Why would you wAnt an online diagnosis. Wouldn’t you do better seeing a professional to get an accurate diagnosis[/QUOTE
I still want a professional diagnosis, just an online one. The problem with going to see a professional is that I have to book an appointment and find a way to get there and then even if I managed to do all that, I just feel like the doctor won't believe anything I say, or will dismiss my concerns completely because if I managed to reach out to someone then I don't have social anxiety; I mUsT jUst Be sHy
Lots on here suffer social anxiety. I’m one of them along with other MH issues. You have to really push yourself to get there. The docs can prescribe medication that will help you. Social anxiety causes a high pulse rate and that is easily checked. Mine is 125 at rest (should b under 100)and has been as high as 164 when I go out so I take betablockers to slow it down. It can be treated you don’t need to suffer.
I spoke to my GP. She wasn't particularly helpful, just suggested I see a therapist but got me on some medication. I think most people are aware they have a problem with SA it's just getting the right help that's a struggle. You have to help yourself basically.