Propranolol and coffee

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I don't know your medical history or if you have a mental health history but even if you do, 4.stay away from soft drinks,tea and coffee,sugar and sweets. please don't let the doctors make you feel its all stress or mental until you see facts from tests. Beta blockers should never be given out as a"lets see if this works scenario")if you were my child you would be having a full cardiac work up and then after the test results,if they were all fine,only then maybe, beta blockers.
I have used Toprol, Metoprolol (longest, several years) and now Atenolol for the past year. I moved from Toprolol and Slow Release beta blockers to generic to lower cost. I was looking at Propranolol which I see is a "non-selective" beta blocker, and it may therefore have an unwanted sleep disturbance side-effect. Yet, it is prescribed, I read, to lower nightmare problems by lowering the higher heart rate and adrenalin associated with nightmares. ..
So I always enjoyed my morning coffee, but would limit myself to 1-3 cups. And never after noon. I LOVE my coffee. At times it would seem that I'd get fast heart rates that would be worse with activity or when standing up. I have a structurally normal heart. I've had every test in the book pretty much. I also have pvcs. The cardiologist I saw recently took me off Propranolol which never helped my fast pulse much..he put me on 25mg Metoprolol twice a day. I do notice a difference on it.
Just the other day I was in starbucks drinking coffee and I started to fall asleep. I fell into sleep paralysis right there in the store and I couldn't move! I have talked to my internist, and she has referred to a neurologist who is a sleep medicine specialist. My appointment is next week. I am wondering if you know of any sleep problem that is common in people with autonomic dysfunction. If you can point me to any articles on the subject, that would be great.
Just the other day I was in starbucks drinking coffee and I started to fall asleep. I fell into sleep paralysis right there in the store and I couldn't move! I have talked to my internist, and she has referred to a neurologist who is a sleep medicine specialist. My appointment is next week. I am wondering if you know of any sleep problem that is common in people with autonomic dysfunction. If you can point me to any articles on the subject, that would be great.
I now take seroquel, xanax, geodon, lamictal, klonopin, propranolol)as needed), synthroid, and very low doses of prozac and wellbutrin when Im really really depressed. I am rarely in remission from my bipolar. Im 45 now and still a total mess. When I sought help for depression after getting a dui-I went to a totally unethical and crazy shrink who put me on a ton of psychiatric meds. Prior to seeing that shrink-i never took pills of any kind.
I had to grab the chair to steady myself, again I was sweating, feeling faint, shaking and heart racing. I went to the hospital again and the ECG was taken and again nothing. It seemed these darned palpitations were stopping before walking into the hospital. It seemed the rest of the winter went by with the odd episode and me running back and forth to the doctors and hospital.
you should knock out all caffeine and this means coffee, tea, any sodas with color in them except root beer, limit your sugar intake, no chocolate, stay away from energy drinks or anything that has electrolytes in it like gatorade type of products, drink lots of water not vitamin waters but plain water, try to limit your stress and try to get a good nite of sleep each nite...
So little by little i stop doing stuff because i get the pressure on my head. Now i cant drink coffee, work out, take medicine, run and more things because i get the "headaches". I noticed that i keep getting them because i keep thinking about them but i cant stop because im so scared of them so i stop doing stuff that i like to not get them. Doctor gave me citalopram...but it gave me a headache so i stop taking them...
30 INV. So far so good, tired, head is starting to feel a little heavy, but thats about it. Maybe some cold chills but house is pretty cool.
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
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Also, lifestyle changes are important. Some people keep it minimal and may decide to cut out the coffee, cut down on smoking, and try to eat more healthy. Others put more effort into this, revamping their diet, looking into different supplements (vitamins), starting (or intensifying) an exercise regime, working to improve sleep, etc. You can always start slow and work your way up to bigger changes.
I do have panic attacks mostly at night, i'm awake by them every night, I have 0 concentration, can't enjoy anything cause i'm always thinking about my symptoms and all the pain I feel inside me...
So I am now on propranolol and they have almost stoped. My problem is that we they start up not only does my heart beat heavy and fast but I have also past out. I also have sharp pain in my chest at times starting from under the left armpit to the middle of my chest. I also get bad headaches and feel tired all the time now. I have started to feel very hot and my menstral cycle has decreased from 10 days to 5 or 6 days. They checked my thyroid's and they came back fine.
As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
But, I left the coffee, alcohol and chocolate behind. I made the choice because my 'disorder' is becoming incapacitating. Be strong and confident, deal with this head on.
Meanwhile, you should probably eliminate any gastro irritants and reflux triggers such as coffee, chocolate, citrus fruits/juices and tomatoe sauce. Raising your the head of your bed 12" at night and wearing loose fitting clothing -- especially around the waist -- might also help. I had a big problem with nausea early on but it disappeared later in treatment. It's an awful side effect and I really feel for you.
