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Forum Name: Endocrinology Topics
|VegasQ - Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:58 pm||
Hello. I have Graves, went into remission and seems it is returning again. My BP is good now on Propranolol 80mg a day at 115/70 and HR 70-85. I was told by a friend who is also hyper that hypers usually get prescribed 60mg twice a day becuase their bodies burn up propranolol faster than a normal person. Is that true? I was on 40mg and now 80mg (take 20 every 4-5 hours) but still have symptoms (shakiness, can't sleep etc.). Just curious how hypers process Propranolol and your opinion. (when I was major hyer years ago I was on 60mg twice a day).
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:54 pm||
I do not believe that Grave's disease individuals process propranolol faster than others; however, it may take more medication to overcome symptoms because the hyperthyroid effects of Grave's disease increase.
Basically it is like a tug-of-war. As the Grave's disease begins to induce more hyperthyroid symptoms it takes more beta blocker to pull back and maintain a symptom free state.
I hope this helps. Best wishes.
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