Beta Blockers are drugs that stop or block adrenaline from binding to bodily receptors and thus nullifying the effect of this adrenaline in the body. Many of these receptor lie in the heart, and the over-reception of adrenaline leads to a host of heart problems including PVC. There are several beta blockers that are most effective in reducing or eliminating the occurrence of PVC. I am assuming your Dr. chose one that he felt would work best for your issues.
Using Beta blockers for anxiety can help reduce the physical symptoms we experience from our adrenal going into overdrive. I have been taking a beta blocker for years as I have a hand tremor and when my anxiety kicks in the hand tremor is much more pronounced. I have had good luck with control some of the physical sx of anxiety.
Beta Blockers alone will not cure anxiety.
I hope this helps you understand how this med works. Please remember - I am not a physician so this information is just FYI.
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