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What is the correct dosage of propranolol for performance anxiety. Many Thanks?

What is the correct dosage of propranolol for performance anxiety. Many Thanks?

Lowest dose: It's usually the lowest available does. However this medicine needs to be prescribed and should not be used other than as prescribed. You should never use another persons medicine. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Is prelox good for Ed related to performance anxiety? And is it safe ?

Is prelox good for Ed related to performance anxiety? And is it safe ?

These two citations: Stanislavov, R., V. Nikolova, and P. Rohdewald, Improve of erctile function with Prelox: a random, dble-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Int J Impot Res, 2007. #2 Lamm, S., Prelox® for improvement of erectile quality. European Endocrinology, 2009. 5(1): p. 70-74. Claim to show proof of effectiveness, but I have not read them. Try searching on Google Scholar & judge 4 yourself ...Read more

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Propranolol (inderal) useful for performance anxiety?

Propranolol (inderal) useful for performance anxiety?

I don't do this.: Some drs use propanolol (inderal). I do not. This med is cognitively suppressive-esp if used episodically-so it can backfire. My experience is that there are better meds& methods. Also, I do not treat the anxiety only during testing or performing. Whatever meds are used should be used routinely; otherwise, it is less effective. Plus, the patient needs to be acclimated well in advance. ...Read more

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Does horny goat weed really help with ed/performance anxiety? I'm 20 years old btw.

Does horny goat weed  really help with ed/performance anxiety? I'm 20 years old btw.

Probably too young: At 20 yo you are very young for a physically based ed. Sounds more like an anxiety situation. You would be best served by getting some labwork done by your doc and then seeing a clinical psychologist for stress management or self hypnosis training. Please don't be embarrassed, professionals deal w/this regularly. Lots of reason to expect a good outcome. ...Read more

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Can bisoprolol be used for performance anxiety in a similar fashion to propranolol?

Can bisoprolol be used for performance anxiety in a similar fashion to propranolol?

Medications may be: in order. Please do what doc says. Beyond that consider behavioral approaches such as clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training or biofeedback. See www.asch.net for some additional information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I reduce performance anxiety when my wife and i are trying to conceive our 2nd baby?

How can I reduce performance anxiety when my wife and i are trying to conceive our 2nd baby?

Please don't forget: That sex is there to be enjoyed, not to be an obligation. Try to enjoy relating with your wife all day, not just during sexual acts. Focus on pleasuring her, and allowing her to pleasure you. Are you and she in some kind of hurry about conceiving? If so, that will intensify performance anxiety for both of you. Focusing on "getting a job [conception] done" will not help you either! ...Read more

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Which ssri is the fastest in dealing with OCD and anxiety ( social and a kind of test or performance anxiety )?

SSRI's : In terms of generalized worry, certainly lexapro's data shows that it starts working in the first week. The same cannot be said of the other antidepressants in terms of generalized anxiety. If you need something quickly for performance anxiety then a brief benzodiazepine or the use of a beta blocker can be of help. Ocd takes up to 12 weeks for maximum benefit no matter which agent you use. ...Read more

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Is there an anti-anxiety medicine that works to control severe performance anxiety (speaking on public) for one day?

Is there an anti-anxiety medicine that works to control severe performance anxiety (speaking on public) for one day?

Yes: Propranolol, a type of medication called a "beta blocker", has been shown to be very helpful for performance anxiety. It can be taken on an "as needed" basis. Of course, only do this under a physician's supervision. Hope this answer helped. ...Read more

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How can I get over performance anxiety when in bed with a woman so that i can perform better and have "better" erections. I'm 18 years old.?

How can I get over performance anxiety when in bed with a woman so that i can perform better and have "better" erections.  I'm 18 years old.?

Relax!: Performance anxiety affects everyone at some point in their lives. Relax! build a relationship with your partner. Discuss the deeds to be completed and imagine them in your head. When the time is right, be confident and enjoy the experience. ...Read more

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I'm having sexual performance anxiety that is making me hesitant of pursuing a relation and an erection is hard to get when alone.I workbackshift also

I'm having sexual performance anxiety that is making me hesitant of pursuing a relation and an erection is hard to get when alone.I workbackshift also

Here are some ...: To help improve your sexual performance, you need a major mental & physical makeover. To start with, you need to be willing to realize, understand, & accept the available truth and facts of life, then you have to work on healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession. Beyond that, start out judicious use of medication, but not overmedicated, to restore your confidence. So, seek Dedicated Doc ...Read more

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What are some great ways to reduce performance anxiety and anxiety in general?

What are some great ways to reduce performance anxiety and anxiety in general?

Regular: Routine aerobic exercise combined with mild to moderate weight lifting 2-3 times per week,for 30min to 1hr. Intensity: each time until shirt is dripping with sweat. Also yoga is excellent and so is Tai Chi. Meditation or mindfulness training. Take care ...Read more

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What do experts consider effective ways to combat performance anxiety?

What do experts consider effective ways to combat performance anxiety?

Practice: One way is to practice the skill over and over both in actuality and in your mind. Many decades ago, i practiced my gymnastic routines in my head over & over plus attended relentless practices. As result, by the time of competitions - every thing was rote in my head. The only anxiety i was experiencing was performance enhancing. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does sexual performance anxiety affect older men?

How does sexual performance anxiety affect older men?

Sex therapy: There are actually folks who specialize in this area and they are called sex therapists. As performance anxiety is quite common, a good sex therapist should be quite well versed at addressing your concerns and issues. I also suggest finding a patient partner. Share your concerns with he or she in an open and honest manner. Most people are more understanding than many might think. ...Read more

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What can you do to cure sexual performance anxiety, naturally?

What can you do to cure sexual performance anxiety, naturally?

Sex therapy: There are actually folks who specialize in this area and they are called sex therapists. As performance anxiety is quite common, a good sex therapist should be quite well versed at addressing your concerns and issues. I also suggest finding a patient partner. Share your concerns with he or she in an open and honest manner. Most people are more understanding than many might think. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to overcome performance anxiety and public speaking anxiety?

Can you tell me how to overcome performance anxiety and public speaking anxiety?

There are a few : Techniques that can work fairly quickly. Cognitive behavioral therapy using progressive desensitization (learning to relax ; then imagining the phobic event (public speaking) from least to most anxiety provoking image while relaxed. I usually do this using hypnosis as a relaxation technique, but you can use other relaxation methods. Find a therapist ; you will be able to get relief fairly quickly. ...Read more

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I've masturbated on average once a day for 10 years and now I have a girlfriend and am having issues getting an erection. Is it performance anxiety?

Maybe: Asuming you have no chronic health problems like diabetes or high blood pressure and are not using illicit drugs, the the most probable reason for this in a 26 year old male is mental. You're probably just psyching yourself out! Relax, and just let it happen. Increase the amount of foreplay you and your partner are engaging in. ...Read more

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Will caverject (alprostadil) conquer performance anxiety ed?

Yes: Caverject is injected into the shaft of the penis and is designed to maintain erections and it works very well. It is usually second line to medications like viagra (sildenafil) or cialis. The first dose is usually administered by a doctor in the office to see how you respond and to demonstrate how it is used. Most men can eventually work up the nerve to use it if nothing else has worked. ...Read more