I'm 36 woman been taking bad anxiety for a few months now wake up during the night head spinning sweats fast heart it's now taking over my life the doctor has sent me to see a cpn still on the waiting list but she's gave me 10mg of propranolol but I'm so scared to take it hate tablets and think I'm going to get worse and bad side effects please help me will I be ok on them so they work how bad is the side effects sorry I'm sounding like a right looney I know I can't go on with my anxiety like this just need to know if they do help thanks Tracy
Propranolol is used for high blood pressure and off label for anxiety. It helps with the racing heart. It may make you a bit dizzy, be careful standing up too quickly until you know how it is going to react with you. Best to watch your blood pressure, it may lower it. It usually has few side effects. It can also make you a bit tired. But nothing to be worried about if it happens. This is just until you see the CPN. You are not sounding like a 'right looney'. Anxiety can effect every aspect of you life until you get it under control, it is no joy ride that is for sure!
The side effects are usually mild. It is not addictive.
You will not know if it works until you try it.
I know that it has helped others.
Hope it works for you.
- Propranolol Information for Consumers
- Propranolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Propranolol (detailed)
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