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Topic: social anxiety

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. Xu1
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    4 May 2021
    Hi i am wondering has anyone actually got through social anxiety orrr is it just something you have to grim and bear through have tried program before it didnt really work for me at time might try agian...anyone tried the medication side of things? Would be very nice just to have a break from it every now and then or in the hard spots sometimes i dunno it can be verry draining sometimes.
  2. CalmCat
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    4 May 2021 in reply to Xu1

    Hi Xu1,

    Welcome to the forum and thank you for sharing something so personal.

    I tend to get social anxiety (SA), with it something I've learnt to control. Yet in the past it controlled me. Does your SA have control over you? Or do you have control over it? If it has control over you, talking to your GP or mental health professional would be a great first step, they could recommend courses, techniques or even medication. What helped me was seeing a psychologist and almost two years of solid meditation, also mental strength techniques where I learn to ignore it.

    What have you been doing to over come it? What are your thoughts?

    Regards,

    CC

  3. Xu1
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    4 May 2021 in reply to CalmCat

    Thanks for you reply

    Yea has it so much control over me stupid and draining..

    Honestly haven't done anything in a few years to try overcome it literally feels impossible tried a program once but questions and stuff just got too bloody hard and confronting i guess I dunno

    my thoughts I dunno Its so hard to try make a start on fixing it ive had this for as long as I can remember and im allmost 30 now and just can't stop thinking off where I wanted to be at and where I might be now if I didn't have this stupid thing hanging over me ahhhh the joys anyway......

  4. Petal22
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    8 May 2021 in reply to Xu1

    Hi XU1,

    Please don’t allow your social anxiety to stop you from doing the things in life you want to do...

    please seek the help you need to learn to overcome this...... you CAN overcome it with the correct help...

    I had severe anxiety OCD I have now overcome this condition...... my recovery started from seeing my gp I did a mental health plan with my gp this gave me 10 free sessions with a phycologist..... I also saw a psychiatrist and did group therapy for OCD.... my gp also put me on a antidepressant for my anxiety.....

    a phycologist can give you many strategies to help you deal with your anxiety....

    please seek help from our health professionals, I don’t know we’re I’d be with out their help 😊

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