Diltiazem and beta blocker

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I recently had an ablation for svt. I stopped the rythmal 3 days before and the a day before, what kind of withdrawal should I look for or will I not have any symptoms? Toprol Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>cussion an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/239202'>Withdrawal from beta blocker</a>.
Since I live in Iowa (low of -24 degrees the other day), it was a side effects that really bothered me. Now I am on 240 mg of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>dilti<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>zem</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd no side effects but it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> not controlling the rapid pulse rate very well. My husband, who has a-fib, saw a mention on one of the dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>cussion boards he reads of Beta blockers lowering the levels of Melatonin in some patients and causing sleep dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>turbances.
I started taking <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>dilti<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>zem</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 120mgs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd Flecainide 100mgs twice a day for extremely symptomatic paroxsymal atrial fibrilllation. I began the medications approximately two weeks ago. Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> past week I had an exercan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e stress test and during that test I began to have PVC's. Then following the test in the waiting room, I began to have very frequent PVC's and runs of them. Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> has NEVER in my life happened before.
If yes an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> there alternative to bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> blockers? Your medical options are bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> blockers <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd calcium channel blockers. It an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> unlikely that digoxin would be helpful here. If the beta blockers bother you, it would be worth trying a calcium channel blocker like verapamil or an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diltiazeman>. When my HR an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> low I have problems with near syncope when exercan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>ing and have to stop. If medicines are not able to appropriately manage your rate, another sinus node modifying procedure may be helpful.
I have been taking a combination of bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span> (now atenolol) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd Calcium Channel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>. They work in different ways to lower my HR. I to not know what Tambocor an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> and haven't looked it up.
I am cutting down on the dose of my bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span> per my Doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I was wondering if I have to purchase a pill cutter or can I just cut it with a knife or razor? I am a little anxious because you aren't supposed to "crush or chew" these pills and I'm afraid that if I cut it.......perhaps it will be crumbly. I don't know, I am just a little nervous. Does anyone have any insight? Thanks.
She thinks it might be easier to exercan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e on than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> drug than on the bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>. The lan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t of side effects appears long when compared to the bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> blockers but I've only started investigating. Can anyone here enlighten me about their experience with CCB's?
I'm already such a mellow person, that a few steps down on the alertness ladder are crippling. So my questions are, has anyone experienced chest pain on a bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd dizziness? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd has it gone away?
5 months ago, my doctor changed one of my high blood pressure medication from atenolol (bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>) to <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>dilti<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>zem</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> (calcium channel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>) since atenolol caused insomnia. ater the change, I do sleep much better. However, I have noticed that I have occasional minor coughing. Has anyone have similar experience with an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diltiazeman>? any side effects of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diltiazeman> that you experienced ? Thank.
I think you hear the majority of people are on Metoprolol, followed by atenolol, Propanolol, then Sotalol all bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> blockers. Then comes Verapamil, which an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a calcium channel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span> like an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diltiazeman>. Perhaps an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> has something to do with the nature of how a Class IV anti-arrhythmic affects the cardiovascular system. It decreases or slows conduction through the aV node, and reduces the contractility of the heart, so it could be inappropriate in cases of heart failure.
Your doctor more than likely prescribed the Calcium Channel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span> due to your asthma as you would be unlikely to tolerate a Bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>. You could try an ace Inhibitor in combination with your HCTZ. Good Luck!!
I just got back from my internan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t. She an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> truly a wonderful compasionate doctor that really wants to help keep me as healthy as possible. Of course all my blood tests came back perfect except that I was low in Vitamin D. I was actualy hoping something was off so that I had a reason for the increase in these damn epan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>odic pvc's that have been lasting for hours at a time. She wants me to try a channel blocker called an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diltiazeman> on an "as needed" basan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>.
I take 240 mg of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diltiazeman> XR Caps (CCB) a day to lower my atrial fibrillation driven high heart rate. I also take a 50 mg XR bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>. I have used the CCB for about a year <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I recall seeing what appeared to be great improvement when I started. It seems now that I am back to what I was when I was just taking a BB (albeit 100 mg).
I had trouble with larger doses of bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>, up to 100 mg twice a day. My cardio added the CCB <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd cut the BB <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I have low normal blood pressure an high normal heart rate. I can cause myself to pass-out/faint if I get up too fast from a period of 20 minutes or more of very quiet sitting, nodding off maybe. If I get up slow and take a couple of breaths before walking I can walk a mile or two.. on mostly level roadways.
