Beta Blockers have caused permanent damage?

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I was recently having problems with acid reflux that turned out to be gastro reflux disease, I was given some medication and 90% of it cleared up but now and again i was still getting the occasional chest pains.

I visited the doctor and she decided to prescribe me 20mg propranolol "To try" as she assumed maybe anxiety/stress is what caused my sudden acid reflux? I took the medicine for 4 days but it made me feel really strange, like i was zoned out and couldn't concentrate on anything so i stopped taking them on doctors orders.

I felt totally normal 2 days after stopping the medication but then I woke up on 3rd day and felt really woozy and light-headed, like i cant balance very well and everything seems delayed... I called the doctors and she denies that beta blockers have anything to do with this.

Ive now had 3 weeks constant 24/7 symptoms of dizziness, bad balance, zoned out feeling and struggle to concentrate... It almost feels like I'm high/drunk all the time or like I'm on rocking boat but I'm no longer taking any medication.

Does anybody have any advice for me or a similar experience? I went to the doctors for acid reflux and feel like I've now got brain damage.

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    hi im the same really woozey im sooo anxious i was on them for few weeks and it was hell. im dizzy my all body is shaky i called DRs but he says its not betablockers not sure what to do.

    how are you feeling now??

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    Hello, how are you feeling now? I have had terrible withdrawals from stopping taking beta blockers, including dizziness and feeling like my equilibrium is off.

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