Anxiety attacks public speaking

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Avatar f tn I have been suffering on and off from Anxiety attacks now for a while. I am currently taking med to calm me down once they start. I am now experiencing weakness and trembling in my arms and legs. Any info on this?
Avatar f tn I have had anxiety ever since I was 17. I blew it off until I started to get panic attacks when I was about 21. I am 23 now and I have tried Paxil, Paxil CR, Zoloft, and celexa. The paxil seemed to stem the anxiety but it made me feel very detached from myself. The zoloft was crazy. I literally made me crazy. It made my anxiety so bad that I wanted to die. I literally cried from the pain. The celexa did nothing for me. Anyway, the point of this post is to show everybody is different.
Avatar m tn There are many symptoms associated with anxiety, anxiety attacks, panic attacks (anxiety attacks are the same thing), anxiety disorders, stress disorders, sleep disorders, and depression. Because each person has a unique chemical make up, the symptoms and their intensity will vary from person to person.
Avatar m tn Had I read online about how common anxiety attacks after a night of drinking are, maybe I could have started my road to recovery sooner, and maybe some of you can. Anyways, I am a 25-year old college student (receiving my 2nd BA tomorrow actually :D) who had never experienced anything related to anxiety or panic attacks ever in my life. I've always been a laid back, easy-going individual.
4149717 tn?1389507161 They lasted about 10-15 minutes each time! I have NEVER at least in the past had a history of anxiety or panic attacks. I know that anxiety is a pretty normal symptom of withdrawl, and during the daytime I have had a bit of that, but this is something completely new to me! Has anyone ever had this happen before? Is it something I should be concerened about? Its freaking me out!! I know its pretty quiet here on the weekends so any help I can get is GREATLY appreciated!!
1095514 tn?1257263913 Identifying and dealing with these feelings is crucial in the effort to prevent full blown anxiety attacks, panic attacks or phobic episodes. You need to continue to practice your relaxation techniques and continue to confront your fears. Once you’ve solved your problem it requires that you maintain your new calm perspective. Think of it like weight loss. Once you lose those 50 pounds you can ease up a bit on the intense exercise and diet regimen you used to achieve that loss.
Avatar f tn The anxiety would be racing heart before meetings or public speaking and then turned into anxiety at times to eat . I couldn’t sit in a restaurant or I would start panicking . Never mind eating food that was not happening . I had to focus on swollening and that is not the way to eat . Anyways the anxiety has subsided a bit with positive thinking and just moving on with my day .
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with anxiety my junior yr of college. I had couple panic attacks in one week (it was during finals). I could not go to class, was avoiding public places due to the fear of panic attacks. I was put on clonopin and lexapro. I slept a lot, the meds helped; but i still did not feel like normal me. After couple months, instead of clonopin I was put on xanax and i had to take it everytime I felt anxious.
758077 tn?1282599161 Xanax is addictive and very harmful if you abuse it but, in the event of severe anxiety and panic attacks it is still a medication prescribed to HELP relieve your anxiety, whatever the cause, be it alcohol hangover or personal stress, that's what I am most conserned with NOT the amount of peoples drinking. I leave it up to the individual and personal responsibility to manage their drinking...
Avatar m tn Here are the different type of anxiety. Panic Disorder - Unpredictable attacks of anxiety that are accompanied by physiological manifestations. Agoraphobia - An abnormal fear of being helpless in an embarrassing or inescapable situation that is characterized especially by the avoidance of open or public places. Specific Phobias - Persistent fear of objects or situations. When these situations or objects appear, they can produce immediate and severe symptoms of anxiety.
Avatar n tn I believe I have been experiencing severe panic attacks/ anxiety as a result of a combination of antibiotics I was on for an UTI. I have stopped the antibiotics, abou 36 hours ago, and am wondering how long before they are out of my system? and when they are out, will the anxiety go away? My GP prescribed a mild anti-anxiety drug and it has helped but not completely.. My heart is pounding and anytime I think of leaving the house I get sick to my stomach...
Avatar n tn Hello, Your symptoms are suggestive of agoraphobia or panic attacks. Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder, often precipitated by the fear of having a panic attack in a public or unfamiliar place. I sincerely advise you to consult a psychiatrist and discuss this with him.Treatment of agoraphobia includes graduated exposure therapy combined with cognitive therapy and sometimes anti-anxiety or antidepressant medications.
Avatar m tn I went to my doctor for help with anxiety and panic attacks and was prescribed Trazodone... I've been on it for a week now and I've only been sleeping 2 to maybe 5 hours a night. I use to sleep a good 7 or 8 hours. Is this normal? I know they sometimes prescribe it FOR sleep, but I'm actually sleeping LESS. Also, does trazodone even help with panic attacks? I've read that it only helps with general anxiety disorder, not panic attacks... I need something for both.
