This forum gave me the courage to finally ask my doctor for help and I feel like I should share my experience to help other people as well! First off, I broke down and cried when I told my doctor (it was that hard for me) He prescribed me prozac at 10 mg a day and it started helping me the first day. The next few days I had terrible head aches and was shaky when I would try to fall asleep. Those side effects went away and it has been pure bliss. The only way I can describe the feeling is that I AM ABLE TO JUST BE. I don't worry about what others think or say about me. I can read a paragraph out loud to someone without stuttering or getting nervous. I can look people in the eyes when I speak and I speak with confidence.
I know this is just a kick start to my recovery and I still need to work on public speaking. School has always been an issue for me, giving speeches and working in groups. I think that I am one step closer to mastering my SA!