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Unread 10-17-2011, 03:08 PM   #1
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Hi, everybody:

Since I was struck and injured by a car in August 2001, I have had PTSD. I tried EMDR, which did not help me much, if at all.

I take Inderal (propranolol) for the severe chronic pain caused by my chronic generalized internal RSD. If I am right, Inderal is an alpha-blocker, used for some types of heart problems. However, I heard it is being experimented for PTSD, especially with American soldiers who came back from war-torn countries. I do not know the results of this experiment.

Has any of you tried Inderal (propranolol) for your PTSD? If yes, has it helped you or not?

Thanks for sharing your experiences.
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Unread 10-17-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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Inderal is a beta blocker... that causes some kinds of amnesia/memory loss in those who take it. It can also cause depression in some people. This is why it is not used to control blood pressure much anymore.

I think this action is what is being used for PTSD. And I think a time window of opportunity is needed for its best results. But you'd have to look that up yourself.

Type into Google ... propranolol PTSD ...and there and many articles about its use:


This is a new finding I just posted here in fact on PTSD:
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Unread 12-15-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
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Hi, mrs. D:

Thanks for your answer and links. I will check them out and print some information to read at home.

I like your picture of Santa Claus with the yellow cat. I like to collect nice and/or funny pictures of cats. I fear the day when my beloved cat has to die (I know every living being has to die one day). My parents really do not feed her well. She is given every scrap of food she wants, besides her very large bowls of unhealthy food. Now, she must weigh at least 10 kilograms, if not more.
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