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Well, I found myself here so I guess you could say I have some issues.

Although I haven't been medically diagnosed of having a social anxiety disorder I have been of having depression, however I think the depression was due to not feeling comfortable in certain situations.

This is something that I have lived with for as long as I can remember and since leaving home (started university) I see it's much more of a problem than what I first thought.

For university I need to work to help my fees and living expenses and also socialise.

Whenever I have worked I end up leaving after a couple of days as I feel under pressure for some reason as if I am being judged but not from my bosses but more from the other staff or customers and I feel as if I can't breath, the same feeling comes when I am with large crowds of people such as at the supermarket.
I have not taken my driving test or any driving lessons yet for the same "judging" feelings, I just don't think I could cope if I did something wrong.

I do socialise such as going to clubs but I find in order to do so I need to drink alot before I even go out and then when I am out I keep finding myself making up excuses to go home early.

It's not so much the socialising that bothers me, I have friends but more the work side, I find myself looking for work at home or online jobs and it's fairly pointless.

I guess the major next step would be going to see my doctor again, I just don't think I could deal with it. I've lied to him a few times about injuries to get me out of work with a valid reason and obviously I would have to explain.

... major vent there :)
 

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welcome to the forum! I hope you can find some advice on here that will help.
 

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Welcome, Din! :)
 

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Hey Din, welcome to :sas
 

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welcome!
there are many cases here that we all can relate to you and you could relate to others. I have also been having trouble breathing in places where there are many people and I was alone, that I needed to get an anti-anxiety to help me out. It became troublesome for me to drive, getting caught up in what others think of the way I drive and myself as a driver, that I could not focus on driving itself and basically now have become too afraid to go on the road again on my own.

But I'm still gonna strive out... welcome again :)
 
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