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Offline Shawn

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Beta Blockers
« on: January 30, 2007, 07:31:57 AM »
I have been on INDERAL LA for about 8 months.  It was perscribed for anxiety and orthostatic hypotension  - which means my blood pressure falls when I'm standing.  ALL THE TIME.

Basically it has helped me deal with the problems.  But, I'm concerned about the effects of beta blockers on blood sugar levels.  Don't we avoid the excess carbs because of the effects on blood glucose levels?  Aren't the high BGL what causes the oxidation of cholesterol in our arteries?  And doesn't the caveman WOE have quite a bit of fat and/or cholesterol?  Is that really good for someone like me who is taking a drug that raises my BGL whether I consume the carbs or not??  Does anybody know how much of an effect the INDERAL LA (porpranolol) has on BGL?  I can't find any actual numbers anywhere on the net! 

I'm so confused, any input would be appreciated.

Shawn

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Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 02:44:08 PM »


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Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 04:40:54 AM »
Thanks, Eric.  Alot of info there, but again - no specific numbers.   I guess I'm wondering, since I'm eating LC but taking a drug which increases blood sugar levels, does that mean my blood sugar levels are where an average person's would be?  By average person, I mean someone who isn't eating LC?  Of course, I'm not expecting you to answer that question, I'm just saying that's what I hope to find out eventually.

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Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007, 12:47:29 AM »
Arrange with your doc, to have a regular blood test to keep an eye on your Blood Sugar Level.

If it begins to creep up, the doc may have suggestions on adjusting your diet to keep it down.

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Re: Beta Blockers
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2007, 06:43:07 AM »
Hello again Orc!

I would assume that by eating very LC, I am already keeping my blood sugar much lower than it was before I started.  So even with the raise that accompanies the Inderal LA, I hope it's around the normal level.  But I should have it checked anyway. 

I'd do it, too, if it weren't for my fear of the doctor's office!

Shawn