Re: stopping propranolol
Personally, I wouldn't take it for occasional palpitations. Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. There are other beta blockers he can give you for when they are bad.
I, too, have palpitations and choose to just deal with them. Actually, my palpitations have been a lot better lately. hmmmm. At any rate, I was given the option of taking beta blockers for when they get bad, but my doctor indicated that was only if the palpitations were bothering me. Otherwise he said I was fine.
Now, if your doctor is treating you for palpitations AND high blood pressure, it's a different story. But, personally, I wouldn't think twice about not taking another propranalol if they are giving you those kinds of problems.
Also, I have a really hard time with that drug as well (have taken it before for anxiety and hbp). It makes me VERY insomniactic and makes my arms feel soooooooooooooo heavy. I was miserable all night long the few times I tried it.