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Hello, I hope my question doesn't sound flippant to those of you who suffer very badly with this, but I am confused about my own illness right now and am just trying to figure some stuff out in my head.
My doctor keeps trying to treat me for my anxieties (and depression). But I feel it's more than that (maybe!). I certainly have them. I know I suffer from social anxiety quite a bit. I've looked up the symptoms and most of them are very familiar to me. HOWEVER!! They aren't always present. Some are, like if I had to stand up in front of a room full of people and give a talk. That anxiety never goes away. But it's probably not as bad as it was when I was younger. I think age has helped with that. But significantly, the intensity of most of the social anxieties I have can rise and fall, or even disappear completely, depending on how I am feeling within myself at a particular time. So, for example, sometimes I can't bring myself to pick up the phone to make a query on the electric bill, but other times I can 'happily' complain to the person at the other end until I get the matter sorted. Sometimes I find it hard to say hello to a stranger passing in the street, but other times if I see 'red' over something (like a car parked on the yellow zig zag lines outside the school entrance...a pet hate of mine!) I will actively engage in a confrontation.
My question is....is it possible for someone who is suffering from 'pure' anxiety (and not an additional disorder too) to pick fights with strangers?!!
I would really appreciate some clarity on this. Thanks.
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