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Doctor insights on: Migraine Prevention With Propranolol (Inderal)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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On 60 mg of Inderal (propranolol) for migraine. Have daily chest pain that radiates to my left arm, jaw, throat esp. When Inderal (propranolol) wears off. What could this be?

On 60 mg of Inderal (propranolol) for migraine. Have daily chest pain that radiates to my left arm, jaw, throat esp. When Inderal (propranolol) wears off. What could this be?

Chest pains: Regardless the cause, could be only muscle pain or Inderal (propranolol). However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches every single day? I suffer migraines and I take inderal (propranolol) for them but I'm still getting really frequent and hard headaches!

Migraines: Migraines are generally triggered by certain foods or food additives, poor sleep, stress, frequent use of analgesic or anti headache medications, and hormonal conditions (like thyroid disorders). Inderal (propranolol) is a great medication but requires that you practice adequate diet and sleep pattern. Rebound headaches occur when using frequent pain medications. Check with your md for proper diet and tx. ...Read more

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I'm taking lisnopril 10mg for high bp, I was just added propranolol 80mg ER for migraine prevention. Should I be worried about my BP dropping too low?

I'm taking lisnopril 10mg for high bp, I was just added propranolol 80mg ER for migraine prevention. Should I be worried about my BP dropping too low?

High BP: Adding an other BP medication is always a concern, I suggest to monitor you BP at home and follow up with your doctor and adjust the BP medication occordingly. ...Read more

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3 days ago was prescribed inderal (propranolol) 4 my frequent migraines. Ever since I feel weak, disoriented, queasy. Near constant headaches. Can I quit w/o side effex?

3 days ago was prescribed inderal (propranolol) 4 my frequent migraines. Ever since I feel weak, disoriented, queasy. Near constant headaches. Can I quit w/o side effex?

"Side effects"?: I don't quite get it. It sounds like side effects are what you're having NOW. Side effects are what you want to STOP having. This is not the venue for your question. Call the doc who prescribed the propranolol. You may get used to it OR you may have been started on too high a dose. I always start at no more than 20 mg/day - sometimes 10. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take stimulants (ADHD medications) and beta-blockers (Propranolol) together? If so, why? Diff. Med. For BP and migraine prevention?

Is it dangerous to take stimulants (ADHD medications) and beta-blockers (Propranolol) together? If so, why? Diff. Med. For BP and migraine prevention?

Theoretically yes: Practically probably not. This answer is based on the fact that if you are on a B Blkr and taking a symptathomimetic agent like a stimulant this could cause severe hypertension. Based on studies of people on B Blkrs who took cocaine or were given epinephrine for allergic reactions and this turns out not to be unfounded and not the case. If your BP is up see your Dr and review your medications. ...Read more

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Can I take inderal (propranolol) for migrine if I have asthma?

Can I take inderal (propranolol) for migrine if I have asthma?

Could aggravate it: Beta blockers, such as inderal (propranolol), (propranolol) can aggravate asthma. If you decide to take it, the asthma should be monitored closely. If you are receiving immunotherapy (allergy shots), you should definitely not be on inderal (propranolol). ...Read more

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I have migrane, get very sick. Premedicate inderal (propranolol) and then inj imigran. I read about risk of stroke or similar"? Is there any truth to that? Thanks.

Migraine: There has been reports of an increased risk of heart attacks or strokes with the use of some migraine meds. It is best to follow with your primary physician for monitoring of these meds. ...Read more

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I am taking elavile, inderal, Effexor (venlafaxine) for chronic migraine, 3 years condtition. Prevs taken zoloft, cymbalt, topamax. Will it permanently affect cognitition?

I am taking elavile, inderal, Effexor (venlafaxine) for chronic migraine, 3 years condtition. Prevs taken zoloft, cymbalt, topamax. Will it permanently affect cognitition?

Yes: I see a lot of patients complaining of this very issue. It seems like topomax is the most common one patients in my office complain about memory loss. This is only my experience and not scientific in nature. ...Read more

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If we take inderal (propranolol) for long periods like 10 yrs is there any side effects? Cuz my muscles rarely become stiff n sometimes shaky body? C

If we take inderal (propranolol) for long periods like 10 yrs is there any side effects? Cuz my muscles rarely become stiff n sometimes shaky body? C

See details.: Inderal (propranolol) can safely be taken for years. The symptoms you describe are not related to this med. You should discuss this issue with the doctor who prescribes this med. ...Read more

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I m 45 yrs n I took inderal (propranolol) 5mg and tapper the doses to stop treatment but I got shakky and skip beat what should I do? My treatment by cardiologist

Inderal (propranolol): Inderal (propranolol) 5mg is a very low dose. Did the cardiologist advise you to stop the inderal (propranolol)? You should ask your treating physician (s) what they advise. Without knowing more than is in your question, its hard to advise you but 5mg of Inderal (propranolol) wouldn't be a problem for most people. ...Read more

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Will propranolol treat a migraine?

Propranolol: Propranolol can help minimize the number of migraines in some patients. It doesn't treat the acute headache ...Read more

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What is the use of propranolol (inderal)?

What is the use of propranolol (inderal)?

Many uses: Inderal (propranolol) is a so called beta blocher that has many uses it is used for hypertension, tremor, migraine headaches, mild anxiety, excessive sweating, and to reduce the chances of a heart attack. And tachycardia it is contraindicated in respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. ...Read more

Dr. Marilyn Cox
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Propranolol (Definition)

Treats high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat, migraine headaches, tremors, and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. This medicine ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more