Alternative to beta blockers for person with Reynaud's

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Beta blockers are aggravating my Reynaud's symptoms.  Atenolol has been prescribed to help manage my irregular heatbeat (long QT intervals).  Has anyone heard of a possible alternative?  My cardiologist refuses to think past Atenolol even though the manufacturers advise against using them if one has Reynaud's.

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    Beta blockers are used to slow/control your heart. You can also use Calcium Channel blocker to open the veins. (like Nifedipine). Alpha blockers are also used.  So, you can still use the beta blocker
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    Thank you Tim and Jenny.  Now I know there are alternatives I'll raise the matter again with the cardiologist.
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    Hi Val,

    We have a fully comprehensive section regarding Reynauds Disease on this site, it does not look like anyone has informed you, so I'll give you the link.

    It is quite indepth because my son has used it previously, it is a strange phenomenon, but can become worse - with my son all his nuckles started cracking and bleeding, it then spread to his elbows, knees and feet. No one else in our family suffers from it.

    I hope that helps you.



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    Thank you Les, that is kind of you.  I shall check out the link and read it with interest.  Like your son, I believe I am the only one in my family with the condition thankfully. 

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