Metoprolol and smoking

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Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Avoid lying down for least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
(I had my most significant weight gain 9 years ago when I quit smoking!) My hair is just the same as always - and I haven't had any side effects whatsoever apart from the calming down of the palps which in turn really calms me down. Hope this helps!
Hello, I am 26 and have taken lisinopril (10mg) and metoprolol (25mg 2x per day) for several years to control high blood pressure. I occasionally smoke tobacco from a hookah. For the last two years or so I have noticed that after I do so my entire rib cage feels very tight, swollen and achy. Then for a few days when I breath deeply or move around I sometimes get pains between ribs (it does not feel like lungs... more like between lungs and ribs or between ribs).
He has the shakes so bad he cannot eat, becuase he cannot eat he is losing his appetite and strength. They put him on a beta-blocker Metoprolol. He coughs so bad he chokes.
I smoked cigarettes for 25 years until I quite about 4 years ago and my EP claimed that none of my issues svt or pvcs were due to smoking. That said, smoking does affect your lungs and overall health so smoking in general is not good and quiting was the best thing I could have done for myself my EP proclaimed.
He quit smoking immediately when the doctor told him the heart attack was caused from smoking. (mind you , he has been a welder for 25 years! which inhales smoke daily especially in such confined areas of the ship.) The doctor has taken him off of work for 3 more months because he is still having chest discomfort (but no blocked arteries) and lack of breathe.
If I drink or smoke I tend to have bad episodes with pulse up to 160 and bp 160/100. I have had several EKG's and chest x rays and labs drawn with nothing found. I even had a ecg sonogram of my heart that showed nothing. I frequently have chest pain and abdominal pain after meals. two friends whom I smoked with had their gall bladder go out but I still have mine. I frequently have bowell pain and heart burn s well. Even try maneuvers invade I had a hiatal hernia.
Doctor said my heart attack was from smoking and being an uncontrolled diabetic. I have quit smoking and have been following a proper diet since the heart attack two weeks ago. I am forty five years old. I went back to the ER thinking the numbness and tingles were another heart attack, not so. i had an enzyme test done and it looked good as well as my EKG. I am also wondering if a heart attack can affect your lymph nodes near the left breast and under the arm.
(3) Gaining weight, drinking beer, and smoking would increase your blood pressure. But the fix would be worse than the problem. (4) Yes -- at least until you have this evaluated by your doctor. Consider having a symptom-limited stress test to see if this brings on afib or the symptom you feel when exercising. Hope that helps.
I'm taking 25 mg metoprolol and occationally 10-20 mg of propranolol because of anxiety, sinus tachycardia and PACs. I've got a stress test done, lots of EKG's (one of them uploaded on my profile), Holter, echo x 2, troponine after having a rapid heart rate, and a lot of other blood tests. Everything is completely normal except for the rare PACs and some sinus tachycardia.
It was after this that I was put on the simvastatin and metoprolol. I also take aspirin ( full dose ) and flecainide for the afib. Both the metoprolol and flecainide are taken at a low dose. My readings before I started the simvastatin, were ( 140 total ) HDL 33 LDL 79 and Triglycerides 139 . What has changed is that my HDL has gone down to 24 from 33 LDL has gone down to 65. So basically Everything has gone down, what has him worried is the HDL has gone down.
I went to my general health care doc, and obviously he told me to quit smoking , drink more water and lower my caffeine intake. I had blood work done and an EKG (while I had the chest pains) and everything came back fine. He gave me metoprolol tartrate beta blocker and it helped with the sore chest, but made my anxiety worse. Lowering the caffeine intake to 1-2 cups of coffee a day didn't work much but not smoking for 3-4 days helped immensely.
even though he had lost 100 pounds, quit drinking and quit smoking. I have found if you don't tell you doctor...they really don't care. Well except about their Caddy & house payment. Good Luck !!
Hi All, I read the posts of many people on this forum, and can see that some people are bothered immensely by relatively few PVCs. Others live with (and I am sure are also bothered by) a great deal of PVCs per day. I would be curious to see people answer this post by listing the aspect of their arrhythmia that is particularly problematic for them, and in the instance of PVCs, list the approximate number they experience daily.
