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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more


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Is propranolol a good medicine to combat akathisia from antipsychotic medicines? i have heard it can cause insomnia and fatigue & worried about it

Is propranolol a good medicine to combat akathisia from antipsychotic medicines? i have heard it can cause insomnia and fatigue & worried about it

Try lower dose: Akathesia is a dose-related side effect of most antipsychotic meds. Review with prescribing doctor to consider dose adjustment. Adding low dose propanolol to start is reasonable; but close medical supervision is necessary to monitor blood pressure and mental status. Fatigue is possible propanolol s/e. Insomnia unlikely. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Propranolol:does it help with insomnia related to anxiety disorder? i know ill talk to my doctor. i just want to know please

Propranolol:does it help with insomnia related to anxiety disorder? i know ill talk to my doctor. i just want to know please

Sometimes: Propranolol is used to decrease anxiety symptoms by slowing heart rate. One of the side effects may be drowsiness. You are right, it would be good to discuss this with your doctor to see what is right for you. ...Read more

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What is the best over the counter sleep aid for zoloft 50 mg induced insomnia? I also take 40mg of propranolol 2x a day and .5 clonazepam as needed

What is the best over the counter sleep aid for zoloft 50 mg induced insomnia? I also take 40mg of propranolol 2x a day and .5 clonazepam as needed

Chat w/ur Family Doc: Discuss your concerns w/your prescribing doc, whether Family Doc or Psychiatrist. You didn't mention why you're taking your med combo but I personally would try to stay away from Clonazepam & other benzodiazepines which can be addictive. Before adding 4th drug to your regimen, have you tried taking Sertraline in morning to see if you can sleep better later? Short of that, ask doc about changing rx ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe

Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe

Otcs are safe: But that is not to say that they work well. Before trying one, consult your prescriber to give feedback that the clonazepam is not working. ...Read more

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I take geodon, wellbutrin, and propanolol. The doctor i see refuses to help with my insomnia. So i smoke pot to help me sleep. Will they interact?

I take geodon, wellbutrin, and propanolol. The doctor i see refuses to help with my insomnia. So i smoke pot to help me sleep. Will they interact?

Not wise to do so: They could all work at cross purposes. While medications that are prescribed are designed to produce some regulation and stabilization of neurotransmitters, smoking pot pushes others. Not a great solution to insomnia at all. Cognitive behavioral therapy could help. Consider asking 4 referral to a clinical psychologist see: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/insomniabasicguide.Asp. ...Read more

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What is propranolol prescribed for?

What is propranolol prescribed for?

Inderal: For hypertension, anxiety/panic, angina, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, essential tremor, prophylaxis of migraine or cluster headaches, tension headache, akathisias from antipsychotic medications, aggresion in brain injuries, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read more

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I have just taken my first dose of propranolol and i don't feel too good what should I do?

Ask the doctor: Speak with the doctor who prescribed the medication. If you mean really bad when you say not too good - go to an er. Here is a loooong list of side effects to help you decide if you need fast or slow help. I wish people could be better educated about their meds - the whys? Hows? And side effects and alternatives. This may be a start for you. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/propranolol-side-effects.html. ...Read more

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I am taking propranolol .. I can do gym workout ?

I am taking propranolol .. I can do gym workout ?

Check With MD: Propanalol is used to treat high blood pressure and/or heartbeat irregularities generally. Most the time, people on it need to work out to keep their heart healthy but check with your md to see how to structure your program since it could be that your condition means you need a less rigorous cardio workout. ...Read more

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Is it ok to workout and go jogging I am currently taking propranolol.

Is it ok to workout and go jogging I am currently taking propranolol.

Propranolol: Propranolol is not a contraindication but why are you taking it? If it's for htn, then that's fine (it will hold your heart rate down, but that's ok). If it's for angina, you must be cautious to avoid exertion that precipitates your angina. ...Read more

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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