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Performance Anxiety
Propranolol
by Hitzjazzcat
Citation:   Hitzjazzcat. "Performance Anxiety: An Experience with Propranolol (exp56194)". Erowid.org. Jun 17, 2007. erowid.org/exp/56194

 
DOSE:
  oral Pharms - Propranolol (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 150 lb


I am a musical performer, and was made aware of beta-blockers from a few of my professors. Supposedly it helps with stage fright. Because of the fact that I'm a music major, I have to perform multiple times a year, which really freaks me out. So, I asked my doctor about beta-blockers. She prescribed me Propranolol. I was suppsoed to take one if I was nervous, and two if I was really nervous.

All I can say is that if I take two of them, I simply don't feel feelings. It's a very strange experience. It takes away any feeling of nervousness possible. I would never drink on it, because I think it might make me crazy but it really works for stage fright. The whole not feeling feelings kind of freaks me out, though. It's not bad, or anything like, it's not scary but I just have no emotional reaction to anything at all, which can be good and bad.

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 56194
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jun 17, 2007Views: 31,400
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