Any experience with propranolol Watch
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I've noticed its extremely helpful for overt anxiety symptoms especially during exams and stuff. But yes its best to consult with your GP
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!
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.
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