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I'm 24 and have suffered from anxiety, panic attacks, depression and all the joy that comes with that (ha) since I was 16. I cope pretty well these days, and have learnt to control my ways, the odd trouble here and there of course. I live a very normal and good life. I moved to London for university and regularly fly (on a plane :-P) on my own, when a few years ago I couldn't leave the house for weeks and my panic attacks would leave me screaming and sometimes having to be sedated. It Does get easier all you that are struggling, I promise. I have such sympathy for anyone experiencing anything like this, it really can be your own personal little hell, with fire and the devil and everything. If anyone ever needs to chat, or wants advice (I am pretty much miss knowledge when it comes to anything anxiety, panic, depression.. Unfortunately ha) feel free to message me.
Anyywayy... :-p I have been taking beta blockers (inderal) for 7 years. Varying strengths, now I take 40 mg twice a day. These days I don't really take them for anxiety or panic attacks, I take them to ease the tightness in my chest. I haven't thought too much about that before recently (crazy I know).. But I just wondered whether anyone else experiences the same? It's really whenever I don't take them I just feel pressure in my chest and my heart thumps and races sometimes. I intend to go
to docs but as I'm sure some of you also feel, I don't have much faith in GPs when it comes to anything mental health related. I have read about beta blockers causing heartburn, I don't Think it is heartburn but I'm going to try gavisgon. It just worries me that I have been taking them so long I have developed angina without knowing and now I Have to take the beta blockers to calm the angina? I would Massively apreciate advice from people who have been taking beta blocked for a prolonged amount of time, or anyone really. If anyone has any instances of taking beta blockers for a long period of time and how it has affected them I would be really greatful.
Thank you :-)
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