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Beta Blocker- Propranolol


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Hi, I was wondering if someone could tell me a little about Propranolol and their experiences. I’m almost a year off of Ativan and for the most part I’m doing fine, but my blood pressure is high when I’m out in public and causes headaches, fainting feeling, and head/sinus pressure. My doctor prescribed a low dose of propranolol but I’m so scared to take any medication after being on a benzo. I do need to add that I’m young (24) and relatively healthy (exercise daily/healthy eating). It’s all from social anxiety. Thanks you guys!
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i take 40mg a day (20mg in morning, 20 at night), its nice light non-addictive medicine, it should be a breeze, just  don't cold turkey when you stop that can cause serious issues
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Yes, beta blockers cause physical dependance and need to be tapered if one wants to discontinue using them. Prof. Ashton recommends 10 mg propanolol, which is equivalent to 5 mg atenolol. Propanolol crosses blood-brain barrier while atenolol does not, which is why it might be a better choice, especially for benzo-addled brains.
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