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  • Best medication for social anxiety?

    I was wondering what the best medication for social anxiety for a sixteen year old would be? I have been on Zoloft before and it did not work too well.
  • Can anyone help me with my English project by filling out this survey?

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1laYY97S3qgoUHnSyq0RMx2Ck_q3LSZTZSLjPHw6uQTc/edit?usp=sharing
  • Can anyone help me with my English project by filling out this survey?

    1. Are you shy? 2.Do you have social anxiety? 3. Are you mute? 4. How long have you been shy, mute, or had social anxiety? 5. Do you think your shyness, mutism, or anxiety is a problem? 6. If you think it’s a problem are you doing anything to fix it such as seeing a therapist? 7. Do you know why you are shy, mute, or have social anxiety? If so, please list the reasons you think make you shy, mute, or have social anxiety.
  • Does anyone else have fear of going outside?

    So I am having trouble with being stuck in my apartment due to my anxiety and fear, I wondered if anyone also had the same issue? I would like to move forward but I am getting little help at the moment and wondered if anyone had any advice? Some people are just like get up and go out but they don't realize how strong the fear and anxiety are. Not sure where to go from here, I have become quite isolated now and even due to some other circumstances fear my neighbors. I am feeling quite hopeless about the whole thing at this point and any help would be greatly appreciated!
  • Does anyone get chronic pain (jaw, neck, upper back etc) from the muscle tension anxiety causes?

  • I feel detached, Spaced out, Extremely weird ALL THE TIME, and developing OCD?

    Hello, my name is Andrew. I am only 15 (almost about 16, birthday coming up) and I have been experiencing this... Mental issue, for some time. There are TWO types of problems I want to cover. This first erupted around June 2014. My family got some sort of stomach virus or got food poisoning except me and my mother, this REALLY put some fright into me. This caused a fear of mine to become more than just a normal fear. When my family got sick, I avoided them as much as possible. I secluded myself in my room to stay away from them and to make sure I did not get sick as the fear I was and still am experiencing is vomiting. I can't really explain why I fear or hate it. I just do. The thought of me vomiting was not really a big deal a long time ago, but now it is far more serious. The current thought of me vomiting triggers constant worry about what I eat, what I eat out of, what I drink, What I drink out of or from, what I touch, what breathe in, and or whatever I even put into my body. I cant stop worrying. This also triggers constant paranoia and sometimes anxiety. The anxiety was REALLY BAD at first. I seem to have developed OCD, for germs especially. I don't really care if my room or if the house looks or is a mess. Just things that could get me sick if not clean or clear such as a glass cup, if it is not clean or is spotty from water or soap residue I will clean it my self and probably waste a lot of hot water cleansing a cup that I am going to use for 30 seconds. I will NOT eat anything unless I check the expiration date first. If it is a day over or a day before expiration, I will NOT eat it. Anything that doesn't have a expiration date on it, I will mostly avoid eating or ingesting it. I have lost weight (around 20+ pounds or lbs) because of this. At first I was just never really hungry because I had no appetite and because I could get sick (Only a bit though), but now it's always because I always think that it could or can make me sick. This is only half my problem.

    Another problem I have is some weird feeling I get. I can't really put my finger on it. When I am at home or in public, I feel very detached, spaced out, or just... weird and strange. This is constant. I cant take it. This started a bit after the stomach issue and anxiety issue occurrence. I first wouldn't leave my room or even my bed. I was having full blown depression, on the verge of suicide. I wouldn't eat, I couldn't sleep. Just lay there waiting to die. I am trying my best to get over this, I am doing better than I was when THIS started. The only thing stopping me is... well... some sort of mental block? I don't know, I seem to also worry about hanging out with friends, going outside, or doing any type of activity that requires leaving my house. There is so much I WANT to do. I want to get into a couple activities, but I keep worrying about getting sick or having anxiety attack right there on the spot. One part of me says "Go do it, you want to do it so just do it!", but the other part of me says "What if this? What if that? Maybe this will happen! You shouldn't do it if this or that!", and one very small part of me says "Don't even think about it, go and do it. Why do you think so much just GO! You will be fine". One thing I ask is. Will I be alright? Is this just a weird thing? (Cant really explain it better than "weird thing") I also feel like I am all alone on this now, I think that my family no longer supports me as I see I am getting punished for feeling like this. I get yelled at for feeling like this and or even defending myself on this matter. I don't want to explain this feeling as this is kinda eye watering for me to talk, type, or write about.

