Propranolol dosage migraine

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Avatar n tn If I were you, I'd have your doctor put you on some conventional migraine medication and slowly increase the dosage until its effective for you (assuming you don't have any serious side-effects, of course). Generally, neurologists will start you off on a low dose of Topamax, and if this doesn't work, move onto other medications--such as Inderal (Propranolol). You shouldn't be on that much ibuprofen long-term.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar m tn Hi, sure sounds like it could be your version of a migraine. It can be a bit different for each individual. Propranolol (Inderal) is a good preventive, and a variety of triptan drugs are good abortive drugs. Ask your neuro to try you on some new things. Keep in mind that everyone is different in their tolerances and reactions to meds. But, there's enough out there that something should help.
1125820 tn?1265288046 There is a specific antiemetic called Metoclopramide that helps with migraine pain as well as nausea and vomiting. Since Metoclopramide helps with migraine pain as well as being an antiemetic, it can be taken on its own as an acute migraine medication. Usually Metoclopramide is prescribed with another migraine medication though, such as a triptan or an analgesic. These are the "usual" first line and second line acute migraine treatments that pop to mind.
Avatar f tn Hi! Propranolol has several effects on the body apart as acting as prophylaxis for migraine and tension headaches. It can slow down heart rate, sweating, and cause sleep related problems. Hence, if you want to stop the drug, then please discuss with your doctor. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar n tn Has anyone had success with Zanaflex as a migraine or chronic headache preventive? If so, what dosage worked best, and with or without food? Also, how long did it work for you? I am specifically interested in preventing migraine/headache pain that comes on mostly while asleep (3-5 days a week). Sumatriptan (Imitrex) is an effective abortive, but tends to cause rebound headaches.
Avatar n tn He gave me clonazapam to take as needed and propranolol, but I couldn't take the propranolol every day because I was having breathing problems, so my GP gave me a much lower dosage to only take as needed. Everything seems to be working,and I've been migraine-free since November! Basically, I take half of the clonazapam once per day for four days right near the beginning of my period.
Avatar n tn She didn't know what to tell me. In her final notes she diagnosed me with a complicated migraine. During the appointment she said that a complicated migraine is gotten by 15 year olds. She said I'm far from 15. :) Then she goes to her colleague and they can't decide what's wrong with me. I was diagnosed by the ER with a TIA and then because they can't decide I feel she just labeled it a complicated migraine. It's ok not to know the answer.
Avatar f tn It has been recommended that if a satisfactory response is not achieved within 4 to 6 weeks at the maximum dosage (240mg/day), therapy should be gradually discontinued over a 2-week period. However, in 1 study, the efficacy of propranolol increased progressively between 3 and 12 months of therapy, suggesting a longer trial period is necessary before ruling out treatment failure. Talk to your doctor to discuss the best option for you at this time.
7636042 tn?1392844719 Over the past few years I've tried just about every migraine concoction to make me feel like a little lab rat. I've tried Relpax, Maxalt, Imitrex (oral, nasal, and injection), Zomig, .....so many I can't even remember them all for taking at onset. All either don't work to begin with or work temporarily and then my body says "too bad! we want you to take MORE!" I've been on Topamax, amitripyline, gababentin, lamictal, depakote, propranolol, again...
Avatar f tn If it is necessary to discontinue propranolol, its dosage should be reduced gradually over several weeks. Talk to your doctor about this for proper management. Take care and regards.
778037 tn?1377989800 The efficacy of propranolol in the treatment of a migraine attack that has started has not been established, and propranolol is not indicated for such use. The initial dose is 80 mg Inderal daily in divided doses. The usual effective dose range is 160 mg to 240 mg per day. The dosage may be increased gradually to achieve optimum migraine prophylaxis. If a satisfactory response is not obtained within four to six weeks after reaching the maximum dose, Inderal therapy should be discontinued.
Avatar n tn I have been having migraines for the last 5 to 6 years and i want to know what i can do about them i get them more and more. I have a migraine atleast 7 times a month. I have no idea what to do about them and i hope that someone can answer my question?
Avatar f tn These symptoms seem to be due to migraine which is not getting controlled by propranolol. I would suggest you to discuss this with your doctor as you may need dosage adjustment or switch to a more effective drug. Other possibilities can be poor eyesight, neurological causes like stroke, and brain tumor. Please get a complete neurological exam done. Take care!
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with chronic migraines in May of 2013 and while away at college I would get the occasional headache but nothing that wouldn’t go away with Excedrin Migraine. In May 2014, I came back home from college and began getting very bad migraines that would not go away, even after multiple ER visits with IV Migraine cocktails. Throughout the summer, I began to feel weak, very dizzy, and nauseous in addition to the constant migraines.
Avatar n tn The first line therapeutuc agents for the prohylaxis of migraine include propranolol, timolol, topiramate (topamax) or valproate. As your physician has begun treatment with topamax, i am sure it will benefit you in the long term. Hence, please continue on the advice of your physician. Best..
Avatar m tn Also having PVCs at the time, I was being treated with a moderate dose of Propranolol. I was aware that Propranolol was used to treat Migraines as well. I asked the Doctor if he would increase the dose of Propranolol to see if it would stop the Migraines. He did and the Migraines stopped (more or less, perhaps 1 a month rather than a few per week) and I discontinued the Ergotrate. I continued to take 240 mg Propranolol per day for several years.
