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User Reviews for Propranolol

Also known as: Hemangeol, Inderal, Inderal LA, Inderal XL, InnoPran XL

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7.9/10 Average Rating

142 Ratings with 128 User Reviews

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Reviews for Propranolol to treat Migraine Prevention

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"I have been taking Propranolol for 2 months now doctors been slowly increasing the milligrams it's not really helping. My migraines are once a day, maybe skipping 3 to 4 days. I need to try something else anybody have any advice so I was thinking Topamax? please help thanks. A weird thing is I had migraines in college they went away years ago when I moved to Upstate New York Finger Lake Region and now they're back. I think the weather triggers them don't really know what to do about that though. Need advice please my neurologist is not really helping me. I might need to find a new one"

   
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Anonymous January 12, 2017

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"I have had bad headaches for years, and I have taken Maxalt for many years to alleviate. My headaches became worse and daily. I was taking the Maxalt quite often (breaking the pills in half). I read about the overuse rebound headaches and went back to Dr. When I told him that the Maxalt worked well and very quickly for me, he looked at me and said "you are having vascular headaches". He prescribed the Propranolol and my life changed in about a week. I can actually say, I no longer even know how often I have a headache, it is hardly ever now. I just regret that he did not put me on this 20 years ago. He said his mother used it, so apparently it has been around for quite awhile."

   
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jjyght January 10, 2017

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"I was suffering from migraines for over a year before I sought treatment. By then I was having one every other day. The day I didn't have one, I was washed out and drained. Within a week of starting propranolol, my migraines were gone. I haven't had a single headache of any type in two months. I also haven't had any side effects. Well, until today. Not really a side effect though. I missed three pills and started getting dizzy, nauseous and headachy. So it's actually a side effect of NOT taking my medicine."

   
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Bijimo (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 27, 2016

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Inderal (propranolol): "Migraines started at age 50. Just about every day at 3PM. They were severe, but only lasted 2 - 3 hours. My eye area, cheek and ear were always sensitive to touch. Inderol was a life saver. 10mg twice a day. Sometimes I would feel slight pain behind my eye, but never needed pain reliever. The nightmares were something else, 3 -4 times a month. I was actually afraid I would give my husband a heart attack when I would wake up screaming and thrashing at night. When I hadn't felt that pain behind my eye for about a year, I gradually went off Inderol (around 60 yrs old)."

   
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Cait 28 November 13, 2016

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"I've been suffering from prolonged, frequent, debilitating & painful migraines. Having to endure constant & intense pain affected my quality of life. I was given Proplanolol 40mg by my GP to try. Since then I never looked back. First, my migraines decreased in frequency (at first it felt strange not to be in pain - that's how used to I was to my migraines). Second, when migraine would start, Proplanolol would stop it from developing into an attack. So, for me, it works as a preventer and painkiller (since I started on Proplanolol, I haven't had any overthecounter painkillers). In terms of side effects, occasional diarrhea, which is a small price to pay for a sig reduction in the frequency and intensity of my migraines."

   
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TSADA2016 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 4, 2016

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"Had migraines for 7 years. Take Fioricet for pain, which works well, but I wanted to try prevention. My doctor had already tried Gabapentin and Sumatriptan, both of which did nothing for migraines and had side effects. Then Propranolol. The side effects were: Feeling sluggish and tired all the time. I have a regular diet and exercise routine that I follow, and it did not affect my eating habits, but it did make me not want to exercise because of how sluggish I felt. I forced myself to anyway, which is why I didn't gain weight on the drug, but gaining weight would have been easy. At night, my heartbeat felt like it was chugging on a milkshake, which made me anxious. It did nothing for my migraines, so I stopped after a couple months."

   
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Berander (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 28, 2016

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"I have to say this medication changed my life! I kept having these chronic migraines with symptoms of a stroke. no feeling in my limbs cant see cant hear throwing up passing out and they were relentless and left me in the er 24/7. I passed out on someone on a bus and woke up unable to speak my name in an ambulence. I began taking this med and the original effect was low blood pressure tired a lot and it made me quit taking it. i noticed my symptoms return shortly after quitting on it. So i tried taking one whole 20mg tablet during an attack and i couldnt believe it my vision returned and the attack ended early. I have taken it 4-5 times daily ever since and it saved my life. haven't had a single attack in years!"

