Anybody have any experience with this?
It's great for anxiety! Just depends on what you want from a medication. Just read the links Medline posted above your post.I am an anesthesia tech student and ironically am studying this drug(vaguely). i am wondering why this is the medication of choice for you? It treats supraventricular tachycardia, angina(chest pain) and Ventricular tachycardia(meaning the ventricles in your heart beat fast. I have anxiety and am hard to relax too, but I find clonidine is a nice fit. I hope you DR. knows exactly what he/she is doing. It seems to me that this is not a drug I would chose for relaxation or anxiety..BE INFORMED AND SAFE. I am not a DR. nor am I saying its not right, I am just giving you my knowledge. yOu should ask your DR. EXACTLY what this drug is all about. best of luck!!
Nice explanation. That definitely clarifies my understanding of the med. I have pretty strong anxiety-provoked physical symptoms, so perhaps that's why I needed a higher dose. I have mild hand tremors as well, even while I'm not nervous.^ Well no. I don't know how anyone could get buzzed by propranolol. It doesn't effect the brain like that. It doesn't really slow you down or relax you mentally either because it doesn't work that way. Those are mainly benzo side effects. Beta blockers mainly prevent shaking / sweating / blushing type symptoms. You won't feel it working at all until you are in a situation when those symptoms are normally elicited. You'll know it's working when you find physically you are remaining quite calm.
That is me. My hands will start shaking or whatever, then I will become self-conscious that my hands are shaking and this will raise my anxiety causing my hands to shake more and so on.it can break the anxiety cylce: Person in social situation begins sweating, shaking, blushing; Starts (over)thinking "Others see I'm very nervous and believe I'm a freak (or whatever); Person concentrates even more on physical symtpoms; They increase and so on.
This is what happens to me as well. My face will also turn red and my breathing becomes very labored and hands shake and voice becomes really shaky. I just received propranolol a few days ago and hopefully it works for me next time I'm in front of people or the center of attention is on me.That is me. My hands will start shaking or whatever, then I will become self-conscious that my hands are shaking and this will raise my anxiety causing my hands to shake more and so on.
Awesome! I know the happiness that comes with a small victory like this.I just used 20 mg of prop today in a situation I would normally avoid or have to get up and leave, and I felt fine. There was a couple of times I could feel the familiar beginnings of adrenaline starting but it didn't happen. I'm counting this as a small victory