Social anxiety beta blockers

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Has anyone ever heard of doctors using Beta Blockers for Anxiety? I've tried Lexapro, Cymbalta, Celexa, Effexor, Prozac and Amatryptaline and am unable to tollerate the side effects. If this is a legitamate med for anxiety I'm willing to give it a try.
From what I have read...calciumm blockers have less side effects, but beta blockers are used more ofter. Cardio says I am on a low dose and shouldnt feel much side effects except dizzy the first few days. I am very confused what to do. Whether to listen to the cardio or the elelectrophysiologist. Right now the only thing I am on is Klonopin (for involuntary jerks at night) but was told to take it during the day for the other symptoms by my GP.
I take Metoprolol ER which is in the same class beta blocker, 25MG 2x day. Beta Blockers slow your heart rate, but I don't feel a difference with mine. The only thing is when exercising, it's harder to get your target heart rate up, but I don't think with your dosage it should make a difference.....
Beta blockers are very commonly prescribed for anxiety...especially the social type....ie speaking in front of large crowds, etc..and GAD. There really shouldn't be any adverse effects of taking it long term, especially since you've indicated that you are taking a fairly low dose only occasionally. Was it prescribed for you to take daily...or just before anxiety-producing situations, initially? My advice to you would be...
Think of it as the Tic-Tac of antiarrhythmics, lthough it is often prescribed for social anxiety problems as well. It's easily tolerated by most, which is one reason why it is sort of the first line drug of choice. As the name beta blocker implies, these drugs block beta receptors, which are located in a number of places within the body, including the heart and blood vessels. These receptors are what stress hormones such as adrenaline attach to, causing certain reactions in the body.
Social Anxiety and beta-blockers HFHS.MD.D.E.
Beta blockersBeta blockers are used for relieving performance anxiety. They work by blocking the flow of adrenaline that occurs when you’re anxious. While beta blockers don’t affect the emotional symptoms of anxiety, they can control physical symptoms such as shaking hands or voice, sweating, and rapid heartbeat. Antidepressants – Antidepressants can be helpful when social anxiety disorder is severe and debilitating.
) You hang in there. See about beta blockers to loosen you up with your social anxiety and group therapy and easier said then done but try and force yourself to let it all out and break through these blocks/barriers. Force yourself to socialize. Take care!
Just a quick message to say my doctor put me on beta blockers when I was suffering from anxiety, propanol. I was lucky no side affects.
Namaste, Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Anxiety (intense nervousness) and self-consciousness arise from a fear of being closely watched, judged and criticized by others. A person with social anxiety disorder is afraid that he or she will make mistakes and be embarrassed or humiliated in front of others.
I have been referred for cognitive behavioural therapy and have been given beta blockers to help me get through situations that make me anxious. I have taken them a couple of times now, but both times I have said and done things that are out of character for me. I have gotten quite angry with people or have been really open and revealed things to people that I normally wouldn't. Is this the beta blockers or just that having to admit that I have a problem is causing my anxiety to get worse?
Are there any other antihypertensive drugs that have similar, anti-anxiety effects to Beta Blockers that I could talk to my doctor about? I want to obtain the beneficial effects of a Beta blocker again, but in a safe, medically approved way. I suffer from social anxiety and shaky confidence. I know that the only thing that ever really controlled it was Inderal LA at that very high dosage. I understand that such a dosage is not appropriate and I am not inclined to do that again.
I have been to my GP who was at loss of what might cause. He suggested it might be so kind of panic attack and prescibed low dose beta blockers. These helped feel less panicky but the pupil dilation remains. My GP is also check my thyroid levels to see if there is a clinical cause. I am at loss of what to do next really. Any advise This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/309786'>Dilated pupils and anxiety</a>.
hi i have had anxiety on and off for 10 years just recently i have been taking proprananol beta blockers cause i dont like the side effects of anti-depressants, i had no side effects off the betas (i know everyones different) and havent had a panic attack as such, i do still suffer wi the anxiety although i think thats cause i moved onto hypochondria!!!!
As to your med question, given what you say, if you want to try a med you might want to look into beta blockers -- they're specific for heart palps and are used for social anxiety and certain specific phobias sometimes, and are said to be easier to quit than benzos, which are addictive, and antidepressants, which may as well be considered addictive. If the gentler stuff doesn't work, the meds will still be there for later -- they aren't going anywhere. Good luck to you.
