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Beta Blockers

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:34 pm

Thinking of seeing a doctor about getting them to combat shakyness/drymouth etc. during interviews. Anyone try them before?

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Re: Beta Blockers

Postby Renzo » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:50 pm

It might help with those things that you're talking about, but it won't help you not look/sound/act nervous. Better to do practice interviews until you don't get nervous, and then you won't shake or get drymouth.

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Re: Beta Blockers

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:53 pm

Try .5 or 1mg of Xanax. Works like a charm to help me with my anxiety

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Re: Beta Blockers

Postby Renzo » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Try .5 or 1mg of Xanax. Works like a charm to help me with my anxiety

This is worse than beta blockers. Benzo's like Xanax will actually make you think/respond slower.

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Re: Beta Blockers

Postby MrKappus » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:Try .5 or 1mg of Xanax. Works like a charm to help me with my anxiety


Unless you have a diagnosed anxiety disorder, you'd have to be daffy to take a psychoactive drug before an interview. Beta blockers, however, I'm told can be quite useful if your flight-or-flight reaction works a little overtime and you have racing pulse, drymouth, shakes, etc. in stressful situations.

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Re: Beta Blockers

Postby hellome » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:00 am

I took these when I had auditions (classical violinist)
Never really helped...




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