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I started a new job 6 weeks ago in the NHS, 2 weeks later we went in to lockdown and my children went to live with my sister so I could continue to work. I have always had some anxiety and panic attacks so with everything going on called my GP for some help.
GP prescribed Propranolol at 40mg up to twice a day. For the first couple weeks I took one a day which seemed to help, I felt I was coping really well just a little tired which was to be expected. Around Easter I started struggling, work got quiet due to the lack of routine appointments and I was missing my kids something awful so I upped the dose some days to 40mg in the morning and 40mg at night as prescribed.
That's when the side affects started, low blood pressure making me feel faint, lost all appetite to the point where I just didn't eat, dizzy spells, bad stomach, not sleeping and a dull constant headache. Got sent home from work with migraine on Tuesday and decided to stop taking Propranolol there and then.
Since then, my stomach issues have eased slightly but everything else is worse, I had an awful panic attack last night, my heart races at the most simple of tasks, I can't sleep. I can have a couple hours of feeling ok but then I feel absolutely rubbish and shakey. I'm guessing it's a mix of anxiety and withdrawals but is there anyone out there who I can talk too that knows how I feel?
Anyone who has withdrawn and had these withdrawals who now feels ok? I could do with some positive stories right now. Any advice or guidance helpful.
I should note I'm day 3 withdrawal and haven't been able to get through to my GP yet - hoping to do that today as with Covid around it's been tricky.
please anyone help!
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