Propranolol for Performance Anxiety in Singapore

Performance anxiety can challenge Singaporeans when they go for a job interview, attend events or meet important people. If you face stress and anxiety before these events, you might be able to solve it easily with propranolol.

Do you get anxious before big occasions and events? 

Do stage performances, interviews, meetings, and public speeches haunt you? 

These fears can cause substantial losses in your career, personal life and relationships.

And you can solve your performance anxiety issues with propranolol, which is available in Singapore.

The original use of propranolol:

Propranolol was originally designed to treat heart conditions. 

Propranolol hydrochloride is a beta-blocker drug that blocks beta-receptor found in the body. The original functions of propranolol were treating irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias), high blood pressure and increased heart rate or tachycardia.

Although propranolol was not originally an anti-anxiety drug, it has since been discovered that propranolol works very well in treating social and performance anxiety. 

The off-label use of propranolol relieves anxiety by blocking specific receptors in the body.

How does performance anxiety happen?

Performance anxiety is a fear of failure and humiliation before performing any task. People having performance anxiety worry a lot even before performing any task.

Performance anxiety may be related to daily tasks like interviews, stage performance, sex, sports, and public speech. Performance anxiety does not occur randomly; instead, it is caused by two hormones, adrenaline and noradrenaline. These two hormones attach to beta receptors and cause anxiety symptoms.

Symptoms of performance anxiety:

A person suffering from performance anxiety in Singapore may show the following symptoms:

  •  Dry mouth, throat, and difficulty speaking.
  • Sweating, elevated blood pressure, and heart palpitations.
  • A feeling of a knot in the stomach
  • Shaky legs, hands, jaws, and nausea
  • Increased errors due to fear of people watching and judging you.
  •  Backing out from an event, task or performance due to overwhelming anxiety
  • Performance anxiety may also lead to erectile dysfunction and the inability to have satisfactory sex.

How does propranolol help reduce performance anxiety?

A key difference between propranolol and anti-anxiety medication is that propranolol starts working in a few hours.

Anti-anxiety medications, such as. Xanax and Zoloft, targets different parts of the brain and central nervous system, whereas propranolol works by blocking beta receptors present in the body. 

Propranolol works peripherally by not letting adrenaline and noradrenaline hormones bind to beta receptors.

Social anxiety or performance anxiety leads to the release of stress hormones from the brain that acts on beta receptors in the body and causes anxiety. 

Propranolol restricts reaching adrenaline and noradrenaline to the target receptors; hence, physical anxiety symptoms are relieved. 

Indications of propranolol use:

Propranolol is effective if you experience non-recurrent, one-off, stress and anxiety over a specific event.

For example, you are about to go for a job interview and this job is really important to you. 

Or if you are going to meet someone that’s very important to you such as a client or your partner’s parents.

Propranolol blocks the action of adrenaline, so it helps reduce blood pressure, heart rate, and unwanted movements like shaking. 

If you foresee yourself having performance anxiety, you could take propranolol a few hours before the event to relieve the symptoms.

You can get propranolol in Singapore

Propranolol is an effective beta-blocker agent that helps relieve performance anxiety and calms a person during stress. 

If you think propranolol can help you with your performance anxiety, then consider booking an appointment with our doctors.

What we’d do is to get a holistic view of your health. For example, we’d learn whether you’re taking medication that conflicts with propranolol and also whether or not you might be feeling general anxiety rather than just periodic anxiety.

Book an appointment with us here.


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