Hi everyone my names Sean i just became part of this website because im struggling with social anxiety and have absolitely no where else to turn. I need inspiration and help from anyone and everyone. I cant even relax around my own family. Everytime somebody even looks at me for too long my face gets all red because my self esteem is so low. Every morning i wake up ny heart starts POUNDING because im so scared i have to face the world for an entire day. For instance i woke up this morning and went out to the doctors office (which was no help at all my doctor wont prescribe me anything that really helps with my anxiety) and i sae this girl that i used to know and she stared at me until she recognized me and then said hi. Once she said hi to me my heart started pounding and racing. My hands started to shake. My feet started to shake. And everyone can see me looking so frightened. She asked me a few questions and i just answered them as quickly as possible to get her to stop looking at me. I need someone to guide me i need this to stop i would do anything. Why is my self esteem so low ? Why am i so scared of other people ? I have been thinking well in advance of things to say to people if i have to communicate. This is not fair to anyone. I live in a prison inside my own head. Somebody please help me.