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Propanolol

Does anyone have experience with this med for either akathisia or anxiety? I was just prescribed it today for both and I’m wondering what side effects or benefits to expect

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I didn’t have any side effects with propanolol but I also feel like it didn’t really do much for my anxiety

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I take 10 mg in the morning and 10 mg at night for my blood pressure and anxiety. I’m seeing my doctor on Monday to increase the dose to 20 mg morning and night as I keep getting very high blood pressure reading whenever mental health or anyone else checks my blood pressure.

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Did/do you have any side effects from it? If you did, did they go away after a few doses?

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I don’t think I have any side effects from it. You might get low blood pressure from it if you don’t have high blood pressure to start with.

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My pdoc told me to take 10mg 3x/day. I took my first dose tonight and I feel a little dizzy but that’s all. My big concern is that I’m also on clonidine so I’m worried my blood pressure might get too low

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whenever I’ve had low blood pressure in the past I’ve gotten dizzy or felt faint.

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I’m on it and also gabapentin for stress! I don’t notice any side effects! I get super stressed and feel like I’m going to explode sometimes. I guess it helps!

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I’m on it for akathisia and blood pressure. Can’t tell if it helps or not.

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Im not on Propanolol but I am on Bisprolol (also a beta blocker) I take it for a high resting heart rate and anxiety.

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If you have a blood pressure monitor, you may want to yseit to check yourself. Otherwise, most pharmacies have one you can use for free.

I had to stop taking propranalol because I have naturally low blood pressure and the med made it so low I passed out.

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Thank you for that. I didn’t realize that pharmacies had one you could use

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I was taking it while I was on invega to get me to stop grinding my teeth and it was effective. I still take it once in a while if I am having trouble getting to sleep and I think it helps stop racing thoughts.

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It generally looks like a little booth

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Same here - take it for high pulse rate and blood pressure. Has not helped with anxiety at all.

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I’m prescribed 20mg, three times a day.
The medication has had no effect on my anxiety but has lowered my akathesia about 20%.

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Be careful when you stop or you could get a heart attack.

The stuff almost killed me.

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