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    It used to be small, it really did! It was something like answering the phone in my house or ordering food in a restaurant. Now it's got to a stage where I cannot have a conversation with someone other than my family without feeling like my heart is gonna pop out of chest its beating that fast. I have friends in school but when they talk to other people in my year group I genuinely feel like I am going to throw up, I get so nervous and shaky to a stage where I go as white as a ghost. It makes it worse when people say

    "aw you shouldn't be anxious of how you look or act because you're pretty and chill!"

    I don't believe either of those things no matter how much I hear it. My anxiety stops me from eating when out with my friends because talking to the waiter/waitress is such a big deal. It stops me from wanting to order food going round mcdonalds. I hate how I look and I get anxious about that a lot, many people have said there is no problem with me and maybe I am just paranoid but now it's a struggle for me to go to school because i'm worried someone will talk to me
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    It used to be small, it really did! It was something like answering the phone in my house or ordering food in a restaurant. Now it's got to a stage where I cannot have a conversation with someone other than my family without feeling like my heart is gonna pop out of chest its beating that fast. I have friends in school but when they talk to other people in my year group I genuinely feel like I am going to throw up, I get so nervous and shaky to a stage where I go as white as a ghost. It makes it worse when people say

    "aw you shouldn't be anxious of how you look or act because you're pretty and chill!"

    I don't believe either of those things no matter how much I hear it. My anxiety stops me from eating when out with my friends because talking to the waiter/waitress is such a big deal. It stops me from wanting to order food going round mcdonalds. I hate how I look and I get anxious about that a lot, many people have said there is no problem with me and maybe I am just paranoid but now it's a struggle for me to go to school because i'm worried someone will talk to me
    Hi. Sorry for the short and blunt reply, I don't have much time to write this.

    Get some help. GP and school are a good call. They can set you up with counselling/ therapy.
    There is no shame in getting help and it means you can work through things with somebody who understands. Mental health problems are essentially normal emotional stuff with no proper reason. (Anxiety is normal before bunjie jumping, but the same anxiety before walking out your house is not). So you having no reason doesn't invalidate your feelings at all.

    Hope that makes sense.
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    there are plenty of effective treatments for anxiety which won't cost you a penny
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    this is social anxiety and is a huge problem for some people

    can you remember when you didn't have it ?

    when did you feel better ?

    basic things like lysine, taurine, b6, and infrared lamps to mimic sunlight can help
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    Anxiety literally took my life from me. I couldn't even walk into a workplace without being really high on Valium, then I'd just hide out in the toilets all day anyway.
    It seems like it fades with time... I've suffered for almost a decade, I think now it's passing. It's possible that going out, altering my mind with substances, and socializing with a tonne of people, and indulging in risky behavior, has altered me gradually over time into a new self image that I feel more confident in.

    It's not good to do risky things though.

    Mushrooms have also been shown in numerous studies to permanently reduce anxiety.
 
 
 
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