A couple of months ago I asked if anyone here experienced weight gain while on propranolol. I was on propranolol for about 10 months and noticed the weight gain around the fifth month, my doctor asked for some blood test to make sure it wasn't my thyroid and we waited to see if the side effect was momentarily. It's been almost one month and a half I'm off propranolol and I already lost the 8 pounds the medication gave me. About my migraines, propranolol did work very well partially. It did nothing to my stress related migraines but as a preventive for general migraines worked very well. The problem was the lack of energy I was only able to notice once I was off the medication. I'm posting this update in case anyone is experiencing weight gain or lack of energy with propranolol and want to discuss it. I'm on propranolol and it seems like I've just slowly been gaining weight no matter what I do. I thought I was crazy because nothing made me lose weight, it was very frustrating. For some people the side effect can be temporary but for some it's not. It also hasn't helped prevent migraines, so maybe I just need to inquire about something new. My doctor said propranolol might slow our metabolism that's why some people suffer weight gain. This subreddit works as a support group for myself and I guess it's the same for you. I'm 16 and have been on some sort of drug for my migraines since I was in primary school (9/10 years of age for Americans), and propranolol since year 9 of secondary school (13/14 years of age for Americans) I'll admit, did see a change in my migraines but my GP said, which i agree with, it could've just been aging/growing up. I've stopped taking them near christams upon my own accord and I have definitely seen an increase in my motivation and energy levels, not too sure on my weight as I've always been a chubby kid. It comes in these forms: oral tablet, oral extended-release capsule, oral solution, and injectable. Propranolol oral tablet is only available in a generic form. Generic drugs usually cost less than brand-name versions. Propranolol oral tablet may be used in combination with other drugs. Propranolol reduces your heart’s workload and helps it beat more regularly. It’s used to: Propranolol belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way.
I was recently prescribed 10 mg of propranolol three times a day for heart palps and public speaking issues. I have a klonopin prescription but really just need something to take care of physical symptoms, not mental. I've searched this subreddit and found many people have had positive experiences. That being said, a lot of my generalized anxiety comes from my weight and overall appearance. I'm reading horror stories online of people gaining crazy amounts of weight on it and I'd just like some reassurance this isn't always the case. I know it can slow your metabolism, but I'm very mindful of calories (weigh my food, low carb diet, etc) so I'm hoping if I'm proactive it won't affect my weight as much? I'm just interested to hear everyone's stories. It can make you gain weight but at your dose it shouldn't be too much of an issue (some people take 80 mg twice daily or more). NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Blood pressure drugs known as beta-blockers could be helping to fuel the obesity epidemic, by dampening the body’s ability to burn calories and fat over the long term, researchers say in a new report. Weight gain is a known side effect of beta blockers, particularly older ones such as atenolol (Tenormin) and metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol-XL). Newer versions, like carvedilol (Coreg), appear to carry less risk of added pounds. Beta-blockers are not the only medications that promote weight gain. Antidepressants, corticosteroids and some diabetes medications are among the other culprits. But with the growing problem of obesity worldwide, researchers are starting to look into the role that medications could be playing — along with the usual suspects of poor diet and sedentary lifestyle. In the new study, Australian researchers found that among more than 11,400 adults with high blood pressure and/or diabetes, those on beta-blockers weighed more, on average, and had larger waistlines.
Evidence supports the idea that propranolol can cause weight gain in a. In the event that you experience noticeable weight gain as a side. Nov 6, 2011. Several medications can work against weight loss, slowing the rate of weight. Weight gain is particularly linked to many of the newer drugs used to treat. The beta-adrenergic blockers, including propranolol, that are used to.