Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Propranolol..too soon before bed?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    136

    Propranolol..too soon before bed?

    Hi all,
    I was put on Propranolol 40mg twice daily today and I have to say the difference it's made is remarkable! I've been calmer, happier, laughing and joking. I've had my intrusive thoughts, of course I have, but I've been more able to shrug them off and get on with my day.

    I'm going to be jumping into bed within the next 45 minutes so I wondered whether it was safe to take my second (and last) dose for today? I took my first dose at about 2pm but I think it's beginning to wear off and I'm feeling just slightly on edge.

    Your thoughts would be appreciated

    Thanks all

    MrsS x

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    421

    Re: Propranolol..too soon before bed?

    Mrs S...I have been on propranolol since Thurs but have split my dose into 4 & take 1x10mg at 10, 2, 6 & 10.....I think you just take them when u feel u need to....am feeling much calmer too but a bit more emotional than usual....I don't know if this is the propranolol or reducing buspirone which I am tapering off...good luck x

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    17

    Re: Propranolol..too soon before bed?

    My personal opinion is that, often times the anxiety and stress and fear need to be combated with CBT. What I have found is that doctors in the UK are too quick to jump to beta blockers or benzodiazepines without even trying CBT.

    Also I feel that, if your panic/anxiety disorder/attacks are not regular meaning they come and go then I feel benzodiazepine is a better treatment method as they tend to have a rapid onset. In either case, first call of action should be CBT with 1 weeks benzodiazepine treatment with close monitoring.

    For Panic-Attacks which is different from Anxiety disorder, then I think the better option would be with Beta Blockers again with CBT.

    The problem is that you can actually become addicted to these drugs, with physical dependency. Always a good idea to task the patient to bring in their medication just to check how much they are taking and if they are sticking to regular doses as more often then not some patients start to abuse these drugs.

    To answer your question I think it's safe but I'd probably take half the recommended dose if I am going to bed soon, as Propranolo can give you sleep disturbances and even nightmares.


    Above is a personal opinion and not medical advice, medical advice should only be accepted by a trained registered medical physician.
    Last edited by K-OSS; 22-07-13 at 16:49. Reason: meant to say Anxiety disorder.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,326

    Re: Propranolol..too soon before bed?

    I have to disagree with the above post. Beta-blockers are not addictive. Your body becomes used to the effects and you have to taper off when stopping but there is no way you become addicted in the usual sense of the word.

    Benzodiazepines, on the other hand, are addictive and to recommend them to someone who has just stated that beta-blockers work really well is very poor advice, it seems to me. CBT on the other hand is a good idea but, like everything else, it's not for everyone.

    Regardless, this site is not here to dispense medical advice and people should always see their doctors if they are unsure about anything.

    Pip
    __________________
    Not drowning, but waving



    Please help keep NMP running and donate to the running costs: http://www.nomorepanic.co.uk/donate

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    17

    Re: Propranolol..too soon before bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pipkin View Post
    I have to disagree with the above post. Beta-blockers are not addictive. Your body becomes used to the effects and you have to taper off when stopping but there is no way you become addicted in the usual sense of the word.

    Benzodiazepines, on the other hand, are addictive and to recommend them to someone who has just stated that beta-blockers work really well is very poor advice, it seems to me. CBT on the other hand is a good idea but, like everything else, it's not for everyone.

    Regardless, this site is not here to dispense medical advice and people should always see their doctors if they are unsure about anything.

    Pip

    I was giving a personal opinion if you actually read my post clearly. I wasn't dispensing medical advice, I was dispensing an opinion. I am sorry if anyone misunderstood my post, drugs that need to be tapered off are addictive in my opinion. Because I have seen folks on beta blockers shaking and trembling, and begging for their dose to be re-instated, just so they psychical effects can be alleviated. Yes with Benzodiazepine recreational abuse potential is high. But if a drug that basically has you chained and you have to take to get rid off the negative side-effects or to "taper" off then in my opinion that is addictive.
    Last edited by K-OSS; 22-07-13 at 16:01.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. was just about to go to bed:@
    By Em.ma in forum General Anxiety / Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-06-11, 23:30
  2. Cant Get Out Of Bed.
    By Ruby94 in forum Health Anxiety
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 22-05-10, 22:46
  3. something to keep me out of bed
    By Chelle1 in forum Panic / Panic Attacks
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 12-11-08, 00:51
  4. There is something under the bed.
    By pooh in forum General Anxiety / Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-10-08, 21:47
  5. How do you get out of bed?
    By jcapson in forum Depression from Panic/Anxiety
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-10-08, 14:08

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •