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I was just diagnosed less than a week ago (29 years old currently). As a child, I was always socially awkward. Afraid to comment, shy, quiet in class, reserved and had few friends, the friends I did have I felt very comfortable with. I started working at 18, and what I find strange was as I got older, I became much more social. Talking to everyone, anyone, I guess I would say a state of hyper-social activity where I thoroughly enjoyed conversation with the right person. The past year or so the social anxiety crept back in. Big time. Particularly when I started feeling something was wrong with myself, I didn’t feel comfortable with people anymore, even close friends. It has turned work into a burden, friendships somewhat sour and been very difficult. Before my diagnosis I didn’t know what to attribute this social anxiety to. You are not alone.