Propranolol and heart rate

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4155003 tn?1351617911 Yes aslongest your not taking any medication, u can drink, but dont abuse is bad for your heart, & head... Beta blockers are good for lower bp and heart rate, or after heart attack or heart surgery, just take care eat healthy, n acohol might be good for ur heart or might be bad for ur heart, talk to your doctor.. Ask for advice... Best of luck...
336415 tn?1212363142 So I think taking Propranolol is thebetter choice. My heart rate is slower and feel so much more relaxed.
Avatar f tn These hormones prepare the body for the “fight or flight response” by making the heart beat faster and constricting blood vessels to get more blood to the core of the body instead of the extremities. Constriction of blood vessels and increase in heart rate does raise blood pressure, but only temporarily – when the stress reaction goes away, blood pressure returns to its pre-stress level.
Avatar f tn Being that this medication is used for blood pressure, 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 My OB put me back in propranolol today and said it should help with the palpitations but I’m concerned because my heart rate seems really low to me and I know it lowers it to help blood pressure. Also I’m nursing I was told that it palpitations could be caused by that?? I have no family history of heart failure, disease or anything so I’m not sure if that makes a difference. What could cause all of these?
612551 tn?1450025775 Stop all of the drugs and their debilitating and potentially life-threatening side effects, and get swimming goggles and start lap-swimming at a pool for 45 minutes a day stopping every 5 minutes to let your heart relax. You will see a steady drop in your resting heart-rate over weeks and months and, if you continue the program, you won't need Beta Blockers or Calcium Channel-Blockers because your heart-rate will be down to where your doctor will have no reason to prescribe them.
1115678 tn?1258816429 so my doc just prescribed me propranolol for my fast heart beat. its only 10 mg two times a day. i hate taking meds and just wondering if this is a pretty safe med to take. i know 10 mg is a low dose but im a small person, 100 lbs, 24 years old. i guess my biggest fear is my heart rate and/or bp will drop to low. so is this a safe med to try?
Avatar m tn Can I take such doses of propranolol (20mg-30mg daily) for prolonged time?? My resting heart rate is 72-75 (slighlty lower when on propranolol) and my BP is 130-80 (120-80 when on propranolol). When I swim I observed that my heart beats less forcefully but I can do my routine without any problems. The only side effect that I observed is that my hands get numb when I sleep and are slightly cold in the morning.
Avatar m tn Does anyone know how propranolol effects exercise? I do triathlon and train using a heart rate monitor. I am wondering if I would be able to progress athletically given my heart rate would be lowered substantially?
Avatar f tn Of course all blood work came back ok and I didnt have a heart attack but they said that when I just casually walk my heart rate is to high so they put me on Propranolol. I had a bad bout with Amytriptaline 3 years ago and Ive never taken any meds but 1 since out of fear of dying. Since I have been on the med things are much better but its like my heart is fighting the meds to skip. I just feel uncomfortable and still out of breath when I walk.
Avatar f tn I've been taking panic attacks for the last week or so and went to the doctor telling her I had been having bad heart palpitations and pains in my chest and she is referring me to a heart palpitation specialist but she gave me propranolol because she thinks it may be anxiety, but I'm lying in my bed just watching TV and my heart rate is 51 - 60 roughly bpm, is this too low should I be worried I'm such a panicked and I would just like someone to try and put my mind at rest :(???
Avatar f tn Psychiatrists, in my experience, range from clueless to really good, so it's still a bit of a crapshoot, but at least they do specialize in the use of drugs to treat anxiety -- that's all they do, so they're not also busy diagnosing and treating the flu and heart problems and body pain etc. So theoretically they become much more expert in it and the interactions between drugs and things like quitting smoking and also in the appropriate drugs to prescribe for a certain condition.
Avatar f tn OK, PLEASE i am asking you to NOT STOP taking the Paxil cold turkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will go into withdrawal and may suffer greatly. If you think that your having a hard time now then just wait until your brain starts to crave the Paxil and then you'll know what is is like to suffer. Many people on this web-site have done the same thing that you are posing to do and have screamed out to anyone to hear and help them.
Avatar m tn My heart rate was like 90-110 bpm when i was at the doctor and she says that there is nothing wrong with my heart except the elevated heart rate. During the day my heart rate is always high especially after i wake up It always calms down a little after i work out. I am a little lost idk what is causing this. Any opinion is more than welcome. My question is can anxiety cause constant elevated heart rate?
Avatar n tn I originally was taking it for anxiety, but now i feel as though it is good for my drug problem and saves me from having a heart attack. Is this true? Because I feel as though the propranolol slows down my heart rate and makes my pulse lower than it would be if i just did coke. I'm trying to fix my problem but i want to know if the combination of coke and propranolol is dangerous. Please provide me with an answer.
