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Hi, I'm a 34 year old female, 5'4, 145 lbs., caucasian. I have had high blood pressure & sinus tachycardia since 2002, after the birth of my first child. My heart tests have been normal so far, just high BP, & sinus tachycardia. I have taken several different medications for it since, but am currently on Bystolic 5 mg daily. It has worked the best so far, and I feel the best on it. I used to take Toprol XL, but it made my heart feel like it was getting out of rhythm, and flip flopping.
I am a very strong 55 yr old, in really good shape. A muscular 230 lbs. My worry is my heart beat is too slow for Bystolic. One of their warnings is not to take it if you have a slow heart beat, is mine too slow? I have had spikes in blood pressure releated to stress a few years ago, but when the stress was gone so was the higher blood pressure. I always have had , on occation, a skipping heart beat. I dont know if that matters......Also would Bystolic hamper my workouts?
I've been on metoprolol before, and had some awful side effects with that one, but the bystolic seems to tame those down quite a bit for me. I've only had two instances in which I could tell I was experiencing some slight side effects (dizziness, slight shortness of breath, pressure). I've also been told by my GP that, if I find myself with a rapid heart rate or back in A-fib, I can take another 2.5mg dose right then, since it's such a small dosage.
Hi, I am a 28 yr old female, I had an ablation for AVNRT about 5 years ago and continue to have symptoms. My heart rate is usually around 140 and my blood pressure is usually 150/100. I take cardizem and bystolic but have not had any relief. My holter showed that I have episodes of a junctional rhythm that produce symptoms. I was hospitalized for 5 days not too long ago and my heart rate was sinus tach. at about 140-150.
I've been on BYSTOLIC (5 mg)for about 3 months. The 1'st side effect which I became aware of was sharp pain in my knees, and achy legs when using the stairs. These pains got better after about a month. Other side effects include weight gain, high cholesterol (on my last blood test TOTAL chol went from about 200 to 266),sexual side-effects (low libido),fatigue and worst of all my last blood pressure reading was high (150/100).
I was put on Bystolic 10mg for the tachycardia, which I take daily. I was also put on an aspirin regimen, for the blood clotting. My doctor gave me two breathing treatments due to my severe wheezing at my appt. in which he discovered my asthma. He also had me on an Advair diskus for one week and an inhaler. I am still on a Levalbuterol oral inhaler. I was also getting facial hives, but they did not itch, I did not mention that to my doctor and from my reading I wonder if I should have.
Recent holter tests show atrial tachycardia, intolerance for activity in humidity (hard to breathe) and 279 BNP during hard to breathe episode (ER). Dr prescribed 2.5 mg Bystolic and I've felt better on it, but now (one month on it) having flutters in chest, fatigue, hard to breathe, unable to go out in humidity, some chest pressure and occasional low bp, 109/47, p 54; 87/51, p52. I get cold and start shaking . When I can't breathe I just sit until I'm better able, takes awhile.
For the last few months I have been having pretty frequent (about once a week) episodes of tachycardia for just a very short time...like a few seconds, just enough to scare me. So I gave myself a speech and I'm scheduled to see my EP anyway in a couple of months so I figured I would mention this to him when I see him, otherwise, I was going to try to stop worrying about it. Well, last night while eating dinner I got choked by a piece of rice.
A trip to my GP revealed sinus tachycardia with frequent PAC's. A holter monitor revealed sinus tachycardia. In January I woke up with chest pains and dizziness. I collapsed before I made it. The doctor's said it looked like WPW and to see my cardiologist. I went to see a cardiologist and he confirmed a delta wave and short PR with an incomplete RBBB. An EP study reavealed no abnormalities. Event monitor showed only sinus tach. I was also put on 2.5mg of Bystolic which didn't help.
The heart disease I have has a lot to do with my energy also, so maybe everyone isn't drained of their energy from beta blockers. Bystolic is new in the US, but has been approved for use in Europe for years. I would appreciate any information at all. Thanks for reading.
They had me on Metoprolol (12.5mg 2 x day) for 3 weeks after surgery, but took me off last week because my BP was too low and I was having bad side effects (insomnia at night, totally wiped out during the day, no sex drive, dizzy and lightheaded, fell down a couple of times, etc.). Anyway, they wouldn’t let me start cardiac therapy until my HR is below 100. So, now my cardiologist is having me start 5mg of Bystolic at night to get my HR down and allow me to start cardiac therapy.
HI,I went back to my cardologist today because of my shortness of breath and chest pain and dizziness,,,he showed me the pictures of my stress test and he explained that the small portion that does not get adequate blood when stressed is not a serious thing,,,,but my heart rate problem,he gave me Verapamil sr to try this time 120 mg i have tried Bystolic and Atenol they made me feel very strange im so afraid this new med will drop my heart rate to much,,,,sometimes at night my heart rate is 86
My last Holter showed some PAC’s, about 187 PVC’s and two episodes of VT a day. The cardiologist put me on Bystolic 2,5 mg (a beta blocker). After taking the med for a month after all the side effects, I felt great. My BP was nicely under control and I didn’t got the tachycardia anymore. What I noticed is that I was getting more PVC’s than usual. I also started to take magnesium oxide 500 mg a day and omega 3 fish oil 2 grams a day in june 2009 which reduced the PVC’s that I was feeling a lot.
