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Does anyone know about taking beta blockers for anxiety

 

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    I had beta blockers for anxiety but they didn't help a lot. My GP changed them for other medications. I now take Mirtazapine and Pregabalin and I'm pretty good: going to study the Mindfulness which seems so successful (got it downloaded, audio version, on Kindle Sky). I'd rather be medications free - for one thing I could then have a g + t in the evenings !!
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    Hi, Joyce I have haven't heard of taking beta blockers for anxiety. Sorry I can't help
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    i was give them but thay were a waste of time
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    Dear Joyce,

    Beta Blockers are given as a Prophylactic for Anxiety,

    It works well and must be taken for some amount of time.

    I feel you are well anxious as with yesterdays discussion, 

    I hope my words can help you find some rest.

    If you have an Android phone device, There is this helpful program called, Stop Panic that I would recommend, Try listening to the Relaxation audios in it, You will find it difficult at first, But slowly, It will help you.

    Remember, Anxiety is like a small wound,

    The more you pick on it with a toothpick, the more it takes time to heal.

    The feelings of dreamy state, and Lightheadedness, Dont worry about them, You are not losing control Ok.

    I am there as a friend.

     

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      Tks Vijay

      I have been to dr this morning and he thinks as I have tried two ssri I may not be tolerant of them and now given me  mirtazapine.  Just about to read up on it. Tks

       

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    Hi Joyce

    I have been on Atenolo almost a year as part of my high blood pressure regimen. It does very little to help my anxiety. I still get angina like chest pains when I am anxious and my heart races and palpates. It's been a dead end road for me.

    Best of luck to you

    Teresa

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    Horrible for me. Brought on terrible high pitched tingy sound and i felt surreal.   Calcium channel blockers are the worst though. The absolute worst. I dropped so much weight it had lowered the bp. Since gained back ten and now have a phobia of bp machines. Got a book the blood pressure solution but havent read it yet.anxiety raises bp a lot as well. I went theu hell with bp meds so far and stopped. I learned many people metabolize medicine too slowly so they get a build up and bad side effects as a result.
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