Propranolol social anxiety

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Avatar f tn I have a presentation coming up next week, so I decided to go and seek medical help today. I went to my doctor and he diagnosed me with social anxiety. He said that the best treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy, but he prescribed me some medication to get me through this semester. He prescribed 10 mg propranolol (inderal) 3 times a day and an extra 10 mg inderal 1 hour before the presentation + 0.25 mg Xanax 1 hour before the presentation.
Avatar n tn I have the worst case of social anxiety it is not even funny. I sweat uncontrollably when I am in social events and not comfortable. I feel so stupid and the more I think about it at the time it happens, the sweatier I get. I HATE IT!
Avatar m tn Hello, i'm taking about 3 months propranolol 10mg for migraines - twice a day, morning and evening. I suffer from social anxiety, but the doctor does not know .. The problem of migraines is separately When i have Anxiety attack i am sweating a lot, especially the plams. But in normal circumstances I would not sweat, but lately I'm sweating all the time and from places that I was not sweating before - legs, underarms, back, hands-like all the time !!!
Avatar f tn As far as evidence goes, the only problem this has been shown to help with are those with heart palpitations that are real and not imagined and those with social anxiety. Prozac isn't the best antidepressant for anxiety because it tends to be stimulating, so I'm guessing your main problem is anxiety. Only trying this drug will tell you if it will work, but it certainly was never approved for this purpose. It does help some. It doesn't appear to help most.
Avatar f tn I have a presentation coming up next week, so I decided to go and seek medical help today. I went to my doctor and he diagnosed me with social anxiety. He said that the best treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy, but he prescribed me some medication to get me through this semester. He prescribed 10 mg propranolol (inderal) 3 times a day and an extra 10 mg inderal 1 hour before the presentation + 0.25 mg Xanax 1 hour before the presentation.
Avatar f tn So theoretically they become much more expert in it and the interactions between drugs and things like quitting smoking and also in the appropriate drugs to prescribe for a certain condition. Beta blockers, for example, have only been found effective for social anxiety, which doesn't mean they don't work for some people for other things but that's not their main use in anxiety treatment.
Avatar m tn Hey, like mammo adviced you, there's ways to get help for you social anxiety. I've suffered from social anxiety for years and I didn't want to do any presentations at school at all coz I would start to shake and sweat and my face would be all red. The a doctor gave me propranolol which is a safe med (doesn't have any bad side effects) that aliviates all the symptoms.
Avatar f tn propranolol does not help with the anxiety itself (the anxious thinking and negative thoughts) - it will only help with the physical symptoms of anxiety. To confirm this, you can google propranolol and find for yourself.
Avatar f tn Hi there, Just a quick backstory on my anxiety and why I've been taking propranolol; I've been suffering with very bad social anxiety for over a year now. It mostly occurs in work, I've had multiple panic attacks, and constantly break out in red rashes on my neck and chest when I get anxious over talking to people. Shaky hands, knees and voice. Unable to think straight, I have it all!
Avatar n tn //></a>. Inderal will continue to help your stage flight as before even if you were on Inderal prophylaxis for migraine, because the additional dose will give you the desirable effects. Inderal will not eliminate all the anxiety in public speaking... Inderal may sometimes create problems, e.g.
Avatar m tn I believe from researching it myself that it's a form of social anxiety. I have somehow recently managed to overcome it. I've gone from having the hot flushes in most social situations to now managing to be 'normal'. I thought it wasn't going to go away and I can honestly say it is a confidence thing and a vicious circle.... you're in a social situation, remember you're going to get all hot and there it comes - woosh, bright red face and chest.
Avatar n tn I am currently taking Propranolol (Inderal) 40mg for social anxiety, but I have been reading up on it and have found that a side effect can be depression. I am not currently on antidepressants and have not taken any regularly for about 1 year but have been on and off Prozac since I was 17 (now 23). The Propranolol (Inderal) is not taken daily it is only taken before encountering stressful situations.
Avatar f tn Not saying it's not the new drug, but you don't mention if you properly stopped the Paxil before switching. Also, at least according to what I've read, beta blockers tend to work best with social anxiety and performance anxiety.
