August 10, 2012 7:39 PM Subscribe
Do you take or have experience with propranolol for anxiety or behaviour management?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I was prescribed propranolol for anger management. I tend to get angry with authority and administration (not violent). My doctor (psychiatrist) felt that propranolol might help. I went to a meeting, got angry, but was calm. It was disquieting. I have a tendency to take offence to things I find stupid. I find a lot of things stupid, which is part of the problem. Another part of the problem is I am usually right. This is not a matter of being right about petty things, but things of major consequence. The motto of my unit is, "Listen to Anon, he is always right;" they are not joking or teasing me. I feel like an idiot when I have an outburst. I cannot control myself. With my peers and subordinates, I am not like this. I am rational, calm, and kind.
I asked the doctor for valium or something similar. He said no. I am also seeing a psychologist for behaviour modification, she suggested that I try to not attend the meetings, but that is not an option (I am also an administrator). She also suggested that I leave administration. That is a problem for me, since I cannot deal with administrators! I need to be in control since I do not trust others who have control over me.
Additional problems: depression, anxiety, and on...
Anyone have any suggestions? I am going to see the psychiatrist again in a week or so.