Practice. Practice. And Practice. That is how I'm getting over it.<br />
But it only works if you have nothing causing the disorder, such as being a victim of abuse, a traumatic experience, etc. <br />
If there is a cause, then you must fix that, if it is still happening, then move on, which you can do so by getting out there.<br />
One way is by joining this new experience, "I Want A Quest." It is specifically meant for giving people fun ways to get over this problem - it obviously could use the support with only 2 members, ha ha.
Zoloft helps make things tolerable most of the time. It's far from perfect tho.
Breathe, for one. Take yourself out of your head for a minute and focus on calming your body. Secondly, just remember despite how outgoing, loud and friendly some are, we're all essentially afraid of one another. Thirdly, no one cares. Not saying that in a bad way, but most people will not remember you or notice you. Fourthly, be afraid to err. Nothing wrong in goofing up, we all do it. If you remember some of those, you wont be afraid..good luck from a fellow social phobic.
Yeah, practice. I mean you can get meds but sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.
You didn't give any details so I'll just go off ur comment. <br />
"but when it comes to big crowds I become severely stressed!"<br />
feel like anything can happen eh? <- best advice ever
practice facing social situations head on...no more avoidance