Hey guys, I was reading up on the depression forum today and someone posted up a topic about
social anxiety which I related to a lot. It actually made me remember when this new therapist I have now told me that he thought that's where the majority of my problems were stemming from. He said he believed I am just really shy and suffer from social anxiety.
Although I really do have a tough time accepting that I have an illness, and I hate having to live with it.....I do have to admit that he was definetly right about that to an extent. In the past I would avoid going to parties/situations/even school because of my anxiety/fear of social situations. If a class I had involved a project that would involve going up in front of the class and doinga demonstration, I would withdraw from the class the next day once I found that out. I've passed up on going on a lot of trips/vacations with friends because I would get all worked up and nervous about being away from my home for that long. Not that I feel like it's compeltely safe here and I'm a hermit, its more like what am I going to do in a house upstate for a weekend? I wake up early everyday, what am I going to do in the mornings when everyone is still passed out? Stupid retarded thoughts like that consume me A LOT.
I guess my question would be, are these thoughts normal for someone who deals with social anxiety? And could it just be that my regular anxiety is so high right now that it's making my social anxiety that much worse? Because I've never really had this much trouble as I've had in the last 2 years, I feel like its just magnifying the problem or something