I'm on propranolol for my anxiety. Although I still feel I break out in sweats and shakes when I am put in an environment that makes me feel anxious. I take 40mg and feel like I need something more!
Propranolol can be a great medication to prevent anxiety that is caused by physiological changes, i.e, Someone will have anxiety because they experience an increase in heart rate, therefore propranolol is prescribed because it helps maintain a consistent heart rate even when you are about to experience something that will cause high anxiety such as speaking in public.
If I were you, I'd talk to your doctor about trying something else. Don't jump right into the benzo's because something less potent such as hydroxyzine could help with your anxiety. I'd recommend seeing a psychologist and learning some techniques to treat anxiety. However if you still experience anxiety that you believe warrants medication, I'd recommend trying all non controlled substances before trying the controlled substances.
Also, Benzo's can be a great when it comes to helping relieve anxiety if taken as prescribed. Just chat with your doctor about your options and take everything as prescribed.
Hope this helps!
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