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DarthMaul

560d

Ok so serious question here... I've always had social anxiety. But I've been able to live with it. Now since covid and being locked up for 2 years. My anxiety is out of control. I can barely even go to Walmart anymore. Has this happened to anyone else?

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    • joo

      560d

      @feather981520 same.... jesus🙏🙏🙏 !

    • feather981520

      560d

      breathing exercises! I had covid in 2021 for 6 weeks! Have lupus. ANYWAY.. you have to strengthen your lungs! I would almost pass out all the time now my lungs are strong again... start slow! If you over due it you will pass out! Count how many seconds you currently take a breath in and how many seconds you currently take a breath out... like mine right now is 6 seconds breathing in. And 12 seconds out! I started at 2 seconds in and 4 seconds out! Once a week go up 1 number in and 1 number out.

    • picklepuddles

      560d

      Yes! My social anxiety has definitely gotten worse since the pandemic.

    • Zoey_Val

      560d

      I am the same way as well I went to college worked in an office, always shopped and went out. I have health issues from Long Covid which includes high heart rate and fainting so a big part of it is fear for me when leaving the house and another part is that I have no energy and severe anxiety while driving or being in a store. I do keep pushing myself and have been starting out small like shopping close to home or only running a small errand. I always thought that Long Covid increased my anxiety but it definitely could just be all of it the pandemic as a whole and staying inside for a long period of time.

    • joo

      560d

      Yes.... it recently got worse. Prob due to covid i guess?

    • Kannakanina

      560d

      I’ve felt a lot of anxiety about being out in public since covid, not actually because of covid but because a lot of people take it less seriously than I do. I still wear an n95 and a good cloth mask on top of it if I have to be in public, but seeing people without a mask and hearing people act like nothing is different makes me feel a lot of extremely upsetting emotions. One thing I have found that helps is to at least take a daily walk. Even if it’s just around a block, being in the fresh air does help me and coming back knowing that ‘the outside’ isn’t dangerous helps me too. Nobody is alone in the physical and emotional toll the pandemic has taken on us, which differs person to person. Even if we lean on or believe in different things, we are all human and if the past couple of years has not impacted someone… I would honestly be worried about that person. Wishing everyone the best!

    • feather981520

      560d

      It's a fear of something... for me I lack confidence. I also suffer from vertigo and don't want to have an episode in front of people because it's horrible. Honestly if be so lost of it wasn't for my faith in Jesus. His love carries me when I'm weak. Wish you all the best of luck! We're all in this together.

      • joo

        560d

        @feather981520 same.... jesus🙏🙏🙏 !

    • feather981520

      560d

      Yes! It's normal. Emotions are a normal human thing. Just start with baby steps! That's what helps me! Start going to places that don't spike it. Build up slowly each week. Use walmart last on that list. Build your confidence. Once you get good at it then in the same day go to like 5 different places in 1 day from no panic to walmart watch the improvements!

    • Peachez

      560d

      Yes it has happened to me too where I can't get out the house too. Try to go out with someone.

      • Amythist

        560d

        @Peachez no support people, I cut them off due to depression

    • Amythist

      560d

      Definitely, I never leave my house and don’t want to.

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