Metoprolol and heart rate

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I don't think the metoprolol, a beta blocker which; reduces the force and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> of the contraction of the heart, is causing this. The medicines that you take for hyperthyroidism might cause some exacerbation of the "hard heart beat" symptoms, especially if they are contraindicated with metoprolol, of course. Your doctor should be on top of this and I would let him know about it, especially if it just started, or is getting worse.
) My doctor says my heart looks healthy other than having a fast heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> (resting 112-stress test up to 188) and some extra beats here and there. He prescribed metoprolol to take only on an as needed basis since i don't need it every day. My question is, is it ok to take on an as needed basis? Per the instructions that came with the prescription it says to take exactly as directed (which is daily) because of serious side effects (heart attack, stroke).
LOL So, after hearing this my electrophysiologist told me that he rarely treats anyone with Nadolol anymore (I've been on it since I was 14, and that was 22 years ago) because it's an older-style beta-blocker. He told me that he wanted to switch me to Metoprolol, which acts more directly on the heart and not other organs. He started me off on a dose of 100mg per day. And, here is the freak in me. I'm so scared to start taking this medication.
Last night I woke up sweaty and little bit fast heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span>. Should this medicine be taken in the morning or at night? I have been taking it during the day and it just makes me groggy and slow. Please share your experiences. Thanks!!!
Kathy, Thanks for the post. Q:" ... I believe you suggested an alternative medication - what was it and how does it differ from metoprolol?" Some of the medications that may be helpful (without any proof to demonstrate effectiveness) would be acebutolol or hyoscamine. Acebutolol is a beta-blocker with instrinsic sympathomimetic activity, so it tends to not slow the heart rate as much. Hyoscamine is a vagolytic, and is often used to treat nasuea.
And of course knowing they gave me this to lower my heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> makes me nervous. And with my anxiety disorder I am taking my blood pressure every hour. I know that doesn't help. But dealing with the metoprolol, it has dropped me to 88/55 at times, today 112/73, then 93/55 then 142/70. I get hot flashes, shakes, tingling arms, a general feeling of panic when I see my reading is low or I feel the shakes.... Could it be the drug? Does anyone else take this and have these symptoms?
I was taken off of the ramipril and put on 12.5mg of metoprolol twice a day. I started Monday and my heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> hardly ever goes above 60 bpm; even standing and when I walk at a normal pace it stays in the 70's. I can't go for long walks without being exhausted, though today I was happy that I managed to get my heart rate up to 102 (at that pace it normally would have been at 118-124). I'm feeling tired often. Are these side effects temporary?
I was taken off of the ramipril and put on 12.5mg of metoprolol twice a day. I started Monday and my heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> hardly ever goes above 60 bpm; even standing and when I walk at a normal pace it stays in the 70's. I can't go for long walks without being exhausted, though today I was happy that I managed to get my heart rate up to 102 (at that pace it normally would have been at 118-124). I'm feeling tired often. Are these side effects temporary?
Stop all of the drugs and their debilitating and potentially life-threatening side effects, and get swimming goggles and start lap-swimming at a pool for 45 minutes a day stopping every 5 minutes to let your heart relax. You will see a steady drop in your resting heart-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> over weeks and months and, if you continue the program, you won't need Beta Blockers or Calcium Channel-Blockers because your heart-rate will be down to where your doctor will have no reason to prescribe them.
I find on 25mg my heart rate sits around 60--75 for most of the day which is perfect for me since my heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> is affected by my IST during the day time, and usually comes back down to a normal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> on its own at night time.
5 yrs had adverse effects from it - its used to slow the heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> and lower blood pressure.. I have palps - it helped but didnt really knock the b.p down enough. - there are so meny side effects from beta blockers, sleepless nights is one - vivid dreams and nightmares internal shakes, itching- numbness in hands and feet - headaches- cramping everywhere bloating belly - waight gain (rapid) as well balding -and thinning of hair is very common. some people get blurred vision from this med.
Hello. Just a quick question. I was put in metoprolol just to slow my heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> a little ...about a month ago but it been making me feel really weird immediately after taking it for hours and hours. I contacted my doctor and his nurse told me to stop taking it over the weekend and monitor my heart rate over the weekend. However I've read it's extremely dangerous to just stop this medication and now I'm a little scared. My dose is only 12.5 mg a day.
I found it totally ineffective with any of these problems. It did however lower my BP, slow my cardiac <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span>, and made SVT episodes easier to convert. Also, the dose you are taking is small, so there is room to adjust. I "zombied out" at 200mg./day It felt like a cinder block was on my chest if I tried to do anything. I was fine at 100mg/day, and continue today at 75mg/day following my ablation.
