By: Terry Graedon May 28, 2018 20 Comments
    How to Overcome Stage Fright Without Drugs

    Have you ever tried to overcome stage fright? Most people have experienced performance anxiety at some time during their lives. Acting in an amateur theatre group can trigger stage fright. So can givi…

    By: Joe Graedon March 6, 2017 7 Comments
    Is It Safe to Take Off Label Drugs for Unapprove…

    Are you taking a medication off label? By that we mean, has your physician prescribed a drug for an unapproved indication? Off label drugs are prescribed far more often than most patients realize. One…

    By: Joe Graedon December 3, 2012 3 Comments
    Searching for a Solution for Stage Fright

    Q. I love acting, but I suffer from stage fright. My doctor prescribed propranolol to ease my anxiety during a play. Fortunately, I experimented during the final days of rehearsal. The first night, I …

    By: Joe Graedon January 28, 2012 15 Comments
    Anxiety & Stopping Alprazolam & Atenol…

    Q. I have a long history of anxiety and panic attacks. I am also a performing musician, which can often cause performance anxiety. I have been prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) off and on over the years a…

    By: Terry Graedon November 28, 2011 6 Comments
    Public Speaking Phobia Dissolves with Herbs

    Q. I have been a middle school teacher for 37 years. I have never had a problem speaking to my students or their parents, but otherwise public speaking turns me to Jell-O. I recently needed to give a …

    By: Terry Graedon July 18, 2011 2 Comments
    Valerian for Stage Fright

    Q. You have had several questions about stage fright, so I'd like to share my experience. I am a professional singer and my daughter gives public presentations as part of her job. We both swear by val…

    By: Joe Graedon May 19, 2011 18 Comments
    Can Herbs Save Career From Stage Fright?

    Q. I hope you can help me because my career is on the line. I was recently promoted to a position which requires me to make periodic presentations to our senior staff and to other organizations. The p…

    By: Joe Graedon October 18, 2005 5 Comments
    Valerian for Stage Fright

    Anyone who has ever had to give a talk in front of a large audience knows that anxiety can be paralyzing. One woman had to give up a career as a musician because her stage fright was incapacitating. E…