Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by momtojess, Nov 6, 2009.
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No personal experience, but it might make Jess's lows feel different. The medicine will block that shaky, sweaty, anxious feeling that frequently comes along with lows. I would talk to Jess about it and have her test even if she isn't sure if she's low when she's first starting the beta blocker. Hopefully someone with some first-hand experience will chime in!
Could you ask about a different type of medication for the migraines? I also have migraines. The preventative medication that I take is actually a anti-seizure med, but it also works for migraines.
If you can't do a different type of medication. I would just test Jess a lot and tell her to pay attention to how she is feeling.
That's what I was just going to say.. my sister tried the beta blocker thing for a while (as well as many other things) and ultimately what helped the most was topamax.
I'm on a beta blocker (Toprol XL) and have hypo unawareness because of it. I am okay with this (I test a lot and already don't drive), but I would definitely hesitate if a child was involved.
A doctor wanted to put me on a beta blocker for another reason unrelated to migranes or cardiac issues. He said going on a beta blocker wasn't an option for me due to it masking hypoglycemia, so he prescribed me another medication.
Beta blockers will mask hypoglycemia symptoms, and will make D treatment more difficult overall. It is not a maybe sort of issue.
I personally would not take that risk with a child, even if it is relieving her from the migranes.
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