a cpl friends. It ***** cause I always wanted a surprise party lol and now I have zero desire for anything to do with it!
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 m tn Social anxiety is a pretty common form of anxiety in my opinion. If you read many of the posts here you will probably see many similarities in your experience with this. Have you always been shy/nervous in big groups of people? Have you suffered from anxiety in the past? Anxiety can be a real big pain in the you know what, but it is VERY 'treatable' with understanding and the willingness to confront it even thought it can be very confusing and scary; especially in the beginning....
Avatar f tn Yes, it does sound like social anxiety. Have you thought about getting in to counseling to help with this?
2084458 tn?1332373335 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 f tn I would also have to agree that counseling can really help with social anxiety. First of all, don't feel ashamed or embarrased about it because many people suffer from this in my opinion. In my experience, counseling can she some light on why you are feeling anxious, make it less confusing, and gvie you as step by step approach to confront it.
983954 tn?1280507886 I went from not wanting to leave my house to volunteering for 2 hours a day, to getting a part time job, to now applying for full time work. It really boosted my confidence. Because the reality is you must treat the social anxiety to get ready for the work world. Every job deals with people to some extent. There is a lot they can do psychologically to beat social anxiety and improve your comfort in getting out in the world. I doubt I will ever 100% comfortable but I am more proficient at it.
Avatar f tn If you find the answer to this question, let me know. Iam the exact same way. People seem to think i am stuck-up, or a b tch. My husband is the only one that gets me. One thing I have learned, when i do talk to people, i try to talk enough to bring up my shyness and it seems after that they know im not stuck-up and they reach out more. I dont take it anymore but when i was on lexapro, i was more confident with who i was and was able to talk more to people.
494087 tn?1257793207 I was diagnosed with social anxiety and panic disorder a year ago. I take remeron and klonopin but the doctor says only to take them at night. I think I need some medication to get through the day but I am afraid to tell him I am having trouble getting through the day. I always have a butterfly feeling in my stomach and when I have to go in public I get very nervous and feel like everyone is looking at me. I guess my question is does anyone else feel this way and what should I do?
Avatar f tn I got a job when I was 28 weeks pregnant and a second job when I hit 31 weeks, with my first. Luckily, this time around I still have the first job that I obtained from my last pregnancy. But no, it isn't too hard. :) Good luck! And Congrats!!!
Avatar f tn I rarely have these around people, but my boyfriend has had the joy of this quite a few times and has found that putting a hand on my chest and getting me to take deep breathes usually calms me down. These attacks are usually spontaneous, something quite small can get me really worked up. So I nice surprise for me ;) As I said, some times I am absolutely fine and people would be surprised to read this. Maybe it's just me but maybe it's something more, I really don't know.
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 m tn I know it's hard, but you have to start taking baby-steps to turn your life around. I have found when we fear something, the "fear" is the worst part. Once we do whatever we were afraid of, it's not so bad. Leave the past where it is, you can't change it but you can start making changes for your future. There is no reason for you to be this miserable with all the help there is for you. I think you're over-whelming yourself by worrying about all the "what-ifs.
5148952 tn?1364321766 ve had some issues with social anxiety as well. It can be a bummer especially when you are looking forward to something and that takes over the entire event for you. One thing that helps me is deep breathing and in particular, square breathing. Here is how you do that: breath in for 4, hold 4, breath out for 4, hold 4, repeat. This slows down the heart rate and helps to make me feel calm and more in control.
18251556 tn?1463792320 Good day, every one. For quite a while now, I have had bad social anxiety--but for no reason whatsoever! It could just be an excess amount of a certain type of hormones/chemicals being produced in my brain, but the queer part of this anxiety is that I have no regard for social norms or approval of others whatsoever. In fact, I could care less about being embarrassed or people thinking poorly of me. Yet, I still get social anxiety when facing social situations.
Avatar f tn Getting disability has gotten harder recently with budget cuts, it is a long process. I was in the loop to get it, but found that it would be at least 2 years of lawyers and court dates to get it myself. People in our town with BP who are on disability told me it took about 2 years to finally get theirs. Ten years ago I know a guy who got his BP disability in 18 months, but those budgets are gone.
Avatar m tn Hi, I'm new to this forum. I have been struggling with social anxiety. Prooblem is that my job implies a lot of public meetings and social events.To be more specific I'm a journalist and often work in the music bsuiness. I'm ususally really stressed before those events and tend to "get ready" by drinking alcohol beforehand. It got worse over the years and I find it difficult to remain sober in public (though I don't usually drink a lot when home).
Avatar f tn I have suffered from what I seem to think is social anxiety/phobia. When I am in the public eye I feel like everyone is looking at me and talking about me. Sometimes I get so bad I have to leave the public situation immediately. Sometimes I won't leave my home for days and here lately weeks. (Recently lost my job) If I do need to go to the store I will take my brother with me so he can go in and get what I need.
20899505 tn?1601782302 I term it that way because getting nervous in social situations is a bit different than social anxiety. I am sorry this is all so tough on you. I know it feels bad. I was very anxious socially until my first job that had me talking a lot with the public. I had to. It was forced at first but I found the more I did it, the easier it was. I'm told by my kids now that I can and will talk to a wall and no person is ever a stranger. I can chat anyone up with ease.
Avatar f tn What you experience seem a lot like social phobia and panic disorder... I'm not a Doctor or a Pharmacist, BUT I know a lot of stuff bout the antidepressants meds and the Effexor-XR is one of the worse for the withdralw symptoms because of it's short half-life... since you stop it by reducing to 2 pills a week, I guess you withdrlaw it too fast and then you stop it and now have a return of your initial symptoms of anxiety that you had previously when you was put on the Effexor-XR in 2007.
Avatar f tn The only difference I see is, unlike my husband who suffers from social anxiety, I can experience heightened anxiety for a wide range of causes, and be perfectly at ease in many social settings. But one recurring issue I have is that when I ‘let my guard down’ I stress out that I start talking too much. It makes me feel very vulnerable: I’m a very honest person, so sometimes I fear I’ve exposed myself more than I would like to.