Difference between propranolol and metoprolol

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I'm back on the metoprolol for now, I will monitor my blood pressure and pulse rate cause I want to see the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>difference</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>. So far on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> the only side-effect I feel who is different than the propranolol is more facial muscles tension, jaw pain, neck pain... Also my blood pressure is a lot lower on the metoprolol and pulse rate is also lower...
Research on the web says that Atenolol is much longer lasting than <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> suggests that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> Tartrate has to be taken twice a day... Atenolol only once ! Strangle, again, my Cardiologist who issued a prescription for Atenolol upon my request to be allowed to try it is for 25 mg twice a day.
The EP md changed me from being on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> to coreg this spring. I was glad to change 2 drugs for 1. I'm still on the ACE, CCB, beta-blockers and flecainide. Sometimes I don't actually know if I feel bad because of all them meds or because my heart is not in great shape. It is very hard to separate them. I'm hoping maybe there is a pill or two that I can scale down to from the 20+ a day I take. I would even consider a maze procedure if they thought it could work.
and norvasc 10 mg. Our problem is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> no one seems to know, why is he so tired all the time? He still works <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> its a hard job forklift mechanic. He is always so tired since this happened? he keeps his nitro with him at all times, i don't know if he is not telling me something. Stress test every year shows fine. We live in Kansas City, and I think I had the best doctor for him at St. Joeseph Hospital.
At the time though, I was also on 200mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> diltiazim <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lisinopril. At this point, you are dealing with relatively low doses of fairly innocuous medications. Be sure and stay SUPER hydrated to help deal with the side effects of the meds. The closer it looks to water when you urinate, the less likely you are to have dehydration issues to compound the issue. Rest assurred, it is rare for people to have these issues become life threatening.
As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my vision is all messed up. I get so hot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sweaty <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
tablets of Atenolol, break them in quarters and take them about 3-4 hours apart during the day. I take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> one-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span>-one-half daily. If I take a whole tablet, or even a half, my blood pressure drops too much and they knock me out. I was taking Toprol XR before the Atenolol, but my cardiologist said Atenolol does not pass the blood/brain barrier and therefore should cause me less dizziness.
There are such things as headaches and anxiety – and we know the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>difference</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the stuff we're getting. Head pain, chronic head pain, coupled with weird, tender swelling in the carotid artery or sternocleidomastoid is not any easy thing to shrug off. It can literally drive you crazy. When everyone says it's anxiety, yeah, the anxiety that comes from horrible undiagnosed symptoms that are real.
I know we are all told not to worry about it, but as has been said before, I wish they could be in my shoes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> feel these irregularities. Taking a beta blocker (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>) does seem to have some minimal effect, but doesn't always work. As far as anxiety is concerned, for me that is not a problem. So I'm back to square one. As of now I am trying to find an alternative solution (vitamins, Coq10, et.) that will work for me.
I have experience with both <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>, both slow release <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> normal release, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> with Altenolol <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> think at this point (less than two months on Altenolol) I like Altenolol best for the control of HR. Even in the normal release its half-life is long enough to easily bridge a 12 hours period between doses.
I've been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> 50 mg one in the AM <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> one in the PM <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it makes me dizzy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> makes me feel like my heart is squeezing and doesn't do grunt to really control my PVC's. I have a close friend who is a psychologist, my age, who has the same thing. He was on metoprolol and complained to his doctor who forced the pharmacy to give him the real medication, Toprol. Toprol is the brand name. metoprolol is the generic.
Attacks could last minutes or hours <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> any combination of symptoms would happen. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> attacks, my heart would regularly do many strange things - tachy, brady, irregular rhythm, extremely forceful beats, 'flip-flopping' feelings, etc. I also sometimes experienced a sensation of the heart stopping and restarting - immediately after the restart I would feel a MASSIVE, uncomfortable surge of adrenaline and the heart would beat very fast for a little while.
