Propranolol public speaking

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Avatar m tn I have an essential tremor which flares up during moments of anxiety like public speaking or interviews. I am going to have an interview next week for a good position, is there any way I can get a doctor in the Dallas/Greenville area to prescribe Propranolol (Inderal) to me by then, using Aetna?
Avatar n tn Will any doctor prescribe propranolol to me for need based public speaking anxiety, or is the only place the psychiatrist?
Avatar f tn I have had severe social anxiety for 2 decades. I was prescribed Inderal for my extreme fear of public speaking. I was prescribed Inderal for the public speaking and tried to deliver my speech, it was a disaster, racing thoughts, mind went blank, voice quivered, hands shook, jelly legs, etc. I may not have been on the right dose, because I have always had a very high tolerance. My question is what is the highest dose allowed.
1243620 tn?1274794297 Of course everyone is different so some people may require higher doses to combat the symptoms, but if anxiety is affecting your daily life I highly recommend speaking to your doctor about giving propranolol a try. They give you the confidence to get on with life and stop avoiding certain situations.
Avatar n tn Prior to that, I avoided any kind of public speaking and many social situations because my heart would race, my hands and voice would shake...I'd look like a nervous wreck, which only sap my confidence and make me more embarrassed and more nervous. In college, I'd drop classes if I had to give a speech, and my social anxiety definitely interfered with my dating life. Propranaol's made a huge difference. I generally take about 40 to 60 mg.
Avatar f tn ok that is difficult for u ---inderal/propranolol is used in anxiety situitions as well -like public speaking -things like that --i dropped to 10 once a day for 2 mths than a half of 10 for about 3 weeks and then just stopped ,,i was on it for a good lenth of time cause i had problems with the anit-arrhythmias drugs ,,i too am very sestivite to meds ,,and it is difficult to find a balance ,,,my hr goes up all the time now most morning it 110-120 but dips down after a while ,i have an another are
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 f tn I am a graduate student. I have a fear of public speaking and a stage/performance fear when I speak in front of new people or students of my class. A few of my classes require that I give powerpoint presentations in front of the class. When I am on the spot, my voice and hands become shaky - I sometimes lose concentration to the point that I cannot get words out of my mouth even though I go in front of the class very well prepared.
Avatar m tn 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... extremely distressing and lowering my quality of life. I have come across propranolol in my research and it really seems like the vast majority from people with similar symptoms that this drug is an absolute game changer.
Avatar n tn If the same doctor prescribed both these medications for you, then you can trust it's safe to take them together.......but you must read the labels! Sometimes "together" doesn't mean "at the same time." Some meds need to be taken with food and some on an empty stomach, some in the morning and some at night. If you have any questions about how to take these meds, call your doctor or pharmacist for the correct dosing schedule.
Avatar f tn I am a graduate student. I have a fear of public speaking and a stage/performance fear when I speak in front of new people or students of my class. A few of my classes require that I give powerpoint presentations in front of the class. When I am on the spot, my voice and hands become shaky - I sometimes lose concentration to the point that I cannot get words out of my mouth even though I go in front of the class very well prepared.
Avatar m tn Hi, I was prescribed Inderal LA by my GP a few years ago for public speaking and have been using in on/off for nearly 5 years now. They have always been 80mg tablets, so it surprises me that some people on here say 80mg is a very high dose. I only take inderal LA about once or twice a month, although it is often 2x80mg... I have returned to the GP for several repeat prescriptions and have also bought inderal over the internet.
Avatar m tn Fear of Public Speaking, “socially challenged”, decreased interests in family, personal, and work related activities, often has difficulties sleeping. Sometimes talk while asleep. No sleep-walker. Family issues and son’s mild autism are big stressors are also big stressors.
Avatar n tn In the treatment of anxiety, propranolol is usually not administered on a chronic basis but, rather, prior to stressful events such as public speaking or acting. ----------------------------------- Have you been diagnosed with anxiety? If so, I don't think that propranolol is the first line medication to treat long-term anxiety. You seem to have learned the CBT techniques such as the breathing, etc. What I'm wondering is if you are on the right medication.
