- Mar 13, 2018
I'm sure people post about this a lot but social anxiety has ruined my teenage years and now is ruining my adult life as well. I can't function like a normal person and it kills me. Something as simple as having a conversation with a stranger is nearly impossible for me at times. I can barely even go into clothes shops to look for clothes to buy without feeling extreme anxiety. I don't know where to turn to? I went to psychologists as a teenager and they didn't help. They ended up prescribing my prozac after their "methods" didn't work. I don't even know if i'd even call what they done a method. They basically just half heartedly tried to get me to do things that made me uncomfortable hoping that i'd magically feel better. Prozac helped a bit but it mostly just lifted my mood a bit and didn't do much for the anxiety. I was on that for like 6 years and came off it like a year ago. I'm nearly 22 now and i am stuck. I find myself wishing i was dead a lot recently and sort of fantasize about it. I didn't have the best childhood in parts and i wonder if that may of contributed to my anxiety but i also think it's genetic since a lot of my family suffer from anxiety.