Propranolol and thyroxine

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I also suffer from chronic migraine and have been on 160mg of propranolol for over two years now and managed to get them down to one a month, however, soon after I started taking the levothyroxine my migraines increased dramatically and now I am getting one a day, I saw my doctor today and he said the levothyroxine can cause more migraines and decreased it back down to only 50mg a day and also told me to take 10mg of amitriptyline along with the propranolol as a migraine preventative and only t
My first TSH (7/15/09) was 90, and as of yesterdy is at 20.4. I am on .25 of Thyroxine due to the fact that the initial dose of 100 put me into a spin of Hyper and I felt like I was having a heart attack, lost 13 lbs, insomnia, etc. etc. Given Propranolol (sp? sorry) for heart rate and anxiety. OK, so for the last 4 nights, as soon as I go to sleep I get these spikes of High Blood Pressure. At first I thought they were low blood sugar spells.
Visited PCP and was prescribed Propranolol (40 mg, twice per day). (3) 9/15/05: Follow-up with PCP. Bloodwork showed TSH = 0.178; T3 Uptake = 25; T4 Free Direct = 1.24. All other blood test results were in normal range. (4) 9/21/05: First visit with endocrinologist. After examination, she indicated my thyroid was enlarged.
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.
55, female,72kgs,5"1'. in july my tsh was 4.7. i was put on .50mg thyroxine sodium tabs. (hypo since 2011)my tsh now is 21.97, t 3& t4 is normal. Also from august 2012 i am on 20mg propranolol and .50 clonazepam for bpd, depresssion, anxiety & quarter of olanzipine 5 mg and fluoxetine 20mg combo. for past 35 years i have been taking sleeping pills. my eyesight has deteriorated over time.
Today I went to see a neurologist today, and hopefully try to get him to get an MRI of my pituitary gland and thyroid, but he only prescribed some Imitrex (100mg), Propranolol (20mg), tramadol (50mg), and ibuprofen (800mg) for migraine headaches, I get them on and off, sometimes they are pretty bad but anyway that was all, and he didn’t see any other reason to have an MRI done.
The endo didn't discuss any options or further testing with me except to continue following my CFIDS doctor's course of action, which is to stop taking the meds for 1 to 3 days when going through a hyper episode/symptoms and take propranolol as needed for the rapid and hard heartbeat and shaking. Personally, I would rather go on less meds and live with hypo symptoms.
Yes ive seen the doc but she says everything is fine. I am on thyroxine but have been on that for a lot of years and those tests came back ok too. Anyway, ive decided to go back.If this is stress then itll never go away cos illbe now stressing over these feelings too.
Hi i am a 43yr old female and have been taking 125mcg thyroxine since 1999 with no problems in 2005 i lost 2 1/2 stones in weight and improved my diet and exercise - my thyroxine was still 125mcg but i started getting ectopic heartbeats (atrial only)in the hundreds a day and eventually some short runs of atrial flutter - constantly felt like i was buzzing and had frequent loose bowels doctors reduced my thyroxine and it is now down to 75mcg - my symptoms have all disappeared except i still get
2 weeks ago i went back to my OBGYN and he noticed it again and my blood work showed a TSH level of 0.251L and Hematocrit 42.3 and Prolactin 8.6. Ultrasound performed showed - right lobe 5.8x2.5x2.2 cm. The left lobe 6.0x2.8x3.2cm. Both appeared heterogeneous. Posterior right lower lobe small 4mm cyst. Impression of ultrasound: Symmetric thyroid enlargement with heterogeneous echo texture, compatible with thyroiditis.
After several years of treatment i.e carbimazole and propranolol I finally had a sub total thyroidectomy in 1988 (90% of my thyroid was removed),I was 21yrs old at the time and Im now 43yrs old. Ive had to take thyroxine ever since ranging from 100mcg - 175mcg depending on my fluctuating levels. Up until Jan 2009 Ive had no other problems except approx 4 or 5 times a year I would ache all over, even the tops of my feet! Ive been told this was connected to my thyroid disease.
I had part of my thyroid removed a couple of years back and I'm on Thyroxine 100mg,Valsartan 160mg,Atenolol25mg,Navidrex 0.5mg for high blood pressure.With my chest pain I also tend to experience a burning sensation,irrating little cough. I've had numerous tests i.e. CT scan on throat, barium swallow,chest x-ray on shoulder and chest, ECG and every test has come back completely normal.I've been told that I haven't got a hiatus hernia.
I forgot to add that my family dr dx me with Graves disease about 2 1/2 years ago and has me on PTU and propranolol. I now am dealing with a nutritionist to try and help me lose weight, part of her treatment was to get new labs done. She is still waiting on the Results of my TSH receptor antibody test. She thinks that I may have both graves and Hashimotos but isnt sure yet.
I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 2010, took a pill to make my thyroid non-fuctional, and am now currently taking L-thyroxine (.125mg) .. All of my symptoms, they thought that they were being caused by my over-active thyroid, but even when I became Hypo, my symptoms didn't change, I just got a few more-I gained 50 pounds within a couple months (without changing my eating habits or exercise), developed sensitivity to the cold, and the neck spasms and numbness).
