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 14 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 17 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…