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    I am in immense discomfort and pain. I don't know how much I can take.

    in lectures i act like the most oddest thing ever. i dont blink, i stare at one thing the whole hour and i dont move whatsoever. and physically im in pain.
    however when im with people and talking with people i act normal.
    help. i think im gonna get drugs from the doctors.
    i also cant help crying when im outside.
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    whaAAAT? you are just shy? or in actual pain?!
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    (Original post by metrostation22)
    whaAAAT? you are just shy? or in actual pain?!
    being extremely shy causes mu body to be stiff which leads to physical pain
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    talk to a doctor mate!
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    talk to someone. you might get stuck in a rut.
    you need friends. people you cant trust. so take a deep breath and join some societies or clubs. dont think too much about it. dont think about it at all. just go and smile alot and practice conversations.
    make yourself feel good. dress and do your hair nicely so then you feel confident. and feel like your worth t alking to. cause i know you are , youre just too self conscious.

    youre gonna have bad days. but make yourself get up and get out, and you will see that people are not judging you, they dont care. and neither should you. you just look after yourself.
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    Have you tried reading self help books, taking a deep breathe and forcing yourself to change?? I have found if you are determined you can increase your confidence in social situations but you need to put 100% effort into it :top:
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    Why don't you just think to youself that you don't give the **** what people say or think of you.
    just lean back and imagine you are the only one there and focus on the work. You should stretch your muscles before the lecture for ten to fifteen minutes. Make sure you had a good night's sleep. I know what it's like to sit for hours not moving anywhere - PAINFUL!

    if things are still bad see a doctor, don't leave it late or it'll affect your work performance. Good luck.
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    I also have social anxiety.

    Don't be too proud to see a doctor about it. It took me 2-3 years before I went to one. I'm glad I went, because he gave me some tablets to take. He also told me about a counselling service that's in my nearest town. Hoping it all helps, because Uni has been pretty hard, so far.
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    Go to the doctors.

    I had it. I didn't want meds, so opted for the counselling route. After 4/5 years I was still house-bound and eventually went back to the doctors, who referred me to a psychiatrist who put me on meds. I was on them for ~ a year, and improved immensely, to the point I actually left the house.

    I met my girlfriend, came off the tablets and she pushed me to do the things that I still struggled with, but without the meds I'd never have been able to go out & would never have met her in the first place.

    You're lucky - you can and do go out, and you're fine in social situations! Have you been diagnosed with it? Get to the doctors before you start avoiding things - that's certainly not what you want.
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    If you can talk and interact with people normally you will not be diagnosed with SAD! It is SOCIAL anxiety disorder.
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    (Original post by History98)
    If you can talk and interact with people normally you will not be diagnosed with SAD! It is SOCIAL anxiety disorder.
    Why on earth did you bump this? :lolwut:
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    Most people don't know about social anxiety. I have to say that in spite of your fear you've already proven you've got guts by going to these lectures and gatherings even if you dread it!

    You're already doing the right thing though about seeing a doctor. However as you know they can only do so much. Some kind of Psychicatic or Psychological help from a specialist is better =) Keep at it and overcome it.
 
 
 
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