I am prescribed Propranolol ER 60MG
Do not mix herbal supplements with depression / anxiety medications unless your Dr. prescribes it. I'm not a professional or work in healthcare but I didn't just fall of the turnip wagon either. This is my true story... I have always had insomnia but it's pretty much gotten worse since post - menopause. Several years ago I tried all those remedies for not being able to sleep they did not help me, I still couldn't sleep so one night I figured I would take melatonin. I had heard good things about it and my best friend was taking it with success so I thought ok I will try it. I was on Sertraline 50MG and so I popped a Melatonin pill ( I think it was a 2.5 MG) and 2 hours later I was still wide awake.. it's nearing 2 am and I was no where close to sleeping. .. so I drove to the pharmacy ( open 24 hr) , talked to the pharmacist and he recommended Valerian.
I pill , another low dosage and I was happy to hear Valerian & Melatonin work "great together".
after I got home and mind you I had already taken Sertraline & Melatonin and now another herbal supplement is going down.. 15 minutes later I felt like I was physically going to die, seriously. Tachycardia set in, along with dizziness, sweating, blurred vision, trouble swallowing, stabbing pain in my chest & stomach areas and to top it off anxiety, of course. my bf at the time got me through it ( without calling 911) . The next day I threw out the melatonin & valerian.. never again anything herbal unless my doc says it's ok and even then I might be leery... I believe I almost overdosed that night.
Yes,always check with your doctor about any supplements and or prescriptions. I too have insomnia n have dealt with it most of my adult life,plus I deal with depression, anxiety, panic attacks. A lot of but not all antidepressants cause sleeplessness or drowsiness. Which helps in that department tremendously n is normally taken at night. Which is usually a side affect from the medicine n passes,but also can still continue to help with sleeplessness or at least get you on track,as well as depression, anxiety plus panic. I took Prozac for years n never "as I know of" experienced that n have taken it off n on for several decades. It's different for all of Us,what works for one,might not work for another. Be claim,relax n take deep breaths n remember you are not alone. U will get through this n will eventually find what works best for U. At the beginning,I think most of Us feel like genny-pigs ... having to go through trial n error.
And it is scary!! You're a phone call away from your doctor n a page away from Us,your new or old, lol, DC friends :) god bless U p.s. There's also antidepressants that don't cause drowsiness, that are best taken in the day.
- Propranolol Information for Consumers
- Propranolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Propranolol (detailed)
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