I've had anxiety issues for years and have never been able to completely narrow them down. All I know is it primarily kicks in in classroom situations and sometimes in social situations. I can talk at a work meeting, or I can play a show with my band for hundreds of people and not get overly nervous or panicked at all, but my stomach cramps up with nervousness if I have to give a 15 minute oral report, answer a question that requires thinking on the spot, or even do a self-introduction for a college course. I've had it forever, but it started getting serious in high school. I would get sick to my stomach before certain classes or projects/assignments were due and I'd have to call my mom and have her check me out of school and I'd go home and feel fine. Some classes I barely ever went to and I ended up barely graduating on time. I kind of just went with it and figured it would clear itself up during college. Now I'm in my last year of college and it has not cleared itself up. My new friend from college invited me to her house to hang out and play Rock Band today, so I went, and there were 12 or 13 people whom I'd never met just hanging out. I felt totally uncomfortable and had to bail after 30 minutes because I was sweating and getting sick. When I got home, I checked the syllabus online for the class that I have tomorrow (first day of Spring semester). I noticed on the assignment list I have an oral presentation worth 20% of my grade. Again, stomach tightened up, freaked out, and had to lie down and breath for a while before I could even think straight. This is an example of what I've been going through for ~8 years. I know it sounds super crazy. Do I need to see a doctor? I'm not opposed to it. I just want to be slightly more normal in social situations which I'll be seeing a lot of over the next 60-70 years of my life.