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I've been prescribed 10 mgs of Propranolol to be taken up to 3 times a day. Have had the onset of ectopic beats and flutterings since Nov 2016, due to a very stressful few months. Suffered them from time to time over the years, but they normally go away after awhile. However this time they've hung around making me highly anxious, causing my blood pressure to spike, can be 90/124 over 60/80 in the morning, and spike up to 159/90 in the afternoon, can always tell when it's up as I feel very heady. Have had a few ecgs plus a 24 hour monitor that showed up some ectopics, but was told not to worry, easier said than done. Also had a 24 hour Blood pressure monitor and blood pressure overall was about 124/80 which was considered normal. However, as I monitor my blood pressure at home, I've noticed it still can spike up to about 155/90, which frightens me because I think of strokes. My doctor thinks I'm just a worrier and keeps telling me it's all anxiety related. He has now prescribed the above to help with the palpitations and anxiety. I've started off on 1 a day, and increased to 2 a day over the last 5 days. It was 99/66 at lunchtime today, thought this was low so thought I won't have one today. However tonight it was 160/95, making me anxious, so took one immediately. Feeling very stressed about it all which is not helping at all.. Wonder if anyone here is taking propranolol for the same issues. I'm not overweight and keep fit and don't suffer palpitations when I exercise, so flummoxed by it all. Any advice would be appreciated. Sorry I've rambled. Addie
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