Anxiety medication beta blockers

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865758 tn?1285956504 Discuss this with your doctor to see if perhaps it would be a feasible treatment for you. Lastly, one example of a common beta blockers prescribed for anxiety is Inderal (Propanolol). Best of luck...please let us know what you decided!!!!
Avatar n tn Beta blockers are a class of drugs that block beta-adrenergic substances such as adrenaline (epinephrine), a key agent in the "sympathetic" portion of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system and activation of heart muscle. So that being said, we can see why it helps with anxiety - it blocks epinepherine. It is also perscribed for many other things as well, from hypertension to hyperthyroidism (as mentioned above).
976897 tn?1379171202 Those I believe are calcium channel blockers? not beta blockers, they are very different. It has basically been agreed by my regular Doctor and Cardiologist that I do not have spasms, so I was allowed to stop taking those. Calcium channel blockers work in a different way. When arteries want to narrow, they use the layer of muscle along the wall to constrict it. To do this, the muscle obtains calcium from the blood, by drawing it through tiny channels in the artery lining.
692515 tn?1228898831 I believe you must follow your doctor's prescription, including the amount. On a practical side of things, I'd think if you dose is low, starting and stopping is not an issue, but if you are on a large dose, say 50 mg or more, stopping could be a shock to one's system. In any case I do recommend following directions, and I am not sure why you want to limit you dose to an "as needed" basis. We would all like to be medication free, but...
Avatar f tn I really need to figure out what is causing it.I keep going back to these beta blockers thinking it must be these....I never had mood swings b4 not even when I was pregnant.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Hello So sorry I didn't see your post until now. I hope you spoke with your doctor today. It can be very daunting and complicated having all those inhalers around. Qvar and Azmacort very similar and would not generally be used together, both are corticosteroids to prevent inflamation. I suspect your doctor intended for you to stop the Azmacort when the Qvar was perscribed. Serevent is one of my favorite asthma medications because you only need it twice a day.
Avatar n tn Iwould agree with your psychiatrist that you need to get a complete evaluation from a medical doctor before considering beta-blockers. Beta blockers does help in reducing the heart rate and in relieving performance anxiety.At present there are several medications that are available in the market which are proven to be safe and effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders.I hope this information is helpful to you.
Avatar f tn 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.....
Avatar n tn Beta blockers have a mild anti-anxiety effect, thus I would think weaning could potentially produce similar side effects to weaning off of an anti-anxiety medication...and they would be exactly what you describe. If that's the deal, time and patience. Do mention this to your doctor. My husband reacts with symptoms to sugar, though he's not diabetic. He has high blood pressure and medication isn't cutting it. Can you tell me more about the sugar connection?
Avatar m tn I counted my Lexapro pills, and 5 out of the 30 were missing, meaning that I've taken at least 3 of my dads beta blockers this week. It's now been at least 24 hours since the last time I took one, I don't feel any different or sick. But I read online that starting and suddenly stopping certain beta blockers could cause trouble. Should I be concerned?
637910 tn?1454710180 I take lots of beta blockers and certainly can't STOP taking them to go to the dentist. You don't want to take them of course unless recommended by your md. Maybe an antianxiety medication really would be more in order. Some dentists will prescribe it for you I think to take for the appt. I hate going to the dentist too. I probably leave dents in the side of the chair from holding on so tight. I don't drink at all, but I would consider a glass of wine if that would help?
4250195 tn?1351712695 My guess is that the doctor may be using the beta blocker for control of the anxiety related to the hyperthyroid--it is the only thing other than an antithyroid med that controls the anxiety related to the thyroid---it worked for me--I was having these strange panic attacks and just shaking all over and unable to control it and the beta blocker stopped all of that--of course the beta blocker also is used primarily to control the rapid heart rate.
Avatar n tn Hi Ian, Beta blockers can certainly affect exercise tolerance. Many young people just don't tolerate them because it can make a significant difference interms of increased fatigue. Beta blockers to not cause heart failure (lower extremity edema) in normal hearts. It is possible that the ASD repair may have been preceded by decreased function of the right ventricle or increased blood pressure in your pulmonary circulation -- these are common long term affects from ASDs.
