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 2  Palpatations/pre hypertension Skin reddening, face feeling like it was sunburnt, tingling in face and hands, jittery feeling throughout the body. Anxiety seemed to worsen a bit I was on the drug for a month and a half, and I stopped taking it for 3 weeks becuase I had surgery, and when I started taking it again, I got HORRIBLE side effects M 29 2 months
40mg 1X D
 4  Migraines/Daily Headaches Extreme Fatigue, nausea, constipation, waking up 4-6 times a night, cold hands, feet and nose after taking each dose, no urge to eat I was put on Inderal for migraines. I have suffered from them since I was a child. So far the medicine seems to be helping if I could get rid of the nausea I would be just fine. F 32 1 weeks
20 3X D
 5  Public Speaking None 20mg 1 hour before presentation or speech and you will not feel nervous at all M 24 1 times
20mg 1X AN
 1  Migraines, Arrythmia Huge Weight Gain. Also, from reading others' feedback, I am now thinking that Inderal was the reason for my horrible Night Terrors (waking up and screaming, not just a little, I mean BLOODY MURDER screaming to the point that my throat hurt later). For the longest time, I was unable to figure out why I was gaining weight even when I was eating 1200 calories a day. I couldn't cut back calories anymore or I'd be starving. I'm so disappointed because I was put on Inderal after I had lost 50 lbs... I ended up gaining 20 back. It's melting away after stopping the Inderal (just wish I had figured this out sooner!). F 28
120 1X D

 4  Migraines, anxiety/panic disorder Weight gain, fatigue and depression I suffered from chronic daily headaches as well as anxiety and panic attacks. Within a week my headaches were gone and I was headache free the entire time I took it. It also calmed me down, and prevented panic attacks. It was a miracle drug for me initially. However I gained 10 pounds (which I lost once I stopped taking the drug). I also started to feel depressed, tired (I was falling asleep at the wheel) and I lost all motivation. The side effects were just too much for me so I stopped taking the drug. It is unfortunate that the side effects occured, because it really stopped my headaches and anxiety. F 46 6 months
80 mg 1X D
 5  Severe Chronic Daily Migraines A bit dizzy in the begining, for the first week only. I had suffered from migraines since i was 5, a couple of years ago they turned into a combination of severe and chronic daily and rebound headaches and i went through hell trying to stop the pain killers that trigged the rebounds, then i started using Inderal, its a miracle drug for me and i hope it continues to work like that, my daily headaches are nearly gone and i respond better to painkillers.I haven't experienced any weight gain yet but i would rather gain 100 pounds! than get those horrible migraines that took over my life. F 28 2 weeks
30 mg 3X D
 1  akathisia shortness of breath; amnesia; raynaud's (cold hands and feet); extreme exhaustion; debilitating depression; acne; water retention in legs. Also withdrawal symptoms of racing heart and extreme emotional outbursts when I try to quit the drug. Be very careful with this drug. It is considered a "high alert" medication, it is actually for cardiac conditions but also can cause them. If you think migraines are bad, what will you do when you develop asthma, a heart condition or thyroid storm (which can be fatal) from this drug? NOT WORTH IT! For side effects check out the RX list website. M 34 4 years
1X D
 3  Migraines Easily winded, pitting edema in shins and ankles, restless sleep, weight gain of 60 pounds in 2 years, exercise intolerance. Postural dizziness with heart pounding in ears. I am and RN and my PCP started me on this for migraines. I had also been having untreated palpitations and panic attacks for several years and mild hypertension. Propranolol has helped with all of those symptoms. ANXIETY: I have not "boiled over" to a full on attack since I started this med (used to have general low level of anxiety 60% of the time, and an attack about once a month or so, now NONE). PALPITATIONS: I also notice far fewer heart palpitations (from at least one episode daily to maybe one every 3-4 weeks now). I get a bad headache when I miss a dose and one time missed both doses in a day and had a bunch of palpitations and even chest pains. Considering going off this med (with MD direction and gradually of course) due to the weight gain and fatigue. I have since developed arthritis and aches which I attribute to the weight, not propranolol, and other obsesity related problems which are adversely affecting my life more than the original migraines were. F 32 2 years
20mg 2X D
 4  Migraine I didn't think i was suffering side effects, but now after being almost weaned off I have changed my mind, I guess the side effects creeped up on me. I now believe inderal could have been contributing to weight gain and inability to lose weight, (lost 2lbs without trying in 3 weeks since cutting my dose), lethargy, heart palpitations, dry and itchy eyes, blurred vision, minor depression, and cold extremities. It also lowered my heart rate and blood pressure below a normal level. However, the effect it had on my migraines was amazing, but perhaps 4-5 years is too long to take this drug. I haven't noticed any negative reactions to coming off the drug slowly, in fact i feel better for it. I started by taking 80mg per day about 4-5 years ago at a time when i was suffering migraines about 50% of the time and a general headache all the time. It worked wonders and within a month i remembered what feeling normal was again after such a long time! After a few years and an increased frequency of tension headaches my doctor suggested i up my dose to 160mg per day, which i did, this helped initially, but the headaches started to break through after about 6 months. (I now question the advice to double my dose). I've now been switched to 10mg amitriptyline per day which i took for a month before beginning to cut my dose of inderal, first cutting it to 80mg per day for 10 days, then 40mg for 2 weeks, now i'm going to take 20mg for a while and then stop altogether. F 26 4 years
80-160mg 1X D
