I have been wanting to go to this "women's coming out group" thing for a while now, and last night i got up the courage. I had possibly the most intense panic attack I have ever had a few hours before going, but I still went. During the group I was able to answer a couple of specific questions directed at me (e.g. my name, the best thing I did in the week). Admittedly I had to say my name 4 times before anyone heard it right! Also, when it got to my turn to answer "what brought you here tonight?" all i could say was "I don't know what to say". I really wanted to say something, but I couldn't get any words to happen! Minor panic during the group, but not that anyone would have noticed... and I stayed! I will go back next time, and I'll try to say something.