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Help! I'm having extreme fear of public speaking?

Help! I'm having extreme fear of public speaking?

There's help: Fear of public speaking is very common -- so common that an organization has been created that helps people overcome this. It's called toastmaster's -- and yes it takes courage and commitment to do. But many people have benefited. You can also work with a psychologist on your specific fears. Talk therapies and exercises are helpful. Inderal (propranolol) at low dose can also help in specific situations. ...Read more

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Any ways to help me with my glosophobia? (fear of public speaking)

Any ways to help me with my glosophobia? (fear of public speaking)

Practice: Maybe you could read some self help material - books, articles, and online advice to start. Then I would start practicing in your room and pretend there's an audience. You should then do it in front of a few people. Sometimes you can look at them while speaking without directly looking into their eyes - that may make it easier on you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a strange fear of public speaking?

Consider: Toast Masters - a great way to get practice. If that is too much of a leap for you - think about cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy. Take care. ...Read more

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Intense fear of public speaking and it is ruining my life, please help?

Cognitive behavior: There is a cognitive behavioral therapy technique called progressive desensitization. You learn a relaxation technique (i prefer hypnosis) then you develop a hierarchy of the phobic experiences from least to most anxiety provoking, then you imagine the events while remaining relaxed.. ...Read more

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While speaking I get anxious and so fast that I repeat word. Now I have fear of public speaking and I am shy. What might be wrong? Whom should I consult?

While speaking I get anxious and so fast that I repeat word. Now I have fear of public speaking and I am shy. What might be wrong? Whom should I consult?

Public speaking: Phobia is one of the most frequent phobias people have. A clinical psychologist or other mental health professional can help. Clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training can be very useful also. See www. Asch. Net for possible referrals. If you can't find help locally consider a virtual consult on Health Tap. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What natural remedies would you recommend for help with shyness and fear of public speaking?

What natural remedies would you recommend for help with shyness and fear of public speaking?

Psychotherapy & EFT: Psychotherapy is natural ;) & would be a good thing to do to explore, process & resolve the insecurities. I would also recommend a self help tool, eft (emotional freedom technique); it is my experience that it is quite effective & quick at helping with shyness & public speaking anxieties. Check it out at www. Eftuniverse. Com let me know what u think or if u need further help! Wishing u well... ...Read more

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How should I overcome my fear of meeting and speaking to people?

Phobias: First I would assume you may need to find a therapist who specializes in treating phobias. And, then it is with practice and experience that this better habit become part of your daily life. Connecting with other humans can be a very spiritual experience and make your life richer. ...Read more

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Have had irrational fear of certain public speaking all my life sometimes no problem and other times extream to the point of avoidance why?

Social Phobia: Many people have anxiety around public speaking and other performance or social activities. Stress reduction techniques such as breathing exercises, meditation, counseling, exercise, good sleep can help. Still some people are troubled by this problem. One way to treat it is to take a medication called Propranolol prior to the speaking engagement, it is a beta blocker and can be quite effective. ...Read more

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I am suffering from this public speaking fear and I have presentations to do. What medications are available? Can I get rid of symptoms wile presenting?

Several: I recommend getting a thorough evaluation from a psychiatrist who is familiar with this. In my practice, I have many musicians and professionals who suffer from various forms of stage fright. Low dose Propranolol (10mgs) frequently helps them. For others, I may prescribe Alprazolam or clonazepam, which works by different mechanisms. Medications plus exposure to doing presentations works. ...Read more

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Lately, I have been having very bad anxiety at work because I am required to do ongoing presentations in front of large crowds. Public speaking is a fear of mine. Because of it, the anxiety seems have really messed me up. My breathing pattern has been off

Lately, I have been having very bad anxiety at work because I am required to do ongoing presentations in front of large crowds. Public speaking is a fear of mine. Because of it, the anxiety seems have really messed me up. My breathing pattern has been off

Public speaking: For phobias I most recommend finding a Psychologist expert in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). This treatment can really produce faster, long-term positive change. EMDR is often used in performance enhancement with pro-athletes even, and I have found it to be more effective for phobias than CBT alone or prolonged exposure. ...Read more

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What can I do about my fear of speaking to crowds?

