I have been prescribed 10 mg of propranolol. The doctor prescribed it 4 month ago now and I am still too anxious to take them. I have been suffering with panic attacks and feeling as though people have spiked my food it's gotten to the point my mind is telling me people have put drugs in my shower gel, make up Ect ect so I just refuse to use things. I am attending a wedding tomorrow and I am sitting down to eat a 3 course meal and I know for a fact I will not eat the food unless I have a little help so I'm sat staring at the box of propranolol wanting to take one I just don't dare because I'm scared something other than it calming me will happen. I guess I just need a few words of encouragement just to help me to take my first one
Hi courtcoll, propranolol is a beta blocker medication usually prescribed for hypertension, angina, arrhythmia, etc. It is also prescribed off-label for situational anxiety as it keeps blood pressure from peaking too high. Many people use it alone or as an adjunct treatment for anxiety. Assuming you have no other medical problems, the most common side effects are fatigue and lethargy.
- Propranolol Information for Consumers
- Propranolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Propranolol (detailed)
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