Our expert says:
SOunds exactly like a variation of Social Anxiety Disorder, in which one becomes very anxious in specific social settings when other people may be paing attention to you, just as you describe. Pax is simply a sedative, and while it would make you feel calmer, it does have the disadvantage in longer-term use of potential dependency. I don't consider Biral effective for anything. And diet doesn't seem to influence this conditon.
BUT, the good news is that it can be fairly easily controlled, and potentiall even cured ( a word one hesitates to use ) by proper therapy. Some medications otherwise also used to treat Depression help Social Anxiety symptoms, and ideally should be coupled with specifically CBT, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, an excellent technique with loads of good research proving it's effectiveness and lasting benefits. It very sp[ecifically would focus on the anxiety, the situations which trigger it off, the automatic thoughts and assumptions you make at that time, and you would unlearn the whole pattern of getting anxious in these situations in which there is no need to be anxious. Your GP may know a shrink providing CBT, or the Anciety/Depression sSupport Group ( number on this page ) could also help as they list many, though not all, shrinks who can provide this method of treatment.
Do keep contact through this forum, and let us know of your progress.
After a relatively short period on the right combination of treatments, you will at lasty become free to become a celebrity, and enjoy signing autographs for the admiring crowd !
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