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Z-Anxiety

Stressful events and activities can lead to performance anxiety. Propranolol can reduce many of the unpleasant symptoms of performance anxiety, allowing you to focus more on your performance and less on your anxiety.

What are some situations that may trigger performance anxiety?

  • Speaking or performing in front of an audience
  • Auditions or job interviews
  • Taking an examination
  • Important business meetings or presentations
  • Networking events
  • Social engagements

What are the uncomfortable physical effects of performance anxiety (PA)?

  • Palpitations (racing or pounding heartbeat)
  • Sweating
  • Clammy hands
  • Shaking or tremors
  • Stammering or stuttering when trying to speak
  • Feeling flushed or warm

What else should I know?

  • Our online assessment will help determine if you are a good candidate for treatment
  • Propranolol, a beta-blocker, will decrease the negative physical effects of adrenaline and noradrenaline, reducing the unpleasant symptoms of PA
  • This medication is not a sedative
  • This is an "off label" use (not specifically approved for this use), but is frequently prescribed for this condition
  • It is typically used 45-60 minutes before an event
  • Just answer a few questions to get started with your online visit

What happens next?

  • Create an MDAnywhere account. Required on your first visit only and can be completed at any time, even in advance
  • Complete your online visit by answering a few medical interview questions and providing your medical history
  • Once these two steps are complete, a physician will review your entire visit and treatment request
  • Your treatment plan will be shared with you minutes after the physician reviews your request
  • You will be notified if there is any additional information needed
  • Any necessary prescriptions or vaccine orders will be sent to your pharmacy
  • A copy of any lab or vaccine orders can be sent directly to you for added convenience
  • If, at any point, online treatment is not recommended, you will not be charged
  • Rest assured, your private information will be protected, stored securely, and kept confidential

The information displayed on this page is for informational purposes only and is not medical opinion or advice.