   
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Sharon Appelbaum October 8, 2016

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"I am nearly 60 & have had migraines for nearly 30 yrs. Usually, I might have 1 a month or so- & if I did not catch it in time- the migraines could last 3 days. I usually take Maxalt MLT (10mg) that tastes horrible but takes the edge off. (I am a light weight with meds & have bad reactions + weigh only about 100 lbs). In just the last few months- my migraines have changed from being centered around the tops of my eyebrows/sides of nose or behind my head to being ultra painful, even to the touch, at my temple. No aura/ flashing lights. I've had all sorts of tests/trips to the ER to get a cocktail in the butt of Topordol/ Zofran. Migraines had been occuring almost daily. Started Propranolol- having vivid dreams but no migraine, yet!"

   
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Pony girl 2 (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2016

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"I started this drug last night I had a very sore chest bit of trouble breathing an trouble sleeping today iam very tired and no energy I only took 10mg has anyone else had this problem"

   
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Allz September 22, 2016

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"As with many ppl here I used to have 3 or more migraines a week. Now after taking propranolol with Amitriptyline Boom magic Migraines have all but stoped"

   
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Kickz September 16, 2016

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"Propranolol is a life-saver for my chronic migraine problem! My symptoms (painful to think; severe headache on one-side; nausea; vomiting - needed an ice-pak) Too much sleep was a trigger. I have tried many other drugs without success (verapamil, atenolol, triptyline.) I think Atenolol does not work for migraines because it does NOT cross the blood-brain barrier. Propranolol does have the side-effect of powerful vivid dreams (pleasant and unpleasant.) In the long-term, I found that to be somewhat enjoyable. . I highly recommend Propranolol (20mg/day) for anyone suffering from Chronic Migraines !! I suffered 3 migraines per week for 15yrs before a doctor tried prescribing it. It has restored my life to normal."

   
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smarty_pants (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 5, 2016

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"I just wanted to say that this med so far has saved my life!! What a blessing. I have tried just about everything for migraine prevention, migraine onset, I have made trip after trip to the ER because I am vomiting so much from my migraines and they are unresponsive to all treatment. I see a neuro for the migraines, an oral surgeon for my TMJ, and my pcp. I have tried and failed topamax, trokendi, amitriptyline, nortriptyline, immitrex, fioracet, and more. It wasn't until my pcp prescribed propanolol that I finally got some relief from everyday headaches and chronic 3x a week migraines at least. Instantly after my first two doses of this medication (he started me at 10mg only) I felt extremely better. Helps my anxiety too! A+++"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 4, 2016

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"I have recently been diagnosed with ocular migraines and its been happening since november 2015. I didnt know what was happening to me until june. Since june i have been loosing my vision in my left eye almost every second day. Thé migranne is not always present but the sparks and loss of vision yes. I am at my whits end. Very depressed as différent préventif médications have not worked for me. I have been taking propranolol for 4 days now and i still had an épisode today. I.wondering how long i can expect to wait before i know the médication is working. Is there any hope ????????"

Leilati August 19, 2016

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Inderal (propranolol): "I put on 40kg over the course of 12 years of this medication but I don't have migraines. The generic ones don't work at all except Derralin (can no longer get inderral in Australia) I would recommend anyone with life altering migraines to try it for 3 months. It just might be the cure you are waiting for."

   
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woolyhead August 7, 2016

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"Hello every body.I am 35 years old male from india.Due to some disturbances in personal life i developed migrane.Migrane started in the morning after awakening if i slept beyond 6 am.I consulted a lot of psychatrists and they all prescribed me different ssris or tricyclics or benzo with lot of side effects..So i tried propranolol.Believe me propranolol is the best anti migrane med that i ever tried.Its a miracle.My life is now migrane free.I take 40 mg immediate release in the morning.In india you can buy any branded medicine because cost of medicines here are extremely low.So need for medical insurance.I take ciplar 40(propranolol 40) which costs me just 40 rs INR for 15 tablets.Less than 2 $per month."

