I'm scared of anything--- I was poisoned with cholesterol medication. I spent winter in physical therapy to help my tendons that were damaged. Then this summer the pharmacy lied to me and my doctor, and I had a thyroid storm-I sprained my back tossing and turning in bed. So, now I know that I can't trust pharmacists either.
Hi cuddle bug. Many are afraid to try a new med. the funny thing is that there is no way to know. What works for one person or a few thousand can be odd for just one. No matter what, try it and see. It might be just the thing for you. Wouldn't that be nice? One doesn't feel anxious when they take it.
Propranolol is something my daughter uses, as others do, before she does her violin performance. It brings her heart rate down and she can play without stage freight. Although many use Xanax as suggested by writer above, for those who have a racing heart it can be very helpful. It doesn't last very long in the body. It does take at least an hour to take effect.
The worse side effect you may have is dizziness. If it happens, call the doc and either the dose will be adjusted or you will learn to stand up and walk a bit slower so your body adjusts. If you faint stop taking it and go see the doc.
Let me know how you are after taking it. You might not notice much of anything, but your heart will be happier. A racing heart makes one feel anxious. This could just be the thing. :-) Karen
Well I guess you tried it. How did it go so far? I think the best thing you can do to reduce your anxiety of trying a new med is to look the reviews and information on it, side effects and that. I would keep a log on the med like when you take it and how you feel on it and if there is any side effects. Some side effects are just for awhile but if too bothersome call your doctor to make changes.
Good luck and take care,
Hello and welcome to the site. I began taking a prescription med in my 20's as well. I remember that I was concerned about it like you are, but that's a good thing. You're obviously educating yourself about meds by locating this site, studying, asking questions.
It's so important that you trust your Dr. Good communication with him/her is essential. With this in mind, I wish you all good things. Hopefully you're feeling a bit better by now. Study hard and try not to be anxious about being anxious. :)) We are here for you if you need us.
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You are not alone. I get very anxious when trying a new med no matter what it is. I always wonder what side effects will I have to deal with? Will it interfere with my other meds? What I have found that helps is starting just a small dose of it at first to make sure I can tolerate it. Of course, if its a capsule you cant do that but most meds are in tablet form that you can at least cut in half. Also, always remember that chances are very very rare that just a few doses of anything will kill or permanently harm you unless you are highly allergic and if that happens you'll get very specific reactions very fast. Hope this helps you feel a little better about it.
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