| | Re: Shynesss
I know what you're going through
I have social anxiety and when I get in large crowds or around people I dont know I get really nervous. Especially when I'm called on in class.
I get shortness of breath, my chest feels like a rock is sitting on it, my hands and legs feel like jelly as if I have no control over them,I start to shake all over(that one is REALLY noticable), my throat tightens up, I get hot spells, blood rushes to my head so I feel light headed...I could go on and on...
I take some meds for it and also some because I'm bipolar. Most of the time they help but I still have to work through them. Its all about the thought process. (at least for me) I have to think: people are NOT looking at me, they are not laughing /talking behind my back, there is nothing wrong with me, (and this one is really hard for me) if I embarrass myself its no big deal...half the stuff I'm worried about is probably stuff other people arent even noticing.I also have to think what ever happens happens...I can live with it...its not the end of the world.
I also help myself by taking deep breaths and just thinking relaxing thoughts...I know...it sounds impossible at the time BUT it does work if you apply yourself to it.
hope this helped!