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Stage Fright Medication: Yes, there is a pill for that.
Performance anxiety medication
Well, guess what? The cure to performance anxiety can be as simple as swallowing a pill. Yes, there is a pill for all sorts of performance anxiety!
According to the Wall Street Journal, “that's the advice being offered by a growing number of doctors, who say the drugs that have helped millions of people overcome anxiety or depression -- including Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft -- can quell stage fright
Now, as someone who has made a living from performing and has had terrible stage fright, I myself wouldn’t use drugs. I want to feel scared. Hey, if getting up in front of people DOESN’T scare you, check your pulse, as you might be dead.
FEAR IS A GOOD THING
When you are scared, that means you care. Although it feels horrible, I feel the need to have fear as it is my experience that my fear turn into excitement as soon as I hit the stage. Standing in front of others is a heightened experience and I would hate to have that dulled down by a pill. That excitement sharpens my mind, it gives me an edge that the audience can read as charisma.
Besides – nervousness can be funny if you make a joke about it.