I am starting on propranolol for anxiety. wondering if anyone is taking this and if they have had a side effect of weight gain
Hi Penny. How are you today?
From everything I read, including forums, to get both sides of this question. The internet side and the true reality. The reality side is it causes gross weight gain in a short period of time.
The internet side is on this link from drugs.com below, it covers more info on the technicalities.
It's strange but there's hardly any sites that say it causes weight gain
I'm not a doc, the answer will come from the two of you. I'd love to tell you more, but were all being censored so much that it kinda changes our pattern of writing.
I was on it for propranolol for yrs, not on it now for they have me on clonidine for high blood pressure/hypertension... but the yrs I was it didn't case me weight gain, I guess it depends on the individual in my opinion... but like I said that's just me I didn't...
Hi. I have seen no weight gain in those I know who take this med. it does work quickly and is often used for performance anxiety as it doesn't impair thinking and motor skills.
It appears to cause weight gain in individuals who are already dealing with that problem. As long as you stay with healthy choices and get exercise you will be fine. Can't blame the med if the choices aren't good, right? Hope it does you well and helps you to conquer the anxiety. Karen
Hi! I've been on propranolol for almost a year and I did put on weight quickly, especially around abdominal area. Also having pretty serious fatigue issues, so exercise is very light-weight and sporadic.However , it has worked beautifully as far as the anxiety and heart palpitations. I also noticed slight memory loss, but none of these side effects are too much to make me stop taking it.
- Propranolol Information for Consumers
- Propranolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Propranolol (detailed)
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