- May 27, 2009
Hello all, first to describe me, I am a 25 year old average looking guy pretty good at what I do (software programmer) but I have a very low self esteem regarding my looks and social skills, I don’t talk much , you can say I am shy except when I am with friends or people I am comfortable with, I won’t go as far as to say I have an anxiety problem since I don’t have panic attacks or palpitations or symptoms of similar kind but it is a little difficult for me to talk to people sometimes (generally people with more authoritative position), or ask favors, or scold someone or talk to girls. I do have a lot of friends though (mostly guys) so I am not an introvert I do like going out, I party frequently and I have hobbies like photography, blogging etc. but I was very shy during my childhood also for a period of about 2 years when I was about 13 or 14 years old I used to cry when I was alone don’t know the reason exactly but maybe since I changed schools so I was lonely. I think I have grown out a little from that shyness. From the above description you do get the general idea. All was pretty good if not great but suddenly about 2 years back one day while I was riding to work on my bike I felt a little scared, not worrying but scared, sacred in the sense like you know your limit when you ride a bike for example you know in certain traffic condition you can go 60 kph I knew I could go 60 Kph but I couldn’t I was scared, also I was a little jittery like when someone suddenly comes across you react a certain way maybe a older person would be startled, but in a similar way I was a little shaky. And all this started suddenly just that day and it has gotten worse in the past two years. Also I could feel this shakiness or say anxiety in all my daily activity. The most visible physical symptom was sweating, whenever I was a little nervous I would sweat I mean the level of my nervousness was same, the way it had been for the past 25 years but now for the same level I was sweating and sometimes a lot. I am talking about general everyday situation which might make you nervous like if you screwed up something, or if you couldn’t find an important document or if you are talking to a beautiful girl etc. Maybe I have some physical or biological problem, may be even neurological problem but I had been to 3-4 doctors then can’t find anything wrong, I mean even I think physically or biological I am fine, but even a psychiatrist said that I have a little anxiety and sent me home saying it’s not a problem. I also tried a homeopathic doctor he experimented on me with different medicines for about a year but with no luck. Just to mention here I have a little high LDL and cholesterol values and with diet control and exercise the sweating problem is reduced a little. So I did join a gym and eat properly but still the problem is there, so please if anybody can help me let me know.