posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 01:20 PM
Inderal is used for high blood pressure.
I doubt you were given it for migraines.
The doctor obviously measured your BP and found it high.
But he could have suspected your migraines due to high BP.
But high BP causing migraines isn't always constant high BP, it can be from stressful things.
But you have been on 160mg for 1.5 years, that a higher dose.
30-50mg is usually given for stress related hypertension, higher doses usually for serious hypertension.
It is a beta blocker.
Its not usually a problem stopping it only after a short time, but it can make whats called a rebound effect, even higher than normal blood
If you have taken it for a long time.
That's whats making you feel bad.
You should not stop taking it unless on doctors advice, and even then I have known some people to at least need something else temporarily for a week
or so to get off it.
I think my friend got given Valium for 2 weeks because that slightly lowers bp.
Propranolol (INN) is a non-selective beta blocker mainly used in the treatment of hypertension.
This medication is very widely known to have this effect when stopping it suddenly.
It is best to talk to the Dr and ask how to get off it.
Gradually decreasing has been shown to work.