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Suggest treatment for social anxiety

I am male 35 suffering from a strange type of mental ailment.
my problem is when i am in presence of other people i feel uncomfortable and i feel contractions in my facial muscles specially in cheeks muscles. facial muscles become so stiff that even i try lot i cant make it normal.

I am suffering from this problem since more than 15 years. i was diagnosed before with various mental disorder namely social phobia panic disorder, mood disorder etc etc , i took medications such as serlift, flunxol cymbalta etc in India and Dubai.

non of them relieved my problem flunxol helps me to some extent but i discontinued due severe side effects.



my problem is also highly related with sleep my problem become to sever when ever i sleep in day time or take a nap in day time.with increase of anxiety and irritation as well.



I need your opinion regarding my problem since i heard lot about you recently.

Wed, 14 Jan 2015
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Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your details. I suggest you not to worry much. I can understand you. Social anxiety is a common problem. Anxiety is fear without base and your health related anxiety is a bit more troubling. Social anxiety can produce weird symptoms along your body which may not have any scientific explanation. You should be aware that your symptoms are clearly due to anxiety and obsession. Your problemis not due to sleep deprivation, but sleep deprivation can heighten your anxiety response. Exercise, yoga, meditationand psychotherapy shouldd be practiced along with medication for streamlining thinking process and life style. Cure is sure.

You need counseling and psychotherapy. I shall provide you with the required counseling and psychotherapy techniques online, to overcome these problems. Please describe the whole problem in detail and post a direct question to me.

Hope this answers your query. Available for further clarifications.
Good luck.
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