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Aimee44

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Hey,

I’ve been struggling with social anxiety since my early teens. The depression
started getting bad last year, I find it hard to find the energy to leave my house and having to go to work the next day gives me a lot of anxiety because I don’t have the energy to deal with people (I’m a nurse) I have talked to my GP and was put on medications which helped but I didn’t like the weight gain so I stopped. Making phone calls gives me a lot of anxiety as well. I just dread work and I would find a new job if I had the time (I’m in full time university studies too)... just feeling overwhelmed and wish I could talk to someone who has social anxiety too.
 
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Hello Aimee and welcome to the forum. I am sorry you have social anxiety. You are doing really well to hold down your job and studies despite how you feel. Could you talk to your doctor about trying a different medication? It is worth exploring them as they made you feel better. You will find many members on here with social anxiety. You are not alone.
 
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