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How long have you had SA?

  • Less than 1 year

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • 1-2 years

    Votes: 4 4.5%
  • 3-4 years

    Votes: 4 4.5%
  • 5-10 years

    Votes: 32 36.4%
  • I have had SA my entire life

    Votes: 47 53.4%
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I've had SA since I was 12 or so, so that would make it 14 years for me. I wasn't diagnosed until I was 25, however.
 

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I think I always have. I'm pretty sure I was genetically predisposed to it, and it was (I can't think of the right word) encouraged by outside influences.
 

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I said 1-2 years. I think the foundation for it has always been there, but it's really come out and become a problem in the last couple years.
 

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Over 10 years, but not my whole life. Not quite sure, probably about the time I would become self-conscious about my voice (as whatever age one would expect to really care about that)
 

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About 12 years now.
 

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about 21 years
 

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I voted for "my whole life" but come to think of it, that wouldn't be exactly true. I remember I wasn't shy at all when I was little. My SA had developed later on, I would probably say that junior high and then high school contributed to that the most.
 

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Since I can remember.
The first time I got really anxious was in kindergarten and it just grew from there.
I wasn't actually diagnosed until I was about 15, though. Before that, I had no idea what SA was or that I could have it. I just thought I was really shy.
 

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I'll say since I was between 10-12 so 9-7 years. I'm 19.
 

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None of the poll options exactly apply to me. as though I've had SA for many years (approx 17 years) I've not had it for all of my life. Though have had it since late childhood.
 

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Since December 2007. I won't have it my whole life, i'm determined of that.
 

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I don't think my sa started until some point in school. I had SA by Junior High for sure. I might have had sa as early as elementary school, because that was when other kids started to pick on me. I chose "my entire life", because my sa goes beyond 10 years. It definitely has been the majority of my life.
 
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