Propranolol used for anxiety

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Avatar n tn I just got Propranolol prescribed to me by my doctor for anxiety. I was reading side effects online and decreased sex drive and having a hard time orgasming were listed. I used to be on Seroquel and for the 3 years I took it I could not reach an orgasm. Will Propranolol have the same effect? Or is there a better medicine for me?
Avatar n tn i keep having images in my head about it and i get really depressed over it. so i told the doctor this and he gave me propranolol hydrochloride 160mg.does this help the problem plz let me knw?
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.
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 slowly got off propranolol 2 weeks ago after my surgery for hyperthyroid and after i did i starting getting really bad anxiety attacks, this whole week has been horrible, from day to night i havnt been able to relax. How long does it take for someones body to adjust off being used to propranolol? Any one else have this problem?
Avatar f tn i have recently been taking prozac 20mg per day and 40mg of propranolol for my anxiety since the prozac has started kicking in ive started to notice servere lack in concentration and feel on edge all the time,kind of a high feeling,but then sometimes i can feel really tired all of a sudden..are these normal side effects? will they go away when my body starts getting used to the med?i also feel very on edge like i need to let the steam out.
Avatar f tn So, I started researching it and have found that it is not generally used for someone with generalized anxiety but usually for those that have anxiety in certain situations. I wake up and go to sleep with a lump of anxiety in my chest. I also read that it is not good to use regularly for someone with asthma. Any suggestions or feedback on your experiences with this?
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 Hello, I've been using propranolol over a year for performance anxiety. I made the mistake to stop cold turkey for about two weeks during semester break. I used to take 120mg. When school started again,during the first week I used propranolol for two days at the same dose and I realised that blushing,high blood pressure,palpitations came back. The second week I tried to increase the dose in order to overcome withdrawl. However, the outcome was even worse.
Avatar m tn Hello, I've been using propranolol over a year for performance anxiety. I made the mistake to stop cold turkey for about two weeks during semester break. I used to take 120mg. When school started again,during the first week I used propranolol for two days at the same dose and I realised that blushing,high blood pressure,palpitations came back. The second week I tried to increase the dose in order to overcome withdrawl. However, the outcome was even worse.
Avatar m tn This medication is used used for several conditions, as you already know. One of them is anxiety, so I'm a little surprised you're still having anxiety. I'm not finding much information on the side effects of this med. It could be possible that the sweating and hair loss could be side effects of this med. You can call your Dr or pharmacist. Either of them can tell you if these are side effects of this med.
Avatar n tn Will any doctor prescribe propranolol to me for need based public speaking anxiety, or is the only place the psychiatrist?
Avatar n tn I started taking such medication since then, and recently I have got to know that the main compound, propranolol, present in these medicine pills, is also used to treat PTSD which is a cure for the said, by erasing memory of the patient. i am just concerned for the fact that the prolonged use of propranolol might cause any sort of memory loss to me. Kindly advise me in this regard.
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).
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 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 No, do not take any more medication other than what has been prescribed for you. It is irrelevant what doses other people are on, because the doctor will prescribe a dose that is for you. If you are still having very high blood pressure, you need to make an appointment and see your doctor. He will either change the dose or change the medication to a different one.
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 now take Propanolol and Citolopram and still no problems. Propanolol is used to treat anxiety, high BP, cluster headaches, tremors, aids in sleeping, and maybe more. It has a short life which means it doesn't stay in your system very long, probably much like the Xanax. But they're safe together.
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.
9114072 tn?1401770188 I have the same problem but something bad happened to me when I was a kid, so I guess it is rooted from that time. Anyway, I use Propranolol 10 mg for like 9 years but not everyday, it is so useful. I used to have once everyday when I was 17 and 18. But now I have it when I have a panic attack. It helps me a lot. After half an hour, I can breath normally and all the pain in my chest is gone :) Give it a try, it might be useful for you.
1414724 tn?1283234845 Hi. I've used Pranolol for some time now. I really doubt they have any significant side effects in dosages used to lighten PACs or PVCs. Anyway, and this is important, they will possibly make your problem worse. As Bypeep said, they are excellent for palps occuring with stress, adrenaline, caffeine, high heart rate, (that's my personal experience too) but they significantly reduce the heart rate and can cause more bradycardia-induced PVCs (and PACs).
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 have a doctor that i see for my thyroidism.i am taking Methimazole for my thyroids and Propranolol for my Anxiety.i really hope things get better for me.
Avatar f tn My Dr prescribed me Propranolol for my awful, frequent migraines. The first time I took it I felt weird. Now when I take it I feel like I am dope sick. i've tried every other medication for my migraines, but they make me feel like I just did a lot of cocaine! My heart races, my anxiety rises, I shake and can't sleep. Now I feel like it's either live with the migraines or be dope sick without migraines. HELP!!!!
612551 tn?1450025775 I'm not sure what a vivid dream is, but conclude while it can be troubling it does not rise to the level of fear, high heart rate and high adrenalin associated with night mares. Propranolol is also prescribed for psychological problems like panic and anxiety - seems like a conflict of applications to me...just ramble. My question is: anyone use Propranolol for heart rhythm issues such as tachycardia.
Avatar n tn "Most of the ssri's have an essential stimulant effect which is not good for anxiety" is not entirely true. I take Lexapro for anxiety and depression and it work quite well. I have never had a "stimulant effect" unless having less anxiety and depression is a stimulant. The anxiety and depression relief was enough to make emotional space for attention to other issues.
709686 tn?1277435759 Beta blockers have been prescribed for anxiety for a long time. As someone above mentioned, they are especially effective in social anxiety before speaking in front of a large group, etc. In that scenario, a person takes one about 30 min-1 hour before the event. A regular dosing of these types of meds (Inderal is one that is commonly Rxed) can also be very useful in combatting anxiety on a daily basis.
Avatar n tn Why am I feeling anxiety (hot flashes, upset stomach, tired, weak, depressed, crying spells) if it is supposed to take anxiety away. I've only been on propranolol for one week.
Avatar f tn I stopped during my first trimester which worked out ok but it's to the point now where my anxiety levels are getting way too high for my comfort. Before i was pregnant, I took 20-40mg 3x week which worked out fine. I'd love to hear from others with experience.