User Reviews for Propranolol
Also known as: Hemangeol, Inderal, Inderal LA, Inderal XL, InnoPran XL
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Reviews for Propranolol to treat Panic Disorder
"This medicine has been a God sent especially with the upsher Smith version of propranolol ER no longer feel like I have panic attacks anymore my anxiety is gone and my performance has done a great job especially at work when I took the Actavis Elizabeth version I have all kinds of side effects I was very lethargic I couldn't take a shower I couldn't cook I couldn't clean my house it was awful then I went to another Pharmacy and got the upsher-smith version I was very leery about it and I did my extensive research and found out that this is one of the best generics of propranolol I'll be sticking with this version but don't try to activis Elizabeth version because it will mess you up try the upsher Smith and you can go on with your life."
Joewood2000 (taken for less than 1 month) May 23, 2016
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"I have had intense panic attacks when talking to a bunch of people, giving presentations and explaining myself to strangers. When giving presentations, there have been instances when i felt really embarrassing and humiliating due to panic attacks. My heart pounds like hell and my body is no more in my control with very narrow and blurring vision and shortness of breath. I checked my heartbeat once before presentation and it was 165-175 bpm. For the record, my bpm while running stays somewhere between 150-160 bpm. After taking a 40mg propanolol before 2 hours and 40mg before 1 hour (total of 80mg as i didnt know whether ot would work or not), i was very calm and in control and no more heart pounding, no more shortness of breath."
Aliikbkjj (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 22, 2016
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"Propranolol worked great for me until I was put on the 80mg slow release capsules. After 2 months of taking them I felt like a zombie every morning, and the effect would last all day until late evening. I thought I was going mad and was seen by the mental health team at the hospital who told me that propranolol can actually cause depression in some people!!! I gradually reduced the dose but now my anxiety symptoms have come back and I have insomnia."
Mojo61 February 21, 2016
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"My 15 year old daughter suffers from severe anxiety and panic attacks, her psychiatrist put her on 10mg of Propranolol once daily as SSRI's weren't helping. The medication worked well and she felt less anxious within a few days, she did feel she needed a slightly higher dose for really high anxiety provoking situations, however her doctor didn't want to increase her does. After 1 month of being on medication I noticed she was shedding a lot of hair. She immediately stopped taking the medication as I knew this was a "rare" side effect. 4 weeks since she has been off she is STILL shedding lots of hair and overall lost about 30% of her hair. Pray everyday it will stop as it is devastating. Think twice before taking this med."
Brady123 January 30, 2016
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"Panic attack strike me big time especially during working hours. I get horrible heart palpitations. I take this med and it helps me big time.. My heart calms down in just 3-5 mins.. I have this everywhere I go. It saved my life too.."
meckam December 28, 2015
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"I had terrible anxiety and fear of flying ...each 1 hour flight to Europe was a major battle..i would down Brandy to cope. But I knew I would not be able to cope and needed professional help for the 24 hour flight to Australia ... I was proscribed Propranolol 40 mg & did not think they would work, however I was amazed .. I was dead calm through out the flight and Never had any of the crippling anxiety or panic attacks that had been devastating my life for the previous two years .. I am amazed by this medicine ... thankyou to the manufacturer.."
Pete bear (taken for less than 1 month) August 30, 2015
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"This medicine saved my life. I have panic disorder and a mild heart condition. When I was first diagnosed with my heart condition I could not leave the house for fear something would happen to me - I guess agoraphobia set in. This medicine stopped my heart from beating rapidly and calmed me down together with my other medicines. A wonderful medicine."
ChopsDudley August 7, 2015
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"I've tried Buspar, Xanax, Ativan, various anti-depressants, anti-psychotics and even cyclobenzaprine (muscle relaxant). Propranolol (20mg daily) has been the best medication of ALL of these for generalized anxiety. No "swimming head", no dry mouth, no ravenous hunger... almost no side effects, except I feel a bit slow before my morning shower. Propranolol gives a nice "body calm" - heart rate steady, no sweating palms and no jittery feeling. I now use low doses of Propranolol and Imipramine for generalized anxiety and panic, and Lamotrigine for cyclothymia, and (rarely) Ativan. I feel like a new man! They also use Propranolol to treat PTSD patients... it blocks the "fight/flight" reaction and allows processing of trauma."
