My anxiety

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Hey, first time posting here. So i was diagnosed with social anxiety disorder in March or April (dont remember). It sucks having social anxiety because my worse symptom is if i start getting too anxious, i start to have a gagging feeling and sometimes my anxiety gets really bad that i actually start gagging. I also have panic attacks if i overthink too much which sucks. Im a 16yr old male if anyone wanted to know. My anxiety usually gets really bad going to school and just being in school. Im always worried that people are judging me and it sucks. I hold my feelings back which i regret so much even to this day. My thoughts are always out of order, sometimes my thoughts are normal but sometimes they can be most f*cked up thoughts someone has had. Im afraid that if i express myself, people would think im a freak but i always try remind myself that being different isnt bad. I just want to express all my thoughts and feelings and not be judged but its too bad i cant bc the way society was built. All i really need is someone or something to calm my thoughts and forget worrying. Having social anxiety sucks but sometimes i look at it as a challenge from life for something greater. Any response to this is greatly appreciated, thanks.

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    Hi Try not to worry. Being anxious is one of the side effects of being a teenager and striving to find one's identity. Just keep believing in yourself, your self worth and try to forget tht other people are judging you when in actual fact they may not be.

     

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      You are welcome. Please do not let eople get you down. You are young and impressionable. If yoiu arebeing bullied it is very important to tell someone be it parent, teacher, the Police, a clergy man or anyone. Do not react to anyone who is trying to bully you because that is what they want a reaction. This phase will pass believe it or not. There are forums for people who are being bullied but be careful. If you feel theatened just keep away. Do not disclose any personal information or send any selfies etc.

      ​Hope you do not mind my advising you. My son was bullied but when I reported this to the college the person concerned was dismissed losing his teaching job.

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    Hey! I know there really isnt much that can be said to help calm the situation that you are in or that you continue to go through. But I know a little bit of what it is like to have weird thoughts and like this weird urging to do something. I never actually do anything but its like the thought comes out of no where and I feel so weird about it. I have anxiety as well and it just came out of no where. I am 22 and I feel like this is something that I will have to live with for the rest of my life. I find the best support within my family and boyfriend and friends who listen. I cant say enough how much it makes me feel better and I calm down when I can just talk to someone about it. You might want to just go see a councilor about it. Even explain the weird thoughts. Dont be afraid to express yourself either. You are so young and there is so much living you have left to do. I believe that you can overcome this and I dont know how religious you are or if you have any preferences towards religion but I will pray for you. I am here to talk to if you need any open ears. 
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