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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest medicine for sinus tachycardia

Began taking Propranolol over 40 years ago for Sinus Tachycardia---30 mg/da. In later years, dosage was increased to treat palpitations, etc. I am still taking 80 mg/da and it works good for the heart associated problems. But, recently, I went on a strict diet, lost 25 pounds, to get to my desired weight. Do not know if the diet change is related to my new problems. For the past two weeks, If I take 80 mg, my blood pressure drops to 60 or sometimes, below, on the bottom number (forgot the correct name). Three days ago I dropped the propranolol to 40 mg/da---and I did it too fast. Palpitations and rhythm problems surfaced, again---but the blood pressure issue was resolved. So now, I am gradually increasing propranolol back to as close to 80 as I can stand---and still maintain reasonable blood pressure. There seems to be no happy medium for these two issues. Do you have any suggestions or alternatives? E-mail: YYYY@YYYY
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
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Consult a cardiologist and get evaluated.

A detailed evaluation is required.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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