The effect of metoprolol on POTS happens because your heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> is slowed down. A racing heart in the setting of POTS often beats ineffectively because the blood flow back to the heart isn't as good as when your heart is racing when exercising, which causes the heart to fill less and pump less blood, even at a high heart rate. As far as I understand, non-selective beta blockers like propranolol are more effective, as they also are causing the blood vessels to contract a little.
I am taking metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice and day because my heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> was a little high when I saw my doctor 122 bpm. I was on 50mg twice a day, but my doc cut it due to side effects. I'm still suffering side effects, stiff arms, legs, and depression. I am also having some difficulty with my blood sugar, stays low. I feel like all I do is eat, when I asked my cardiologist he said to talk to my general practitioner.
Hi all I am a 23 year old female with a history of palpitations and rapid heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span>. I also have a mild mitral valve prolapse. I was placed on metoprolol 25mg twice a day for this issue. I only take 25mg in the morning however, my cardiologist is aware and is fine with it. I have been contemplating pregnancy for a while now and wanted to try to wean myself off of the metoprolol so my cardiologist just said that the dose was so small I could just stop taking it.
Funny that you mention the Ativan thing in the ER. I went the ER where I worked and my heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> went up to 170 out of the blue after they gave me some medicine for a headache. They did an EKG and of course, it was sinus tach, so they gave me Ativan.....long story short, I was admitted for the high heart rate, the Ativan bottomed my blood pressure everytime I stood and I too, slept for over 24hrs. I was put on Metoprolol succinate 12.
yes I have stopped using metoprolol and didn't experience any side effects -- blood pressure and heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> not being side effects, they are direct and intended effects.
does metoprolol regulate your heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span>, preventing an increased heart pace when having a pacemaker?
I have had episodes of SVT for my entire life and was diagnosed with WPW 30 years ago. My episodes also always go away on their own -- usually with in the first few minutes if I can lay prone and do some valsalva maneuvers, although I occasionally have gone to the ER for monitoring only because if the SVT lasts too long my BP gets a little low.
now i take half two hours apart and still my heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> goes high when i am up,but bp goes low and i go very low at night as soon as i put my feet up. i fluctuate all day.
Last month I had a 24 hr, halter monitor and the dr. said I had episodes of a fast heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span>. She put me on metoprolol succ er .25 mg once a day. This has helped but I am very anxious about taking meds. When I started the meds I was working in school and didn't think much about it, but now that I am off for the summer, I am a little more anxious and have been having an occasional skipped beat when I am not busy. Could this be a result of anxiety? My heart does not race .
That is, your stay in afib longer and it is becoming more difficult to control heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> and symptoms. At this point I would recommend you see your cardiologist for a new evaluation to include a history, physical exam, resting ECG, holter monitor (EKG monitor that measures rhythm for a prolonged period), and possibly an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart). You should also ask your physician about antiarrhythmic therapy (drugs that help maintain normal sinus rhythm).
Granted if I think about it too much I still get a bit nervy buy I can exercise and my heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> will be normal and I can hit target heart rate after significant exertion rather than just from walking to the toilet! I do not know whether the problem will come back after I stop the meds but I do know that thinking about it makes it worse. Easier said than done - not thinking about it. Hope this helps.
I had hyperactive thyroid which gave me a fast heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> and they put me on 25 mg metoprolol 2x per day since Feb 2008. Had thyroid surgery this Nov 28th adn everyone assumed I can now go off the beta blocker and heart rate should go back to normal Did 2 weeks of only 25mg 1x per day Now 3 days ago doc says take the 25mg pill and cut it in half 12.5mg and take every monring. But my pulse is back up to the 80s and low 90s.
My heart pounds like crazy for hrs after I eat...and now the beta blocker is not keeping my heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> down and I'm short of breath. EVerytime I go to the er they say its anxiety. There is only one cardiology group I can go to with my insurance. Is this a symtom of my heart giving out ? Can someone plz help ! My heart beats very fast after I eat....or if I try and get up and do anything at all. I have no swolen ankles or feet. They say my ekg and echol came back normal.
The first thing that happens is the breathing issue and those dang heart palpitations. Now, I read labels like crazy scanning for wheat and gluten, and bake my own gluten-free breads. My cardiologist NEVER thought of this angle; he just kept throwing more pills at me to take, which weren't helping, including switching me to channel blockers, which were even worse! I'd gotten to the point that I told my hubby that I thought I was actually dying. No; I KNOW I was dying.
I was taking metoprolol er 25mg in the morning, 50mg over night for hbp and palpitations. After an ER visit for high heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> and blood pressure I've been put on 50mg metoprolol tatrate during day and 50mg at night. Since the switch I've been having really bad diarrhea and gas problems and at night my hands ache and feel kind of stuff but not swollen. Is this common?
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