Propranolol and stress

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Avatar f tn In his last discussion with my parents, he said he was leaning towards stress as the cause. I'll mention the echocardiogram and stress test (and perhaps a holter) to him, although when I last heard from him, he didn't seem very concerned. Anywho, I do have a safe and happy family (things have leveled out) enviroment (you asked) so I'm just relaxing and waiting things out for now. What do you think about the whole fiasco? PS. I'm seeing a psychologist.
1504778 tn?1321398245 They also help slowing a rapid heartrate due to stress, and they prevent panic and anxiety. Other beta blockers lack this effect. The aching can't be heart related if you are 18, and your echo and stress test are normal, so the beta blocker won't help you there.
Avatar f tn Had a stress test Thursday and 4 minutes in they started happening repetedly and we had to stop the test because of the pain. They said that they were PVc's and they were benign. The doc would call me Friday. From the moment of the test to Friday PM I never felt the same after. The thumps were happening sitting and moving. The doc didnt call me and I was just trying to tell myself that no news is good news. However Friday night my husband came home after being gone for a week.
769503 tn?1238499921 You need to be relaxed and not talk when your blood pressure is being taken. Any stress and anxiety will also increase your blood pressure, so try and avoid stressful situations. Cut down on your intake of salt which is know to raise blood pressure. Do relaxation to low stress levels. Make an appointment to see your doctor.
Avatar f tn OK, PLEASE i am asking you to NOT STOP taking the Paxil cold turkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will go into withdrawal and may suffer greatly. If you think that your having a hard time now then just wait until your brain starts to crave the Paxil and then you'll know what is is like to suffer. Many people on this web-site have done the same thing that you are posing to do and have screamed out to anyone to hear and help them.
Avatar m tn My physical symptoms of anxiety and especially stress induced flutters disappeared and finally I show my skills in work. The question that I have is: Can I take such doses of propranolol (20mg-30mg daily) for prolonged time?? My resting heart rate is 72-75 (slighlty lower when on propranolol) and my BP is 130-80 (120-80 when on propranolol). When I swim I observed that my heart beats less forcefully but I can do my routine without any problems.
769503 tn?1238499921 You need to be relaxed and not talk when your blood pressure is being taken. Any stress and anxiety will also increase your blood pressure, so try and avoid stressful situations. Cut down on your intake of salt which is know to raise blood pressure. Do relaxation to low stress levels. Make an appointment to see your doctor.
769503 tn?1238499921 You need to be relaxed and not talk when your blood pressure is being taken. Any stress and anxiety will also increase your blood pressure, so try and avoid stressful situations. Cut down on your intake of salt which is know to raise blood pressure. Do relaxation to low stress levels. Make an appointment to see your doctor.
5252520 tn?1366047834 I am 22 and I've been on propranolol for about 3 years starting at 160mg for panic attacks and anxiety. I have weaned myself (with the help of my doc) down to 10 mg in the morn and 10 mg at night. It's taken about a year and a half! Last week I found out I was pregnant! Unplanned but exciting! however I have to come off my propranolol now for good. I've started to miss my evening dose and then next week they want me to do 10mg on alternate days, then cut it out completely.
1475202 tn?1536274577 I take propranolol 80 mg er once daily. Objective is to maintain a resting heart rate of 50-60 bpm since I have grade three varices caused from portal hypertension a symptom of stage C decompensated cirrhosis. Since beginning this new medications (taken before bed) I wake up many morning with my heart pounding really hard then after about an half hour it returns to normal. Could this be a side effect of the medication or something else? Thanks for any information.
Avatar f tn Then you can make copies of them for any other doctors you may see down the line. When you wean from propranolol and find you have returning symptoms, you can always start it up again. But you should talk to your doctor on his/her thoughts on how to wean, if indeed he/she even agrees that it is a good idea to wean.
Avatar n tn Also, I suffer from migraines and some anxiety (mostly due to pvc's) and have thought about taking Propranolol on a daily basis. Can you tell me more about the safety of Propranolol and it's long term use? I know it causes fatigue etc... but how about the more serious side effects like bradycardia and bronchial spasm etc...? Are these very rare occurances? I am a 41 year old female and all of my tests have been normal... stress, echo, ekg etc... Thanks so much for your reply.
Avatar f tn You are absolutely right about the propranolol helping with the physical symptoms and if you only have the physical symptoms, then sometimes a doctor will prescribe it alone. Reason being that if the physical symptoms go away, then the anxiety does too. (Propranolol is prescribed for people who have essential tremor. Some times these people who have the tremor become anxious because of it. Once the tremor is gone, generally by taking the beta blocker, then the anxiety goes too.
Avatar m tn I'm considering the minimum dose of propranolol as prescribed by my doc, but i'm very cautious and wanted to know what it is like and what any side effects and withdrawl might be like. what can i expect when taking this? i enjoy working out so i'm hoping it wouldn't affect my weight lifting and cardio that i like to do. thanks in advance!
