Can I just stop propranolol (10 mgs every 8 hrs.) just two weeks after starting it?

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A heart doctor told me to stop using it but I heard you can't just stop using something like that cold turkey .thanks in advance to anyone who replies.

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    All I can say is on my experience. I felt as though I could cope without them every day but take them every other day. I told my doc he said don't just come off them but ween myself off them. They may not be addictive but you could get some kind of withdrawal symptoms. I'm taking one every other day. But that's me, -you have to check with your gp
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    After just 2 weeks you may be ok just stopping it, but just as a precaution I would drop the dose to have for at least a week, then only twice a day for a week, etc. That's a fast ween, but it's better than just stopping. 2 weeks is probably not long enough for your body to become accustomed to the drug, but still ween just in case.
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    I was on the same dose as you and dropped one easily. Two days later I dropped another but had horrible side effects the following day so increased the dose again. I've not plucked up the courage to try again but will later this week. 
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      I would ween off very slowly.  Propranolol is a tricky med.  If your doctor doesn't give you any advice, I would try 10 mgs every 16 hours for a week then every 32 hours for a week and continue this pattern.  You have to go by how you feel.  If you get bad side effects, you will know you are weening too fast.  My experience is that it doesn't hurt to go slow and give your body time to adjust.  that is my experience.  You have to use your own judgement.
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