By DumbAndYoung - United States - Glenpool
Today, I had to go to a public restroom. I have anxiety problems and can't go unless I'm the only one in the room. Another girl came in right after me, and I was waiting for her to leave. She was also waiting. After a while, I left first and had to hold my pee for a few more hours. FML
DumbAndYoung tells us more :
OP here, I can't believe this got posted! First of all, I was at school when this happened, I went during lunch. I left when lunch was about over and I had to go to class. I know I need to overcome my fears, I've been this way for a long time. I'm also very shy. I don't usually tell people about it because they just think it's pathetic or stupid. My anxiety influences actions I make on a daily basis, and it sucks. I appreciate the sympathy, and the tips! I'll definitely keep trying to overcome it.
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  sweetnsourrr  |  11

It was funny the first time, now its getting really annoying because everyone is doing it all of the time. I'm not trying to be downer or anything, just being honest. ahaha..

  onlychildFTW  |  33

It's not that easy! I have a shy bladder and it is nearly impossible for me to pee in a public bathroom around others. I really have to force it. Sometimes I just give up to. It's just less awkward that way. Though leaving can lead to an accident to. Decisions decisions.

  cakefete2  |  30

I just pictured OP walking past all manner of water features while trying to hold it in. Like some guy watering his lawn, a fountain, a lemonade stand, an open hydrant, and so on.

  SpamPam  |  18

Think of it this way OP. Others are too worried about themselves to pay any attention to you in the bathroom. I'm not gonna say don't worry about it cause I know it's not that simple but just think of the relief and freedom you will feel when you stop caring what others think. Adopt an IDGAF attitude .

  TanzWolf  |  26

Hey, and everyone pees.
Fun fact: if you lay toilet paper in the water of a toilet, it will muffle your pee. Maybe that'll help.
Good luck with your anxiety issues OP!

  Gittoh  |  21

I used to cover my ears and pretend that if I could'nt hear it; no one else could either! that worked 9/10 for me :) and alse the toiletpaper in the toilet trick. after 10 years I can finally pee in public bathrooms! OP can do it too!

By  tukies  |  28

Best way to overcome a fear is face it OP. Everybody pees, so it's not something to be embarrassed about. Besides holding it in can lead to kidney problems.