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Can propranolol help my social anxiety?

Can propranolol help my social anxiety?

Propranolol: Propranolol can ameliorate the catecholamine related symptoms caused by anxiety. We use it to help performers who are anxious about going on and others who get anxious in front of groups. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Hi, I have been taking 10mg of propranolol daily for several years to help with anxiety related increased heart rate. Are there longterm sideffects?

Hi,  I have been taking 10mg of propranolol daily for several years to help with anxiety related increased heart rate.  Are there longterm sideffects?

No: At this low dose there should not be any long term consequence. However i would suggest to you other eastern modalities. See my website drcynthia.Com for tips on meditation, hypnosis, exercise, etc. ...Read more

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Brother very anxious right after each dose of saphris until sleep along with akaithisia. Akathisia helped by propranolol, but anxiety persisted. Possibly a sign of saphris-induced hypomania?

Brother very anxious right after each dose of saphris until sleep along with akaithisia. Akathisia helped by propranolol, but anxiety persisted. Possibly a sign of saphris-induced hypomania?

Possibly: Saphris (asenopine) has been used for schizophrenia, disorders with psychotic features, bipolar disorder. There are many potential side effects. Anxiety can be one of them. Much depends also on the underlying nature of the person being treated and for which diagnosis; if the disorder being treated is bipolar disorder, signs and symptoms of hypomania can occur. Must check with the treating physicia. ...Read more

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Docs are switching me from toprol XL 12.5 to propranolol ER 60mgs and i'm worried my BP and pulse will drop to low? Mission is to help w anxiety.

Docs are switching me from toprol XL 12.5 to propranolol ER 60mgs and i'm worried my BP and pulse will drop to low?  Mission is to help w anxiety.

Probably Fine: If you are basically healthy (no heart or lung problems) this should be fine, however I am a bit curious about the choice of treatment. Have you had a diagnostic evaluation of your anxiety? Beta blockers help with the physical symptoms of anxiety but may not help the cognitive (worried thoughts) symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm on buspirone for anxiety and was just prescribed 40mg twice a day of propranolol to help with my GAD and heart rate. My Dr knows I have asthma. ?

Acute Anxiety: I understand your concern Anxiety is due to Stress and Asthma medications. Which can increase heart rate. Buspirone is for anxiety . Having Propranolol with Buspirone may have headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, See a Physician for Asthma; Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication interactions, benefits and side effects, dose, triggers of Asthma and Therapy for stress in your life. ...Read more

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I've been on propranolol for 7months now for anxiety & hand tremors 40mg 3x a day but lately if i forget to take 1 I have all over body tremors help?

I've been on propranolol for 7months now for anxiety & hand tremors 40mg 3x a day but lately if i forget to take 1 I have all over body tremors help?

Long-acting med: Long acting Propranolol might give you better control of your symptoms, so that fogetting a dose won't have such bad repercussions. A neurologist might have thoughts on additional meds that might help augment control of your essential tremors or investigate other causes. ...Read more

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Propranolol:does it help with insomnia related to anxiety disorder? i know ill talk to my doctor. i just want to know please

Propranolol:does it help with insomnia related to anxiety disorder? i know ill talk to my doctor. i just want to know please

Sometimes: Propranolol is used to decrease anxiety symptoms by slowing heart rate. One of the side effects may be drowsiness. You are right, it would be good to discuss this with your doctor to see what is right for you. ...Read more

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Propranolol for anxiety, is this okay?

Propranolol for anxiety, is this okay?

A/W Dr Chilakapati: While Propranolol can be beneficial - it doesn't treat the underlying cause for anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Propranolol for motorway anxiety and took 40mg tablet 1 hour before a journey. I felt very 'other worldly' and spaced out and it didn't work for me, should I increase the dosage?

Best to ask provider: Try to get advice from the prescriber. If impossible, you can probably safely double that dose, but don't do more than that w/o medical approval for your specific body and conditions. These drugs are powerful agents and that's why only a select group of licensed authorized professional can prescribe them or modify the specifics. Take your well-being seriously - you deserve to be treated w/ care! ...Read more

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Dr. Marilyn Cox
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Propranolol (Definition)

Treats high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat, migraine headaches, tremors, and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. This medicine ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Anxiety Relief (Definition)

To me, anxiety relief simply means that the distress ...Read more