ive seen quite a few posts about people with social anxiety issues, me being one of them, so i just thought id add a little ray of hope. on my quest to find myself some help i came across this website:

http://www.cognitivetherapy.com/socPhobPrint.html

it talks about why you may have social anxiety and how to change your way fo thinking by means of cognative behavioural theropy which i have found very useful so far.
i also came across a forum which has some very helpful people which will help you take steps to overcome the anxiety:

www.socialanxietysupport.com

there is also a free course for self esteem building here:

www.self-confidence.co.uk

i hope this is of some help to people. if you want to talk feel free to pm me but only if youre serious.
good luck and take care