Situational anxiety is a specific type of anxiety that happens when stressful situations or events make us lose control of our ability to stay calm. It’s very common, especially when it comes to public speaking. Other situations that can cause elevated anxiety levels include job interviews, important meetings, first dates, meeting new people or being in a new or unusual environment.
Situational anxiety can cause a range of physical symptoms including a fast heart rate, a shaky voice and hands, sweating and dizziness. This happens due to your reaction to the stress hormones, adrenaline and noradrenalin, that trigger the ‘fight or flight’ response in our bodies. These hormones can cause our heart rate to rise and make us feel anxious, nervous and apprehensive.
Our treatment, Propranolol, is a beta blocker. It prevents the stress hormones, adrenaline and noradrenaline, from working by blocking their action on the body’s beta receptors. This lowers the heart rate and improves blood flow which in turn helps to alleviate the feelings of anxiety, such as a racing heart, sweating, shaking, and sometimes, palpitations.
Propranolol is a prescription drug, meaning you’ll need to complete an online consultation before you can buy and use it. We provide the treatment as an oral tablet.
Propranolol should be taken when you experience the symptoms of anxiety, rather than at regular intervals. Propranolol is a fast-acting drug, and you should notice an improvement in your physical symptoms within an hour of taking it.
Propranolol can be taken with or without food, but as with all tablets, it should be taken with a glass of water.
Our Propranolol treatment is provided at a 40mg dosage. You should take once a day when you experience symptoms of anxiety.
No. If you seek to purchase Propranolol, you’ll need to complete an online consultation on our website. Once completed, and after you submit an order, our partner clinicians will review your consultation to get an understanding of your situation and your suitability. If they deem that you are suitable, they will prescribe you the treatment which will be dispensed by our partner pharmacy and delivered to your home within a couple of days.
Overall, Propranolol is safe and effective, with a low risk of side effects when consumed according to medical guidance. However, like all medicine, Propranolol can cause side effects. You should be aware of the potential side effects before taking this treatment. Please read the patient information leaflet before taking the treatment.
There are several other anxiety disorders;
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a continuous state of worry. GAD is a long-term condition that can make you feel anxious about numerous issues and is therefore unrelated to any specific event. If your worrying is uncontrollable, chronic and causes regular distress, you may have GAD.
Other types of anxiety include panic attacks, which are sudden, intense feelings of anxiety and fear; phobias, which relate to an irrational or extreme fear of something such as a place or an animal; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), which involves unwanted thoughts and urges and repetitive behaviours; and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is caused by a frightening or distressing event.
Man Behind The Mirror’s Propranolol treatment is appropriate for situational anxiety. If you think you may have another type of anxiety you should speak with your GP.
You can find out more information about anxiety in The Magazine. We’ve published a range of articles with information on the science and causes of anxiety, alongside information on our treatments, and tips as to how you can manage situations which cause elevated stress levels.
If you have any general questions, we’re happy to help. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and we’ll get back in touch.