I'm in high school, I am outgoing and make friends easily, I have quite a few friends outside of school, however I go to a small private school, and have had trouble making friends there. Now I have come up with this idea that everybody hates me, and I know that it is not true, but I can't help but act according to how I feel. When I talk to people, they don't really pay me much mind, and walk away to go talk to someone else. I have been getting a lot of anxiety, and constantly think about everything I do, when interacting with people. I feel awkward, and nervous when speaking with people at school, and I have trouble being myself. Looking people in the eye, and talking to them now makes me really nervous. How can I get over this anxiety when talking to people? And how can I change my mindset and get rid of this negative belief that everyone hates me?
Note: I just starting taking Vyvanse this ADD/ADHD medication the past month b/c I found out that I have ADD. This is part of the reason I'm not talking as much, but I do wonder if the meds. could have any affect on my increased anxiety.