I wanted to share my experience with social anxiety and get a little insight on it.
I donít know where or when it started, I can say from the age of 10 I believe Iíve dealt with it. I get very anxious when it comes to going places, for example out with my friends, a party, dinner with my girlfriend, doctors appointments, etc.
My blood pressure goes up, my hands get sweaty, sometimes I get an upset stomach and I become very irritable. 90% of the time, I end up canceling or finding a way not to go. This is obviously affecting my life in a very negative way, thank god my girlfriend is understanding, and for the most part my friends understand.
But, again it defiantly affects my life, and I donít have much control over it. I have sat down and picked my brain to figure out where and why I get so nervous, but I canít.
I was on medication a year or so ago, but once I applied for my job, I had to get off it, or I wasnít pass the cut.
For instance, tomorrow I have training, and I am very nervous about it, for no reason! I have been to this location many times, I know the person. My brain is telling me to cancel, but I have no chose in the matter.
Does anyone else deal with this, or is it just me?