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Propanolol Tiredness

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oasiswaterpool Tue 04-Aug-15 10:52:28

Over the last 5 years I have taken Amitriptyline and Escitalopram for anxiety and migraine with great results. Recently my GP said new research suggests it may be unwise to take these together and so the hunt for an alternative to the Amitriptyline began.

I swapped Escitalopram for Sertraline made me maudling so stopped that Gabapentin made me physically sick. Am now trying Propanolol. My GP gave me 40mg to take 3 times a day. Knowing how sensitive my CNS is I took 10mg in the evening to begin and over the last week. I am so tired just on this small amount. Within 20 minutes I am yawning etc and I feel a little tightness around the chest. I don't how I will be able to increase this sufficient to help migraine. I give up...

oasiswaterpool Tue 04-Aug-15 10:54:11

Have also tried in the past hormones, Topiramate, Antihistamines, Codeine, Sodium Valporate..... Can't take Triptans with SRRIs.

oasiswaterpool Tue 04-Aug-15 11:01:54

If I decided to stop taking 10mg in the evening (after just one week) could I just stop taking it as it is such a low dose??

tobee Tue 04-Aug-15 12:01:06

I've been taking propanol slow release 80mg for over 18 months and the tiredness definitely adjusted itself after a while.

oasiswaterpool Tue 04-Aug-15 12:50:49

Hi Tobee, Do you remember how quickly the tiredness decreased? Am due to go to work in a short time but feel I could go to sleep lol. The Escitalopram I take has a slightly sedating affect as well.

tobee Tue 04-Aug-15 14:46:24

Hi. It seemed gradually over a month or so. Sorry to not be very specific but I had anaemia at the same time. However, I started taking the propanol about 3 months into treatment for anaemia and felt newly sluggish on waking and not refreshed all day. Then I realised I felt better. Does that make sense?

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