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Metoprolol for social anxiety?
« on: May 07, 2014, 10:53:12 PM »
I was wondering if any of you have been prescribed Metoprolol for anxiety? If so, how has it worked for you and how much and how often do you take it? Also, are there any side effects that you experienced while on it?

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Re: Metoprolol for social anxiety?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 12:58:53 AM »
I was wondering if any of you have been prescribed Metoprolol for anxiety? If so, how has it worked for you and how much and how often do you take it? Also, are there any side effects that you experienced while on it?

Beta-blockers have no direct affect on anxiety, but mostly work by blocking the adrenaline mediated physical response to anxiety. For some this is enough. They generally only produce mild side-effects.

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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

 

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