Re: B/P and Panic/Anxiety
I'm on a beta blocker mostly for anticipatory attacks, my BP skyrockets at the doctor's, going outside my safe zone, and during panic attacks. Mine also returns to normal after an attack, or if Im back at home. What I have noticed on the beta blockers and the reason my doctor thought it would help with my panic is that it tends to block some of the adrenaline surges, and helps with the rapid heart rate I get with my attacks, it still seems like its beating a mile a min, but no where near the numbers I was getting during a full blown attack.
I might add, when I had the white coat hypertension from being nervous in the doctors office, I also bought a BP monitor and became obessed with it. Very unhealthy for me to do. I took my BP 15 or more times a day. It got very bad that he instructed my husband to take it away from me if I took it more than twice a day, it since has gone down, and I only take it maybe every 3rd day.