Originally Posted by Razorbladekiss
I believe swim
said one of the pills were called Propranolol.
swim was on propranolol from a couple years to help reduce migraines (talking classic migraine...1/2 the head, preceeded by auras, although these days swim doesnt get auras, they now start out like a sinus headache)
The fact it helps with high blood pressure
was seen as a bonus since swim has to take HBP meds anyway. However swim began really battling depression and dry eyes. The depression was getting sort of scary bad, (and played a big role in swim beginning codeine
abuse. The break in despondency and a few hours of mild euphoria
seemed heaven sent!) Eventually swim was desparately researching depression and came upon an article on how propranolol can cause depression and dry eyes.
Swim went to his GP and was weened off Propranolol. Depression is an ongoing problem, but it was dramatically
lessened once Swim stopped propranolol. Of course not everyone gets this side effect
, most people don't, but just a heads up and something to keep an eye out for.
Swim also ran into heart problems with imitrex, so now just relies on advil migraine and T3's....though tends to save the T3's for less medicinal purposes.
Definitely swim gets occasional headaches from codeine use but is also suspicious of the contribution of the caffeine
content in a T1 CWE.