Originally Posted by ellektra
Ok let me start out by saying I don't really speak to anyone unless I have to. But over the past year or so, I've noticed myself stuttering, slurring, and mispronouncing words when I do speak to people. I'm getting myself worried that I have a brain tumor or some kind of cognitive disorder -- but it could also be that my SA has just gotten worse. Does anyone else have this problem? It's soooo embarrassing, I think people must think I am mentally challenged when I speak to them. help help help, please!
Yeah that stuttering problem has been an issue for me everytime I've had a convo with people, and it seemed to worsen in the past few months, maybe cuz I was in a new situation(entered first quarter at a college in a new state, living w/roommate 1st time in life).....
The stuttering really got bad when I was in actual convos w/people, like one day, my roommate asked what I did that day, and I kept on stumbling, stuttering over my words, and I thought my main issue behind the stuttering was that my thoughts come at a faster rate than possible to could form words, and so the result was me stuttering trying to "keep up" with my thoughts(its not as weird as it sounds) but now that you mentioned that brain tumor thing you got me scared that that
might be the issue!
The way I kind of nipped the stuttering issue is that I consciously
forced myself to speak slower. Like when I would convo with people, I didn't let myself speak at the rate that I usually do because that would cause me to stutter, so even though as the thoughts/sentences formed in my mind, I could have spoken at a slightly higher rate, I didn't allow myself to do that-
Instead, I spoke a bit slower, not abnormally slowly, but I spoke slowly enough that it was like I was thinking before I was saying each word, when in actuality I was just kind of trying to slow down so stuttering became kind of a non issue-
So thats what I recommmend 4 u-concisosly slow your self down, even though u may naturally talk quicker