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View Poll Results: How did your existence on sauk come to be?
I did a google 28 56.00%
A friend recommended it 1 2.00%
NHS website 0 0%
A link from a support website 1 2.00%
The BBC article about social anxiety 1 2.00%
I was born on sauk 4 8.00%
A MH professional recommended it 1 2.00%
Youtube 0 0%
I can't even remember 11 22.00%
I was born on sauk 0 0%
I read something about it on a toilet wall 0 0%
Other 3 6.00%
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Old 27th September 2018, 20:25
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Default How did your existence on sauk come to be?

How did you find out about sauk?
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Old 27th September 2018, 20:37
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I wish I had read about it in a toilet wall! We'll have to start that.


I actually really don't remember, I think I might have searched for social anxiety websites when I first realised it was what I was suffering from.
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Old 27th September 2018, 20:43
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Think I found it from googling stuff on social anxiety just generally.
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Old 27th September 2018, 21:13
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I believe I googled something like "anxious when neighbours see me in my garden"
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Old 27th September 2018, 21:14
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The BBC article.
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Old 27th September 2018, 21:18
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Some time in the last century I came across a social anxiety site by googling shyness and insanity. I am not sure if it was called SAUK back then. I found the American site too but they scared me even more.
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Old 27th September 2018, 21:23
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I was looking for sex addicts uk but came here by mistake, then I saw how cool everyone was so I stuck around.
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Old 27th September 2018, 21:33
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I had cbt with a lovely therapist who said he used to come on here when he had SA and other problems, he sent me the link.
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Old 27th September 2018, 21:41
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^ That's got me remembering. Can anyone remember the guy that used to post on here not so long ago. He was a counsellor. What was his username?
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Old 27th September 2018, 21:55
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^Do you mean Ajax Amsterdam?
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Old 27th September 2018, 21:56
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YES! Now I remember what happened
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Old 27th September 2018, 21:59
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Default Re: How did you existence on sauk come to be?

I was at my lowest ebb and had just moved to East Midlands when I googled out of desperation, trying to find some sort of resource. SAUK appeared and although I was terrified (as I'd never encountered an online forum previously), I joined and my life was saved. Everything has been improving since then.
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Old 27th September 2018, 22:16
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I can't remember, but I had previously used a forum for a particular game, which used the same software, so I felt comfortable slotting in.
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Old 27th September 2018, 22:18
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I can't remember, but I had previously used a forum for a particular game, which used the same software, so I felt comfortable slotting in.
Tetris?
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Old 27th September 2018, 22:34
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I first came here so long ago that I might not have even used Google to search.
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Old 27th September 2018, 22:40
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^
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Old 27th September 2018, 22:45
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Flipping heck! that takes me back!
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Old 27th September 2018, 22:56
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I remember signing up to a load of SA related sites but this one was the best
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Old 27th September 2018, 23:20
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^ That's got me remembering. Can anyone remember the guy that used to post on here not so long ago. He was a counsellor. What was his username?
He's doing okay

I Googled something about thinking people were staring at me when I walked down the street and a post from here came up in the search.
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Old 27th September 2018, 23:47
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^ thanks for the update on Ajax. A lovely fella - glad he’s okay
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Old 28th September 2018, 00:18
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Tetris?
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Old 28th September 2018, 00:44
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My crew mutinied and marooned me here...bastards.
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Old 28th September 2018, 00:50
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Default Re: How did your existence on sauk come to be?

Back in 2007 there was an article in Metro on social anxiety which described me down to a T. I decided to look on the internet (which I'd never used til then) to find out more and eventually stumbled on to this place.
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Old 28th September 2018, 08:11
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My crew mutinied and marooned me here...bastards.
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Old 28th September 2018, 08:34
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I actually don't know

Because I have a small small group of friends that know I'm a bit ...socially awkward and that I've either been on here or am on here.

Then I've got another couple of folk that know nothing about this, yet I only spoke to these before coming onto this forum...

soo I don't know who the hell got me here, maybe it was one of my unemployed 3am google trips
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Old 28th September 2018, 08:55
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I opened a fortune cookie that said "You might get hit by a car, or join SAUK", weird eh?
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Old 28th September 2018, 11:18
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Default Re: How did your existence on sauk come to be?

I recall a local newspaper article about how some people actually fear socialising and always avoid the work's night out,..
I immediately felt a bit of relief as up till then I'd always felt I was probably insane or something and just really good at masking the symptoms,

it wasn't until years and years later that I remembered this article and thought I'd use the internet for a search,

but it was probably a bit late by then,.. but it's been good I have to say.
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Old 28th September 2018, 16:42
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I can't remember exactly, but I think I stumbled across it and all the thinks people were asking or saying were the same as I had.
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Old 28th September 2018, 17:21
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Googled 'why am I so nervous about everyday tasks' and it took me to the wikipedia page on social anxiety.

My jaw dropped when I realized I wasn't the only one that felt like I did, which seems idiotic now.

Was years ago when I was about 25. I'm 39 now.
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Old 28th September 2018, 19:01
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I was clearly sent here for my sins.
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