Social anxiety stories

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1261539 tn?1269828421 to get some advice and hear other peoples stories and experiences. so PLEASE anyone that can tell me anything about social anxiety i'd love to hear it. thank you. sorry this got so long..
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.
127512 tn?1193745816 I am just curious. Is anyone getting social security disability for anxiety attacks? I have suffered for many years.
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?
193245 tn?1189993322 Its a bit long but i have tried to put everything I wanted to know from success stories when i was in the throes of anxiety. Firstly though as a bit of background I started suffering from anxiety about 4 months ago triggered by a past event. The past event was nothing serious but it triggered the anxious feeling in the stomach and from there the anxiety took on a life of its own independent of the initial trigger, worry about the worry.
Avatar m tn The bone aches and pain, mouth sores, calf muscle cramping, anemia-related effects, skin eruptions, anxiety, anti-social feelings, constant tiredness, worsening vison - all seem to be chronic. Thankfully, my worst sx from early on - severe sleep disruption - has largely ended, thanks to Trazodone. Also, I think as we begin to leave summer and the heat and humidity levels here drop, things will begin to be a bit easier to manage.
Avatar n tn Hi. I've been dealing with Social Anxiety for quite a few years. It's to the point now where I just can't take it anymore. I don't want to take drugs, as they bring back bad memories of previous substance abuse. And now I'm reading all the horror stories about people coming off of these drugs, and it scares me more. These drugs aren't a cure right ? So if I start taking them does it mean as soon as I stop the problem comes right back ? In other words, am I on it for life ?
Avatar m tn The details about your son's behaviour appear to suggest that he might be suffering from anxiety - probably social phobia. I might suggest you do a google search of the term "childhood anxiety" or something similar to see if the description matches that of your son.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have been experiencing severe anxiety/ Social Anxiety Disorder for as long as I could remember. I am 23 years old and have never taken medication for my illness because my parents never approved of any type of meds. I recently moved out a couple months ago and decided to see a doctor because this anxiety is too overwhelming for me. Every social situation is hard to cope with.
Avatar f tn As I had not yet been diagnosed with MS, I just told myself that I was being silly and kept pushing it, until the anxiety started really limiting my activities. Since my diagnosis, I have noticed many more cognitive symptoms. Conversations are sometimes hard to keep up with and I often find myself making a point out of context. I know that I repeat myself a lot and have a habit of not finishing sentences.
627816 tn?1349241716 In the meantime, our son's anxiety was off the charts and he was becoming dark and withdrawn. He started talking about wanting to die. Finally, we had to have him admitted for his own safety. We called the school to the plate. Do a Multidisciplinary evaluation and get this kid some supports. The school complied, although missed time lines. But in the meantime, his current teacher was really taking the high road and working with us, despite her administration.
Avatar m tn Also, is it possible that by just talking to a psychologist, that I could be cured of this thing which is basically destroying me life? I copied the above sentence from your posting. The answer is "yes" and the the talking part is called "cognitive behavioral therapy" or CBT. Social phobia and social anxiety are the same thing so you found the correct forum.
Avatar f tn from what the pedi told me it is because it is a new environment and not being around children in the past has caused some anxiety because they do not have the social skills yet. He did however tell me that it is completely normal and to continue to take them that they would adjust. it is 3 months later and they are finally beginning to have some interest in the children and learning how to be in a social setting... give her some time, she will be just fine..
1701959 tn?1488555141 It's not as bad as my anxiety about social situations and my family getting ill/hurt but it's definitely a pain in the arse!
698575 tn?1229611878 since i've been completely off lactose my nausea levels have dropped quite a bit and now i'm only dealing with anxiety, hence why i'm going to ask for anti-anxiety pills. Also heard celiac disease (people allergic to wheat) have the same symtoms you're having too so it might be worth getting a simple blood test testing for celiac. I wouldn't go off wheat until you test for it because i've heard you can create a intolerance to wheat without having one originally.
