Fear of speaking in front of people phobia

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I don't know where your phobia came from and I DO believe it's a phobia of sorts to not like eating in front of strangers. It's your fear that you may have to go onstage to collect your award that makes me think you MIGHT have some social anxiety going on, or you're possibly just a normally shy person. If the fear is that you'll have to actually talk in front of everybody, that is a fear just about ALL of us have. Public speaking is probably the #!
I have a fear of public speaking and a stage/performance fear when I speak in front of new people or students of my class. A few of my classes require that I give powerpoint presentations in front of the class. When I am on the spot, my voice and hands become shaky - I sometimes lose concentration to the point that I cannot get words out of my mouth even though I go in front of the class very well prepared. One time, I embarrased myself so bad that I decided that I NEED HELP.
I don't have that fear, but I do know fear. I have a phobia of ... well I can't even type it! It makes me too scared. Fear is not a fun place to live. Obsessive thoughts, which I also suffer from, are horrendous because you have no control over them. It's hard to explain to someone who doesn't have obsessive thoughts that you cannot control them. You cannot stop them, but you sure can start em. And how can you escape from your own thoughts? If I figure that out I'll let you know!
I tried to get rid off this irrational though as medical reports told that in this world there is no documented case of precum infection although it's possible in terms of theoritical risk. Anyway, the fear was still inside my mind and started to ruin my life bit by bit....So I decided to have my blood tested again and it turned out NEGATIVE.... This is not the end of the story because after that I had sex with a guy.
What if there are no antibodies in the fluid, does that mean I am crazy and none of these symptoms are real? Does the lesion on my brain mean something else? Sorry guys, I do not know what to think anymore.
Now I am not afraid of being around people, making friends, or speaking in front of people. In fact, I have very good self-esteem. I do not worry about the world, I do not have a fear of being judged. Its just that whenever I am going to eat in a social situation, friends, family, my girlfriend, I become nauseous, have stomach aches, and lose my appetite. I use to think I had a fear of throwing up, but do not anymore.
He knows it shouldn’t be a big deal, but it really stresses him out. Whenever he has to speak in front of more than just a few people, his voice starts shaking and his face gets red. He always feels so humiliated afterwards. Since public speaking is Matthew’s worst nightmare, he’s been avoiding a speech class he has to take in order to graduate. He’s also dreading his brother’s wedding, even though it’s over six months away.
Anyway, the doc says he's going to switch me to Methadone for pain management and that most of the people in the pain clinic are getting on or are on the same thing. I thought, damn, if only someone like tom could have had a doctor that thought this way. Well, I can now say that methadone is NOT like Darvon, at all. The family resemblance isn't even slight.
It isn't the dark, it's something ABOUT the dark. I'm not scared of speaking in front of people, I'm scared of looking like an idiot. But? Most often, they don't care. And they feel the same. If I calm myself and understand my fear, I can manage my fear.
In my case I cannot smell it myself (I so wish I could), but Its through the abrupt reactons of the people in my close proximity that I become aware of it. For eg. I first noticed it when I was in the gym on a thread mill. Two people came to run on both of my sides and within 10 sec, they came off the treadmill and changed for another. Similarly, everytime I am travelling on tube/bus, a person stands up and takes another vacant seat away from me.
in my room) for hours and daydreaming while running around. In front of people I don't behave like this and behave normally, since people seem to attract my attention. My psychiatrist said that people with ADHD behave like this all the time not only when they are alone. When I smoke a cigarette and do an big effort I succeed to study for some time and then I start again. In front of people I have a different problem.
Fibromyalgia is often observed as a consequence of IFN treatment (I read in MedHelp some posts of people suffering from it). But is it a cause or a consequence ? Nobody knows today. Moerover, Q10 has shown anti-inflammatory effects on some markers which are the same involved in the brain processus described in the last papers I sent you.
I'm not in a relationships right now, but I do also dread having to strip off in front of a woman, when I do find one. I guess I'll have to take the alpha blockers or Viagra beforehand. Doctors don't have a clue about this. I have asked several Urologists, and they just say it's normal !
this is just because of hormonal changes in our body n ph balance change of the vaginal discharge occuring before the periods..have curd n drink lots of water,avoid sweets,n yes stop taking birth control pill.it will help.i m doin the same thing and i guess its working...
and thankfully have only had around 5 of them in my life! (dont like the fear!) so yeah, no disorders/abuse/stress in fact these things usually happen to me when i'm happy! my first proper sleep paralysis where i saw a flickery woman dressed n black dancing and beckoning me with her hands was when i was lying in my first boyfriends bed very content and happy. totally freaked out afterwards of course!
