I suffer from this as well. I will go out in public but I have anxiety attacks a lot where there are too many people and things like that. I also constantly am afraid of what people are thinking about me. I am fine at work, but in social settings it is terrible. My psychologist thinks I have agoraphobia AND social anxiety. I don't know about the social anxiety thing, because I am fine talking to people, but on the inside I am paranoid that they don't like me or are thinking bad things about me.
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, prednisone, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, buspar, trazodone, multi V, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP
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