Propranolol uses anxiety

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4155003 tn?1351617911 I'd certainly discuss with your doctor why he/she has put you on propranolol for "situational anxiety." Propranolols main function class is as an antihypertensive, anti-anginal and antidysrhythmic. (class II) It's chemical class is B-Adrenergic blocker. These are all related to high blood pressure and cardiac issues. Way down at the bottom, under "UNLABELED USES/ Dosages and Routes," it states: Anxiety........
701859 tn?1228391439 (With the exception that your BP was so incredibly high it was giving you headaches, flushing etc) One of the off-label uses for propranolol is anxiety, but in my humble opinion, this is a very poor choice to control symptoms of anxiety. Please, whatever you do, DO NOT just stop taking this medication! It has been known to precipitate life threatening dysrhythmias and you MUST taper off this drug!
Avatar n tn Feel like a pin cushion from all the blood work - again all within normal ranges. My psychologist insists anxiety is the culprit. Though I have been under a fair amount of stress with work and family, can these pains linger around for this long just from anxiety? 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.
1705773 tn?1326483874 I also question whoever prescribed the propranol for you. While this medication can have a small affinity for anxiety, here is a description of propranolol from the Physcians Desk Reference............... Uses: Chronic stable angina pectoris, hypertension, supraventricular dysrhythmias, migraine prophylaxis, pheochromocytoma and cyanotic spells related to hyoertrophic subaortic stenosis. These are conditions of the heart and vascular system.
1705773 tn?1326483874 greenlydia is 100% correct. Severe anxiety and panic disorder is something that most people don't believe in until they themselves are in the ER with all the symptoms of a heart attack, but no heart attack. Reading your post disturbed me deeply because the first time I told my wife about my anxiety, she didn't believe that it was anything worth commenting on, and actually called me a little girl over it.
Avatar n tn I had been on 80-100 mg of propranolol for over 2 years, for PVC's and GAD (general anxiety disorder). I think the atenolol is doing a better job of controlling the PVC's than the propranolol, but my anxiety level has shot off the charts. My GP warned me that going off the propranolol may cause a large increase in anxiety, and boy was he right. So I am stuck with a dilemma--do I stay with the drug that reduces the PVC's the best, or the drug that reduces the anxiety the best?
Avatar f tn gp) (m-migraines, s-seizures, p-psych, h-heart, gp-general/other pain, a-anxiety, n-nausea) I keep a journal for these very reasons. I couldn't recall these things if I didn't. I have been doing a lot of research about all of the medicines that could help, including off label uses. Some of them I took for other causes but noted that there were no changes in my migraines while I was on them. I have tried all of them for atleast 2 weeks each, if not more.
1644126 tn?1300976642 This type of medication is used to prevent headaches from occurring, and there are several types including but not limited to beta blockers such as propranolol, calcium channel blockers such as verapamil, and others including topamax, depakote, elavil, etc. A lot of these medications were invented for other uses and are used not only for headache but also epilepsy and depression. They have proven very effective in preventing headaches.
Avatar n tn As far as medicine goes try hard to stay clear of benzodiazepines as they will no doubt become a crutch that most begin to rely on and after the docs wanna take you off oh boy talk about rebound anxiety. I have had the best luck with a medicine called inderal (generic is propranolol) it's a beta blocker it makes your heart rate slow down and it seems to block the effect of adrenaline at least to me. It's a medicine originally prescribed for high b.p.
Avatar f tn You may also need a surface echo to evaluate the structures of your heart. Also, it is important to remember that anxiety is a psychological and physiological condition with a multitude of symptoms, including heart palpitations, muscle tension, fatigue, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, headaches, and GI symptoms such as diarrhea to name a few. Anxiety can also be accompanied with panic attacks such as a feeling of impending doom or death.
Avatar f tn Gabapentin is a drug that many finds poops out and needs to be increased on a regular basis until you're too high to do it anymore. There used to be someone on this website who used it for anxiety, and he found it worked when he reached the maximum dose and it pooped out to go down for awhile and back up again. Was a long time ago, so don't know how he did it. Was on the anxiety forum, I think.
317039 tn?1193849285 One randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial15 compared valerian (100 mg) with propranolol (20 mg), a valerian-propranolol combination, and placebo in an experimental stress situation in 48 healthy subjects. Unlike propranolol, valerian had no effect on physiologic arousal but significantly decreased subjective feelings of somatic arousal.
Avatar n tn The BIG exception is if you have early onset heart disease directly, in your mother and or father--and especially in both. Clonazepam has many uses. It's not just used for anxiety. It helps people with autonomic dysfunction/high vagal tone/dysautonmia. It helps to chill out the central nervous system. If your body tends to be more sensitive in the fight vs. flight response, Clonazepam can help. That also has an impact on PVC, PACs. It's not just prescribed for anxiety.
Avatar f tn Fibromyalgia and chronic headaches are often associated with depression and anxiety. Treatment of depression and anxiety with medications such as anti-depressants can often help improve the headaches as well. If you have not seen a neurologist yet for your headaches, that would be a good idea You may also benefit from evaluation by a headache specialist. Thank you for using the forum, I hope you find this information useful, good luck.
