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Feeling very anxious with people around

MakUSA

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I haven’t write here for a while. I had my anxiety somehow managed lately, for several months, with some short episodes here and there. One of the things that I tried and think is working is the hobbies that I found, such as droning, photography, creating videos, I also signed up to advance Excel classes. I do feel good but I notice something that pretty new to me.

When I am alone, I feel somehow better, but when I engaged in conversation with two-three people, I can feel my anxiety is arriving. Even though the people I talk too are pretty light, very good for conversation, after 15 minutes I start feeling anxious, shaky, lightheaded, my eyes are twitching and I can’t stay still, I feel very uncomfortable and I can't wait for them to leave so I can relax. Does anyone had that before? It makes me think that I won’t be able to socialize after all this Covid is done and everything comes back to normal.

Does enjoying being alone and not wanting to hang out with more than one person makes me losing the battle with the anxiety? I am not trying to be dramatic but this is pretty new to me, and I don’t like it at all.
 

MainerMikeBrown

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MakUSA, are you currently seeing a therapist, and if so, do you think psychotherapy could help you to learn how to stay calm when you are with other people?
 

Joe diesel 09

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I've been like this the last yr or so. I like to b by myself. I've always been a little wonky like that but it's worse now. In person or on the phone it doesn't matter, just want to b by myself most of the time. It's not the covid scare causing it, I'm just more relaxed by myself.
 

MakUSA

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I haven't seeing a therapist yet, but I am considering a lot. Maybe that will help.

Thank you both for your answers
 

Joe diesel 09

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I haven't seeing a therapist yet, but I am considering a lot. Maybe that will help.

Thank you both for your answers
It seems, I can tolerate, for lack of a better term, my immediate family fine. Unless some of them are bickering or arguing. But folks who aren't close to me I can't be around for very long. I start getting very nervous, lightheaded, crawly scalp(which is a rather new symptom) and I start stumbling over my words. And that's not good because I have to be around the public a lot. I'm a self employed diesel mechanic and my ability to interact with others is a must. I feel pretty good on my own but if the customer sticks around to watch or something I lose my focus and start feeling bad. Once it gets to that point, I start rambling to try and take my mind off my symptoms. I get angry with myself sometimes over it. I think it's normal for us to naturally want to be left alone I guess. Im getting to where I dislike even talking on the phone, can text fine, but on the phone or face to face I get anxious. I've never been real peoply anyway but the last couple yrs it's gotten worse and the last yr especially. I check on my boys and talk to my wife throughout my day or my helper at the shop but when somebody comes up, deep inside myself, I just almost want to hide. Im not afraid of anyone. It's not a fear thing or somethin, I just simply want to be left alone or be with those who are close to me.
But I can communicate through text just fine. Just don't care much for dealin with people anymore. At all.
But I can communicate through text just fine. Just don't care much for dealin with people anymore. At all. I know it will set off my symptoms.
 
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