Beta blockers can be helpful in the treatment of the physical symptoms of anxiety, especially social anxiety. Physicians prescribe them to control rapid heartbeat, shaking, trembling, and blushing in anxious situations for several hours. Often social anxiety symptoms are so strong that beta blockers, while helpful, cannot reduce enough of the symptoms to provide relief. Because they can lower blood pressure and slow heart rate, people diagnosed with low blood pressure or heart conditions may not be able to take them. May reduce some peripheral symptoms of anxiety, such as tachycardia and sweating, and general tension, can help control symptoms of stage fright and public-speaking fears, has few side effects. Taken occasionally, propranolol has almost no side effects. Not recommended for patients with asthma or any other respiratory illness that causes wheezing, or for patients with diabetes. Some people may feel a little light-headed, sleepy, short-term memory loss, unusually slow pulse, lethargy, insomnia, diarrhea, cold hands and feet, numbness and/or tingling of fingers and toes. You can take a 20 to 40 mg dose of propranolol as needed about one hour before a stressful situation. Atenolol is longer acting than propranolol and generally has fewer side effects. If taken daily, abrupt withdrawal can cause very high blood pressure. If there is no response, increase to two 50 mg tablets, taken together or divided. If necessary, you can also combine it with imipramine or alprazolam without adverse effects. It has less of a tendency to produce wheezing than other beta blockers. Use alcohol with caution, since alcohol can increase the sedative effect and exaggerate this drug's ability to lower blood pressure. After two weeks of 100 mg the patient should notice a marked decrease in the racing heart, trembling, blushing, and/or sweating in social situations. Also known as: Hemangeol, Inderal LA, Inderal XL, Inno Pran XLThe following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care."Seems to work well for an as and when, it helped my mood to begin with but that effect has wained over time, now it helps me fall asleep and helps with my random cardiac episodes, I do suffer from anxiety but I do not believe these particular episodes are related because I know how a panic attack feels, most recently I was sat on the sofa with my son asleep on my lap and it suddenly came on, chest pains, breathlessness, feeling weak but not overly faint, lifting my left arm hurt, the tablets eliminated all cardiac symptoms and helps me feel more comfortable with my anxiety issues, I would not recomend taking any medication every day but for an as and when treatment it has worked very well for the most part, only issue is it only treats the physical symptoms and helps calm you to an extent but the worry is always there""I developed social anxiety at around the age of 26, it would be especially heightened in stressful situations (eg job interviews, presentations) where I could develop tremors or the head, sweating, racing heart and a mind blank. I have found that propranolol has completely got rid of all physical symptoms, the fact they have gone means I can focus more on the presentation or topic of conversation and I find it the mental block has 90% disappeared in turn - I was was in a place where I thought nothing could help me, propranolol has really helped me and I would recommend it to anyone who is having severe issues with social anxiety!! ""I have tried several different medications to get rid of the overwhelming amounts of social anxiety I get nearly every day. At first I was a little skeptical about starting a new medication for anxiety especially because it's not specifically made for anxiety. After realizing how dumb and out of it xanax made me I gave it a try. Propranolol has definitely helped me overcome the day to day fears that would usually cause me to have anxiety.
So is anyone on Inderal USA or Propranolol UK for anxiety? It's the first medication they've gave me and apparently it's a beta blocker whatever that means, just kind of slowling myBeta blockers are not FDA approved for the treatment of anxiety or nervous tension but are generally used to do so. Jun 11, 2018. Beta-blockers are a type of medication that's traditionally used to treat heart conditions. propranolol Inderal; atenolol Tenormin; metoprolol Lopressor. All beta-blockers used to treat anxiety are prescribed off-label.