- Mar 13, 2018
When my anxiety is at it's highest i lock myself away in my room. I still live with my family and i have siblings who have friends and stuff over sometimes. When i'm really anxious i can't leave my room when they have people over. When i get this anxious there is times when i can't tell wether there is anyone in the house or not. I be listening to see if there is so i can decide wether to leave my room or not. If i figure out that no ones there and i leave to go get some food when i'm down in the kitchen any small noise sounds like a voice of someone talking to me. Like it could be a water drain or something and i end up mistaken it for a voice of my siblings friends approaching the house or something. I eventually realize that it's not that and just a random sound but it scares the crap out of me because i feel like it's people coming to the house so my social anxiety sky rockets for them few seconds and sometimes i've run back to my room because i thought i heard ppl talking and approaching the house only to realize it was just a random noise outside. Is this normal to experience with social anxiety or could it be a symptom of something like schizophrenia? I'm just wondering this as i was seeing my psychiatrist the other day and i could tell the questions he was asking me were related to schizophrenia. He had my notes so obviously from my notes he must of saw some symptoms of it for him to have to screen me for it.