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Tell me about your experience with propranolol to cope with physical symptoms of anxiety
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I tried it a few times over the years and it worked pretty well on the physical symptoms of anxiety for me. However, it doesn't touch the mental symptoms which I was finding was the most difficult part of my anxiety. If you can get a hand on the thoughts accompanying anxiety, propranolol can be very helpful.
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I have them for my migraines and have been for about 3 years.
I've noticed its extremely helpful for overt anxiety symptoms especially during exams and stuff. But yes its best to consult with your GP
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I took them they didn't work brilliantly for me and i had to stop taking them in the end because they gave me really bad nightmares! But I know they do work for some so definitely give it a go
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I'm on them for migraines and anxiety. I've had pretty annoying side effects like bad circulation. They help with the migraines and anxiety symptoms though.


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I have been prescribed it for tremors. It is a low dose though so I don't know if it actually works or if it's more of a placebo effect. Not that I mind as long as it stops me getting symptoms.
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Propranolol is the only drug I have taken for mental illness that I would recommend.
I used it for to prevent or end a panic attack. I am also of the opinion that it only works physically. I noticed my heart rate slowing, breathing becoming easier and muscles relaxing after taking it (but my muscles would still ache afterwards from the spasms - similar to doing a hard gym session!).
It definitely can't cure your anxiety, but as a little crutch for the hard times to pull you out of the hole when you're stuck, it's extremely helpful.
I found it fast-acting but short-lasting. If the anxiety did not subside I would have had to take another dose.
I noticed no side effects although I had to be careful to not become dependant on it and wean myself off while learning to cope with anxiety alone.

I agree that only a GP can give safe advise on any medication.
I also agree that it could have been a placebo effect but it worked so no complaints from me!
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Didn't work for me, but my anxiety was more the me talk side of things than the physical side of things so they weren't the right drug for me.

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I take Metoprolol 200mg SR BD for PTSD and secondary hypertension.

Amazing drug.

If you have a lot of physical symptoms or your anxiety is based around fears, trauma or phobias then I highly recommend a beta blocker, namely propranolol or metoprolol.
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Propranolol is mainly for the physical symptoms of anxiety, like racing heart etc. It will not make you feel better mentally but the lack of physical symptoms will feel like a relief for you.

Unfortunately it didn't work for me. Well it did, but I seemed to have a bad reaction to it and it made my blood pressure and pulse drop so low that I ended up fainting! This is very rare though so nothing to worry about. They're an EXTREMELY safe drug and they should help with your physical symptoms
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