I definitely think as much as this condition affects our self esteem (plus I have other health issues on 'top' of this, as many of us would unless the EC is purely trauma related), but at the end of the day, there are people out there that will love you, plenty of people date, have friends, see their family, work jobs they enjoy and have this condition.
It would be really sad to let something like this get in the way of living the life you want. Maybe you won't get to do everything you want, it may hold you back a little. But you don't want to look back in 20 years time and think 'f***, I should have just gotten on with it'.
I don't know, everyone has different levels of EC, but I think pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone is important.