I do not know the cause of your headaches for which you take Propranolol. One reason why you may get headaches when in the sun could be due to dehydration. You may need to drink more fluids. The best fluid to drink is water. I too would get an headache whilst out in the sun, but by keeping hydrated with water (I find that I don't need a lot) I avoid getting headaches.
I hope this helps and take care
My neurologist told me to avoid bright light to prevent my migraines. Perhaps you need stronger sunglasses and/or a hat. BTW, I also always wear a hat out in the sun to prevent skin cancer. But the upside is that I look many years younger than my 61 years of age from the lack of wrinkling. LOL
Hello tyjones33 - I take Promethazine, the generic for Phenergan and there is a warning on bottle that direct sun light can cause dizziness etc, As a matter of fact, even getting too hot can cause this on this med. I used to use tanning bed (yes, I know, very bad) and had to stop. Being fully hydrated is important, for instance one of the side effects from Promethazine is dry mouth, but, have found that if I drink something, keeping something by my side all the time, reduces this, too. Just having something with me helps to keep drinking, not that I am drinking all day, but, not having to get it each time I feel thirsty helps a lot. I think the sun and headaches are common side effects for some meds. Hat, sun glasses, great idea!! Good luck, be well as can be...
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