Metoprolol abuse

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You must never suddenly stop taking this medication with out consulting your doctor first but then again you should also consult your doctor concerning alcohol or drug abuse before taking this medication. I have the feeling you didn't. How old are you? You might tell your mom and she will know what to do!
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I asked to be put on beta blockers so i dont get it again. But ive been reading online that SVT is a heart condition and can be caused from drug abuse, smoking, alcohol etc... and i used to do all that& still smoking now tho .But howcome everytime i go to the hopital with heart palipitations etc they tell me im fine, it doesnt make sence if i have svt? do i need to see someone else to explain what exactly is happening ? am i going to die from this ?
He said that my heart was beating so fast that it was restricting the amount of blood flow into my heart. He put me on Metoprolol 25mg, low dose aspirin and emphasised the importance of regular exercise. He told me to increase my salt because I was slightly dehydrated and to drink more water. Even though he told me at my hospital follow up that I was in good shape, I still don't feel right. I have a history of anxiety, and the cardiologist agreed that I tend to obcess over things.
My symptoms started when I remembered the abuse my father perpetrated on others and myself. He was a serial killer and a pedophile and forced me to watch him commit criminal acts. When the memories came back, I started having PAF episodes every time a memory surfaced. Before the PAF, I had borderline bradycardia for years and bradycardia for years before that. My resting HR used to be 42. Prior to the PAF it was 52 to 54 lying down and 58 to 60 sitting up. It has been that way since 2003.
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he said it may be due to the a-fib itself, or past alcohol abuse. It was not enlarged, and the valves were ok...but, all I'm doing is thinking the worst, and I'm only 51 and have been active all my life. Just took a 2 mile walk....but, I feel very low and with no energy....side effects of the toprol which slows down the heart. I just want to feel myself.....any suggestions or comments?
by drsuhas, 27 minutes ago My mother is 61, hypertensive on metoprolol 50 mg od, non diabetic. She gets sweating wlile walking app 200m distence for last 5-6 years. so her stress test was done. baseline ECG is normal. On Bruce protocol she could walk for upto 2 min on treadmill. There were no ECG changes during test, but during recovery phase she developed ST depression with T inversion in II, III, AVF , I, aVL and V2 to V6 for 10 min. She was not having chest pain at that time.
Basically, the only things I can think that could be chemical in origin is I had started consuming caffeine since I started a new job that requires me to work in the early hours of the morning, and I also am taking my Lorazepam 2 MG 3X daily, along with my Beta Blocker Metoprolol Succinate ER and my birth control.
I eat very heart healthy, low sodium, and take Metoprolol. It does not go as high as yours, but sometimes hits 150/93, or around 135/88 - which is always alarming to me. Two things I have noticed that keep it in a good range (120/80) are regular exercise and low alcohol intake. I have a tendency at time to watch a Friday evening movie with a few glasses of wine - the next day my BP is always up. A daily brisk walk of 45 to 60 min. seems to do the best.
So in Aug of last year, I was switched to another...Metoprolol. I have high blood pressure, and this doesnt seem to keep it down as much as the aten did... But it also doesnt really stop the palpitations either. My cardiologist..great doc..gotten give him credit for trying everything. Im on potassium, 2x a day, ( mine was normal, but very much on the low side of normal) magnesium, and now...im on what I thought was a huge dose of the Metoprolol...
The cardiologist ordered lisinipril and metoprolol. I don't think I mentioned I have pulmonary fibrosis, maybe I did. Both those drugs, especially the metoprolol, I can't breathe on it and it lowers my HR to around 50 BPM.(bradycardia). Feels like I'm in a bear hug. Needless to say my Cardiologist isn't too happy with me, but he can breathe good, he thinks I'm a bad patient. lol. While I was having my heart attack they told me I would be in the hospital 4 days after my stent.
Tx is really based on the amount of liver damage you have sustained due to the length of infection or other contributing factors like drug or alchohol abuse etc. The good news is your a geno 2 and if you end up treating it will most likely be for 24 weeks with a very good chance of clearing the virus if liver damage hasn't progressed too far. Good luck and keep us informed about the bx report.
