pronanolol for anxiety

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Hi, I was prescribed Pronanolol a year ago starting with 80mg for anxiety resulting in my neck going constantly blotchy.They made me so tired and reduced my blood pressure too much so the dose was changed to 40mg.I was then told to try and take them only when I really needed them i.e when I knew I would be in a stressful situation. They dont stop the blotches. Have they worked for anyone else for this?

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    Hi, I take 20mg in the morning and 20mg at night, no side effects, and yes they help the physical aspect of anxiety attacks, but didnt help the mental side of it, I am also taking Sertraline with it to combat anxiety. Both working well together.
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    Thankyou, I haven't heard of sertraline and my doctor hasn't suggested that. I am going through a particulary anxious time at the moment as I am about to change jobs and the blotches are horrendous even with taking the Propranolol.
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    I started off with panic attacks for no reason, then general anxiety, took over my life. As I said Propranolol deals with the physical side of things stops the adrenalin from being released which causes the palpitations etc, not sure if it cures the mental side of things, Sertraline is an anti-depressant, a very good one. I was not depressed, it just stopped me worrying about things and dwelling on things.

    Most doctors will prescribe Fluoxetine first off, dont recommend that. Its cheap and nasty.

    It depends on how your anxiety is affecting you really, perhaps its something Valium can help with for a short period of time as and when you need it.

    If you find its something daily, then a short term dose of Sertraline might help, hardly any side effects and not really noticable.

    I'd suggest talking all this through with your doctor again.

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    :D i have been taking sertraline for 12months now for depression they helped the depression but still felt very anxious was prescribed 80mg half inderal daily miraculous results a brilliant combination

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