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Post  Wendy on Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:22 am

I know this is a question for a pharmacist, but it's Sunday night and none are open here amongst the cows and snow, and I'm guessing lots of you have already asked this question and can help.

This week, I started taking beta blockers (Porpranolol) daily. So far so good, but I feel that a migraine is on its way tonight. From what I understand, beta blockers have the opposite affect on blood vessels to triptans, so if it's a migraine and I'm due to take a beta blocker, do I skip it entirely and take a triptan instead?
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Post  Ella on Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:58 am

Hi Wendy, I'm currently taking propanolol as a preventative and am allowed to take triptans at the same time.

Hope that helps,

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Post  Wendy on Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:39 am

Thanks Ella - that's a big help: I think it's a migraine despite wishing it wasn't!
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Post  Jul on Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:13 pm

Hi, I also take propanolol daily as well as triptans when needed Smile

the propanolol definately reduces the amount of migraines, it also helps with my anxiety

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Post  Brenda on Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:14 pm

same here. I use propranolol and imitrex. Not a problem to mix them
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Re: What to do?

Post  Wendy on Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:16 am

Thanks everyone - this is great (and a relief) to know.
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