Propranolol for headaches

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Hey all,

Has anyone had success with propranolol for chronic migraine, tension type headaches? I would love to hear your stories. I have just been prescribed this for my ongoing headaches that I have had for the past 4 months. I was prescribed 10mgs twice a day and am suppose to go up to 20mgs twice a day after two weeks.

Has anyone one had success with propranolol? If so, what dose are you on?

Like many of us, I hate having to take medication but can no longer bare the 24/7 headaches I have had for the past 4 months. Any advice or success stories would be greatly appreciated. 

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    Ace444, I am experiencing the same problem. Headache continuous from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed. What did you end up trying? and what ended up working or you? I have tried the muscle relaxer..didn't work. I tried the propranolol...didnt work. Haven't tried nortriptyline.. I would so appreciate any feedback you have on what you have tried and what you haven't. 

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    Hi, Ive had the same thing on and off over the years. Tried everything from tablets to every holistic treatment and diet.  However I'm finally in day 8 of that headache gone, it's usually with me the moment I wake up all day, and nothing relives it.  I take 80mg of propranolol a day and 20mg of amitriptyline at night,,,,was still getting the headaches (but I also suffer severe migraines weekly too yuk).  Diet has never showed to be a trigger but, I stripped all food and drink from my diet 10 weeks ago and inky eat a ketogenic diet (research it its mind blowing, I also read the migraine miracle where the author is a neurologist but suffers horrific migraine too).  Following the diet along with reading his book etc has pushed me to come off all painkillers....I did that a few weeks ago.  I honestly think the diet along with coming out if rebound headache us what's taken that headache away.  Hope this helps x

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    I am on 10 mgs for 3 months now. Started this month. My headaches has came back. They are bad headaches. Sometimes I may have 2 or 3 bad headaches a day . but I am going call my doctor tomorrow. And see what he can do. Because when these headaches get really bad. All I want to do is sleep.

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