I've read about atenolol as an alternative; there are a number of papers mainly from the 80s testing atenolol use for anxiety and most of these are promising, showing significant effectiveness compared to placebo and a comparable effect to propanolol. Reading about it says it's "longer acting than propranolol and generally has fewer side effects". I find breathing techniques really useful, but the second I stop them, the anxiety comes right back! Anything that reduces physical symptoms of anxiety can also reduce the mental state of anxiety. Does anyone know if there is a major difference in effect from both drugs? This sub is not for venting or for facebook style posts. This is a community for people living with bipolar disorder type 2 (the whole bipolar spectrum is also welcome), their loved ones, and anyone wanting to understand the bipolar spectrum. Sorry, this post was deleted by the person who originally posted it. From novel/alternative substances, to established medications. Press J to jump to the feed. Next to lowering heart rate and blood pressure caused by increased anxiety (adrenaline, cortisol), it also acts on a specific serotonin receptor further lowering anxiety. Cookies help us deliver our Services. It'd be great to hear from anyone who takes either drug! My psychiatrist is new to me, and I’ve just started new medications. Ok, thanks. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I’m not on this med, but I’m on a different beta blocker for high blood pressure. I'm getting very desperate, I can't keep on like this. I'd give Propanolol a try, and let me know what it feels like. I’m hesitant that it will help as I feel like my doctor thinks I have racing heart and chest pains, but I told her I don’t really, just that crazy butterfly five alarm fire feeling in my chest (maybe that’s the same?). My doctor switched me to it when I was trying to conceive because it’s safer in pregnancy than what I was on before. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Thanks for the tip! To cut a long story short, I have severe anxiety and anxiety-induced depression. Today I was prescribed Atenolol as an off-label use for this anxiety. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the depressionregimens community, Continue browsing in r/depressionregimens. I found it helped with my anxiety, so I asked to stay on it after my kids were born. It doesn't appear in any feeds, and anyone with a direct link to it will see a message like this one. I'm on 150mg XR venlafaxine. Atenolol (Tenormin), a beta blocker, for anxiety? I’m on trazadone for sleep and it’s been working perfectly. My youngest is 3.5, and I’m still on it. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. It's cardioselective, so has much less effect on the lungs than propanolol. I have really bad situational anxiety and was wondering which is the best overall bet-blocker for anxiety… Propranolol is known to be helpful in anxiety, particularly in so-called “performance anxiety”. Propranolol, atenolol, clonidine, which is best for anxiety? I have taken slow release propanolol (from a friend) once before and had no respiratory side effects, but it did make me feel sick and it was difficult to sleep that night. Low quality posts will be removed. no one bothered to tell me and I ended up hospitalized. Does the beta-antagonist specificity of atenolol make it just not as good as propanolol at negating the flight or fight response? I took them for something else and my anxiety went to zero. The propanolol I took was 80mg but slow-release so I've no idea what the instant-release equivalent would be. Good news is that I quit drinking! i tried a cardio selective blocker and i didnt notice it helping at all/ slightly. Other treatment modalities are welcome as long as there is a clear intention towards symptom improvement, and at least a modest attempt at being scientific. angiotensin converting enzyme inhibiters can also reduce anxiety. Propranolol is known to be helpful in anxiety, particularly in so-called “performance anxiety”. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I feel like I'm on a 24/7 adrenaline rush. However it doesn't seem to be prescribed regularly for anxiety. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I've only tried clonidine, and it KIND OF helped with anxiety but mostly made me feel weak and lethargic, plus fucked up my circulation. Ask questions about drugs that you already typed into duckduckgo. My psychiatrist is new to me, and I’ve just started new medications. I was on Gabapentin for the severe, persistent anxiety (no attacks though) and it wasn’t doing a whole lot. To cut a long story short, I have severe anxiety and anxiety-induced depression. What’s the difference between these three? Atenolol vs. Propanolol for anxiety. r/depressionregimens is a community focused on the research and discussion of treatments for depression and anxiety. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Blood vessels become less constricted and somehow the brain interprets this as less anxiety. also try to learn breathing techniques they help a lot too. I have mild exercise-induced asthma and as such was prescribed diazepam years ago instead of propanolol. Press J to jump to the feed. propanolol helps a lot tho, maybe you should try a smaller dose (10mg already calms me down a lot). Never tried Atenolol but, Propranolol has worked good for the physical side of anxiety. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Hi all, Just discovered this sub, it's great! I was on Gabapentin for the severe, persistent anxiety (no attacks though) and it wasn’t doing a whole lot. I have mild exercise-induced asthma and as such was prescribed diazepam years ago instead of propanolol. Next to lowering heart rate and blood pressure caused by increased anxiety (adrenaline, cortisol), it also acts on a specific serotonin receptor further lowering anxiety. Discussion and anecdotes are welcome! For some people, it does wonders for reducing anxiety; psychiatrists are very well aware of this and use it in anxiety disorders as an adjunct to the more traditional medications, like SSRI/SNRIs. However, the level of need is outstripping the amount of diazepam I can safely take, especially during the day (diaz makes me sleep). It's also hydrophilic, so doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier which is preferable for me. Warning:DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL WITH THIS MEDICINE. If I've taken it safely once before does this mean I'm 'safe' or are respiratory side effect more unpredictable than this? Has anyone else used this and what were your feelings on it? I'm on 150mg XR venlafaxine. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Can an asthmatic safely take propanolol?

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