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Steph42984 10-30-2011 05:45 PM

Sleep disturbance on propranolol
Hi! My son (who is almost 8 months old) started on propranolol 2 weeks ago for multiple hemangiomas. He has upwards of 15 easily noticable ones, with tons of little ones all over, plus scattered ones on his brain. About a week ago, he has started waking several times in the middle of the night, and the last two nights, he woke up and was up for 3 hours and refused to go back to sleep!

We did just move to Louisiana from Hawaii, and were travelling quite a bit before we arrived, so his sleep patterns havent been able to get back to "normal" because of that. We just don't know if anyone else has had issues with the sleep disturbances, and if you did, how long did it last? These sleepless nights are getting to all of us!! I'm sorry if this doesn't make much sense...sleep deprivation and all of that :)

missy 10-31-2011 11:49 AM

Hi and welcome!

I don't know the answer to that one, but others will be around soon! Just wanted to say hi,


nickbar 11-05-2011 05:47 PM

Sorry, i don't know about the sleep issues. How is propanonol working for you child?

spaatz1329 11-08-2011 02:07 AM

My daughter has been on propranolol since August. I have not ever noticed sleep disturbances, although my derm said it can cause night terrors!


Ahope2011 11-19-2011 07:33 PM

my daughter had been on it for a month and she never sleeps. Hers is located on her nose and is the size of a golf ball so i dont know if it's because she has a really hard time breathing or if it because of the drug how often does ur son get the medicine??

sporty 11-19-2011 11:48 PM

I was on it for a short time when I was pregnant and had insomnia. It is one of the side effects. It is strange because you are just not tired at all, its not like you cant sleep and are fatigued. When I got up to pee during the night (pregnant with twins, so was often) I had a hell of a time trying to fall back to sleep.

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