I take 5mg inderal occasionally for anxiety? Is this harmless?

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I am a nurse and get really nervous during handover. I am only 2 years qualified am a nurse and get really nervous during handover. I am only 2 years qualified but I have been taking 5mg of propranolol an hour before handover. some weeks I don't need to take it because I may be on 1:1 nurse patient special and don't handover to a group. Some weeks I have to take up to 20mg but that would be the maximum.

I hate taking it. I love going a week without taking it. I would love to cut out completely but I can't handover without taking half an inderal . I begin shaking and have a very shaky voice with a racing heart.

My question is, obviously I'm taking a small dose on average 50mg a month. Is this harmless or will even this small dose have some bad effect on me in years to come?

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    I'm pretty sure the dose you are taking won't cause any problem. From my experience with a similar issue I think a dose of 10mg about an hour before will enable you to cope. I think a lot of people posting horror stories on this site are taking way too high a dose. I think you should try to get the dose even lower if you can so it just takes the edge off the really unmanageable symptoms. If you still feel a bit nervous that doesn't really matter.

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