Metoprolol and shortness of breath

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Looking up side effects of Flecainide I do not see any mention of shortness of breath, a common side effect of the often taken beta blocker medications. I think you should discuss with your doctor as soon as possible.
My question is, is if I get short of breath easily and my pulse is normal does that mean I am just out of shape? Or could it still be my heart?
Now, how would that cause shortness of breath? Before there can be shortness of breath the hempdynamic system needs to be compromised...What mechanism or etiogenical significance is being relied on to produce SOB with a normal generated pulse from a pacemaker? If mother's pulse wasn't normal, then there could be pacemaker problem.
Jerry, I also get very short of breath and and a heavy feeling in my chest when I have a short burst of energy, and I also can manage a full aerobic class and feel fine. I have congenital corrected transposition of the great vessels and I thought that perhaps I was letting my imaginination run away with me. I did mention this to my cardiogolist but he didn't really make a comment. I thought he thought I was crazy.
I am on metoprolol and with a slower heart rate it does feel as if you are out of breath after exertion.... due to the slower heart rate and therefore less blood gets pumped/beat. This is one reason you stop taking a beta blocker before a stress test. Not really a true side effect when you consider the reason why one takes a beta blocker.
No, not from Metropolol and I took it for years. The only side effects I had were shortness of breath when exercising and night sweats. But Statins can cause what you are complaining about. Are you taking them?
So, my cardio took me off of the ramipril and put me on 12.5 mg of metoprolol twice a day and in addition to my 12.5 of HCTZ. However, after a week of feeling exhausted, having a resting heart rate consistently in the low 50s, and not much higher otherwise, I complained during my follow up. My cardio gave me some samples of 10 mg coreg to take once a day and a prescription to fill if the side effects from the metoprolol do not get any better.
However, you would notice a difference after 24 hours when you usually top up your body with the drug. The usual symptoms are stronger angina, such as increased shortness of breath, mild chest pains etc. I found it harder to breathe and it's hardly surprising taking into account that my body was used to this drug for 2 years. Weening off gently allowed my body to adapt rather than shocking it into having a more reactive and powerful circulatory system.
I felt terrible, chest pains and shortness of breath at rest and lots of headaches. I refused to let that cardiologist anywhere near me again, so they had to find me someone else. Since then, blockages in my arteries were stented and I was able to come off my beta blockers. I stopped them immediately, because nobody believed 1.25mg would cause a problem. WRONG. I had palpitations, and felt nauseous and found it very hard to breathe. My Doctor made me start them again.
I have also had very painful musculoskeletal chest pain and ankle joint pain. I had severe asthma, shortness of breath and fatigue. After a lot of dizziness and other pain, and discussions with my doctor, I slowly decreased my dose and have been Metoprolol free for two days. My cough, wheeze, pain etc has almost gone. I have immediately more energy and also no dizziness. My legs and ankles still hurt and I have tight calves. I hope my body returns to what it used to be.
I checked with pharmacist and he said both Metoprolol and Atacand have shortness of breath side effects and spoke again with my dr and he said I should continue for a while.... because I have been using them for 3 month now... any suggestions?
My blood pressure is regulated again, yet the breathing issue persists. Its a slight shortness of breath, not major but enough to know something is not right...any clue if I need to worry? Or an idea of where to seek the answer would be great...I realize my age is young, but I have enough issues to qualify to at least 45 haha...please help!
), varying pulse, Heart palpitations/Flutters, extreme shortness of breath, left arm pain (not always), nausea, irritable, restlessness NOTE: This does not seem to be stress related. Also, this happens when sitting, standing and lying down. This illness has brought us to the Emergency Room numerous amount of times (atleast 30 times in the past 3 years) in fear of something is wrong at the time.
I have been to the hospital a couple of times to try and diagnose why I have continous stomach gas and shorness of breath. It is making it very dificult to get any rest. At one point they found fluid in my leg and went on Lasix. Now I am on Lasix to remove the fluid they found with the echo gram around my heart. I also had a cat scan and no blot clots are present in my lungs. The GI doctor told me that the best he can do is keep me on Prevacid for my gas issues.
I took Toprol XL 25mg for more than 3 years and weened myself over a period of two weeks. I did not have the side effects that you are complaining about, but shortness of breath and terrible night sweats - I am glad, I got rid of it.
) dizziness, nausea, tachycardia,gastroinestinal problems, palpitations, rapid heart beat, tremulusness,weakness mostly in the legs, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, mood swings, migraines and other headaches, visual problem such as blurred vision, tunnel vision, graying out, blacking out, and fainting. Once again i hope that you have found the answers you were so desperately seeking and if not yet i hope you find them soon take care.