Avatar n tn A lot of folks take propranolol to reduce anxiety for public speaking, etc. I'd tend to agree that they aren't a cure for PVCs based on my personal experience. I think they are more for just helping one to cope better... I saw you were going to try the Taurine/L-arginine supplements. Please do report back. Just FYI, I'm doing 1G L-arginine (nightly) and 2G Taurine (split AM/PM). I do consume alcohol at times and caffeine daily. So far so good!
Avatar n tn So I am stuck with a dilemma--do I stay with the drug that reduces the PVC's the best, or the drug that reduces the anxiety the best? Last night, I had a public speaking engagement, and I thought my heart was going to stop--I had severe bigeminy and anxiety. So I don't know what to do now. One of my doctors told me that pharmacology is a very inexact science--more of an art really, and that you just have to experiment with the different choices.
Avatar m tn But don't jump the gun on this, your professor may be willing to work with you in a way that you can do your presentation to her. If not, see your doctor, there is a medication that many public speakers are given just prior to speaking that calms their anxiety for a few hours...It's called Inderal or the generic is Propanolol. I really think if your professor was going to tell you that you had to do them anyway, she wouldn't have asked you to see her first thing Monday.
Avatar m tn I have Fear of Public Speaking, “socially challenged”, decreased interests in family, personal, and work related activities, often has difficulties sleeping. Family issues and son’s mild autism are big stressors are also big stressors.
Avatar m tn now, i also have a bad fear of public speaking, something i have to do a lot with at my job. so i take 20mg propranolol 1/2 hr beofre.... maybe 5-10x a month. after my own researh, i was shocked to find that inderal can trigger asthma attacks. i asked my allergist about it and she didnt seem too concerned... as my tests are saying i dont even have asthma anymore since starting the treatment.
Avatar n tn Propranolol is only helpful in performance situations such as public speaking and not in generalized types of social phobia. This very common condition is also greatly improved by psychotherapy and I recommend that this become part of your treatment if you are not already involved in it. Keep in mind that this information is intended for eductional purposes only. If interested in seeing a HFHS psychiatrist then call 313 874 6680 for an appointment.
Avatar n tn i have a huge fear of public speaking, interviews reading aloud in front of others, making speaches, answering questions in groups. i go red like a tomato every time, my heart beats so hard that it leaves stretch marks on my tee shirts. my confidence is very low. do i have social phobia? can i get medicATION? what can i do to stop going red? how do i become confident again... this is ruining my life.
Avatar m tn If you have treatment facilities available, I suggest doing a search or speaking with her doctor about what is available. Also, have you spoken directly with your mom? What does she say about stopping the medication?
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 .
Avatar m tn However, as a long-time anxiety and sometimes depression sufferer, I'd question the meds you're on now. The first, a beta blocker, is only usually used for social phobias such as public speaking, not for the more generalized anxiety you're describing, and the second, Buspar, has failed virtually all clinical trials and is mainly used as an adjunct to an ssri, a form of antidepressant.
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 m tn Fear of Public Speaking, “social ly challenged”, decreased interests in family, personal, and work related activities, often has difficulties sleeping. Family issues and son’s mild autism are big stressors are also big stressors.
Avatar n tn I am now a coffee drinker and do public speaking regularly (although there's where anxiety is normal, eh?) It did take 2-3 years to do - it is a process, but it can be done!
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.
Avatar f tn With medication, the same ones are used for all three with the exception of the propanolol, which is only usually helpful for social anxiety or public speaking fears. Because it affects the heart, if you do try it, make sure your psychiatrist explains it.
Avatar n tn I am in college, and the situations which cause me to have excessive anxiety are many. Not only do I experience dread and apprehension at the thought of speaking/participating in class, but my heart also pounds uncontrollably when I am required to speak in public. I started taking Zoloft to control the anxiety (4 weeks ago), but my heart still races--up to 130bpm.