Propranolol 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.
Avatar n tn I agree with the above reply, with the exception of the info that propanolol needs to be taken daily. Beta blockers like Inderal are often prescribed "as needed" to combat stage fright, presentation anxiety. They're usually prescribed to be taken within a certain time frame (usually an hour or so) before the anxiety causing event. I do agree that taking both medications isn't necessary, and could exacerbate symptoms of drowsiness, dizziness, etc.
Avatar f tn Of interest, propranolol is one of the banned substances in the Olympics, presumably for its use in controlling stage fright and tremors....Propranolol is currently being investigated as a potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Thanks for your questions. If you have any other questions or comments you are welcome to respond.
Avatar n tn Hi, Propranolol is used to for migraine prophylaxis ie to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks. It will be ineffective during the attack. There are other treatment option for migraine like imitrex which are effective during the attack. The best thing to do for migraine is to identify the trigger. Please let me know if you need anyother information.
Avatar n tn It's a beta blocker, prescribed for hypertension, and heart related symptoms (ie palpitations), and it's often used on an as needed basis for people with stage fright, or fear of giving public demonstrations, etc. It can be effective for anxiety, and is frequently prescribed for anxiety. How did your doc instruct you to take it? Daily? Or as needed? One of the biggest concerns is a drop in blood pressure. As long as your BP doesn't run exceedingly low, it shouldn't be a concern.
1268921 tn?1288922656 org/wiki/Propranolol I started it yesterday--1 tab for 3 days, then 2 tabs for 3 days, then 3 tabs for 3 days (monitoring vision the whole while)--then 2 tabs 3x/day--if needed. Who knows?!?!?! Certainly hoping it will help as the vision continues to deteriorate and it's been so long since I had 'normal' vision.
Avatar n tn When I read up on the drug I saw that it is also prescribed for stage fright. Now I can talk to people without getting so nervous, it's wonderful.
Avatar n tn Do research on it it is used for actors for stage fright /public speaking. Has a lot of off label uses for anxiety. Also if u feel one coming on try controlling your breath deep breaths in through the nose out through the mouth sometimes this can just stop it in its tracks before it even starts .
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 n tn Sometimes this stops my pvcs completely and it is also prescribed as antianxiety - specifically stage fright - does not quite do it for me on the anxiety, but it might help you. Does the Klonopin help you?
Avatar n tn I was prescribed propranolol (beta blocker) at one time to help with anxiety. It is often used by musicians and actors to curb stage fright. It has something to do with adrenaline receptors, and apart from lowering blood pressure I think it curbs the effects of adrenaline, which is what causes tremor in anxiety. Unfortunatly I have been taken off that as my GP did not like it as a long term solution to anxiety and now I am on lorazepam instead, and no that doesn't stop the tremors.
Avatar n tn Hi, dwc--I'm sorry I have not been too responsive lately--My wife and I decided to take a few days off. Let me start by telling you that I went through the whole heart event process (seven days)--I returned the monitor the day before I went on vacation and I am going to make an appointment with the cardiologist tomorrow to discuss the results.