Albuterol - nice discovery

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Slackjaw99

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Albuterol - nice discovery
« on: January 13, 2018, 01:50:13 AM »
As a life long cPTSD sufferer my sympathetic nervous system operates at about a 10, whereas my parasympathetic nervous system operates at about a 3. Because of this I have all sorts of physical problems like hyperhydrosis, tremor, high BP, IBS, muscle tension, cramps, etc. Turns out that albuterol (oral, not inhaled), an old and generally safe asthma medication which I started taking to help burn fat during cardio sessions, increases the action of the sympathetic nervous system until tolerance develops (rather quickly). As my tolerance developed, I noticed I was having less issues with all the symptoms listed above.  I believe off-label use of this med could have great value to cPTSD sufferers who currently take BP meds off label (propranolol, clonidine, minipress, etc) to control physical symptoms given those meds also lead to tolerance and blood pressure issues. So I thought I'd share this.

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Re: Albuterol - nice discovery
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 02:17:38 PM »
thanks for sharing.

i was prescribed albuterol for possible copd, but as it's a stimulant, i hesitate to use it.  i'm very sensitive to stimulants - in 3-5 days, i can't sleep and feel miserable.  i suffer from several of the same symptoms you mention, and it would be nice to think that they could be helped so easily.  unfortunately, i've had a lot of trouble with sleep over the years, so i'll have to let this pass.  but, the information could easily be beneficial to many others.    :hug: