Propranolol can help lower your heart rate and blood pressure. It may decrease some shakiness as well. Propranolol is often used for like anxiety induced public speaking and performance anxiety. I don’t think it would be very helpful for OCD. But if it helps you, then by all means do what works best for you!
thank you! i'm not really knowledgeable about medication, i just know some side effects scare me. i'll be sure to talk to my doctor to see if there's anything better! thank you!
@smallescape As for OCD, research has suggested that SSRIs like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, etc are effective.
I actaully take propranolol for my anxiety. i’ve been diagnosed with several anxiety disorders including OCD as well as depression and PTSD. Propranolol helps my physical symptoms that come with my anxiety (trembling hands, shaking, pounding/racing heart, sweating). They won’t help with the thoughts when they get bad though. Think of propranolol more like a medication that works just for physical symptoms. If you have any more questions or wanna talk about medication, i’m here! :)
thank you for letting me know! i'll probably have to talk to my doctor and see if there is anything to help thoughts since they're the biggest obstacle i face right now. thank you for offering a helpful hand if i have any queries! that is so nice! wishing you all the best :)