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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

133 Ratings with 120 User Reviews

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Reviews for Propranolol to treat Migraine Prevention

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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"

   
2.0

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."

   
8.0

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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"Propranolol has reduced the frequency of migraines during the past 8 months that I've been on it. However, it makes me so tired and "out-of-it" that I'm lethargic...so I've put on 15 pounds and I never want to do anything! I can't stand this awful side effect. I'm 46, female, and now weigh 160. Was at 145 before propranolol. The size Large pants are getting tight. I'll be in XL soon if I stay in this medication. It doesn't help that I'm also on Lyrica since one month ago (so now I'm even MORE tired and confused!) Tried topamax in the past to prevent migraines. It did help in my 30s, but not in my 40s."

   
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$dazedandconfused$ April 19, 2016

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"Helps tremendously with preventing migraines however I have instant weight gain around the middle. I gained 20 lbs in 2 months on it and watching what I ate and exercise would not take it off. The weight was continuing to come on. I slowly weaned myself off. I took the weight off. The migraines became out of control,again and I went back on it. I've been on it 10 days and gained 5 lbs. I'm on 60 mg a day which isn't doesn't seem that much I have to find something else because of the weight issue."

   
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Rivermama (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 4, 2016

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Inderal (propranolol): "I had migraine from age of 10 to age 26 when my doctor prescribed inderal 10 mg morn and eveng. No migraines since . Now I am 72 whenever I feel there is a trigger I swallow inderal and as well. works gr8 for migraine. it has terrible side effects too.i started getting nightmares after the first month of starting inderal.to this day the night mares continue.i feel sleepy the whole day and gained weight which went out of control. i can tolerate the side effects but happy no more migraine."

   
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mona anol March 29, 2016

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"I have had 8-12 migraines per month for the past 2 years. The Imitrex 150mg that I take for them has started to lose efficacy, so I keep having these day long auras but not full blown migraines. It's very draining. My doctor recommended Propanolol ER 80mg capsules as a preventitive. I took them before bed and for the first 3 days felt pretty light headed and foggy in the morning, but that went away. But, the awful acidic, churning stomach aches did not go away. I discontinued it after 1 week because the stomach aches and worsening diarrhea were too much. And then I got a migraine the next day. I think it probably worked well for migraine prevention but the side effects were not worth it."

   
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Robota March 27, 2016

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"I started taking 10mg of propranolol about 2 months ago, I used to have around 4 severe migraines a week. I now only have 3 a month!! No bad side effects, for the first 2 weeks I did feel a little tired but other then that there was nothing."

   
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Ilovedogs1111 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 18, 2016

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"I'm 33 have been suffering migraines since the age of 5! It's a genetic thing in our family. Been on all sorts of prevention meds, attack meds, and inderal has been the best I now only get a pre menstrual migraine once every few months. I've been on this medication for years and I will never get off it. I do get tired a lot from it. But worth it over having migraines few times a week."

   
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Jlousully (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 9, 2016

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"I had a migraine for about 7 months before I even went to the doctor. I've now been taking propranolol for about 5 and a half years now and at 21 I am now almost completely migraine free. I still get migraines at times where I am highly stressed but otherwise I don't have to worry about taking sumatriptan when I have bad migraine considering it affected me badly even if it did get rid of my migraine. It doesn't have any bad side effects for me.I just take it before bedtime and no more migraines."

   
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Mirandalynn6 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 12, 2016

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"23-year old female. I've been on Inderal (Propranolol) for about 1 year now after suffering with increasingly bad migraines for about 8 years. I was prescribed Imitrex (Sumatriptan) to treat the migraines, but that made me nauseous and didn't fix the migraines at all. After being prescribed Inderal, I was migraine free, all but for maybe one menstrual-related migraine per month, which the doctor recommended treating with 1 week pre-menstrual daily dose of ibuprofen leading up to my cycle -- which worked! So now I am 100% migraine free between 20mg each morning and night of Inderal, and 400mg daily of ibuprofen the full week before my cycle. Inderal might make you have some very vivid dreams, and cause you to feel a bit drowsy at first."

   
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Risscro February 2, 2016

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