Betablockers for Panic Attacks

Updated on March 14, 2012
S.S. asks from Los Angeles, CA
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Anybody out there on propranolol or other beta blockers for panic attacks? How often to you take them and how many mg do you take? Thanks!

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answers from Los Angeles on

This medication actually GAVE me a panic attack because it brought on an asthma attack and I couldn't breathe. Be careful.
I had much better luck going through cognitive behavioral therapy than being on any anxiety med.

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answers from New York on

Not on them, but I have heard of people taking them for panic attacks. I think that performers sometimes take them to prevent stage fright. You take as many or the dose that your doctor prescribes. Hope it helps

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answers from Dallas on

I took them for a while after ending up in the er for racing heart. It did help some but I didn't like the thought of being on them so I quit. I still get the racing heart sometimes, but I've just learned to deal with it and just let it run it's course.

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answers from Los Angeles on

Panic attacks are just part of my disorder and propranolol is just one of the meds I take every day. In my case it's 20mg after breakfast and again after dinner. I wish you well!

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answers from Santa Barbara on

My sister-in-law (Emergency room physician) took some for her weeding to "make her mellow, less stressed". I took some a long time ago for migraines but don't recall the dosage.

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