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    An_253878 posted:
    Hello, I have been battling severe panic disorder for about 11 years now.
    I Take xanax 4mg/day, and metoprolol 300mg, 2 times a day. My particular problem is that when my panic symptoms started, they never went away. I have had them constantly for 11 years. An 11 year long panic attack basically.

    Recently I went on an ssri in an attempt to hopefully build serotonin levels to normal levels and taper off the benzo's. My doctors should never have kept me on them in my opinion, but I was really freaked out at the time. The were caused by an adrenalectomy I had in 2002 on my left side. Shortly after recovery I developed the symptoms.

    My question here is, as I understand it, 300mg of metoprolol is a large dose of blood pressure and bb medacine, yet recently, I admitted myself to a supervised detox just to see if I could come off of the xanax, I could not. My blood pressure, which is usually hovers at 120/80 resting, and 130-135/90 active, actually got up to 160/106 at one point. How is this even possible on 300mg of metoprolol? My blood panel was nearly perfect....any help would be wonderful.

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