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  1. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I've come to the conclusion that i've developed sa from a very early age. According to my mother everything always seemed to fright me and was always a scaredy cat. The fact that my parents were very overprotective (especially my mom) always babied and spoiled me i think was another reason. They...
  2. Medication
    Hi all, I am a 20 year old sophmore in college. I believe I have had SA since i began high school and it has unfortunately carried over into college:| I mainly experience SA when I am in the social scene of school (unless there is alcohol in my system, but i feel that is quite normal). When in...
  3. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I found this screening test online for Anxiety....and I got a score of 47...which is severe anxiety. What are your scores?? http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/anxiety.htm
  4. Coping With Social Anxiety
    How do you know if you have shut down socially? Because I think I have. 1. I dont have friends 2. I dont talk to people at all 3. Sometimes I dont really care 4. When I meet some of my moms new friends, they can tell something is wrong with me 5. I dont talk really anymore, unless to my family...
  5. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Its been about 3 months now, and I wake up out of my sleep and I feel like I am choking and I feel like I cant breathe. Its really scary too! I sometimes think that I am going to die in my sleep. Does this happen to you? Also, I seem to be having disturbing thoughts about big, giant spiders...
  6. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Hello all! I was googling for answers and I found this forum...So I thought I'd park here and ask for help... I've got Social Anxiety and a Panic Disorder. Recently, over the summer I was also in treatment for binge eating disorder, which kind of happened as a result of the other two. I thought...
  7. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I know this sounds judgmental and biased but at my school its true. The people are so mean to me for some reason. I know that I am quiet and have SA, but I'm not rude. I tried to be polite and nice to them in class. I would say hello to people and they would just look at me like I'm a disease...
  8. Coping With Social Anxiety
    At school, once I get out of my second class, I have a four hour break until the next class. During those 4 hours, I go and eat something and that takes about an hour because I eat very slowly because I am afraid of people watching me eat. After that, I usually have nothing to do but get on the...
  9. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I know that I do. I shop, chat, play games, read, watch movies, listen to music, talk to friends and do school online. I know that this really doesnt help my SA, but its fun. I dont know what I wouldve done if the internet wasnt invented, I would be such a basket case.
  10. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I am 22 years old and I for some reason do not feel like I am 22. I look like a grown, mature woman, but inside I feel that I am as young as 12 or 13 years old. I think that may have something to do with the reason why I dont have friends. Because basically most people in their 20s have already...
  11. Coping With Social Anxiety
    The club at school that I am in is starting to have events again for the new semester. I want to go because last semester I didnt start going until the last meeting. This time I want to go to the first meeting to get well acquainted with people. So they are supposed to have the first meeting...
  12. Coping With Social Anxiety
    What do you say to people when they ask about your friends? I dont have any, but I dont want to sound awkward or weird, by telling them I have no social life or friends. They might automatically assume that I am weird or something. When meeting new people, do u just avoid that subject or do u...
  13. Coping With Social Anxiety
    ok first of all i wanna say these are my opinions & i know there are gonna skeptics. neither do i care i just wanna point out that these are my opinions you dont have to agree. anxiety - (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental...
  14. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I know this sounds like a weird or bizarre question, but I do this often. Like, sometimes I feel like singing or creating songs and stuff. I could never do this when people are around me, it would be too awkward. But I sometimes make songs about my life and I dance around and stuff. Its a lot of...
  15. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Hi. I'm pretty sure I'm suffering from SAD but I have never been to a doctor to diagnose it. Because, I'd have to get on the bus, all those eyes staring at me, walk along the street...you get the idea. Anyways I was wondering if anyone with SAD has had people think they were gay? My friends...
  16. Coping With Social Anxiety
    It seems that fb is mainly a place for extroverted, social people. Because for me, fb is not a good thing. I end up deleting people and they never interact with me ever. Its sucks because I try to talk to them, but they never reply to my posts. I think a lot of these social networking sites are...
  17. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I know this question sounds superficial, but I think that this is the reason why people dont want to be around me. My personality is really cool, and laidback. I also am really nice, but no one will probably ever find that out in real life. I am not ugly at all. But because I am overweight, I...
  18. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Like it seems that I always meet people who at first seem like they might be like me either having SA or just a bit quiet or shy. Then suddenly, I find out that they were just acting quiet because their friends werent in the class or in the cafeteria. Then they become this extroverted person...
  19. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I just deleted it permanently and they said that I have 14 days before they completely delete it. So should I keep it or let it go? The reason that Ive held on to it this long is because I had a crush on one of my facebook friends online and i loved talking to him. but i later found out that he...
  20. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I am really trying to find a job that doesn't require a person to be "outgoing, sociable, and very extroverted". But it seems like most employers are only looking for those types of people. I just feel like I am at a disadvantage because I am introverted and have SA. I know I could fake it, but...
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