hello brenbren, i too have similar ailments. My mom and grandma passed it on to me. I also don’t like this feeling………….going to the restaurant or other area of possible social contact is a struggle. What I do is get a booth at a restaurant, chances are less people to keep you stressed. Open areas with tables or the bar are doomsday for me. In order to get over my social phobias I will force myself to accept it. nobody is perfect, even though the outside world seems like they are having fun, they too have other issues, problems of their own; finances, relations, health, family tragedy…etc… I pray these words help you in some manner.