Propranolol and low blood pressure

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1232907_tn?1367475337 My doctor put me on Propranolol 20mg 3 x a day due to high HR however my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> is usually low. What should I do? Should tis concern me?
Avatar_f_tn I've been taking Propranolol for high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> tachycardia(10mg at 8am, 2pm, and 8pm) for about 18 days now, and four days ago I woke up feeling quite dizzy. Since then it seemed to get better, but now I feel lethargic, dizzy, and generally unwell. Is it my drug? Note: I'm a 15-year-old male.
Avatar_f_tn Being that this medication is used for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span>, my heartrate has slowed to a point that the neurologist isn't comfortable chancing a further increase in dose (and a further lowering of heart rate). I have not but one time experienced the somewhat common side effect of muscle weakness. The one time that I did, I was sitting idle for a long time one evening and got up very abruptly, finding that my legs were completely nonfunctional for just long enough for me to collapse.
Avatar_f_tn The ER doc told me that my levels were to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>low</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I researched my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> work over the past few years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my levels are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>low</span> all the time. Emedicine health says the same thing but my Internal Medicine doc told me that my levels are not low enough to cause or amplify my PVC's. Im going to ask the cardiologist today.
769503_tn?1238499921 She was put on medication for a short time, but the pb dropped too <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>low</span>. My mother has diabetes, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> always went up when she had an infection. What the doctor can do, is take into account your own blood pressure readings - record the time and date when you check your pb.. Or he can get you to wear a blood pressure monitor that you wear around your waist and this will take readings at different times of the day. There is also a pb monitor that is used on the wrist.
Avatar_f_tn it is a fairly safe drug to take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> perfect if u have high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span>. maybe you should give it a chance <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> see how you feel.... although it can take up to a couple of months for the full effects of Propranalol to become apparant.
769503_tn?1238499921 You need to be relaxed and not talk when your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> is being taken. Any stress <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> anxiety will also increase your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span>, so try and avoid stressful situations. Cut down on your intake of salt which is know to raise blood pressure. Do relaxation to low stress levels. Make an appointment to see your doctor.
769503_tn?1238499921 If you are taking your own blood pressure, do bear in mind that if you are rushing about, had a cup of coffee just before, talking, all these things will not give you a correct reading and the blood <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> will be higher than normal. You need to be relaxed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> not talk when your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> is being taken. Any stress and anxiety will also increase your blood pressure, so try and avoid stressful situations. Cut down on your intake of salt which is know to raise blood pressure.
Avatar_n_tn It can contribute to increasing your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> despite keeping your heart rate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>low</span>. There is no medication that will make the use of cocaine less dangerous. I know it is very addictive but you need to get help. Professional help or at least some form of drug rehab is usually necessary if you can't stop. I hope this helps.
Avatar_n_tn My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> runs on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>low</span> side, so if yours does not perhaps you can tolerate much more Propranolol than I can. I have found that oftentimes, the Propranolol will not take effect until two hours later and sometimes not at all. Most of the time though it does help. What did they give you in the hospital to stop it?
Avatar_f_tn That is why it is used for short term relief and not meant to be used on a long term basis. My point here is, it all depends on the individual. If you have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>low</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span>, you may find that the propanolol will make you very drowsy although the extra adrenaline you get from anticipating a presentation should counteract that.
Avatar_m_tn Is long distance running ok while taking this medicine?(10-30min runs) i know its also used for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> things so i want to be 100% i am not risking any damage to my heart or anything like that.
Avatar_f_tn People with normal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> normal heart rate will often poorly tolerate beta blockers. It would be interesting to know how your blood pressure is at heart rate 58. It may be either too high or too low. Please keep in touch with your doctor regarding this. What you experience is unacceptable and I would refuse to leave the doctor's office until he provides an explaination and treatment.
Avatar_f_tn I read an article this morning on how nerve damage can effect the heart rate. If my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> work is fine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my echo was fine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I have had a CT then I dont know what else it could be. I was getting Neuropathy a few months ago and it went away with Acupuncture. I wonder if I am just still having issues with my heart. Question is how do you fix nerve damage? What is an ablation? I see that a lot on this site.
Avatar_n_tn I bought a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> monitor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sure enought my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> has been spiking. Last night I went to the ER and was all was well until I started dozing off to sleep, blood pressure went up and up. They gave me Adavan and watched me sleep. That did the trick and leveled out my blood pressure. The Dr. said it was not anxiety as I am asleep and it has something to do with my autonomic system and thryoid. Has anyone ever experienced this or high blood pressure with Hypothyroid?
