Hey all social anxiety sufferer's, this is a no shame thread- that is, you don't have to be ashamed if you still have social anxiety/phobia. This is a comfort thread as for me, I still have social anxiety/phobia for a long time now, it has gotten better but I still have it, from better eye contact to severe eye contact anxiety/phobia. I'm just not calm enough so many times when having to do eye contact, but with certain people it is better. I feel ashamed that this seems like it can be a lifetime problem though I will keep you updated. I'm not saying not to try, I have tried almost everything and told all my stories but I'm just saying don't expect that you'll be cured because the truth is this can be genetic and there can be no cure, but there still can be improvement and even if you haven't improved, don't be ashamed, it's not your fault but keep enjoying the things you can enjoy. The only thing I haven't tried is after I get off my medications I will be trying herbal medicine like an adaptogen and calming teas that don't hurt your body and that can probably get me to be calm enough to do eye contact with everybody.