I'm a 24 year old female! A few months back I had a panic attack every since then I have struggled with anxiety and worrying about every little thing! My doctor just put me on this new medication propranolol. I take 10ml 3x a day. I would like some more info about how its helped others and how long it takes to kick in?
How long does Propranolol take to work for anxiety?
Question posted by cellphoneglory1 on 19 Nov 2015
Last updated on 20 June 2018
" Used for short-term relief of social anxiety. May reduce some peripheral symptoms of anxiety, such as tachycardia and sweating, and general tension, can help control symptoms of stage fright and public-speaking fears, has few side effects.
You can take a 20 to 40 mg dose of propranolol as needed about one hour before a stressful situation."
I am a 63 yr old male working in the restaurant trade and I noticed carrying tray with one hand was increasingly difficult as my right hand couldn`t balance the tray.I saw my GP and was prescribed 40mg tabs 3 times a day WHEN NEEDED. I don`t need to take it 3 times a day but it gives me effect within 30 mins .Doesn`t cure the problem 100% but I do notice a difference .Ironic that I`ve been in the trade since 1971 and now have to be prescribed.
cellphone; Chuck again the Propranolol helps me alot I started it 20 years ago for migraine prevention and has really helped there but when the anxiety gets bad it corrects the symptoms of anxiety for me like the fluttering heart, easier to control the rapid breathing that can cause Hyperventing and just keeps the triggers that put us in a full blown panic attack to where we can work on controlling them. As they call the fight or flight. hope it works as good for you as it does for me and I have no side effects from it after the first few days. By the way does cause you to be sensitive to sun. You can burn easier so no tanning beds or use sun screen when out in the sun next year. blah..
cellphone; This medication is used for many things and has helped many people with anxiety and stage fright like talking in front of crowds etc it has been used for years for that by speakers,And musicians and us you don't always notice how well it is working but you do not need to build up a level with this medication it works right off pretty much. It helps with other anxiety medications and also by itself. Lots of times it stops you from getting the symptoms of the anxiety that throws you into a full blown panic attack. It can cause some drowsiness at first and some dry mouth but these go away I have taken this for years and it has really helped with the anxiety level.Best of luck well worth the try.
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