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    I think I am on the right page. Its about social phobia.

    I like to talk to poeple. In the house. Thats all.

    Even if someone calls,a visitor or relation, i can talk forever--- wondering if someone will ask me to SHUT UP or words to that effect
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    Normaly a relation will phone and ask if we would like to go out for a meal, or for a drive out to a park etc.
    When the time comes------------- No, i cannot go. I am breathing in and out of a paper bag upsairs.

    As for holidays,thats another story. Can't go now, don't want to go anyway. (so got out of that one)

    I have tablets to take to help. I have been taking the same one for years. they are not working now.
    I hope folk on here think i am miserable but I am not.

    I just wondered if anyone else has the same problem.


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    Re: magic

    It might be worth talking to your Gp about a change in medication, counselling and CBT. You probably already have, but it's worth doing it again.

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    Re: magic

    Quote Originally Posted by Magic View Post
    I think I am on the right page. Its about social phobia.

    I like to talk to poeple. In the house. Thats all.

    Even if someone calls,a visitor or relation, i can talk forever--- wondering if someone will ask me to SHUT UP or words to that effect
    .
    Normaly a relation will phone and ask if we would like to go out for a meal, or for a drive out to a park etc.
    When the time comes------------- No, i cannot go. I am breathing in and out of a paper bag upsairs.

    As for holidays,thats another story. Can't go now, don't want to go anyway. (so got out of that one)

    I have tablets to take to help. I have been taking the same one for years. they are not working now.
    I hope folk on here think i am miserable but I am not.

    I just wondered if anyone else has the same problem.


    I was diagnosed with 'social phobia' when I was about 12. Turns out it's because I'm autistic.

    My school report always said 'Doesn't interact' - which totally confused my parents because I was very loud at home and was invariably in trouble for 'showing off'. I wasn't - it was just a release, and one I was unable to control..

    Can't do phone conversations. Thank God for texting and e-mailing eh! This is how I do 'socialising'.

    I do have an internal script of things to say if I'm spoken to in the street but I don't always use the right one. Oops!

    Good morning!

    Yes, me too! That kind of thing.

    Writing/typing gives my brain chance to search for the right response...

    Th social thing used to be an issue for me. Well, it was an issue for over 40 years to be honest, but once I got my diagnosis and I understood that my social issues are in the hard-wiring so to speak - I just accepted it and I no longer beat myself up for being socially inept. I'm loved and accepted by those who matter, and that'll do me.
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    Re: magic

    I certainly don't think that you're miserable, magic. You're distressed by how you feel about "socialising" outside but you're happy to socialise in your own home, on safe ground so is that social phobia or a fear of going out and away from your home?

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    Yes. I think going away from home, with my husband i am ok, The last time we went anywhere was last Christmas , Had to come back in the afternoon i felt so ill. The law was we could visit and stay over. Felt awfull. It's always the same. goodness knows whats going to happen this year. Thank you for your replys x
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