Do you think I should get anxiety pills?
I am a good natured person and am quite friendly around my friends, family, and will even spark up conversations with random strangers. However, when it comes to public speaking, I simply cannot do it. I jumble words around, make up weird words, and sometimes do not speak proper sentences. I get so nervous, even considering that I breath deeply in preparation and find my happy place. As soon as I have to begin speaking, my mind races and I cannot put my thoughts together quick enough. My heart races and I get all paranoid that everyone can see my heart thumping through my shirt and that my legs are shaking. My voice just sounds like a nervous person’s voice.
I have had this problem all my life. I am 22 now and about to graduate college and yet this is still my main concern. I understand that public speaking is our races #1 fear, but this is ridiculous. I want this to stop asap, so I need your advice…are anxiety pills the way to go? What is the best medication for this problem? Do you have this problem? How did you manage it? What is your best suggestion(s) for me?