Also I have gained 27 pounds since June, my vision has gotten worse very blurry feet cold all of the time swelling in feet legs and eyelids very depressed. Nausea I take 80 mg 1x day at night. Even after 6 months still very tired and lack of concentration and forgetful. My dr has taken me off of it by lowering dosage for 3 days thank you
Propranolol is metabolized by the liver not the kidneys. Not controlling blood pressure can do damage to your kidneys though. 3 days is a bit quick for discontinuing this medication. One week at least is recommended in the literature. Is the doctor replacing the medication with something else?
I really agree with Laurie on this one I have taken the propranolol 80 sr for 20 years and never had a problem, Really works good on my migraine prevention and anxiety.could some of this weight be water if I were you I would see the doctor and find out what is going on and go off of it more like over a period of 7 to 10 days. 3 days would really mess me up. Chuck1957
Hello both thank you for taking the time to answer my question.
Yes I've been to my Neurologist. He is the one who took me off of the propranolol on Wednesday. He called the pharmacy and wrote a script for 20 mg tablets. Take 1 3x day on first day 2 the next 1 the third day and off. I have not been able to reach him today but I have extreme pain in my right side abdomen and back. I've had blood labs done Thursday, he was supposed to call me today I've called the office 5 X but kept getting VM. Thank you again for your help
I had an adverse reaction to propranolol. It does not agree with some people, and it sounds like you might be one of them. When assessing the damage the reaction to propranolol had on me my ACR (albumin creatinine ratio) was out of range which can be an indication of kidney damage/diabetes.
As a non-selective beta-blocker, propranolol can affect beta cells in your pancreas which are used to produce insulin. If your blood sugar gets high due to lack of insulin production, high blood glucose levels can cause multiple organ damage, including kidneys. This is purely a hypothesis and may well not be the case in your situation but it may be worth asking them to test your blood glucose and urine ACR.
- Propranolol Information for Consumers
- Propranolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Propranolol (detailed)
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