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propranolol is a beta block which can help decrease blood pressure and decrease heart rate and help calm down fast heart rate from anxiety symptoms and in some patients can help decrease some mild anxiety symptoms
how much propranolol were you taking before? twice a day?
do you have anxiety symptoms? there are other medications which can help with anxiety.
if you were on propranolol once a day and you were having light headed symptoms, it doesn't make sense to put you on propranolol once at night time
your light headed symptoms could be due to anxiety or your meniere's disease (which can cause dizziness and vertigo) or it could be due to low blood pressure or low blood sugar symptoms. these would need to be checked.
propranolol pill should be dosed twice a day, not three times a day.
if one pill is too much, then this is not the right medication for you.
you might need another type of medication to decrease anxiety symptoms
talk to your doctor about medications like hydroxyzine which can help
or lorazepam or alprazolam or diazepam which can help decrease anxiety symptoms.
these might be better medications for you.
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if they are too much for you, you should not take them
talk to your doctor about the effects of taking propranolol 3 times a day
tell your doctor this is a medication which should be used at most twice a day.
ask about the other medications to help decrease anxiety which I mentioned above.
we can not tell you how to take your medications
you have to talk to your doctor if you want to stop your medications.
this medication should be tapered down if you were to stop it.
it should not be stopped suddenly. you can taper down for example 2 in one day, 1 the next day and then stop.