Advice and support please :(

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Today I have a lot to do and I woke up feeling very shaky and a little but nauseous, tonight I'm having some friends over for Chinese food and games, even though I know I'll enjoy this I feel nothing but dread... I was recently knocked back on my progress with social anxiety after an unexpectedly bad reaction to fluoxetine, since then I've come off the medication but still haven't regained my confidence completely, please give me some advice on how to get through my day of preparations and social encounters!

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    It's truly horrible.When I have friends to meet up with, I worry about it for days.I mean, they're my friends, so why am I feeling like this!? Do they know about your anxiety issues?
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      one of them does know how I am but the other two I'm not so close to so I'm not sure if they know the extent of it.. the worst part is knowing that nothing will go wrong but feeling like everything will anyway rolleyes
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      Do you get physical symptoms? That's my main fear.If I meet friends at a bar, I'm always worried about them seeing me shake when I hold my glass.
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      yeah, I get nauseated and dizzy, sometimes I'll sweat a bit more than usual so I worry about people thinking I smell bad or that they'll see sweat on my clothes or something like that >_
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      I try thinking of how good the evening will be.I know it's easier said than done.I've suffered for years.How long did you try the meds for?
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      I've been thinking about it all day but somehow the negative thoughts creep in there and I'm back to square one rolleyes

      I was only on medication for a few days, I got extremely ill and had to stop taking them because I could barely function

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      Yeah, the negativity always seems to win.Try to keep yourself busy.I'm taking propranolol.It's made me feel like I'm walking around in a daze! Sorry I can't give you any advice.
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      usually it helps to pull up fluff from the carpet with masking tape but unfortunately I used it all haha

      thanks for talking with me anyway, it does help to just talk sometimes

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