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  1. Family and Friends
    I moved away from my mother late 2020. Our housing situation fell apart and we both went opposite ways; she went away to stay with more family, and I left to move in with my boyfriend. She's got her own issues she's trying to find help with (depression, borderline, etc), and I keep in touch with...
  2. Family and Friends
    I’ve been with my boyfriend for 2 years now. I have never been in a long term relationship and somehow this one worked out. He seemed to like me for my ‘shyness’ which he now knows is social anxiety. One night I broke down and spoke to him about it. I’ve met his parents briefly a few times but...
  3. Secondary Disorders
    Hey guys,... I've been have crazy anxiety over a new job I start on Monday. (The position is dispatcher at a towing company.) I have customer service experience, and this job pays well. but I'm sooooo scared. :cry: I'm also possibly moving to an apartment with a roomate in July. It feels too...
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    Introductions and Welcomes
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  5. Blogs
    February 8, 2022 - Introduction and Progresses (Slight Trigger Warning - Early Mentions of 'Not Wanting to Be Here') --- It's been a while since I've done these. I don't know what to title it other than for it being my blog since I might have different topics discussed over time. Here it goes...
  6. Secondary Disorders
    So, yeah. Is this weird or what? 😂 Anyone else ever felt anything like this? Anyone identify it as a symptom of anything? My skull also feels like it's too full or something. Do I have a brain tumor? (I could never be so lucky.😩) It sounds funny, but it's actually pretty terrifying. Affects me...
  7. Health, Nutrition, Exercise and Supplements
    What did your doctor say caused it or was it idopathic hypersomnia. and what treatments have you found helpful treating it that doesn't make you anxious. I was diagnosed nearly two years ago. My doctor seems to think it's from being prescribed long term benzo use. Over 7 years. I hate benzos but...
  8. Medication
    I am using Xanax XR 0,5 mg and Xanax 1 mg both, as my shrink wrote these to me. I am in very hard situation with incurable situation (cancer) and I have immense depression, anxiety, fear etc. How long do average Xanax effect lasts? I make Xanax 1 mg to in half (in two pieces, each 0.5 mg) and...
  9. Coping With Social Anxiety
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  10. Coping With Social Anxiety
    If you have trouble with decision making and your anxiety is stopping you from committing to things you want or need to do. Please consider watching this video, I believe I have formulated a strategy that is going to help so many people with their anxiety and I have never really heard about it...
  11. Introductions and Welcomes
    3:44 am here and had this lingering question cross my wicked mind. I absolutely hate not having the balls to speak up for myself and it always ends up in ppl taking advantage of me. hhhhhh I fu- king hate having SA I think I'm just a big puzsy sometimes, I feel like I shouldn't even be here to...
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    Coping With Social Anxiety
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  13. Introductions and Welcomes
    For SO LONG now, but haven't yet and it's been nearly 10 years now. I know! That's way too long. So I apologize. I mean at first I joined, looked around a bit, and just suddenly left without even introducing myself, but always somehow had this account, because I am a pretty shy person, and my...
  14. Medication
    I'm a new user here and just looking to read people's thoughts and experiences on giving up medication. I've been on Lexapro for 5 years and tapering off at present. My anxiety has come back a bit and I feel a bit awkward sometimes...anyone have a similar experience? Cheers
  15. Coping With Social Anxiety
    So I seem to have recently discovered that any time I am going into a new situation, I find myself greatly overthinking things. Essentially I make a mountain out of a mole hill. I try to distract myself from these negative thoughts and try not to fall down the theoretical rabbit hole but...
  16. Therapy
    I've taken the road test 3x since February 2020. I've been taking driving lessons and do exceptionally well on them. My driving instructors all say,, im prepared. However, when it comes to the road test, I have gotten so many points taken off. And I become overwhelmed overthinking. To the...
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