Propranolol dosage for anxiety

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Avatar f tn The one time that I did, I was sitting idle for a long time one evening and got up very abruptly, finding that my legs were completely nonfunctional for just long enough for me to collapse. I didn't pass out, I just had zero leg strength for a few moments. Fortunately I hit nothing and just landed on the carpet, getting up after I recovered and went about my business. Never happened again. If I've experienced an overall weakening, I haven't noticed it.
Avatar f tn Hi there. Usually, the docs will prescribe Inderal more as a daily medication for anxiety prevention. I did have a friend who was prescribed it on an "as needed" basis for presentations just as you describe. Her dose was 10 mg. That is a pretty low, standard "starting" dose. The nice thing about a beta blocker like Inderal vs a benzo, like Ativan or Xanax, is you don't get that sedated, drowsy feeling (most of the time for most people anyway).
1243620 tn?1274794297 Does anyone take propranolol for anxiety and panic attacks? I've had crippling anxiety for my whole life. Antidepressants increase it to the point where I'm in such a state I almost pass out from hypervenitlating. I've heard propranolol is good for this, and is effective.
Avatar f tn I have been on 10 mg of propranolol 2x a day for 3 months for (POTS) Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia and I have a anxiety disorder that has been totally out of control again. My doctor wants me to go on 10mg lexapro I am very afraid of medication and was wondering whats the best time to take this medication morning or night and can you take these two together. Also does Beta blocker cause heart failure that has been my biggest worry why i'm having so much anxiety everyday I need some clarity.
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 I've been on Propranolol for HBP, Tachycardia and Anxiety for 3 weeks. Before Taking the drug, my BPs were always around 140-150 systolic and 85-90 diastolic and my pulse hung around 100. After 3 weeks of taking Propranolol, my blood pressure remained about the same but my pulse had gone down to around 70. MY question is: Can a non-selective beta-blocker reduce pulse but not blood pressure.
769503 tn?1238499921 Been on 10mg Ramipril and 40mg propranolol daily. All has been stable after lots of altering of dosage. However this week my BP is high. Is it ok for me to have an extra propranolol. Thank you.
Avatar n tn I take 20 mg's of Propranolol as needed for pvc's as per my cardiologist. Sometimes I go weeks with no pvc's and other times I get thousands per day. On the bad stretches, when I am taking the Propranolol more frequently, I am not sure how many hours after taking a dose I should wait before taking another. My cardiologist did not really answer my question as to how long each dose was effective. I would like to get an idea, because if I take more than 20 mg's, it affects my blood pressure.
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 f tn my question is, has anyone taken this propranolol (20mg once a day) for anxiety problems? and does anyone think increasing the paxil will help at all for me? ps, ive had anxiety since i was young, but it started to increase about 1 month 1/2 ago when i woke up in the morning and took a shower and the room started spinning and passed out. scariest moment of my life, they said it was vasovagal and all my blood work and so on was normal. but, yeah i knew since that day my anxiety would be worse.
Avatar m tn i have been put on beta blockers propranolol 40 mg three times a day for benign ventricular ectopic beats and anxiety. im just not sure what times i should take them. how many hours do i need to wait to take another.
1139187 tn?1355710247 Whats odd is I know a couple of people that have been hashi for a long time and take a very large dosage of meds (175 or 150) and do just fine... They live thier lives just like a normal person without the disease. On the other hand I take a tiny little bit of the thyroid and suffer from it. I loathe my mornings, love my evenings. Do not want to go to bed (its 10:30 here in fact and Im feeling pretty good).
Avatar f tn Anyone knows the dosage of propranolol (inderal) for a 37 year old for the purpose of relieving the symptoms asociated with anxiety (shaky hands and trembling voice) that is to be taken 1 hour before the anxiety provoking situation?
Avatar f tn Hi I have had anxiety for a while now, worst was having a panic attack the felling is so scary, I have tried everything pregabalin, benzo's, antidepressants nothing is helping me just get throught the day from wen a wake up its horrible i barely have a life now n my Docz is useless, any ideas or help please life is difficult now x
968908 tn?1274874715 This will likely resolve your current symptomatology that you are experiencing with Propranolol. Dosage equivalency for Atenolol to your current Propranolol dosage is 50 milligrams once daily. In the interim (until you can visit a physician), I would suggest heading for the emergency department if you feel the situation warrants it. Such symptomatology is generally progressive with this drug. Everything you have described suggests intolerance.
