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  • Beta Blocker side effect

    I had some good news from my cardiologist - since taking beta blockers (since October) my ventricle relaxation has significantly improved. I must admit that I really wanted to stop taking them, not specifically because of the side effects but because I hate the thought of long term use of any medication. However, they are clearly doing me a lot of good. My question is, why is it that since I have been taking them I don't seem to sleep as well. I used to be a fantastic sleeper but now I don't think I sleep well at all. Any thoughts?

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    I don't know the chemical reasons, but bb's have a long history of causing vivid dreams and/or nightmares. Some supposedly cross the blood brain barrier less or not at all, but you would have to ask your doctor which ones that would be.

    In my personal experience metroprolol and propanalol the worst for slepp and nadolol better.

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    • #3
      Julie.

      I have taken BB's since 1990. I cannot remember when I have slept the night through. I wake and turn over at least 3 and sometimes 10 times a night. If I sleep more than 6 hours I am very lucky. But I have learned to live with the dreams and light sleeping for now. It is amazing how much one can accomplish between 3 and 5 AM when the rest of the world is asleep.

      Peace,

      Leon
      God Squad co-moderator
      Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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      • #4
        Hey All you BB imbibers,
        How about those of us who are able to - take a small siesta after lunch, or in the early afternoon. When I have the chance, it sure helps me a great deal. My sleep at night then seems to go better also, without the stress of sleep deprivation.

        If you try it, I’d sure like to know how it works out for you. Just maybe we can find a road to better tolerate what we can’t change.
        Burt

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        • #5
          Yeah Burt,

          For me too. If my body is falling down sleepy drunk and I do not quit and at least lie down and try to rest , I will find myself up all night , short of breath , dizzy , nauseated , etc. I think I personally get overtired and overstressed and then my system acts like a cranky overtired infant and keeps the folks up all night. Too bad it is me it's keeping up

          Pam
          Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
          Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
          Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
          SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
          [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
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          Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
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            hi everyone,Its strange ,but I to have a hard time sleeping more than 6 hrs.I thought that beta blockers were supposed to make you tired.Iam now used to this amt. of sleep,and function ok during the day. Julie I am so glad that your condition has improved.I would cont.with the beta blockers especially with your heart responding so favorable. awesome! take care mike
            One day at a time.

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              Julie

              I'm so glad the meds are working for you , i hope they continue to work for a long time to come, and yes they make me wake during the day and have since i started them and the dreams are terrible, but i'm very happy for you

              Shirley
              Diagnosed 2003
              Myectomy 2-23-2004
              Husband: Ken
              Son: John diagnosed 2004
              Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

              Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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              • #8
                Well I have always suffered with vivid dreams so I guess I am used to that. thanks.

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                • #9
                  I would look at the timing of the medication - talk to your doctor - and discuss changing the time you take the med. Sometimes the simple things help a great deal.

                  Lisa
                  Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
                  YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

                  Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
                  lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
                  Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
                  Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
                  Currently not obstructed
                  Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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