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Avatar m tn Hi, I suffer from severe social anxiety and public speaking, my doctor in Manila prescribed me Abilify and Sertraline. Did anyone use these medicine for social/public anxiety and does it help?
Avatar f tn I am a graduate student. 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.
5148952 tn?1364325366 I am scared to move too fast but if anyone can tell me some ways to slowly start working on my social anxiety, I would apprecate it. I am taking Abilify but I have read that it doesn't help with anxiety. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn I know the fear comes from public speaking. Whenever a presentation is coming a great deal of anxiety fills up in my mind. Any presentation now my voice gets completely shaky and it is so obvious I am incredibly nervous. I woke up for school this morning, and had a panick attack for the first time. After having dry heaves, I couldn't catch my breath and felt like I was hyperventalating. It seems as time goes on it keeps getting worse.
Avatar m tn I have had social anxiety for many years now, I never had it when I was a child I think it came onto me because I was a late bloomer in school so I always felt like I wasn't part of the crew in school. I always felt like I was behind the times. I suffer from social anxiety and blushing. Every time I speak to people in public I start to blush. It doesn't matter how many people I talk to, it can be maybe 1 or 2 and it depends on where it is.
1322152 tn?1282511146 so this might be a long one, im 16 and a junior in high school, and me and my mom think i might have a social anxiety disorder, its really hard to explain but ill try, every single year at the beginning of the school year since 7th grade, i sill freak out,my biggest fear is throwing up at school/in public!
1006035 tn?1485579497 jdtm, in my opinion, does know her stuff about the challenge of social anxiety. As I said above, shyness usually improves but social anxiety is a psychiatric disorder. If your child does turn out to have social anxiety, you would want to address it for her sake. She does sound like she is talking some in terms of your comment that she is trying to direct the class. I agree about socializing. My son had some social issues (as many sensory kids do)------- and we worked hard on it.
1292923 tn?1272279895 I have always had a fear of public speaking and try to avoid it at all cost except for 1 on 1 and no more than a few people at a time. I take Anti-Depressants, Anti-Anxiety and anti-psychotic medication due to my combat experiences during the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990's. I also take pain medication for my lower back. I also have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Arthritis.
Avatar m tn Hey, like mammo adviced you, there's ways to get help for you social anxiety. I've suffered from social anxiety for years and I didn't want to do any presentations at school at all coz I would start to shake and sweat and my face would be all red. The a doctor gave me propranolol which is a safe med (doesn't have any bad side effects) that aliviates all the symptoms.
Avatar f tn I am a graduate student. 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.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Meeting new people Being the center of attention Being watched while doing something Making small talk Public speaking Performing on stage Being teased or criticized Talking with “important” people or authority figures Being called on in class Going on a date Making phone calls Using public bathrooms Taking exams Eating or drinking in public Speaking up in a meeting Attending parties or other social gatherings Signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder / social phobia Just because you occasi
Avatar m tn I know many people that go to various groups that can help with public speaking or are there any social anxiety groups that you can attend in your area? For me, anxiety is so much easier to deal with once I learned more about it. It can be very confusing and quite scary at first, but as with all things, more we learn about something the less daunting it seems....keep us posted!
Avatar n tn Help for social anxiety and phobia. Natural remedies such as passion flower are helpful too but nothing has worked like the inderal. Help is out there. Good luck!
Avatar f tn Hi... I've never been to a psychiatrist but I pretty much know I have social anxiety disorder and possibly as a result depersonalization. While the social issues are getting better, depersonalization is getting worse I feel. Losing track of time abnormally, not remembering things ( im only 18 and should have no problems with memory) etc.
Avatar m tn However, my anxiety becomes very bad when I become the center of attention. I dread public speaking but it can't be avoided sometimes. Do people with anxiety disorder dread the same thing as I do? Is it because I'm taking too little dose of Xanax? What is the normal Xanax dose for anxiety and panic attack? I feel like to take more dose of Xanax when necessary. I haven't talked with the doctor.
Avatar f tn many people have a fear of public speaking. And remember anxiety and panic can come at the most inoppertune times even if we have previously been through the exact same experience panic free time after time. I also agree that you should not expect perfection and not be too hard on yourself. Just the fact that you get up there is something that you should give yourself credit for; that is no easy feat to accomplish in my opinion. Do you have other social situations that you get anxious in?
Avatar n tn I am in college, and the situations which cause me to have excessive anxiety are many. Not only do I experience dread and apprehension at the thought of speaking/participating in class, but my heart also pounds uncontrollably when I am required to speak in public. I started taking Zoloft to control the anxiety (4 weeks ago), but my heart still races--up to 130bpm.
Avatar m tn When these situations or objects appear, they can produce immediate and severe symptoms of anxiety. Social Anxiety Disorder - A persistent irrational fear of situations in which the person may be closely watched and judged by others, as in public speaking, eating, or using public facilities.
Avatar n tn I am in college, and the situations which cause me to have excessive anxiety are many. Not only do I experience dread and apprehension at the thought of speaking/participating in class, but my heart also pounds uncontrollably when I am required to speak in public. I started taking Zoloft to control the anxiety (4 weeks ago), but my heart still races--up to 130bpm.
758077 tn?1282599161 I would have thought the anxiety would have gone by now. I know sleep will help, but I need to get rid of the anxiety first.
Avatar m tn But as I read your post I get the sense of social anxiety more than anything else. Were you find social situations awkward? There is medication for anxiety alone. But that would boil down to what your doctor sees wrong with you. My way of looking at some anti-depressants is that can make an anxiety sufferer worse because it is lifting them. As the drug is meant to do. Lift the mood. Anxiety medication is to relax you. Bring you down. I'm not saying all anti-depressants are bad for anxiety.
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?
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 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?
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.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most widely-used therapy for anxiety disorders. Research has shown it to be effective in the treatment of panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, among many other conditions. Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses negative patterns and distortions in the way we look at the world and ourselves.
Avatar n tn Propranolol is only helpful in performance situations such as public speaking and not in generalized types of social phobia. This very common condition is also greatly improved by psychotherapy and I recommend that this become part of your treatment if you are not already involved in it. Keep in mind that this information is intended for eductional purposes only. If interested in seeing a HFHS psychiatrist then call 313 874 6680 for an appointment.
Avatar n tn It all started with public speaking. Before I found out I was pregnant I was taking Zoloft daily, and Xanax when needed. But my doctor advised me to stop taking them, so I did. I find myself worrying about everything and can't stop thinking about it, making me more anxious, and I wish it would all just go away and stop making me nervous for no reason. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn If you wont try any of your Med's how about speaking to someone about your anxiety. Talk therapy combined with Cognitive therapy can do wonders for you. ALso just a suggestion, how about trying one med at a time. When I had my 1st bout of panic attacks at 19 I too was afraid to take a thing. My mother convinced me to take the benzo ( CLONZAZEPAM) and I have to say I felt almost immediate relief at that time. It gave me the courage to say ok. now I will try the antidespressant.
Avatar f tn I am reasonably healthy and cannot see a reason for this to start happening. Is it possible that the stress and anxiety that I have been through could have manifested itself in my hands (and what feels like my arms)and make them shake? I feel like I am picking things up and moving them about as if I was extremely nervous. I also feel like I can feel the blood pumping through my upper body as my heart beats and I am constantly tired. I haven't had to stop doing anything.