Propranolol for performance anxiety

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Avatar m tn Hello, I've been using propranolol over a year for performance anxiety. I made the mistake to stop cold turkey for about two weeks during semester break. I used to take 120mg. When school started again,during the first week I used propranolol for two days at the same dose and I realised that blushing,high blood pressure,palpitations came back. The second week I tried to increase the dose in order to overcome withdrawl. However, the outcome was even worse.
Avatar m tn Hello, I've been using propranolol over a year for performance anxiety. I made the mistake to stop cold turkey for about two weeks during semester break. I used to take 120mg. When school started again,during the first week I used propranolol for two days at the same dose and I realised that blushing,high blood pressure,palpitations came back. The second week I tried to increase the dose in order to overcome withdrawl. However, the outcome was even worse.
Avatar f tn Prior to being pregnant I would take 5-10mg of Propranolol a few times a month for performance anxiety. I have withheld using it so far but it has really hindered me at work. I have a big presentation I need to give this week in front of 150 people and fear getting on stage without taking it. However, I am also nervous about any potential harm to my baby. Can you clarify if it is safe to use propranolol (5mg) infrequently during the remainder of my pregnancy??? thank you very much!!
Avatar n tn //></a>. Inderal will continue to help your stage flight as before even if you were on Inderal prophylaxis for migraine, because the additional dose will give you the desirable effects. Inderal will not eliminate all the anxiety in public speaking... Inderal may sometimes create problems, e.g.
Avatar m tn Anyone got any suggestions for what I try next for performance anxiety (public speaking)? Propranolol is doing funny things to my head (fuzzy, blurry thinking, verging on mini-intermittent headaches) a week or so after taking it. Strange thing is, I was using it fine for about 5-6 years, then suddenly I've developed these side effects... I could live with them, but for the fact they stay around for several weeks after just one dose and it drives me crazy...
Avatar m tn I'm on propanolol for anxiety. I have an implant and never have my period, but after 2 days on propanolol I have started my period? Help what do I do, is this bad?
Avatar f tn I had a huge weight gain on this medication so my dr swapped me to propranolol (20 MG three times a day). I have taken this medicine for 7 days now and I'm not sleeping. I'm very anxious at night. Night sweats are terrible. My heart hurts; it's not pounding or racing though. I still have ativan but I'm scared to take it because I don't know how this propranolol is works. Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn I have gone the Propranolol, xanax, and Klonopin routes and I currently have all 3 of those in my medicine cabinet. Here is my summary on their effectiveness for anxiety: Propranolol: Does nothing at all to alleviate anxiety. The only thing it does is lessen the side-effects of anxiety. It does help a bit with confidence because you "think you have an edge", and you do, but it doesn't get rid of it at all.
Avatar f tn Anyone knows the dosage of propranolol (inderal) for a 37 year old for the purpose of relieving the symptoms asociated with anxiety (shaky hands and trembling voice) that is to be taken 1 hour before the anxiety provoking situation?
Avatar m tn Hello, so basically I've been using ashwagandha,rhodiola rosea(with breaks) and propanolol for performance anxiety. The problem is that when I use this regimen I have this weird and bad odor coming from my pores.However,this happens occasionally during the day and not all the time. I have come to the conclusion that there are two possible causes. 1) according to one study ashwagandha caused thyrotoxicosis to a 32-year-old woman http://www.ncbi.nlm....
Avatar f tn Thank you for your responses regarding my post. I have been on paxil and xanax when I was first diagnosed with anxiety attacks and that form of therapy seemed to help considerably. I too noticed the hand tremors with Paxil. When I was taken off Paxil the hand tremors stopped.
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Avatar m tn ) Before I had my first one last May, I had heard of people having anxiety problems (my ex-girlfriends mom took meds for them) but just scoffed at people actually having to take medications to control their thoughts. What pish-posh I thought to myself. Well, after 1 year of having these #$%^$@ panic attacks, it's not pish-posh anymore.
Avatar n tn Propranolol can cause fatigue, can affect the libido, and has some other side effects but it is generally well tolerated in younger adults. If you are very atheletic, propranolol may affect your performance as an athlete because it slows the heart rate. However, again, it is one of the established treatments for BET and it is useful in most people.
