i have a history of mild social anxiety but have never been so bad that i needed meds for it. It's always been more of a fear of talking in front of a big group or being the center of attention. I lost my job in January this year and since then i've become pretty agoraphobic. I start to feel like i'm gonna puke and start to think of a way out of the situation when i just think about going over to my parents house to swim, or having someone over for dinner. It took me like 5 months but i finally had my fiance make an appointment for me to talk with my therapist over the phone (hadn't talked to him in close to a year) to try to get this under controll and they gave me clonazepam and told me to make an appointment to come in to the office next week. My fiance picked up the clonazepam for me today in hopes that I can take it and feel comfortable enough to go to my cousins graduation party tomorrow afternoon. I was really nervous about even taking the pill after reading all the side effects and what not but after spazzing about it for most of the evening i finally popped one to see how it makes me feel. I guess what i'm getting at is, i don't understand how a little pill can make me want to go out to dinner or have people over if my mind is so set that it's not going to work. I could used some reassurance from someone who has been in this situation. Reassurance that this stuff can/will work and i can get back to my normal self. I really do miss going out to the bar with friends or out to dinner which i haven't done for almost 2 years now. Any help you guys could give me to ease my mind would really really be appreciated.