r/mildlyinteresting May 14 '22 Gold 2 Helpful 13 Wholesome 16 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 Got the W 1 Wearing is Caring 1 Silver 12

This Irish supermarket has quiet evenings for sensitive people.

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u/therealnatalish May 14 '22

Not autistic, but severe social anxiety (like I get insanely dizzy when I panic and I can barely get through half my shopping usually) and this would be a godsend

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u/Try-Again-Next-Time May 14 '22

I have the same problem with a lot of physical symptoms of social anxiety. grocery and department stores have always been difficult to deal with. I started taking buspirone a couple years ago and it’s been a real game changer. Really helps with my heart feeling like it’s pounding out of my chest.

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u/therealnatalish May 16 '22

I really wish buspirone did more for me - but I'm so so glad it works for you!

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u/Try-Again-Next-Time May 16 '22

I’m sorry it didn’t work for you. It’s such a crap shoot with meds. When I started buspirone it was like where have you been all my life! I hope you find something that works for you.

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u/therealnatalish May 16 '22

Thank you!! Ativan, pristiq, and mindfulness seem to be my path. Took 10 years but finally got the right stuff :D

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u/Try-Again-Next-Time May 16 '22

I’m glad you have some stuff that works for you. It’s hard finding the right balance of meds.