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Welcome, Archetype!
You seem very intelligent and on-the-ball, and I have no doubt that you will make your dreams a reality :-). I can't really help you with the cost of various medicines, as I have only ever been on Prozac, but I would like to tell you about something that a good guy friend of mine shared with me about himself. I think you might find it interesting...

One day, I was talking with my friend. We were talking about the notion of souls and other things like it. He asked me where I thought the soul was housed. I pointed to where I thougt it was, and then he pointed to where he thought it was. Can you guess to which part of his body he pointed? Give up? He pointed to his eyes :-). He made reference to a very famous quote (one that I have also heard, and happen to strongly agree with): "The eyes are the doorway to the soul." I then commented, "So that's why you frequently wear sunglasses." He told me that he actually wears sunglasses primarily to shade his eyes from the sun because, like me, his eyes are very sensitive to sunlight. He added, though, that he will also wear them if he doesn't want people to look into his eyes...and see deep into his inner world/soul. Interesting, huh?

I do know that many people with social anxiety do tend to avert their eyes when they are talking with people. I have always been reserved, and maybe even a bit socially anxious, and I tend to do the same thing, so I know what you and other people who suffer with anxiety are talking about.

This said, I'm not sure that you tendency to avert your eyes is a physical problem so much as a nervous habit. Of course, I'm not a doctor, so I could never diagnose you.

I just wanted to share that piece of my life with you, and wish you the best in finding what's right for you :-). I'm sure that you will find a solution.

Colleen
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Welcome, Archetype!
You seem very intelligent and on-the-ball, and I have no doubt that you will make your dreams a reality :-). I can't really help you with the cost of various medicines, as I have only ever been on Prozac, but I would like to tell you about something that a good guy friend of mine shared with me about himself. I think you might find it interesting...

One day, I was talking with my friend. We were talking about the notion of souls and other things like it. He asked me where I thought the soul was housed. I pointed to where I thougt it was, and then he pointed to where he thought it was. Can you guess to which part of his body he pointed? Give up? He pointed to his eyes :-). He made reference to a very famous quote (one that I have also heard, and happen to strongly agree with): "The eyes are the doorway to the soul." I then commented, "So that's why you frequently wear sunglasses." He told me that he actually wears sunglasses primarily to shade his eyes from the sun because, like me, his eyes are very sensitive to sunlight. He added, though, that he will also wear them if he doesn't want people to look into his eyes...and see deep into his inner world/soul. Interesting, huh?

I do know that many people with social anxiety do tend to avert their eyes when they are talking with people. I have always been reserved, and maybe even a bit socially anxious, and I tend to do the same thing, so I know what you and other people who suffer with anxiety are talking about.

This said, I'm not sure that you tendency to avert your eyes is a physical problem so much as a nervous habit. Of course, I'm not a doctor, so I could never diagnose you.

I just wanted to share that piece of my life with you, and wish you the best in finding what's right for you :-). I'm sure that you will find a solution.

Colleen



I appreciate the thoughtful reply and story. I'm pretty sure it's a phy. issue, but another board mentioned it could be related to the nerological system as well, which seems doubtful but possible. I think in some way shape or form everyone is apprehensive at looking at certain people, but they never think or get the same reactions I do. Quite a few city bus drivers will have shades on in the middle of winter but that seems to be a preventive issue. Looking back, I guess I can understand the causes of the issue, but can't pinpoint exactly what is happening. When I got my first and only job, for like the first 6-8 months I can remember not having any problems, but then for the next year and a half plus I started to get the same kind of problems again. Maybe getting a first job lifted my spirits a bit and I just reverted back...I can't say for sure. :confused: