How to fix social anxiety??

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I have a high level of social anxiety and overthink every single thing and it affects my life hugely . I don’t know what to do to control this it’s ruining my life please help
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give an example, so I know what you're talking about.
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I’m really sorry but there’s not a simple fix. There IS however, lots u can do to try and make it better. Have you seen ur GP?
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There is no need to 'fix' anything. It's not like you're broken. You'd just like to build your confidence in social situations. Try re-approaching it from a different angle as it might make it easier to deal with. For example, why do you feel anxious in social situations? Once you've figure out a possible reason, try to find a way that you can work on it. At the end of the day, no one ever 'fixes' things like social anxiety, they just learn how to handle it and that's a lot easier than trying to find an impossible solution because, most likely, you'll never get rid of it, you'll just learnt to live with it. Like when someone has a phobia of heights, they don't get rid of that phobia, they just figure out how to handle it so that it no longer effects them in the same way
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Firstly, try to relax. Fortunately, there are many techniques now, such as meditation. You can also read specialized literature on this issue. In addition, a visit to a psychoanalyst will be helpful. Best wishes to you.
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(Original post by Hannahzx)
I have a high level of social anxiety and overthink every single thing and it affects my life hugely . I don’t know what to do to control this it’s ruining my life please help
I have also suffered with social anxiety, this is what I did but remember it is different for everyone.
1. Got more comfortable talking about it with friends and parents -> eventually gp
2. Started cbt
3. Cbt didn't help me a lot so started medication (prozac) which helps a tiny bit but combined with a change in my frame of mind (maybe from cbt or because I'm more comfortable expressing my emotions in general) I feel a lot better
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I have a diagnosed anxiety disorder (I’m sorry if I come off as harsh)

First off. There’s not a “cure” you can’t magically get rid of it, however learning to adapt is important.

First off find something that calms you, use that when you can

Think of the anxious part of yourself like an anxious friend, comfort that part of yourself and reassure yourself that you are never as strange and awkward as you think. Because you’re not.

Even Breathing is important, it’s common for anxious people to hold their breath unconsciously, breathe in for three seconds and breathe out for three seconds it’ll steady your heart rate.

Sweating heavily is also common, get good deodorant and keep it in your bag apply in bathrooms.
Chewing gum will help you feel less stressed as the primal part of your brain knows you wouldn’t be eating if you where In danger. Gum will also make your breath fresh which is always good.

When you get an anxious thought think to yourself “is that true or is it my anxiety?” You’ll learn to separate the stupid anxious thoughts from your actual thoughts.

Feel free to pm me for help
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