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I am 30 yr old man who was diagnosed with Mitral valve prolapse and mitral and tricuspid regurgitation a decade ago. It was confirmed by a Cardiologist that due to that, I have very sensitive Autonomic nervous system as I am very hypersensitive man and get severe Anxiety/Panic attacks.

6 months ago, i had the biggest panic attack of my life, where i felt i could not breath, fast heart palpitations, dizziness and imbalance, heaviness in head, chest pain , sweating of palms, fear of dying.

I went straight to the emergency department of the Hospital where all my blood tests, Echocardigram, chest X-rays were done and everything was ok, just MVP, which was known.

Now, when i was diagnosed with MVP, my cardiologist put me on Beta blocker "Propranolol 40mg" and "Clonazepam 0.5mg" daily, which i stopped on my own after 30 days(a mistake). Even after 6 months , I have horrible withdrawal symptoms like dizziness, headaches, imbalance, sensitive ears etc.
Is beta blocker necessary for life?


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replied June 20th, 2018
Heart Disease and Heart Attack Answer A64032
Yes, in patients with symptoms of panic attack and symptomatic tachycardia (elevated heart rate), betablockers are the therapy of choice.

Hence it would be recommmended to continue the treatment as per your doctors opinion.

Also you should not stop prescription medications without your doctors advice.


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