Avatar_n_tn Potential side effects include bleeding, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> leukopenia (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>low</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> cell count). The half life (amount of time for half the drug to be cleared from the body is 42 hours but varies widely depending on the individual).
Avatar_m_tn people taking propranolol go to a dentist, get an injection of local anestethics containing adrenaline, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> get a heart rate of 40 with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> 200/110. If you on occations get a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> pressure of 210/110 without any obvious cause, you should consider ruling out conditions inappropriately increasing your stress hormones. A blood pressure of 210/110 is dangerous and should not be ignored.
Avatar_m_tn Hyperthyroidism is a cause of high blood pressure and high pulse <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span>. Pulse <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> is the difference between the systolic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> diastolic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> readings and is normally around 40mmHg. Eg: 120/80 = 40. Your pulse pressure for your reading of 163/94 = 69 mmHg.
Avatar_m_tn Hi, thats what I think also, the beta blocker still work but only on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> no the heart rate. Also 10mg of propranolol is a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>low</span> dose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> should not lower too much the blood pressure. Normally when I take my first dose of 10mg as soon as im awake, 1 hour later I can feel the lowering blood pressure effect and my blood pressure decrease from 130/80 to 110/60...In the past the heart rate was lowered from 100 sit to 60-65...
Avatar_m_tn I actually was prescribed this med for high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span>, but found relief from anxiety. I've been taking it for several months, but my hr is very low and I have to take two other meds to control the bp. My doctor told me to take one capsule everyday and on the day inbetween I take 300mg of Avapro. This is o.k., but can anyone tell me how I know when to stop taking it? I understand that not tapering off is not wise as there can be some serious results.
1475202_tn?1388955435 I am currently using a beta blocker (Metoprolol) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it is keeping my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> right around 105/58. I try to watch lifting heavy but you know how that can go. I still have hopes of avoiding transplant but I know I need to be prepared just in case. I am actually here in Nashville only about 2 1/2 to 3 hours from Memphis which might give me an advantage someday. Vanderbilt is the transplant center here and I'll see my new general doctor the first part of July.
1318483_tn?1318350782 Throughout my life I have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>low</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> but this has never been anything that any doctors have been concerned with and/or did anything about. The reading I had with the paramedics scares me and I don't know what to think about that. The muscle spasms is becoming a great concern to me, too. I feel like my muscles are out of control! I also have been getting twitch-like muscle jerks. These have gotten stronger and more frequent.
Avatar_f_tn I have very similar symptoms, along with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> that spikes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> then often goes very <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>low</span>. I am taking Carvedilol <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Avapro for blood pressure and Clonazepam and Keppra for the neurological conditions. I couldn't function without these meds, but still have episodes out if the blue. Then I need to rest for several days to regain my strength.
Avatar_f_tn I have had these same sort of episodes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my doctor thinks it is related to my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span>/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> sugar. My episodes do tend to happen after I have been sitting or laying down and first stand up.
Avatar_m_tn 19/3 25mg body aches,especially ankles, cold hands headaches 20/3 25mg body aches,especially ankles, cold hands headaches 21/3 12,5mg body aches,especially ankles, cold hands headaches 22/3 6,25mg less body aches,cold hands, headaches,palpitations 23/3 12,50mg I had low blood pressure and high heart rate.
687614_tn?1244201579 low and behold, if you DON'T take it, you could actually have high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span> until your body adjusts again. I was on 300mg of metoprolol <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 200mg propranolol and lisonopril for a while. I had never had high blood pressure either, it was all about rate aand rhythms. I take coreg instead now and plenty of other stuff but I am almost always at 90/50. When it gets much lower than THAT, but at that, I go to work, I make dinner, I just live life.
Avatar_n_tn Was ridiculed, brushed aside, shouted out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> condescended to. Lyme can evade detection in BOTH <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> spinal fluid so it is ultimately a clinical diagnosis. You don't have to recall a bite or have gotten the rash to get it. I sure didn't.
Avatar_f_tn Side effects of propranolol include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, depression, memory loss, fever, lightheadedness, slow heart rate, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>low</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span>, cold extremities, sore throat, and shortness of breath( ref: http://www.medicinenet.com/propranolol/page2.htm). It is possible that your symptoms are related to the medication you are taking. If it is necessary to discontinue propranolol, its dosage should be reduced gradually over several weeks.
Avatar_f_tn Treatment with both propranolol and fluvoxamine may result in slower heart rate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>low</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pressure</span>. Your doctor may need to adjust the dosage. Otherwise, clonazepam can be taken together with propranolol.