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I have quite severe anxiety. It used to affect my life so much that I was afraid of leaving the house. I still have severe anxiety but I am working now and saving money. So I can still get things done. But I am still caught between that place of wanting a social life and friends. But being terrified to go out and get it.
 

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I have quite severe anxiety. It used to affect my life so much that I was afraid of leaving the house. I still have severe anxiety but I am working now and saving money. So I can still get things done. But I am still caught between that place of wanting a social life and friends. But being terrified to go out and get it.
I can relate for me to even just go get gas or go to the supermarket can be a real chore :/ but i try to push myself through it. I also want friends but when people try to befriend me i push them away
 

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My SA varies depending on day and situation and how much socialising happened before something. The first conversation of every day is always the worst... My brain is weird like that. It needs to warm up or something. My avoidance of situations and energy to actually do things outside the house is pretty awful though.

80% of my problems with anxiety are pre-event and then most of the rest is post event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Wq-FgCCL0#t=20s
 

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It's make it nearly impossible to seek out friendships and i'm always worried someone will think badly of me. It kills my confidence and make me full of doubt.
 

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It's destroyed my life in just about every way possible. I've basically given up and spend all day every day locked in my room.
Same here.

But I'm gonna get in therapy soon so there might be hope. But atm I really can't see how anything can improve in my life.
 

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very badly...i had many dreams of being something big in life when i was young but i dont see that happening with my sittuation.....im just watching my life play out by it self nw
 

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it affects me afoul lot!
im too afraid to go and find a work.
im paralysed when going to my boyfriend's parents' for the weekend.
im polish livin in ireland. uears ago, i was afraid of talkin to the irish. didnt want to give them a chance to laugh at my accent or bad english.
i cant go ouy of my house withoit getting ready for ages. trying to look acceptable to public, i know that people are always judging!
 

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I have some pretty crazy avoidant personality disorder sometimes that stems from anxiety issues. Some days are worse than others. Lately it's been less than manageable, partly due to my job where I deal with people all day.

Still, I feel I'm more functional than some anxiety sufferers. For that I am thankful.

My tourette's is friggin' killing me lately, though. I don't take any medication for it. The itch to tick makes me upset sometimes and I break down and cry. That can be pretty exhausting at times.
 

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Well, considering my only option is to die...
 

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I graduated high school in 2010 and I still have not started college yet. I'm too afraid. I will have to sit in a room with a bunch of other people I don't know for like an hour and half and have to do group projects and present in front of everyone. Thinking about it stresses me out. I work as a sales associate at a really big clothing store and sometimes i can't even talk to customers or coworkers. Sometimes I don't even greet customers because I'm afraid they will ignore me and then I look stupid. I always feel so awkward and that everyone is judging me. I only have one friend and I've known her since I was 9. I don't know how to make new friends because it's really hard for me to talk to people.
 

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I graduated high school in 2010 and I still have not started college yet. I'm too afraid. I will have to sit in a room with a bunch of other people I don't know for like an hour and half and have to do group projects and present in front of everyone. Thinking about it stresses me out. I work as a sales associate at a really big clothing store and sometimes i can't even talk to customers or coworkers. Sometimes I don't even greet customers because I'm afraid they will ignore me and then I look stupid. I always feel so awkward and that everyone is judging me. I only have one friend and I've known her since I was 9. I don't know how to make new friends because it's really hard for me to talk to people.
i know how u feel,i graduated high school 2011 and i to havent started college for the same reasons as yours...
 

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Just how bad is it affecting your life?
I'm incredibly introverted, it does not really affect me as I usually don't like to be around people. It makes social situations a pain, but seeing how rare I have to engage in them it is not that big of a deal.

It is hard to imagine what my life would be like if I were extroverted, and did not have social anxiety. Perhaps things would have been better, perhaps worst.. who knows?
 

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i know how u feel,i graduated high school 2011 and i to havent started college for the same reasons as yours...
Yea my social anxiety is definitely keeping me from getting my life started. I'm hoping SAS might be able to help me with that.
 
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