Toastmasters: Try going to Toastmasters, you can go as a free guest and try it out. Challenge yourself to just do it and you will get better.

Here is the website for you: https://www. Toastmasters. Org
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get over the fear of speaking in front of crowds?

Can you tell me how to get over the fear of speaking in front of crowds?

Desensitization.: Work yourself up to it slowly. Look up desensitization for conquering phobias like this. For example, start by speaking to yourself in a mirror. Then to one friend. Then to a small group of friends. Then to a small group of strangers. Then to a larger group of strangers. And so on. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a problem in speaking in public. Hi! I have a problem in speaking in public (anxiety). And my doctor gave me lorazepam. He asked me to take 2-3 before speaking. Those 2-3 do not work with me. When I take 5-6, then I can speak with no fear. But

Hi! I have a problem in speaking in public. Hi! I have a problem in speaking in public (anxiety). And my doctor gave me lorazepam. He asked me to take 2-3 before speaking. Those 2-3 do not work with me. When I take 5-6, then I can speak with no fear. But

Dr: Dr kardener provided excellent feedback. One other thing you could consider doing is engaging in cognitive behavioral therapist with a psychologist to get control over symptoms without having to turn to controlled substances. ...Read more

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I took an 65mg iron supplement but I'm not anemic. I took it because I'm donating blood for the first time. Now I fear I have too much iron.

I took an 65mg iron supplement but I'm not anemic. I took it because I'm donating blood for the first time. Now I fear I have too much iron.

Unlikely but...: Iron in supplement form is not very well absorbed so it's unlikely you have too much iron, but men should not take iron supplements unless clearly deficient as iron increases risk of heart disease & cancer. Donating blood reduces this risk by lowering iron stores- men who donate blood regularly have an 88% less risk of heart attacks! You can have your doc check your ferritin level if concerned. ...Read more

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What is a safe amount of L-Tryptophan (from supplements like whey powder) can I ingest daily without fear of serotonin syndrom? Taking 40mg Prozac (fluoxetine)

What is a safe amount of L-Tryptophan (from supplements like whey powder) can I ingest daily without fear of serotonin syndrom? Taking 40mg Prozac (fluoxetine)

None: There is no known safe amount of L-tryptophan as no good scientific studies exist.

You are correct in taking extra caution given that you are on fluoxetine, which can raise serotonin.

Talk to your MD about the use of this supplement. ...Read more

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Substitute teacher. Laryngitis virus 4 times Sept-Jan. Taught often, voice cracking. Unable to teach for 2 mo. Now. Scopy showed chords not closing completely. Can't make sustained hum, but improving. Pain when speak. How to heal? Fear permanent?

Voice: Could have impaired vocal cord mobility. Pain usually from neck muscle strain.Improper voice use. Will assume have seen ENT, doing voice rest, avoiding smoke, alcohol, taking PPI. Can use BoomVox for amplification. Get Laryngovideostroboscopy with voice pathologist ...Read more

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Top 3 herbs or supplement to lower cholesterol?

Top 3 herbs or supplement to lower cholesterol?

Which one?: If you want to lower LDL Niacin will work, for triglycerides carnitine 2gm per day, for lipoproteins niacinamide 250mg -500mg will help. To lower total cholesterol you need b6 plus betaine hcl to create bile and choline. ...Read more

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What are some herbs and supplements that are helpful for lupus?

What are some herbs and supplements that are helpful for lupus?

