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Hi, I suffer from health anxiety and also high blood pressure (160/110) and my GP has recommended beta blockers for both. However, I'm also a keen runner and have heard bad stories about its effects on performance and enjoyment of running (its my life!), as well as erectile problems & fatigue. I'm 60 this week, but am fit and exercise every day. I also have a perfect BMI, don't smoke, drink and have a heathy diet - no processed foods etc, as well as low cholesterol. This means i have nowhere to go other than BP medication. i also have a family history of MI (my dad died infront of me when he was 38), and i also have Polymyalgia Rheumatica and are on steroids - raising my QRISK yet again. I therefore already have a high QRISK factror through no fault of my own. Understandably, I'm terrified of suffering the same fate as my dad, but also hate medication side effects ( the steroids gave me osteopena ). help
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