Hi guys I'm new here. I decided to join as for the past 12 months have been having bad anxiety whenever I make eye contact with others. It just started randomly one day when I was talking to someone and suddently became conscious of my blinking and then became afraid the other person would notice I was conscious of it and think I was weird. It then started happening everytime I talked to that person and I became really self conscious that I was staring or blinking too much. Then it started happening with other people and now I experience this feeling of anxiety anytime I have eye contact with someone which I know is going to last more than 10 seconds. I feel like other people notice I am anxious about it and give me funny looks. I think it is both ocd and anxiety and I can't seem to shift it or turn off the anxiety when I talk to people. I think in the back of my mind I am terrified someone will say 'why are you looking at me like that?' or 'why are you blinking at me like that' . It's like my brain is afriad to let go of it and I have to consciously try and make my eye contact look normal. I've created a 'flight or fight' response around my eye contact that is now sticky and I really don't know how to just relax when I am having eye contact with someone. Has anyone got any advice?