Been prescribed propranolol for essential tremor but my normal heart rate is low

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So i used to be on propranolol for essential tremor when i was around 19 and it worked a treat, im 23 now and since then i have taken up running and my normal heart rate is actually around 50 now. I took my first tablet yesterday morning (80mg) for the tremor but it got to around bedtime and i started feeling quite dizzy, i even measured my pulse and it was around 40 at times. I have read online that its normal to feel dizzy after the first few days of taking this but i just thought my heart rate must have been getting to pretty dangerous levels. And i also know that it works to lower your blood pressure and heart rate but i am just a bit unsure now whether to try it again and see if i adapt? I remember back when i was 19 it really worked but now with my low heart rate should i be ringing back the gp, mentioning this and looking for alternative ways to deal with the tremor? Thanks
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If you are concerned ring your GP. Something that may have worked in the past no longer works, and no one on here can see you to examine you, or talk to you properly, plus a GP will most like relive your concerns properly because at least you know they are a medical professional not some faceless Internet person who just claims they are
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Might be worth questioning your GP to make sure theyre fully aware of your situation and they fully considered the risks. Propanolol being potentially rather dangerous (put me in the ICU for 2 weeks which wasnt all that fun)
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