Inderal (propranolol) is the oldest of the beta-blockers and works as well as the others but has to be taken several times a day (unless you have the time release formula).
It's marginal at best for helping migraines.
Side effects are impotence, weight gain, and exhaustion. There are far better classes of drugs for HBP, but if indeed they control your migraines that would put them at the top of your personal list.
Time will tell.
It doesn't control BP all that well, so monitor closely. I gave it up soon.
A nice side effect is a small dose is an EXCELLENT treatment for stage fright....for real!
[This message has been edited by zip2play (edited 02-11-2003).]