Ophthalmic beta-blockers undergo significant systemic absorption <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> may also interact. In addition, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> other beta-blockers may reduce the CYP450 hepatic metabolism of theophylline, and serum theophylline levels may be increased. MANAGEMENT: Oral and ophthalmic nonselective beta-blockers (e.g.
I am now on Norpace XR and I may face the same issue with my medigap policy as far as the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>difference</span> in cost <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> XR <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> regular. I think the regular tablet can be taken 3 times a day, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the XR 2 times per day. I, also, will discuss this with my cardio when I see him in a couple of weeks. Do you actually get to SEE your doctor when you have a problem?
but I guess he went with the newer one. What exactly is the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>difference</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> selective <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the other? I read it once but can't remember.
(all tests showed them) After a month of being on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> 25mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span> 10mg q8hr prn, I seemed to experience some relief, and in fact would have a couple of days w/out any PVCs at all. My MD didn't seem worried about anything at all, even though I experience several PVCs in a row. I have learned more on the internet reading about triplets, couplets, etc, than I have learned with my MD - and I definitely have several runs of those at a time.
I have been on this forum since 2002 I have nsvt, svt <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> pvcs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> pacs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> yes I am very heart aware.. It makes me crazy.... <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my doctors too. I do see a counsler for it have for years sometimes im good sometimes not so good. With ten yrs under my belt I have mellowed some with it, but if I have a bad run it sends me through the roof. some folks dont pay attention or they just think its normal.. I wish I could be more like that.
atenolol (Tenormin), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> (Lopressor), nadolol (Corgard), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span> (Inderal) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> timolol (Blocadren) - Antithyroid agents: carbimazole, Iodine, thiocyanate, thiouracil - Others: Blood thinners, male hormones (anabolic steroids)
I went to the ER and they didn't seem very concerned, other than my BP which peaked at 179/98 (probably from worrying about the PVCs). They prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I have taken it every day. My BP is now in the normal range, but the PVCs continue unaffected by the meds. For the past several days, I have had a very dull headache and some slight dizziness in addition to the constant PVCs. I'm just wondering if anyone else has these additional symptoms.
eg 20mg but 100mg is too much(typical energy drink amount) I actually feel like too much adrenaline flows <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it just pounds harder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> harder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> starts skipping anytime <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> 4pm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 9pm at its worst only two out of three beats are normal which is scary. I have some 'alternative' friends who have suggested alternative therapys which I may well look into shortly. Its important to not work oneself into an anxiety- I found myself looking up SADS and all sorts-making me feel worse!
I have dealt with this since high school - after doing some research, I starrted 60mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span> ER (beta blocker) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it REALLY MAKES A HUGE <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>difference</span>. I don't have high blood pressure either and my doctor was not concerned about giving me the medication and there are very little side effects - no weight gian issues, etc. Give it a shot!
I had a cardioversion done a month later and right away I could tell the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>difference</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> out of sinus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the calmness when in as well as how much easier it was to breath. I was in for around a week and one night I could feel it coming, and I was out. I was switched to Taxtia XT 300mg per day and had another cardioversion done, and that lasted maybe 2 weeks, and then back out again.
, the specialist here was not very helpful to me) I am on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span> 40mg 3x a day, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> take magnesium, Vitamin B, Omega 3 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> will be adding Hawthorn to that list in a few weeks. I am doing much better now, but still get the skipped beats daily just not as often and some tiny episodes of a very fast heart beat but if I cough it seems to stop that. I am scheduled to go to a cardiologist in Perth (I am in Western Australia) on the 21st for more tests. I am still looking for answers!
what is the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>difference</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> the ones you can feel profoundly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the ones you dont even know exist. If you feel them strongly does that mean they are more dangerous or a different type then the ones you dont feel?
One thing I can add to this is that this happens right as I'm drifting off to sleep <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I have the feeling like I'm physically falling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> while I'm obviously not, my body reacts as if I am. Also - it's never a part of any dream - I'm not dreaming yet. It's right as I'm falling asleep. The adrenaline rush is very real - and very lasting though.
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