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Hi friends, new here and have severe social anxiety. i,m on celexa which helps somewhat.

I get anxiety when have to go places I'm not used too, or going to someone's house that I don't know. I can't walk into places first I feel like... Show more

Tuff33 I think we all would like that...have you seen some suggestions just for Anxeity? Like breathing exercises, reading, chewing gum so your concreate on chewing the gun instead of where your going. Etc 3 weeks ago
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marie.antonucci I have not. Is that what you suggest? 2 weeks ago
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Tuff33 Well I am just putting some ideas out there for you to try. It's up to you. I figured if you start with some things to work on the anxeity and then you work on the other stuff. 2 weeks ago
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I enrolled in grad school to be a professor...only to discover/develop social anxiety! Teaching once a week absolutely destroyed me my first year--I was... Show more

Bookshopgirl The thoughts are obsessive and I know my anxiety is apparent because I've had a student ask if I was ok, and can feel myself blush which only makes me more anxious. It's a terrible feeling. It breaks my hard that my dream career is destroying me. Wondering what others do to work through constant worried thoughts and intense self doubt. 4 weeks ago
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I have bad social anxiety. I've lived in CO for 7 months now and haven't been out once to meet new people. I always compare myself to them and their... Show more

Jenncats Yes i can so relate to this. I cant recall when I was last in a social settitng but when I was I felt very self conscious like I was supposed to act a certain way or say certsin things and I just coudnt relax. So i dont go out anymore and now I feel isolated a little. Is being around people that big of deal. It's a matter of what makes you happy. yesterday
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I'm trying really hard to work on my social anxiety, but most of the time I just feel like I'm failing. I'm hoping this group can offer me some help.

Hey guys, so, I have social anxiety, but today I did something totally outside my comfort zone. I am challenging myself to go outside my comfort... Show more

VeganGirl Yay you! That's awesome that you made a vow with yourself and followed through (I'm bad at the following through part, lol!) You SHOULD be proud of yourself! 3 months ago
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Mommyof1 Thats why we have this group VeganGirl, so we can hold each other accountable. I am super proud. It really helps my self esteem which is low. 3 months ago
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amanda1617 Congrats!!!I need to step out of my own. 3 months ago
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Every time when I'm around a group of people I get anxious especially when I have to speak to them. I try to relax but I just can't.

Econn I have had this problem for so long and I still do but I have gotten a lot better I think. I just try not to care what other people think about me and that has taken a lot of practice but it helps me now 3 months ago
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Mommyof1 I feel that a lot of it has to do with self esteem. As for me I figured out that I don't want to "say anything dumb" and be made fun of, I know that is silly, but thats what it comes down to. 3 months ago
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Yardman Practice by talking to people who you don't care about their opinion . Then you can say what ever you want to without the fear of being ridiculed 3 months ago
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Hi guys.... I'm new to this site... my boyfriend actually was the one who made my account and asked that I try it, as I probably wouldn't if it... Show more

catlover I also don't have any friends due to my social anxiety. Hoping to make some on here who actually can understand what I go through. My boyfriend I feel sometimes thinks I am being selfish but I just cant be around certain situations 3 months ago
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Mommyof1 We are all your friends her catlover, we all know how you feel!
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Marcopolo32 That exactly how I am too 2 months ago
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I hate leaving my house, I can't find a job, I am falling behind on my bills. I am spiraling out of control. I need help. I was seeing a therapist,... Show more

shelly1 Probably should (dry humour) 4 months ago
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victoriarose Is there something you love to do that you wish you could do for a living? What I did was identify it and found a way to do it from home... but it depends on what you enjoy. For me it's writing, and I joined a website called upwork.com where people in need of editors/writers post listings online and you can respond to whichever jobs sound like they fit your skill set. Most if not all of them only require you to communicate via computer which is nice. Another thing I do is sell clothes and things I don't wear anymore using an app called... Show more 3 months ago
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Shelby621 I know how you feel on the spiraling out of control part. 1 month ago
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hi all im new to this group. hope to meet some nice people along the way. hope everyone is doing well

titchy Hello, welcome to ASN, this site is full of nice supportive people, hope you'll like them as much as I do. 4 years ago
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mckinleyma Welcome to ASN! You will find some great people here. If you have any questions about meds, techniques, or anything else dealing with stress this is a good place to get advice. 4 years ago
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Ness Hi! *waves* 4 years ago
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Hi I just joined, I have had social anxiety since childhood, nice to meet yall.

Hi to all im new here. Does anybody on here have really bad anxiety that makes you feel sick or feels like your skin is hot?