194555 tn?1264290523 To help reassure you the website link that you had sent with the message clearly states that the reports in each of the cases were done by an unspecified individual (so there is no way to tell the validity of the source), there were multiple other medications listed in each case, and does not explain if there were any other circumstances involving the death of the individual (including their overall health/prognosis).
Avatar m tn My blood pressure is running very low on it and my pulse rate is a lot lower than on the Propranolol, BUT the side-effects are not anxiety symptoms like I was saying yesterday, I had very bad muscles tension on my face, jaw pain, throbbing headache and more dizziness than on the Propranolol. Today I try the Propranolol again, will try to reset my dosage like you... I mean that tweaking my dosage insistead of taking higher dose less often...
362809 tn?1233510154 He has reduced my Synthroid dosage and put me on the beta blocker Propranolol. The beta blocker should not only slow my pulse down, but help in migraine prevention if that's what is going on with me. I'm trying to get in to see a neurologist earlier, but haven't had any luck so far. With the negative MRI, I guess they assume I'm not going to drop dead tomorrow, so I'm kind of low on the totem pole as far as appointment scheduling.
Avatar f tn I am 47 and have suffered from migraines and headaches for about 6 years. The only thing that helped was Topamax. I used it about 6 years ago for about 2-3 months. Unfortunately, it made me extremely nauseous and my hair started to fall out. I am so desperate for relief that I asked my doctor to try it again, but at a lower dosage. The first day I took 25 mg and felt Like I had "morning sickness" all day. I am supposed to gradually increase to 200 mg by the end of the month.
Avatar f tn When I told him I was suffering from a pulse visible in my eye, he prescribed propranolol (3 10mg doses a day, 8am, 2pm, 8pm) for me. That drug didn't reduce my blood pressure effectively enough so I was placed on Lisinopril (10mg once daily at 8am) just last week. As I attempted to gradually reduce my propranolol dose I experienced tachycardia, so, after consulting an ER doctor, resumed my regular dosage. I am due to see my pediatrician this thursday.
Avatar m tn Do you know that the FDA has approved Botox injections for chronic migraine? (Chronic migraine being 15 or more attacks per month). I am sure you would qualify. I got my first series of shots last December and they made a world of difference. You get them every 3 months, and with each succeeding series, they improve even more if they don't cure it overall at once the first time. But it only lasts 3 months and you must keep going back every 3 months for more injections.
Avatar n tn My ears only hurt when I have a migraine. Also My other question is is can it also cause spasams in the back of my head and on the side where my migraine starts? I take the medication once daily to help with the syncope and for Migraines but it seems to do nothing for my migraines and they last for days at a time and it seems once I get rid of them they come back 4-5 hours later. It is very disrutive and I can't seem to concentrate on anyone thing. I am concerned that there is another issue.
Avatar m tn for the past 10 years I have been on Lexa-pro 20 mg, Ativan 3 mg and propranolol for migraine. All work well with the tri therapy with the exception of the "Lexa -pro" which might loose some of its effectiveness with the INC. I am currently raising my dosage as per my Psych NP instructions to "30mg" Please find another GI, and get you a good Psychiatrist NP, who has some experience with HCV, if you can get your docs to work together that will be awesome.
317039 tn?1193849285 One randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial15 compared valerian (100 mg) with propranolol (20 mg), a valerian-propranolol combination, and placebo in an experimental stress situation in 48 healthy subjects. Unlike propranolol, valerian had no effect on physiologic arousal but significantly decreased subjective feelings of somatic arousal.
Avatar f tn I had been prescribed Propranolol 30 years ago to prevent migraines. the thing ALL my doctors seemed to miss, as did i- was the effect the drug has on not only testing but RT3. It seems that if you're on thyroid med and take Propranolol also, there can be issues. little did I know that propranolol would actually mask hyper symptoms.....having said that, I discontinued taking Propranolol (slowly) and have been completely off of it for a over a month. Here's where it gets weird.
Avatar n tn This type of medication is used to prevent headaches from occurring, and there are several types including but not limited to beta blockers such as propranolol, calcium channel blockers such as verapamil, and others including topamax, depakote, elavil, etc. A lot of these medications were invented for other uses and are used not only for headache but also epilepsy and depression. They have proven very effective in preventing headaches.
1297586 tn?1274109547 Turns out I had hypothyroidism and after a week of meds, my hearing was back to normal. I was recently put on propranolol for migraine associated vertigo and the problem with sudden hearing loss has returned. I have an appointment to ave my thyroid rechecked his week and I strongly believe the blood tests checking my thyroid will come back low and my daily dosage will need to be raised. If you all of a sudden wake up with this extreme roaring and loss of earring, have your thyroid checked !
390338 tn?1206466248 I am up to 125mg of Topamax and have been prescribed 2.5mg Frova in addition if I have a break through migraine which I am still having since I am still in the early stages of trying to see what might work. It is prescribed that I take a 2.5mg tablet twice daily for 3 days to keep the migraine at bay. Also, is anyone using B2 as a migraine preventative. This was also recommended to me today by my neurologist.