Lupus: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a very serious condition that needs to be managed with medicine to prevent serious consequences. Herbs and supplements oftentimes interact with medicine and one should always consult with not only your physician but a pharmacist. Not all interactions are even known. Please see this link from lupus. Org: http://tinyurl. Com/hr44p88
See comments please. ...Read more

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How to get over a fear of crowds when I am the speaker?

How to get over a fear of crowds when I am the speaker?

Practice a lot: Public speaking is difficult if you are shy, or unsure of the topic or material that is being presented. Practice in front of a mirror, or a familiar person first, carry notes in case you "get stuck", and pick one person out of your audience to address with eye contact which will "eliminate the crowd" and ease the anxiety.. ...Read more

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Can consuming supplements be bad for your health? Herbs vitamins etc

Can consuming supplements be bad for your health? Herbs vitamins etc

Potentially: Supplements are just that. Too much of a "good thing" can be harmful. Also depending on certain medical conditions even normal amounts of supplements can be dangerous. Also supplements are not regulated and therefore it is not always clear what you are taking. Only use reputable brands and ask your doctor about specific supplements. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any herbs or supplements that enhance the brain?

Please tell me if there are any herbs or supplements that enhance the brain?

Not clearcut: Some evidence that a mix of Vitamin E & C may drop Alzheimer risk and some theoretical benefit for phosphatydal serine, alpha lipoic acid, & N-acetyl cysteine ...Read more

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What are some good foods and herbs or supplements to help with preventing or reversing kidney damage?

What are some good foods and herbs or supplements to help with preventing or reversing kidney damage?

Hard question: It'd be nice to know what stays at the basis of the kidney damage. Knowing it will help direct treatment. I am not aware of any supplements or herbs that will help reverse kidney damage. ...Read more

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What are good supplements such as pills or herbs to increase fertility? Help I really wish to conceive

What are good supplements such as pills or herbs to increase fertility? Help I really wish to conceive

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success. ...Read more

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What's a safe and effective herb, supplement, or OTC medicine for relieving stress and anxiety? Is l-theanine good?

What's a safe and effective herb, supplement, or OTC medicine for relieving stress and anxiety? Is l-theanine good?

Chamomile is: Gentle ; can be helpful. Some animal studies have shown that theanine produces dopamine. Dopamine can make a person feel improved. I am not familiar enough with theanine to know how effective it is for this purpose. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take astragalus root and red clover and goldenseal herb supplements when ovulating just want to know which to take or not to take?

Is it OK to take astragalus root and red clover and goldenseal herb supplements when ovulating just want to know which to take or not to take?

It depends.: It depends on why you are taking them and I am assuming you are mentioning ovulation that you are trying to get pregnant? Red clover is a plant that has one of its uses as to boost fertility. Goldenseal is a plant that has one of its uses as to boost immunity. You can use it to help Red clover be more effective too. Astragalus is an herb that is an adaptogen and 1 use is 2 boost immunity too. ...Read more

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Is there any herbs/supplements can help lvc vasculitis? Where can I buy? F 56 yo having lvc vasculitis many years prefer natural med. Than drugs thx.

Is there any herbs/supplements can help lvc vasculitis? Where can I buy? F 56 yo having lvc vasculitis many years prefer natural med. Than drugs thx.

Not really: I assume that you mean lcv, leukocytoclastic vasculitis. There are no good data on alternative therapy. Dhea has been shown to be a possible adjunct to conventional threapy in lupus erythematosus. Others have no good data. Lcv can range from mild to life-threatening disease. Accordingly, conventional therapy is mandatory, unless (rarely) a cause for the disease can be found. ...Read more

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Herbs or supplement for good memory?

Herbs or supplement for good memory?

Exercise: The single most powerful, clinically proven means to improve memory is to be physically fit, reduce stress, eat healthy, and be intellectually stimulated. The pills do almost nothing. Stay natural and help your entire health, not just your memory. A study done at cooper health institute showed the physically fit had the lowest rates of alzheimer's. Get and stay fit at any age. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! This is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more