Beta Blockers

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Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2013, 02:21:51 PM »
How did you find out about this drug if your doctor wasn't the one to bring it up?

I'm the kind of boring bastard you want on your pub quiz team.

Ugh.  Try finding one of these nowadays where everybody doesn't cheat.  Smartphones  >o<

I thought pub quizzes were about answering the fastest.
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Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2013, 02:43:50 PM »
3. Not really. They're just steroids.
They aren't steroids.

Are they not? You said they were hormonal. Most hormones are steroids.
Steroids are artificial sex hormones. These aren't those. Also I won't be taking stupid quantities like a body builder.

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« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2013, 03:19:21 PM »
How did you find out about this drug if your doctor wasn't the one to bring it up?

I'm the kind of boring bastard you want on your pub quiz team.

Ugh.  Try finding one of these nowadays where everybody doesn't cheat.  Smartphones  >o<

I thought pub quizzes were about answering the fastest.

The ones I've been to you write down the answers.  It's BS.
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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2013, 03:25:14 PM »
3. Not really. They're just steroids.
They aren't steroids.

Are they not? You said they were hormonal. Most hormones are steroids.
Steroids are artificial sex hormones. These aren't those. Also I won't be taking stupid quantities like a body builder.

Steroids are any fat-based (as opposed to protein-based) hormone, as well as artificial hormones which mimic the effects of steroid hormones. Cholesterol, for example, is a steroid hormone.

I didn't mean it the way you took it. I was just thinking out loud about the medication and how dangerous, or not, it actually would be. Assuming it's a steroid, and I refuse to do the research as to whether or not it is, it's most likely naturally produced in your body. Increasing the amount via a medication should be that big of a deal in the short term. It's when you do it for years that those things become problems.

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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2013, 02:47:42 AM »
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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2013, 03:12:50 AM »
Also I won't be taking stupid quantities like a body builder.

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« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2013, 07:23:32 AM »
So I'm going to betray both myself and FES tradition and make a serious reply here.

I have beta blockers to deal with anxiety - they're a last line of defence if relaxation/distraction techniques don't pull me out of an impending panic attack. They are extremely effective at regulating the heart and adrenal glands but they don't do anything directly for shaking/trembling and other such signs of nerves. That said by slowing the heart they allow you to relax and get a hold on your situation better.

Be aware that they can make you too relaxed and quite drowsy, bad for if you need to concentrate hard. In fact, if you're already tired/sleepy, then taking one is going to make you feel very spaced out indeed. They slow you down in general but it won't be too much of an issue if you're only taking them now and again to deal with certain situations.

They work pretty fast (10-20 mins) and last for hours though I think much of the initial relaxation is a placebo effect. One thing I've worried about is becoming dependent on them. Sounds silly, but as I said they're one of the last things I will consider to fight anxiety, because once you've taken them that's the last of the guaranteed chemical assistance gone and it's then down to you to keep the nerves in check. In that sense they're not a get-out-of-anxiety-free card.

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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2013, 08:11:07 AM »
I drank monster before my last finals. Worked pretty well.

Yeah, but then you have to put up with the taste of Monster.
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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2013, 06:14:24 AM »
I didn't rate them personally. I was prescribed them a few years ago. I suffer from agro phobic induced panic attacks, or that's what my doctor coined it as anyway. I found they did nothing for me and I stopped taking them. Maybe I should try again if you guys rate them. I work nights are get the feeling of impennding doom for things most people take for granted.

Nothing worse than shitting yourself because the que I'm the shop is too long.

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« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2013, 06:25:19 AM »
I work nights are get the feeling of impennding doom for things most people take for granted.

I'm so wat rite now.
I work nights are get the feeling of impennding doom for things most people take for granted.

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« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2013, 07:12:23 AM »
i meant to say i work night because. i just woke up :P i was woking day shifts but i had to travel about and it made me get all messed up and i nearly lost my job. the doctors offered to put me on lazy slacker pay but i thought id try and do night shifts.

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Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2013, 08:18:31 AM »
Gosh Thork, next thing you know you'll be taking an aspirin when you get a headache.
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« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2013, 09:52:57 AM »
I shouldn't type after 4 hours sleep. I don't make sense at the best of times.  :P

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« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2013, 09:59:54 AM »
i meant to say i work night because. i just woke up :P i was woking day shifts but i had to travel about and it made me get all messed up and i nearly lost my job. the doctors offered to put me on lazy slacker pay but i thought id try and do night shifts.
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« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2013, 10:16:34 AM »
I been on nights for the last 4 years since. Best thing about that though is I'm on my laptop all night anyway. Pro gamer lol

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Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2013, 06:42:38 PM »
I drank monster before my last finals. Worked pretty well.

Yeah, but then you have to put up with the taste of Monster.

This is true. It tastes like fruity battery acid. I could feel it burning after I drank it.

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« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2013, 09:04:31 PM »
They are extremely effective at regulating the heart

This actually sounds like something I could have used recently.

