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Q. What causes mood swings and feeling of depression?

Answered by
Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 29, 2018

Hello doctor,

I would appreciate if you can help me out. I am taking Propranolol 120 mg. I restarted after a short period of stopping it without the doctor's advice which was wrong of me could be just the side effects cause I feel low-high, low-high, basically, my mood keeps changing. What causes mood swings, feeling too high with full of confidence, etc. to feelings of low depression?

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

General Medicine Internal Medicine Neurology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Propranolol is given as cardioprotective drug or in high blood pressure. In ischemic heart disease also it can be prescribed. But it is not related to mood swings. You are having mood elevations as well as depression. So, suggestive of some form of psychiatric disorder. Bipolar mood disorder also has to be ruled out. Your blood lithium level has to be checked. Behavioral counseling and medication will help you. You can consult a psychiatrist for examination and counselling. Do not stop Metoprolol without doctor advise.

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