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Old April 14th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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So I'm really shy, and today i had to publically speak infront of about 30 classmates. I read off of a seet and wasnt even looking at the crowd too. But as i read, my eyes blinked alot, and i didnt really know what i was reading, words were just coming out of my mouth, and at some points i was talking to the point i wasnt even understandable. My body was also shaking alot as i read i was generally just freaking out to the extreme.

Afterwards i just couldnt stop shaking in my chair, an when i tried to write stuff down i couldnt write neatley at all and was not able to write between the lines at all. I was basically like this for and hour and a half, and i also couldnt stop my eyebrows from scrunching or something and i was doing it constantly during the time span and i felt i was going to puke sometimes.

Basically i just want to know if i have some condition or something, or if i basically just had a nervous breakdown. Somebody help please. cause i really dont think i can ever publically speak again. Even when its just 30 ppl.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #2
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I wouldn't say it's any form of condition just yet, possibly a mild panic attack. If you're unfamiliar and really dislike talking out loud, it explains why you became visably nervous, hense the shaking, 30 people is actually a lot, that's 30 pairs of eyes, all on you.
Public speaking is a very daunting thing, I hate it, and shake also. I think it's just a very strong nervous reaction, but if you're troubled by it, try talking to your teachers, see if they can help you overcome it, it's most probably just a fear more than anything

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Old April 18th, 2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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I shake as well when I speak in front of even a small group. It does sound a bit like a panic attack. I hope this gets better for you.
And please, don't try to imagine anyone in their underwear. :p Lol. It makes me personally feel more awkward, because then I feel like I'm staring. x)
Ok, joking. But on a more serious note, it probably is just a fear. It helps me to suck on a mint when speaking in public. I focus more on the flavor than on what I'm doing and the words just flow easily.
Good luck!
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Old April 18th, 2011, 03:31 PM   #4
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Sounds like a bit of a case of stage fright. I don't get stage fright exactly, for some reason. I'm an actress, and I have nothing but a little bit of jitters before I get on stage, then I'm fine once I'm out there, but when it's giving a speech or a presentation for class, I shake incredibly and get all sweaty and nervous. I don't like people staring at me. That, I associate with my social anxiety.

Could be a phobia, like it has been said, a breakdown maybe. If it is a condition at all though, not saying it is, I would probably say it might be the same, social anxiety. Is this the first time this has happened, or have you always been nervous about public speaking?

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Old May 10th, 2011, 10:55 PM   #5
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this happen to me to lucky for me i had lunch right after so what i did (might want to try this) is i sate down by my self with some of my bros and just listen to music and relaxed and it wint a way. and now i can do it with out and probs and i think it helped my drumming now i can do anything in front of ppl if i feel bad i just tell my self "i am stronger then my mind" and some how i stop shaking and stop saying things quickly
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