Read the posts and replies on the blog, add a little info elsewhere and then just get on with making the tea, seeing friends and being you. I would read some info and then go away and go over and over it, trying to figure this out, that out, testing myself, question this or that.
It truly was a vicious cycle and I had no hope of being part of the world around me, when my whole world was me.
I have said many times if you act like a victim of anxiety, then you become one, a slave to it.
I don’t claim this to be easy, it can really test your willpower at times, but it is so helpful in the long term.
What I ended up doing was educating myself and then I would just go away and live my life exactly how I would if I did not feel this way.