One night I began to feel a lump sensation in my throat below my voice box and then a day later I was having hot feelings in my stomach, so my GP prescribed me Prilosec for GERD. Well I was feeling a little off going into the day I had my visit and when my vitals were taken my BP was 156/82 when it is normally 120/78 and my HR was 110 when it's normally in the 70s. Grant it...always get a little anxious going into the office but my vitals have never been that bad.
Hello. It's a good question. Inappropriate sinus tachycardia (and "appropriate" sinus tachycardia for that matter) is a supraventricular tachycardia. Supraventricular tachycardia is an expression used for all tachycardias that originate above the ventricles (there are a lot of them and most of them are benign).
Heart stress test, heart ultrasound test and a diagnosis of SVT (Surpraventricular Tachycardia) The sent a referal to a specialist heart center for an Electropysiology study and possible cardiac ablation. Within 3 weeks I had the time and the study and ablation were done last Saturday 2.10.2010. The cardiologist said it was a 50/50 chance of it being successful as the electrical pathway that needed to be burned was in a tough place and that I may have to go back for another one.
I have been on a beta blocker now for 15 years. I've mostly taken Atenelol. I've also tried Bystolic which made me feel nervous and light headed. I now take propranalol 60 mg. It doesn't let my heart race but it makes me really tired. My heart tries to race and it does pound hard after every meal but instead of 120 bpm it is around 84. That isn't too high but it's a very hard beat that makes me feel nervous for no reason. I can never wait for it to be done.
When I called Cardionet to transfer them, the techs said that it was not urgent enough to call the doctor and that the doctor will see the recordings within 24 hrs..so I'm guessing I had Sinus tachycardia during these episodes and not an arrhythmia ? Couldn't take BP for 10-15 min afterwards as the BP must have gone low enough to cause the presyncopes. I have been reading about IST ( My EP said that I have Inappopriate Sinus Tachycardia) and have found conflicting information about it.
She has taken inderal, metoprolol and bystolic in the past and none have stopped the arrythmia. She was referred to a cardiologist a couple years ago, and she is currently taking cardizem and atenolol. The dosages of these two drugs had to be increased several times to get the arrthymia under control. And even though her heart is now in a normal sinus rhythm, she still has a heart rate around 90-100 bpm.She is fatigued from the meds and from the tachycardia and palpitations.
The only exception to this occurs when I faint and then begin dry heaving- during these episodes, I out for a minute or two. I have severe migraines since age 17, now 30. Fainting makes the headache a lot worse. -I have seen several cardiologists about this problem. I had a loop recorder implanted in 2010 by Dr. Grubb. The only abnormality is tachycardia which occurs when I faint.
it is just the way my heart is built that makes it behave this way. They put me back on Bystolic for the time being. It is better than passing out. Anybody have any answers, would appreciate anything. Thank you. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/199662'>rapid heart rate and high blood pressure</a>.
5) of atenolol to lower my HR below 80, in conjunction with cozaar and amlodipine for BP control. i had to stop bystolic because of the dreaming factor. however, recent studies have linked atenolol with actually causing heart incidents, because of central heart pressure issues. any one familiar with these studies, and would 12.5mg still be detrimental?
The cardiologist put me on Bystolic 2,5 mg (Nebivolol) for the VT. After starting with the Beta Blocker (BB) I had more PVC's than I used to have. I was nervous and anxious and turned to this forum for help. In june 2009 I started with Magnesium Oxide 250 mg 2 times a day and Omega 3 fish oil 700 mg 2 times a day. Well the PVC's reduced considerably and if I got one it was a light one. I got to the point were I was PVC free for days.
Hi, I don't really have an answer for you except that my doctor haas placed me on bystolic for my tachycardia. My resting is not scary high but it is elevated and my exercise induced is extremely high and once it gets over 175 it takes about 90 minutes to drop to 100. Anyway I guess my point is definately ask your doctor what they think, and like Susie said I think it depends where the tachycardia is occuring. Anyway good luck to you.
the toprol will slow your heart rate down and make it beat less forcefully, which may eliminate feeling some of the PVCs and PACS. Toprol for me did nothing as far as PVCS go, for me. In fact, it actually made them worse I think. I was switched to Bystolic another beta blocker, that seemed to help more than the toprol. Good luck to you.
As soon as the sotolol was out of my system despite the 50 mg of atenolol my heart was off to the races again, not a fib but tachycardia, pacs, pvcs. It was like it had just quit working for me. Has anyone had a similar experience or heard of meds just not working anymore? Mostly just curious....doc put me on bystolic and that works much better for me now.
Is it possible that I just don't conform to the formula for predicted maximum hr, and this is normal for me? My doctor prescribed bystolic at a low dose. It has slowed my heart rate by about 20 bpm but I feel fine. My question is, do I really need to take this medication? What would happen if I didn't? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/254687'>NSVT questions</a>.
I was on various beta blockers for over a year for PVCs. They didn't help me at all for them really. I still had good days and days when my heart was beating so wrongly that I would collapse. The beta blockers also brought my heart rate down to below 50bpm most of the time with sustained drops to around 35bpm which caused significant problems for me. Basically, my cardio told me that the beta blockers make the heart less 'excitable' but in my case it didn't work!
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