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Hello....I am new to this site and need some help! I have been struggling with Social anxiety disorder for some time now. Previously I was taking Paxil, although I always felt there was a cloud over my head. I have a really good job that I got after graduating college and graduate school and am preparing to give a presentation to a group of ~50 colleagues this week. To say that I am dreading it is an understatement! I recently had to give a presentation to a small group of colleagues and my heart was racing, my hands were shaking, my face was flushed, my knees were weak and my voice was wavering. All visible for my co-workers to see. My doctor recently prescribed Atarax which I haven't taken yet, but am planning on taking prior to my presentation this week. Is anyone out there familiar with this drug? Or have you faced a similar situation at work? How did you cope????