Metoprolol and hallucinations

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I had some really interesting hallucinations and it took a week on that dose, to drop my bp and pulse to the point where I ended up in the hospital for bradycardia and toxic reactions to the meds. Just be careful with this med.
I did try the Atenolol, Nadolol, they are not lipophilic and apparently do not produce CNS side-effects but they lower too much my blood pressure and didn't see a lot of difference between the side-effects from the water solube and lipophilic ones... They all make me tired, some of them are worse and the Bisoprolol and Metoprolol are the worse for me in term of side-effects. The half-life of the Metoprolol is between 3 to 7 hours...
I did not want to close my eyes because when I did I would fall into this state of psuedo-sleep accompanied by these hallucinations. And so I would wake up with a start realizing that my eyes had only been closed for a minute or two. I would desperately not want to close my eyes but could not resist. This went on all night! Horrible, horrible experience. It was difficult to seperate reality from fantasy, but I could with intense effort.
I took 2 different versions of metoprolol, Toprol (metoprolol tartrate) and Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate). The second one is the extended release version. Toprol made my symtoms worse but Toprol XL worked fairly well in controlling my conditions, PVC's and PSVT. I was taking 50 mg a day in both cases. The only thing that affected me was a slight feeling of dizziness at times and some mental fatigue.
They took her off of Atenolol and are giving her Metoprolol. They are giving her Cipro for the infection and Meclizine for dizziness/disorientation. After a day on the new meds she has "gone off her nut." She's dillusional and is hallucinating, doesn't know where she is and she thinks I am one of her CNAs that's been handling her too roughly. She's being very mean. She's acting like a mental patient that you see in the movies.
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...
Sotalol also can rarely cause hallucinations. Body and health canada site is where I found this.The thing is, you have to remember that medications effect everyone differently. If your son never heard voices before and after starting a medication he started experiencing it, then I would first look in to that. Only you know if its related or not. I would suggest you call a pharmacist and tell them what you find (after you look it up) and explain the situation to them.
ok my mom is 63,blind from methol alchohl poisoning and has bazil ganglia rigidity(parkinsons-like) and she is on baclofen,lisinipril,amlodipine,sinemet,and metoprolol succ and she was on zocor. she went into the hospital on dec.29th with stiffness and unable to move. she had a hedache and her head was spinning. the hospital said it was a med reaction and that her UTI was causing her medicines not to work. they treated the UTI and after five days sent her home.
These events are called sleep paralysis, and on occasion elicit auditory and even visual hallucinations. I have experienced both before, and there is no denying that they are extremely terrifying, in the sense that you feel helpless to any perceived threat at the moment.
Hi all again, I am on tablets for my heart, as a few years ago my heart was beating irregular so the Drs at the hospital put me on Metoprolol Tartrate, in which I take a 50 mg tablet in the morning and another 50 mg tablet in the evening. It slows my heart down and is supposed to take away my palputations, and I did always have high blood pressure and this also helps.
This time I was released after taking, and being prescibed Metoprolol, 50 mg. I was OK for about a week, hospitalized again, and this time was put on Mexelitine and Amiodarone. Also was scheduled for a Pacemaker/Defibrillator the next week, which went without a hitch. I have been arrythmia free for nearly a year and a half. Loving that BUT hating all the meds. Now I can't sleep and have had to take med for that (Zolpidem, 10 mg). It is the only one that does not cause me hallucinations.
Attacks could last minutes or hours and any combination of symptoms would happen. And in between 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.
Symptoms of the serotonin syndrome may include mental status changes such as irritability, altered consciousness, confusion, hallucinations, and coma; autonomic dysfunction such as tachycardia, hyperthermia, diaphoresis, shivering, blood pressure lability, and mydriasis; neuromuscular abnormalities such as hyperreflexia, myoclonus, tremor, rigidity, and ataxia; and gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
The surgeon was unable to place stents or relieve either blockage at that time, and they sent me home with three new prescriptions for Metoprolol, Amlodipine, and Niacin. My question is, how common is it for an angioplasty to simply be impossible to accomplish? And can the medication changes I've received clear these blockages and eliminate the need to have an angioplasty at all (with the prerequisite lifestyle changes, which I have started to do)?
Day 2 and 3 I went for dog food and Imodium and I didn't know if I was in my lane. How close to the line was i? I felt so foggy a drunk driver probably drove better. I would have to repeat' I put food in the microwave' or I was scared I was slurring my words, this was normal for me. And dissipated a little each day.
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I found case reports of it occurring with metoprolol and Tramadol. There is no way of predicting who will get it and what really sets it off is not known, but it is rare.
The thing that i find interesting is that the only test that showed up with some issues was my holter monitor test which showed that i was having some tachycardia going on. Since then i have been using metoprolol tartrate and have been feeling much better. The other interesting thing is that i ALSO have a heart murmur but i comes and goes. Tomorrow i am going to see an electrophysiologist--so i will let you know what happens with that.
I have also heard of hallucinations and other such effects, and don't want to do that to myself. In short, I fear that they may be more trouble than they're worth. I agree also that anxiety is probably the principle cause of my tachycardia, and in any case is certainly making it worse.
This may result in lethargy, heightened anxiety, confusion, depression, hallucinations and other neuropsychiatric side effects. Would suggest discontinuing the drug slowly under medical supervision. 10 mg, b.i.d. (10 mg, twice daily) per week at the maximum, as to prevent catecholamine surge/rebound hypertension or tachycardia. The drug must never be abruptly discontinued. An additional (and far superior) option to run past your M.D.
Medical examiner ruled his death as morbidly obese and cardiomyopathy. Here is list of perscribed meds the Dr's had him on over the last 1 1/2 1. Alprazolam (xanax) antianxiety 2. Zolpidem (ambient) hypnotic 3. Amitriptyline antidepressant 4. Atenolol (Tenormin) side effect control 5. Clonidine (Catapress) Anti ADD antianxiety 6.
I was treated with IV metoprolol for the high blood pressure and heartrate and given ativan to help keep me relaxed while we waited it out. I also had hyperreflexia as well. later that night it happened again not as severe and the ativan was repeated. By the next morning I was feeling better, however when I walked or do little activity my heartrate would increase to 120's. It remained like that for about a week. over the course of the next 3-4 weeks I still had that anxiousnedd in my chest.
I am a very anxious person and HATE to feel the skipped beats so I have been taking Propanolol (and I know the anxiety only makes them worse). I would like to be "med free" so I am working on finding out my triggers. I have cut out caffeine, alcohol, etc. and I am also trying to see if there are any foods that may trigger them. My doctor said that sometimes peppers can cause them??? I ate something with jalepenos last night and I definitely noticed an increase.
One thing I can add to this is that this happens right as I'm drifting off to sleep and I have the feeling like I'm physically falling and 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.
Hello everyone, Just want to know whether anyone else here feels strange 100% of the time? I know that when you have panic attacks you can get numbness and tingling and headache......... but i seem to have it most of the time, pretty much all day. I just feel like im in a dream all the time, im scared all the time, does anyone else get this?
I am having extremely debilitating anxiety right now. Mild chest discomfort but I focus in on it so much that it becomes unbearable. I am always aware of my heartbeat and like above I focus in to it where it just drives me insane. I am expereincing undescribable levels of discomfort and I just dont understand whats wrong with me. My heart rate throughout the day is 90-100 bpm resting, and it shoots up even when I do simple tasks such as walking.
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