Propranolol and low blood pressure

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My doctor put me on Propranolol 20mg 3 x a day due to high HR however my blood pressure is usually low. What should I do? Should tis concern me?
I've been taking Propranolol for high blood pressure and 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.
The ER doc told me that my levels were to low and I researched my blood work over the past few years and my levels are low 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.
it is a fairly safe drug to take and perfect if u have high blood pressure. maybe you should give it a chance and see how you feel.... although it can take up to a couple of months for the full effects of Propranalol to become apparant.
It can contribute to increasing your blood pressure despite keeping your heart rate low. 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.
My blood pressure runs on the low 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?
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 low blood pressure, you may find that the propanolol will make you very drowsy although the extra adrenaline you get from anticipating a presentation should counteract that.
Is long distance running ok while taking this medicine?(10-30min runs) i know its also used for blood pressure and things so i want to be 100% i am not risking any damage to my heart or anything like that.
People with normal blood pressure and 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.
I read an article this morning on how nerve damage can effect the heart rate. If my blood work is fine and my echo was fine and 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.
I bought a blood pressure monitor and sure enought my blood pressure 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?
Potential side effects include bleeding, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea and leukopenia (low blood 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).
people taking propranolol go to a dentist, get an injection of local anestethics containing adrenaline, and get a heart rate of 40 with blood pressure 200/110. If you on occations get a blood 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.
Hi, thats what I think also, the beta blocker still work but only on the blood pressure and no the heart rate. Also 10mg of propranolol is a low dose and 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...
I actually was prescribed this med for high blood pressure, 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.
I am currently using a beta blocker (Metoprolol) and it is keeping my blood pressure 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.
Throughout my life I have had low blood pressure 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.
I have had these same sort of episodes and my doctor thinks it is related to my blood pressure/blood sugar. My episodes do tend to happen after I have been sitting or laying down and first stand up.
low and behold, if you DON'T take it, you could actually have high blood pressure until your body adjusts again. I was on 300mg of metoprolol and 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.
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Treatment with both propranolol and fluvoxamine may result in slower heart rate and low blood pressure. Your doctor may need to adjust the dosage. Otherwise, clonazepam can be taken together with propranolol.
Side effects of propranolol include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, depression, memory loss, fever, lightheadedness, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, 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.
So the blood finds other routes to flow back up and into your heart. These veins don't normally carry this much blood. So the pressure builds up. Like trying to put a lot of water through a thin water hose. This is called portal hypertension. This process enlarges the veins in your esophagus and in your intestines. If the pressure becomes too high for the veins to handle, they burst and then a cirrhotic will either vomit blood or defaecate blood. This can be a life-threatening condition.
Propranolol have very low effect on the blood pressure, as it contract blood vessels. It has, however, a stronger effect on anxiety-related tachycardia as it slows the symp. nerve system. It also slows HR reaction towards stress. I was evacuating people a couple of hundred meters from a terrorist attack last friday and my HR wasn't above 120 I think.. Metoprolol, atenolol, etc. have a stronger BP reducing effect.
LOL I am determined to find the right combination to cure this aggravating condition, and would greatly appreciate any advice!! I stopped the propranolol because it was dropping my blood pressure too low. I recently quit smoking, stopped all caffeine and limit my sugar intake. Thanks for your time and input!!
I also have problems with muscle fatigue which no one can find a cause for. I do not have diabetes. I take a low dose of Propranolol to help with the tachycardia. Sleepiness has been a problem before I started Propranolol. I have no problems falling asleep or staying asleep at night and I sleep alone. Since I have been symptomatic with autonomic problems, I have gradually been getting more and more sleepy. I have sleep paralysis every time I fall asleep.
Not related to anxiety as pulse and blood pressure don't rise also clonazepam 4-8mg doesn't work nor 80mg propranolol. Only meds are Methadone 25mg/day been a stable dose for some time, 8mg clonazepam/day, 20mg propranolol 4x/day. FBC fine except slightly low HB fully investigated including haemoglobin electrophoresis. LFT is slightly off with ALT and GammaGT slightly high assumed due to meds. Thyroid function normal, Cholesterol slightly high, very mild insulin resistance not diabetic.
I have been on Toprol XL (100 mg) and Altace (10 mg) to control high blood pressure for about three years now. My PCP told me to take these about an hour apart. I should have asked why, but didn't. It's really a pain in the *** to take these an hour apart and I end up forgetting one of them sometimes.
As Per pubmed The effects of diltiazem hydrochloride, a vasodilator often used to treat hypertension, and beta-blockers (pindolol and propranolol hydrochloride) on lipid metabolism and carbohydrate metabolism were assessed by measuring serum levels of total cholesterol, high-density-lipoproteins (HDL)-cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose in patients taking these drugs for three months.
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