I mentioned this is the "How Do Grown-Ups Makes Friends" thread, I think I have a social anxiety (or maybe general anxiety) disorder. I can't take being around people/talking to people (unless I know them really well, like my partner or mom). My heart starts pounding, my hearing goes weird, my hands start shaking and sweating, my head starts spinning and I can't think staight, let alone talk.
I'd like to hear from any mamas who have a similar problem. How do you cope? Do you take medication? What kind? Do you find it helps? If you're not comfortable posting here you can PM me.
I'm kind of leery about going on medication (for a few reasons, which may not make any sense to anyone but me), but I think it may be nessesary. My anxiety makes it hard for me to live a "normal" life. I feel like I'm going to be dead of a heart attck by 30 or something. :(