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    hey guys

    i have this problem that has been going on for 4 years and i need some help because i think it's getting out of hand. i am a 16 year old girl. i am very very shy and extremly quiet. it is so extreme that i can't even go to the shops without thinking very deeply about what would happen if i go in. i know it's very stupid and it takes a hard time to admit this but i am really suffering. because of this i can't even ask my teachers for help if i need it concerning my work. the thought of having a conversation with someone makes me feel sick. if my teacher ask me a question in class my heart beats so fast i begin to shake with fear. i always think about what other people would think of me.
    how can i overcome this? where can i go for help? my famliy don't even know because i am afraid of telling them. i know after reading this you will think am stupid but it's taking over my life and is a big deal for me. it's taking over my education my life everything!!! i did a bit of research and it said i may have social anxiety or something like that
    please advice me! what should i do? where can i go for help?
    thanks in advance
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    Many people suffer from social anxiety so do not feel stupid!! It is a very common illness and affects everyone differently. Don't let it take over your life - Book an appointment with your GP
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    Going to your GP would be a good first step. If you feel you might clam up during the appointment you could try writing out what you want to say beforehand then just hand it to the doctor and s/he should take it from there. Good luck!
 
 
 
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