Are there any over the counter medications that can help ease nerves and anxiety?By
I have to do a public speaking presentation and I am going to get really nervous, as most people. Is there anything that can help me cope with the nervousness and anxiety before and during the presentation, such as over the counter medications?
I don't recommend any kind of medication for any emotional disorder EVER. I have dealt with nerves, anxiety, depression, bi-polar and ultra ultra depressive symptoms for 14 years. I have tried many types of medications (prescription AND over the counter) and therapy. Nothing worked. I have been free of all medications for 2 years now. The only thing that cured me was my own free will. I said I was done with drugs and refused to be drug-dependant. With the help of my friends, I've been a free person for 2 years with almost no symptoms. Your mind is stronger than any pill.
Here are a few tips to over come your public speaking fears:
~Talk to the audience as you would a group of friends. Pretend these people are your best buddies and talk to them as you would every day.
~Realize that most people in your class are probably as nervous as you are.
~Realize its only a few minutes and it will be over. It is not a test of your self worth.
~When ever you get stressed over something you HAVE to do or a choice you have to make, ask yourself—"will it matter next week? will it matter next year? will it matter in 10 years? Will it matter when I'm 100 years old?" This helps you to realize how unimportant some things you stress over really are.
Good luck. I hope you do well.