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Hi, I've just been pointed in this direction via a doctor to read up on my condition.
I am terrified of speaking on the phone, nervous about speaking to people face to face and totally avoid both as much as I possibly can. I hardly see friends, and when I do I worry for days, sometimes weeks about whether they like me, whether I acted weird, looked weird, said something wrong... Even when I'm out and about I worry that people are looking at me and thinking that I am walking or breathing weird, and I concentrate so hard on doing them that I forget what the normal way to do them IS and end up hardly being able to breathe or walk at all.
I absolutely cannot go to my GP, I couldn't even imagine talking to him about any of this...or anything at all for that matter!
I wrote him a letter a few months ago but heard nothing back!
Every website, forum etc tells me to talk to my gp but I just can't! So I spoke to an online doctor, and felt so relieved that I could talk to a doctor, who could inform my gp about what is going on.
Do you know what they said? Go back to my GP as it sounds like I have social anxieties. Well thanks a lot! I feel like no-one is listening to me and I'm spiralling lower and lower.
The online doctor told me that she will also write to my gp to inform him of what we have discussed. What is he going to do? Call me?
Has anyone else been in this situation? It's so hard to find help when you can't even TALK to anyone about it, I just don't know what to do anymore!
Sorry for the rant, I felt so relieved when I found a doctor that I could email, and now I feel worse than ever.
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