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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/1/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
hey everyone im new to this whole posting question is,i was recently diagnosed with pvcs,and tho they dont happen often as most i was put on a beta blocker(very small dose)12.5 mg.i also suffer bad anxiety and am currently on zoloft(25) question is,sometimes my bp and pulse rate are great but on some days my pulse rate is really slow..(45-50bpm)and my bp is 110/65-60ish.does anyone else go through this and if so is it something to worry about.any info would be greatly helpfull

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/1/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Your BP is great at 110/60ish.I am on a much larger dose of a beta blocker and my heart rate was dipping into the 30's and staying there and sometimes I would have a very high heart rate so an ICD or pacemaker/defibrillator combo was implanted in me in May.The pacemaker part of my ICD won't allow me now to go below 60.

My cardiologist says a lower heart rate is fine unless someone is symptomatic with it like I was with passing out at times.

It is quite common for the heart rate and your BP to go low with a beta blocker and especially in the beginning.If you are concerned you might consider discussing it with your doc.


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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/1/2008 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you so much donna for you respose i wasnt sure why it was dropping so kinda put my mind at ease

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 8/6/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Hi Devil, I too am on 25mg zoloft, but i switched from a beta blocker to an ace inhibtor called lisinopril, very low dose  comparable yo your beta blocker dose.  How are you doing other than the bp.  I was so tired even on that low dose  I felt like I was 80 years old. You did not mention anything but pvc's  hummm, I did not know they gave a beta blocker for that, maybe the anti anxiety drug,  I am not a doctor so not sure why you are on it.
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