Did you take the 5 mg Propanolol once/day or twice/day? If you only took it once/day, going from 5 mg, once/day to 10 mg twice/day is quite a sudden jump. Even taking 5 mg 3 times/day is 3 times more than you were taking. Instead of 3 times/day, you might try taking it twice/day and work up, if needed. Check with your doctor to see if such a high dose (10 mg twice/day) is necessary.
Is the blood pressure you indicated, before you started the Propranolol or after?
As for the low heart rate - my Holder monitor indicated that my heart rate dropped into the 30’s when I slept. My average resting heart rate is 52-60. “Normal” heart rate is 60-100. What type of activities were you doing when your HR was between 62-72? And if it went down to 48 once while you had the Holter monitor, what was it the rest of the time when you were sleeping? Although your heart rate “ranges” between 48-72, do you know what the average is?
Try to relax, also. Fear and anxiety can have great effects on your blood pressure and heart rate.
There are some things you can do to try to stop the PVC’s, including relaxation techniques, reduce/eliminate stimulant intake, make sure you stay hydrated and keep electrolytes balanced, avoid alcohol and tobacco and get regular exercise.
You should talk to your doctor prior to starting a new exercise routine. Walking is, typically, safe for most people, but again, consult your doctor if you don’t go for walks on a regular basis.
Took that 10mg propranolol last night and in only a few minutes felt dizzy and rather strange and tingly all over. I took it with a small amount of food and water yet it caused a very brief strange taste in my mouth. Nothing like taking a sleep aid for instance. Found it quite scary since I’m alone and only my dog is here and she can’t speak English.
Since my doctor is out of town until Tuesday to ask any questions, I decided I’m too frightened and dizzy to take another 10 mg.
Had to do something and stay on this drug. Decided to take 5 mg 3 times a day (every 8 hrs.) so perhaps that lower dose would not make me unable to drive and I could boost it up to the doctor recommended 10 mg twice a day later on. My pharmacist told me it takes about one month for the side effects to settle down.
Did I do wrong? I don’t think so. The bottle said “Take as needed” which I found interesting.
Just took my 6 pm dose, 5 mg, and got a major tingling all over, small headache and that weird taste in my mouth.
I should be able to accept getting older, needing medicine, but I’ve never been hospitalized until recently. Just lucky I guess.
Do you think taking 5 mg 3 times a day for awhile is ok? My blood pressure is on average 134/62. Heart rate ranges between 48 and 72 bpm.