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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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11 years later, completely rid of "social anxiety"


Hi all

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!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2020, 02:29 AM
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Do you have any tips & advice? What sort of therapy did you do?
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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.
That's great - so many have cured their SA and can reclaim a more fulfilling life.

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Do you have any tips & advice? What sort of therapy did you do?
Perhaps this will help? I created a blog post awhile back describing my opinion on what I believe to be the cause.

It's titled Its the ego that causes social anxiety

John 3:16 (NIV) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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That's fantastic! Wonderful to hear.
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