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Anxiety is a symptom, not a disease.. More than likely the medication you're using has a lot to do with the symptom you're experiencing. As much as I depended on the same medicine to control anxiety the worse the anxiety became and the more dependent I became.
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ETA: You are asking what you are dealing with and it is usually a chemical imbalance in your brain that causes social anxiety disorders. I am not a medical professional, but this isn't your fault. It is a physical problem that often requires a medical solution.
When the body is faced with immediate danger, the brain orders the autonomic nervous system to activate the ‘flight-or-fight’ response. The body is flooded with a range of chemicals, including adrenaline, that trigger physiological changes. For example, heart rate and breathing are accelerated and blood is shifted to the muscles to prepare for physical combat or running away.
A panic attack is said to occur when the ‘flight-or-fight’ response is triggered but there is no imminent danger. A person may experience the symptoms of a panic attack in harmless and apparently stress-free situations, such as watching television or while asleep.
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I find it very easy to type, have been typing inane thoughts out on Internet for about ten years now.
I never have to meet you, I never have to look you in the eyes and never have to feel you looking me in the eyes. Which is awesome because I can't maintain eye contact for more than a couple split seconds.
I will never feel judgment here like I do IRL.
Even so, I can't get into the real nitty gritty on here.edit on 24-11-2013 by Chukkles because: (no reason given)
So I've been affected by this for most of my life starting pre teen. I never knew exactly what it was, I just thought I was highly depressive.
It affects me in all areas of my life and part of it is that I avoid most if not all confrontation and pretty much avoid getting close to anyone.
I have a select couple of friends that I can't talk to as openly as I want.
I've avoided taking my self to the doctors about it the entire time, 21 years.
So I had a bit of a break, I found myself needing to get this sorted for whatever reasons.
I was really quite irratic in the doctors office, he told me he can't help me but I'd get sent a questionnaire by the people that can.
That was a week ago now and I'm absolutely losing it, how can anyone professional think its acceptable to do this to someone who suffers from anxiety.
I haven't spoken to anyone about it yet as I still don't know exactly what I can tell them (mostly mean my parents here).
I'm going a bit mad and needed to vent.