Following the thyrotoxic crisis and weekly blood works and endocrinologist appointments in addition to constant dosage changes in my tapazole and propranolol medications (to account for the constant varying TSH levels), my last blood work showed abnormal liver levels. Hence, I am no longer on the medication (for the last week), am feeling extremely hyper all over again, and am scheduled for the thyroid uptake and scan with the radiologist tomorrow before my radioactive iodine treatment.
She smiled and looked at the nurse in the room and said actually no I don't think your crazy and I (she) just had a big seminar about it with the doctors around town. She said it is directly related to the hormones in a womens cycle. That's not to say it can't happen at other times of the month. There are "triggers as she said. Caffein, alcohol and so forth. I felt better. I take medicine for it and sometime right before my cycle starts I have to take more because it can get so bad.
About six months ago my left neck began to hurt and I noticed what I thought was a lump there. I went to a head and neck specialist and he said that I had inflammtion of my Carotid artery(Carotidynia). The lump, I guess, was just the bifurcation of my artery that was swollen. The doctor told me to take an anti-inflammatory(ibuprophen) for 2 weeks. The pain finally diminished, but about a month later it started in my right neck.
I experience anywhere from 100 to 800 PVC's each day and can get pretty depressed some days. Since 2004 I've been on numerous prescribed medicines, stopped coffee, cigarettes and alcohol and sex (just kidding), all in an effort to reduce or remove the symptoms of PVC's. I don't want to get my hopes up but 2 days ago I went to the chemist(drug store) and bought some vitamins from the health section. One of the supplements I choose was coenzyme q10 (See http://en.wikipedia.
I posted earlier this year regarding numbness, pins needles and memory/cog. problems and stiff hips. Pins and needles increase with heat like blow dryer, heavey robe, etc. Brain MRI showed bilateral punctate areas of increased signal in frontal region in deep white matter on FLAIR. Not diagnostic of demylinating disease. Cervical showed no convincing evidence of deyelination seen. All lab work came back fine including B-12, ANA, Glucose, perfect. My symtpoms have remained -5 mos.
Even corn oil and deep fat frying of any sort is out of bounds. Only a tiny bit of milk for morning coffee and things like cheese and eggs only on rare occasion. That's why my cholesterol is low. What's wrong? I know I'm not imagining these dull aches. I know we all need instant full body scan high tech machines like on Star Trek due to our level of knowledge as unprecedented knowledge and hyper-ultra sensitive awareness of our bodies and the world may very well be our excess burden.
Ever since then i sometimes (about once every few months) experience this odd sensation and it can become a bit worrying and strange. The whole room seems to have a new feeling to it- everything im doing whether it be walking or typing seems to intensify and become louder yet the actions are very exaggerated and almost speed up (only perceived this way). I find it very difficult to explain fully but i'm worried it's some early signs of a neurological condition or something?
A cup of coffee between 4 and 7. Just one....I get a sputter now and then when I'm real upset. But, as far as the full blown episodes in the evenings....nothing...Sounds pretty easy and cheap, no drugs either....and it taste good. I think that the coffee almost has to be the reason, its the only thing I've changed. I had this around 20 years and i did have times where they went away for maybe a month, but they always came back and i always had them this time of year, always.
I have been to the hospital 3 times for chest pain, mostly on the left side, left arm pain (sometimes numb, sometimes achey), and sharp pain in my upper back. They ran an EKG, CT scan (they thought i had a blood clot in my lungs), and a chest x-ray. Their results where all basically the same, that it was anxiety or indigestion. Now, I have been on Zoloft for a long time now for anxiety, but when I started having chest pains and numbness in my arm, I began having panic attacks.
Hello I am experiencing a flare up of my PVCs and need a little support. I have had them for 5 years and they still frighten me. I would love to hear from Mom to 3. I have gotten stuck in bigeminy for a bit and it is all I can do to remain calm. You would think 5 yrs would be enough to get used to it. Thanks.
When these sites are blocked, heart rate and blood pressure are reduced and patients become less anxious. Because of this, propranolol is useful in treating chest pain, high blood pressure, and excessive nervousness. Unfortunately, propranolol often makes breathing disorders, such as asthma, worse because it tends to constrict breathing passages and sometimes causes fluid to build up in the lungs if it excessively depresses the heart.
GP put me on citalopram which I went along w/ just to be cooperative, and propranolol to help regulate what he viewed as anxiety-induced tachy. Did not seem to find it significant that symptoms did not occur during periods of actual mental anxiety. Said it might be pheochromocytoma, but that he wouldn't bother testing as that's so rare. Ashamed to say I didn't and still haven't actually demanded said testing.
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