10894761 tn?1413641484 Hi Tom, you're completely right about it. My decision wasn't brilliant. But I had a reason for that: this particular doctor was not a cardiologist, and I had an appointment with a cardiologist in the next week. This doctor told me my average HR from a 24H Holter was a little high (81) and considering what I told him about PVCs, he decided to give me 10mg daily for a few months (according to him). But once I had a visit to the cardiologist in the next week, I decided to wait.
1432927 tn?1283550304 MY EP did a stress test very vigorous and and I had a run at 11 minutes, but he did not seem concerned because my echo, cardiac MRI and Thallium stress test all negative. Two questions. Are beta blockers causing my rhythm problems and based on my docs opinion can I continue with running and swimming based on said results.
Avatar m tn Here is some information on Beta Blockers and how they work. Beta blockers, also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents, are drugs that block norepinephrine and epinephrine (adrenaline) from binding to beta receptors on nerves. There are three types of beta receptors and they control several functions based on their location in the body.
Avatar f tn Since I've gotten my anxiety under control, I have decided to get off the beta blocker. I take Xanax, .25 mg 3X/day, Celexa (anti-depressant) 10 mg/day and was taking Toprol XL, approximately 12.5 mg day (though I would shave off some of the pills so it was probably more like 10 mg/day). My heart rate has been going very low, down to even 48 resting. I stopped the beta blocker almost 2 weeks ago, and I have read that Celexa can cause slowed heart rate. My questions are: 1.
Avatar f tn I must disagree with the above post, beta blockers are given at different dosages for many reasons, tolerance, condition,etc. I personally was unable to take a larger dosage of beta blockers due to my blood pressure concern. I generally have a normal/low blood pressure and a larger dosage would bring my pressure to a dangerous low level. I was taking Lopressor to slow my heart rate down for the SVT condition that I had.
Avatar n tn Hello Again! I want to thank you so much for giving us the oppurtunity to ask questions here and somebody actually listens. I posted a question here recently how I started taking Toprol xl 25mg after having A-fib for the first time. I had a large increase in palps. from my normal of 1-10 a day(ocassionally more and sometimes none!), to 200-300 a day and one day I had 2000+. So they switched me to Atenol 25mg. I was ok with a small amount of palps.
Avatar n tn 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...
Avatar m tn I have come across propranolol in my research and it really seems like the vast majority from people with similar symptoms that this drug is an absolute game changer. Note I am not interested in anxiety medication that I could potential come addicted to hence my interest in this drug compared to SSRIs.
Avatar n tn Will the anxiety avoid my BP from going too low? (it gets higher with anxiety as well)? Isn't it dangerous to increase the dose when having gral anesthesia? 3) I have not had an EP study, is it possible to tell by EKG's, holter and echo I have sinus tachycardia? (my pulse is constantly high). All cardiolgists said I have sinus tachycardia. 4) How come Toprol was effective at first and then decreased it effectiveness?
Avatar n tn but was strongly advised by my cardiologist to go on beta blockers. My heart is structurally normal and I don't have anxiety. Thankfully I was given the go-ahead to keep working out which I have done. The first few days, I felt better on the beta blockers. Then I started to become fatigued and the medication has adversely affected my exercise tolerance (but then, so did the PAT's)- moreso intensity than endurance. Some workouts are better than others and some will produce dizziness afterwards.
Avatar m tn The doctor put me on propanalol 80mg a day, which for the first week really helped, however i noticed my resting heart rate had gone from around 72 bpm to 57bpm, and while working out it has gone from 158bpm to no more than 126bmp I realise that beta blockers are meant to slow the heart rate down, so do i accept the new heart rate, or train harder in order to raise it back to 158+ i have tried a little but i feel im pushing myself too much, also this past week (the 3rd week of taking them) i hav
Avatar f tn I have been weaning off of my beta blockers for a LONG time now. My cardio's office has a new PA and she told me the amount I was taking was really nothing at all (12.5 mg every other day) and I could just stop if I wanted to. I was too nervous to do that so I am now on 6.25 every other day. I have been feeling panicky lately. The first week I started it I wasn't bothered, but lately I am having like small panic attacks. Today it seems really bad!