i have just tried 40 mgs of propranolol an hour before giving a speech. I think it made me calmer but I was still nervous. Should I up the dose? I usually take 1.5mg of ativan but do not like the sides such as memory loss etc and was hoping P would deliver as well or if not better. should i combine them to get a better effect? Also will P help me speak slower as that is also one of my biggest issues.