Metoprolol and dreams

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Im already on 100 mg 1 time a day of extended release Metoprolol.....and I think, just to appease me, because ive had a couple really really bad days of almost nonstop palps..he said to increase my Metoprolol to 1 100mg tablet in the morning...and 1 100mg tablet at night. Anyone EVER been on such a huge dose before??? I trust him...but yet....Im scared to take that much!!! ANY info on SVC OR Metoprolol would be appreciated!
AS some of you say, it is not missed beats or going faster, it's just very strong and loud! Mine occurs off and on, usually when stressed, sometimes at night along with a bad dream (I hear that's form the metoproolol) before I started tkaing it I didin't even know I had dreams! Any ideas? Many thanks This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/253931'>Pounding at Night</a>.
Hi, I was hospitalized for a couple of days due to SVT, they started me on Metoprolol, 25mg twice a day. For the first week, I had no side effects. On day 8, I started getting these very "spacey" feelings, unsteady, and a little dizzy. I also started having very vivid dreams. (not scarey, just VIVID!) I guess I just wanted to know why I had no side effects in the beginning, but have started to now?
I've been taking 50 mg daily (25mg morning and evening) of metoprolol since early '04. I'm 49, male and aerobically active (cycling). I noted an immediate decrease in resting and exercise heartrate, and a reduction in aerobic capacity. I have kept exercising and now hardly notice the difference, except when I exercise at altitude. I also initially experienced cold hands/feet, and very vivid dreams, both disappeared in time. No stomach upset or other problems.
You can look on drug info sites and see that anxiety is an infrequent side effect of metoprolol and other BBs. Same with weight gain, and even a reference to increasing any pre-existing depression. When you have rare side effects, it can be difficult to convince anybody that the effect is real and does come from the drug. I'd identify what web sites he would consider to be as authoritative sources, then print web pages from those sources that list your symptoms as rare side effects.
I believe, and my cardiologist confirms it is possible, that Metoprolol (beta blocker) cause me to have unwanted dreams every night... never miss a night, or even a nap, always dream and dreams that are slightly upsetting. I like to call them troublemare not nightmare. I have tried, with doc's approval, changing how much and when I take my BB. I had been taking 100 mg in the morning and 100 mg in the late evening - couple of hours before my bedtime.
I did not see any noticeable effect from the medication at all. Just tired and horrible dreams. I have really low blood pressure and heart rate as well and I don't know if it dropped it or not. Bottom line is, I was getting no appreciable affect from it and combined with the horrible dreams, I went off of it. My palps are no better, no worse.
Since switching to metoprolol they have lessened in duration and I've been able to convert on my own (so far) as far as sleep goes, I've had insomnia all my life and never sleep more than four hours at a clip, and I've always had vivid dreams and night mates. Sorry couldn't be more help with that.
My biggest problem is bad dreams at night and waking up with a pounding heart. I was looking through Yahoo Answers and someone said that bad dreams could be caused by heart palpitations & blood pressure. Sometimes I can sleep through the night, but wake up feeling tired & stressed out because of all the bad dreams during the night. I don't really have any problems in my life, I guess I just tend to worry a lot.
Research on the web says that Atenolol is much longer lasting than Metoprolol and suggests that Metoprolol 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.
Thank you for your response and interest in raising questions with answers that may shed some much needed light on this dilemma. The Metoprolol and Norvase were introduced in "08" along with discovery of a congenital kidney disorder that was corrected by a surgical procedure ultimately in about 6 months. During the 6 months lead up to the surgery I began with 25mg 1 x per day of Metoprolol with no decline in BP.
In every scene of the dreams of heights I've had, I've been scared of falling, and in most the dreams, I did fall. I usually wake up when I'm falling. If not, I either fly up to the top or just spawn back at the surface. In the dreams I try to remain calm and act like i'm not scared but deep down I'm terrified. I'm not sure how to react about these dreams. Also, in my dreams, I remember seeing a lot of dark shadows. What could this mean?
I really need to know if the Atenolol have less CNS side-effects than the Metoprolol? Did the insomnia and vivid dreams will go away? And for the tiredness? Also, for the dose, did 37.5 mg of Atenolol is the same as 75 mg of Metoprolol? I did some research about the dose equivalency and what I find out is that 50 mg of Atenolol = 100 mg of Metoprolol... but I still wonder if it's true for everyone or not? My Cardilogist ask me to split my dose and take it every 12 hours...