5915940 tn?1376622234 Beta blockers, for example, are usually used for social anxiety and for people with certain heart irregularities. Researching the web requires some common sense and discrimination -- there's good information out there and terrible information. But when you put it together, you get some idea of what to expect and become a more informed patient who can help your physician help you.
Avatar n tn Socail phobia/performance anxiety/atenolol/propranolol
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn it was more of a social anxiety before taking above medicines but after quitting it has increased a lot and my social anxiety disorder has turned to generalised Anxiety Disorder. Please suggest solution to the above problems.Do you think Cognitive behavioral therapy or any other therapy could help because i don't want to start those medicines again,they used to cause a lot of headache and drowsiness throughout the day.Please help.
Avatar m tn 1/4 18,75mg severe anxiety at the beginning, muscle spasms jittery feeling,weak voice in social situations 2/4 12,75mg severe anxiety 3/4 25mg jittery feeling. 4/4 25mg anxiety,muscle spasms. Should I continue taking carvedilol until it takes effect?If yes in what dose?
709686 tn?1277435759 They are generally effective only with social anxiety, though you never know. They work by slowing down the heart, so they work with people who have racing heart as an anxiety symptom, but not usually if you don't have that symptom. But you never know.
Avatar m tn It had gotten to the point that I did not leave my house (at 25, I am now 28). I was diagnosed with social anxiety, generalized anxiety and panic disorder. I had been taking clonazepam daily to help me get out of the house and back to work and lorazepam as needed (usually once a day, sometimes not at all) and trazodone as needed to sleep. I moved provinces and my new doctor has taken me off of all of my meds.
Avatar n tn 41 Scott, You have been diagnosed with social phobia (social anxiety disorder) and are taking Buspar and propranolol which may be helpful medications for this disorder. Additionally you had a trial of Prozac (an antidepressant, so called SSRI) but discontinued it. Prozac (and other SSRI's) have had the most research of all the agents used in treating social phobia and so far seems to be the most efficacious. It can be taken safely in combination with Buspar.
Avatar n tn Does anyone else have head issues and have been told that it is anxiety? I am about tired of this constant head pressure/pain that I keep getting. Its very weird. I will wake up in the morning and feel ok, then about 1/2 hour later this pressure/pain will start on the left side of my head near the top. It will seem to intensify and then lessen itself throughout the day with no real rhyme or reason to when it is worse or better.
Avatar n tn It sounds like he has a lot of social anxiety, OCD, and low self esteem, try your best to get him to a therapist, and lots of compliments. I bet he doesn't take them well. Also, every day, make him go out more, and be more active, even if only 15 -20 minutes to start, then increase the time and level of social interaction as he feels comfortable. I overcame the "hermit way of life" by the above stated, but he will have to want to make the changes.
Avatar f tn I am reasonably healthy and cannot see a reason for this to start happening. Is it possible that the stress and anxiety that I have been through could have manifested itself in my hands (and what feels like my arms)and make them shake? I feel like I am picking things up and moving them about as if I was extremely nervous. I also feel like I can feel the blood pumping through my upper body as my heart beats and I am constantly tired. I haven't had to stop doing anything.
Avatar f tn i am 19 a few mounth ago i stared felling like i needed to yawn sometimes to catch my breath then over time it was constantly it made me feel like i was going to stop breathing or something and thin i had my first panic attack and after googleing it and wachting videos on youtub i have understod what i was going thro it was anxitey i have been triying to find ways to help me with no medication i dont want to feel the need to yawn all the time it suckes i just stared some breathing techniques i t
968908 tn?1274874715 An elevated sedimentation rate of 33 is indicative of inflammation, or an autoimmune response. Beta blockers (particularly Propranolol) are associated with the development of anti-nuclear antibodies, which, in turn, may lead to an autoimmune response - whereby the body produces auto-antibodies against itself. This may occur acutely or over some "X" period of time.
Avatar m tn I become so stressed that I find it very difficult not to become physically violent in public situations. -Social anxiety. This has been a problem throughout my teen years. It was never really solved...It has decreased, I mainly experience anxiety simply in general, but I would say it's still there. I would definitely prefer to be alone. -Restless Leg Syndrome. This has recently begun to affect me.
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.
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