Our expert says:
Everything has SOME side-effects in Someone, but some meds have a very low rate of significant side-effects when used in the right dose. Beta blockers can be useful but SOLELY in controlling many of the PHYSICAL symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks - they have no effect at all on the psychological / feeling components. So they can reduce or relieve the shakiness, sweating, rapid pulse, nausea, so as you seem to find the early symptoms trigger off the rest of the attack, controlling these symptoms could be really helpful. The CBT will help you to break that vicious cycle in which you start, for whatever reason, feeling mildly anxious, then get VERY anxious about feeling anxious
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