Hello, this is my first post ever.
My mum recommended me to make this account as I suffer from very, very bad anxiety. For anyone wondering, I'm 16 years old and from Scotland. I'm turning 17 on June 15th.
Basically I need help with my medication called Propranolol. After being extremely fed up with my Anxiety, and just wanting to feel better around my friends and such, I asked my mum to book me an appointment at my local health centre to see if I could get some sort of medication. I got prescribed Propranolol, obviously. I've been taking it since this Monday, 23rd of February. I got told to take one tablet two times a day, and it's 10mg.
The help I'm needing is basically reassurance and advice, as I'm not able to tell if it's helping me at all. I went out for the first time yesterday since taking them, but if they did have any effect on me at all, they may have worn off by the time I went out. I definitely feel the side effects when taking them. As I have asthma, I obviously feel slightly breathless. It's not a big deal, but it's annoying. I also get slightly tight feelings around the chest area from time to time, tingly feelings in my legs and very cold hands. I also get really tired, but that may be partly due to the fact that I've not been in a good routine for night time.
Today I'm considering taking three tablets, even though I'm only supposed to take two. So far I've taken my first at 9:00 AM, it's now half past as I write this. I don't feel it will do much harm though, as I'm planning on asking my doctor for a higher dose of the medicine or a stronger medicine all together. In a way I want to ask for a completely different medicine that's stronger, obviously to help out as I don't feel much from this... but I still want to give it a chance, so by getting a higher dose might help. But then there's also the side effects, and with a higher dose, those might get a lot worse.
Any advice on the things I've just talked about in this post are very much appreciated! If anyone else needs help, I'll try my best, but I'm only just learning myself too.