2 years ago, I started to become so anxious whenever i made eye contact with other people. This never happened before. When they do for more than 5 seconds, i start becoming aware of the person's eye contact and I become extremely anxious that I'm not able anymore to focus on what the person is saying and my mind goes blank.. i try to focus on what the person is saying but it becomes hard too, because I am too focused on trying to 'regain my focus' and calm myself.. When I struggle to make eye contact, tendency is I stare, people had said its rude.. These months I'm trying not to be mindful of it.. making my mind busy of other things.. so it has lessened but I'm still getting unexpected bouts of it. This happens to anyone i talk to, even my family It made a negative impact on my relationships..
Also, i became paranoid often in my texting or chatting online.. like, i get paranoid if i choose a wrong emoji or not say the needed/right words. I get paranoid also when my caption to photos is not right.
Actually, I'm able to cope with it these days. But I'm not able anymore to have good conversations with others or build new friendships like before.. so pls help thank u