Coming Off Propranolol

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lisa Says:
 
i have stopped taking propranolol 80mg 3days ago and would like to know if there is any side effects coming off them

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daniel Says:
 
I had problems just stopping cold turky after one doctor told me it would be ok, i felt panicky and anxious. Another doctor said to reduce the dose slowly over time or i will get withdrawal syptoms, One day on, one day off (2 weeks)then one day on two days off (2 weeks) so on, i still had problems and had to do it over the space of months. I am now down to one morning dose a day and ready to stop completely (after 6 months) and am feeling ok

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Verwon Says:
 
Any drug or substance that you take into your body for a prolonged period of time will cause some mild withdrawal symptoms if you abruptly stop using it, even if they don't consider it addictive. Because your body gets used to it and becomes unused to functioning without it, this includes everything from your morning coffee to even over the counter meds.

Therefore, to avoid this, it is always easier on you to taper off slowly.

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steph Says:
 
i take propranolol nd i feel i have to take it.. iv even had to increase my dosage. its defo additive.. i think it needs to be re assesed. i dont think the addiction is high, but its still there.

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Sarah Says:
 
I was on 80mg propanolol for 1 year due to stressful job and tremors. I got laid off and went back to 40 mg right away, and continued on that for a few months. Started getting really cold all the time during the winter, and reduced the dose again, then started getting chest pains in January. I did a stress ekg in May-he made me get my heart rate up to 170 beats per minute and I haven't felt right since then. He told me to quit the propanolol as it seemed to be slowing my heart rate too much. Now I'm getting a lot of chest pain and wondering if I did some damage by taking too much (80mg) and then coming off too quickly, although it wasn't that quickly. Any comments? The doc said I have benign arrhythmia and had nothing to worry about but now I have a lot of pain and am going to see another doc.
-Sarah

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julie mucker Says:
 
i want to get off propranonol 80 mg best solution been on them 3yrs an gained weight stay hungry help please?


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julie mucker Says:
 
i want to get off propranonol 80 mg best solution been on them 3yrs an gained weight stay hungry help please?


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Maryc Says:
 
I have just spoken to my Dr about coming off Propranolol. I'm on 40mg 3 times a day. He has told me to take 2 aday for a week then 1 a day for a week as it must be done very gradually,
Hope this pelps

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Dee Says:
 
Does anyone get severe stomach pains with it. I was taking 80mg 1 a day he had me at 2 a day and I lost 10 lbs really fast and now am trying to get them out of my system - it has been 3 days without them but still get stomach pains. How long does it take to get it out of your system.

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Daisy Says:
 
I've been taking 3 40g a day for 3 weeks for blood pressure I'm on 2 away now blood pressure down but I still getting upset tummy and feeling dizzy

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reena Says:
 
I take 10mg in morning and 10mg at night, doenst sound like much but when I try to cut night pill in half to decrease dose it makes my heart rate extrmly high. Wondering how long that will last till my body becomes accustom to the half pill, and will it continue when I cut back on morning pill. Dr. says to do it anyway.

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Dawn Says:
 
Hi, I as well am on 10mg twice daily. I am 37, had a severe migraine in nov with high BP, and facial lt numbness. It was a month straight of migraines, but I put up with it. This same thing happened at age of 24, but lasted a short period.. So dr said letsntrybthisbas BP was high. I am active not overweight but have a high stress job. So I have been on this for 10weeks. This last few weeks have been hell, not a headache but cold drenched sweats at night,so achy to joints I could cry. I wake up step on my feet and they have that frozen puffy feeling. And sex drive blah hubby noted my mood to be all over map too. Dr doesn't feel any of this is related to med. I can sleep on a dime now where as before I needed gravol to help sleep. Hubby now finds me at 8:30 sawing logs with glasses on and my i pad in my hand, I have the clinical signs of depression but have no reasons to be. I know this is a low dose.. Although its worked wonders for migraines I seem to be falling apart everywhere else. Did u feel like this at all being on such a small tiny dose? Can anybody relate to the small dose??? I think I may wean myself off cause I ain't the same gal I was 3 months ago.



