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I had some serious headaches for a couple of weeks and was prescribed Propranolol as preventative treatment. My blood pressure and heart rate had always been normal - around 110/70 with a HR of 70.
I started on 10mg a day and worked my way up to 40mg over the space of 2 weeks (I was on 35mg for 3 days and only got to 40mg for a day), but felt depressed and really tired, experienced trouble sleeping and occasionally had chest pains. Since it did nothing for my headaches, I told my doctor, who told me to stop taking it. So over the course of a week I reduced it from 35mg back down and took my final dose on the 22nd of January.
Since stopping, I have had a lot of chest pain, dizziness, trouble breathing and a pounding heart any time I stand up or engage in strenuous activity. It's better than it was last week, but my heart pounding any time I move really worries me. I've had ECGs and bloodwork done and the results have always been normal.
I read a few posts on here with many people saying they have had palpitations or difficulty doing simple things immediately after coming off, but wondered if it got better for you over time? I hadn't been on it long, and the dose wasn't very high, but I guess I just need some reassurance that this will go away as it's causing me a lot of distress. My heart even seems to race when I change positions in bed, so it really is worrying.
I plan to go back to my doctor soon about all of this, but would really feel better hearing from your experiences too, as doctor's have a tendency to brush off this sort of thing.
Thanks in advance!
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