I made a post on here about a month ago about my experiences with panic attacks/anxiety regarding public speaking and presentations in school. I was advised to ask my doctor for Inderal as a beta blocker that slows the adrenaline rush and cuts the physical symptoms (shaky hands, heart rate etc). Anyway I was at the doctor's today and asked him about it and he seemed to think Inderal was a bad idea because he said that's something that I'd have to take every day (?). Instead he prescribed me a low dosage of Xanax to take as needed (.25 mg). I've heard not so good things about Xanax, benzos etc. that they are very addictive, make you really tired, and wasn't really looking to be on them. I've just wondered what anyone else's experience has been with it especially in regards to taking it as needed for presentations, interviews etc. How far in advance should you take it, what are the major effects... Any advice would be helpful. Also has anyone had experience taking it when you are going to be drinking later? I'm assuming the result is bad?