Posted by Lynnae on June 28, 2001, at 7:43:31
In reply to Re: beta blockers » Lorraine, posted by Elizabeth on June 27, 2001, at 23:28:00
> > >Having ruled that stuff out, my first choice for a medication (well, second choice, assuming benzodiazepines hadn't worked) would be a beta blocker like Inderal (propranolol).
> > Do you mean pindolol?
> No, i mean propranolol. Pindolol is a rather quirky beta-blocker, and my experience attempting to use it for autonomic anxiety has been mediocre (although it can have some impressive antidepressant-augmenting effects for some people -- but only with serotonergic antidepressants, not with Wellbutrin, desipramine, etc.).
I am impressed by your wide knowledge of medications. It is most helpful. I was just wondering if you are a nurse or something like that? I didn't even realize there were so many drugs out there for these issues! It's almost overwhelming when you are looking down the road for potential treatment, isn't it? A lot of hit and miss it seems. I hope you have a great day --thanks again to all who have posted in response to my initial email! :)