re: whats the best beta blocker
I took Inderal (propanoLOL) for a few years, switched last year to Toprol (metropoLOL?). IIRC Inderal cross the blood-brain-barrier more than some other more selective beta blockers, which might make them control anxiety better I'd assume, also gives more fatigue and such. With Toprol I get much less fatigue, though less anxiety relief, though this may be because of dosage comparisons rather than the drug itself, when relating my experiences with the two drugs.
Read about which ones are more cardioselective and such. I dunno about that stuff... anyone know? I'm guessing the cardioselective types are less good at treating anxiety, but I dunno