Sometimes you can’t look to your family for support, which is difficult. You need to look for it elsewhere; in friends or maybe professionals. What about your parents? Someone else’s negative opinions of you don’t reflect badly on yourself, it reflects badly on them and the person they are. Diagnosed social anxiety disorder isn’t a personality trait, it’s a medical condition and not something you should be ashamed or embarrassed about. Perhaps talking to your grandmother and educating her on this will give her a better understanding? You are not a coward, remember that every time you go into a situation were you’re not comfortable. Just because your achievements in comparison don’t look as big as others doesn’t make them less significant for you. I hope you’re feeling better and I hope this new year is a brilliant one for you. I’m so sorry it took so long to reply, message me anytime xx
A feeling of hopelessness and fears about death are extremely common but you are OK and it’s important to hold onto hope. Your life may not be going the way you thought it would or perhaps you don’t know where you are going but I believe you will get where you need to be. Determination, persistence and having a little faith in yourself can go a long way. You are not alone so talk to someone about how you’re feeling. With a new year comes new begins and you can make this a great year if you put your mind to it. I hope you feeling better soon and I’m sorry it took so long to reply xx
When you have something like anxiety it doesn’t hurt to take all the help you’re offered and there’s lots of different things you can try. From things like hypnosis and acupuncture to perhaps medication if you’re really struggling and if they don’t work keep searching for something that does and when you find it stick at it! Reflexology is a great place to start and I hope it works for you. Message me how it goes :)
Oh thank you, it’s no problem, just remember you can talk to me anytime! Merry Christmas :)
Sorry it’s taken so long to reply!
The more you avoid these situations the more you will regress. I know it doesn’t seem too bad now but if you leave it you could become a complete recluse. You start avoiding places that may make you panic and it could get to the point were places that you used to be comfortable with will make you uncomfortable.You have to force yourself to go out, even if you feel really bad. It will get easier the more you do it but it’ll take some time. Plan outings you know you enjoy, for example going to the cinema and progress from there. Little by little reintroduce yourself to places and situations were you are less comfortable. Keep at it and try to say yes when people invite you out. I hope this helps, message me anytime :)
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I have never taken them nor do I know anyone who has I’m afraid. Everyone reacts differently to medication but if you have been recommended them by a doctor and you’re struggling without medication it wouldn’t hurt to give them a go. Don’t look on forums to see how other people have reacted to them because it and it may put you off. Remember, medication doesn’t have to be the only answer and you can use natural products and remedies to help when dealing with stress.
I’m sorry I can not help more but message me if you ever need me :)
I’ve known of a lot of guys who’ve had their drunken night stand and just left it at that because they’ve got what they’ve wanted off the girl/guy. This guy wants to get to know you and that can be a bit daunting at first but it should also be new and exciting. If you’re afraid you’re going to embarrass yourself in front of him it sounds like you have some sort of social anxiety, which is very common for people going into something like this. Also you shouldn’t be worried or feel pressured into having sex with him again, don’t beat around the bush, make it very clear if you’re not ready to go there yet. Having sex is supposed to be fun for all persons involved but understandably you can feel vulnerable and self-conscious when you’re in such an intimate situation. Remember though, just because he’s a boy or he may have more experience than you doesn’t mean he doesn’t get a little nervous. Just take it one day at a time, go into conversations with confidence, you’re not going to make a fool out of yourself. If you do start to have a panic attack remember that it can’t hurt you. There’s no point in wasting so much energy over something that doesn’t do anything for you. Over-thinking too much doesn’t help you in anyway, have a go with the flow attitude about this. I hope this helps and remember to enjoy yourself! Message me anytime :)
Mayo Clinic: A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying.
Wikipedia: Panic attacks are periods of intense fear or apprehension that are of sudden onset and of variable duration from minutes to hours. Panic attacks usually begin abruptly, may reach a peak within 10 minutes, but may continue for much longer if the sufferer had the attack triggered by a situation from which they are not able to escape.
That’s a sort of medical definition; however, people who actually have panic attacks on a regular basis may give different accounts on how they feel during a panic attack.
First of all I apologise for the lateness of this reply, I’ve had quite a busy weekend. You’re over thinking this too much. Worrying that you may or may not panic is more likely to set off your anxiety before a presentation.The build up can be worse than actually doing the thing you’re worrying about. You got through your last presentation so take the positive out of this, you can do this and you can get through it. Try to ignore negative thought’s before your speech and if you’re feeling lightheaded control your breathing, perhaps take a sip of water and don’t stand up until you have to.Try not to over-think and remember, the worrying before is usually worse than during, for example; performing in a play. I hope this helps, message me whenever it won’t take as long to get your answer next time! :)