Has anyone tried propranolol for health anxiety??

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Hi, a friend has mentioned propranolol to me to help manage my health anxiety? I've tried sertraline & nortriptyline with no joy in the slightest...I've recently posted the symptoms I get most days but the tension headache/pressure is constant & apparently propranolol can help with this?? It can be taken every day or as & when (which suits me better)

Just wondered if anyone had any experience with this before I ask my GP to allow me to try it.

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    Hi i take propranolol 80mg twice a day,i think it helps me,i wake up feeling nervous,shakey,twitching a take one of those and it does help to calm me down along with the other meds im taking x
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    SERTRALINE  is an antiderpessnt with a anxiety agent in it , but that wont work till depresion is nuked  , you need a benzo to nuke anxiety , CBT  never worked for me  , but it did my daughter 
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    Hey there. Some medications work better for others. I was on Zoloft for a year and a half and gained a lot of weight so my doctor suggested I come off. He gave me Proponolol. I do not feel like these helped at all. I had such bad anxiety I could not leave the house. This went on for about a month. I then went back on Zoloft. And I am happy I did. I find Proponolol has a fast acting effect and is good to take as you need it. But since I have panic disorder I have anxiety 24x7 so Proponolol was not good for me.
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    Hii I have recently started propranolol and I think it has a calming effect. I suffer from very high palpitations and panic attacks. Since being on propranolol I feel that my palpitations has decreased, but the anxiety is still there. I am also on Xanax when I truely need it in case of severe panic attack. In short Propanolol has a calming effect, but no effect on panic attacks
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