It definately does give me vivid dreams, in colour too!. If I could only record them I could sell them to Speilberg for movies and make a fortune.
I switched from Toprol XL to generic Metoprolol, and I I don't know if that has had any affect. I have also had increased reflux issues during this time. I am getting more PVC's and bigeminy than normal and am noticing it most when I lean forward, especailly while eating. Does this sound like the PVC's are coming from reflux? I feel kike my heart is irritated and ready to skip at any moment. I even wonder if the pollen outside is somehow affecting it. Any ideas?
I know they are supposed to be one in the same, but my dad found that they actually have different release mechanisms! I was able to tolerate Toprol better and my dreams and depression and confusion is way better on Toprol. One problem, its way more expensive...but I'm going to try to afford it no matter what just because of how much better it is.
The EP md changed me from being on propranolol and metoprolol 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.
I take atenolol which I believe may add to the dreams. I do feel hormones play a big part and daily stress that I can't seem to get rid of, I believe,builds up and releases during my sleep. I have asked for a sleep study, but been refused. It certainly can't hurt to ask. As always, if you have any new symptoms, let your doctor know. Best to you!
After taking captopril and metoprolol for a few years, with good results, I stopped the metoprolol due to incessant, vivid, relentless dreams. It was the only side effect, but it was enough to make me quit. Is there is any empirical evidence to suggest any of the beta blockers have not reported this side effect. My assumption is that this symptom is associated with the entire class of drug, not one drug in particular.
I have a follow up visit with my Cardiologist's Physician Assistant (PA) concerning my change about 3 weeks ago from 100 (or more) Metoprolol a day to taking 50 mg Metoprolol and 240 mg Diltiazem XR (Diltia XT) a day. The former is Beta Blocker (BB) and the latter a Calcium Channel Blocker (CCB). Both are long/extended/slow (whatever) release and are often prescribed for taking once every 24 hours.
Can’t say from my own experiences for me doesn’t matter when I take my metoprolol. But our bodies behave differently and telling us the only truth what is a truth for us as an individual.
Beta Blockers do cause some fatigue and even some emotional problems (trouble dreams) in some people. You doctor should be your best source for an answer to those questions as he has had experience with your condition.
For the first time, makes me wonder about my memory, when I asked my Cardiologist this morning about unwanted (bad) dreams being a side effect of Metoprolol he said yes. I'm cutting back from 100 mg morning and night to just 100 mg morning to see if that cuts down on the dreaming. My rest HR is in the 80s with both levels of dose so cutting back seems to be the best thing even if I keep having bad (I call them trouble-mares, not night-mares).
Do you have bad dreams? My careworker calls them anxiety dreams and I had really bad ones that kept me from sleeping until just recently when my therapist gave me a Cd to listen to. It's like a self hypnosis recording of her voice and it has helped me get to sleep alot better, I play it before I go to sleep. Try and get one it might help you too cos theres nothing worse than sleep deprivation. Take care.
After being in the hospital for afib and having my heart rhythm restored, my cardiologist put me on coreg as well as coumadin. I have strange dreams and really have had a lack of energy. I expect to be slower at age 77, but not this bad.
I had been checked countless times for the past 3 or 4 years. Recently, I was told they are PAC's and PVC's. After all this time, they finally tell me? Pathetic. So, I have had all the testing, the monitors, the elctrocardiogram, tredmill run, etc. The cardiologists all tell me nothing is wrong with my heart. I don't believe them, I feel like dying from it all the time, I feel them everyday! I still work out and train, as I am a Pro Wrestler!
I am confused because I read that hyperactive thryoid can cause panic attacks and intorleranc eto heat, but also read that metrapolol can cause vivid dreams. Help! Can anyone make the connection for me?
As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and 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.
What strength is the pill you are taking and how many a day? Metoprolol is meant to keep your heart from racing, or going into tachacardia. Your heart rate variations are perfectly normal, as well as your fluxuations in blood pressure. Can't really comment on your other symptoms without more info.
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