I have social anxiety and I've had it for years. Sometimes it's worse than other times. I just deal with it and I don't take medications..I will not take medications. It's tough. The most simple things can become so difficult. Just sitting in a class room or being in a social setting is very stressful. Sometimes to the point that I feel sick..upset stomach..I might feel like I may pass out. It's bad sometimes. But I never give up..I keep on trying and trying. Sometimes I do well other times I'm wreck. But I try not to show it.