Hi, I'm new here, stumbled upon this whlist looking for more information on medication. I'm 27 and I've been having anxiety attacks for longer than I care to remember. Recently my doctor prescribed 40mg propranolol to take 'when I feel anxious', although initially said to take one or perhaps two a day but it is safe to take 3. I find these really help with the physical symptoms but I still don't feel relaxed. My attacks are always the worst first thing in the morning, as soon as I wake up my thoughts start rushing and my heart starts racing. I've had a lot of stresses in my life over the past few months but I'm unable to pinpoint what the trigger is. I'm worried about going to work, felt so anxious during work I was tempted to ask to go home, but can't afford that. I have my first meeting with a therapist tomorrow morning and I'm worried about what I will say and how to explain everything. I've started becoming anxious before bed because I'm worried about waking up with the awful feelings, so it's turning into a vicious circle. I feel completely exhausted and like I'm struggling to cope with all the recent events alongside work and looking after my post op husband and my daughter. Has anyone had a more positive experience beginning therapy or propranolol? I know medication isn't always the long term solution, but I can't imagine not taking it now that I have. Sorry if I'm waffling. Thanks if you read all of this! Eva
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