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Cvprisun

756d

So my psychiatrist put me on this medication to basically “slow” my heart rate down when i have panic attacks.. i don’t have high blood pressure at all i’m a bit worried about starting the med. how has it worked and what side effects did you guys have with it? :)

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    • Flatulady

      727d

      If you're prone to migraines, it might cause you to have a few until your body adjusts to the medication. It can also make you feel really tired at first, so I recommend taking it around the time you go to bed. Make sure to take it EVERY SINGLE DAY and to take it at the same time every day. If not, you will feel terrible.

    • Flatulady

      727d

      If you're prone to migraines, it might cause you to have a few until your body adjusts to the medication. It can also make you feel really tired at first, so I recommend taking it around the time you go to bed. Make sure to take it EVERY SINGLE DAY and to take it at the same time every day. If not, you will feel terrible.

    • Green_Goblin

      743d

      I take propranolol, it slows my heart rate down bc I tend to have such a high heart rate especially during panic. I like propranolol, it doesn't make me drowsy, dizzy, or nauseated.

      • CSweet94

        743d

        @Green_Goblin i take propranolol too! For my blood pressure; because idk if you know this but Bipolar Disorder can actually cause high BP!

        • Green_Goblin

          743d

          @CSweet94 oh I didn't know that!

    • KikiKiss

      744d

      Propranolol has been a life saver for me, I started having panic attacks when going back to work and having to enforce covid guidelines and dealing with angry people, and my doctor gave me the smaller pills that I could take as many as needed throughout the day, and I've had zero negative affects with it! Does the job it's supposed to and helps kill that fight or flight sensation

    • CSweet94

      755d

      Oh I take propranolol for that too! It works super well for me and I’ve been on the same dose for over a decade now. And it controls my blood pressure and the headaches that I get from when my blood pressure gets too high. Definitely a good med in my book. And fun fact: Apparently snipers use propranolol too to steady their hands! That’s what my psychiatrist told me. I hope this helps you! 😊

      • Cvprisun

        755d

        @CSweet94 i actually suffer from migraines and when i saw it helped headaches i was so surprised! i took my first dose yesterday when i was about to have a panic attack and it calmed me down i was SO shocked i’ve never had anything actually help me calm down besides the xanax i was on but that didn’t really help! thank you so much!!

    • rylesmcgyles

      756d

      I personally love Propranolol. I too was very skeptical when my doctor first prescribed it, but it helps so much with anxiety and panic attacks without making you sleepy like other meds do. It hasn’t had any affect on my blood pressure.

    • jean7

      756d

      I haven’t had any side effects with propranolol. My psychiatrist said to act like a little old lady the first time or so I took it if I am worried, but I’ve found it really helpful.

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