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« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2013, 08:42:16 AM »
Just get fucking battered to calm your nerves, and then when you're feeling a bit lethargic afterwards just see off a gram of MD
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« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2013, 09:17:07 AM »
That's sound advice right there  :o

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Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2013, 10:18:52 AM »
So took my first blocker this afternoon. Mostly as a trial run as I had a telephone interview. Enough to make me feel a little nervous. Anyway, I couldn't notice the tablet. I felt just like me, but I wasn't nervous in the slightest. Didn't feel like I could get nervous. As much as the idea of taking performance enhancing drugs appals me, I felt fine and performed like a pro.
So with reluctance probably would recommend. No side-effects, no symptoms, no drowsiness. Just me but when I'm not nervous.

I think I passed the interview. The guy said right at the end he has "6 other candidates to interview but would be very surprised if I wasn't called for the next stage to meet him". So I guess that's this bit done. Go me.

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« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2013, 10:50:12 AM »
Yay Thork! Down those drugs!

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« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2013, 12:26:11 PM »
AEvan is a maniacal drug zombie, I wish thork was here to tell him to stop.
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« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2013, 01:21:38 PM »
I would like to think Thork is getting involved with a crime gang or syndicate.
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« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2013, 01:31:37 PM »
Another victory for the placebo effect.  ;D
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Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2013, 12:11:29 AM »
Bang up job m8.

Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2013, 11:27:04 AM »


So I guess the thread could ask any of the following questions

1) Have you used beta-blockers to combat 'performance anxiety'?
2) Do you think this is unethical?
3) Are you surprised how easily I got these incredibly powerful drugs from a doctor?
4) Do you think this is just everyday crap and not even worth a thread about?

Additional: I need to test them. Because my resting heart rate is under 50 (I exercise a lot), the doctor is worried that my heart rate may be lowered further and be a bit dangerous. So I need to test it before the interview in a situation where I would be scared some time in the next couple of weeks.

5) How should I get scared? Bungy jump? Dive with sharks? My sister suggested cage fighting but she's a bitch. >o< I need to be frightened, not harmed or made sick.

1. Yes. Viagra many years ago.
2. No.
3. Not really.
4. Yes and no. Its everyday crap, but it is worth a thread.
5. Don't be silly.

You are thinking too much about little things. If you want to be prepared for an interview, practice! Be like a politician, rehearse your answers. Remember to smile, tell yourself a joke or think of something funny and laugh to yourself. Then remember that you are the best person for the job, they need you. Tell them why they need you. Tell them how you will contribute to their team.
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Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2013, 11:46:38 AM »


So I guess the thread could ask any of the following questions

1) Have you used beta-blockers to combat 'performance anxiety'?
2) Do you think this is unethical?
3) Are you surprised how easily I got these incredibly powerful drugs from a doctor?
4) Do you think this is just everyday crap and not even worth a thread about?

Additional: I need to test them. Because my resting heart rate is under 50 (I exercise a lot), the doctor is worried that my heart rate may be lowered further and be a bit dangerous. So I need to test it before the interview in a situation where I would be scared some time in the next couple of weeks.

5) How should I get scared? Bungy jump? Dive with sharks? My sister suggested cage fighting but she's a bitch. >o< I need to be frightened, not harmed or made sick.

1. Yes. Viagra many years ago.
2. No.
3. Not really.
4. Yes and no. Its everyday crap, but it is worth a thread.
5. Don't be silly.

You are thinking too much about little things. If you want to be prepared for an interview, practice! Be like a politician, rehearse your answers. Remember to smile, tell yourself a joke or think of something funny and laugh to yourself. Then remember that you are the best person for the job, they need you. Tell them why they need you. Tell them how you will contribute to their team.
  :)

Thanks for the advice. Actually I played the team card in an earlier interview. It did not go well. Basically because they have built a swanky multi-million dollar office in London, filled it with people who don't actually spend any time in the UK + the person who gets this job.

They are asking lots of questions like ... are you ok being left to work on your own for 3 months at a time? Do you get lonely?

And I'm like ... you are going to pay me a fortune to sit in a designer office block by myself having all manner of wild sex on the photocopier with posh London women in suits who walk by, and you want to know if I'll be ok? Yeah, I'll be fine.

Anyway, basically I decided to take the drugs for the following reasons.

1) I really want this job. The pay is over $93k a year + benefits. In fact the guy I spoke to said he was desperately fighting to be able to pay higher wages than that. And its a seriously lovely job. I'll give more details after the process is over one way or the other, but it mostly involves travelling around the world in brand new business jets and talking to some of the wealthiest people on earth as a kind of engineering consultant. Then working from a designer office in between.
2) I haven't actually done an interview in more than 15 years. I've always got work through word of mouth or via contract agencies or promotions or whatever.
3) I just want to give myself the best chance I can. Why leave something to chance that can be so easily controlled?
4) Inb4 "r u gonna b working for teh conspiracy?". The answer is yes. One of the biggest players in the game. I have to eat too!  >o<

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Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2013, 12:12:51 PM »
I hope you don't get it.  I'm mean like that.

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« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2013, 12:15:21 PM »
I hope you don't get it.  I'm mean like that.
If I get it ... I'll likely stop poasting here for good.

Maybe you should reconsider your position?  :-\

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« Reply #59 on: August 13, 2013, 12:17:10 PM »
I hope you don't get it.  I'm mean like that.
If I get it ... I'll likely stop poasting here for good.

Maybe you should reconsider your position?  :-\

As was my stance from the beginning, I hope you get it, regardless of how it will affect your posting habits here.