Avatar f tn Next, I am on medications and I am pregnant. I was on xanax and klonopin before my pregnancy, but since both are Class D I got off of them. I am now on 30mg of Buspar which is a Class B medication and it has helped tremendously. Also, most anti depressants are OK during the first trimesters of pregnancy and even in the third, but there is a risk of withdrawal symptoms to the baby in the third trimester. I am on cymbalta which also helps for anxiety, but I use it for pain.
Avatar f tn I feel trapped between the fear of having more of those SVTS and that disgusting Adenosine, or staying on the Propranolol which is clearly messing my body up and giving me other problems. The Endocrinologist says I will need to be on the beta blockers for at least 6 weeks while my Thyroid responds to the Carbimazole :-( Sorry for the essay, but if anyone out there can give me any advice, or share their experiences, I would be really very grateful.
Avatar f tn ok that is difficult for u ---inderal/propranolol is used in anxiety situitions as well -like public speaking -things like that --i dropped to 10 once a day for 2 mths than a half of 10 for about 3 weeks and then just stopped ,,i was on it for a good lenth of time cause i had problems with the anit-arrhythmias drugs ,,i too am very sestivite to meds ,,and it is difficult to find a balance ,,,my hr goes up all the time now most morning it 110-120 but dips down after a while ,i have an another are
Avatar f tn I know propranolol is used for PTSD...but what should I ask for in the pharmacy and what is the dosage? Are there any serious effect if taken without proper knowledge?
Avatar m tn I have anxiety pretty bad and was put on Effexor XR and I am doing pretty well dealing with stress and the anxiety. I would go back to your doctor and tell him your symptoms again and try a different medication that would better suit your specific symptoms and issues. Sounds like you have a lot going on right now in your life, and sometimes your body just needs a break and it has to tell you by effecting you physically. See your doc again. :) Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Anyway after a visit to the doctors, she ruled it out as stress and almost immediately after my symptoms seemed to ease and I felt a sudden sense of relief it might not be anything serious. I was fine for a few days after, then... ยป I got very lightheaded for a few days and then noticed a small tremor in both hands and my jaw when I held my teeth close together, although you cannot see my chin shake when you look. The hand tremors seems to get better and worse throughout the day.
Avatar n tn I had many of your symptoms and my cardiologist didn't want to do an angiogram. I had an echo,stress test, and holter monitor all came back normal. They are telling me it is stress. But I really don't beleive it.
Avatar n tn It took me years to taper off of these benzos due to terrible rebound anxiety, chest pains, PVCs, and tachycardia. My doctor and I tried propranolol for a couple of years as an anxiolytic, but I started developing more and more PVCs, including nocturnal ones. Now, after ceasing all medications for months I have a few PVCs now and then but I've learned not to let them bother me. No caffeine, smoking etc and healthy lifestyle including jogging and good diet.
Avatar f tn I fail to the see the relevance of your IQ. Like many people your age you are extremely self-involved. I am not a doctor, but if you were my child (and I have several) I would recommend that you become involved in outdoor activities, whether it be gardening or sports hardly matters. You might also consider getting yourself a dog or a cat - something to care for and take you out of yourself.
Avatar m tn I'm currently seeing a psychiatrist, and have been for months. He has prescribed me Propranolol and Buspar. I feel like these medications are not working and am considering seeing another doctor. I've started drinking alcohol to combat these symptoms, and it is helping more than anything else, but is causing serious bowl discomfort, and I of course recognize this is not a viable path to take.
Avatar f tn when i got insurance my new dr did an EKG and also noticed the tachycardia and sent me to a cardiologist, they did an ultrasound, holter monitor, put somekind of tube in my throat to ultrasound my heart and finally did the stress test.. im 5'3 and currently 138 pounds when the symptoms started i was actually skinnier than that. i havent been very active not in the least, but i never had my heart pound and struggle to breathe so much.
Avatar n tn I have svt, and take propanolol. I have to get a stress echo soon to check on things, never had one before (my svt was diagnosed 5 years ago on holter) I am a very panicky person and when I have panic attacks it sends my heart rate sky high and can even trigger the svt. I am wondering if I'm going to be able to take my propanolol on the day of my test...?
Avatar n tn I see a physchologist and a psychiatrist and are on wellbutrin and propranolol. The propranolol I just started a few weeks ago and I have to say it is working somewhat. I thought that beta-blockers would really just help with rapid heart rate etc, but It has dramatically reduced all my muscle pain. I still get some, but I wish I took that med sooner. I had a short course of klonopin, helped somewhat, mainly just fell asleep when I took it.
Avatar f tn I got my period on 2 may this month and it was very light like a red/brownish and only lasted 2 days approximately and my periods normally last up to 5-6 days and are quite heavy. 2 weeks later I have come back on again this time seems normal I'm quite heavy. Has anyone else had this problem or similar and would you say it's something to worry about I just want to talk to people with the same situation so I feel comfortable and can kinda put my mind at rest a little.
Avatar m tn But 2 months ago i just wanted to make sure, so i went to my GP, and she too believed it was stress, she then put me on a course of Propranolol 40mg daily, which did the trick, and my symptoms died down, but recently they have appeared again, i'm considering going back to my GP, but i just wanted to hear what people think before i make a decision.