So as Nursegirl says, any concerns you have, bring them up with your physician, and if you don't like the answers, find someone you trust. Beta blockers, for example, are usually used for social anxiety and for people with certain heart irregularities. Researching the web requires some common sense and discrimination -- there's good information out there and terrible information.
i get PACs once in a while and sometimes my heart rates too fast (im on beta blockers for that) and sometimes its too slow, sometimes it skips, and sometimes theres pain and discomfort in that area. i know how you feel. just trusting your doctos is so difficult, but rls27 is right- theyve done their work, gone to school, there irrefutable scientific evidence there that you are OKAY. the major problems wouldve been caught in a heart beat (pun intended) and are now ruled out.
Not saying it's not the new drug, but you don't mention if you properly stopped the Paxil before switching. Also, at least according to what I've read, beta blockers tend to work best with social anxiety and performance anxiety.
MAOIs have potentially serious side effects when they are taken with certain foods (such as some cheeses and red wine). Beta-blockers, to reduce anxiety. Beta-blockers are sometimes used to treat physical symptoms of anxiety (such as tremors or rapid heart rate). Venlafaxine, to help relieve anxiety and depression. Here's some ways to self help your anxiety.
My PDoc order it in liquid form, since it's not available in the Canada, he had to order it from the USA and it's a long process, will have it in 2 -3 months, not before, so until then, I have to wait and stay in that high anxiety state since the Klonopin (Rivotril) don't work on me anymore, even at 8 mg day! That's suck!... Anyway... What you mean by your social anxiety is totally mental? Hummm I think social phobia is only mental anyway no???
I just wish I could shake off these feelings but it isn't as easy as that - I've been taking beta-blockers and am due to go back to my GP this Friday for a follow-up so I really am hoping that I get something else to take as I actually dread getting up in the mornings as I never know how I'm going to feel that day!
valium low dose and beta blockers for heart rythym it makes me tired and a bit clumsy. Had all the tests - anxiety they say.?
could it have been from too much anxiety/stress? I've noticed that my anxiety occurs more in social situations than anything else. Although I don't have extreme social anxiety that hapmers my everyday life it is still somewhat bothersome at times. What bothers me the most is when I have to talk or present in class because my anxiety causes me to have embarassing physical symptoms including shaking, blushing, fast hearbeat, and shortness of breath.
My doc prescribed ativan and I take 1/2 tab every morning (5mg tabs) and sometimes the other half in the evening....I am on beta blockers 50 mg.....and he just prescribed Sertraline 50 mg yesterday ....he also has ordered a stress test with isotopes to try to rule out any heart disease but he tells me he will be very surprised if anything comes back from it because everything else checks out fine and I have had no problems until Dec 1st.
I can't take beta blockers because my pulse is already kinda on the slow side when resting and calm. I've heard stories about Xanax about how great it is for our sorta problems, but jeez I dunno you're right it is addictive, I even asked me doctor about the .25 pills for as needed but he told me no and tried to shove Prozac down my throat instead...Blah...I have a friend who was given 90 1.
Taking insulin for diabetes is not comparable to taking beta blockers for anxiety/depression in my mind. If I end up having, say, POTS I would accept beta blockers as a form of medical treatment. @MMahon: I hope that it is only psychological. I think you are right and that I should get checked out properly, and, if the medical results indicate no serious disease I will work on the psychological side.
Im still on the beta blockers which do help a little.The doc thinks i am suffering from anxiety,prob caused by the chronic fatigue.I have had some weight loss,i lost about a stone but have not lost anymore so far.All bloods etc have come back normal but iam very worried.I have been having trouble sleeping the last few months..if im sleeping i will wake up gasping for air,as if iam under water.This also happens when im just about to drop off to sleep.
He prescribed me beta blockers which seemed to do absolutely nothing, I am now on a waiting list to see a therapist, but I could be waiting months. My doctor is against giving me strong medication, as he doesn't feel it is sustainable. I have also been referred to a anxiety treatment website, but I find the whole thing impersonal and misses the mark. This Anxiety has pretty much kept me housebound and I'm off work, I really need to get rid of this before I become a proper recluse.
I'm still waiting for the results from both of these tests. Ok, now on to the alcohol part. Before my anxiety was at its peak, I was a social drinker with my friends, I'd go to clubs and bars and drink alcohol, I could drink about 5 pints every time we went out and I wouldn't notice any cardiac symptoms at all, so I could go out with friends and drink alcohol without any problems and best of all I could enjoy my self.
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