Research on using other medications for Parkinson's
interesting comment on propranolol
Again, not in my lifetime
Since propanolol is commonly prescribed for tremors, i wonder if there's a preliminary connection. Not that propanolol causes the a synuclean plaques but are those plaques already there before people go on it? May need to be studied further. Meanwhile, just to be safe, I'll stop taking it
I have been on propranolol a small dosage for about 30 years. I have Tremor I don't think it's helping me that I can notice it I have tried getting off of that I have never been able to
Why cant you get off of it if it isnt noticeably helpful anyway? I take 20-30mg 4x a week, just when im working. Now that im on amino acid therapy i dont really need it any more.
I have a fast heartbeat, it's always been like that it seems like it. I developed three instances of hyperthyroidism that was treated with drugs and I stayed on it after that. I do not have hyperthyroidism anymore.
misdiagnosed with essential tremor, doc put me on propanalol and during that time, symptoms worsened. took it for a year, just threw out the rest of the pills yesterday. suspect it made PD worse
Would switching to israpidine be possible? Calcium channel blocker. I use to take toprol
Thank you, I'll have to look into it. Every time that I mention it to a doctor he just tells me it's okay.
It's not OK since according to the study propanolol is likely to aggravate your PD: "people taking propranolol ... were at greater risk for developing PD."
We have decided against it. Off all pharmaceuticals now.. using the nutraceuticals and mucuna++
I was diagnosed (properly) with essential tremor five years ago. I am confident that was the correct diagnosis, since either propranolol or a glass of wine would make tremors go away. Other than the side effect of slightly lower energy, propranolol worked fine. I had previous experience with propranolol, having used it effectively for many years reducing anxiety when giving a public speech, or being in some other "performance" situation.
I had read that ET sometimes migrates to PD, which happened for me after about four years. When I started using sinemet, I experimented with continuing use of propranolol at the same time, and then not. It seemed to help and when I reported that out to the doctor she confirmed that frequently drugs used in tandem are more effective than on their own. She encouraged my continued use of propranolol in combination with sinemet.
I have also been experimenting for several months with Charlotte's Web CBD oil, which at times I think helps with tremors, and then at other times I am not so sure. There is an argument that the CBD has a protective role and may slow progress of PD, but I suspect there's no way to know for sure it's helping.