I also went gluten free to try to help with the headaches. Didn't really help them much, but helped my "IBS" a LOT! Now I can't have even a little bit of gluten, but it is good at helping with weight loss. Can't really pig out at parties and such, since it's often pizza and cake and cookies that do me in.
Nope--still taking the same dose of propranolol. You're definitely right about about low blood pressure, though. Even though I'm still heavier than I'd like to be, I work out alot and my blood pressure has always been low. I still get light-headed when I stand up.
I have been alot less tired, though! I started eating gluten free and it has turned my life around. I feel back to my old self! It doesn't seem to have effected my migraines much, but those are brought on by things unrelated to diet, such as too much time on the computer (work hazard) and monthly hormone swings.
In know there are many beta blocker drugs out there. Your doctor should able to give you another one to try. You can probably look up all the beta blocker drugs on internet, if your doctor needs a suggestions. But, I think your doctor should know them all.
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I take Verapamil which is a calcium channel blocker-which is also a blood pressure medication like inderal. I haven't had any trouble with it at all. And I haev been able to cut my dose in half after I started taking Magnesium twice daily.
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I started taking propranolol (Inderol) several years ago for constant migraines and headaches. It worked wonders for me, so the side effects (lightheadedness, feeling chilly, tired, etc.) were tolerable. However, over the past year I've become increasingly and constantly exhausted to the point where I can't function or think straight. My doctor cut the propranolol dosage in half, which helped only marginally, but also resulted in a a huge increase in migraines/headaches.
Does anyone know of anything that works like propranolol (beta blocker), but without the accompanying exhaustion?
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