When your in an anxious situation? I had this like all my life! Not even the beta-blocker i take stops it! I just get these surges of adrenalin ( fight or flight) and the only thing my body can do is make my face turn beat red! But whats bad, is only recently i found out when that happens, that it's my blood pressure rising crazy high. I always thought that when it happened it was just anxiety and it did no harm. But now knowing that it is my blood pressure, i find myself thinking about it so much, and even when i'm not in a anxious/embarrassing situation, my ears will turn red and stay red and hot! It's like the only relief is going into a freezer and cooling off.
What will help this? Maybe a different type of beta-blocker? i'm taking metoprolol right now, and all that does it slow my heart rate... for a few hours until it wears off! Do i sound like someone who needs to look into benzos to calm me down? Already tried Paxil/lexapro as far as the SSRI's go. I got a script for effexor but have been waiting to start taking them cause i'm worried about them causing elevated blood pressure.