Hi This is my first time doing anything like this but it’s neccessary because I feel Like I have no one to turn to. I don’t want to burden my family with my problems and I’m too embarrassed to to tell my fairly new boyfriend and friends. I really feel like anxiety is taking over my life. I have social anxiety and GAD, I avoid going into shops sometimes or ordering take away food on my own because it makes me so anxious. I’m an English teacher working abroad and I pushed myself out of my comfort zone to try to steer my life on a better direction but the anxiety is trying to make me fail in my quest for a normal life. Strange but I don’t get anxiety when I teach, because it’s my passsion. I get very anxious when I have to have a meal out with people because I feel like they’re watching me eat. I’m petit so I guess I think people are judging me because I’m so small. It makes me paranoid. My working hours sometimes don’t allow for me to have meals at the time I wish ( Im paranoid that if I don’t eat at a certain time, I will pass out or faint) then I get nausea in my stomach and the cycle continues. Is there anyone out there who has a similar experience? It doesn’t matter if not, I’m just happy to speak to anyone or be here for someone if they’re going through a difficult time. You’re not Alone.