propranolol withdrawal

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As anybody experienced any withdrawal symptoms when withdrawing from small doses?

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    Yeah for a few days.i had dizziness, nausea, a heavy chest and 'brain fog'
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      Ive been taking up to 40 mg for approx 3 months.... I am having intense vivid dreams and feeling quite panicky/anxious but derealisation too.Just wondered whether it was common withdrawal
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      I had previously posted that I found a magnesium/calcium supplement to be helpful for anxiety issues, but it was deleted by the moderator (maybe because I used a brand name? Dunno, as I wasn't promoting a website, nor do I sell it) Women under significant stress tend to be magnesium deficient. Anyway, the magnesium helps with stress, and sleep is much better. Like I said in the original post, it's best to research the most bio-available kinds.

      Also, I found that reducing sugar intake was helpful with anxiety issues.

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      I know its horrid.  I used to come home crying to my boyfriend about it and mine lasted  2 weeks and then the 2 weeks after that it leveled out Into a light headed feeling but that soon went away.   I did take it for 9 months though.  Glad i am off it now.  What helped me was running.   it used to create a lot of anxiety as the feeling of derealisation is horrible. X
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      Hey Olivia, I know it's been a while, but did experience your heart pounding when you first stopped Propranolol? Like when you stood up or moved around too much? I quit last week and am experiencing a lot of side effects - just wanted some reassurance that it would go away! Thanks 😃

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      Hi there! I think I might have exact similar symptoms with yours. I feel like having faster heartbeats and sometimes stabbing chest pains that lasts maybe less than a minute usually at the left side after a physical activity. I know it's weird but I also feel my heart racing sometimes after I have meals even if their just small. I'm also having dizziness and nausea. In addition to those my stomach usually feel uncomfortable. I'm kinda hesitating getting checked because I'm afraid I have to take meds again just to feel worse. I was supposed to take it for a month but the side effects are really making me very miserable and anxious. I took it for I think more than two weeks and had a dosage of 10mg twice a day for my palpitations. It's been a week since I stopped. I just really want these to go away as soon as possible and I hope yours will do too. If you have more questions feel free to ask me. 😊

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      hi ailapls, how are you feeling now?

      i have been taking 3x10mg for a 4 weeks now and have had terrible side effects. Extreme anxiety, breathing problems, waves of weird physical feelings, insomnia and terrible nightmares when i do sleep. dizzy and confused during the day, i feel like im constantly suppressing a panic attack. its exhausting, and making me miserable. because i was given them to help with anxiety, but its made things so much worse. ive spoken to pharmacist, who said to drop 10mg per week until im off them, but im expecting the worst with withdrawals. did you find that the symptoms have started to ease a bit??

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      Hey, sorry you are feeling this. It's like a nightmare but it will get better as you taper off the meds. They just weren't right for you. But you have to taper off, it's better for your heart. And the symptoms will stop. Is there maybe another way to control your anxiety? Diet or lifestyle changes? Do you exercise every day? I know all this is harder than popping a pill but in the long run it could be a much better way to control your anxiety and keep healthy and feeling good.

      all those symptoms you have, i have had. I was quitting smoking cold turkey and thought the propranolol would help with the panic attacks i had been having. but everything got worse. it's been a little over a year for me, off propranolol and drug free and i'm finally feeling great! but i have made alot of changes too.

      message anytime.

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      hi I have the same after food for a month now omggg you are the only person saying that everybody keeps telling me I am crazy how long did it last for you mine started a week after stopping so weird I was on it for 3 and a half years it started to give me opposite reactions to what it should do for two months in a row I was suffering now I had to quit I am having some symptoms that I never knew that I would ever have i cry all the time about this

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