Avatar n tn I think my depression is caused by my anxiety, so any drug that increases the anxiety isnt for me. I hear horror stories about dependence of Xanax, but it seems to work for me better than SSRIs. Do you think if I stay on a low dose it will harm me in the long run? Thanks to everyone on these forums, its nice to be able to talk about my problems.
758077 tn?1282599161 I would have thought the anxiety would have gone by now. I know sleep will help, but I need to get rid of the anxiety first.
Avatar m tn Thank You sooooooooo much. I am going to try your suggestions. I to, used to be able to drive the freeway like a crazy person. I actually LOVED the freeway & driving itself now I fear it everyday. I take back roads to work & have not driven the xpressway in a year but I want to so bad. I try to tell myself that this is NOT going to control me & some days are good & I feel like I can drive forever...but most days are a real challenge. I have trouble at stop lights....
Avatar f tn I belong to a support group for parents and teachers of children suffering from anxiety. This does not sound like any of the "stories" from any of the parents/teachers in the group. I don't think anxiety is the issue here.
Avatar n tn He then told me that I have panic disorder, general anxiety disorder and social anxiety, he gave me luxtanil to help me sleep and seroxat CR 25 mg (paxil). After reading horror stories of paxil, I decided not to take it so he gave me cipralex (Lexapro) 10 mg and said its safe and helpful and its side effects and withdrawal are much less than paxil. I am still afraid to start the medication to tell you the truth.
Avatar f tn but she has many strengths that have helped her to deal with it (good sense of humor, strong social skills). However in the past month the worries seem to have increased and now are impacting her life. Her primary fear is that her father or I will die, and she won't know what to do. (She has other fears as well, but this is the one that bothers her most). She is particularly worried that we will die in the car, and she won't know what to do or how to get home. Reassurance does not work.
Avatar n tn SSRI's are used for depression and for generalized anxiety as well as social anxiety. It takes 2-3 weeks to get the effects of the drug. Often, in the beginning of taking an SSRI, you may get more anxiety and other things like not sleeping well etc. In other words, makes you feel worse than you did before (at times)...however, in the long run it ususally makes you feel better.
Avatar m tn yes i used to get this all the time just like you i thought i was dying from a brain tumour,and our stories are so similar because i too have just lost a friend to 3 tumours on her brain,but believe me everything you are suffering are pressure headaches tension and stress,which in turn plays a big part in the way it all effects your muscles because you are so stressed you are tensing up which will cause the nerves in your muscles to tense to causing the numbness,your mind is a powerful tool whic
Avatar m tn I was always had social anxiety which made me weird and not a lot of people including my parents understood that. But about 8 months i had my first sexual exposure and i went to do a lot of tests that turned out to be negative. But im still really worried about stds although the doctor told me im fine. I started smoking weed 2 months ago and when i smoke it im better, i dont think about any of these stuff.
Avatar f tn I guess it's more generalized anxiety as I often feel nervous for no reason and I feel like my body will not relax or feel calm. I also have some degree of social anxiety as well. A few years back I started a new job that was pretty high stress and I feel like my emotions have become numbed. I can still get somewhat happy or upset I guess if something happens, but for the most part my emotions are pretty flat.
1140966 tn?1268358082 My anxiety has always been quite bad, When i was younger before i got into drugs I'd be nervous in any social situation even ones I'm relatively used to like being in class. My muscles get tense, feel like everyones judging me, alot of times my arms/hands would trimmer out/shake. I've been going to a psychologist since 2 years ago original for drug use but its like i told him.
Avatar f tn Magnesium, Zinc, and B6 all needed to help with production of dopamine and GABA, two important neurotransmitters for social anxiety. I was not doing anything else different in my life when it left, but had to go to the stores to get my food anyway :P Just consider your food intake, it makes a difference." ------------- Here's an online Amazon review of someone that took magnesium: "I began taking this product 3 weeks ago for Panic Attacks and Anxiety.