Continuing my last post which you can find here.
Last night I spoke of my experiences with anxiety. I’ve decided to leave one experience which is again really rotated around generalised anxiety. This experience was my first one with social anxiety.
A few weeks ago I went to London with my family. (I suppose you can see where this is going) As we were about half an hour from the city, we had to travel on trains and tubes on the underground. I was fine for the first 2 days but as we got to the 3rd day, London was so ridiculously busy that I couldn’t hold it together in the masses and masses of people. Again, my breath seemed harder to obtain and my chest became tight and the tears burst through.
I can’t even begin to stress how much it freaked me out. Thankfully, my mum caught on and helped me slow down my breathing. If this ever happens to anyone of you, please please ask a friend to help you catch your breath or to help you slow it down so you can follow their breathing. This really helped me out and I definitely recommend you do this too.
Something I have held off for a very long time is going to visit a GP or doctor. As soon as you think something is wrong, please go and see someone or talk to someone about it. I have people I can talk to this matter about and they’ve been absolutely brilliant to help me out in the times I’ve wanted to research what was really happening.
Here I have a link to G.A.D – click here . I haven’t managed to find one for social but as soon as I find one I will be sure to let you all know.
My next piece of advice is letting your friends know but keeping it quiet. There have been times where I have let things get out of hand with me talking about it to my friends. I recommend only telling friends you feel comfortable with them knowing. Also, explain a little how you’re feeling and if you have been to the doctors and they’ve told you what you’re dealing with, explain it to your friends but maybe only mention it once.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. It can be about anything and I’ll be more than happy to reply.
Thank you for reading! Have a lovely day :’)