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From people I know, a HORRIBLE-HORRIBLE combination is any beta-blocker + any benzodiazepine tranquilizer (xananx, ativan, halcion.)

Panic, anxiety, and suicidal ideation seem to occur at an alarming rate.

Read DARKNESS VISIBLE by William Styron. He talks about falling into a LONG suicidal depression from the combo ativan-atenolol. That was the SAME combo my mother was on for years and she would awaken in sheer panic at 3 AM just like an alarm clock had gone off.
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From people I know, a HORRIBLE-HORRIBLE combination is any beta-blocker + any benzodiazepine tranquilizer (xananx, ativan, halcion.)

Panic, anxiety, and suicidal ideation seem to occur at an alarming rate.

Read DARKNESS VISIBLE by William Styron. He talks about falling into a LONG suicidal depression from the combo ativan-atenolol. That was the SAME combo my mother was on for years and she would awaken in sheer panic at 3 AM just like an alarm clock had gone off.


Thank you for the info. I can relate to all the symptoms you mention. It seems like every bad thing about these meds are hitting me.

Regarding William Styron, I saw him discuss his depression on an HBO special a few years ago. I didn't remember that the meds were the cause. I've cut my metoprolol in half to 50mg/day to hopefully wean off it completely, but I've still got to discuss the whole thing with my doc.