Social anxiety beta blockers

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709686 tn?1277435759 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.
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 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 are very commonly prescribed for anxiety...especially the social 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...
1903111 tn?1333216654 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.
Avatar n tn Social Anxiety and beta-blockers HFHS.MD.D.E.
2084458 tn?1332376935 ) 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!
Avatar m tn I have had social anxiety and depression my entire adult life I'm 36 now its getting worse it all started when I was with my ex wife we were together 13 years. she made my life hell God only knows how many time she cheated.4 years ago I met my now fiancée and I knew she was the one for me.
675923 tn?1296241611 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.
3060903 tn?1398568723 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.
506273 tn?1260142381 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.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn But you should discuss this with a psychiatrist, because the heart problem you're taking the beta blocker for doesn't exist and so the fact your heart races some when you get anxious doesn't mean controlling your heart rate is the best way to treat your anxiety. Beta blockers have mostly been studied for just a couple forms of anxiety, the one I know the most being social anxiety.
Avatar n tn 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>.
Avatar f tn 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!!!!
Avatar f tn 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.
5915940 tn?1376622234 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.
774736 tn?1311334985 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn By the way, beta blockers are often used for anxiety sufferers, mostly for social phobias, so the fact you say it decreased the anxiety you at first seemed to say you don't suffer would make some sense if in fact you are having bouts of anxiety. But just because you feel anxious or even have a bout of high BP doesn't necessarily mean medication is indicated -- usually that's for chronic problems.
Avatar m tn 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???
Avatar f tn All the things that are supposed to help, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, fish oil, made them worse. I cut out caffeine and alcohol, I think this helped a lot. Magnesium supplementation also helped, I feel. About 2:30am every morning I would be awoken by a major PVC storm. I was averaging about 3 hours of sleep per night. Severe depression and anxiety ensued.
Avatar m tn 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!
Avatar n tn 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.
1949803 tn?1324474099 valium low dose and beta blockers for heart rythym it makes me tired and a bit clumsy. Had all the tests - anxiety they say.?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.