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When were the beta blockers started?
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Alright, what are your current symptoms?
And which beta blocker have you been prescribed?
Okay, which beta blocker are you using?
Okay. Has it helped with palpitations?
Are you following a psychiatrist for these attacks?
Alright, usually beta blockers will take around a month to start helping with panic attacks.
Other tablets that can help are SSRIs.
These are prescription only medications and can be prescribed by a psychiatrist.
Anxiolytics like Xanax can also help.
Yes, they do help with some of the symptoms like Palpitations right away but to set in with all the other symptoms it takes a while.
Usually these are just used as adjuncts to other measures like Breathing exercises, psychotherapy and diet changes.,
Yes, hypnosis works in some refractory cases which are not responding well to the above.
Xanax will help with the racing pulse and sweating and the rapid breathing in about 1 hour after taking it.
But the affects last for less than 12 to 18 hours.
Yes, they should but you need to discuss the other things that I mentioned with your doctor as well like breathing exercises, addition of an SSRI or anxiolytic and psychotherapy.
Yes, it does not seem that you won't.
These conditions make you feel that way more than they actually do affect one's life, but yes this is something that you should treat proactively.
That is why I suggested earlier that you see a psychiatrist who are primarily concerned with treating these symptoms.
That will benefit you in the best of ways.
If I were you doctor, I would recommend that you see a psychiatrist. I would lower your dose of beta blockers and start an anxiolytic like Xanax 0.5mg once daily at night to begin with.
With most symptoms, it does, yes.
I can not speculate over the internet what dosage I would put you on since that is a clinical decision.
The propanolol or the xanax?
About an hour.
I'm sorry? I can only help you with medical questions.
You need to evaluate that yourself. I would be more suited to answer that question if you were my patient but under the present circumstances it is difficult to understand the whole perspective of things.
Yes, it could well be.
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Anything above the dosage prescribed is not advised, so you should take only as much as is prescribed by your physicians.
Xanax is only an anxiolytic in small doses like 0.5 to 1 mg and the higher the dose, it will cause sedation rather than an anxiolytic effect,
they come in 0.5, 1 and 2 mg mostly.
Other benzodiazepines can be used but better results are with Xanax.
The doses will need adjustment which your doctor can do for you.
That is a high dose and will need to be adjusted since a benzodiazepine will be added as an adjunct.
there are so many, it really depends on what your doctor feels comfortable with.
They are all Benzodiazepines and all are effective. They have different properties with their onset of actions and duration of actions.
Because that is what is commonly used, has the most predictable results, it is not long acting and has a relatively quick onset of action.
Like I mentioned before, it really depends on what your doctor wants to start and these things are tailored to the individual needs in every case.
In my opinion Xanax is better suited to most patients.
But that is my opinion based on my experience.
Lets leave that to your doctor to decide, shall we.
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