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I have had migraine headaches for years. I take beta blockers.   for the last year the top of my head hurts whenever I bend over, sneeze or cough.  ?

I have had migraine headaches for years. I take beta blockers.   for the last year the top of my head hurts whenever I bend over, sneeze or cough.  ?

Assessment needed.: Several issues must be reviewed: 1, sleep problems? Even you might not realize that, 2. Any trigger points or painful points in neck as they give referral pain in head, 3. Is there any medication withdrawal or sudden stop? 4. Is scalp tender on top of head? See your doctor for assessment. ...Read more

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What else can I do for ice pick headaches other than use a beta-blocker?

What else can I do for ice pick headaches other than use a beta-blocker?

Oxygen?: Ice-pick headaches are another name for cluster headaches. Sometimes typical migraine treatment (imitrex, etc) can help. An old remedy that sometimes works very well is oxygen. Next time you're having a headache, see if your doctor will administer oxygen. If it's going to work, it typically works in less than 5-10 minutes. If so, it can be an inexpensive, easy solution even for home use. ...Read more

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I'm on both beta blocker and CCB for elevated HR. ive been getting a lot of headaches since I started. Is it a side effect? I'm 17

Dr. Ira Katz Dr. Katz
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I'm on both beta blocker and CCB for elevated HR. ive been getting a lot of headaches since I started. Is it a side effect? I'm 17

Maybe, but...: At 17 y/o I hope someone is looking more closely form why you have such a high heart rate & not just treating the sx's. This would be true if the two are being used for high blood pressure. BB's and CCB's are both classes of meds. Some of each class can H/A's, so it's poss. But, uncontrolled BP, too slow a HR or some causes of abn HR or BP in people your age can also cause H/A's. Why & which meds? ...Read more

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I skipped my beta blocker for a fews nights and I feel blood rushing to my head is that normal? Plus I have a bad headache I just starting twice a day

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I skipped my beta blocker for a fews nights and I feel blood rushing to my head is that normal? Plus I have a bad headache I just starting twice a day

Get back: If you missed the dose, take your beta blocker as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose just go back to your regular dose. Beta blockers are good headache and migraine prophylactic medications. Talk to your PCP for more information. ...Read more

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I always feel lightheaded and headache almost every day! currently I'm on beta blocker and propafenone. Side effects from my meds?

I always feel lightheaded and headache almost every day! currently I'm on beta blocker and propafenone. Side effects from my meds?

Symptoms: Discuss the symptoms with your Doctor. Those symptoms can be associated with almost any medication and so it's hard to be sure whether they are likely to be related to your meds. Your Doc is in the best position to judge your situation. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Graves Disease. I suffer severely from headaches,only on the right side temple. It's not migraine.I am on 80mg beta blocker?

I have been diagnosed with Graves Disease. I suffer severely from headaches,only on the right side temple. It's not migraine.I am on 80mg beta blocker?

The beta blocker: will only blunt some of the effects of the elevated thyroid level. The basic thyroid problem still needs to be treated either with radioiodine or anti-thyroid drigs. Work w/your physician, Also, have your eyes checked with an opthalmologist. ...Read more

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Had headache, earache and watering eyefor 6 months had sinsus CT came back normal. Ent says headache is migraine and prescribed beta blocker. Correct?

Had headache, earache and watering eyefor 6 months had sinsus CT came back normal. Ent says headache is migraine and prescribed beta blocker. Correct?

Perhaps is migraine: Worthwhile to try a preventative medication, and beta blockers are approved for migraine, but, they may have nasty side effects such as wheezing, fatigue, cognitive slowing, exercise intolerance, slowing of pulse and dropping of blood pressure, and depression. Other meds may be tolerated better such as topirimate or divalproex sodium. Perhaps, see a neurologist who focuses in headache management. ...Read more

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Wat do beta blockers do?

Wat do beta blockers do?

Beta-blockers: Beta blockers is a class of drugs that affect beta-adrinergic receptors. There are at least two of those that beta-blockers block, known as beta-1 and beta-2. They are found in different body tissues and blocking beta-1 and beta-2 receptors exercises certain effect on the tissues where those are located. Beta-blockers are frequently used in people with high blood pressure, arrhythmia, heart issues. ...Read more

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What do beta blockers do?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers block beta receptors. Beta receptors are molecular structures on certain cells which when beta agonists attach to them cause effects like increased heart rate and blood pressure. The beta blockers attach and the beta agonists can't hook up and cause the increase in heart rate and blood pressure ...Read more

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Can I excercise taking beta blockers?

Can I excercise taking beta blockers?

Yes: You may not reach your previous target heart rates due to blunting of the rate by the medicine, but you will still get the physical benefits of exercise. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed beta blockers, what are these?

I have been prescribed beta blockers, what are these?

Receptor Blockers: Beta is short for beta adrenergic receptor and beta blockers inhibit these receptors that are stimulated primarily by epinephrine and norepinephrine, our "fight or flight" hormones. The importance in heart disease is that many disorders like a failing heart or heart attack are worsened by increased heart rate and demand on the heart. Beta blockers reduce this effect and help improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Could beta blockers treat anxiety?

Could beta blockers treat anxiety?

That is one approach: Beat blockers are sometimes used to stop physical anxiety symptoms (especially w social anxiety disorder). It can help to reduce fast heart rate, blushing, shaking ; sweating heavily. ...Read more

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Do beta blockers low dose effective ?

Do beta blockers low dose effective 
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Likely, Yes ?dose: Beta blockers work over a wide dose range( for example - from 25 mg-100 mg of Metoprolol). WE can be more helpful to you if you tell us the name of the beta blocker and what dose are you taking daily??? ...Read more

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Are beta-blockers effective for syncope?

Are beta-blockers effective for syncope?

No good data: A randomized trial showed that there is no statistically significant benefit to beta blockers in the treatment of syncope. That said, many cardiologists still use beta blocker to treat patients. ...Read more

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Do beta blockers sometimes cause hypoglycemia?

Do beta blockers sometimes cause hypoglycemia?

No: Beta blockers may mask some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia but would not cause it! ...Read more

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Could fluxotime and or beta blockers kill you?

Maybeq: Any drug can kill you if you take enough. It also depends on which beta blocker - fluoxitine can interfere with hepatic metabolism of certain BBs so a non-hepatic metabolism BB would be less susceptible. ...Read more