For me it's the kind of thing that comes and goes. Last year there was a time-span of a couple of months where I was getting all these panic attacks and I couldn't speak to anyone. Suddenly it went away, no idea why it came no idea why it left.
I guess the best way to get over it is to ignore it. I usually forced myself to do that back then, it was hard but in a way it made my life easier.
A bullet can cure most anxiety problems!
Just joking, but really, get therapy. Clearly there is something wrong with you to the point where you need to be put on heavy medication.
Not cool spiderboenz! just not cool at all! :(
I hope that was no a pointed comment towards my reply, spiderboenz.
Because my reply was in ernest. I'm not saying there is something serious wrong with Mr. Dobson. I'm just saying counselling can really be helpful in these types of situations. I know, I've been through it. Social anxiety can be caused by a number of factors, and counselling can help you deal with those factors in a manageable way. It's just a kind of support system until you feel more confident with yourself. Also, counselling does not equal psychiatry, and does not equal medication.
Im non social, but i dont have social anxiety. My suggestion? talk to nerdfighters on the internet, find out how to make conversation using chat, then go up to one of your friends and say hi. Ask how his/her day was a few questions. talk for about a minute then go. Do that until you can a) talk for longer than a minute/30 seconds/however long you start with or b) can talk to someone else/more than one person.
I hope that helps. I went to a councelor person because of my horrable social skills (i have a learning disorder) and I have some papers i can give you if you want them. It just talks about social skills.