Avatar f tn I don't do good in social situations either it can be one on one, large groups, and public speaking. It's getting to the point where it is really affecting my everyday life. I can't go to job interviews or start college, I don't like attention from almost anyone. I read that only through prescription and/or therapy can help, is this true?
1322152 tn?1282511146 SSRI's are very good not only for depression but for social phobia, panic attacks, general anxiety and OCD as well as several other anxiety disorders. Depending on the person they can take anything from a couple of weeks to a month or so to take full effect but for most people once they have settled into the system a big improvement is seen. Im sure the doctor will choose a suitable SSRI for you seeing as you are still young.
1243620 tn?1274794297 Does anyone take propranolol for anxiety and panic attacks? I've had crippling anxiety for my whole life. Antidepressants increase it to the point where I'm in such a state I almost pass out from hypervenitlating. I've heard propranolol is good for this, and is effective.
Avatar n tn Hi, a few months ago i started having tongue cramps when i was nervous or anxious, such as during public speaking, however my cramps have started happening more often. They are often accompanied with slight lip twitches or 'grimmacing', and usually happen when i'm talking to people. I have recently moved to university which has been fairly stressful and was wondering if this could cause it?
3060903 tn?1398568723 Social phobia and fear of public speaking Social phobia, also called social anxiety disorder, is fear of social situations where you may be embarrassed or judged. If you have social phobia you may be excessively self-conscious and afraid of humiliating yourself in front of others. Your anxiety over how you will look and what others will think may lead you to avoid certain social situations you’d otherwise enjoy. Fear of public speaking, an extremely common phobia, is a type of social phobia.
Avatar n tn Firstly, has anyone had success with Wellbutrin for anxiety, as the medication doesn't mention anxiety in the information package. And secondly, should I wean off the paxil or stop all together?
Avatar n tn Hello, I was wondering if there are any women out there that have gone through or know anybody that has, having severe panic and anxiety attacks while being pregnant? I have suffered from this disorder all my life and have had 3 other children while not taking anything, just in the last 2 years have I been taking xanex .25 to .5mg a day. I am now pregnant with twins around 8-9 weeks.
440680 tn?1205685975 the last day of school i skipped public speaking class because i didnt wanna present in front of other people. looking back on all of my failures, i felt extremely ashamed of my high school experience. i found myself asking, why cant i just get through and enjoy my high school years like everyone else. by this point, you're probably thinking im being self-centered or selfish but all this, and more, is the absolute truth.
363281 tn?1518219421 Body (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the body in general): Allergy problems, increase in allergies (number, sensitivity, reactions, lengthier reactions) Back pain, stiffness, tension, pressure, soreness, spasms, immobility in the back or back muscles Blanching (looking pale, loss of color in the face or skin) Blushing, turning red, flushed face, flushed skin, blushing, red face or skin Body jolts, body zaps, electric jolt feeling in body, intense body tremor or “body shake” Bo
3060903 tn?1398568723 If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder, your treatment will be different from someone who’s getting help for anxiety attacks. The length of therapy will also depend on the type and severity of your anxiety disorder. However, many anxiety therapies are relatively short-term. According to the American Psychological Association, many people improve significantly within 8 to 10 therapy sessions.
Avatar n tn its been almost a week now and i've seen 3 different doctors, even went to the ER two days in a row! they all said it was anxiety. my grandmom has battled panic attacks for her whole life basically. but its impossible for me to believe that anxiety can do this to a person physically. i seriously feel as though I'm dying. and sometimes its worse than others so i take half of my .50 xanex. it seems to get better but the pressure in my head never seems to completely go away.
Avatar f tn They all seem to have husbands, careers, children, and what do I have to show for all these years? Ended up dropping out of college because I would not take public speaking, which is a huge fear of mine. My plan was to go to a community college for a couple years then transfer to a four year school. Everything was well and I was making good grades. Put off the public speaking class until the last semester and needless to say, I'm 3 classes shy of having an associate's degree.
Avatar n tn Is there any way I can tell if anxiety is precipitating the palps or if the palps are precipitating the anxiety? If the anxiety is getting worse I would imagine that it is probably the main component here. 3. Would more testing be in order and if so, which tests would be helpful? I probably wouldn't pursue too much more testing if your previous test were normal. 4. Is it better to medicate for the anxiety or the cardiac symptoms?
Avatar f tn If someone has tremors from anxiety attacks that start and end with the anxiety attacks that's known. If someone has movements that started with a medication and get better as it wears off during the day that's standard extra pyramidal side effects (temporary movement disorders). People are correct. Klonopin will help with that and anxiety. But if the movements are tic like or emerged suddenly and don't go away speak to your psychiatrist right away and they'll do a movement disorders test.