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My husband, who has Type I Diabetes, was recently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder II. His doctor prescribed Oxcarbazepine (daily) and Propranolol to use as needed for anxiety/mania attacks--but I see Oxcarbazepine AND diabetes drugs listed in the "caution" section of interactions for Propranolol. My question is, of course, are they safe to use in combination if he is also a type I diabetic, and secondly, why didn't she prescribe a more specific anti-anxiety medication like a valium?
The pharmacologic effects of some benzodiazepines may be increased by some beta-blockers. Propranolol and metoprolol may inhibit the hepatic metabolism of diazepam and other mechanisms may also be involved. Most changes have been clinically insignificant; however, increased reaction times and/or decreased kinetic visual acuity have been reported with some combinations. Observation for altered benzodiazepine effects is recommended if these drugs must be used together.
5 mg of valium(diazepam) is very week. 10 to 20mg of valium is roughly equivalent to just 1 mg of ativan. And many people on ativan take 1 mg 4x a day. You can never compare mg to mg for different drugs even in the same class, in this case benzodiazepines. valium is quite a week benzo. at 7.5 mg per day you are doing very well regards addiction. But since what i can gather you had major heart surgery, you should not be trying to reduce your valium now.
i am currently on 3 300mg lithium, 1 7.5mg zopiclone, 1mg risperidone and 1 tablet twice daily of propranolol 20mg ( for shakes and tension ) this brings me to my question...i have been looking at medication for anxiety and so forth and came across the drug Xanax. And upon reading all i could on it it has giving me a little hope. while in person i beat down the fear and anxiety and panic on the outside. out in public or with people even my friends iam a mess inside.
I didn't really want to take meds, but it got to the point where it was really depressing me and I had to control it somehow. Been on three different BB's and propranolol works best for me. I can take one or two a day. However, it still hasn't stopped them, and I don't think it can, it just makes you not feel them as much. How many do you feel a day? Mine ranges from none to about ten. Although if I haven't had enough sleep or have drunk the night before I can get them all day.
I am so worried that it is something so serious. I have seen 4 different doctors and had blood work and urinalysis done and always given anxiety as diagnosis. I am currently taking lexapro for about 3 weeks now.. seems to help a little but annoying head pressure/pain will not seem to go away. Does anyone have any advice?
She wouldn't give it to me. All I could get was 1mg Valium. Not so helpful. I did some reading and found that Propranolol 10mg or Inderal 10mg would work in a similar way. Does anyone know if this is accurate? I only ask because these are pills that I have already.
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
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Also known as Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Sorry about that. I did look up Propranolol and it's a beta blocker to help keep your heart rate down. It is also used to treat anxiety.
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As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
She smiled and looked at the nurse in the room and said actually no I don't think your crazy and I (she) just had a big seminar about it with the doctors around town. She said it is directly related to the hormones in a womens cycle. That's not to say it can't happen at other times of the month. There are "triggers as she said. Caffein, alcohol and so forth. I felt better. I take medicine for it and sometime right before my cycle starts I have to take more because it can get so bad.
We're moving into a new house and we're goin to be painting and putting down carpet and moving...but this is the best time for me to do it. I need to keep busy or I will start having panic attacks - I take the medicine for legitimate pain reasons and the thought of dealing with the pain without medicine has me panicked even now, so I know that I need to keep busy or I'll cave and start taking the medicine again and I just don't want it anymore.
When these symptoms arose they put me on 10mg Propranolol/Inderal and it worked for a short time and then stopped. So they upped that dosage to twice a day. I was only getting worse, not better so I stopped that and that's when I was referred.
I have been to the hospital 3 times for chest pain, mostly on the left side, left arm pain (sometimes numb, sometimes achey), and sharp pain in my upper back. They ran an EKG, CT scan (they thought i had a blood clot in my lungs), and a chest x-ray. Their results where all basically the same, that it was anxiety or indigestion. Now, I have been on Zoloft for a long time now for anxiety, but when I started having chest pains and numbness in my arm, I began having panic attacks.
I give myself a lot of credit to be only on Valium, Propranolol Lyrica and a anti-inflamatory is quite a feat.
Should I look at going back on the Zoloft as the anxiety has become 10x worse since I got off? I'm concerned about the long term affects. I don't take a Xanax or Valium except for when I fly. Again, concerns about addiction problems with these. I was on 10 mg of propranolol this summer for flight anxiety and really worked. Is this a long term solution or option as well?