 4  Chronic/severe Migraine The major side effect for me is the weight gain. Vivid dreams and lightheadedness is another side effect i experienced but has since stopped. The only concern now is the weight gain. I have only been using this medication for about two month and i have seen tremendeous improvement in my health. I have suffered from severe migraine all my life and I have tried all with no help. I hope it continues to work as it is doing right now. my concern is the weight gain, but i will rather gain a couple of pounds than suffer the pain of migraine. I have 3 little kid and i go to school and the migrain had taken over but with the help of God through inderal, i believe i have my life back. F 37 3 months
80 2X D
 3  essential tremor very minor dizziness that went away within 6 months, possibly hair thinning Was originally taking 80mgs twice a day. Reduced my hand tremors about 90%. About a year later I reduced my dosage to 80mg, and a few years later was able to stop completely. Still have a very slight tremor but it has improved greatly. The main reason I stopped was because I noticed my hair thinning. I'm only 26 years old and there is no history of thinning or hair loss in my family. There's a good chance the Inderal is what caused it as I am not on any other drugs. Aside from that I was very satisfied. M 26 3 years
80mg 1X D
 5  Chronic Clusters w/migrane aura None This medication has been a life saver, so far I have decreased the number of clusters I have in a month, I still will have a day where I may have 6+, but not everyday and the dizziness of the migraine aura has decreased immensly. I am anxiously awaiting my neuro's decision on an abortive medication. I previously tried topomax, made me go crazy like I was jumping out of my skin and very irritable (might as well have been in a demolition derby when driving)No kidding. F 35 30 days
30MG 3X D
 3  Hypertension/Severe Migraines Extreme fatigue (although I am taking medication at bedtime) and weight gain. I am at the highest weight of my life; gaining approximately 15 pounds over 2 1/2 year without really changing eating habits. Inderal has helped tremendously in controlling my migraines and high blood pressure...still not sure it's worth dealing with the fatigue and weight gain though. My physician is lowering my dosage to see if this helps my side effects and has added Relpax for migraines and HZT for hypertension. F 37 2.5 years
60 mgs. 1X D
 5  Chronic Migraines, tremor I was originally prescribed Inderal for a tremor. 2 months ago my neurologist increased my dose from once a day to twice a day to help with my daily migraines. I was skeptical since nothing else has helped. I am happy to say that after 10 years of chronic headaches, I no longer have daily migraines!! F 42 2 years
80 mg 2X D
 5  Stage Fright Weight Gain, Slight light-headedness, tiredness. Has worked wonders for me when giving presentations or speeches. During delivery, my heart no longer beats excessively, mouth doesn't over salivate, throat doesn't get tight, voice doesn't shake while speaking, face doesn't get red, and can actually speak without freaking out anymore. Usually take it about 30 - 60 minutes before speech or presentation. However, I do get slightly light-headed, and feel fatigued a few hours after taking it. Also have noticed an increase in weight gain. My recommendation is to only take it when needed, and try not to get too dependent on it. M 37 9 months
20 1X AN
 5  Severe Migraines Terrifyingly vivid nightmares almost from day one. Waking up screaming in terror. weight gain of 10lbs. Told migraines caused by HRT so stopped HRT 6 months ago but continued Propranolol 160mg for 4 months then reduced to 80mg for 2 months. Had no migraine since stopping HRT so with my doctors approval I stopped Propranolol - BIG MISTAKE! I had the worst headache EVER and was bedridden for three days, just beginning to recover now. Please wean yourself off very gradually if you decide to stop taking it. F 42 15 months
160mg 1X D
 3  Migraines Fatigue, lack of concentration, heart racing, cold hands/feet, etc. My Doctor recently changed my dosage from 60mg to 120mg. After about a week & some worsening of my side effects, I am back down to 60 mg. Although my headaches are less frequent, I do have some difficulty breathing, so I now use an inhaler. F 30 10 months
60mg 1X D
 1  to prevent migraines fatigue, no energy, shortness of breath, bloating, water retention, stomach aches, diarrhea, foul smelling urine, odd, bloated feeling where liver is located, slow heart beat, sharp feeling of being poked in right ribs from inside. This drug was prescribed to me by a doctor who thought he could prevent migraines, it was a walk-in clinic, I had never seen him before and he never asked about my past health history. Of course I was desperate to try anything to relieve my migraines so I tried it. I was on it for 9 days and it literally very nearly killed me. I was so sick these 9 days, I thought I had stomach flu. Where my liver is, it was painful and felt like something poking me in the ribs from inside, I could not get comfortable. I was bloated and sooooo tired. I could not walk more than 10 steps without being short of breath and felt like I had ran a marathon. A week before I took this medicine, I ran 4 km with no problems and certainly no shortness of breath then. My heart rate was incredibly slow the whole time too. I could kick myself for not cluing in sooner that it was the medicine making me feel like this. After I stopped, within 3 days I felt so much better, almost 90%. I could not stop urinating after stopping this medicine, I had so much fluid build up I could not believe how much came out. My liver and ribs felt better after I stopped too. This is a powerful heart medication and should not have been prescribed so easily and without cautioning me about it, first from the doctor and then pharmacist, neither of them explained what it was and what it could do. I felt like a zombie on this drug. Oh, it also caused my blood pressure to sky rocket, where before it was normal, F 41 9 days
40 mg 2X D
 4  Migraines Vivid Dreams. I have the hardest time waking up in the morning, it's like no amount of sleep is enough. The weight gain is depressing! I've gained nearly 20lbs. I crave all kinds of sweets, and I want to eat constantly. Take this medication at night before you go to bed. Taking it during the day caused me all kinds of problems. (Extreme fatigue) I had problems with constipation, but I take magnesium daily and I've been regular. F 29 4 months
80 MG 1X D
 4  anxiety none noticted great for me. M 61 5 years
15mg 1X D