So I'm what you'd probably consider an extrovert. I've always thought of myself that way at least. I have no problems talking to strangers and in fact my job is socializing with the public. Since I started university, however, I've been really struggling because of that evilest of all evils - the participation grade. I'm in my second year and didn't realize that I might actually have an anxiety disorder until today because, well, I thought I was just a bit shy. This is until my friend informed me that it is totally not normal to dread a discussion in class for weeks, and then if I even think about speaking break out into a sweat, get super nauseous, and have my heart threaten to explode out my chest. I dropped a class on pirates (PIRATES) because there were too many discussion groups and a three minute presentation which made me want to throw up right when I got the syllabus. Going to school in general makes me a bit queasy, which is ironic because when I'm stressed out I eat. It's a lose lose.
Anyways, I take great pleasure in the fact that if I do have an anxiety disorder there is medication I can take. I have zero qualms with chemicalizing all up in here, in fact I love a quick scientific fix. I was just wondering if anyone had suffered the same kind of thing as me (i.e. school related and not necessarily branching out from school - well at least not often) and as well if anyone suffering SAD at all has taken some sort of medication and gotten their hands to stop shaking. I'm seeing a doctor soon, I guess I just crave reassurance?
It's also kind of nice stumbling onto this site in general. Realizing you have an anxiety disorder is a lot more comforting when you realize that you're not alone.