When they were trying to control rate with JUST beta blockers... I took 200 of propranolol and 300 of metoprolol and occasional 100 of labetalol here and there. It helped but it worked a LOT better when other classes of drugs were added. Since the point is to slow you down, it generally SLOWS you down. When I was on THAT much, I felt like I was nailed to the couch. Now, instead I take coreg as a beta blocker and diltiazem, and flecainide and lisinopril.
Now ( I have not AF now), I am using 50 mg in the morning and 12,5 mg in the evening. I hope this is enough to prevent a new AF episode. Since the eighties I have tried to use many beta blockers. Atenolol has been selected as the best. I cannot tolerate eg. bisoprolol. Of calcium channel blockers Verapamil is forbidden, and Dilmin was not good, and maybe the other calcium channel blockers are not suitable either.
At two months post-AVR, I am still having shortness of breath (started shortly before surgery) and coughing (started 2 wk post surgery) sufficient to impair my activities, including cardiac rehab. My recovery has been rapid and uneventful. A month or so ago, I had a low-grade fever and intermittent pain in my left shoulder, suggestive of Dressler's, but the other symptoms have gone and I still have these. They do not seem to be improving.
I've only been taking metoprolol tartrate for 4 days and it's making me feel sick, shortness of breath, and some chest pains. I went to the dr wednesday for being lightheaded for 2 weeks and my blood pressure was up and my heart rate was up a little, I think it was up because I was so anxious and scared. but he gave me these anyways. I think they are the wrong meds for me. I've read up on some info on them and it's not really what i need i dont know why i'm taking them.
I was diagnosed with asthma a couple years ago and it seems as if the beta blocker is causing shortness of breath and a feeling that seems similar to how I feel after exercising, a sort of chest tightness I would say. Is this common for beta blockers to do to people with asthma? I am afraid that the dose will be increased as my blood pressure is still high (last two readings were 132/100 and 140/92). I am going to talk to my PCP tomorrow about it as well.
On discharge I had an ef of 20% which has decreased to 10 over the past 2 years. I have some shortness of breath with exertion, but that's it. I work in construction, carrying 30-80 pound loads, climb ladders, 8-12 hour workdays, etc. Again, with some expected shortness of breath but nothing else, no edema, arrhythmias, chest pain, etc. Amiodarone, metoprolol, lisino, spirono, aspirin, lipitor. I feel as good as before but wonder about the future beyond the doctors wait and see prognosis.
He complains of shortness of breath, fatigue and cold hands and feet. He has asked his doctor if these symptoms are related to Metoprololl and, if so, if the dosage should be lowered. His doctor said no to both questions. He had a heart attack 10 years ago and was treated with a stent. He should be exercising--at least walking daily--but lacks the energy. His interests in doing hobbies , etc is limited. He constantly complains about low stamina "I just can't do much anymore.
I have PVCs and they are almost always associated with shortness of breath or "can't breath" for a second. I asked my cardiologist about it and he said not to worry, but it sure is a scary feeling. It is weird how my heart's electrical system is associated with breathing when I have PVCs. I am 40 years old, fit, but I drink 2-3 drinks a day... I know that's not good for you necessarily, but it is what it is. It actually helps me regulate stress and sleep good.
Hi, B 12 deficiency can cause disorientation, vertigo, migraines and shortness of breath. However metoprolol can also cause dizziness, lightheadedness and ataxia or problem with balance. Metoprolol seems to be the major factor causing vertigo in your case. I would suggest you to discuss this with your treating doctor as you may need dose adjustment. Hope this helps!
Funny thing is, when I went to the doctor with extreme shortness of breath, it was determined that my heart was not the cause. I had a couple of echos and a TEE (ultrasound of the heart from inside) and they came out fine. It wasn't until about 2 years later that the cardiomyopathy showed up and I was not nearly as short of breath--not even close! It is believed that the frequency of my pvcs was the cause of the impairment. Have you had the standard tests to rule out anything else going on?
Tired shortness of breath,stomach bloating.be off for 6month. Still having shortness of breath,red chest,increased palpatations and skipped beats,usually 5 to 6 hr. after mild exercise. also had asthma test.the dr just gave up they don't know the cause but i want to do things very liminted due to shortness of breath. could it be the drugs are not out of my system yet since my heart rate is still normal?
I have been on the beta blocker about 9 months and I have not had any shortness of breath related to the medication. I hope this helps you...
Just wanted to add i have had no shortness of breath and forgot to mention that ive been to ER 5 times.
(heart attack like) nausea, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, headache, confusion, cold extremities, high and low BP, fatigue. BP at time of admission to the hospital averaged 140/70, HR 60-70, ECG showed MI and an elevated ST. I had been complaining to my cardiologist about these symptoms since the end of November (One month following left artery stent placement).
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