If anyone knows what this could be please let me know. I have a debilitating fear of my head shaking whenever i am in situations that I dont feel comfortable in. This started about 10 years ago and my doctor prescribed me Lorezapam. I am currently still taking Lorezapam because it is the only thing that works to stop my head from shaking (or alcohol). At first it was just when I would eat dinner with people, but now it has gotten so bad that it is even hard for me to take the bus, buy things at a store (for fear when they give me my change back my head will shake), sit in my class at University, etc. Any type of social interaction scares me and I cant go on living this way. I want a normal life and to enjoy life and I cant do this with this constant fear. I know in my mind that people arent staring at me waiting for my head to shake, but I still can't face situations. I dont want to be taking pills for the rest of my life and I wish I could just be strong and not care what people think. The head shaking is just a quick back and forth motion that almost looks like I am shivering.
Is this anxiety, or could it be something more? None of my friends or family has ever seen it happen, but thats because I am good at hiding it. I am also on effexor, but it doesnt seem to be working, and also currently seeing a counsellor (which also doesnt seem to be working). I just want my life back and get rid of this irrational fear. If anyone knows of any information that could help me, please let me know.