This story is about a small boy who was suffering from social anxiety from birth. His parents tried a lot and helped him to overcome this anxiety. They took him to public parks and tried many medical treatments. Their doctors mentioned that there should be people around him so that he can overcome anxiety. Read this story to know how this boy became a man and dealt with his social anxiety…
“People around you won’t harm…” It took me 15 years to understand this thing. Hi, I am David. I was 9 years old when I realized I am suffering from some kind of problem. But I don’t know what.
Whenever I see people around me, I start taking deep breaths and felt insecure (Basically, those were minor panic attacks). I do not know the reason why it happened. But I had no control over myself.
I never gave a party to my friends. Because I was scared of gathering. My parents use to narrate the story that when I was 5 years old, they invited my close friends and their parents. Just a small get-together of 20–25 people. But I wasn’t able to handle such a small crowd. My parents use to worry a lot about this situation. He consulted a hypnotherapist and a psychiatrist for this problem as well. But no result came out.
Almost 19–20 years passed the same way. I started isolating myself from people. I had grown up with a puppy that we adopted from one of the adoption centers in New York near our home. He is my friend when I was 10 years old. My dad gifted me on my birthday. We named him Dav-boy since he was bought on my birthday. I trained him with Neil. He is one of the best dog trainers in New York. My dog was given behavioral training and was trained for basic commands.
I was 24 years old when I was asked to attend my closest friend’s marriage function. I tried to give my best presence. I attended 1 function with my parents. During the 2nd function, my anxiety overruled me. I got the first major panic attack of my life. I went home, took my medicines, and was back to normal in 3 hours.
One of the guests at the wedding was an acupuncturist. They suggested my friend to take me to the acupuncturist. I was scared of this treatment. I wasn’t sure will this work or not?
But then my friend convinced me and took me to an acupuncturist. Thin needles were inserted and sometimes electric acupuncture was also used to give the result. My anxiety feelings were altered. I started feeling better. Now, I am working as an event manager. Thanks to my friend who dragged me out of this childhood fear. He was always the epitome of friendship in my life. But this time he did which I believe very rare people do this.