Someone posted they did VERY well with a drug called acebutolol; is this a new b-blocker? If anyone has used it, did you also try Atenolol? I have used Atenolol for three years with good luck until I stupidly tried to wean off.
Yes, I have been taking Sectral (acebutollol) for years. It has had no side effects for me. One that I tolerate very well. But, as you can tell by my posting, it doesn't STOP the PVCs. However, when I have left it off, WOW, you don't want to know the PVCs that hit me!! So, it does help more than I know. I do 400 mg in morning & 200 at night. I also do 1/2 mg of Klonopin in morning, & another 1/2 mg at evening if needed. The heart dr. doesn't like to prescribe ANYTHING other than heart medicines, but I have a very poplular/good internal medicine Dr. & he almost insist on my taking something along w/ beta blocker if symptoms are there. He said Klonopin is a good one & not as addictive as the rest (although is addictive). He tried me on St. John's Wort & made them worse. Then an antin-depressant (trying to increase my serotonin, etc), but that really made them worse. I'm not depressed, rather hyer at times actually. I guess "nervous" or "high strung" is a more acurate word. When I feel good I am quite bubbly and happy and calm.
With beta blockers, I think you just have to keep trying to see what works best for you. I've tried several & also a couple ant-arrythmiac drugs, which did not help (made them worse) FOR ME.
Everyone is different though.
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