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UnlabledCat

444d

I can't even go to the grocery store without almost having a panic attack because I feel like everyone is staring at me :(

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    • shifter

      10d

      @Val420 maybe you can wear earphones/earbuds without music the silence can soothe you.

    • Val420

      443d

      Me too I’m always scared I’ll be judged by every person I run into and that no one likes me no matter how nice they are and it’s hard for me to keep eye contact and I stare down a lot at like calves or feet if I don’t feel comfortable looking in someone’s eyes

      • bobyn

        443d

        @Val420 I'm sorry to here this 😥 but I totally get where you are coming from I am EXACTLY the same but I also scratch my arm so my arms always cut and I don't even know I'm doing it xxx

        • Val420

          381d

          @bobyn Yeaa sameee I have to find some professional to help me figure out ways to get rid of it I don’t want to have to have medication because of money I don’t have. I’m hoping coping mechanisms would help me

    • bobyn

      444d

      My heart breaks you feel this way 😥 because so do I and the thought of someone else having that gut wrenching feeling is awful 💔

      • Val420

        381d

        @bobyn it is and don’t worry I mean we’re not the only people I just don’t know why I’m always freaking out but I can find ways to stop it somehow it’s hard to get help in a small town when I haven’t experienced much. I have no clue what to do and it makes me feel bad that I always have to reach out for help

    • carter._.16

      444d

      I used to feel similar. But it helps if you go with people that you trust. Or for just a few minutes at a time Now, a few years later, I'll go into the store and dance to the music or just be really weird with my little sister. I've found that people don't really pay attention to what you're doing. And it's ok to feel like that, but just know that they don't really care in the end

      • Val420

        381d

        @carter._.16 yeah true but I feel like I look weird and suspicious because people always look at me like I’m a delinquent and idk maybe it’s because I look like an ugly man even tho I’m a girl

    • Ashcookie

      444d

      I'm sorry I feel the same way too but something that helped me is reminding myself that they're not and just focusing on my items or spending time alone in isles too. That's why I like to shop in small stores like Sprouts or Natural Grocers. Maybe you could bring like a stress ball with you and whenever you feel anxious you can squeeze it and maybe it'll help to relieve tension it helped me before. Or you could put in earbuds and listen to music to distract.

      • Val420

        381d

        @Ashcookie I should I have this weird thing with music tho it gets hard for me to breathe when I can’t hear my breath sometimes, idk why tho

        • shifter

          10d

          @Val420 maybe you can wear earphones/earbuds without music the silence can soothe you.

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