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Anxiety is almost gone!!

Hi all! My new Dr had me try this heart med that works good for anxiety. Its called propynolol. He bumped up my dose and omg I've really noticed that I'm not as terrified of going outside now. Its such a great feeling to be able to go outside for a walk and not have severe anxiety like before. Plus I take true calm which is a supplement. I really like this new Dr cause he was able to help me without taking benzodiazepines!!! What a relief. At first,I thinking this med would never work but shocked me cause its working. Just wanted to post this if anyone else needs help with severe anxiety maybe this will help someone. Hope everyone has a great weekend and God bless😎😀💝🙏😄

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Happy for you! I have taken propranolol as needed for panic symptoms like rapid heart beat and shakiness. The spelling is different but maybe it’s the same med? Do you take it before going out and how long does it take to work? I think my doc says it doesn’t kick in for about an hour.

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GM, you spelled it right lol I didnt. Its the same one. Works fast it gives me the I don't care what others think gives me the courage to leave home. Its pretty nice.

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That’s so great! What dosage are you on? My doc said 20 mg 2x a day

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40 mg 4 tablets a day. Does it help you too?

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No I don’t notice it helping so I haven’t been taking it. Do you take them spread out throughout the day? Maybe I’ll see if I can take a higher dose.

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2 40 mg tablets in am 2 at bedtime

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I've always needed to take higher doses for all meds I'm on.

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Well I’m glad it’s helping you!!! 😊

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Me too cause I've been housebound for my whole life. I can't take it anymore. Glad these help a lot too. Thank you starrlight

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I hear ya! So sorry it’s been so hard on you. Sounds like you are free now my friend!

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Just trying day by day. Just exhausted today from getting only a few hours sleep. I've got to shut my eyes but have a really great Sunday starrlight!!!😄😎🙏

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Sweet dreams! Thanks Lovedogs!!!

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Hiya starrlight! How ya doing? Everything going good? How's your boys? They are probably full of joy and happiness cause your their mom I bet!!😀

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Aww thanks Lovedogs! So sweet. Took them to the pool yesterday and they had fun doing great learning to swim. But I don’t know why my hair is falling out like crazy and don’t want to have to wear a wig but I think I will loose it all nothing is helping. I’m scared. I go into see a Rheumotologist tomorrow. My blood work showed high antibodies levels so maybe an autoimmune disease not sure.

Hope you are doing okay and are you sleeping well now? Best to you!

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Happy days! 😁

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Indeed hope it keeps working.

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Me too!

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Hi jimmy how are you doing? Everything going good??

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Yes, I have just woken and I have no work today so I'm not complaining 😀

How about you?

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Nice! Just woke up a few hours ago but took 6 sleeping pills hoping to go back to sleep. No such luck right now.

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Well I hope they work for you, what time is it there now?

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Midnight. What state are you in? I'm in southern utah.

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I'm in the UK... It's 8 am here.

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I'm just bored out of my mind so I may take more sleeping pills to try and sleep.

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Don't overdo it on the pills!

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Hi love dogs glad to see your getting better at least the doctors got you on the right mess now! Take care my friend all the best 😎

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Thank you so much. I've been agorophobic for 4 decades and it's now a feeling of freedom being able to go for a walk and not really care anymore if ppl hate me just by judging me on ugly looks. Now its like oh well!! Lol. How are you Celtic? You doing ok?

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:) your post made me so happy...It's always been about finding the right med, the right dose as the key for you alone. Sometimes a new set of eyes and ears, like with your new doctor can offer you the long overdue answer. Time to enjoy life, it's been waiting for you :) xx

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Thank you agora1!!! That's what it took was a new Dr to get on right med. Funny thing is is that he isn't a Dr he's a psych nurse. I just call him Dr its easier. Hope you have blessed day

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Agora1 how are you doing? Are you doing good?

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I'm good lovedogs, thanks for asking :) xx

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That is excellent Kacey! I'm glad it's worked so well!

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Thank you Leigh! Some anxiety is there but its doable versus being totally terrified now its like iits taken away the fear of what ppl think of me. Its now like my brain tells me so what if they think I'm ugly. If so don't stare! Lmao. Its weird Leigh. The BDD is still as bad but I think the same oh well if they don't like me based on looks the hell with them. Before it crippled me. The last few days I noticed I was out walking and the fear of being seen didn't bother me as much!! What a great feeling to not care what others think. Just hope that feeling stays. How are you my friend?? Are you doing ok??

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That is so awesome to hear Kacey!! I'm so happy for you, especially since you struggle more than me with anxiety. I have bouts, but then they go away. I contacted the psychologist I had seen and asked her to fit me back in her schedule, I need some help again with those bouts, the last one was pretty severe.

