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Anyone here on a beta blocker? I had a panic attack earlier today so I took 1/4 of a .5 mg xanax. My blood pressure is still high 140/95 and heart rate in low/mid 90's... Wondering if I should take a beta blocker or wait it out. Gah :(
 

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I hope you took the beta blocker.

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I'm on them--I get heart symptoms (racing, pounding heart rate) no matter if I'm hyper or hypo, so I always have them around. I've been off and on them for over 10 years now; my heart is just a sensitive little thing when it comes to thyroid issues, lol!
 

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I didn't take one last night but I took 5 mg this morning and it seemed to help within about 30 mins. I will take another 5 mg tmrw before my appt with the ENT. Thanks!

Jenny- do you take as needed?
 

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Anyone here on a beta blocker? I had a panic attack earlier today so I took 1/4 of a .5 mg xanax. My blood pressure is still high 140/95 and heart rate in low/mid 90's... Wondering if I should take a beta blocker or wait it out. Gah :(
Be sure and ask for FT-4 and FT-3 tomorrow at your appt.
 

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I'm on a maintenance dose of 25mg of Toprol XL, but I can take extra as needed (I've got some adrenal issues right now affecting my heart rate and my cardiologist trusts me to know when I need more and less--after 10 years, I'm almost a pro, lol!).
 
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