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Propranolol: The Drug That Everyone Will Be On.

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posted on May, 1 2015 @ 04:16 AM
I'm on 40MG 3 times a day, and without a doubt it saved my life.

Severe hypertension I thought was just nasty Anxiety for over 10 years stopped the moment I took the first pill, my cardiologist was adamant I would of suffered another heart-attack or stroke within 3months, and my blood tests confirmed I'd suffered a small heart-attack in the last 6months.

My natural anxiety stopped, my heart ripping out of its chest stopped, and I can function a lot better without severe nervousness and anxiety and what not slamming me into pause every moment.

The side-effects for me? Constipation, a slight feeling of "slow down", but to be expected from a drug like this, some cramping, but nothing compared to the mental hell and physical hell I went through from puberty to adulthood.

I no longer need benzodiazepines to control my symptoms, drugs I didn't really like since they became ineffective very quickly, and it took away 90% of my drug cravings I suffered through due to being addicted to multiple painkillers and sedatives, legally prescribed, but drug addict none the less.

I really can't see going a day without it.

It's a good drug for people that actually need it, but I don't see a mass population being put on it because it does have some nasty downsides, and it can be quite a very dangerous drug especially in overdosing on it, and because of many other reasons.

posted on May, 1 2015 @ 05:43 AM
a reply to: Xterrain

I assure you I won't be on this drug of yours

posted on May, 1 2015 @ 06:09 AM

originally posted by: ANNED
I take Propranolol to treat high blood pressure and honestly, it didn't calm me, change my emotions or anything.

They gave it to me to bring down my heart rate but if i don't take it i found my heart rate is still down around 50 to 60 bpm.

They might need to change your dose downwards. It doesn't clear immediately.

posted on May, 1 2015 @ 09:23 AM
a reply to: Bedlam

I was sent for a test for asthma. I flunked it miserably. When talking to the doctor giving the test I asked him if the Pneumonia I was diagnosed with the day before by the same doctor who ordered the test would be relevent. He closed his folder and mumbled something about wasting his time. The pneumonia was verified by a test too, I wasn't aware till then that a test could show this within eight hours.

I had chronic bronchitis, but that has gone away now after I quit taking beta blockers. The asthma medicines brought my heart rate up to about one forty, but that is not a problem. When I sit or stand my rate is usually between one ten and one twenty. When I lay down it is around 95 to a hundred. When on the treadmill stress test my heart rate goes to over two hundred and that is when I start feeling good. When working my heart rate is between one sixty and two hundred, and I can work hard for hours on end.

Tachychardia is an inconvenience to me. You learn to live with it. Doctors always want to take blood to test it and I am always leery about that because I have been told many times by different doctors that I don't make blood well. But the doctors retire and the new doctors don't even look at the old doctors information much. They can't seem to understand that a problem that has gone on for three generations that I know of is pertinent.

My Temporal lobe epilepsy is a bigger inconvenience because I have to eat foods that interfere with my bloodmaking and they work better than those that don't interfere. Since I can not take the seizure medications that is about my only option. It is not like full blown epilepsy, I do not get grand malls.

Everything they tried to control my heart rate and the raised normal BP because of the higher rate, has severe side effects after six months. I have learned now not to eat a lot of food that raises heart rate, like high niacin foods. I have learned I need to consume potatoes a few times a week to make sure I get enough potassium so the beat stays regular. I have learned that I need adequate salt in the diet because my levels drop too low.

There are a lot of ways to control things by diet. I want to go talk to a specialist about my hypoglycemia and hyponatremia and my low blood volume. I need to find out more about it by discussing optional ways of controling them while still eating foods to control my epilepsy. But what kind of specialist would I see, an endocrinologist or a specialist in hereditary blood diseases? A specialist on Diabetis I saw was not knowledgeable about hypoglycemia. The pharmacist told me the best info on it. Eat more proteins and less carbs. But I don't like eating that much protein because it constipates me.

I have good insurance, but I don't want to waste my time going to the wrong specialist anymore. I have many nightmares of being sent to the wrong specialist by the doctor. I need to get a new doctor instead of avoiding her. One that can get things right. She sent me to the wrong specialist for my stomach problems. I had stuff stuck up my butt and down my throat and it was a hernia behind my bellybutton, which the hernia doctor I went to on my own saw just by looking at my bellybutton and feeling there. She sent me to a prostate specialist because of my pink pee, if it had been put in a glass in the sun it would have turned purplish, which I use to test my state of one of my problems now. The meds for the epilepsy triggered my genetic AIP to give me problems. The pills did nothing for the problem.

When you have conditions that are rare, the doctors do not want to look at them. until of course they almost kill you and tell you they do not know why it is happening and tell you never to take the class of meds again.

Looking around, I see lots of people being negatively effected by medicines and tell them they should go see another specialist to evaluate the meds they are taking. I know many people who take ten or more meds, twenty five to thirty pills a day. They have to take pills because of new terrible symptoms, symptoms listed on their handouts.

There are some good doctors out there, I knew some over the years.

posted on May, 1 2015 @ 09:39 AM

originally posted by: rickymouse
a reply to: Bedlam

I was sent for a test for asthma. I flunked it miserably.

I had chronic bronchitis, but that has gone away now after I quit taking beta blockers.

Then beta blockers are absolutely not for you. You can cause some extremely whack lung problems with people that have airway issues.

The problem is that the alpha and beta adrenergic receptors that beta blockers work on are also in the linings of the airway and regulate inflammation and mucus secretion. As you slow the heartbeat and drop the blood pressure, you also tell the airways "go ahead and swell".

A really specific blocker works more on blood vessels and heart than airway, but even really specific beta blockers spill over into lung effects.
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