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Thank you Leigh!! Yeah its nice to not feel so insecure and ashamed and terrified to leave my condo. Being housebound has been hell for so many decades. I hope you do go back to your Dr so you can find relief too. Let me know if it goes ok. Hoping for the best for you!!! Ilk keep ya in my prayers! Have a blessed day my friend😀😎😄

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when we disregard the opinions and actions of others we are on our way to getting well.

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That's GREAT, are there any side effects since it's a Heart meds that's being used for anxiety?

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I take medication for an underactive thyroid that causes severe anxiety, insomnia, and heart palpitations. My Endo. has talked to me about taking propranolol to help with the heart palpitations. She says it's a "Beta Blocker". I had to wear a "Holter Monitor" for several weeks (and will be mailing it in on Tuesday), to see what my heart is doing. I will get the results back soon. If my heart is ok, and the anxiety and palpitations are caused by the medications I will probably be put on propranolol as well. I'm so glad to hear that it helps with both of these symptoms ! Living with anxiety can really take a toll on you after awhile. Thank you for sharing your experience, and I'm happy it is working for you and making your daily life so much better. Please keep us updated :)

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Thank you for sharing as Wei! I sure hope your going to be ok. If you take propynolol maybe your anxiety can get better. Ill keep you in my prayers that everything will be ok!!! Let me know how your doing if you want to. I'd love to hear your doing good!! I'm taking 80 mg tablets per day. I agree anxiety difinitely take a toll on us! Its caused me to be housebound and unable to leave my condo. Not a good feeling to be that terrified. I can't take it anymore! Well have a blessed day🙏😎😀😄

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Thank you ! I'll be sure and let you know the results I get back from the "Holter Monitor" I've had to wear these past several weeks. This underactive thyroid sure has been an ordeal with trying to get the right medication and dosage. I'm a War Veteran and already have ptsd and extreme anxiety, adding that to the anxiety and heart palpitations the thyroid medication causes has been no fun at all. I never knew expected "the wheels to fall off" at this age (57) ! I figured I'd just roll right on through life as I got older. Surprise, surprise ! ha ha ha :) I see by your profile name "lovedogs" that you must have a few furbabies ! There's nothing better than having such loving, loyal babies to keep us company. I have a grumble of 10 pugs ! Five girls and five boys (9 blk. and 1 fawn). They range from the ages of 9 months to 9 years old. One of them is due to have babies in July :) I don't what I'd do without them ! Thanks again for getting back to me. Have a blessed day as well my friend :)

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Yea I would love to know if your going to ok! Thank you for your service. Very much appreciated!!😀 Anxiety has been so difficult to fight. Its ruined my life! So I know how you feel. I unfortunately haven't been able to have a dog in 5,years! Its been so difficult without my last best friend. I miss her everyday! Your so lucky to have 10 dogs I would love that!!! I'm so sorry your going thru all these health problems. Its never easy to deal with. Take it easy,today! Have a really good day😀😎😀

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So pleased 😀

Wonderful news 🌺🌼🌺🌼 xx

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I can't believe my psych nurse is helping me get on great meds for these issues. I call him Dr cause its easier. He's helped me more in 1 week than any other Dr has in 45 years!! This guy is caring and so helpful. In feeling blessed. Have a great Monday!!!

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💕🌺🌼🌺🌼🙏

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Hey...I was reading your post and great to hear u have found a med that helps :) I find the psych nurses better than the Drs ...I see u have BDD I'm pretty sure that's whats causing a lot of my anxiety/agoraphobia...although my Dr insists its social anxiety...I mostly cant leave the house due to feeling everyone is staring/judging me on looks...that they will think I'm weird looking in some way...mostly people say I'm nice but I feel ugly...always have and never happy with how I look...no matter what clothes I wear or make up I put on....I will feel paranoid when I go out and then I will have to go home and then I panic when I need to go out again...been like this since 18....I might ask my Dr if I can try the meds youre on its worth a try...:) xx

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Oh my gosh we think exactly alike!! So glad and happy to hear from someone who totally understands what hell this is. Thank you!! I'm so sorry you deal with it too. Like you I get long stares and dirty looks from men or women. In like leave me the hell alone ppl. Please message me anytime you need to talk cause ill be more than happy to talk with you to support you anyway I can!!! I feel just like you. I feel like I look like a freaky monster cause ppl just stare. Its beyond frustrating and has caused my agorophobia to get worse each year. I've always stayed home now going on four decades!!! I can't believe I let other mean ppl keep me from living a life!! Seems so insane but if I go out for a walk I feel so nervous that I can't even walk right causing more anxiety and have to rush back home! Ugh its a complete nightmare!!! How old are you? I'm 45 and I'm getting so sick and tired of this! Life shouldn't be this terrifying. The only years I ever went,out were when I was an alcoholic drug addict. Since being sober the anxiety is so much worse. I was an addict alcoholic for 25 years. I look back now and say I felt at peace at least when I was drinking and using. The propranylolol has given me the confidence I need to go out and helps me not care what others think. Its weird but,it really does help. He also has me take a supplement called true calm by the Now company. Got that at a nutrition store. I agree psych nurses are way better than any Dr I've ever seen in 45 years!!! In always here if ya want to talk!!! Thanks again for sharing your experience!! Have a blessed night😀😎😄

