Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear about your optic neuritis but I very much doubt that there is anything wrong with your heart. Palpitations are common in people whose hearts are perfectly healthy, particularly at times of great stress.
An important question is whether you still need Inderal 160 LA. There may have been good reasons to take it, but it is a big dose of a betablocker and if your thyroid function is now normal it may no longer be necessary. Also, by slowing your heart, it may paradoxically tend to increase rather than reduce the frequency of palpitations.
I would discuss with your GP and if necessary your endocrinologist whether you really need to take it. And if you do decide to stop it, please be sure get advice on how to withdraw it very gradually.
I hope this is helpful. Best wishes, JT
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