Metoprolol for public speaking

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1243620 tn?1274794297 But it is short acting meaning it doesn't stay in your system for more than a few hours. Many who take it for anxiety are public speakers who need to calm down right before making a speech. If your anxiety is severe there may be better ones for you, but only your doctor will know. Since you've had problems in the past he may have a reason for giving you the propanolol. Trust in his decision, it does work for anxiety and may be best for you. Your doctor is your best resource.
Avatar m tn I have taken Toprol XL 50 for several years, not to control high blood pressure or other cardiac condition, but because I have had 4 serious public speaking related crash and burn episodes (one landed me in the ER) that my cardiologist said was likely a-fib. My pharmacy switched me to the Sandoz generic in Sept 2007 and all seemed to be going well until January 2008 when I started having arrhymias, mostly at bedtime (lying flat), causing me to sleep in a chair a number of nights.
Avatar n tn I now take 30-40 caps a month, but really feel the need for more to function. I was prescribed originally for extreme migraines, then began using for my anxiety disorder. How do I get off this drug, and CAN I after all these years?
Avatar n tn I have also had for the past 2 years or so bad anxiety. For example when I am asked to public speak in class I have to avoid it because my heart beats really fast and I go red in the face and tremble etc. This is really having a bad affect on my life and would love to get it sorted out. I have tried several methods such as practicing but none seem to work. I have heard of beta blockers which seem to work from reviews I have read.
338416 tn?1420049302 But when I used to do a lot of public speaking (fate worse than death for many!) in my church as a worship leader, my head started to go bonkers again. So, of all people, my psychiatrist prescribed Inderal for me, and it took care o the problem completely. Years later, my last neuro believed I had postural tremor in my right hand, specifically. Not at all in my left. My husband also told him had a wide tremor in my head at times, which I didn't notice.
1298588 tn?1330322581 I know people who play musical instruments and take the occasional beta blocker to calm their nerves on an event night. I myself use to be scared of speaking up in public and standing up in front of people and it affected me until i got sick of it, signed up to a stand up comedy class and just did it.
Avatar f tn Put me on propranolol beta blocker (beta 1 and 2 both, also used off label for anxiety before public speaking and such) helps some but definitely doesn't help enough to allow me to work out again...
Avatar f tn Person was just honestly speaking and technically as much as we dont want to hear it or for it to be true, it is. Unfortunately even though we are told these rhythms are benign, there is a very small chance that the timing of the PVC causes outcomes such as this...
Avatar m tn here is my list Lack of sleep - pvc's always stress - pvc's always public speaking - pvc's always doctor visit - pvc's always laughing - pvc's sometimes yoga (certain positions) - always deep breathing in - pvc's sometimes and sometimes nsvt hormones - pvc's flutters, tachy, always eating big meals - sometimes alcohol - sometimes chocolate - sometimes bending over - sometimes msg - always caffiene - sometimes (figure that one out) out of the blue (usually when I'm relaxed so go figure again)
Avatar n tn The short acting benzos are good too if ONLY used on an occasional basis for when you need to do public speaking or for other people who perform. It is common practice for these people to take a beta blocker and/or a benzo only as needed in these cases. When I posted before it was for All not just for nurseam and I apologize for the misinterpretation.
Avatar n tn The first was on November 17th 2000. I was paralyzed on my whole left side for several days. The last stroke was on september 29 2003. It was alot more mild. The ER actually didnt believe that I had one at all but I could tell. It later showed up on the MRI's that I really had it. Doctors said the first one was caused by a sinus medicine that I had taken and now they are baffeled as to why I had another one. I am in perfect health acording to them.
Avatar n tn Hello Doctor, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for hosting this forum, I've posted once before and have found it very informative and helpful, thank you! I have a few questions concerning PVC's & PAC's. I have been evaluted by two different cardiologists with a battery of tests and everthing is normal, noted 1/2 apical ejection (flow) murmur only (28 year old male, 5' 11", 190LBS, athletic). 1.
544292 tn?1268886268 I stick with it because I remember how the T-train caused INCREASED pain all over my body, in places I never imagined I could have pain. I stick with it because I can remember what it was like to be in the FOG of TRAM, to walk into a room, and forget why I was there, I stick with it because I would rather not get killed on my motorcycle from being too fogged to care what I was doing.
