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Hi All

I'm looking for support from other sufferers with social anxiety disorder. Would love to share experiences with others who have this crippling condition. Thanks. :)
 
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Hi Fluffy Cat and welcome to forum :welcome:

There are a people on the forum that know how it is and can connect with you. I’m a person also handling social anxiety.

I’m glad you have joined us and I hope you will enjoy it here ☺
 
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I had very bad social anxiety for most of my life, it's fairly under control with a little help from Sertraline (50mg) and I had a life changing experience back in 2016 that has probably had a good effect on me.

In 2016 I suffered from psychosis and even though it was a rather negative and terrifying experience I believe it triggered what some would call 'post traumatic growth', where an experience can bring about a positive change in ones life.

I think I'm doing quite well, I've joined a men's mental health group where we meet once a week (it's cancelled due to covid for now but we all keep in touch) and I've met a really lovely woman and we're in the process of finding out if we could be more than just friends, something I was previously highly anxious about and would have avoided. I have no problems eating out at restaurants any more and now rather enjoy the experience.

My symptoms of social anxiety were sweating profusely, increased heartrate, a tightening in my chest and a hard to describe feeling in my legs.

I guess losing ones mind (albeit temporarily) can make you appreciate and see things in a whole new light and the things that used to scare me don't any more.
 
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Hi and welcome, I also struggle with social anxiety.
 
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Hi Fluffy cat welcome to the forum :welcome:
 
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Hi Fluffy Cat and welcome to forum :welcome:

There are a people on the forum that know how it is and can connect with you. I’m a person also handling social anxiety.

I’m glad you have joined us and I hope you will enjoy it here ☺
Many thanks for the welcome. :)
 
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