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Propranolol

Mandy2004

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Is anyone afraid to take Propranolol? My doctor prescribed it and so far I have only taken 5mg because I am afraid. I do not have high blood pressure, but am told it helps with anxiety
 

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I take 20 mg. of propranolol 2 x a day. I was put on it for a very fast pulse due to anxiety. That was over 20 some years ago. I was like you at first. Very afraid to take it. I am like that with new meds. I would take it and wait for something bad to happen. lol lol It does help me with anxiety. I would not want to be without it now. I didn't have high blood pressure either. I still don't unless I get very upset. Please give it a chance. I'm sure you will from more people on here.
 

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I take 20 mg. of propranolol 2 x a day. I was put on it for a very fast pulse due to anxiety. That was over 20 some years ago. I was like you at first. Very afraid to take it. I am like that with new meds. I would take it and wait for something bad to happen. lol lol It does help me with anxiety. I would not want to be without it now. I didn't have high blood pressure either. I still don't unless I get very upset. Please give it a chance. I'm sure you will from more people on here.
So you take 40mg total? I need to get over my fear of meds! I mean I have been on enough of them! My paxil stopped working so my dose was upped to 60mg from 50mg and buspar and propranolol was added. I am hoping this combo will work, otherwise I have to taper off paxil onto another med. probably cymbalta as I have tried all the other SSRI's.
 

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Yes, I take 40 mg a day. I didn't have too much luck with some of the SSRI's. I do take lorazepam but would like to taper off a little as I take 2 mg. day. It works but not as good as it did. I think we get used to the dose and half to up it sometimes. This coronavirus isn't helping. lol lol Hope you get over your fear and I hope it works for you.
 

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I used to take Attenolol for shaky hands caused by the medications that I was on at the time.

It didn't work for me, though.
 

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yeah I occasionally took 40mg during an attack and it always worked but what I didn't like is the bradycardia that comes with it, for me high heart rate is a problem and also slow rate is a problem that's how my anxiety is driving me crazy....anyway 5mg is not bad jst give it a try when anxious and see the magic
 

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I remember a women years ago who raved about it. It was 2006 when I was on the old MSN AvPD forum.
 

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So you take 40mg total? I need to get over my fear of meds! I mean I have been on enough of them! My paxil stopped working so my dose was upped to 60mg from 50mg and buspar and propranolol was added. I am hoping this combo will work, otherwise I have to taper off paxil onto another med. probably cymbalta as I have tried all the other SSRI's.
my Paxil also stopped working when I took it many years ago.

To add to this, I don’t think I’ve ever had propranolol, but I have read a lot about various medications for anxiety, and remember beta blockers (this medication) being helpful for anxiety.

a quick google search brings up the following:

Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of norepinephrine, a stress hormone involved in the fight-or-flight response. This helps control the physical symptoms of anxiety such as rapid heart rate, a trembling voice, sweating, dizziness, and shaky hands.
 
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my Paxil also stopped working when I took it many years ago.

To add to this, I don’t think I’ve ever had propranolol, but I have read a lot about various medications for anxiety, and remember beta blockers (this medication) being helpful for anxiety.

a quick google search brings up the following:

Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of norepinephrine, a stress hormone involved in the fight-or-flight response. This helps control the physical symptoms of anxiety such as rapid heart rate, a trembling voice, sweating, dizziness, and shaky hands.
Thank you!
 
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