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propranolol for Arrhythmia: I started taking this several months ago and aside from the partial loss in some sexual stimulation, some itchiness/shaky/light-headedness - this has restored my life. I was a bundle of problems before with a very erratic heart beat, stress off the charts and other depressive symptoms. A BIG thank you to my doctor and anyone that put up with me before propranolol. HIGHLY recommend it.
propranolol for Migraine Prevention: I had migraines with auras and the entire left side of my body would become numb, and only being 16 it was extremely frightening. I went to many different doctors until I was put on propranolol- and all of the auras and numbness went away. I occasionally get migraines with just the pounding but to me that's nothing compared to what it used to be.
propranolol for Performance Anxiety: Helped with social anxiety a great deal. This is a non selective block so won't hold down the pulse as much as atenolol but that's good for us runners/joggers who have to be very careful with beta blockers. This medicine is actually better than atenolol for tremors/tics one might get if you have social anxiety. I dose 20-30 mg and it helps a lot. A life saver for me.
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Inderal (propranolol) for Performance Anxiety: I have struggled with public speaking my entire life. This is truly a miracle medicine for me. I like the fact that I do not have to take it everyday...only for specific events which are typically scheduled in advance. I would still prefer no medication but have been very happy with the results from Inderal.
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Inderal (propranolol) for Migraine Prevention: Inderal was a miracle medicine for me. It prevented migraines with common triggers. The only migraines it was unable to prevent were those triggered by bad weather and hormones.
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propranolol for Migraine Prevention: I had daily hedaches and migraines that were coming every week out of the blue. It was debilitating and my career was suffering. I hate tablets but I listened to the Doctor and went on to Propranolol. I'm only on 7 days and already I'm pain free for 5days Woke up this morning with a horrific migraine and it was gone within 30 minutes of taking my daily Propranolol dose. Only side effects seem to be dry eyes and achy chest which I would take any day than have the debilitating pain and sickness of the last 4 months. Really do recommend this.
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propranolol for Migraine Prevention: I just started this medicine a month ago. Am I AMAZED. I had tried almost every migraine medication out there and nothing worked very well. I went from having 15-20 migraines a month (some lasting for days) to now about 1 per week. I am just so relieved! The only thing is, I do notice some side effects. I am on antidepressants for depression and anxiety, and my doctor did say it can sometimes make depression or moods worse. I also get some shortness of breath or wheezing a bit, which I might have to talk to my doctor about. But I'm scared she is going to say I have to stop the propranolol. I would rather have the other effects than the awful debilitating migraine pain. (I lost my job over my migraines, too).
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Inderal (propranolol) for Migraine Prevention: Since I've been taking Inderal I've not had a migraine except the first year when I had 2 very light ones. I've had no side effects and have cut my dosage to 3 a week.
Inderal (propranolol) for High Blood Pressure: I work nights so I took my 2nd dose of the day at 1am. By the time I saw the doctor at 8am, my blood pressure was 160/110. It doesn't work for me. I get no benefit, and most of the side effects.
Inderal (propranolol) for Performance Anxiety: I have had anxiety a lot since high school and it has gotten worse in college. I have taken many different medicines for anxiety and this is by far the best fit for me. I didn't like how I had to take the other medicines everyday whether or not I felt anxious- this one was great for me because my doctor told me I could take it whenever I felt a little more anxiety than normal. I will take it in the morning if I wake up anxious and I have never had an anxiety attack or feelings of being anxious yet. I would highly suggest talking to your doctor about this medicine if anxiety is the issue.
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propranolol for Migraine Prevention: 27 year old, mother of 2. After having kids I got migraines 2 x a week and the entire time I was menstruating. Took propranolol, gained 10 lbs and had a horrible acne break out, some signs of depression. Didn%u2019t affect the frequency/intensity of migraines at all. Disappointed I didn%u2019t have the success others do!
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Inderal (propranolol) for High Blood Pressure: I'm a 55 year old male and have been on Inderal since I was in my late 20's. This medicine was perfect for me with little side effects. Some light-headedness at times, nausea was probably the worst side-effect. Inderal has become expensive over the years and sometimes hard to find. After insurance company changes forced me to try other blood pressure drugs, I ended up back on Inderal. Now it seems it is not as effective as it was before. No one (Doctor, Cardiologist, etc.) seems to know why. Increase in palpitations, blood pressure rising, side effects have become worse, etc. Doctor put me on Bystolic. We'll see how it goes.
