Fear of speaking in front of people phobia

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Avatar f tn 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 #!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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!
1172359 tn?1310671293 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.
446896 tn?1237806342 Working on a surgical unit in a hospital, I assume most of you can imagine the number of BPs and HRs I take in the course of my shift. Literally hundreds! And I take them on many people who have the same fear as you. In a way, it's not really a fair analogy because folks who are in the hospital are generally in pain, on heavy duty drugs and are afraid. Their blood pressures reflect all of those. Which is why we repeat it through out the day.
Avatar n tn 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.
3060903 tn?1398568723 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn If we do get rid of this I think I will always live with the fear in the back of my mind that we might catch it again. I always say that things could always be worst!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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 !
Avatar n tn 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...
3060903 tn?1398568723 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn on my vaginal more on the pubic hair i dont wear panties that often but now i see them simular symtoms on other parts of my body-------1 on my upper thigh like a boil, another was in the middle of my back and upper arm i even notice i had one come 1time on the side of my face, eyebrow and now i have a sore in the inside of ear like a blackhead/scab.
Avatar n tn 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??
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
770551 tn?1305582501 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.
1323357 tn?1274826939 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.
599170 tn?1300977493 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
544292 tn?1268886268 There's lots of people here to help.
480448 tn?1426952138 For a person who is experiencing this for the first time...it can be VERY upsetting and disturbing. I was there before as well...the first time I went through this, I was convinced there was something wrong with my eyes. Everything just "looked" so weird, so odd. I almost felt like I was having out of body experiences...or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind.
Avatar m tn 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.
424549 tn?1308519102 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...
519226 tn?1378994921 How dare she treat me nasty and disrespectfully, even in front of my kids. I cannot stand her. I am an adult and deserve respect. I am non-confrontational and that is probably why things affect me so stressfully. I think back on so many instances throughout my life, things she's done to me, said to me, said about me, or how she's treated me, or has never been there for me. I clearly believe she blames us for being born.