My symptoms started when I remembered the abuse my father perpetrated on others and myself. He was a serial killer and a pedophile and forced me to watch him commit criminal acts. When the memories came back, I started having PAF episodes every time a memory surfaced. Before the PAF, I had borderline bradycardia for years and bradycardia for years before that. My resting HR used to be 42. Prior to the PAF it was 52 to 54 lying down and 58 to 60 sitting up. It has been that way since 2003.
I had a heart attack 3 years ago and another heart cath 2 yrs ago. I have irregular HB but I had to stop the Statins and I quit taking metoprolol because I can't breathe on it due to Pulmonary Fibrosis from working with asbestos, silica dust, sandblasting, muratic and hydrofluoric acids for 35 years. I'm 61 yrs old. I'm kinda afraid I will have another Heart Attack if I just quit taking the meds that have allowed me some quality of life. I'm pretty much without a Doctor now.
I do take time release beta-blockers (metoprolol XL) at a low dose and add short acting metoprolol when I'm having recalcitrant episodes of PSVT because it seems to help. I also use Lorazepam, (Ativan) which is a benzodiazepine, on an "as needed" basis because it helps not only with the anxiety I sometimes feel after trying to get through a day of constant episodes, but also seems to help with the PSVT itself, especially when I need to sleep and find the episodes keep waking me up.
my heart stopped when I had a tilt table test for my fainting, then it stopped again 3 times during surgery and I think it stopped 3 or 4 times before I had surgery in Jan - March 2009, and I made it through, the heart is very resilient and can withstand alot of abuse. I had to have a pacemaker/ICD implanted which is a great thing to have if your heart is quirky like this - but I don't understand why the dr didn't want you to have one implanted if they said you could die from yours?
I am a 33 yr old female. I do have a prior history of alchohol use and drug abuse but that was over 6 years ago and I worry that maybe I've done some type of damage to myself.
There are other beta blockers (non-cardiac selective beta blockers) that don't affect the blood pressure as much as the selective (metoprolol, bisoprolol, atenolol) do, because non-selective beta blockers constrict the blood vessels to a certain degree. Non-selective beta blockers are treatment for POTS, by the way. Also, conditions like chronic stress, infections, etc. must be ruled out if they aren't already. Your blood pressure is maybe sort of the key here.
My HR right now is between the mid 70s and 80s, as I said AFib. I take 100 mg of Metoprolol in the morning. Without the beta blocker I'd likely be running about 130 and up/down variations. Again, because of AFib. I do not find the high HR a problem, but the inefficiency, I believe due to AFib, of my heart does make me tire easily when I am physically active. Walking and biking are not the joy they used to be..and forget any more running.
I can't speak for any of the other meds, but I take Metoprolol to EASE my PVC symptoms. So, I wouldn't think that the dosage you are taking would cause it. My dose is much lower than yours, so, using good ol' American logic, a higher dose should make PVC's better not worse. Of course, American logic and science are not one in the same lol :-) so you should go ahead and ask your doc anyway. Good luck.
so i saw a cardiologist and he prescribed me metoprolol 50 mg twice a day. i was on it for the past 2 years and while i was on it, i began to notice during the day a fast heart rate. then i noticed during these two years that i got more and more nervous with social occasions, going to class, having to speak in front of even a small group, interviews etc..
No need to get cracked up about doctors advice since there is potential for dependence.
Amlodipine, Benazepril, Bumetanide, Carvedilol, Digoxin, Dipyridamole, Doxazosin, Enalapril, Hydralazine, Lisinopril, Losartan, Metoprolol and Hydrochlorothiazide, Nifedipine, Procardia XL, Propafenone, Ramipril, Sotalol and Verapamil. At any rate, he should discuss this with his doctor.
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Unless you have an underlying condition (heart problems, thyroid condition, severe alcohol abuse, etc) the afib will most likely come back. From what I have read the only long term treatment options are: 1. Meds 2. Surgery The meds work for some time but cause side effects and are not 100% successful. From everything I read, I would go for option #2. Depending on the type of AFib you have, the EP will recommend a procedure for you.
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 and feel these irregularities. Taking a beta blocker (metoprolol) 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.
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