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Doctor insights on: Natural Beta Blockers For Anxiety

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Should i try beta blockers for anxiety/migraines?

Should i try beta blockers for anxiety/migraines?

Situationally: Beta blockers prevent the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, thus preventing anxiety symptoms like racing heart and clammy hands. This, in turn, prevents anxiety feedback to the brain. However, beta blockers are best used situationally, rather than in an ongoing way. For more systemic pharmaceutical treatment, you can use ssris or benzodiazapines. Best of all is good talk therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Beta blockers for anxiety/migraines, does this work?

Beta blockers for anxiety/migraines, does this work?

No/Yes: Beta blockers do not help symptoms of anxiety. Sometimes they will blunt the effect stress may have on your heart by blocking the same receptors that 'adrenaline-like' hormones work on. There has been many years of use to prevent migraines, particularly with propanolol which is an older generation of beta blockers. They have been known to reduce migraines. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take herbal conception support tablets when taking beta blockers for anxiety?

Is it safe to take herbal conception support tablets when taking beta blockers for anxiety?

HCST: Can you please help us by telling us the active ingredient in "herbal conception support tablets'? ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my doctor will prescribe me beta blockers for anxiety?

Performance anxiety?: I can't tell you what your doctor will do - but i would bring the issue up with him or her. ...Read more

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Constant fatigue, muscle pain and mood swings. I am on anti depressants and beta blockers for anxiety and depression but I don't feel this is thecause?

Anxiety/depression: Beta blockers can cause fatigue that may ease after 1-2 months of therapy. Without knowing what anti-depressant you're on I can't comment on side effects. I would recommend seeing your doctor for further evaluation to rule out other causes for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Could beta blockers treat anxiety?

That is one approach: Beat blockers are sometimes used to stop physical anxiety symptoms (especially w social anxiety disorder). It can help to reduce fast heart rate, blushing, shaking ; sweating heavily. ...Read more

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Is it possible that reducing beta-blockers cause higher anxiety?

More Likely...: It's more likely that it causes symptoms that mimic anxiety. We call this rebound tachycardia and it feels like a rapid heart rate with a bit of a forcefulness to the heart beat. It's rarely associated with the true mental changes of anxiety... ...Read more

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Do you have to have a certain health problem other than regular anxiety to take beta blockers?

Common medication: Beta blockers are most often used to treat cardiovascular disorders such as high blood pressure, cardiac conditions such as disturbances in heart rhythm and heart failure, protection of heart complications in patients who had previous heart attacks, etc. They are also used to reduce tremors and .Prevent migraine headaches. Beta blockers are not commonly used for anxiety due to potential side effect. ...Read more

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Can diltiazem cause the same anxiety that beta blockers potentially can?

NO: Beta blockers can reduce the flight or fight response, and if anything reduce anxiety not provoke it. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and doesn't affect the response to flight or fight or adrenaline, and doesn't affect anxiety positively or negatively. ...Read more