I lost no wiehgt on thyroxine....well I did but it was 8 kilos over 9 years. I started Armour 5 months ago and have lost 11 kilos. I am nearly back to my pre-hypo weight. You CAN gain heaps of weight being hypo.
ive now been told im underactive and need thyroxine treatment for the rest of my days . but for now gp has reduced my carbimazole and cancelled the propranolol .im very worried how can i have graves one day then be hyperthyroid the next it dont make any sense and im worried my levels will go back to overactive again . i dont want this to hapen cause ive already had one trhyroid crisis . does this sound right to you wonderfully experienced lot. he he flattery will get me anywhere .
It was mentioned that my body was attacking itself and at the time I was started on propranolol (beta blocker) for palpitations for a few months. Up until a few years ago I had never had weight problems - I was always thin and ate whatever I wanted. After surgery the surgeon said that the gland was very sticky and adhered to other structures which he said indicates that I may have had thyroiditis at some stage! Now I am older and studying nursing I am trying to find out as much as possible.
I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 2010, took a pill to make my thyroid non-fuctional, and am now currently taking L-thyroxine (.125mg) .. All of my symptoms, they thought that they were being caused by my over-active thyroid, but even when I became Hypo, my symptoms didn't change, I just got a few more-I gained 50 pounds within a couple months (without changing my eating habits or exercise), developed sensitivity to the cold, and the neck spasms and numbness).
My cardio problems only started once my thyroid went down hill. I find it extremely difficult to tolerate thyroxine and so am still under active. What would be the amount of pvc's that would not be ok?
She said they were common and not to worry about them. To be safe she did and EKG and I wore a holter monitor for 24 hrs. No events; everything was good. Over the past four days I have experienced PVCS while at work along with chest tightness and shortness of breath, tingling down my right leg and was light headed. I am a teacher and several times I felt like I was going to fall over and pass out, but took a moment to refocus and moved on with the same events occurring over 4 days.
Hi Bruce, Just to let you know, I have been increased by 25mcgs 3 weeks ago, and am noticing the fact I get the shakes and feel super jittery about 3/4 of an hour after taking my thyroxine. I am one of these weird people who seem to react to the slightest dose change. I am noticing the 'crashing' effect only a few hours later too. Bleurgh! The thing my endo and I are learning is (in patient terms) that many people have anti-bodies to thyroxine in the first place.
Went back to my regular MD on Tues 9/6 and discussed options --she said she wouldn't change Armour to anything else and gave me propranolol to help ease the chest pains-- 10mg 'as needed' and told me I could take up to 80mg, stay on the 30mg Armour and follow up with new bloodwork in 4 weeks. Said heart is strong and fine as indicated by the ultrasound from 9/2010.
recent nicotine cessation/withdrawal, possible hypothyroidism, history of peripheral neurologic deficit/problem(ie numbness and tingling in extremeties0 and a predisposition to anxiety/depression. I can not diagnose you and it is necessary that you have further evaluation to clarify all factors involved but, it appears that you are experiencing anxiety and possibly depression. These things can be triggered by prior problems or may occur on their own.
It would be interesting to find out how many people are on more than one medication for their mental health. I am currently on 3 medications, Depakote and Lithium for my BP and Zopiclone to aid sleep. I realise this is a very basic poll as it does not show how many different types of mental health problems are being experienced but depending on the response this could lead to a further poll about diagnosis etc.
i have drink 10mg propranolol last May 19 and 20. I have taken it only twice and stop because my body don't like it. My heart rate from usual of above 100bpm goes down lower than 90, but gives me more trouble with my breathing.
Thytrophin PMG isa special combination formula With primary Ingredients of 45 Mg Of Bovine Thyroid PMG® Extract (Processed to Remove Thyroxine), Calcium Lactate, And Magnesium Citrate. Personally I have not used this product and would go as far as to say that it an OTC product. It has had the thyroxin removed from it so I assume (and notice I said ..assume) that you are T4 meds? If you are Hypothroid ...be careful of the absorbtion of T4 meds (if you are on any) with this product.
I went to another doctor for the tremor and she took some blood tests and found that my thyroxine levels were just near the upper limit. she didn't give me any medication except for propranolol for the tremor. The propranolol helps a little but i'm not happy with having to take it and i don't. I definetely need some help.
I have about 8 to 9 migraines still a month and every CT and MRI still comes back normal. Has anyone else has any like this or does anyone have any suggestions? I also have a thyroid problem, and had my colon removed two years ago in January but have had minor complication with both, to say the least compared to other stories I've heard. Thanks for any help given!
I don't have a free T3 and the range for free Thyroxine is .7-2.0 so I am not that high but I am experiencing the symptoms. My concern about the Beta Blocker is that my heart rate isn't always high only when I experience increased anxiety and panic. I wore a holter monitor for a few days a year ago and it measures my heart rate while sleeping at 48. I am concerned a beta bblocker will put me at a dangerously low number.
i have also had a very short bout of atrial flutter - caught on ecg as i was already in hospital and hooked up to a heart monitor - one of my many trips to ER in a panic due to pacs every 10 seconds! i was told it was too much thyroxine and had my dose reduced - that was june 06 and no atrial flutter since but plenty of pacs i was wondering as you are a vet - do any of the pets you see with pacs/pvcs seem distressed - i suppose not as animals are not aware of their mortality - so lucky i think!
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