   
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tk2001 (taken for less than 1 month) August 3, 2016

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"Started taking 80 mg before bed about 8 months ago. It worked ok the first few months, with the exception of some weight gain. I went from having daily severe headaches and migraines to mild daily headaches and migraines about once every week or two. About two month ago, headaches came back full force and my neurologist decided to up the dose to 120 mg. Couldn't sleep at all, terrible nightmares, gained more weight, and had hand numbness. His suggestion was to take it during the day instead of at night. Terrible idea. Excessive drowsiness, nausea, and still nonstop severe headaches and migraines. Hands still going numb and no sleep. Hope to get off of this soon."

   
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CoTexan July 6, 2016

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"I started taking Propranolol 4 months ago for Migraines primarily as well as high blood pressure. I am 5'1" and weigh 106lbs and have not experienced any weight gain. It bothers me that people say they gain weight from a pill. Unless that pill is increasing your appetite it just can't happen. Weight gain is natural science. What you put in opposed to what you expend. You can not be seditary and not gain weight. The migraines are gone as well as the blood pressure. All and all I think it is an excellent drug except for the fact my sex drive is not very good."

   
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LoriB1965 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 6, 2016

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"Migraine sufferer for the last 24 years (since I was 5) I've tried everything ! Migralieve, immigran, max-alts melts - all as an onset treatment. Non worked I was in bits .... 2 children under the age of 6.. I get the aura the paralysis too which is an issue as it's effected my breathing the confusion and inability to speak/eat/drink etc I then tried amytriptaline!! Never again it's an old style anti-depressant and it hit me hard! I was a walking zombie so spaced out and disrespondant Then came propranolol and what a lifesaver I'm on 40mg x3 daily and from.someone who'd suffer daily upto 4 times each day im now down to 1 every 2 months Excellent!! No adverse side effects nothing"

   
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Mrsb2013 (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 4, 2016

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"This medication has helped tremendously. I went from having 15+ headaches a month that were a 8 or 9 to 2-3 headaches a month that are a 3 at most. For me it worked extremely well."

   
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Brie9898 June 26, 2016

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"Propranolol has been very effective for my migraines. Though I probably am on too low a dose at 60mg a day. As far as side effects, I have had none. And I have been on it for years and haven't gained one ounce."

   
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Gval June 22, 2016

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Inderal (propranolol): "I'm a 61 year old man, I took Inderal LA 60mg for a year. For about 8 months it worked well, migraines would start and then go away after 5 to minutes. It caused me to gain 15 pounds even with dieting and exercise, it also causes ED but I was able to fix that with 5mg Cialis. In the last 2 months It has stopped preventing the migraines and causes problems with fatigue and at times shortness of breath, and the Cialis is no longer working (a big problem as far as I am concerned and my girlfriend too). It never stopped migraines caused by food triggers of which I have many."

   
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mrhotel_ca (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 20, 2016

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"I never had "headache" in my life until high school, when I had my first migraine. Beyond the pain, it was completely debilitating; I lost my equilibrium, I was vomiting, had extreme light and sound sensitivity. After nearly a decade of doctor visits, food/beverage intake tracking, blood tests, etc. without finding an answer, I was finally referred to a neurologist. I had been prescribed Imitrex (had just become available in pill form), but it was never in my system long enough to work for me. At this point, I was having approx. 3 migraines per week, some lasted 1 day, others lasted 3. I was prescribed propranolol 60mg daily for 6 months. I rarely have migraines anymore (only 1-3 per year)."

   
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KellyVB (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 14, 2016

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"I used this drug for 7 years for my headaches as well as panic attacks. Just since about 4 months ago I started feeling really dizzy and light headed. My doctor is saying that she thinks it is being caused by this med. So I had to go through a 6 week detox to get off of it. Not at all fun, I was very sick the whole time. I loved the drug when it worked but now I am left feel awful because I have nothing to take it's place."

   
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Smart Girl 0303 June 2, 2016

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"I've been taking 100 milligrams of propranolol for 1 year now and it has reduced the number of migraines significantly. I still take Imitrex when I do get a migraine but not as often. Propranolol does however cause impotence. I have seen the number of comments regarding weight gain but I actually started taking Cymbalta at the same time and lost 30 pounds so I have no comment on that issue."

   
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jvillari May 29, 2016

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"At 35 I was put on propranolol for anxiety, migraine, and hypertension... Complete impotence, Non responsive, nada... Nothing, even with the 100MG of Viag."

   
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Cm156000 May 4, 2016

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