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Old 08-14-2007, 12:34 PM   #1
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desparate for help asap

i have to give a presentation next week and need something to take as a one off
my fear is of passing out - the physical anxiety that overtakes me...i am not afraid of making an idiot of myself etc, its the headrush and dizziness fear of collapsing that gets me
would i be better looking for a beta blocker or benzo in this situation - cognitive therapy helps me in buildup but at the time the physcial anxiety just knocks me for six

 
Old 08-14-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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Re: desparate for help asap

I don't know much about beta blockers. As for benzos, Ativan seems to help. A small dose should calm you without putting you to sleep. Good luck.

 
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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Re: desparate for help asap

I agree. But make sure you do a trial run before you give your presentation

 
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Re: desparate for help asap

I'd suggest a beta blocker, doctor might give you a prescription for a beta blocker before he would for a benzo like Ativan.

 
Old 08-18-2007, 12:40 AM   #5
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Re: desparate for help asap

he wouldnt give beta - my resting pulse is low 50s and bp is 99/65 so said beta would drop me to floor probably!

 
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