I have been prescribed 40 mg Propranolol onece per day for high heart rate due to anxiety. This isn’t just a high heart rate during a panic attack- it is a constantly high HR and started after a long period of extreme anxiety. I am interested to see if anyone else has a higher HR all the time with anxiety and if so what dose worked.
That’s a good question. I have also had a high heart rate from bouts of anxiety. I currently take 2 10mg doses of propranolol daily. That keeps my heart rate in the 60’s for the most part. We are all different, and I had to go through some “trial and error” to find the dose that worked best for me. I will say this has been a great medication and at my current dose I’ve had no side effects, other than feeling much less tense and anxious. I hope this helps. Good luck to you!
I used to take it and it work wonders for me until my antidepressant kicked in! It literally stops all those physical symptoms in anxiety. You may feel tired but it really helped me at a time! Hope this helps!
I am on 40mg X 2 daily. It works extremely well, for physical symptoms, as I just saw someone else relate to it that way. I wear an Apple Watch, I do see occasional spikes but that is random and not indicative of a lasting high heart rate. Sometimes I feel like my heart is racing, but I check it on my watch and it isn’t , so a lot of times it is all on my head. I really like being on this med, knowing that my heart rate is indeed not high.
I was just recently prescribed this medicine as well for an elevated heart rate due to chronic debilitating anxiety. I didn’t know beta blockers could be used to treat anxiety. I have tried lots of meds to treat my anxiety disorder and so far I have not found a combo that works for me. She gave me 10 mg to take twice a day. She also gave me vistaril but I have not tried it as of yet, took a lot of courage just to take one dose of this new med... I’m super sensitive to meds and side effects.
Yes it definitely lowers the heart rate- but for me when to take and the dose is still ongoing experimentation. Good luck.
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