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It is just me or do the drug companies just seem to be pumping out the same kinds of drugs one after the other. Everything is an SSRI. What's the difference between all these drugs? Can't they make something that blocks the adrenaline that causes the fear feelings and the flight response in the first place? If I don't get that sick rush of adrenaline when I start to feel scared I'd probably be a lot more relaxed.
 

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Then try a non-selective beta blocker like propanolol or carvedilol! Works great against the physical signs of anxiety.
 

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Then try a non-selective beta blocker like propanolol or carvedilol! Works great against the physical signs of anxiety.
yes temporarily until your body gets used to them. I've heard they can't be taken daily and over time they become ineffective. The point is drug companies are not in the business of long term solutions. It's more cost effective to keep pumping out the same old things with the same old promises that more often then not are huge disappointments. I haven't heard of carvedilol. Is that similar to propanolol, atenolol etc?
 

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Beta blockers can be taken daily without tolerance issues. They just shouldn't be stopped abruptly. Carvedilol also blocks alpha receptors.
 

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Beta blockers can be taken daily without tolerance issues. They just shouldn't be stopped abruptly. Carvedilol also blocks alpha receptors.
hey thanks. I might give that a try. Whats the difference in the receptors. I know I get that adrenaline pump. Does this stuff block epinephrine?
 

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Yeah it blocks epinephrine, aks your (P)doc for Inderal (propranolol). But it just works against the physical signs of anxiety like racing heart, high blood pressure, trembling, sweating. Anxiety is in your head/brain (where Benzos and SSRIs work).
 

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Yeah it blocks epinephrine, aks your (P)doc for Inderal (propranolol). But it just works against the physical signs of anxiety like racing heart, high blood pressure, trembling, sweating. Anxiety is in your head/brain (where Benzos and SSRIs work).
Hey thanks again guy.
 

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Alpha or beta blockers don't seem to give tolerance/withdrawal. Different story for alpha-2 agonists like clonidine though.
 

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Don't forget to mention rebound tachycardia, never stop beta blockers abruptly after long term use.
 
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