Does Propranolol stop you from being active?

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I take 1 x 40g propranolol when I need it usually every 2 to 3 days but wondered if it would be more benificial to take one at the same time each day to help my anxiety regardless of having a fast hr or not. Also when you are doing some activity which would normally elevate your hr,  

does the propranolol allow your heart to go faster then?

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    Thank you all for your replies. Just worried if I do any physical work for example gardening or similar, whether the propranolol would allow my heart to work faster or try to slow it down
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      Hi karoline,

      Well I was on Inderal LA for 8 years for migraines and it didn't stop me being very active at all.

      You can garden, decorate, play squash, rounders anything at all.

      I used to ride 14miles a day Fri Saturday and Sunday no problem

      Don't worry about it. You can do anything you pretty much Want to x

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      Just to let you know I am 62. Had to have cardio ablation in 2005.

      Propranolol in what ever form, takes the pressure off your heart so that itvdiesnt have to work so hard.

      I felt great on inderal la ( long acting propranolol)

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      I think you worry too much about activity.. Usual pottering will be fine.. I have been on the propranolol for 10 yrs and the only time I feel anything is is when I don't take it.. I am on 80-160 msg a day..
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