social Anxiety why??? How can I get help? Is there a cure??
Hi everybody, I just wanted to someone to talk to that might understand.
I'm at work as usual. I'm a caseworker so my job is to have lots of contact with the public and communicate effective with my co-workers.. I do try everyday if i get fired this will be just another job I have lost due to my social anxiety. Honeslty I don't even know how I got this job or have made it so far in life period all the anxiety, nervousness and fear i feel or freezing up and says i'm just totally silent feeling so uncomfortable or out of place. and wondering why everybody else just seems to be enjoying conversating with people and do it with such ease. To me that is a skill I wonder if i ever will acquire and it seems like my social anxiety just gets worse and worse the older I get or is it that I notice more of what I do when I'm trying to communicate.. Either way honestly. I just want my life to be normal. well what my definition of normal is anyway for a family.. because of my social anxiety im not close to anyone in my family meaning I haven't seen or spoken to people in 10 or more years and because of my social anxiety my kids suffer they don't know their cousins, etc.... does anybody know how I can be cured or what i should do. I don't want to continue to live this way.
Lady, I am not sure the scope of it, but I have been on Lexapro for a while, and though my largest issue is not social anxiety, it did help with it. One thing that helped too was going out with people I knew and trusted. I know it is hard, and my kids have suffered greatly due to my wife. She has a handful of serious mental issues, social anxiety is right up there with the schizophrenia she has. For over a decade I have tried to get her out of the house to make some friends in our area, and for three months it was possible. She had been taking seriquol(SP?), but It has had a LOT of negative things come out lately about it. There are medications that can help, but if you can, try to do it without medication. If all else fails, keep your kids as your motivation. God Bless and help you dear.