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 Propranolol for those with history of sleep walking 
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Post Propranolol for those with history of sleep walking
Do you have any experience giving propranolol 5-10 mg for those with a history of sleep walking?

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Leone Carroll (75); wife of Dale (75) who passed away March 23, 2011


Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:16 am
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Post Re: Propranolol for those with history of sleep walking
I can tell you this, Leone: If Dale already has a problem with occasional low blood pressure, this is going to make it much worse. It's a beta blocker and will decrease heart rate and blood pressure and can cause fainting.

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:22 am
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Post Re: Propranolol for those with history of sleep walking
I just want something that will 'turn him off' during the night. He talks all night. The person who recommended it said it should be given only before bed... and only a very small dose. I understand it has been used by Olympians for anxiety ... but it is banned now.

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Leone Carroll (75); wife of Dale (75) who passed away March 23, 2011


Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:32 am
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Post Re: Propranolol for those with history of sleep walking
My layperson two cents: I would avoid this drug because one small study showed that it might make memory worse.


Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:05 pm
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