I have been feeling desperate for help with anxiety over the past few days. This morning I went to my sugery on an emergency visit. I told the GP that the only thing I know that would help calm me was Lorazepam, which I have taken years ago. I told him that I realised they were addictive but that I only intended to take one when feeling at my worst and for a short period. He confirmed that the surgery's policy was not to prescribe Benzo's and so he prescribed Propranolol beta blockers instead. I was scared to take them initially. I have to say that they have taken the edge off the anxiety but nowhere near the same as a Benzo tablet. I am on 40mg tablets of Propranolol. Today I also finally resigned from my job. This evening I am feeling calmer. What are other people's experience of this med? Did they work?