Hi everyone I am new and this is my first post. I am grateful for a place that has understanding people who may feel what I am going through. I have PTSD with bipolar and anxiety. Lately I developed a debilitating social anxiety where I do not interact with anyone at work except to ask questions. Everyone is socializing (it is a very chatty place) and I just stand around looking like an idiot with nothing to say. I try to find work to do but sometimes since I am new, I can not find things to do. Does ANYBODY suffer a sever social phobia? I am at the point that I just come home after work at noon, and I don't go anywhere. I have no friends to do things with anymore because I am to shy to be around them. I go to church but there is a social time for a whole 25 minutes and I can not EVEN FORM THE WORDS IN MY MIND AS TO WHAT TO SAY. I am thinking of hiding in my car during that time. Does anyone have this problem? I don't even have a life to talk about. No friends, no trips or social events that I attend, empty nest and a husband who is out of town most days of the week. When he is home he mostly rests and we don't do anything. PLEASE HELP and tell me I am not the only one who struggles with such a terrifying disorder! Can you get over this awful social phobia?