Avatar f tn I have Graves disease and was put on Methimzole and Propranolol. The combination relieved my hyper symptoms and I was losing weight while on those meds. Eventually it tapered off. I have read thatbwhen you are Hyper you eat much more, I didn't find that to be true, I was so hyper, I could barely eat. I loss over 15 lbs. Once me levels lowered, they did keep me on the dosage ( it was 10 mg per day).
Avatar n tn One night when I was about to sleep, I checked my heart rate and it was 62. I heard normal heart rate should be between 60 - 100. Mine seems to be slipping down. This gave me a small panic attack and my anxiety is back. I heard that slow heart rates can cause sudden death. I am afraid for my health. I cannot stop on Carbimazole and the little Propranolol that I take. Should I approach a specialist or do you thing that this condition is benign?
1475202 tn?1388955435 I take propranolol 80 mg er once daily. Objective is to maintain a resting heart rate of 50-60 bpm since I have grade three varices caused from portal hypertension a symptom of stage C decompensated cirrhosis. Since beginning this new medications (taken before bed) I wake up many morning with my heart pounding really hard then after about an half hour it returns to normal. Could this be a side effect of the medication or something else? Thanks for any information.
1243620 tn?1274794297 Does anyone else have experience with that and also, I needed to get my heart rate down and took more than normal and ended up with it at 102 and my BP 175/110...scared me to death. My average BP is 117/74. Anyone with an extreme jump in BP?
727090 tn?1268842948 My blood pressure is pretty normal with this heart rate. I freaked out and checked my husbands heart rate and bp and his also was 62 while just sitting. But it really freaks me out cause i'm used to having a 80's heart rate. Could it be low because i did alot of sleeping or does it sound like something serious?
Avatar f tn Then you can make copies of them for any other doctors you may see down the line. When you wean from propranolol and find you have returning symptoms, you can always start it up again. But you should talk to your doctor on his/her thoughts on how to wean, if indeed he/she even agrees that it is a good idea to wean.
Avatar n tn I do not know your age but (with a great margin) often the theoretical max heart rate is calculated as 220-age. A resting heart rate of 40-50 is not so unusual. And a few questions that arise are: How do you feel at rest and during activity? (are you dizzy or out of breath) How did you measure your heart rates? Was that 70 heart rate max measured at maximum physical activity?
Avatar n tn One night when I was about to sleep, I checked my heart rate and it was 62. I heard normal heart rate should be between 60 - 100. Mine seems to be slipping down. This gave me a small panic attack and my anxiety is back. I heard that slow heart rates can cause sudden death. I am afraid for my health. I cannot stop on Carbimazole and the little Propranolol that I take. Should I approach a specialist or do you thing that this condition is benign?
Avatar m tn And no, it's not only a panic disorder problem, I mean a panic attack last 10 min and the heart rate return to normal rate after the panic attack... What I live is very different since the tachycardia last almost all day long... Only have normal heart rate at around 75-80 when I stay sit for more than 30 min like when I watch tv... One more strange thing is that when I lay down in my bed my heart rate increase... Before lying down in my bed was the best solution to stop the rapid heart rate...
Avatar m tn If you ask for a 24 hour EKG test, the doctor will see if your heart rate drops during the night. If it does, maybe you are just constantly stressed? A heart rate of 130 while taking 160 mg of propranolol is fairly high, but with normal echo, normal blood pressure (not low), and normal sinus rhythm/tachycardia, cardiac causes for your rapid heart rate is more or less ruled out, and maybe you should visit a GP or internist for further testing?
Avatar f tn my heart rate also went up at a rates similar to yours, i noticed this on a hot day, or after mild exertion, or slightly stressful incident (e.g. traffic!). only on the rare occasion when this happened - if it hadn't gone down in an hour - i would reach for a quarter tablet of betablocker, just to help. esp if it was keeping me awake...
Avatar m tn As Bypeep said, they are excellent for palps occuring with stress, adrenaline, caffeine, high heart rate, (that's my personal experience too) but they significantly reduce the heart rate and can cause more bradycardia-induced PVCs (and PACs). Nadolol works the same way as propranolol by the way, they are both nonselective. In my experience, nonselective beta blockers are better to manage anxiety-induced palps, and they also remove some anxiety.
Avatar n tn So i was recently given propranolol 4x10mg daily for anxiety and was wondering if i would experience weight gain on such a low dose? I would also like to lose weight, but with me not being able to get my heart in target zone, im wondering will i find it hard to lose weight? Also how safe is exercising/weight lifting on this medication. Feels really weird that my heart does not pound when running!
Avatar f tn he also prescribed me propranolol , which i'm terrified to take because it drops BP and your heart rate. although seeing my primary today also insisted that i take it and it could help with my constant anxiety, i've been on paxil cr 25mg for about 8-9 years. SO, my doctors want me to up my paxil cr from 25mg, to 37.5mg. because i'm too afraid to change my med again and have a bad reaction id rather wait and see a physciatrist. also was given 10 pills of ativan 0.