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Just wondering, seems to be a lot of people on here that are very sensitive to beta blocker. beta has been the only med to help me. I am currently only taking beta blocker and do just fine with it -- no light-headedness or dizziness and it slows the tachy -- to a point -- around 110 standing from 190 standing without beta.

Is anyone JUST on a beta blocker to control symptoms and is it helpful to you?

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I was just on a small dose of beta blocker for a while (Atenolol 25mg daily) but that small amt. didn't do me much good. I quit taking it, and last year a different doc. put me back on the same beta blocker, but doubled the dosage. Now I take 25 mg 2x daily, and I see a huge difference. It keeps my heart rate down, and I generally feel better on it. But, I also started taking a very small dose of Klonopin at night (.5 mg) and that has helped take the edge of that wirey, anxious feeling I get, and has improved my sleep tremendously. Beta blockers aren't for everyone, but they have worked for me. I tried a different beta blocker a few years ago, and I thought I was actually going to die on it, so different beta blockers affect me differently.

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BB have helped me alot. They help me with my racing heart, but the down side for me is they lower my bp alot. So I have found that taking smaller amonts thought the day is much better then taking a large amount once a day. It was a trail and error thing for me.

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I take 25 mg Toprol XL. Before I started taking it, I was very compromised. I couldn't work and I wasn't able to be fully active taking care of my home and family. With it, I live an essentially normal life. My main limitation is that I can't do anything that requires heavy exertion.

Carolyn

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