I've been suffering from anxiety and it's physical symptoms for many years and after avoiding medication (for fear of side effects and addiction) and trying (and failing) with different alternatives, I am coming to the conclusion that maybe I should try some kind of medication. My mum is also very anxious and has recently been prescribed propranolol (10mg) and although I haven't seen a massive shift in her anxiety I have noticed that she does seem more relaxed and 'at ease' and I'm wondering if I should ask my gp for some too. I have always been an anxious person and can handle the actual anxiety but what I really struggle with is the physical affects from it and then getting into a vicious cycle of worry, anxiety and physical symptoms. If only I could dampen down this cycle I'm sure I'd find life easier to deal with?! Any experiences welcome, thanks.