I have had social anxiety and shyness all my life. When I started school, I threw up every morning in the class room sink, in front of every one. Did that for approximately 2 months. The thing that bothered me the most through school and adulthood was every teacher or person would say speak up, sadly I could not. Even now people have a hard time hearing me. The only thing that helps is drinking, also sad to admit. I am a 55 year old women.