I haven't been to a movie in over a year. I don't like the eye strain on such a big screen and I tend to feel inexplicably down in the dumps and even sometimes catch a cold or flu. Anyway, I went with my girlfriend and I wasn't thinking about all the people in the theater as threatening. I can swear up and down that I wasn't thinking irrational thoughts about the possibility that someone would confront me which could lead to a humiliating moment. I sat there and just sweated and sweated (palms, feet, groin). Why is this? I've been extensively working on CBT to help me with irrational thinking and I have improved dramatically. But, my brain still signals the fight or flight response with a vengeance since I've been able to rationalize my thinking. Will this response go away in time as long as I try to not let the socializing aspect bother me? I know the amgdala can store memories so maybe once it recieves its stimulus (a lot of people in close proximity) it automatically turns on the fight or flight response. Once that happens it is seemingly impossible to calm myself down. What the hell do I do, because the weating is getting worse and I don't want to start a job with my backside being soaked. Nuero or bio feedback seems to be promising with harnessing this type of reaction but I will be hard pressed to pay for it since I am unemployed and have no insurance. This had better stop or else its even more stress that I will have to carry around in the world when I am already dealing with so many extra emotional SA stressors. Isn't life wonderful?