You just got to the party, but now, for some reason, you want to book it the heck out of there! Meeting new people? No, thanks. Eating in public? Forget it. Speaking in front of a group (even if it’s a group of three)? Not a chance. That’s social anxiety—and a lot of us suffer from it. It’s especially common among those of us with chronic biotoxin illnesses or any sort of cognitive disorder. We know that those pesky bacteria (like the kind that cause Lyme) and viruses can affect our brains, so it probably doesn’t surprise you to learn that social anxiety can be one of the manifestations. This symptom unites many of us—so you’re definitely not alone, even if you feel that way! If you find yourself totally avoiding or dreading social interactions, talk to your practitioner. Different types of therapy and mindfulness training can be helpful. Herbal and nutritional supplements, such as passionflower, kava, and lysine (L-lysine plus L-arginine) have also showed promise. Some adaptogens and remedies that offer adrenal support can help because they may regulate hormone levels and leave you feeling less stressed. Social support is key to healing, but first, you have to feel up for it!
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How many others are overthinking what to write on here because one of the symptoms they listed is social anxiety?
does anyone else have really bad social anxiety ? I hate it. I damn near have panic attacks just by standing in line at the grocery store. And I FREAKOUT even when the cashier asks me if I want a receipt. I feel like I'm the only one who goes through this. I dont like it at all. I just really want some advice 😔
Does anyone here have social anxiety and it affects you daily? What are some ways you deal with it?
grateful for the years of work it took me to recover from schizophrenia, severe social anxiety, and severe OCD. in high school I could truly barely function day to day or get work done. I would barely take care of myself, believe people were watching me, and that bad things would always happen if I didn’t do a compulsion. I am happy to say I’m formally undiagnosed with those:)