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I Have Stage Fright

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    Stage Fright Just Starting After Playing Music For 12 Years.

    Well, I've been playing percussion since 5th grade and I am now 21. I am currently going to school for my music to try and make something of it. My whole life, I was a "big fish in a little pond", that pond being my hometown. People knew me and my talent and I think thats why I...
    Vanskid003 Vanskid003 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2012

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    The stuff in books that say the main character

    Feels like their heart's about to beat out of their chest and they shake violently when their nevous is NOT made up, definitely.
    polkadot377 polkadot377 18-21, F Dec 25, 2014

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    It's strange.. I can speak in front of a

    crowd… maybe even millions... But I can't sing in front of them. I've been told I have a great singing voice But I can't show it...!
    Getmoriti Getmoriti 13-15, F Dec 3, 2014

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    In A Specific Class, One Full Of Smart People

    i have stage fright in general, in front of a lot of people i don't know, like lets say the whole school. but i tend to do great presenting in a class of people who mostly have worse grades than i do. the real fear comes in my AP class. i am a chicken in that class. i participate...
    Shamandora Shamandora 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    I have stage fright so bad

    that it's almost impossible for me to sing in front of anyone even my closest friends. I love to sing and I'm not that bad at it according to people that I have gathered enough confidence to sing in front of. I've tried my best to get over my stage fright. I've even done a...
    unexplainedfeelings unexplainedfeelings 18-21, F Feb 23, 2014

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    I hate having stage fright!

    !! I want to get over that stupid fear but I can never do it!!!! I CAN'T DO IT BUT I REALLY WANT TO!!! IM TORED OF IT WHY CANT I JUST STAND IN FRONT OF PEOPLE AND TALK OR DO SOMETHING WHY DO I ALWAYS SHAKE AND GET SCARED I JUST WANT TO GET OVER IT AND DO WHAT I WANT TO DO!!!! I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Help--- I'm really nervous,

    I'm in my first year of college and I'm 2 weeks away from doing my final exam where we have to perform in front of the public and examiners. The reason I'm so nervous is because I'm scared il get sick or make a fool of myself on stage.. It is all choral work but that still...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2014

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    "i Believe " Speech

    So im a senior. So every senior in english class has to do an I believe speech. U have to talk in front of the class of what u believe in. My teacher put this as like 3 test grades and one project grade. SO yeah its alot. Well i did mine on i believe in stopping bullying. OMG. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 24, 2013

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    I sing an I am so scared to sing to anyone.

    I want to get out of that. Any advice?
    Blurredvisionin Blurredvisionin 16-17, F May 1, 2014

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    Stage Fright!!!!!! Xoxox

    i was inprimary a bit ago and everyone was scared of me but i wasnt realy scared of anything but i had stage fright and used to be my biggest fear...... xx
    wolfbloodeve wolfbloodeve 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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    Your Biggest Frear/challenge With Public Speaking? (i Cried On Stage!)

    You know, when I first started out in public speaking, my biggest fear was CRYING on stage! (and I actually cried...) ...and I'm a tough looking guy who used to play professional baseball... LOL. So... here's a bit about me and I'd love to get to know more about you :) When I...
    athletetoowner athletetoowner 26-30 1 Response Sep 5, 2011

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    But The Need Is There

    i have some pretty bad stage fright i start shaking, get a cold sweat (and sometimes start farting a lot xD). i've never passed out or up-chucked though, so it could be worse i guess unfortunately, i also have this undying NEED to get up and perform for people; to want to...
    AllHallowsEve AllHallowsEve 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    Stepping up there. Turning around

    and finding dozens of eyes staring back at you. Look, observing, possibly judging. Who knows what thoughts are running through their minds. You stand there, ready to get it over with. You're sweating. Butterflies in your stomach. Shaking. There's a stutter in your voice. You...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 18-21 May 6, 2014

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    I only have stage fright

    when I play clarinet. The stage is home to me as an actor so that doesn't bother me. I only freak out and start shaking when I play clarinet. I sit second chair so I'm not sure why I am this way. Oh well, no big deal.
    alexis05 alexis05 18-21, F Apr 1, 2014

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    yes i have stage fright

    and here's how i got it. ok this all happened when i was in the fourth maybe third grade i'm not too sure. but the class had to preform a play" Grease" so the day of the play i was happy and excited ready to preform for the audience. there was sessions, the first for the younger...
    shawny97 shawny97 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 4, 2014

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    i was forced to sing in front of a big crowd at

    a wedding and started crying. my parents don't understand that i have stage fright.
    buttney buttney 13-15, F Aug 19, 2014

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    Terrible Experiences

    As a player of the piano, I had to perform in several social functions throughout the years. From the age of around 8 until i was probably 12 years old, I would cry before and during my performance. After getting over this stage, I had to address a crowd of around 400 people at a...
    drbigstuff drbigstuff 18-21 1 Response Mar 31, 2011

