hi everyone. I am new to the forums - just joined today. I am a 31 year old woman and have been suffering with anxiety for about 3 - 4 years now. Recently it has been getting worse, but I can't really identify any thing stressful or worrying in my life that could have triggered it. I have been getting bad palpitations at night where my heart rate goes to 100+. This is quite fast for me and has been preventing me sleeping. Its really uncomfortable and now I dread going to bed because I worry that the palpitations are going to come back - vicious circle! I have just been prescribed propranalol for the anxiety and palpitations. Does anyone else suffer with this particular side effect? I just feel like I am losing control of my anxiety and it is invading every area of my life. It sort of just creeps up on my at random times of the day. I don't know what to do anymore.