It sounds very much like social anxiety, and there is a great deal of help available to you. This is very treatable, and the treatment is very successful.
You should see a psychiatrist who can prescribe medications that will greatly diminish your anxiety and make everything else easier. You should also be in treatment, psychotherapy, with that psychiatrist or another therapist. In addition, there are programs specifically for social anxiety that your therapist can refer you too which are both behavioral and group.
Talking to your parents and getting there help, support and understanding is an important first step, then follow through with these recommendations.
Thank you for taking the time to respond.
hi im 29 year old. ive been diagnosed with cyclothymia for 8 yrs and social phobia. I take paxil for the depression and the social phobia and it has really helped me come out of my shell.
I was very glad to see that you realized you needed help and i hope that everything goes well with you. I believe it takes a very strong person to speak up and say hey i need some help. Good for you!!!
Take care and I hope that everything goes your way.
hi. i have the exact same problem. 30, and tried 3 colleges. socializing is impossible, and finding jobs and being relaxed is very difficult. i am seeking help from a psychotherapist currently to fight my problems. i just found out i have sever panic disorder which is causing me other health problems.
getting help is the first step, and although it might take a while, it is the best thing i have done. good luck!
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And don't worry, everything has a solution, even social anxiety...
This condition is VERY similar to the symptoms my 21-yr old daughter has experienced most of her life. She is living on her own, with our help, but has been unable to get a job because of her anxiety. She has tried lots and lots of counseling but she never felt like it was helping. She is currently on Effexor, Adavan, and weaning off of Risperdahl and is doing better. She states her anxiety has lessened but meanwhile she has no social skills having been so inhibited throughout her school years. We were always told when she was younger when we would question the severity of her "quietness" that she was just shy and would grow out of it. If I could go back and talk to those same people now I would have a thing or two to say to them!!! I have a question regarding treatment but I will follow rules and post it in a separate post.