2109196 tn?1334186552 Thank-you for your reply, Jerry. I took Flecainide for 6 days and had to stop it. No SVT, but I lost 17 pounds in 1 week and had 2 ER visits with squeezing chest pain. I took 100 mg of Flecainide 2x daily with 25 mg of Atenolol (which I've taken every day since 1988 when I nearly passed out from a terrible SVT event over 165 BPM, extreme tunnel vision). I also took 2 mg of Ativan. Here is what Flecainide did.
Avatar f tn This has been happening to me since I was in high school. At the time, it really scared my mom and me, so I underwent all sorts of tests, including an MRI. Nothing abnormal could be found. I have the same symptoms many of you are describing, usually when I'm doing something mundane like sitting at a meeting, sitting in front of the computer, and even while driving a few times. My brain feels like it "jumps" or "shakes" in one big movement that lasts less than a second.
Avatar n tn I have never had panic attacks before in my life. Just very anxious in certain situations like public speaking or test anxiety type stuff. I did have a LOT of stress for the few months prior to the onset of this happening to me every night. And was having dizziness, palpitations, heart racing & pounding very forcefully. Started having short rushes gradually here & there when at work through the day randomly, but short lived at first.
Avatar n tn Any way I also would be interested in what anyone might have to say about it and or what they may have learned from this? If you know or even think this to be the case for you I would also like to correspond with you to trade stories and info on what you''ve learned and done. Be well.
Avatar f tn Numb legs, tingles in my neck, heart pounding, blacked out but heard everyone speaking, it was the worst nightmare i have ever had. Ever since that day i felt high for weeks. Fog like, dream like, etc etc. That never seemed to subside. I went to tons of therapists that claim the pot was laced and it messed up my chemicals in my brain. So for years i suffered with ocd thoughts( harming others, obsessing over catching a disease.. etc etc) about two years ago i encountered the worse one..
Avatar f tn Absolutely nothing out of the ordinary happened (that I'm aware of) prior to this incident, except for insertion of Mirena IUD one week prior - I do still have it but now think I'll have it removed. Thus began months of seemingly random 'attacks' during which I'd get varying combinations of tachycardia, high BP, tremors esp in left leg, lightheadedness, inability to fully inhale, feeling of not getting enough oxygen even if I could breathe properly, and the list goes on.
1397648 tn?1288146526 I actually hallucinated on them and they lingered for days. I did talk to others that have had surgery and they didn't have the same reaction , so it may be just me. I had essentially 2 nurses taking care of me in my room, one for general house keeping and care and the other a cardiac nurse. Both were professional and caring to the max. I also, being a single guy, developed a crush on my nurse in the OR, but I'll save that story for my buddys.
Avatar n tn Over a week ago for absolutely no identifiable reason my heart started skipping way more beats than usual. I can go hours with none and then have several hours where I'll have 2 or 3 a minute. It's setting me over the edge. I don't know if it's dangerous or not. I went to the ER the other day and they basically didn't care at all and just had me take Ativan and sent me home.
537497 tn?1292556656 The sound of her saying that makes me laugh at the time but it truly is not funny when going through the motions. I am constantly going to the ER. For example, I went last night. For about two days I have had pressure in my back, chest, neck, throat, water brash, sour taste in my mouth, abdominal pain, and the feeling like I am choking on my saliva. I ran out of work about 45 minutes before the end of my shift because I could not take the discomfort any longer.
503727 tn?1210442710 I feel dizzy ALOT and I am afraid to be alone or go to a store, When I get in a store I get dizzy, hot and I can feel my heart racing in my chest. I too have had all the various workups for my health and am otherwise fine. I took xanax, and the first pill worked fine then after that they didn't work anymore Now i've started prozac and I feel even worse, everytime I stand up I get the feeling im going to black out. Hopefully this will go away soon.
Avatar n tn so that definately just increased my anxiety 10 fold. A long with this, I was told to wear a hear monitor for a month which did nothing except increase it even more, and I did not even wear the monitor in the end. The strangest symptons though are just constant vibrations or movements in my intestinal area, bad heart burn, bad gas, and a feeling like I have to burp but just cant. Im hoping that my heart is fine and the feelings are just from my focusing on it too much, but I just dont know.
Avatar n tn But the feeling that I get dizzy when I try to focus my eyes is always there, 24/7/ I have been like this for 4 months now. I am desperate (waiting for an MRI soon) as I can barerly work and then I come home and can barerly get out of bed. If you found anything to help please tell me about it.
Avatar n tn I'm worried all the time that it's going to happen in public. It happens several times a week for me. I'm starting a journal of what I eat and when these episodes happen and all the symptoms. Let's all do that and see if there's a common thread. At least then we see if it's a food allergy.