Savannah When I have to go to a function or be in a social situation where I feel uncomfortable (which is nearly every situation) I start to blush. I get self conscious about this and then I blush even more. My face gets very hot. My head feels like it is full of blood and will explode. It only ever goes away when I leave the social situation. People often ask if I am sunburnt! I always used to feel drained and sick afterwards, from the stress it puts on my body. Now I just avoid most social events. My body can't handle it any more. 4 years ago
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shaan When i used to have anxiety I can remember getting aches and pains in my shoulders, but not so much the feeling of sickness or hot skin. By the way, welcome aboard here, it's a really friendly and open place. Also I know the Therapy programme is happening soon here, so that will really help things along. 4 years ago
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Ness When I get really anxious and it develops into a panic attack, I start to feel like I'm going to throw up and sometimes I start dry-heaving. Not a pleasant sight. I usually end up running to the bathroom and hiding in a stall for a while trying to calm down. 4 years ago
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Hi Newbie here

Savannah Hi billbobaggins. I'm new here too. 4 years ago
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Hi everyone. New to the site and wondering if the SA group is active? I only see posts from a few weeks ago, and one really old discussion.

asb664 i think this group must be more active ... 4 years ago
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AG Great. Looking forward to getting to know you all. 4 years ago
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Savannah I'm new too and I do hope this group gets a bit more active. I really need some company and was hoping an online group for social anxiety might be a good place to start. I have been struggling with social phobia for at least twenty years and am starting to lose hope of ever getting better. Consequently I am feeling very alone and am in reality, I am very alone. I do hope there is a way out of this place. 4 years ago
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Hi all, new to the site. Looking for some comforting words. Struggled w/ social anxiety and depression for many years and it never gets better... Show more

titchy Hi welcome to ASN? Hi 4 years ago
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mapiper It seems that I seem to have a really high resistance to meds. I've been on a lot of different ones that just don't do much for me. This time around, my p-doc is pushing the dosage up really high to see if that helps. My depression also seems to be cyclical, returning back to me every few years (and, in the last few cycles, increasing in intensity). 4 years ago
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bobzane sounds like you are on the right track. this is a safe place 4 years ago
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I'm feeling very frustrated and hopeless today. My anxiety is getting in the way of meeting new people and doing the things I want to do. I am... Show more

katiemarie4 Thanks. I'll try that 4 years ago
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obada "It takes me so long to get to know people" , Exactly the same 4 years ago
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Ness I have the same worry that I'll never be successful in life. I know it's so much easier said than done and I don't always follow my own advice, but I try to remember each morning the quote "it's never too late to become what you might have been". Hope this helps. 4 years ago
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hey, i started counseling for social anxiety about 3 years ago and it is not working, and i have tried multiple counselors. I just cannot shake it... Show more

a Guest I've had to go through many counselors over the past fourteen years to find the right one, but now that I have, it was really worth it. Just remember to talk about all of your symptoms and concerns, and everything that's going on in your life. The more a therapist knows about you, the better. He/she can see a lot of things we miss and offer great insight. 4 years ago
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hi, ive got generalised/social phobia and suffer with extreme panic attacks. im awaiting a referral from a therapist and will be doing cognitive... Show more

Bob i guess that depends on the therapist. With CBT, it will teach you to question your thinking and differentiate between a thought and a feeling, plus heaps of other stuff. I found it very useful and will be doing a refresher in the next few months. Oh, and welcome to ASN 4 years ago
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shteff_star_bunni thank you - you dont happen to know how long it takes for a referral to come through? the dr made the initiall referral and ive had 3 over the phone sessions for like an initial assessment and the woman said she would arrange seeing a therapist as soon as possible but that was like 10 weeks ago and ive still not heard anything. im hoping it wont be much longer. 4 years ago
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SADgirl_814 I hope you enjoy it! I'm looking into it myself and can't wait to start it 4 years ago
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I haven't been diagnosed with Social Anxiety but I figured it out because I wanted to meet people but when I got to thinking my mind would go... Show more

SADgirl_814 I wish you luck! It's definitely not a quick simple fix. My advice is to see a therapist if you haven't yet. If you have, continue to do so! I'm going to start a cognitive behavioral therapy program soon. Maybe eventually that would be a fit for you too. If you don't already know, CBT programs are like really intensive therapy, almost like an outpatient rehab. 4 years ago
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lululovesyou11 thanks that's very helpful... i haven't gone to therapy yet, im trying to do home remidies because my case is pretty minor... but if it the home remidies don't work then i will do therapy. but thanks you have made it alot easier for me! 4 years ago
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katiemarie4 I know exactly how you feel. I'm in the same boat. I really want to meet new people but I'm afraid to put myself out there because I'm afraid of rejection or ridicule. 4 years ago
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