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Coralyy

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Hi, in class today we had to stand in front of everyone and talk about something unprepared. My heart pounded really hard and my throat got sore when I was waiting for my turn (barely listening to the people talking) and when it came I got up, tried to talk but i was really awkward and ended up on the verge of tears. I cried on my way home and still now because of how awkward I was and I'm so scared of going back to class.
It was never confirmed that I have anxiety but it has been a few years like that, trying to avoid social situations where I don't know people and I think covid propably made it worse.

Does anyone know any method to not cry everytime I try to talk in public?

(Not a native english speaker)
 
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Hi and welcome to the forum, I am sorry you felt like you did in class and it must of been horrible in front of the class room of pupils, I have put a link in that might help you with your anxiety.
Plus if you can then I would try and see your doctor for some help too.
 
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I second Bod's recommendation to talk to a doctor. There is a Beta Blocker medication called Propranolol that works great for performance anxiety. It's non-addictive and works by calming your heart rate and lowering your blood pressure. I take it every day for anxiety and it really helps. Of course, there are non-addictive antidepressants that work on anxiety but they take up to five weeks to fully kick in. All the best to you. By the way, your English is very good!
 
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Coralyy

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Hello, sorry for my late response. I prefer to try not to see my doctor to talk about that. I don't even want to open up about it either to my mom or my doctor... I don't want to take medication so I will try to "fix" it by finding exercices and if doesn't work I will try to talk about it!
Thank for your responses :)
 
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Talk about something you like. I did a speech one time about basketballs because I loved the sport but I wore a shirt too low that you could see my chest so the teacher got mad. Even tho I was embarrassed and one of my worse speech’s it was ok cause I got an A! Good luck 👍
 
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