Hello and Welcome to Healing Well,
I am Kitt and I have been reading your posts.
Regarding the social anxiety, here is a good definition for you:
Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. Put another way, social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being judged and evaluated by other people. If a person usually becomes anxious in social situations, but seems fine when they are alone, then "social anxiety" may be the problem.
I would like to suggest that you talk with your physician and discuss the idea of seeing a therapist to help you learn methods to cope with your anxiety may be a good choice for you.
CBT therapy was mentioned some where in one of your posts and IMHO that would be a wonderful suggestion and idea for you to consider.
Anytime we have a disorder that keeps us from living a productive and happy life we should reach out and ask for help. You have done this by coming to the A & P forum.
Take care and know we are here. Keep on posting.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression, GERD, Osteoarthritis
*Wife of a Crohnie*