18-01-2016, 04:38 AM
(18-01-2016, 01:16 AM)niflheim Wrote:(18-01-2016, 12:34 AM)Ozle Wrote: I was imagining something similar to banzos without the sedation or loss of judgement. If does makes you euphoric even at lose doses it's likely not something I could ever see myself taking daily for college.
I have some issues with public speaking, even when it's just summarising my dissertation to a professor at the beginning of term, or presenting to a panel an outline of the project I'm meant to be undertaking and producing concrete results for by the end of this semester.
Then again, phenibut already does a great job of managing situations like that.
It's not something anyone should be taking daily. Any anxiolytic effects are likley to be downstream effects of serotonin release and repeated use (even at low dose) wil deplete your serotonin quickly.
You're at college - this is the best time to learn how to deal with your nerves around public speaking. Lots of people have problems with this, and (really) the solution is to keep doing it in spite of the anxiety and learn not to care if you screw up. College is a low-consequence environment where imperfection is expected because you're still being educated. Drugs can help with anxiety, but they don't teach you anything. The only way out is through. You have to experience the anxiety in order to learn how to deal with it. Spending the time and effort now is genuinely an investment that will pay off later.
Anxiety is just a signal your brain produces when it senses danger. You can't control the emotional signals that your brain presents to you (at least not in the short term), but you can choose how you respond to them; it's not always easy but it's a skill you can develop and get better at. Have a look at cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness techniques. Colleges often provide counselling services for students which may also be helpful.
Can I add to this :D
Also I'd suggest a drama group/production if you're having trouble with public speaking. Trust me the workshops they do for this exact reason are brilliant :)
I used to not like talking infront of 8 or 9 people, ended up doing 6 different shows, each ran for 5 nights with audiences of 600.
I sung solo in one of these and had atleast one lead role in each play.
You'd be surprised at what these drama people can pull from you :)
They say pain is relative, it certainly feels like a relative of mine... One that I can't get rid of.