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What symptoms were you experiencing? I am looking for something new. I have tried so many medications and supplements with no luck. The only thing that helps me is klonopin which I only used when absolutely necessary

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GM rob! I was having full on body anxiety, sometimes shaking I was so terrified to leave my home. It was crippling! I've been housebound for decades. I could go places like Drs or grocery store but was terrified. I can't even go for 10 minute walk. Now with taking propraynolol 160 mg I'm able to have some confidence to not care what,others think of me which is helping tremendously!!! I'm loving it when compared,to being terrified. I was so worried about what others thought cause they would stare so long giving me dirty looks. That was hurtful and caused my anxiety to get worse and was getting totally housebound! Like you I used to take klonopin but it didn't do much but caused me to abuse them. I was snorting 30 pill supply on a few days! Sorry but had to be honest about it. I'm soooo happy I found this psych nurse who's kept me away from benzodiazepines!! This drug,isn't addicting and works way better than klonopin ever did. Plus no withdrawals that put me in the hospital. I couldn't be happier. When I went to Wal-Mart yesterday I walked in with confidence and stared back at the mean ppl not even caring what,they thought. Wonderful feeling!!! Hoping you can try it too to see if,it will help you too!! Have a blessed day Rob!!

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Glad to hear your success story. When I get out of my comfort Zone which is close to my house I get a sudden overwhelming rush of fear. I feel like I need to get home as quickly as possible or I will lose control of myself. Like something crazy is going to happen. I know I need to face it to get over it but it is so hard. Thanks for sharing. I will check into propanol with my Dr. Thanks again

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Yea I was feeling the same way. I haven't been able to go for my 10 minute walks due to wanting to rush back home too. I know that feeling of getting a rush of fear. It would drive me back home too or can't go at all. I'd be stuck at home fot days. Its a terrible feeling. Hope propranylolol can work for you too.

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Hey lovedogs....Good to hear from u :) Good to know I have someone to talk with that understands this horrible condition....I have been like this since 18 now 48...all due to losing some of my hair at 18 through stress....before that I now know I was suffering social anxiety from 14 so in a way was always bothered what people thought of me....and also had Ocd that has been recently diagnosed...so that made me obsessive about my hair loss....one long nightmare lovedogs...I'm so glad the meds have helped u...:) You were trying to self medicate through the alcohol/drugs ...I had to take Valium all the time just to go out for a 10/15 min walk ....I am also having problems walking when I go out.....Are u feeling like u will fall over? this too makes the anxiety worse....Has this improved since taking the propranolol? I am taking severe panic attacks now every morning because I feel so alone.....I'm glad youre here :) remember to ask me anything too....I'm here:) Sending hugs xx

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Yeah we are so much alike. Plus almost the same age. Lol. Thanks so much for writing back. I was hoping to hear from you again. So thank you! I'm so sorry,you have OCD too. Its got to be frustrating. The BDD is the worst too. The falling over part I think I just feel like I walk weird like,a duck or just weird. I can never walk in a straight line. So bizarre. What's even worse is that I lost my car due to having seizure so lost my license. Now I have to ride a scooter and I'm out in the open getting stared at even worse. I feel like I could just die!!!! I had to ride one in Las Vegas in all that traffic was horrific!!! Now have to here in utah. Life just keeps getting harder! I can barely ride it. The med does help a lot but I'm still embarrassed but just don't care what,ppl think as much like I did before.Ill send this now in case my mom calls and ends up erasing it

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I'm with ya on the losing hair too. Mines always been very thin but its even worse now due to smoking a pack a day. I know its bad for hair loss but can't stop. So frustrating isn't it and yea it causes even more stress which like you said causes hair loss too. Ugh, it does cause more anxiety! Its a never ending circle of anxiety!

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Brb. Call mom and get,it,out of the way. Lol

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Yeah while walking for 10 minutes its like I don't focus on it walking straight as much but still feel like I still walk funny. The funny thing is is I probably do walk weird cause of major weight gain from quitting 🚬 for 6 months, now smoking again unfortunately. I gained the weight but have lost 20 due to smoking instead of eating constantly. Got up to 230 but got down to 208. But gained a few again due to the Oreos I've been inhaling. Lol. Back to 214 lbs. So frustrating. Trying to keep it down by walking so this med helping should get me out more hopefully. So happy you wrote back today. I don't feel absolutely alone right now. So thank you for writing! Hope we can help each other,thru the tough days.

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