But I did have some exotic fish who I did develop a personal relationship with in that they would do certain antics. recognize who fed them and who didn't. And make certain types of noise to let me know I was behind on a water change. Trust me, exotic and not your everday variety. My main interest in the fish was that I love dogs but it was the best I could do in an apartment. The fire fighters assured me that if my fish were alive, they would do everything they could to protect life.
Boy was everything that happened before the diagnosis SCARY!!!! My mother takes 10mg Methimazole and 100mg Metoprolol. She also has hypERthyroidism. We were wondering why she talked so fast:) lol. This is very new and different for us. She is also a smoker. Misunderstanding the Doctor, we are wondering if she can only take the Methimazole for a 2yr. period or if she can take it for her lifetime as long as the hyperthyroidism is regulated?
I have moderately high blood pressure and acid reflux (treated with prilosec) besides that I take no medication besides a magnesium pill and A and D vitamins. I have had a resting ekg, a cardiac event moniter, and an echocardiogram The event moniter showed pvc/pacs. My doctor is not concerned. All have came back normal so I have no structural heart disease. I do have a few questions though. 1.
what happens when you take metoprolol tart 25 mg with bupropion and have obstructive sleep apnea also.
When I'm sitting quietly, my heartbeat actually makes my body rock! When I have PVC's and PAC's, it just about drives me nuts. I'm on 50 mg of metoprolol, which seems to help, but the one thing that I've found that keeps them away is to stay aerobically fit. If I put in 5 to 10 hours weekly on my road or mountain bike, at a good strong pace, then I rarely have PAC's/PVC's, my BP is under 100/70, my resting HR is about 50, and I sleep better.
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.
At the hospital my HR was down to 130-140. An hour or so later my HR was 100-110bpm and they gave me a 25mg metoprolol and sent me home with a script of it. 3 days later sitting on my couch I felt palpitations again. I tried the maneuvers like bearing down (which stopped it for a few seconds) ice cold shower, massaging the vein, blowing out with force, everything the cardio told me to try. I sat in bed for an hour or two doing breathing exercises and got my HR down to 78.
I stop exercising and lost a lot of weight (went from 170lb and 4% body fat to 155lb) and I eventually quit work (lifeguard). My doctor put me on xanax and metoprolol. My Cardio did lots of blood tests, stress tests, echos, and holters. Everything said I had a structurally sound heart (though they did say something about inverted t waves… but then then was never brought up again). Around September (2010) I began to develop PVC’s and my anxiety kept me from enrolling back into college.
I was prescribed Aspirin 81mg, Plavix 75mg, Lovastatin 10mg and Metoprolol ER 25 mg all as daily doses. I understand the first three but have trouble understanding why the metoprolol. I am concerned it will lower my heart rate and or blood pressure and I will not feel well. Is this a valid concern?
For the past 4 months I have had trouble with laying flat and forced to sit up cause of chest tightening. I also have been wheezing at times with the tightening. First we (dr.& I) thought it was my COPD, but my lungs sound fine and I wheeze at the oddest times, like when I am doing nothing or just walking to the mailbox. Yesterday I felt odd with shortness of breath while I sat up in bed. What can this be? The doctor said it might be heart trouble and not my COPD.
now i am a little over weight but before i used to go to gym and run and i never had something like this.Its been 10 months since i quit smoking and i never drink to get drunk just a glass of wine in dinner or when i go out but normal.Any way lets hope it never comes back but if it does i will go straight to the hospital,i will not wait to get better.May be i can get in time and measure it with EKG.
At first my cardiologist put me on Metoprolol and that made me cloudy minded and super tired. Then he put me on Atenolol and that did not stop it. I went to an EP and he said that he wouldn't recommend ablation for someone my age from the spot he sees the PVC's coming from. So now he has me on acebutolol 200mg twice a day. I've been on it for two days now and haven't notice any clearing of the PVC's does anyone now if this medicine takes time to get into your system?
Getting a new PCP and cardiologist and starting over. One says I have heart rhythm problems, one labels it anxiety, and all fight over which medications will or won't work... and now my providers are not talking to each other because of their disagreements... all to my expense... causing me more anxiety and more heart related issues.
My currently cardiologist put me on metoprolol 12.5 mg as I am very bradycardic, sitting up and talking at 48 BPM and do not have BP issues, and says that this medication is more for my symptoms and not my extra beats...and that these are not harmful, no matter how I am feeling and they are completely begnin and are not going away, and just continue to reassure my self that I have been "checked" out.
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