Northern_Guy (taken for less than 1 month) April 30, 2015
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"Over the last 6 months , I've been suffering from panic attacks and severe anxiety. Accompanied with frequent fear I experience daily physical symptoms ( pain in chest, dizziness rapid heart rate etc. which started to control my daily life. I started taking Propranolol 10MG 3 times a day, within about 2-3 days I felt so much calmer and could cope with day to day life a lot better. Over the course of a few weeks my anxiety attacks and panic were becoming fewer and fewer . this medication has been a big turning point for me . Fingers crossed this continues"
Anonymous April 13, 2015
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"Works great. For very stressful events, its not enough. I take 20 mg plus 0.5 mg Ativan. That does the trick 1 hour before. If its a mildly stressful event I don't need the Ativan. Just the 20 mg. it's not effective for me anyway to stop a panic attack after its started. I need Ativan plus propranolol for that."
Joe beningo December 18, 2014
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"After 6 months of severe panic attacks and anxiety, I was prescribed propranolol. Wow, what a huge turn around! I was very paranoid about taking ANY medication but I sucked it up and dealt with it. I'm so glad I did because my life has now changed because of it. My heart rate would beat out of control triggering panic and anxiety. I should mention that I am a strong believer in medication to only be a GUIDE into creating a healthy lifestyle both mentally and physically."
RobRob1985 December 6, 2014
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"I was prescribed propranolol 4 years ago and was on 160mg daily for around a year and it worked straight away. Took away the racing heart and trembling hands and made me feel normal, after around 6 months I started to feel light headed and dizzy and was moved down to 80mg daily which I was on for around 2 years, when I felt I was on better control of my panic attacks I started to titrate down the propranolol as you are not allowed to just stop taking it and this is the downside, as when my panic attacks where under control, I was starting to get a racing heart and trembling again as the doctors where trying to get my titration rate sorted out and I was moved down too quickly. It took 18 months to do this which was the downside."
worrier123 September 9, 2014
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"I tried Cipralex for 6 months, then Wellbutrin XL for 4 months. They helped but still not able to function ( No work, moved home, no friends, Not willingly leaving the house, avoiding social anything). I was then prescribed Propranolol with the Wellbutrin, a gradual build up to 20mg over 1 month. Now I am as cool as a cucumber. Still a bit nervous to head outside but that is just thoughts and not a physical reaction. No side effects besides weird dreams but that might be from the Wellbutrin. The first time in a year since this all started I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. I am 28, male, heavy drinker. Alcohol might be why this all started. I went from traveling extensively to never leaving the house overnight."
Boiled Frogs. November 8, 2013
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"I have panic disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. Before I started taking propranolol I would have fast heart rates and the shakes, I could not function. This medicine enables me to live a close to normal life as possible! It does give me cold hands and a little morning dizziness but so what. Compared to a life without it that's nothing."
melisssmikey (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 22, 2013
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"This medicine is great at preventing the physical symptoms of panic attacks which are my biggest concern. At 10mg, it keeps my heart rate at a tolerable level and I don't shake or feel nauseous. However, if I take it and don't experience any stress it completely wipes me out and makes me feel like I just want to sleep all day."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 31, 2012
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"Inderal is a really great alternative to benzodiazepines for anxiety and panic attacks. I have generalized anxiety disorder and am prone to having panic attacks, especially in high stress situations that I can't get out of right away. I am prescribed 20mg to take as needed, up to three times a day. When I have my panic attacks, I fear that I might have a heart attack or some bad heart problem because my panic makes my heart pound so hard and fast. Inderal is a beta blocker that blocks adrenaline, so when I take it, my heart slows down a little and doesn't feel as though it is pounding in my chest. It doesn't remove my panic completely but it prevents my anxiety and worries from building. I like Inderal because it is safe and not addictive."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 19, 2012
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