Avatar n tn I suffer from tachycardia due to anxiety and panic and my resting pulse is anywhere from 96 - 112bpm at the moment. I am sure the anxiety is still "hanging" around because of my fear and obsession with my heart rate. How can I lower it normally, and also get over my obsession? I find myself taking my pulse all the time and if it is too high, I start to panic - which of course makes it go up. This is really frustrating, and all I want, is to live a normal life again.
Avatar f tn I have read an awful lot on this site and am hoping someone can help me. Some background on me. I'm a 47yr old female - have POTS, NCS, & FMS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, neurocardiogenic syncope, & fibromyalgia) all since March '09. I took an antibiotic & wound up with all these lovely conditions.
968908 tn?1274874715 It appears as though the Tarot cards failed to reveal that! Propranolol can actually worsen anxiety paradoxically, as it crosses the blood-brain barrier in very high concentrations. Hallucination, nightmares, anxiety, psychosis and so on would not be uncommon. Has this possibility been investigated?
Avatar n tn Migraines constant but varying in intensity Urinary Incontinence since 2006 Short term memory loss Difficulty concentrating or coming up with words or thoughts Off balance and lists to the right at times Bouts of Anxiety Bouts of Depression I have had a CT scan done and it came back with 2mm calcification of the basal ganglia 14 months ago. Since then the neurologist has simply tried differing doses of Amitriptyline with Zomig 2.5g which I can only take twice per week.
337492 tn?1212462436 I did really well on wellbutrin the first time so I am egar to see how it will work with the Lithium. I am hopeful. I just hope someone that uses it can share their story of how it works for them! I tried Zyprexa. I do poorly on atypical antipsychotics. I am a mixed state BP and read it is bad to use for that anyways. I have tried them all and they make me a zombie woman.
Avatar n tn I sincerely hope you find some form of relief and will keep you all in Our Prayers.My wife has been given Propranolol,Amytriptimine,Morphin,Codein,Proclooperazine.Prozac,Diazepam you name it We've tried it!!
Avatar f tn I dont usually get those even if I am not taking my med. I only take Propranolol as needed going 7 day stretches now without it. Yesterday I didnt take it. I had to take it after I worked out my heart rate just wouldnt calm down for a long time and then with the PVC's happening so much I just took one. Just wondering if you take a med all the time for your heart and that is why you can exercise so much?
Avatar f tn Im posting this in hopes that somebody out there is going through the same thing as me and has found a "cure"! I get heart palpitations and episodes of afib from stomach and intestinal gas. Been to the doc, heart is fine, blood work is fine, blah blah blah. Been reading FAR too many posts where Dr's do NOT believe that there is a connection between stomach issues and heart rhythm and Im starting to get VERY frustrated.
199177 tn?1490502134 Therapies such as guided imagery or meditation may not be appropriate for those with untreated psychiatric conditions, (such as uncontrolled depression or active hallucinations), although one recent study safely used a mindfulness-based therapy for people with active depression and anxiety.29,30,31 Mind Body Therapies Are in Widespread Use According to three large, nationwide surveys, the use of mind body medicine by U.S. adults is surprisingly common.
Avatar m tn Like Selma said in her earlier post, it may be another related condition causing frontal headaches or stress/anxiety can cause it also. It is best to keep a daily journal of all symptoms with notes of activity prior to symptoms & notes of what relieves symptoms. Take your journal to each MD appt for review as this will help MD to make a more accurate diagnosis.
3097131 tn?1357088481 Banding is a procedure in which a gastroenterologist uses rubber bands to block the blood supply to each varix. Medications such as beta blockers or nitrates may be prescribed alone or in combination with endoscopic therapy to reduce the pressure in your varices and further reduce the risk of recurrent bleeding. Medications such as propranolol and isosorbide may be prescribed to lower the pressure in the portal vein and reduce the risk of recurrent bleeding.
Avatar m tn I have the same symptoms at 49ys old. But my inner tremors happen only at mid-day naps. I also have ear ticking from time to time in either ear & for a while dizzy or fainting feelings. Ive been told its an outa body experience and remember that we are all basically electrical, so im wondering since everyone is diagnosed normal if it could be some unknown phenominon that has yet to be discoved by mediacl Drs??
108191 tn?1199603505 Ativan (Lorazepam) is an anti-anxiety agent (benzodiazepines,mild tranquilizer) used for the relief of anxiety, agitation and irritability, to relieve insomnia, to calm people with mania / schizophrenia and intravenously as a sedative and for nervous tension or to relieve anxiety prior to surgery.
Avatar n tn i don't have a miracle cure, but i suffer from depression and i have panic attacks..i have discovered that because of my anxiety i feel itchy and get rashes around my neck chest, and if my anxiety is really bad every where else..all i can suggest is numerous baths. it doesn't rid the itchy feeling but it calms the feeling at least for a while.
Avatar dr m tn If your palate and tongue structures are predisposed to falling back easily due to sleeping on your back and muscle relaxation in deep sleep, then having a stuffy nose can aggravate further collapse downstream. Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attack and stroke. ____________________________________________ Steven Y. Park, M.D.
Avatar f tn He is very, very thorough. He is an MD, but uses natural medicine and vitamin therapy as well. AWESOME PLACE. Hope this helps someone!