Propranolol and pregnancy

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Next, I am on medications and I am pregnant. I was on xanax and klonopin before my pregnancy, but since both are Class D I got off of them. I am now on 30mg of Buspar which is a Class B medication and it has helped tremendously. Also, most anti depressants are OK during the first trimesters of pregnancy and even in the third, but there is a risk of withdrawal symptoms to the baby in the third trimester. I am on cymbalta which also helps for anxiety, but I use it for pain.
For these and all your other concerns, the only person who can advise you on how to safely (and comfortably) get you AND your baby through this pregnancy is your OB/GYN. I would make an appointment to deal with these issues as soon as possible. They are causing you stress and that is the very last thing you need. Congratulations, btw! What grand news! You're both going to be fine!
ok that is difficult for u ---inderal/propranolol is used in anxiety situitions as well -like public speaking -things like that --i dropped to 10 once a day for 2 mths than a half of 10 for about 3 weeks and then just stopped ,,i was on it for a good lenth of time cause i had problems with the anit-arrhythmias drugs ,,i too am very sestivite to meds ,,and it is difficult to find a balance ,,,my hr goes up all the time now most morning it 110-120 but dips down after a while ,i have an another are
Hi, i'm 17 weeks pregnant and wondering if it's safe to use beta blockers (Propranolol to be specific) to control my hypertension and anxiety. I stopped during my first trimester which worked out ok but it's to the point now where my anxiety levels are getting way too high for my comfort. Before i was pregnant, I took 20-40mg 3x week which worked out fine. I'd love to hear from others with experience.
my resting heartrate used to always be about 110-125, but the bb's brought it down into about 80-90. other options considered safe during pregnancy are metoprolol and propranolol. propranolol is preferred because it has the highest reported cases of usage during pregnancy without complication. so I would ask to switch to that NOW...let your doctor know that you are trying to conceive. good luck in January! I hope you will keep coming back and update us with your progress!
When beta blockers have been used in pregnancy, metoprolol and propranolol have been used more often than atenolol. These beta blockers have been used successfully during pregnancy, though your child should be monitored closely around the time of delivery. The beta blockers can have adverse affects on the fetus in terms of development in some animal studies. Pindolol and acebutalol are considered by the FDA to be even safer, but this is all on the basis of animal studies.
I am 35 years old and in early pregnancy. I have a history of sinus tachycardia, symptomatic pvcs and nsvt (not captured on holter but causes lightheadedness/dizziness) and take 40mg propranolol daily to alleviate symptoms. I would like to ask is it safe to continue to take BBs during pregnancy? as I have had mixed messages from doc. Also is the nsvt likely to be a problem if I quit taking BBs. I have had ecg, 24 hr holter and stress test (all fine).
My sleeping heartrate was in the 40's and 50's and my usual heartrate during the day didn't go over 130. He prescribed me inderol but I take the generic for it which is propranolol 10 mg every 12 hours. At first the medicine completely slowed everything down and I felt great but here these last couple of weeks I have started to feel some pvc's again and I feel my heartrate go faster when I stand up from sleeping or get up quickly and general times of mild exertion.
but when I went to see a high-risk OB they switched me to propranolol. I experienced no withdrawals and it worked equally as well. Atenolol can cause the baby's growth to be slowed..so my entire pregnancy I had extra u/s to make sure that his growth was not affected...it was not. he was born 7lbs10oz and 20 inches....nice and healthy.
I am currently taking propranolol and so far so good and even my ob/gyn agrees and I'll be 35 weeks tomorrow... Good Luck..
Hello Dr. Lupo, Thank you for taking my question. I would like advice on whether to take low amount of meds for hypOthyroidism while I am pregnant. My current test results, taken June 2nd are: TSH: 0.49 Free T4: 0.83 My dr. left the choice up to me as he said the levels were borderline. I was hesitant to take meds while pregnant, but am wondering if I made the right decision to not take them as this week I find myself feeling quite overwhelmed, tired, a bit chilly, slightly constipated...
Since then I've been taking a low (I believe) dosage of spironolactone, propranolol and furosemide to control my blood pressure and water retention. My question, led by me & my man wanting to have a baby within the next few years, is this: Will the following issues cause complications and if so, how can I get around them? 1. My menstrual cycle is very irregular (I often go several months without a period. Never been on the pill/injection etc. Never been pregnant) 2.
6 months after that I got pregnant again, and I spent my entire pregnancy with my son getting worse and worse migraines (I've suffered from pretty debilitating migraines my whole life, but pregnancy migraines can be absolutely unbearable)....the migraines got better about 4 months after he was born, tapering off until about 10 months after he was born they were almost gone. 2 months later, however, they came back with a vengeance and I discovered shortly after that I was pregnant again.
