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I really need some advice HELP
« on: February 10, 2014, 12:47:52 AM »
I was prescribed beta blockers because my heart beats crazy all the time. It can go up to 200 in 30 seconds just by me jogging, etc, etc. So I was prescribed beta blockers.. I took one and had an anxiety attack. It worked fine. But I am convinced that they are dangerous and will eventually kill me by lowering my bp to low! My BP on Friday was 100/80 how could I take them long term with that kind of bp? I'd probably pass out all the time. My resting heart rate is 60-65 at night.. I would freak out if my heart rate became to low.. Also, I don't like how you cant stop taking them when ever you want.. I don't like that you have to lower doses.. it scares me. Makes me feel like it is a physical addiction. Are my worries legitimate ? I really want to take them because I know I need them.. but I cant muster up the courage to take them.. I have a pill phobia as well.. and it certainly does not help.
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Re: I really need some advice HELP
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 01:22:52 AM »
I can understand your worries completely. I was taking beta blockers a couple years ago and they just made my blood pressure so low and I couldn't get out of bed for like a week. They work great for some people and not so great for others. If you keep an eye on your blood pressure and if it's not going down to much I wouldn't worry :) if you are worrying tho just talk to your dr to get a piece of mind. Good luck!
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Re: I really need some advice HELP
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 07:53:42 AM »
There are many types of beta blockers and odds are one may work for you.
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Re: I really need some advice HELP
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 01:54:57 PM »
There are many types of beta blockers and odds are one may work for you.

I was hoping  you would reply. How low does a Beta Blocker lower normally lower your bp? I know you're not a doctor so I wont quote you on it, but I know you have experience with taking BB long term.. So, normally I wake up and it is 120/80 but it can also be 100/80? My doctor didn't even talk about my BP.. So I don't know if he is aware that  I have low BP. I am on the lowest dose and it is long lasting type. 1 a day.
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Re: I really need some advice HELP
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 08:42:41 PM »
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