Hi. Hope someone can help me.

I am 20 years old. I've had various problems which I think relate to anxiety for a long time, but ive always assumed it would go away. Thing is it has started to annoy me in recent months and i'd like it fixed.

For one, I get really nervous when I have to ring someone I dont know up on the phone. I actually rang up about a job a few hours ago and I could feel my heart racing. I couldn't get my words out properly. (i have a bit of a speech problem anyway. I cant help speaking really fast and people often ask me to repeat myself) possible related??

I also found myself becoming very anxious when a gil came onto me at a party recently. We went upstairs to a bedroom and I became so nervous that my mouth actually became dry for the 1st time in my life. These nerves meant that I couldn't get an erection. I made my excuses and left.

I really want to be able to live my life. Whatever is wrong with me is making me feel like life is just passing me by. I feel like a spectator rather than a player.

Please help.

Thx!
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replied July 20th, 2005
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Sounds like social anxiety. Or maybe your just really shy. I get that way too. I hate talking to people I don't know. The best way to do it is just force yourself. Maybe it will gat easier with time.
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replied July 20th, 2005
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Sounds like u need to come back when u have a real life debiliatating problem
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replied July 21st, 2005
anxietyfreak wrote:
sounds like u need to come back when u have a real life debiliatating problem


wow....

Thanks for your response zabrina.
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