Common phobias and fears Fear of spiders Fear of snakes Fear of heights Fear or closed spaces Fear of storms Fear of needles and injections Fear of public speaking Fear of flying Fear of germs Fear of illness or death Some phobias don’t fall into one of the four common categories. Such phobias include fear of choking, fear of getting a disease such as cancer, and fear of clowns.
I feel like I am a combination of all previous posts. I'm 53, overweight (size 16), diabetic but well controlled (last A1C 5.83) and have been suffering from lightheaded, nausea, dizziness, difficulty staying asleep, shaking, neck pain, loose bowel movements 3-4 times a day, and head pain for about 21 months. I've seen 34 doctors and they have no clue what's wrong. Seen ENTs, neuros, gastros, OB/GYNs, cardios, endocrine, rheumatology, osteopath - you name it.
I worry about going to the grocery and to WalMart b/c I wonder stupid things like, where will my kids go if I die here in the store? Last Friday, I pulled up out front of Wal Mart but started getting palps so I never went in. Sped my car out of the parking lot and headed home (I live right across the street). My kids were screaming and crying b/c I told them we were going in and I was gonna get them something. Usually I don't freak out quite that bad, but I don't know what happened.
I just started noticeing it in the middle of the nite...when im laying flat after a few gulps of water...a delayed....gurgle... i never noticed it during the day...what is IT??
I have no idea if I had an injury to be honest, I remember I had pins and needles in my back and then eventually in the front of my torso, that scared me; couldn't feel my penis at all, I think it still worked fine at the time though, that went a away. Shortly after that I got drunk one night, woke up in the morning and had these problems, thought they'd go away in a week tops, how naive I was.
Thanks bierce, so you really think that my phobia is an irrational fear, a fear most people would not worry about? My husband thinks i had an irrational fear. do you think i did?
UPDATE: MY SON AS JUST BEEN SUSPENDED FROM KINDERGARTEN! I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT WAS POSSIBLE! Tearing things off the walls. Knocking over chairs. What is going on with my baby. Finally got a doctors appt on Saturday hopefully we will make some headway. I have been having a really hard time with my son Caleb. He just turned 5 last Friday & Started Kindergarten last Monday. In the 7 days he has been send home once, been in the principles office twice, the teacher called my twice.
Stress or fear produce a change in your brain chemistry ? an increase of adrenaline and decrease of dopamine - and this feeling of depersonalistion and derealisation is a result. You are not going insane and this will rebalance itself. What makes it persist is that usually a person does not know what it is and so worries/creates more stress this creates a self-perpetuating cycle.
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I won't even go near a chimp habitat in a zoo. I've recently developed a phobia of tigers, too (in real life that is, not in pictures). That came from a few years ago when I went to a zoo as a guest of the zoo veterinarian, and he took me by the tiger cages. A white tiger lunged at me through the cage, baring it's teeth and claws and did that spine-chilling roar that big cats do. I had been standing no more than three feet from the cage.
i have a huge fear of public speaking, interviews reading aloud in front of others, making speaches, answering questions in groups. i go red like a tomato every time, my heart beats so hard that it leaves stretch marks on my tee shirts. my confidence is very low. do i have social phobia? can i get medicATION? what can i do to stop going red? how do i become confident again... this is ruining my life.
It is not an emotional problem, but the encopresis/enuresis could in and of itself become an emotional problem if the child feels ashamed because of it. My son, too, use to hide his soiled clothing in his closet, drawer, under the bed, hamper!!! Yikes!!! I couldn't take it.
I fear public speaking too, I don't even like reading in front of people. I improve every time though. When I'm off my meds (Vyvanse) I have to read and re-read the same page. Poor posture -- me too, and my posture worsens a lot when I'm stressed or feeling down. Does yours? It sounds like you have low self-esteem, I bet posture correlates with self-esteem. Might I suggest a back brace? I got a cheap one ($12) and it's slowly reshaping my posture habits.
very few people actually LIKE snakes. I don't have a snake phobia...but if one was sitting in front of me in a cage, I would be less than happy. Reading both yours and lydia's stories...a few sensations came over me...fear, nausea, and the urge to immediately head to the BR (lol). Geez.....you people are WAY braver than I could ever imagine. Sheesh. Lydia...I also laughed reading your tale...it was written so well...I could picture the whole situation perfectly...
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