I did a little research on anxiety problems and this forum came up. Im in my mid 20's and have a strong fear of speaking in front of others. I wasn't always this way; not until my jr. year in HS. I second guess everything I say and feel like everything I say is awkward. I have a good job, but Im scared that if I can't get over my anxiety, I will never be promoted. I always thought I had confidence and self-esteem so I don't know why this is such a fear for me. I get really red and sweaty and my bp goes nuts whenever I am faced with an uncomfortable situation.