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    Afraid of Speeches

    I have stage fright. I'm in college. My major is teaching. I'm so ashamed of being afraid of public speaking and feel alone. I want to quit but I have no where to go. I saw the school counselor and he prescribed some medication. I don't think it's working for me. I still...
    sagealice sagealice 41-45 3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    When i see people staring at me i forgot the

    whole thing which i was about to speak,my heart started pumping harder,feels like i am choking,everything is shaking
    sunnydhuvos sunnydhuvos 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    Don't Want To Mess Up

    I've been on the stage since I was little. I took dance classes for at least 8 years(starting sometime in elementary), so getting up on stage is something you would think I'd be used to. But that isn't the case. At least in dance, I'm not the only one that people are looking at...
    JustForTheStories JustForTheStories 22-25, F Sep 22, 2011

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    I have stage fright and I'm really tired of

    trying to go in front of people to talk. I can't go in front of a class to give a speech for only 2 minutes and there's only 20 kids in that class. I just wish I would stop being afraid I don't even know what I'm afraid of. I don't know how to make myself stop being afraid...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    "i Believe " Speech

    So im a senior. So every senior in english class has to do an I believe speech. U have to talk in front of the class of what u believe in. My teacher put this as like 3 test grades and one project grade. SO yeah its alot. Well i did mine on i believe in stopping bullying. OMG. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 24, 2013

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    I can't even stand still on stage

    for one minute??!! My legs will be shaky and my eyes will get watery. :( I don't like going up on stage. I don't like so much attention.
    inceivenity inceivenity 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2014

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    Sing Your Heart Out.

    I love to sing. But I do have a nasty case of stage fright when singing by myself. If I am even heard, I quiet my voice so that people cant hear me. I wish I could get over it, because in my opinion, im not half bad. I want to be able to sing in front of people without...
    weakintheknees weakintheknees 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    Uhm.. Yeah. Anyways with showmanship you HAVE

    to go out and be in front of people. Although luckily I'm not by myself. Today went pretty well, I got 4th place out of 16. Oh well. 3 more shows to go :(
    Abbyy99 Abbyy99 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    I attended a business I.

    T course, and in it I had to write a little presentation on your favourite entrepreneur. At the time, in class, I had a coke cola bottle, so decided to write it in them. It's a fascinating story about John Pemberton. I rehearsed it over and over. And when I presented it in...
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M Aug 17, 2014

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    So, there I was... Up on that stage, with my old band members but minus 1. And we played a 12 song set and usually after 5-6 songs we decide who gets the stage to do a solo... So...
    KozGame KozGame 16-17, M May 4

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    Creepy thing. I haven't had any frightening visual hallucinations in a while. I've seen people and animals recently, but just a few minutes ago I saw a creature eating a dead body...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I was drunk when seeing the comedy duo Max And Ivan when they asked me to come on stage and have an air guitar battle.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 Apr 28

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    I had a flashback last night at the end of a DBT group. Excellent timing. We were doing mindfulness with flowers. A particular spray of them caught my eye and it felt as though...
    evawar evawar 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My medical file (s) are frighteningly thick!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    If I manage to sleep, I awaken to all over burning, throbbing, stiffened pain; if I don't sleep, I position myself all night to pretend like I don't burn and hurt so badly I want...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F Apr 26

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    ⌂ Home Debbie Avatar Debbie ⚙ Forgive my spelling errors (was very hard to write) Also forgive how long winded this is, but fellow FM sufferers can relate to how...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Some of the things that frighten me the most do not have a physical form Thoughts Words Love Lust Fear Loneliness Heartbreak They're the things you feel with every component of...
    WithinTheHeart WithinTheHeart 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    This is the most frightening feeling of all. Having a man off the computer find out every little detail about you..He hacked my webcam and showed me that he was always watching me...
    LilVixen17 LilVixen17 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I am bored by happy people. Or at least happy acting people, since I think very few are completely and totally happy. The tepid, room temperature, never hot, never cold, always...
    ElMioCid ElMioCid 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 29

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    For me, it is waves. Big waves, little waves- no discrimination in size, cause or timing. It can feel so random. Or it can feel as if it was triggered. It can last hours, days...
    fromthegirlonthewall fromthegirlonthewall 18-21, F May 3

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    When I started having more extreme nightmares when I was a six/seven, I used to sneak into my mum’s bed because I knew that my nightmares wouldn't follow me there. But the...
    lunightandday lunightandday 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    Not really, I was diagnosed with a non-specific psychotic disorder. Meaning "you're definitely weird and we have no idea what's up with you so here's this random label." A lot of...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I can move things with my mind and all I do is point a the object I want moved and then point to what I want it and poof it's there all I really get about it is that it's like an...
    RosaDark RosaDark 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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    Again weird...I was like at some weird school where a group of people I knew (vaguely) were staying, and we kept doing all these challenges, it was like we were playing a mixture...
    nicolewootten nicolewootten 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Sometimes I wish that I didn't have thoughts. Everyday I find my mind racing with thoughts and images and it gives me headaches. There's too much noise and I can't focus.I do what...
    BlackSeoul BlackSeoul 18-21, F May 14

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