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Beta Blockers, Powerlifting, Physique


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So I recently started taking beta blockers in order to manage an increase in heart palpitations and chest discomfort. I’m on deployment right now so I can’t follow up with a long term prognosis or accurate diagnosis, if there is any, until I get home, but I have an idea that it’s caused by stress/anxiety exacerbated by Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which is a genetic connective tissue disorder that can also has a cardiovascular/heart/blood pressure component.

Regardless, has anyone on here taken beta blockers long term and if so, what has been your experience? I’m a competetive Powerlifter and while I’m taking a third Gen beta blocker I’m still concerned about weight gain and maintaining my strength and recovery processes on par with how I was before. Also if you have any experience with Taking supplements and preworkout while on them, any guidance would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time!