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Old 08-21-2006, 08:13 AM   #1
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KittyLove HB User
Exclamation Beta Blocker Blues

I just want to share my experience with the hope that my story will help someone.

Three years ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and was prescribed Labetalol (beta blocker). Over the course of those three years I suffered from dizzy spells, lightheadedness, loss of concentration, fatigue, mood swings, loss of interests, loss of mental sharpness, and gradually increasing severe depression. I didn't start to have these feelings overnight; it happened very gradually and so did my thoughts of having an unknown, undiagnosed illness and slowly going mad.

I was seen a few times at my dr.s complaining of the same above symptoms. I was put through bloodwork and cat scans several times only to reveal NOTHING which increased my hopelessness of EVER feeling better.

It wasn't until a PA at my dr's office made the connection between my symptoms and the beta blocker that I have finally gotten rid of this thick, black cloud that has been coating my brain...I literally felt as if I was possessed.

It's been two weeks since switching over to an ACE inhibitor, and I can't get over how much better I feel!!!!!!

Last edited by KittyLove; 08-22-2006 at 04:12 AM.

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Old 08-11-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
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Re: Beta Blocker Blues

A family member went through this with Inderal.....Thanks for sharing.

Good luck

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