It took me years to seek help. Many of my alliance call me Dorkian because I can be very silly when online, and I come off in forums and in Wurm as a good soul that 'grins from ear to ear', but in real life I had anxiety issues that made me a total a$$. Two years ago I got so bad in RL I finally went for professional help . My doctor recommended medication to help, I hated the idea of it, and he suggested something 'low key'...Benadryl. ..Yup, the stuff we give to dogs on planes to keep them calm, or we take ourselves to stop sniffles during the pollen seasons. Silly as it was, it totally changed my life. I've gone from a total a$$ to being a bit Snarky in a funny way or as the Kids In The Hall would say 'Evil, impolite and eeeevil!'.
My doctor said, (after a few hours or me rambling about my virtual lives) 'It is human nature to do things that make you happy. It doesn't matter if it is in a real world or a virtual one, it will affect you more than you may think, and those things can help to make you a happier you, which is the real you that you want to be.' Be strong. Be positive. Keep being a better you!