Feeling stupid around people

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Is feeling stupid, and questioning your self around people a sign of anxiety?

I am usually very sociable, but since I have started to backslide, I am less confident, more jittery and nervously jumpy. Being around people I get so jittery, and afterwards very fatigued and spent.

This does not feel like the real me. Has anyone felt the same way, and has Citalopram helped it?

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    Yes! It's the anxiety. Anxiety makes me feel exactly the same. It's soul destroying!

    I was confident and comfortable in my own skin till anxiety started, it undermines everything.

    I'm 12 weeks on 40 mg of citalopram and am feeling much better, not perfect but not anxious.

    Hope this helps🙂

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      Hi Angie

      Thank you very much. It is so hard to be a person that you know is not the real you.

      My doctor also wants me on 40 mg, which is the dose I recovered on 10 years ago. Unlike most on this forum, she believes that my current dosage of 25 mg is not enough.

      I have to climb slowly though.

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    Yes. Much the same. People take a lot of effort and sometimes it's hard to reconcile what was and where you are now. I am starting to feel a little more comfortable around people in small doses. Not quite ready to party, but certainly better than I was, when I don't have a headache wink
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