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Old 09-11-2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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Beta blocker not really helping....

Hi...So I started taking a beta blocker this past Tuesday to see if it helps. I guess in one sense it does; I'm a lot calmer. But it also makes me feel weird. Not lightheaded or dizzy, just kinda out of it. My feet and hands are cold, I've been sweating a lot. I just don't feel like myself. I don't want to take it anymore. Today I Only took half a pill and then I can talk to my doc tomorrow. Hopefully since it hasn't even been a week it won't be a big deal to stop taking it. Anyone else have a similar experience? Thanks!

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Old 09-11-2005, 02:43 PM   #2
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Re: Beta blocker not really helping....

get a pillcutter from pharmacy and cut tablet into quarters and take a quarter for 1 week and gradually build up as you get used to it
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Old 09-12-2005, 06:15 AM   #3
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Re: Beta blocker not really helping....

You have to give it time. It took a couple weeks to get adjusted and get the benefits from it. I think you are giving up much too easily. But if you feel it is better to have the anxiety, then that is your choice. Good luck!!!

Old 09-12-2005, 07:24 AM   #4
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hi, i have been on beta blockers for 2 years, they do help a little, but the last few months i have been having real bad anxiety and panic attacks and my doc wont do anything about it becuase i am 19 - too young and will get addicted - so i she wont let me take any other meds... good luck, give them a chance.

Old 09-12-2005, 09:22 AM   #5
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I remember having cold hands and feet on beta-blockers. A warm shower or bath helps a lot. The meds made me feel so much better (no palps, less anxiety) that it was worth feeling a little chilly. I'm usually cold all the time anyway, so I own a lot of sweaters

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