Since then I've been taking a low (I believe) dosage of spironolactone, propranolol and furosemide to control my blood pressure and water retention. Me & my man really want to have a baby within the next few years, and we're concerned about the possible complications/risks arising from this: 1. My menstrual cycle is very irregular (I often go several months without a period. Never been on the pill/injection etc. Never been pregnant) 2.
I found out I have Graves Disease about three months ago, and it's REALLY bad, and I was prescribed Methimazole and Propranolol, but I'm very bad at taking them. I forget often. At the same time, I just started school which is an hour away from home. I am now nervous about being pregnant because a couple days ago, my boyfriend and I had sex without protection. I've heard rumors that you either cannot get pregnant while your "hyper" or you can get pregnant, but the baby may be harmed.
Talk with your OB/GYN about TTC while on this medication. Metoprolol is a Category C drug while used in the first trimester...if it is used during the 2nd and 3rd trimester it is a Category D. Im not trying to scare you but there are more BP meds out there that you could use.
Migraine - early am - Was high intensity and used hydrocodone. Migraine - evening - Was one step lower in intensity and used tylenol with codeine Migraine - continued evening - One step lower yet in intensity and chose Advil. Hoping that going to sleep with Advil will help it go away .. hate to use prescription meds unless I have to .. it's always a gamble at this point.
I only mention pregnancy, because it was prescribed by an OBGYN. Fluconazole is generally not safe in pregnancy unless in a severe emergency. But Propranolol and Fluconazole taken together will not interact with each other.
I didn't really want to take meds, but it got to the point where it was really depressing me and I had to control it somehow. Been on three different BB's and propranolol works best for me. I can take one or two a day. However, it still hasn't stopped them, and I don't think it can, it just makes you not feel them as much. How many do you feel a day? Mine ranges from none to about ten. Although if I haven't had enough sleep or have drunk the night before I can get them all day.
right ere go,s im 29 female and im 8 weeks pregnant, on no medication and have not been on any since 2008,i used to be on beta blockers propranolol for 5 years and it did help back then as i suffered from anxiety and abit of agrophobia to avoidance,but i wanted to fight it myself and came of them,and have been going worse and worse but ignoring it!
We have one healthy 5-year-old boy and lost one pregnancy at 6 months due to Downs Syndrome and a hypo plastic left heart. In January, I was diagnosed with mild hyperthyroidism. They have tested my TSH levels only twice and they were 0.24 each time. My general referred me to an Endo but I haven't been able to get an appointment after a few months. My general doctor even suggested that the hyperthyroidism might not even be bad enough to treat.
Because there are small but potential risks to the health of the fetus with taking medications to control the SVT, most intermittent episodes are not treated (self limited episodes that start and stop on their own and do not produce low blood pressure), however if the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks of the medication to the fetus, then the first line agents are digoxin and propranolol(less than 160mg/day) in low doses.
I am so worried that it is something so serious. I have seen 4 different doctors and had blood work and urinalysis done and always given anxiety as diagnosis. I am currently taking lexapro for about 3 weeks now.. seems to help a little but annoying head pressure/pain will not seem to go away. Does anyone have any advice?
Hi! You can (and probably should) continue to take propranolol during pregnancy. Pregnancy tends to increase migraines for many women. Propranolol is actually one of the safest medications to use for prevention of them. There are a few studies that suggest that Propranolol has been linked to growth restriction (small babies), so for my patients on this medication, I like to do ultrasounds about every 4 weeks or so to check on the fetal growth.
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.
I found out I have Graves Disease about three months ago, and it's REALLY bad, and I was prescribed Methimazole and Propranolol, but I'm very bad at taking them. I forget often. At the same time, I just started school which is an hour away from home. I am now nervous about being pregnant because a couple days ago, my boyfriend and I had sex without protection. I've heard rumors that you either cannot get pregnant while your "hyper" or you can get pregnant, but the baby may be harmed.
My OB/GYN figured it was anxiety from the pregnancy so put me propranolol to control my heart rate and ectopic beats. I had really bad chest pains as the pregnancy wore on and they figured it was due to the baby. The day before I delivered (August 2006) I got extremely dizzy, pale, and had chest pains. I was admitted to the ER and told that I was going to be induced, no big deal since I was already 12 days overdue.
The next specialist is at the Hospital for Sick Children so we're going to inquire again about laser and surgery (and propranolol). We did try steroid treatment but it did nothing, unfortunately. Hopefully my sensitive DD (she is sensitive about everything in general) will not let her birthmark upset her as she gets older.
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.
I have been suffering from ectopics for 3 years now and they are gradually get worse and worse. My cardiologist tells me that I have atrial ectopics, supra ventricular ectopics and ventricular ectopics. some days they go on no stop and have now destroyed my life. Cardiologist said that they are normal and not to worry about them, easier said then done when you heart is thumpingirregularly best part of the day or night.
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