Anyone use beta blockers?

I'm thinking about trying them to alleviate anxiety. Anyone use them? Recommended brand? Phone Post 3.0

I use the "ignore" function of this app. Same same. Phone Post 3.0

I am on Bystolic 5 mg

But I only take half a pill Phone Post 3.0

I was on propranolol for almost 2 years. Worked GREAT for anxiety symptoms. I had to stop taking them before having my cardiac ablation. Getting off of propranolol was VERY difficult. Phone Post 3.0

Anybody using anything over the counter? Phone Post 3.0

theGunt - I use the "ignore" function of this app. Same same. Phone Post 3.0
Ha! Golden. Enjoy my VU for the day. Phone Post 3.0

BJJStudent2 - I was on propranolol for almost 2 years. Worked GREAT for anxiety symptoms. I had to stop taking them before having my cardiac ablation. Getting off of propranolol was VERY difficult. Phone Post 3.0
Why difficult? Is it addictive? Phone Post 3.0

I know four people who use (or used) them for blood pressure medication.  The side effects in all four were EXTREME tiredness from doing the smallest task.  My mom is on a 6 week schedule of weening back trying to get off them right now.

figure8 - Anybody using anything over the counter? Phone Post 3.0

L-theanine -- one of the active ingredients in green tea -- has anti-anxiety effects, although I have no idea how it compares to prescription meds.

I was using it in pill form to take the edge off my coffee jitters, which it does quite nicely. But it seems to take the edge off ordinary stress, as well.

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BJJStudent2 - I was on propranolol for almost 2 years. Worked GREAT for anxiety symptoms. I had to stop taking them before having my cardiac ablation. Getting off of propranolol was VERY difficult. Phone Post 3.0
Why difficult? Is it addictive? Phone Post 3.0


When my mom tried to get off them cold turkey, her resting pulse rate shot up to 120 within 12 hours of missing her regular time to take her pill.  Turns out it can actually kill you if you try that.

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BJJStudent2 - I was on propranolol for almost 2 years. Worked GREAT for anxiety symptoms. I had to stop taking them before having my cardiac ablation. Getting off of propranolol was VERY difficult. Phone Post 3.0
Why difficult? Is it addictive? Phone Post 3.0


When my mom tried to get off them cold turkey, her resting pulse rate shot up to 120 within 12 hours of missing her regular time to take her pill.  Turns out it can actually kill you if you try that.

Wow. That is fucking crazy. I had considered taking them in the past but I had no idea you had to ween yourself off them. I'm glad I never bothered trying them. Phone Post 3.0

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BJJStudent2 - I was on propranolol for almost 2 years. Worked GREAT for anxiety symptoms. I had to stop taking them before having my cardiac ablation. Getting off of propranolol was VERY difficult. Phone Post 3.0
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        <span class="User-214482" id="userPost55034884">When my mom tried to get off them cold turkey, her resting pulse rate shot up to 120 within 12 hours of missing her regular time to take her pill.&nbsp; Turns out it can actually kill you if you try that.</span></p>
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It doesn't have that effect with everyone.  I know a chick in her mid 40's that had been on them a couple of years.  She went cold turkey on them and had no side effects at all.  She got off them because of the side effects while on them.  She couldn't even get on the treadmill anymore without feeling like she ran a marathon within the first minute.   The instant she got off them though she was back to normal.

 

I need alpha blockers. Phone Post 3.0

I take metoprolol before I have to give presentations or public speaking. Basically prevents any symptoms of stage fright. It's common among actors, musicians etc. works really well for me. Maybe a little more tired at the end of the day, but I only take it maybe once a week. Phone Post 3.0

Inderal is still used for it's calming effects but most beta blockers can have a sexual side effect (not the good kind). Bystolic doesn't have this effect. Phone Post 3.0

I use them, but for blood pressure, but I also have anxiety and they work really well (for me, anyway) for that. I'll have to check the brand when I get home. Phone Post 3.0

I forgot to add that I haven't had any side effects off them. But, by off them, I mean when I miss a day of taking them. I've never missed more than a day. Phone Post 3.0

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I know four people who use (or used) them for blood pressure medication.  The side effects in all four were EXTREME tiredness from doing the smallest task.  My mom is on a 6 week schedule of weening back trying to get off them right now.



FYI - If your stomach can handle CoQ10, you are golden. It counters the tiredness

I have a high blood pressure and high heart rate in my 20s. nearly full Blown hyper tension. They prescribed them and now everything's in good levels.

I am also working cardio every single day now and eating super low salt. The goal is to ween off them after I'm in shape if they don't find any serious issues at my best cardiologist appointment.

It's a scary surprise. I take logs of my pressures and heart rates before and after working out with notes etc. It's not fun but hopefully it gets me healthy. Phone Post 3.0

caseharts - I have a high blood pressure and high heart rate in my 20s. nearly full Blown hyper tension. They prescribed them and now everything's in good levels.

I am also working cardio every single day now and eating super low salt. The goal is to ween off them after I'm in shape if they don't find any serious issues at my best cardiologist appointment.

It's a scary surprise. I take logs of my pressures and heart rates before and after working out with notes etc. It's not fun but hopefully it gets me healthy. Phone Post 3.0
I had borderline high blood pressure from my 20 through my 40's.

My doc really stressed the importance of getting it lower last year at 45.

My doctor suggested ACE inhibitors rather than beta blockers. They don't mess with your cardio as bad as beta blockers Phone Post 3.0