SRS Do I have social phobia? Should I be on meds?

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  1. Anna28471

    Anna28471 New Member

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    So I attended our annual Holiday Office Party tonight for work. I thought I'd go to show I care and make a good impression. I can honestly say, I tried my best. I was friendly and talked to my co-workers but then there were these awkward moments of silence in between conversations where I didn't know what to do. I kinda frooze up like a deer in the headlights. Or I would try to say something but it wouldn't come out right thus, me looking like a jackass. I don't mean to overdramatize this, it only happened maybe 2 or 3 times. I mean, it's happened to me before at work. I'll walk in all prepared, see them and my mind goes blank. And then I leave thinking what a dipshit I am and obsess over my faults wondering how badly I have messed things up for myself...


    I try and I try to shake this, I don't know if it's anxiety or social phobia or what but I don't like it. Are there any vitamins or anything I can do to help ease this?

    I want so badly to be myself but I am afraid they won't accept me. I am an honest person and some of the people I work with are shady to say the least... I am afraid I'm going to get a bit too blunt. Why can't I just be myself? There's nothing wrong with me. I mean, when I was younger I went to catholic school. I was the poor girl who didn't wear the lastest outfit from the gap and as a result, I was called the "freak" or "it." I couldn't even find a seat on the bus because some girl warned everyone that I was... I don't even know what? Why does this haunt me? In my sub-concious somewhere I must still see myself as a freak... not deserving of love or friends.. :wtc:
     
  2. WMB

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    When I used to have to give presentations I would take inderol which is a beta blocker for high blood pressure. In small doses it inhibits the physical feelings of nervousness. Works great for special situations where you might be nervous.
     
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    jesus christ everything you said about yourself matches me to the detail.

    I know this doesn't help you much but i have the same problem and i wish i knew how to fix it. If i knew i would tell you :(
     
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    well, when i developed anxiety, it was sudden and paralyzing, like in that instance, i would have ran out of the room unable to breathe. i needed meds for that. counseling has helped alot. talk to a doctor?
     
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    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    What are the side effects, if any (possible or ones you've experienced)?
     
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    in for this crew :hs:
     
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    Don't worry about filling in the conversation, there are always going to be lull spots. And don't worry about trying to make a good impression. Be yourself, and everything will be fine. Sounds like you're just over-analyzing the situation... Good Luck :)
     

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