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  1. Sorry it took me so long to respond, I am not getting website notifications for some reason. I was told by a cardio-fellow that ALL BB's do this. It is in fact only some, depending on their actuation mechanism. Beta-adrenergic only blockers like metoprolol and tenormin, the classic ones, have causal correlation to muscle weakening. Now of course, the cause of your Afib is just as important in designing your medication regimen. They won't choose traditional blockers for those with bradyrhythms or cell wall death. ACE inhibitors are now preferred as well as AB Blockers. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Beta-blockers can have helpful, or harmful, effect on heart." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 November 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091120111553.htm>. https://www.nhs.uk/news/heart-and-lungs/beta-blockers-useless-for-many-heart-attack-patients-study-reports/ https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21628900-200-beta-blockers-are-busted-what-happens-next/ https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/new-thinking-about-beta-blockers
  2. When I was stuck seeing a shrink as kid, the guy told me to tell a bully that "I understand and its okay if you like me". Not only did I get bullied worse for a few more years eventually the guy got together a group of boys who sodomized me. Luckily, most of the extra guys lost thier will to participate halfway through. It could have been much worse.
  3. I think what your describing is a bit more of an acute state but I was just wondering the samething myself. I came here to pose the question about "people in your life who give you the willies or make you feel creepy crawly insane because they are just not on your wavelength". I have a cousin who I should not dislike as much as I do. However, I kind of want to grab her and shake her until something rattles or maybe pull off the disguise to reveal a T-1000 ala Terminator. Its just the sensation that I am running hot, loud and hostile like a muscle car and she is a damn cold cucumber. So either I think something is wrong with me or best case scenario this #&#\! is hiding her emotions so well just sitting there judging me like a praying mantis. The uncomfortable thing has occured for me with acquaintances too but those are easy to walk away from. It is just so creepy when someones outside actions don't match thier feelings and thoughts in a honest way. You can just get a sort of second sense that something is wrong. As for your own statement it reminded me a bit of Capgras delusion but that's not quite it. In capgras people are replaced by duplicates but your thing is more like a disassociation. In that you are sort of doubting the reality of your memories and feelings in those memories. Its actually fine to do this after an ordeal. Evaluation of the outcome helps you to see options going forward. Of course, it can bring up negative thoughts. In this case, I would remind you that only you are the center of your own needs and wants. Others have to orchestrate thier own first. So keep in mind that we are all worker ants doing our own thing. Occasionally those things overlap and we help eachother. In familys we've been told to expect help but honestly everything is still effected by the horrible selfish ego. You and your Dad did good working through things.
  4. In regards to the beta blocker thing. Even those aren't 100% a solution if you could take them. It weakens the heart overtime so hard to come off of. If your sinus tachycardia is associated with a real heart problem it won't cover that up. It may slow things down but you will feel when the brakes are applied. In other words you will still feel the heart stress as angina pain. If it's episodic best to stay with a drug that is administered that way than an all day-tappering thing.
  5. Hello All, I am curious once again for opinions on something. In my family my own health was seen as the most stable and being the youngest that meant getting passed over to some respect. This was a good thing because my only sibling had a moderate to severe psychiatric condition and focus being on her got her into treatment faster. Here lies the rub, because of my family history when I have gone to seek help for myself I am 99% of the time slapped with the same label as my sibling for a presumed-diagnosis, [Bipolar I- Depressive]. Obviously being same-sex siblings one can infer that there will be a statistical chance of having a related diagnosis, but that percentage for non-identical siblings is less than 25%. (We are not twins so it's less than 10% assuming a parent actually has it) I am a organizational person so I find this very upsetting. Let alone, the doctors each time have said they know the condition is wrong because I don't fit all the criteria, "...it's just for billing purposes". Even more irksome is that my general medical conditions are NEVER factored as a differential. (Many of which are a automatic counter-indicator against mood disorder). Only recently, did I have my overall condition revised to an entire different category than the rest of my family, [Anxiety Disorders]. Rather, what do I do with a history I can't correct? The fact that there is paperwork floating out there with a negligent and false diagnosis on it drives me nuts....!!!! Does anyone have advice on how to avoid getting slapped with the wrong label...? Is bad records just sort of a normal problem that can only be solved by making newer ones?
  6. Thank you so much for your responses, A+N. Perhaps I misunderstood because of the name. Could have sworn someone also told me that it was. To be fair it did stop my dystonia but at way to high of a cost. Interestingly, they say promethazine is also of the same class. Just prior to being admitted to the hospital for this event I had been injected at a Urgent Care with a dose of that and sent home with Zofran pills to keep taking. Now I know Zofran triggers a generalized dystonic attack currently. Perhaps, this was a medical error thus a minor attack became a major one. Most of my neurological problems have died down to quite minor levels or respond well to lifestyle changes. (Avoiding strobe lights/No stimulants) It was rather annoying my neurologist and he had become convinced my issues were secondary to some umbrella disease. Having been in the hospital for three days this week, we may in fact have uncovered it. So now I have to sort of reset my frame of mind around it and question where my symptoms are really coming from, Including psychological problems. ?
  7. I used to eat notebook paper at school because my parents lapsed for a few years and never fed me except for one meal a day. But paper didn't become my Pica thing when my Iron bottomed out...it was soap. Specifically, dawn soap bubbles. I had a endoscopy years later after I had been forced to stop and my esophagus has permanent scar tissue. I am still not so sure why it was that specific thing even down to the brand but I know it was a tactile memory from childhood related to it. Pica can be resolved by fixing nutrient malfunctions for the great majority who get it. ?
  8. Hello All, Looking for an opinion on something. I was put on Cogentin (Benztropine) 50mg a day for a neuroleptic crisis some years back. Almost immediately, I had visual hallucinations and even reported them to the nurse, who ignored it. Things spiraled out from there and my bizarre behavior got largely ignored, thanks to being under-insured. Eventually, I developed a heart arrhythmia so I was required to cold-turkey it. I don't wish benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome on anyone. I had been on the medicine as well as narcotic-vicodin for about a year at that point. However, it made me wonder if having a paradoxical reaction to that specific hypnotic might be related to an underlying diagnosis? My entire nuclear family, save for myself, each has at least three comorbid conditions a peice. They have all gone to years of therapy but I guess for not wanting to throw flame onto a burning trash fire, I was excluded. As a side note, I was also one of the kids who got placed in the drug trial for Ritalin--for adhd which my mother was told I didn't really have. I also ended up in the open market trial for Abilify some ten years ago, unknowingly. Ritalin made me catatonic and depressed. Abilify was a rather similar experience to Ritalin, except I also experienced anhedonia and dissociation. So technically that's three poor responses to frontline medicines... Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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