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How Long Must I Take Propanolol Prevent Headaches?

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Posted on Fri, 21 Jan 2022
Question: Hello, I am taking Propanolol 60MG to prevent headaches. For how long can I take it? This medication is really helping me with the headaches. I haven't had any headaches since I have been taking it. I have been taking it for about a month. Also, Also my cholesterol level is high. Can I run and do exercise even though I am taking this medication? Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It can be used for a long time.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Propranolol is used for a long time (months or even years if no adverse effects are seen) in order to prevent headaches.

Since you are taking a low dose of propranolol you can do light exercises.

Propranolol can only affect cholesterol levels only moderately.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (16 hours later)
I am taking 60MG once a day and it is helping my headages. I haven't had any headaches. Can this medication cause high blood pressure. I have noticed that my blood pressure is kinda high. Is it okay to run and I am building a house and I have to do a lot of work to it. Is it OK?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Propranolol may lower the blood pressure.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again.

Propranolol is used also as a drug for high blood pressure, so, it doesn't cause high blood pressure.

It is okay to run but try not to over excess with physical efforts.

Hope this helps.

Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (5 hours later)
Dr. Erion, Is it OK to take Propranolol and vitamin supplements like Zinc and Fish Oil? I am taking Fish Oil for my cholesterol and Zinc for my Skin.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It is okay to use with these supplements.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

Yes. it is okay to use simultaneously propranolol and supplements of zinc and fish oil. Fish oil can have known or unknown side effects.

Greetings.
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (1 hour later)
Thank you Dr. Erion, Also I had blood test and my cholesterol level is 229. I am 25 years old weight 200 pounds and hight 6 feet. I am noticing my blood pressure is kinda high. Yesterday it was 135 and this morning it was 137. What would you recommend Dr. XXXXXXX ? I am already taking Propranolol for headaches.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Try modifications in your lifestyle.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

Those values of cholesterol and blood pressure are not really high and, I think modifications in your lifestyle mainly your diet, should be tried first in order to avoid unnecessary drugs use.

It is necessary to avoid food with high amount of fat and salt, drinks with caffeine and alcohol also should be avoided.

Green vegetables, fruits, etc. are recommended.

Moderate exercise helps too.

Try these modifications for one month or two and let's see how it is going.

Hope this helps.

In good health.
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How Long Must I Take Propanolol Prevent Headaches?

Brief Answer: It can be used for a long time. Detailed Answer: Hello, Propranolol is used for a long time (months or even years if no adverse effects are seen) in order to prevent headaches. Since you are taking a low dose of propranolol you can do light exercises. Propranolol can only affect cholesterol levels only moderately. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care.