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So I have an appointment with my GP on tuesday. Were just checking up on my new dose of buspar and how it's working. She said last time she could give me a beta blocker to slow my HR which would make my anxiety lower. I declined because I'm not interested in altering my heartrate at the age of 26. I just dont feel comfortable with it. She said I would be on the absolute lowest dose possible. My HR (when I'm not on anxiety meds) averaged at about an 87. Highest during excersise was 167, lowest it got was 57..
I decided to research it a bit today as I noticed a ton of you are on a beta blocker, which is prescribed to many of you for anxiety purposes.. But I was reading and it says it's meant to prevent heart attacks and that it isn't approved to be prescribed for anxiety..
Is this true? Why do so many doctors prescribe it if it isn't labeled as a purpose? Now the anxiety in me is telling me she was doing it because she's actually scared I might have a heart attack. (even though she flat out told me she promises I won't have a heart attack and encouraged me to get out and excersise more).
I also heard you don't physically get addicted, but emotionally you become dependent on them. I'm just so confused on this medicine.
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