Avatar m tn I'm taking 10 mg of Propanolol 2 times a day for anxiety related tachycardia. I take that dose since a while now. At first I was doing ok, the Propranolol was able to reduce my heart rate in the 60's but since 1 month I experience very fast heart rate, pounding heart beat, some skip heart beat, I can feel and see my shirt moving while my heart is beating. Also my blood pressure is normal to low...110/65 to 100/55. I experience this all the time now.
Avatar n tn I am confused! For the last 4 years I have been treated for anxiety/panic ... it has got increasingly worse ... i have had psychotherapy ... been on prozax, sertraline, paxil, benzodiazepines ... all with no real success ... i had taken some propranolol at a low dosage ... i had alot of tests done. After moving abroad i saw a new doctor ... she was VERY concerned about my BP (i am just 26 and it was pretty high) and scheduled an immediate appointment with an endocrinologist ...
Avatar m tn Hello , I suffer from social anxiety and I would really appreciate your advice regarding my situation. I have used propranolol for over a year and experienced some serious side effects such as weight (which I managed to lose) depression,foul body odor, extreme fatigue,dizziness etc. Although in this present year side effects were less, I somewhat built tolerance to propranolol. I made the mistake to stop cold turkey propranolol for about two weeks. I used to take 160mg.
Avatar m tn Hello all, For as long as I can remember I have had terrible anxiety- until I got older I didn't know it had a name or that it was something actually wrong with me.
Avatar m tn Welbutrin (which is used for depression but helped alot for me for anxiety.) xanax and valium help greatly for the short term and no help for prevention. But if it helps you and it doesn't effect your thinking and motor skills I'd take it regularly. BUSPIRONE is a good med but takes time to begin to work (like 2 weeks) I am also on gabapentin there are not many side effects except the fact it can make you tired when you begin to take it. Its a great med though.
Avatar n tn I know, after seeing what the normal dosage is around here, my mind thinks 15 pills, too. It's rare to see someone looking for help with a 15mg a day habit. I usually took twice that for breakfast.
Avatar f tn I am almost 6 weeks out from my radioactive iodine treatment for hot nodules and my anxiety is still very high. Should that be subsiding by now? I believe my uptake was only 25 percent and I had one very small hot nodule and one that was bigger but still early. I guess I just thought my symptoms would not be that bad and I hope these mood swings are due to the thyroid disease. I am shaking and stressed one minute and crying the next. Does anyone else have this kind of anxiety?
Avatar f tn It does put some people to sleep so try only 1 gel pill or half the dosage. Like a childs dosage. Don't drive for a few hours it will put you to sleep. And it's recommended to ask your doctor or pharmacy before taking any medication even antihistamine. It's probably just stress and anxiety but it's really easy to rule these other things out. The allergy is the easiest to rule out sometimes just by trying an antihistamine.
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Avatar n tn Hi, I was recently prescribed apo propranolol for anxiety. I also suffer from depression which has never been addressed. I am worried about going on anti-depressants but other treatments such as diet and exercise haven't worked. My doctor wants to take it one step at a time, but I don't want to have to go on different medications.
Avatar f tn people whose heartrate gets into 180's and it is scary for them. So alot of drs. dx anxiety because all they see is our heartrate in the 90's without consideration and it is very high for us. Took me 4 years to get a POTS dx. How the heck do you consume 6-8 litres per day ?????? I thought 2-3 was difficult to do. Nurse recently told me she thinks some of my problems could be coming from all the water I drink and it diluting my systems so need to drink gatorade and such as well.
Avatar f tn Check out this link for a list of the symptoms of anxiety. I didn't notice joint poppoing on the list but keep in mind that anxiety disorder is a disorder of your nervous system. Your nervous system controls everything in your body and if it's out of wack it can effect anywhere in your body, therefore why the list is so extensive. Anxiety isn't an all or nothing thing either.
Avatar m tn When I treated I tried several different classes of Ad's and they all pretty much gave me the same bad effects, zombie like sx, couldn't function or get motivated and even made me more depressed so I just gave up trying Ad's. I was prescribed ativan PRN for the anxiety and that helped to take the edge off things.
Avatar n tn They come and go throughout the day and are very disruptive to my thinking of 'what's going on with me? - which I'm guessing only breeds more anxiety. The only other med I'm on is Lipitor for cholestorol. I'm reluctant to try any anti-anxiety meds since I had a bad bout with cymbalta a few months back and I really don't feel as though I need it. I just want the pain to stop. I've tried numerous relaxation and meditation methods which are very calming and helpful, but still the pain comes.
Avatar m tn When I get 180 bpm only from exercise,no anxiety, I really feel it in the body..lack of breath and tired muscles... Same goes for Extrayistoles, when they happen during exercise are more dangeorus than in rest?