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MommaBear6

764d

Anyone get social anxiety? I have severe anxiety in general but it's terrible in social situations. How do you cope with it, besides staying in your home (like I currently do).

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    • PhoenixDown2334

      763d

      Hi I also have really bad social anxiety.. I used to keep water and peppermints with me at all times. I used to get so nauseous when it hit.. and that helped with it some.. but other than that i have no idea.. my starting point of working through it is this app tbh.. just commenting on things here and there lol

    • herballyfe420

      763d

      I either go with my bestie Kimi or smoke some ganja and a good all eye contact with everyone, it helps if I'm going somewhere to get something a friend needs. I'd do anything for my friends

    • hellogoodbye

      763d

      The only thing that has really worked for me are anxiety meds.. lol

      • MommaBear6

        763d

        @hellogoodbye I'm on some, not really helping lol

    • PhoenixDown2334

      763d

      Hi I also have really bad social anxiety.. I used to keep water and peppermints with me at all times. I used to get so nauseous when it hit.. and that helped with it some.. but other than that i have no idea.. my starting point of working through it is this app tbh.. just commenting on things here and there lol

      • MommaBear6

        763d

        @PhoenixDown2334 your more than welcome to msg me any time! I'm always looking to make feiends and get over my anxiety

    • lovemeli

      763d

      I'm sorry both mommabear and Kam, momma, I think maybe do smaller steps try smaller crowds smaller events or if you can go with someone to help distract you

    • kamsreader811

      763d

      ❤️ I understand my social anxiety I think is getting worse since the diagnosis and makes me feel uncomfortable around anyone including myself and those around me.

    • lovemeli

      763d

      I just started smiling more, I always have a grump don't mess with me face and it caused me to feel even more anxious because I did feel people where afraid to approach me or look at me, since I tried to look more approachable I have meet some nice people

      • MommaBear6

        763d

        @lovemeli I'm always smiling, even when in bad moods. I still shut down though 😔

    • AndiLeeRose

      764d

      I cope with it by listening to music.

    • cbhx13

      764d

      Same UGH. It’s so hard sometimes. Sometimes I anticipate it’ll be such a horrible thing & I’ll have to talk to people (so I basically set a low expectation), but once I get there and look around I notice people who also may feel uncomfortable and say huh I’m not the only one. That relaxes me a little and I forget about all the pressure I put on myself. Not sure if that helped but wanted to share

      • MommaBear6

        764d

        @cbhx13 I'll have to try that next time! What do you do if someone starts talking to you? I freeze up and stay silent 😔

        • cbhx13

          764d

          @MommaBear6 I always like to have topics written down ahead of time or things to talk about. A great thing to do is think of questions. If you constantly ask questions then you leave them with all the talking - how was your ride here? Where are you from? What’s your favorite part about living there?

    • Katya.z

      764d

      Hi! I cope with it by making a few close friends, and then have those friends, help you make friends by introducing you and their friend

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