405614 tn?1329147714 Take care, kathy
Avatar n tn The medication used most often for anxiety is Propranolol. This is a non-specific beta-blocker (not targeted just for the heart muscle). I'm not too sure if this is a good route for GAD (again, it should be your MD's call). Generally, it is used for things like performance anxiety. In other words, if you are anxious because of symptoms (racing heart and S.O.B.) these might be o.k. But, if your anxiety is mental in etiology (going crazy or getting sick), the beta-blocker might not be the best.
Avatar n tn Propranolol is best known for its benefit in performance anxiety. If your anxiety disorder does not include performance anxiety as a major component, you may consider weaning off Propranolol, after consulting with your psychiatrist. Sertraline is expected to take care of the anxiety as well as the depression.
Avatar n tn You might discuss with your physician the reasons for your rapid heart rate, which can be secondary to a number of underlying diseases such as thyroid disease. Atenolol is an appropiate medication for performance anxiety and it seems that it has been of help to you. For patients with generalized social phobia, antidepressants such as Zoloft are the treatment of choice.
Avatar n tn 47 I'm taking 30mg of Buspar a day for treatment of social phobia. I'm also taking 80mg of Propranolol LA for high blood pressure (and for treatment of social phobia). I am also seeking council with a psychologist. I could deal with having social phobia if it wasn't for the physical evidence of it. My main concern is to rid myself of over-blushing and over-perspiring episodes that occur every day.
Avatar m tn I suffer from severe performance anxiety. Most recently I had a test for a university subject and I felt like before and during the exam I was going to have a heart attack. I was completely prepared, I knew the material, but when it came to the exam I was just so uncontrollably anxious I literally could not write. I am concerned my tutor will not be able to read my writing and I will receive a 0 it was that bad. I have never been able to do well in interviews, public speaking, etc...
Avatar m tn There are several of us on here who have a similar eye complaint: seeing a bright flash, like the afterimage of a flash bulb, when we blink, and sometimes, on upgaze. This is transient symptom for most of us, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When the "spot" in our visual field passes over a dark background, the spot appears light. When the spot passes over a light background, it appears dark.
Avatar f tn or blowing things out of proportion. I will try Xanax next week with Propranolol for my appeal I am fighting for at the university for a group of students. Thank you greatly. Have a good holiday season.
401095 tn?1351395370 A combination of an SSRI and haloperidol (Haldol) can help such tics and the OCD symptoms. C. General Anxiety For general anxiety, medications help reduce some of the symptoms of anxiety. (Escitalopram oxalate) Lexapro has been approved for treatment of GAD. There are current studies indicating that the tricyclic antidepressant imipramine and other SSRI's may also be effective for general anxiety.
Avatar n tn It is far worse when in a social situation or when doing a task like cutting veggies or writing, not all the time, but sometimes. The typical treatment for this is propranolol (a beta blocker) and if there is anxiety along with it, then clonazepam too. The propranolol will help with the shakes and also anxiety, but if the anxiety is more pronounced and/or with panic attacks then my guess would be that the doctor would prescribe clonazepam with it.
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 Doc has prescribed small dose beta-blockers, perhaps for anxiety - not sure? Daughter has had long-standing behavioural and mood problems since childhood. She has good patches where she is wonderful and bad patches where she seems to slump as if suffering from low blood sugar.
1448936 tn?1363209946 I second what Atlastfree said. I use Propranolol. I use it for more than just anxiety, but it definitely helps the physical manifestations.
Avatar m tn A neurologist put him on Propranolol, and the episodes went from every 6 - 8 weeks to ZERO. He stayed on the Propranolol for a year, then weaned off and was symptom-free for another year. In April (7 months ago), he had another 10-day episode.
Avatar n tn I have been on Half Inderal for about 3 months for Anxiety and I notice that I have problems remembering things and I find I feel kinda spaced out, and slowed down, I'm also a bit more clumsy as well. Anyone else like this ?
Avatar n tn ) I've heard that beta-blockers don't make PVC's less frequent, but just lessen the amount of PVC's the patient feels. True or false? Also, I was on beta-blockers (propranolol) for a while (only 10-20mg a day) It barely lowered my heart rate (by 5-10bpm), but it multiplied the amount of PVC's I had enormously. Any ideas on why this happened? I'm unfit, and slightly overweight. Will losing weight lower my resting heart rate?