Social anxiety how to overcome

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Avatar f tn I want to overcome this social anxiety i have, its bad... i cant go to the store or mall etc, without having this bad anxious feeling that someone is looking or talking bad about me :( and if it gets really bad i have a panic attack and start freaking out. Im tired of this, i just wanna feel good about going places.
Avatar f tn Well first, I would talk to my husband. Let him know exactly and completely how you feel. He should support you and do anything to make you feel comfortable. But look in the mirror and talk to yourself. Start by saying your name... then tell yourself positive enforcements. Also breathing techniques. Just take ten minutes, sit down, close your eyes and breathe deeply.
Avatar f tn I really don't know how to overcome this. Whenever i have to interact with people i get really fatigue, muscle tension and brain dead. I was feeling fine this morning working alone doing things I enjoy, as soon as I got a phone call, I decided to answer it and face my fears, but the whole time on them phone I felt very bored and I started getting really tired.
Avatar f tn How do I overcome sadness at not being able to fit in, The only place I am really happy is with my husband and children, I only feel secure going out if one of them is with me. People in local community think I'm weird when I'm really just shy. I have also overheard people saying I fancy everybody, which is so mean and untrue. I simply get flustered talking to anybody outside my family because of the social anxiety. Help, anybody?
Avatar f tn I am worrying about every single thing possible to worry about. Am i wearing the right clothes, how do i do my hear, i just died it black and im very pale should i dye it lighter before saturday? What is she gonna think about me and my resume. How do i overcome these fears???????? I need a job, i need money, and im feeling like i am going to fail :( Any help is greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn I am about to start a job where I will be working at a summer program for kids which I will have to interact with a team of people, and I will have to drive to work and back 5 days a week, which driving is another thing I have major anxiety about. I'm also going to go back to school in the fall to finish up a degree in education. I know you can try also try to deal with anxiety by a combination of meds and therapy...
781077 tn?1236120299 So I am starting to comtemplate if i am suffereing from social anxiety or something near that.. I went on a trip with a friend I was dating for about a week and barely talked. But I never talk around people unless I get to know them. I just say I'm shy. So she got mad because I wasnt talking and it made me mad just like it always does when people say that bc it seems like I talk alot but i guess not. So I told her I didn't feel comfortable and I just couldnt be myself with her.
494087 tn?1257796807 You are an attractive, intelligent woman and are well entitled to a happy and fulfilling life. So, overcome the fear factor -and talk to the doc. And please let us know the result. Best to you.
5148952 tn?1364325366 Hi there and welcome to med help. I'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.
Avatar f tn I really don't know how to overcome this. Whenever i have to interact with people i get really fatigue, muscle tension and brain dead. I was feeling fine this morning working alone doing things I enjoy, as soon as I got a phone call, I decided to answer it and face my fears, but the whole time on them phone I felt very bored and I started getting really tired.
595559 tn?1241144238 I have EXTREME social anxiety.......just going to the grocery store makes me go crazy in my head and get super nervous! I am perscribed to Seroguil and Clozopan. I have been self-medicating now for a long time. (with pain pills and xanax bars) I am in the process of withdrawling form them once and for all. I want to learn how to deal with people and everyday life situations without getting really high anxiety that can lead to panic attacks! My Dad has always had this problem...he won't admit it.
Avatar m tn We hear from a lot of teens having bad anxiety so know you're not alone. There is help, and at your age you can learn thru therapy how to overcome this, and ease your anxiety. Meanwhile try to stay busy, physically and mentally, fear feeds our anxiety. Talk to your mom, so you can get help. You're okay and will get through this. We're always here, understand and do care. Try to relax, and know you're okay, and it will get better. Take care and let us know how you are doing.
1006035 tn?1485579497 It's turning out to be hard for her to adjust. The directors of the school think that she is having social anxiety and perhaps may be gifted. She likes to direct and lead the other children instead of play with them. I know she's not autistic so don't even mention that please. I had her tested when she was younger. It makes me anxious that she is having a rough time, I wanted everything to be perfect for her. I know that's not realistic and it's time to cut the apron strings.
492705 tn?1209350926 Who is best qualified to diagnose and treat social anxiety? Can my primary care physician handle something like this?
Avatar m tn I always felt like I was behind the times. I suffer from social anxiety and blushing. Every time I speak to people in public I start to blush. It doesn't matter how many people I talk to, it can be maybe 1 or 2 and it depends on where it is. For example if I am waiting in line at a grocery store and I am buying a drink, I will blush when giving the cashier money because I think she is looking at me weird or is judging me because I look and sound younger than I really am.
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.
Avatar f tn Don't look in their eyes, look at the space between their eyes, no one can tell you aren't looking at them - this might help a little.
Avatar m tn And that’s part of how I am able to control it. No one is going to care you throw up. Think to yourself if I have to throw up I go to the bathroom puke freshen up my breathe and continue on with my day. That mindset lead me to stop throwing up all together. I thought throwing up was the only way to stop the panic attack.
Avatar n tn Anyway, I don't know what to do, or how to do it. My gut reaction is to get them in front of a counselor or child psychologist, but I don't want to over-react. I am receptive to any input on this important issue. Thanks, rick PS: one other thing: I have an anxiety disorder, apparently inherited from a family member, who also has the same disorder: Panic, Anxiety, etc. I'm wondering whether my son is having panic/anxiety issues? Or is that too early?
Avatar f tn You're going to have to expose yourself to social situations and endure the anxiety. Over time, the anxiety will diminish. It will be very uncomfortable at first but this is one of the best ways to get over your social phobia. A therapist can help you through the process and explain everything to you along the way. Do not let the anxiety take control of your life anymore. You don't have to live this way. You will get through this and taking the first step is the hardest.
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Avatar f tn Chronic anxiety, social phobias, post-traumatic stress syndrome, etc. are normal parts of the day-to-day life, and it is necessary to learn how to get rid of them rather than living with them. It's normal to get anxious before addressing a group of people or stress out before your first meeting with a new client.
Avatar f tn I would recommend counseling. A therapist could help understand your anxiety and techniques on how to deal with it and overcome it.
Avatar f tn Remember, we as humans, tend to be shaped by the 'bad times' and learn more and grow overcoming these challanges. I believe the best way to handle anxiety and panic is to first, accept it, and second, confront it. There are many alternative ways to seek therapy, but the tried and true method in my experience is by talk therapy with a qualified therapist be it a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, etc.
Avatar f tn Hi. Since you've had issues with panic in the past it sounds like you have developed Agoraphobia.....fear of open/public places. Your home becomes your "safe place". Your difficult surgery may be contributing to this and therapy would be a big help. You should seek help from a Psychiatrist who can refer you to the proper therapist and prescribe medication to help you get through this time. I hope this helps and best wishes.
10743983 tn?1440213810 Its not always easy with him, and my anxiety is strong when I try too. He wants to understand, but I barely do and I dont know how to explain it. I feel like a nut.
Avatar f tn go to a therapist. meds are like putting a band aid on a gunshot wound. You need to get to the root of the problem.
Avatar m tn The thought of it has been playing on my mind for weeks. I feel sick at the thought of it and cant gurarentee how i'll react to the situation on the night. Sometimes it makes me really tense and totally not myself. I feel as though having a girlfriend intensifies these anxieties when it comes to social events. Can anyone give me any advice please??
1147065 tn?1261791737 I understand that social anxiety or social phobia is when someone fears being in a normal social situation typically when meeting new people. I would like to know is it possible to also have social anxiety, but only with people you already know. So the person actually has no worries when meeting new people, but have huge challenges when trying to have a plain ol' conversation with co-workers or even their own family members.