The prescription medicines like triptans, rizatriptan and zolmitriptan come in various forms like nasal sprays, injections and tablets that dissolve on the tongue and can be used for you since nausea and vomiting is an issue. Prophylactic medicines like propranolol, pizotifen and valproate can be tried. It is important to know that any painkiller for headaches or migraines too often or too long can make the headache worse. Life style and dietary advice are important. Hope this helps.
I went to my doc a half dozen times over 6 weeks and got given everything from beta blockers to diazepam. The beta blockers (Propranolol) helped a bit, basically stopped my heart beating so fast and getting panicky. The diazepam (Valium) well that did chill me out but its so addictive and the next day I felt like i was in a drug hang over until I took more. My shinning light and saviour Citalopram, it's used for depression and panic attacks.
GP put me on citalopram which I went along w/ just to be cooperative, and propranolol to help regulate what he viewed as anxiety-induced tachy. Did not seem to find it significant that symptoms did not occur during periods of actual mental anxiety. Said it might be pheochromocytoma, but that he wouldn't bother testing as that's so rare. Ashamed to say I didn't and still haven't actually demanded said testing.
Well u may not b in that much pain then to come off it it it helped. I have major body issues. And I used to work out hard and diet a lot and had a nice in shape body. Then got in two car accidents, neck problems now chronic daily migrianes. Iv had migrianes since 12 anyways. But the neck problems just added on to them! I'm 23 yrs old and literally bedridden almost everyday now. Propranolol made me gain 10-12 pounds a WEEK! So no! I don't want that! I can't handle that extra stress.
I have gone the Propranolol, xanax, and Klonopin routes and I currently have all 3 of those in my medicine cabinet. Here is my summary on their effectiveness for anxiety: Propranolol: Does nothing at all to alleviate anxiety. The only thing it does is lessen the side-effects of anxiety. It does help a bit with confidence because you "think you have an edge", and you do, but it doesn't get rid of it at all.
I'm at the complete end of my rope here, holding onto the very last thread. I have been having some new and interesting symptoms over the last couple of weeks that have put me a little on edge. I have had 2 urine tests now come back positive for blood and protien. I understand this can be normal for some people, but I know that this has never been the norm for me.
There are a few early studies indicating the benefits of diazepam (Valium) and lorazepam (Ativan) for panic disorder. No reliable studies support the use of other minor tranquilizers such as oxazepam (Serax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium) or clorazepate (Tranxene), although these drugs may make the patient feel somewhat calmer. Of the antidepressants, the tricyclic antidepressant drug imipramine (Tofranil) has the longest track record for treating panic attacks.
The main side effects are drowsiness and flu-like symptoms, which usually disappear within a short time. Tranquilizers. Doctors sometimes use drugs such as diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam (Xanax) to treat people whose tremors are made much worse by tension or anxiety. Side effects can include confusion and memory loss. Additionally, these medications should be used with caution because they can be habit-forming. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) injections.
The main side effects are drowsiness and flu-like symptoms, which usually disappear within a short time. Tranquilizers. Doctors sometimes use drugs such as diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam (Xanax) to treat people whose tremors are made much worse by tension or anxiety. Side effects can include confusion and memory loss. Additionally, these medications should be used with caution because they can be habit-forming. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) injections.
Or did it make it worse or have no effect? And did the medicine help to stop the chest pain and heart palpitations? I know it probably didn't take them away completely, but did the medicine help? Because if it doesn't help my chest pain and constant heart palpitations I see no point in being on them. Thanks!!!
Maybe their suspicions were right that it looked like MS but the Migraines and concussions could have caused those lesions. I have been on Propranolol for the past year and that could be why no more lesions if they were caused by migraines. My migraines have stopped since I began taking it. I have a follow up still on 5/22 to get refill for Propranolol. I've gained 20 pounds since going on it but I'm also going into Menopause.
i neither have heard of Betacp TR40 but im on Zoloft 50mg which helps with anxiety,ocd,depression,irrational thoughts, social anxiety and the rest you can think of... i also take Valium which is another kind of Benzodiazipam i take 1 in the morning (2mg) and 2 at night (4mg) it helps me sleep well sometimes if im not so alert lol...
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