    Please help. I don't want to experience this anymore, I cannot take or deal with this anymore, how do I go about solving this or healing this??? What do I do? Help!

    EDIT: I also think Depersonalization and or "Brain Fog" has something to do with this...
  • I'm stuck

    Lately I've been feeling stuck, like I'm not improving. I'm not getting worse either. But it seems like I've been doing better. But I'm not sure if it's because I am getting better and the working on myself is actually doing something. Or I'm only feeling like I'm doing better because the main trigger for my anxiety and depression is momentarily gone. I just don't know what to do. The working on myself is expressing my emotions and feelings more, and trying to reach out to my friends. I've been figuring out what Happens during an attack and what helps. I know myself pretty well in that area. But I want to be able to do more then just coping with it. I want it to get less. I only have no idea how
  • Is it OCD, if you are afraid to be around people for too long for fear that you may want to kiss or hug someone. Even though you know you won't.

  • just anxiety?

    I don't know where these symptoms are just anxiety or something else:
    1.lightheaded
    2.derealization
    3.panic attacks
    4.loss of will, loss of interest
    5.difficulty concentrating
    6.light is too bright for me sometimes
    7.I sleep a lot,like 10 hours a day or more
    8.I have weird phobias:I'm afraid of people,I'm afraid of crossing bridges,because I think I'm going to jump of it,so I start running,afraid of death,but somehow want to die,etc.
    9.I constantly watch my hands,I used to do that also when I was a kid
    10.sometimes I feel like people,even my parents are like in a movie,or they plotting to do something bad to me,although I know that is my imagination
    11.numbness in fingers
    12.heart pounding very fast
    13.my mouth are dry most of the time
    14.sometimes I'm lost in space.disoriented...don't know if even my room is where I'm at..one time I didn't know how to get out of the mall,even though I knew the place very well.
    Please help. Thank you.
  • Should someone with social anxiety (me) go away for college?

    Hello, I just recently graduated high school a couple of days ago. At the end of middle school I had been the most comfortable I ever was compared to my feelings in 6th and 7th grade. Normally what happens is I am extremely fearful of social situations throughout the first years in a new school. My last year in a school I begin to get comfortable and dread the fact that I graduate because it means starting all over again. High school was no different. I will miss everyone single one of the graduates that graduated with me. I have worked very hard to try and end my social anxiety and fear of being judged, and part of me knows it is time to move on. I really should have made this decision about TWO months ago but I have until July 1st. Will going away to college end my social anxiety forever? I will be six hours away from home and will be dorming on campus. I will also have a roommate and money is not an issue in this case since I received a scholarship that pays for everything! Please help I am terrified of the idea of going away for college because I will be facing my social anxiety issue "head on" but maybe it could end my problem forever?
  • Social anxiety around your sister?

    After two weeks of having anxiety about a weird thought I had centered around my sister, I'm finally starting to kick the weird thoughts. However, whenever I'm around my sister now, I have extreme social anxiety and don't even want to look her in the face. Will I eventually get over this? Would it cause more trouble if I told a parent?
  • Social Anxiety/ Hermit - How am I going to earn a living this way...

    I managed to get a job, couldn't cope, and then I quit, bad I know. Just want to ask, Have anyone ever tried Avon to earn money when you couldn't manage working a normal job?
  • What do you worry most about?

    I am making a zine for the counseling center here at school that focuses on college students with anxiety disorders. I personally have G.A.D. and this has contributed to a lot of the content in the zine but I would like some outside input. I want this zine to help those who don't suffer from an anxiety disorder understand what its like. I often struggle to explain how it feels to my husband and my family. They don't understand why I can't just "calm down" or "chill out". I need some quotes ( you will remain anonymous of course) from you guys explaining your experiences, what you struggle with most, and what has helped you cope. I'm also looking for input on what images come to mind when you think about your anxiety. For example one of the spreads in the zine is a series of thumbnail images that slowly change from one image to the next to show a "white out". This is something that happens to me when I have a panic attack I white out instead of black out. I would greatly appreciate your contributions and I will post the zine on my profile when its completed. Thanks,

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