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Tingling / itchy fingers and propranolol

(7 Posts)
rebl Sun 02-Oct-11 21:32:04

I posted this on SN as I'm a regular there (due to ds not dd) but I thought that there maybe someone here that has some experience on this. My dd has been scratching her finger tips now for about 3 weeks and she's almost constantly doing it now. She says that her fingers are really itchy and tingly. She has severe migraine and is on propranolol 3 times a day. I've had a look on the side effects list and it does say that you can get coldness in the extremities. Could a 5yr old describe this as tingling and itchy? She's not due to see the neurologist for another 4 months. Anyone else experienced anything like this on propranolol?

vickylou2004 Sun 02-Oct-11 22:09:01

Definitely- in my experience. I have coldness in the extremities and get tingling.

RichTeaAreCrap Mon 03-Oct-11 07:59:53

I agree, I am on it too and get really cold feet and hands and pins and needles. I hate them - my blood pressure has also dropped a lot on them.

2old2beamum Mon 03-Oct-11 11:56:36

Not wanting to push in on OP, DS ,disabilities has just started on Propranolol for neurogenic pain. When can we expect to see some improvement? Thanks

rebl Mon 03-Oct-11 15:50:16

I'm not sure as my dd is on it for migraine. It took I think about 2 - 3 months before we had her migraines controlled using it. There was a lot of messing with the dosage before we found the correct one for her.

2old2beamum Mon 03-Oct-11 19:04:50

OMG that long either he or I or both will be off the end of the pier long before then!!Amitriptyline here we come. His screaming is so distressing I think he has had enough.

RichTeaAreCrap Mon 03-Oct-11 19:36:18

I am on it for migraine too. I have seen a bit of improvement but not a huge amount yet. I was taking 3 a day - that was too much for me, I have dropped down to 2 tabs a day now so we will see.

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