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I've been taking Propranolol 80mg for about 10 months.
I'm taking it for High Blood Pressure but it was swapped in because I was also suffering rolling adrenalin/anxiety attacks after (succesful [probably]) chemotherapy.
The doctor took out Bendroflumethiazide but kept on the Losartan 50mg.
The Propranolol may be affecting my sleep, although it had gone awry after the treatment anyway. I take 10mg Amitriptyline at night.
Last week I began, under medical supervision, reducing the Propranolol, one day on, one day off. I've been keeping a note of bp and heart rate, as instructed. The bp isn't bad bad, average 155/82, so the GP has asked me to do 2 off and one on. Today is the first second day, if you follow me. The bp is holding fine but I'm concerned that my heart rate, normally 66 ish, on the no-propranolol days is higher - 100 yesterday, 101 today, although it was lower in the morning.
I saw the GP just yesterday, and I do trust her - but I just wondered if anyone else had experience of increased heart rate while coming off Propranolo 80mg, and did it eventually even out?
BTW, although the rate seems so high, I have no sensation of rushing heartbeat or breathlessness.
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