Hey guys, so i've been talking to my therapist about medication for quite some time, she really wants me to start taking it. I am just really hesitant about the fact that I need medication to help my problem. I think it's just me being stubborn and not accepting the fact that I do have a problem and I need something more than just myself to help me out. Anyway, my therapist recommends that I take the SSRI med to help my social phobia. My social phobia isn't extreme. I'm able to go out and do daily activities, but my anxiety goes up around certain individuals that I don't know very well or feel comfortable around. I find myself completely avoiding eye contact or conversation with these individuals. I don't like being this way, I wish it were easier for me to interact with just anyone, but what comes naturally to me is being avoidant of certain situations :/. I think it may also have to do with being unsure of myself and lacking self confidence. I don't know how many other people here have a situation similar to mine, but if so I just wanted to know if medication helped you? Does it make it easier to talk to others? How do the meds make you feel? I know it's different for every individual, but I would like to hear the different experiences that people have from the SSRI meds.
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