I have social anxiety. I feel anxious pretty much all of the time, I am not a total recluse and do go out and like to do things but I just get so nervous, I am almost 'afraid' of bumping into someone I know, it sounds so stupid, but I am not very good with conversation and my mind goes blank and I can't think of anything to say. I used to go out a lot but I would always have a few drinks before hand, even if i was just going out with a friend shopping or round someones house for a catch up. I don't see my friends any more as my social anxiety got worse and I did think about getting help, either seeing a doctor or looking into hypnotherapy but I worked myself up so much about doing it and got so nervous, I just couldn't do either. As silly as it sounds, with social anxiety it can feel like one of the hardest things in the world to do. I just wish I could be normal.