Social anxiety no friends

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Avatar f tn Its triggering my anxiety also I really dislike social gatherings specially with his friends, I cant relate to them or connect... also i am from different country and english is my 2nd language I am conscious when I speak because of my accent. Any idea how to overcome social anxiety?
Avatar f tn Anyone else get social anxiety in big groups? I have always been an anxious person in general but i have always Been able to manage it and show up to group events. I have noticed now though the farther along i get the more anxious i get and the more i get the overwhelming urge to bolt from events. Its getting bad too. Any one else or any ideas?
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 No question about the fact that our brains do some adjusting to the environment, and sometimes in the manner in which you describe. But know this: the fact that you retreated from the nasty kids ALSO portrays something about the way your brain was wired up -someone else might have chosen to fight (even because it felt good to fight) and someone else might have called the cops -or someone else might have started a gang, or gotten hold of a weapon -or whatEVER.
494087 tn?1257796807 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?
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.
Avatar f tn I have a presentation coming up next week, so I decided to go and seek medical help today. I went to my doctor and he diagnosed me with social anxiety. He said that the best treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy, but he prescribed me some medication to get me through this semester. He prescribed 10 mg propranolol (inderal) 3 times a day and an extra 10 mg inderal 1 hour before the presentation + 0.25 mg Xanax 1 hour before the presentation.
Avatar m tn She says it shouldnt' have a time limit. I know that if she had my social anxiety or whatever my problem is, I would leave with her once she reached her limit. But my wife won't do it. And it ticks me off. Then I get angrier inside, and I withdraw even more. Many times, I take 2 or 3 trips to the bathroom just to get 5 minutes to myself for some peace and quiet. By the end of the night, I'm exhausted, mentally and physically.
1261539 tn?1269828421 ive suffered with social anxiety for about the last 10 years. i think ive always had it to some degree but i never knew what it was .. i just thought i was shy, like ridiculously shy. i was always scared to get called on in school, not just nervous but scared. i did ok in H.S. as far as making friends and even made it through one year of collage. but when it came time to register for my second year thats when i realized i had a problem..
Avatar n tn In middle I had a few friends but in high school I moved and couldnt make any friends at all. Then I learned about social anxiety disorder and is sound alot like me and i have other anxiety disorders like hypocondira and OCD. But it could be aspergers.
Avatar m tn Every couple of minutes and since then it has continued. This has wrecked my entire social life and now I have no friends. I did some research and found out that this may have something to do with social anxiety , I`ve been socially anxious ever since I was a littler kid. Now ( after the farting ) problem I`m even worse , before I could actually talk to people but now I literally can`t talk to anyone ( because nobody wants to talk to the smelly kid ) .
Avatar n tn Yes you can do something about it, just keep on the path your on now, GOOD FOR YOU, you are making friends and even a GF, just keep on track, what you are experiencing is no more then ANXIETY of getting ANXIETY, allow this to pass, as you get more comfortable in your new circle. This is a classic case of , I'm feeling better, I have helped myself, But what if something happens??
Avatar f tn Basically i feel my life is over i read and see everywhere to rely on friends when a marrige is over -i don't have any not one single one because of social anxiety.As soon as i talk to someone i feel as if my head is shaking my mouth goes funny and i can't smile right how sad!! Im not like this in fron of family but i have no brothers or sisters just mum and dad who live in a different country. I am so depressed i just want to drink and then sleep all the time but i can't evn do that properly!
Avatar n tn I've had to deal with social anxiety for years but never thought I had a problem. When I'm alone or with a close friend (I only have a few), I can easily be myself. I'm naturally a very fun, talkative, corky chick who always seems to amuse my closest friends. Whenever I'm with a large group of people, I become a social butterfly. In a bar, club, party etc... I'm always very social with everyone and I make a good first impression.
Avatar m tn Ever since i could remember i have been plague by one form of anxiety disorder called generalised social anxiety disorder. Since that i had taken this program i realized that i only have two option either i have to fight or flight(literally). I opted to fight. so i start to investigate certain information on anxiety relieve and realise that certain herbs such as green tea and also anti-anxiety medication can work on reliving anxiety.
Avatar n tn I am a 37 yr old male who has suffered with social anxiety and low self esteem for most of my life and am now finally determined to treat it. I get very nervous in any social situation, meeting friends, shopping, sometimes even going to work. I will make up any excuse to avoid social situations if possible.
492705 tn?1209350926 I always feel very uncomfortable around people, even those I've known for almost 20 years. I heard about social anxiety when I took a psychology class a few years ago. I couldn't believe how the described symptoms fit me to a tee. I finally decided to get some help since I can't seem to help myself. The problem is I don't know who to see. I looked up psychiatrist in my local yellow pages and it says to see physicians.
Avatar m tn Since you don't really have a problem being with groups of people, I don't think social anxiety is your issue. I think you have incredibly low self-esteem and you are WAY too hard on yourself.........I thing THAT is what's making you uncomfortable around people. I would strongly suggest you get into therapy and learn why you feel you have nothing to add to conversations. You're obviously an intelligent person with various interests.
624699 tn?1221858356 i havent been diagnosed but i have EVERYTHING that social anxiety is. ive had it for like a year or two and i had symptoms of social anxiety for acouple of years but i was shy or actualy i had social anxiety but it wasn't as bad as it is right now. i dunno, okay well lets get to the point. is there a way to get over social anxiety.. even just a little bit. to the point where you can go do what you need to do but still feel alittle scared?
Avatar n tn Our child suffers from severe social anxiety and much of what you wrote is very similar in our case - reached mileposts well ahead of her peers and yet socially ... Today, some researchers believe that anxiety disorders may also be a developmental disorder - the first four items you listed at the bottom of your post indicate both developmental issues as well as anxiety issues. Her inflexibility and frustration levels are also indicative of anxiety.
1322152 tn?1282511146 so this might be a long one, im 16 and a junior in high school, and me and my mom think i might have a social anxiety disorder, its really hard to explain but ill try, every single year at the beginning of the school year since 7th grade, i sill freak out,my biggest fear is throwing up at school/in public!
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 I know I keep re-posting and re-posting. I have severe social anxiety even around my own family. Today I ate with my family trying to face my social anxiety. Whenever I am eating with them I get nervous when I talk to my 5 year old niece. I feel like they are watching my every move. I feel like they are judging me. Whenever my dad speaks to me its usually because I do something wrong like forgetting to take out the trash or not locking the door.
1006035 tn?1485579497 jdtm, in my opinion, does know her stuff about the challenge of social anxiety. As I said above, shyness usually improves but social anxiety is a psychiatric disorder. If your child does turn out to have social anxiety, you would want to address it for her sake. She does sound like she is talking some in terms of your comment that she is trying to direct the class. I agree about socializing. My son had some social issues (as many sensory kids do)------- and we worked hard on it.
Avatar m tn Hi everybody. I have suffered from SEVERE emetophobia and social anxiety for about four years now. My biggest fear is vomiting and/or having a panic attack in front of my friends or people that know me. In the beginning, I used to be able to "control" my vomiting, I just felt nauseous and anxious when being social, but now it is at the point where every time I do something social I will vomit. I have been on 100 mg of Pristiq for almost 6 months now, and it has helped somewhat.
Avatar f tn I believe that I have social anxiety, but I am not completely sure because my symptoms are not exactly like those described in most of the research I have been doing. I am 23 and I enjoy going out for a night on the town. I recently moved to a new city and have made a some friends that I have hung out with only a handful of times. When they call to go out, or meet up with some people that I have not yet met, I am excited to go.