Thinking about asking my doctor to add propranolol with my citalopram

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Not sure if many people here got experience with the two. I’ve been on 20mg citalopram for about 4 years now, worked amazing the first 6 months or so, and then just ok afterwards. My anxiety been really, really unbearable the past month so I went up to 30mg. Been on it now for 4 weeks, but the past few days been the worst of my life.

I feel like if I can just get rid of that adrenaline feeling from my panic attacks, I’d be completely fine. My anxiety would be minimum and my depression would slowly go away. I can live with bad thoughts and feeling a bit down, but it’s those panic attacks that make me wanna end it all.

They’re so uncomfortable. It’s like my whole body is on fire. Then they’ll go away and come back multiple times. This always happens at night while I’m trying to sleep by the way. Then I’ll have to take a Benzo and feel awful about that because I feel like I’ll become addicted and I’ll never sleep without them again (even if I’m just taking them for a few nights).

I’ve heard a lot of success with propranolol for panic attacks, so I was wondering if it was a good idea to add at night time to get rid of those flight or fight symptoms. At least then I’ll be comfortable.

So should I add this to my 30mg of citalopram or just get an increase to 40mg (never went that high before).

Obviously I will be discussing this with my doctor, just wanted to see a few other peoples experiences first.

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    if its bad i reckon take 2. dont worry about taking them. i was like you so resistant but my paych convinced me to take them-said he haa people on them all the time just tapers them off and then theyre fine - never had any problems.

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    if its bad i reckon take 2. dont worry about taking them. i was like you so resistant but my paych convinced me to take them-said he haa people on them all the time just tapers them off and then theyre fine - never had any problems.

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