It seems that the chest pains are less frequent, but I still get the tight in the chest <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd breathing an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>sues I had on the bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>. Do calcium channel blockers cause lung thightness? My BP was still around 130/90 2 weeks into the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diltiazeman>. We are checking again when I finan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>h the bottle. Meanwhile, lots of aches and flue like sypmtoms. I always feel sick and tired. I sleep 9 hours a night, but wake up with anxiety attacks around midnight. I think I want to try Cozar again.
Then I started with Fleccanaide a year ago and I have been in a normal rhythm since. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>dilti<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>zem</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> was part of my regiment before I cardioverted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd since. Recently, my heart failure doctor suggested Toperol for better treatment of DHF and for less digestion problems. I have taken betablockers (Sotolol and atenolol) in the past without problems. The thing an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> I don’t want to ran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>k going back into aT/aF by switching from Dilt to Toperol.
I am surpran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>ed your doctor didn't just add the Calcium Channel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>... <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd maybe reduce the Bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>. That an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the process I've gone through. My goal an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> only to reduce my aFib driven high heart rate. BB and CCB are very different medications, but both tend to lower the workload on the heart.l I will not argue with your doctor but if it were me I'd ask: "how about moving to 50 mg (slow release?) Metoprilol and adding the CCB?
I think what Silverwhite was asking an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>,which bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span> or blockers have the least impact on thyroid function? That would be my question as well.(keeping in mind there an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> more than one class of blockers,such as inderal being different from toprol..which an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a more specific beta blocker).thx. Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>cussion an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/252611'>Hypertension medications and hypothyroid</a>.
about a year ago, I had a change of medication to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diltiazeman> 120/24mg for my high blood pressure. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diltiazeman> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a calcium channel blocker. Will an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diltiazeman> change triglyceride and/or HDL levels?
I know he needs to exercan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e but he an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> not going to if he an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> always tired. Should the bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span> dosage perhaps be cut? He sees han style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> cardiologan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t april 8th <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I know the dr. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> not going to be happy with the weight gain....Thanks to anyone who replies, I am really hoping the dr. will answer...
a few days ago they switched me to a different bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span> carvedilol 3.125mg again to take once a day, it has been 3 days and now I am having the same symptoms plus random heart flutters. I feel as though the depression an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the worst part where as I have never felt than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> before starting all these beta blockers. It an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the weekend now but the cardiologan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t told me to call her on monday if I dont feel better and she then said in that case beta blockers are not for me.
I am 31 and on a beta <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd calcium channel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span> had a cardiolite stress test done which read mildly abnormal scan with a persan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>tant anteroapical wall decrease tracer uptake without signs of reversibility. I think both resting scan and exercan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e scan had the decreased tracer uptake. The exercan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e portion read probably normal with normal sinus rhythm exercan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>ed for 11 minutes and very minimal st-t wave abnormalities.
The cardiologan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t then called in a new med called Verapamil ER 180mg yesterday after the horrible day before with the Diltiazen. Here an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the thing. The <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>dilti<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>zem</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> seemed to induced tachycardia <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd worsened as the day went on and by evening i was in bad shape, but the Verapamil seems to be doing nothing..not making it worse but it's not controlling the tachycardia symptoms either?
it interacts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd dose not help at all. but now im only on 3 meds <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>dilti<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>zem</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd maxzide <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd bystolic 2.5 mg daily . same old thing !! no change at all....plus Im getting a few not normal heart beats.. that the cardio said will stop soon as it adjusts to my body .. I say B/S !! I just did research about than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> new medication and found its another ccb cal channel blocker ! so how in the world can it change things / it cant !! im back where I started ,only with more problems than before .
I was told recently, (by a new doctor) that I cannot go on with my heart rate so high, (it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> not THaT high, up to 150 at the most, sometimes 100 or less, sometimes 120-140 bpm,) so he told me I have to be on medication. He prescribed a bet<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>, but changed it to a calcium channel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blocker</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I still have tachycardia. So, what's the point? My heart rate an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> still high and I am not going to comply since it does not work. I am going to dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>cuss than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> aSaP with him.
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