Metoprolol and nightmares

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I hated the Toprol XL due to the severe depression and nightmares. I switched to the generic form (metoprolol) which wasn't the extended release... more immediate effect and doesn't last as long in the system. This approach does not cause me nightmares or depression. I am 36 and mine started suddenly as well... very disconcerting. Good Luck! On a side note, we're neighbors!!! Hello from Carroll County MD!!!
Doctors tell him that it might be due to his heart medications. He takes metoprolol 100mgx 2, Nitron, and cipro. Are any of these pills responsible for this coldness. He also has been experiencing vivid nightmares and calling out in his sleep. The second thing is could you tell me the difference in the symptoms for atrial fib. and pvc? Thanks for your help and this wonderful service!
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 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...
It sounds like you could be having nocturnal panic attacks. I do have PAC's and tachy and they have caught my racing at night..over 160BPM. I have very vivid nightmares that my husband usually has to wake me from...I have hyperventilated several times upon waking like that...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 used Toprol, Metoprolol (longest, several years) and now Atenolol for the past year. I moved from Toprolol and Slow Release beta blockers to generic to lower cost. I was looking at Propranolol which I see is a "non-selective" beta blocker, and it may therefore have an unwanted sleep disturbance side-effect. Yet, it is prescribed, I read, to lower nightmare problems by lowering the higher heart rate and adrenalin associated with nightmares. ..
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.
I mainly suffer from fatigue and vivid nightmaress....the nightmares are the worst. Had 3 MI's in Jan this year. Keep the docs posted on side effects. http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?
Hello, I had been taking half inderal la 80mg for the prevention of my severe migraine attacks for 3 weeks, after the second week i had developed side effects that consisted of nightmares, problems with sleeping and a rash and itching all over my body. I had immediately visited my doctor and she put me on another beta blocker - 50mg metropolol - in hope that the side effects would dissapear. It has been a week and the itching nor the rash have not subsided.
I will try again, this subject has not brought any responses in an attempt a few months back. 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.
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.
Having nightmares and waking up really, really hot, burining up, sweating with arms tingling. Does any one take this same pill and have these symptoms? 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?
The Calcium Channel Blocker should help, but seems it doesn't take care of the high HR. I take both Metoprolol and Diltiazem, 50 mg and 240 mg respectively. They seem to work well together. Maybe you can take a lower dose of Metoprolol along with the Diltiazem, perhaps at a higher dose. Your post implies you nightmares are gone now that you are off of the BB... the CCB may also have that side effect.
I was having headaches (like a tight band around my head) I started to stutter and have palpitations all of the time and vivid nightmares. I had a recent AVNRT episode and the ER doc gave me Metroprolol twice a day and I feel great. It is something about the extended release that doesn't set well with me. I'm usually not a fan of generic meds, but in this case, I prefer it over Toprol.
Maybe because I was exposed to panic attack at night (my first time) and I started to think that nights give me nightmares.. So yeah! and also weather.. when it gets colder, my anxiety fluctuates =\ Not a glorious feeling..
You didn't mention any condition, such as atrial fibrillation, that could be the cause, I assume none were noted on the Holter or EKG tests, or even stethoscope can pick AFib up. Metoprolol is the normal beta blocker for lowering HR and BP, but it doesn't work the same in all people, maybe a change to another medication should be tried. One advantage for Metoprolol is its wide-spread experience (safety) and generic lower cost. Oh, I am on Metoprolol to lower my high HR driven by AFib.
Hello, I have frequent PVCs, a holter moniter registered 5000+ in one day (and that was a good day). On my last EKG, my Dr. said there was some question about a long QT interval, she said it was nothing to worry about, she didn't even mention it at the time (also, I have had yearly EKGs for about 3 years running, no mention of long QT interval). She also found my TSH levels were high. She put me on 40mg of Inderal, which helps the PVCs.
Decreased effect of metoprolol - NSAIDS, salycylates, barbiturates, rifampin, clonidine. The dosage and frequency depend upon the individuals metabolism and the drug being used. There are no substitutes to beta-blockers. There are no drugs to counteract the side effects of beta blockers. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
Decreased effect of metoprolol - NSAIDS, salycylates, barbiturates, rifampin, clonidine. The dosage and frequency depend upon the individuals metabolism and the drug being used. There are no substitutes to beta-blockers. There are no drugs to counteract the side effects of beta blockers. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
Decreased effect of metoprolol - NSAIDS, salycylates, barbiturates, rifampin, clonidine. The dosage and frequency depend upon the individuals metabolism and the drug being used. There are no substitutes to beta-blockers. There are no drugs to counteract the side effects of beta blockers. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
Increased effect of metoprolol amiodarone, cimetidine, diltiazem, nifedipine, nicardipine, verapamil, flecainide, hydralazine, MAO inhibitors, quinidine, ciprofloxacin, propafenone, oral contraeptives, fluoxetine, sertraline. Decreased effect of metoprolol NSAIDS, salycylates, barbiturates, rifampin, clonidine. The dosage and frequency depend upon the individuals metabolism and the drug being used. There are no substitutes to beta-blockers.
i know i am having a nightmare and i can't wake myself up i know and can feel myself trying to wake up and can't VERY SCARY, luckily my husband has always been there when i've had them and he could feel me shaking and moaning he knows i'm having them and has to shake me hard to get me awake, why am i having such bad nightmares and why am i so scared that i can't wake myself up, that's what scares me most, what if i have one and he's not there to help me?
I was previously on metoprolol and had awful nightmares, way worse dizziness and light headedness, heavy leg sensations, etc. Bystolic has been way better for me. Best of luck to you!
e. atenolol) and calcium channel blockers (i.e. cardizem) can interact with each other and cause a slow heart rate. What does your heart rate usually run? What type of palpitations do you have and do you have any symptoms from them? Here is some additional information about beta-blockers: Both betaxolol (brand name - Kerlone) and carvedilol (brand name -Coreg) belong to a class of medications called beta-blockers.
Decreased effect of metoprolol - NSAIDS, salycylates, barbiturates, rifampin, clonidine. The dosage and frequency depend upon the individuals metabolism and the drug being used. There are no substitutes to beta-blockers. There are no drugs to counteract the side effects of beta blockers. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
says I could try a beta blocker for my pvc's. I have tried one a long time ago,(1983) and didn't like it because it made me feel sluggish. Could you comment on a beta blocker that you think is ok, and maybe has few side effects?If there is such a thing. Also ,I just started taking one each, potassium and magnesium pill a day, on the suggestion of this forum. Could be too early to tell, but it seems to be helping. Is this phsyco-symatic on my part or is there something to this as well? Thanks.
I still have chest and neck pressure and fullness when I exert myself and even slightly at rest. I have an achy feeling in my chest and neck and my heart feels like it beats more rapidly when I exert myself. I also have a dry cough. The altace and metoprolo were stopped. I am still symptomatic.
) so you probably have some answers from others. I started 25 mg Metoprolol last fall and at first I had feelings of my toes and fingers going to sleep and I was also very tired. So because I didn't feel much like exercising I gained some weight. However, now my body is used to the medication. I lost the weight, am no longer tired, toes and fingers no longer feel numb and I can still jog. PS Some people do get weird dreams and those I still have.
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