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Low level social aniety.

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humblesims Mon 13-Mar-17 18:14:30

I'm in my early 50's and going through the menopause. I have always suffered from low level social anxiety but have dealt with it OK up til recently. I dont go in for social gatherings much if I can avoid them and if there are things that I have to do that involve my social anxiety I just get on with it but will worry for a few days before hand and get a bit stressy. I run my own business running classes in my local area. I did this to make myself network with people in my field of expertise otherwise I would never meet up with any like minded people! I put up with the pre class stress usually but lately the anxiety seems to be more and I think its because of the menopause. I dont want to go to the GP because I dont want anti depressants (I'm not depressed) but I wondered if any MNers have any tips or remedies to help me just get on with my life and not worry about the (pretty simple) things I have to do.

PollyPerky Tue 14-Mar-17 12:49:17

It may be nothing to do with meno- just how you are? I suffer a bit like you (am using HRT) but to be honest find that the less I do, the worse the anxiety can become. I think you should try to push yourself a bit and see if you can overcome this by moving out of your comfort zone a bit. CBT might help- you can do some stuff online or there are good books out there - have a google!

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