LESSON: If a medicine works for you and you've been on it a long time, STAY ON IT. Don't let the insurance companies play with your health!
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Inderal (propranolol) for High Blood Pressure: Lowered blood pressure but, caused severe hair loss (I saw clumps of hair in drain after every shower) and depression! I have since learned that this 'side effect' is known as 'beta-blocker blues'. However, my M.D. switched me to Tenormin (another beta-blocker) which did NOT have these side effects.
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propranolol for Performance Anxiety: It has changed my life. Absolutely can't live without it. I started taking 20mg 2 x daily and I had some side effects for the first 4 months like being tired and it slowed my sex drive down. Now I really don't have any side effects, they have disappeared. The doctor told me to just give it some time. I have been put on all kinds of antidepressants and they made me worse. Thanks to my wonderful doctor I can live a normal life now.
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propranolol for Migraine Prevention: I've had migraines since I was 6 and have been on Topamax, blood thinners, blood pressure medications and everything in the books. I switched doctors and he put me on propanolol and I haven't had a migraine since. However, I still get these headaches that just sit in my head and make me foggy, but no nausea or auras like a migraine. I've noticed my dreams are much more vivid and its harder for me to wake up, like there's a heaviness about it, but that's not a big deal. Unlike other medicines, I have not had any change in weight or appetite, but if I take it on an empty stomach, my mouth tastes like the capsule. Great alternative to harsher medicines.
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Inderal (propranolol) for Migraine Prevention: I have had classic migraines for 25 years. For the last 15 I have been using Inderal as a preventative. For the first 10 years it reduced the number and severity of my migraines significantly from 1 or 2, 2 day long attacks to a cluster once or twice a year. Over the last few years more frequent migraine like headaches have been developing as often as 3 or 4 a fortnight (without aura or vomiting) leading me to seek new prevention options. However, I'm fearful of discontinuing Propranolol incase the more severe classic migraines return and disrupt my work even more than the headaches do. I think every migraine sufferer who can use it should give Inderal a go. I haven't had any problems with side effects in all these years.
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propranolol for Migraine Prevention: I had been on the 80mg for 6yrs but started getting 3 migraines a week again, so doctor doubled my dose to 160mg. I think they are very good, still get the occasional migraine.
Inderal (propranolol) for Benign Essential Tremor: I had struggled with Benign Essential Tremor for about 7 years (post-trauma), with shaky hands, stuttered speech, etc. For years I was given Valium or Xanax to treat it. In an effort to make a career change, I asked my doctor to find a non-narcotic solution. In short, after seeing a neurologist I was prescribed propranolol and I'm free of almost all symptoms with less side effects and the negative stigma of being prescribed a benzo.
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Inderal (propranolol) for Migraine Prevention: My neurologist had me try many different medications for migraines including Amitriptyline, Topamax and Cymbalta. I was not comfortable with taking medications that are meant to help individuals with seizure disorders and depression. In addition, these medications did not stop the migraines and I experienced many side effects including nausea and decreased appetite. Then I tried Inderal, a low dose medication used to lower blood pressure, paired with B2. My migraines are now fewer and less severe. I still keep Imitrex with me wherever I go to tackle a migraine but I have found that Inderal was the most successful medication that I have tried. Just be sure to take it as recommended. I hope that it helps other migraine sufferers.
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Inderal (propranolol) for Migraine Prevention: This medicine has helped my migraines significantly. I had been having 4-5 migraine attacks per week and now am down to 1 or 2 every few weeks. Some weeks I don't have any. A huge relief. I had migraines for years. Missed work, severe pain and this medicine is a huge relief. I do feel tired and sluggish and may be related to this medicine but I don't know for sure. I will take that side effect over the pain of a migraine any day.
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Inderal (propranolol) for Migraine Prevention: I have taken Inderal now for a few months. I have noticed that my migraines are down to 2-4 a month. I was 5-6 a week. I was using the max dosage of Imitrex and still not getting any relief. Don't get me wrong. I love my Imitrex and can't live without it. Inderal has improved a lot of my headaches. At first I hated Inderal because I hated the idea of feeling slow and tired all the time. Now if I forget to take it my coworkers notice immediately! I get very agitated and nauseous when I have a headache to begin with and I slur my words. I want candies loaded with dyes and I get a manic-like hyperactive speech. I feel better now than I did in May. I still feel the migraines I don't feel their attacks.
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