Social Anxiety Support group

Social Anxiety Support group
  • hi all im new to this group. hope to meet some nice people along the way. hope everyone is doing well
    2 years ago
  • Hi I just joined, I have had social anxiety since childhood, nice to meet yall.
    2 years ago
  • 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?
    3 years ago
    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.
    3 years ago
  • Hi Newbie here :))
    3 years ago
    Savannah Hi billbobaggins. I'm new here too.
    3 years ago
  • 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.
    3 years ago
    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.
    3 years ago
  • 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. Really affecting my job now. Just started seeing a new P-doc and on new meds. Soon to see a new therapist as well. Just need some encouragement that maybe things will get better eventually...doesn't feel like they will.
    3 years ago
    bobzane sounds like you are on the right track. this is a safe place
    3 years ago
  • 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 worried I am never going to be successful in life. I have trouble at work sometimes due to my anxiety and panic attacks. I had a panic attack at work today and it was embarassing. I just want to be "normal"
    3 years ago
    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.
    3 years ago
  • 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 off, i would love to get rid of it but just can't. its stuck on me. i constantly don't like going places, and i really don't even like being with cousins and grandparents and aunts and uncles much either.
    3 years ago
    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.
    3 years ago
  • hi, ive got generalised/social phobia and suffer with extreme panic attacks. im awaiting a referral from a therapist and will be doing cognitive behavioural therapy - does anyone know what it will entail when i go to see the therapist? xx
    3 years ago
    SADgirl_814 I hope you enjoy it! I'm looking into it myself and can't wait to start it
    3 years ago
  • 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 everywhere and I would think of the bad things that would happen... I don't know what to do because this is all new to me.
    3 years ago
    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.
    3 years ago
  • Does anyone else get so lonely that they end up throwing themselves into really uncomfortable social situations, only to have their fears reaffirmed? Which of course leads right back to being a recluse..
    3 years ago
    Bob I'm not sure about throwing myself into situations, but if the group makes you anxious to start with then that will impact on you and you will get affirmation of that. It's like, Ask for the same, Get the same. Some places may just be best avoided for awhile.
    3 years ago
  • I have not been diagnosed with Social Anxiety but i have always had this feeling that i do have it. I'm am hoping to go to a doctor after I graduate college in May, since I will be moving back home. I figured it would be easier to wait to talk to someone that is close home and not by my school which is out of state. I just really want to be able to live my life and not hold back any more.
    3 years ago
  • I just finished a really good book on someones first hand experience with Social anxiety. I think it may be helpful to others, since it was for me!. It is "What You Must Think of Me: A Firsthand account of One Teenagers Experience with Social Anxiety Disorder" by Emily Ford. Hope it helps:)
    3 years ago
    jaxxxxx Thanks for suggesting! I'll definitely be checking this out :)
    3 years ago

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Living with social anxiety can be extremely overwhelming. Here, we can all talk and relate to each other, and hopefully you will find the strength you need to overcome your anxiety. Share your experiences with social anxiety in this group, and you will find that you are not alone. 


 


 

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  • jaxxxxx
    What is your social anxiety story?
    I was always considered shy. It wasn't until after high school I realized I had anxiety. I was diagnosed with depression at 15. I managed okay for awhile though. Then one thing after another, and I suddenly felt like I was falling apart. That was about 4-5 years ago. I've been struggling with bad anxiety since. GAD & SAD. I tried a therapist at one point...was okay at first but she ended up being being awful. My last session with her, by the time I left, I felt about 10 times worse about myself than usual. I broke into tears when I got in the car. I never went back. Hesistant to try again. I also was on anti-depressents and meds for panic attacks, but I lost my insurance. I feel like I'm getting worse. The main things that make me happy are my boyfriend and our dog. I do worry about this ruining our relationship...even though we've been together 7 years. My anxiety has kept me from working which adds to the stress. Also, I don't drive because of it. Like I've seen others mention he is my safety net too pretty much.
    Last replied by kb4306 on Sunday, 28 April 2013
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