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I just joined and wanted to say hi. I'm Kira. :D
I've not been diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder but I'm extremely shy, I find it impossible to initiate conversations with people I'm not used to and if I have to do a presentation or anything at school I stay up for nights worrying about it and sometimes make myself ill so I don't have to do it and I hate feeling that way.

Its holding me back so much and I know it will continue to hold me back for the rest of my life if I don't do anything about it, so with nine and a half weeks off school I've decided to do something about it and take control of my life.

I hope to meet some people here who understand because the people in my life just don't understand that getting over extreme shyness is so much easier said than done.

That's all. :D
 

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Hey Kira, welcome to :sas
 

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Hi Kira, i'm so pleased that you have decided to take control of your life and try to overcome your shyness :)

I understand what you mean about people in your life not understanding. My family are the same. I desperately try to tell my mum and older brother what I am going through, but I think unless you have experienced it yourself you can never truly understand. They seem to think you can just snap out of it, don't they? It would be great to make them really understand how difficult it makes life, and then they might be able to help you to overcome it.

I hope you're well, and wish you well in overcoming your shyness and taking your life back :)
 

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I just joined and wanted to say hi. I'm Kira. :D
Hi Kira!

I've not been diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder but I'm extremely shy, I find it impossible to initiate conversations with people I'm not used to and if I have to do a presentation or anything at school I stay up for nights worrying about it and sometimes make myself ill so I don't have to do it and I hate feeling that way.

Its holding me back so much and I know it will continue to hold me back for the rest of my life if I don't do anything about it, so with nine and a half weeks off school I've decided to do something about it and take control of my life.

I hope to meet some people here who understand because the people in my life just don't understand that getting over extreme shyness is so much easier said than done.
It seems almost impossible for people who don't suffer from it to understand SA/shyness. It's good to find a place like this where people understand it only too well.

Welcome! :D
 

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I just joined and wanted to say hi. I'm Kira. :D
I've not been diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder but I'm extremely shy, I find it impossible to initiate conversations with people I'm not used to and if I have to do a presentation or anything at school I stay up for nights worrying about it and sometimes make myself ill so I don't have to do it and I hate feeling that way.

Its holding me back so much and I know it will continue to hold me back for the rest of my life if I don't do anything about it, so with nine and a half weeks off school I've decided to do something about it and take control of my life.
I hope to meet some people here who understand because the people in my life just don't understand that getting over extreme shyness is so much easier said than done.

That's all. :D
i wish i thought like that at your age
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome! You all seem so friendly :)

I understand what you mean about people in your life not understanding. My family are the same. I desperately try to tell my mum and older brother what I am going through, but I think unless you have experienced it yourself you can never truly understand. They seem to think you can just snap out of it, don't they? It would be great to make them really understand how difficult it makes life, and then they might be able to help you to overcome it.
It seems almost impossible for people who don't suffer from it to understand SA/shyness. It's good to find a place like this where people understand it only too well.
Yes definately. :yes Its not that they don't try because they honestly want to help but its just something thats very difficult to understand unless you suffer from it, I guess.

i wish i thought like that at your age
My mum was recently diagnosed with anxiety and she didn't tell anyone but recently she had a really bad panic attack and it was honestly one of the worst experiences of my life as no one had any idea what was wrong with her (including herself) and we had to call an ambulance as she was having palpitations and couldn't stand up and was barely able to speak. Seeing someone who I believed to be a constant in my life, who was always there and always so together fall apart like that was a real wake up call and it kind of shocked me into doing something about this before it manifests and ruins my life.

Plus, everyone my age is always socialising, having fun and going to parties etc. and I don't want to miss out on the freedom I have now before I have to get a job and be all responsible and stuff :b
 

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Welcome ShakeTheGlitter! :)
 
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