Social anxiety disorder

What is Social anxiety disorder?

Social anxiety disorder is characterised by an inability to socialise freely owing to the fears and inhibitions possessed by the person. He or she might be hesitant to mingle with others fearing humiliation or an embarrassment.

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hi i am in my late 20s, suffering from social anxiety disorder, my heart starts pounding heart in interview and on stage (Public Speaking) ; i lose control over my words.. due to heart pounding. Heard about Beta blockers, but not sure which one to take.
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You can take beta blocker like propranolol. That would help to control somatic symptoms like increase heart beat, tingling sensation or tremor. With beta blocker, you can also try some antidepressant like paroxetine and benzodiazepine. That would help to...
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I've developed a crippling social anxiety disorder and cannot find a doctor who can prescribe me with anything effective. I've had success with amphetamines (personal experimentation) and had all socially anxious symptoms disappear. My doctor does not agree with prescribing amphetamines for my social anxiety, even though I know they help. I'm so down right now that I have already made the decision I'll get them on my own. My question is, if I take them at a low dose, will I develop tolerance?
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You have social anxiety disorder and are self medicating yourself with amphetamines. Amphetamines can increase wakefulness, alertness, concentration, motivation but they are not approved drugs for social anxiety disorder. These drugs can falsely improve symptoms...
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I fear a lot, always nervous, mind is full of anxious thoughts and these conditions exaggerates when i have to speak in front of people, meeting new people, going to new places, taking new responsibilities in job etc. This has caused my confidence to drop to a very low level and has made me a shy personality.I figured it out from some research on net that it is Social anxiety disorder. I am 27 and since childhood i have the above symptoms. One more thing i would like to say is that during my very early years i started masturbating and that too in high frequency. Also i lack facial hair at this age too. Is this due to over production of adrenaline which rushes my hear beat and cause me to panic in any situation. Please help. my life has become hell. I like to live alone and feel very isolated.
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Age 26
Height 6 feet
Weight 79 kg
No major problem throughout my life. But permanent headache is there and some issues of sinus

Thanks for your query.

I appreciate your efforts for medical consultation in so much distress.

Important aspects of your query are:

•     26 year old male
•     Known case of social anxiety disorder : self assessment
•     Complaints of: anxiety in new places and in presence of other person, excessive...
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Hi, I m shaik - 28 yrs old, working for a IT co., from past 2 year i m facing with somekind of anxeity and nervousness problem, Symptoms: suddenly i will get full swet ( eventhough i m in AC) my heart beat - increases more faster - i can t speak in this situation. mostly this occurs - whenever some one questions me, in meetings, in seminars - when ever i m talking with new peoples., ( but some times I can handle without any of these issues). Please suggest me how can I overcome with this.
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The problem you are having sweating, palpitations weakness etc is anxiety. This is happening in public meeting, in meeting with new people, in presenting seminars, in replying to questions etc. This is nothing but Social Anxiety Disorder. It is a common disorder...
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Hi I take zanax for social anxiety disorder and hydrocodone for back and neck pain, my doctor gave me gabapentin for bipolar 3 and pain, ive been taking it for a month now and I cant sleep at night I have muscle twitching and blurred vision sometimes, if I stop taking the gabapentin will it hurt me?
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I really appreciate your concern, I would like to say you that you can not stop taking the drug suddenly or at once but you can only stop the drug when you are asymptomatic not having any anxiety and depression.
What ever the symptoms you have may not be due to medicines but...
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I need some answers. I am severely depressed. I am 18 years old and living with my boyfriend of two years. I had finaly got a job but quit within the same week because I felt overwhelmed and stressed out because I had to talk to people and see people and just be in public. I don't like people, infact I'm scared of reality. I've always avoided social situations my entire life. I would make excuses so i could stay home from school. I ended up dropping out. I find myself still doing those things, I stay home nearly 24/7 and I'm terrified of having to change that. I try to tear my boyfriend from his friends so I can have him to myself. I have anger problems and I find it hard to empathize with anyone. I just hate people in general. One time my boyfriend said he "swears you have aspergers." What do you think is wrong with me?
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I have gone through your available history. As per the history you may have social anxiety disorder with depression. but avoidant personality disorder need to be rued out.
You should consult psychiatrist for detailed psychological evaluation and start...
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Hello. I have social anxiety. I used to be very outgoing and very fun... the past couple of years though I can barely go anywhere out in public. I can't eat at resturants, or speak infront of a crowd. I feel a lot of tension in my neck and feel like my face will have some kind of a muscle spasm. I don't know what to do...Can you help?
social anxiety disorder, you consult your psychiatrist fro the treatmaent, For social anxiety disorder, the most effective treatment currently available is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Medication may also be used to help ease the symptoms of social anxiety disorder so that CBT is...
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Hello, I am 25 years old male. I am suffering from social anxiety disorder from a very small age. From age 17 it has become a larger problem and it seems to increase day by day. I get feared at social functions, large people gathering, criticism, bully by people, girls, even I fear to attend my class and exam in fear of humiliation. What should i do? From this forum's public question I found that medications for social anxiety disorder cause erectile dysfunction. Please help me from my cursed life.
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Social anxiety is one of common anxiety disorder. The symptoms like fear of social function, difficulty in large gathering, fear of criticism, difficulty in talking to girls, exam fear are really humiliating. The treatment of social anxiety consists of both...
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I am 22 yo female. I am diagnosed with adhd , depression , and general/ social anxiety disorder .I constantly feel tired/lazy... But I hate this feeling. I am 5 6 , 120 pounds, and pretty fit. I WANT to have the energy/ motivation to enjoy my twenties while accepting responsibilities that come with being an adult. Could this be a thyroid problem?
Welcome on HMC

For ADHD, anxiety and depression cupping therapy (alternative treatment in USM) is having fruitful results. Also go for thyroid profile as ruled out thyroid problem. You should try for cupping treatment.

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Dr izhar
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