Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: GTA, Ontario, Can
11 years later, completely rid of "social anxiety"
11 years ago, when I was 16, I made this account as I was suffering through excruciating social anxiety.
I haven't logged on in a long time but I somehow bumped in here today by coincidence and wanted to tell you guys that for me, this is no longer a problem whatsoever.
Through hours of therapy, a lot of medication trial-and-error and a lot of forcing myself out of my comfort zone, I can safely say that social situations are no longer a fear of of mine. At 27, I lead a life with many positive relationships and a diverse social circle. I still strongly remember the devastating thoughts and feelings that came with any social situation back then.
Funnily enough, most of my friends would actually describe me as "outgoing" and "gregarious". (their words not mine)....... I believe these traits were always with me, but hidden in a deep mist during my battles with mood and anxiety.
I wish you guys all the best. One day at a time! It does get better!