Metoprolol for stage fright

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Avatar m tn Propranalol is an extremely good beta-blocker to take for stage fright, although 10mg is a very low dose. I take 40mg x 2 times a day to my general anxiety and find it helps a great deal. Maybe, under doctors supervision, you could try a higher dose but with your angioplasty please consult your doctor befor doing so, as they do lower blood pressure and slow the heart.
443862 tn?1238003039 And its not Metoprolol that helps anxiety. It's actually Propranolol that treats stage fright and performance anxiety, which is a b2, not a b1 blocker. Just some thoughts.
Avatar f tn Ever since I can remember, I have had HORRIBLE stage fright, acute anxiety, near-panic. Recently I've been diagnosed with concentric left ventricular hypertrophy, kidney stones, complex partial seizures, etc., so my anxiety has been compounded. I have access to both Toprol XL and Xanax, and I'm curious which one will help mediate some of my stage fright symptoms (I told intend to take them all the time; only when I know I'll be afraid).
1312221 tn?1273726532 Propanolol is Inderal and Metoprolol is another name for the medication Lopressor. Both meds are beta blockers, and while they are in the same class of medications, they vary a bit in their chemical make-up and action. Inderal is the most commonly prescribed beta blocker for the treatment of anxiety or anxiety-related symptoms (ie fast heart rate, palpitations, blushing, etc).
Avatar f tn Okay.. Thanks And no I have non of those , she told me to have them for my head pains (which have sort of disappeared regardless) and my anxiety..I've not had them yet.. Just worried to.. But I've been told of so many times by the doctors..
612551 tn?1450025775 This has all led to me being on Metoprolol (Beta Block) for several years. This is taken to keep my heart rate under control (in the 80s at rest). A unwanted side effect that came with it was a too low blood pressure, and some related dizziness problems. I noticed in recent times that my BP is around normal, no more too low BP.
Avatar m tn Have you tried any other beta-blocker to assist your "stage fright" episodes? I have heard that inderal works well for that type of situation. Maybe you could try something different. Or maybe you don't need a beta-blocker at all anymore? I've tried the generic--metoprolol and it didn't work to curb my pvcs, just made me tired. I tried inderal and it didn't touch the pvcs but made me less tired than the metoprolol.
Avatar f tn If your heart rate is still too fast maybe you should try a beta blocker they also help with anxiety as well. I know they prescribe them to people with stage fright as well. good luck and sorry to hear of your other troubles as well.
Avatar f tn Yes, I think atenolol probably crosses the brain barrier, since it is used for anxiety and for stage fright/ speech fright, ect... I will talk to a pharmacist as you suggested, but maybe it just not my time yet to get off of this med. I have only been on atenolol for 9 months after trying a host of calicum channel blockers , other beta blockers, this has done wonders for me and I feel ungrateful for complaining about small side effects after all I the other "things" I have endured.
Avatar f tn Consider avoiding B blockers if possible. Ok for some people obviously, but I was on Metoprolol for a few months and exp side effects. The worst we're periods of depression(clinical depression! I.e. not of your control). No Medes now and my pvcs no big deal... But I cut out caffeine, alcohol and heavy exercise.
584903 tn?1233834986 Granted, I have not had as many as most the posters here, for me, a lot is 5 a day, but, those 5 scare me so badly I am paralyzed with fright. I have had the Echo, holter monitor, and all blood work, and they are glowing. EVERYTHING is perfect, so, I can only chalk mine up to extreme anxiety. I DO have panic/anxiety attacks, and when I am in "anxious mode" I do notice the buggers acting up more. Also, eating and drinking lots of water at once will sometimes trigger them.
Avatar n tn Once I get my bearings I settle down and can get back to sleep but it's super unsettling. I've had tachycardia issues for a few years and have been on metoprolol for about 7 months (had an ablation that wasn't effective). The met keeps my PVCs mostly under control, but this waking up after 30-45 min. of sleep is a relatively new deal for me. I've noticed that I have a sinus symptom along with my heart issues.
Avatar n tn The number you were given for what your HR should have been may have come from the target HR formula that uses 220-age for your maximum rate. That formula is an average and does not hold for everyone--maybe you're just someone who has a higher max HR. (Personally I think that formula should be defenestrated--if you don't know what that means, look it up). What did the physical fitness test involve? I would be curious to know how strenuous it is.