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.

    https://patient.info/health/raynauds-phenomenon

    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.

    Regards.

    Les.

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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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