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  1. #1
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    Hi Everyone

    Just wondered if there are any other people out there who have severe social phobia and can't work? For the last 5 years I've traded on ebay from home and been a very part time dog sitter/walker. I haven't worked officially yet and I'm 30 yrs old. :unsure:

    It would be great to be in contact with others with the same probs.

    Billie

  2. #2
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    Hi Billie

    Yea me too, I have severe Emetophobia (fear of vomiting) which as prevented me from working, I havent worked officially yet & I'm 41 in fact I still dont know what my purpose is in life, I'm so plagued by anxiety/fear/panic I cant think about anything else.

    yea it would be great to be in contact with you. (I thought I was the only one who has never worked, it helps to know I'm not alone)

    post me anytime

    JUdith xxxx

  3. #3
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    Hi Judith

    I'm sorry to hear of your problems with vomit phobia. I tried to pm you but it won't let me. Maybe you could try and pm me, thanks

    Billie xx

  4. #4
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    Hi Billie

    This forum wont let us pm I've tried it before.
    Do u have msn messenger?
    if u have we can chat on there!

    let me know .
    Thanks

    Judith
    xx

  5. #5
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    Hi Judith

    Yes I have msn messenger. Please add me. My addy is huffle_puff_house@yahoo.co.uk

    Look forward to chatting with you.

    Billie xx

  6. #6
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    Hi Billie

    Sorry I dissapeared on msn yesterday! my wheelie bin got blown over with the wind & I had to go rescue it!! I got into a panic cos of the germs ocd.

    look forward to chatting soon

    Judith xx

  7. #7
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    I am being pressured to get a job and because of my social anxiety im really nervous. Ive had a couple jobs before but they didn't last long because i couldn't handle the social pressure and would freak out. Does anyone have any job ideas where i wont have to directly work with customers or counting money (i get freaked out by the lines of customers then get afraid of making change and its not good).

  8. #8
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    i to have social phobia and it effects my work severly

  9. #9
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    Re: Anybody got severe social phobia and can't work?

    Hi Mr. Magoo,
    I manage to work, but just barely. It's horrible, I sweat and feel sick. My husband pushes me to work. I tell him I hate it because I do everything wrong and I hate being around people, but he says we need the money. I am suicidal by the end of the day,i really freak out about every interaction, everything I've said. I let my class go early yesterday and today I feel like I might as well of not of held class at all because they left about ten minutes early. I shouldn't have done it. I know better. I teach which may sound like an amazing feat with my social phobia and believe you me every day it is. If I could stay home I would, but I feel I have no choice because of money. So I force myself to do it but inside I'm a total wreck, sick, anxious, sweaty, I want to kill myself because I see no way out. Everyday I think how can I get out of this. I don't want to do it, but I feel trapped. Luckily I don't have to work everyday, although recently I have been because I can't say no, which is killing me inside. I know it's hard, hopefully you will be able to manage. Hang on with all will. I know it's hard, good luck. The best job might be to sit in front of a computer screen, maybe data entry or assembling something with is not hard and you can zone out. Tangle

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    Re: Anybody got severe social phobia and can't work?

    I work in a huge company with over 400 people and I have social phobia. I have been here over a year yet I have no friends. I am usually fine unless it comes to socializing I also sweat and often feel sick. I dont have anything to say and worry they will find me stupid and or uninteresting/ boring. I was hoping someone could help me with some suggestions or ice breaking tips so I can be more comfotable in the work place.

 

 

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