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Priscilla Says:
 
I take the same medicine everyday and the same dosage as well,but lately I was feeling anxious so my doctor increased my dosage which is 40miligrams per day. My mood is always changing as well. I'm always sad,angry,or hungry. It really sucks!

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Phillis Says:
 
I have been on 80 mg Inderal for over 20 years for migraine prevention, very successful. I started having severe tremors approximately 4 weeks ago, been hospitalized and no medical reason found so far. Tuesday I realized I had been missing my daily dose for a week or so. I started by 2 days ago and there were no tremors today. Could that be the cause of the tremors?

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Roger Says:
 
I've been taking propanolol for about seven years for migraines. Originally 40mgs twice a day. I've managed to cut down to just 10mgs taken at night but it's been hard. This last 10mg is difficult to give up. I feel heady if I don't take it. I've been having very vivid dreams and occasional sweats at night. Some problems with lethargy too. In seven years my life has changed immeasurably so I really don't know if I need it anymore. Tapering off seems to be the only way to kick the habit. I will stop soon and suffer the consequences if there are any. I never realised it would be so hard coming off this stuff. Good luck

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Randy Says:
 
I have been taking 40mg of Propranolol 2 times a day for almost 2yrs and I stopped taking it about 20days ago and right after stopping my ankles started to swell and this last week i have started itching all over and it seems to come and go. Today i had chest pains for about 20minutes and then they went away. I am 49yrs old and I am wondering if not being on the medication is causing the itching. I have tried taking Benadryl, but it only puts me to sleep and when i wake up, it all starts again. Any ideas if stopping taking it is causing the itching?

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Eddy Privitera Says:
 
I used to take 1 pill of 10mg only when we were eating out due to benign essential tremor which affected my palms when I ate. As we were going on holiday to Vienna on May 14, I had started taking 1 10mg pill every morning 1 week before departing and continued for 4 more days while in Vienna. I noticed that I was sweating after about 10 minutes of walking. And felt somewhat tired after climbing a flight of stairs. I used to drink wine, more than I used to at home. I stopped taking propranolol as I thought that they may have been the cause of some tiredness.

After returning home on 21 May (last Tuesday) I have stayed at home, but yesterday evening (May 24) I decided to go for a walk, but felt a bit short of breath and decided to return back home after about 7 minutes of normal walking. I checked my BP after resting and it was 113 / 75 / and 75 pulse rate. but noticed that I had an irregular heart beat, which shows up in my BP monitor.

I had a similar Irregular Heart Beat in March 2010 which lasted for a couple of months, but it cleared up and never had it since. I had it checked then by a 24 hour test (Holtor test, I believe it is called ) and the doctor said that I had nothing to worry about.

Could the present irregular heartbeat be the effect of propranolol and the more than usual wine drinking ( Vienna is renowned for its wine !) ?


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Nana Says:
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I too am weaning off propranolol. Had to take it for my racing heart cuZ of hyperthyroidism. It's made me gain 30 pounds and I'm feeling very depressed and obsess about it cuZ I just keep gaining. Will I lose the weight once I'm completely off of the propranolol. Taking 5 mg three times a day. Any input would be greatly appreciated. There's got to he more to life then feeling so ugly and fat all the time. Even my husband looks turned off

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Hannah Says:
 
Propranolol 80mg slow release capsules gave me very bad diarrhoea. The stomach pains may be a warning of the runs!

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Chad Says:
 
You can shed the weight now,as I have done. I have taken 20 mg 3X day for 7 years.. I am 37. I gained about 60 lbs in the last 6 years, feeling like crap all the time....

I lost 60 lbs over the last year with a low carb diet, YES trust me it really works.. Even my DR is now doing it...

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Cheryl Says:
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Thank you so much for giving me hope. I eat sleep and breath my sorrow over the weight gain. It came so quickly and I feel very uncomfortable in my own skin.

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