Everybody cringes when I tell them that my Dr wants to put me on Beta Blockers. Is there an alternative to not going on them if your Dr recommends it? Maybe Armegeddon is around the corner and I may not have to worry about it.
Do Beta Blocker side effects ever go away
Beta Blockers are but one type of medication used for high blood pressures or of any other condition where the dr. finds it necessary to have the heart keep a slower pace. Perhaps you have recently had a heart attack? Beta Blockers also also very good for extreem anxiety; the down side of Beta Blockers, which is different from other HBP medicine it that you gain weight very easily because you will have great difficulty getting your heart rate up to burn calories. If you haven't noticed, it is more difficuilt to run, go up stairs without getting out of breath. Find out exactly why you were perscribed them.
My neurologist perscribed them for migraines. I ended up stopping them because my blood presssure would bottom out at night if I got up and about. I was close to passing out a few times before recognizing what was happening.
Why does your Dr want you to take beta-blockers? What health condition are they supposed to treat? If it's high blood pressure, what is your pressure reading without the beta-blockers? Why do you think WE know more about medicine than your Dr??? Isn't not taking needed medicine the same as smoking? Both will harm your health in the long run.
Beta Blockers in themselves are not generally good at hypertension control. They are usually given in conjunction
with one or more anti-hypertensives. Many physicians prescribe an Ace-Inhibitor as a first line of treatment. Beta Blockers
are more effective in the treatment of an arrhythmia disorder. Bradycardia, the desired or not so desired effect, is most
pronounced upon start up. As time goes by, your heart rate will increase some. The flip side to it, many patients
report Beta Blockers have a calming effect on them. This is medically substantiated. A matter of fact, Beta Blockers are
banned in some sports due to the edge it gives some athletes, reducing essential tremor, such as in Archery and sports
requiring precision and a steady hand.
My heart is beating 15% faster. It was prescribed to slow it down.
You are right Roberta, it does slow you down. and cause shortness of breath.
Quarterback - I take them - For Atrial Fibrillation - I had a heart rate
of 180, 24/7 and it was uneven- very dangerous and puts you at risk
of stroke and blood pooling in the heart. Take them before you go to
bed. Monitor the dosage with your doctor, and type. You can improve the
effects by exercises like walking and swimming and moderate activity
and diet. My heart rate is now 70. I can get it up to 120 with exercise
but I am told not to get it above that. So I wear a wrist heart monitor
like a watch, when I exercise and keep track of the rate. If your heart
is beating too fast all the time, it will enlarge and weaken, called congestive
heart failure. So pay attention, and take your meds my friend.
Had a brush with atrial fibrillation recently. They spoke of putting me on rat poison, aka, warfarin. This a Rube Goldberg method of preventing stroke causing clots by thinning the blood. No thank you
Thanks for your wise suggestions, friends, especially Villagegirl