Metoprolol and tiredness

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I don't think the metoprolol, a beta blocker which; reduces the force and rate 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.
I have suffered with taking diltiazem(180 mg ER) AND metoprolol (50 mg ER) for atril fibrillation for the past two and a half years. The side effects have been debilitating.. Both drugs have the same side effects and together and one or the other or both create what I can only describe as chaotic turbulence in my chest and pain in my left arm when the second drug kicks in.. My cardiolgist now wants me to add a blood thinner (xarelto) to my meds menu.
Is metoprolol and amlodipine safe to take?Since I am 38 only what would be its long term effects. That is taking the drug for over 30 years? Finally whether the dosage may be changed? Please help.
I just had open heart surgery to remove a myxoma and they sent my home taking 25mg of Metoprolol (half in the morning and half in the evening) I had some problems with afib and they have upped it to 100mg a day 50 in the morning and 50 at night. For the first few days I was very tired and didn't want to do anyting but now I am getting better. I stayed out for almost 6 hours running around with my wife and kids yesterday.
I had MI in 2007 and since have low ef 30-35%. Other meds are AEC-I aspirin/clopidogrel, digoxin, statin, aldectone. Or could this be some other problem related to ef which could be worsening? What should I look for?
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.
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'm torn between trying the metoprolol and going without. I could really use some help and advice here. I'm going to see a cardiologist who specializes in heart arrhythmias in a month. A long time to wait, but I need to go to a specialist as well as my regular family physician. Anyone had a situation similar to mine, especially with regard to tiredness and reflux problems (heartburn) from taking a beta blocker? Thanks very much.
I think I have gotten used to it, and my tiredness is not as bad as it was. I have unhappy dreams every night, however, and I think the BB is part of the driver of that. I do get sleep, however and just try not to think about the coming dream mess when trying to go to sleep.
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.
I had been having long bouts with very annoying PVC's and my cardiologist had prescribed Metoprolol to combat them. It didn't seem to help and she increased the dosage. Still no change. But I had been taking fish oil capsules on occasion to promote heart health and noticed that the PVC's seemed to go away when I took them. I decide to take them daily (twice) and now I can report that my PVC's have disappeared completely!!
I looked at what the side effects are, and guess what, they are; ankle swelling, headache, tiredness, dizziness, stomach upset and others so that could explain why i'm getting all these things happening. I'll see how I go and write down my symptoms. Well thats my day and now I feel so drained so i'm gonna watch TV and chill. Let me know how you have been getting on and take care. Talk to you soon.
Your experience of high heartrate after stopping Toprol XL are not unusual. I tried kicking my 50 mg (25 mg 2x) Metoprolol (long story) and had a 2+ week period of similar high heartrate. You need to come off of it SLOWLY. Work with your cardiologist on how to to this most effectively.
Metoprolol is available in two forms, fast acting Metoprolol Tartrate (Lopressor), and the time release Metoprolol Succinate (Toprol XL). I used both, and found that side effects are similar; tiredness, weight gain, and a slow pulse. Side effects are more pronounced as the dosage is increased. I had dosages from 25mg to 200mg. daily. Other reported effects are loss of libido, tightness in the chest, itching, irregular breathing, and irregular heartbeat.
I have been on metoprolol for 3-4 years. About 2 years ago, I began to experience a lot of tiredness episodes, and my heart was in the low 50s'. It continued down to the 40s'. I was given a pacemaker Oct 08. Also at that time, I was having an episode of A-fib. I was succesfully reverted electrically. I am on 81mg aspirin and 50 mg metoprolol. At the time of the pacemaker implant, I was put on 100mg amiodarone. Seen my heart doctor three months ago and he took me off amiodarone.
Depression, diarrhea, dizziness, itching, rash, shortness of breath, slow heartbeat, tiredness. The chest pains are another issue and could be the result of restenosis of the previous treatment of angioplasty (balloon, stent?). The symptoms of chest pain, excessive sweating , etc. is consistent with ischemia (lack of blood flow) possibly with restenosis or other blockage. It would get an immediate checkup, if it is ischemia there can be permanent damage to the heart cells.
I rarely get PVC's when running, or at least I'm not aware of them. The side effects of the Metoprolol is tiredness and depression. Because I get depressed, I eat and so have gained about 8 lbs. Not good! I also have very weird dreams which means I don't feel rested in the mornings. Depression, Weight Gain and Weird Dreams are all common side effects according to the insert that came with the pills. I really would like to steop taking Metoprolol.
I have lisinopril and diltiazem. I know the beta blockers and, I believe, the hydrochlorothiazide can produce tiredness, as can clonazepam. I don't think citalopram has any effect on tiredness.
He began with metoprolol 2x per day and was switched to toprol xl 25 mg per day. The last post talked about nightmares with toprol. Does metoprolol or toprol bring about panic attacks? I believe my husband is having panic attacks and will not accept it. Is the medication causing this. for one year after his heart attack, he was doing great and then out of the clear, he began getting dizzy, lightheaded, nauseaus, jittery, weak and fatigued.
Now, I only have symptoms of Fatigue, tiredness, sometimes dizzy, and as long as I am taking it easy, Before when I would try to just walk to the bathroom, My heart would start pounding. One time I hyperventalated. I lost 10 lbs in just a couple of days. I had TOO much energy. I stay hydrated now as I know that is not good for you to be dehyrated. The doctor called my condition Postpartum Thyroiditis..Its supposed to go away on its own.
Not sure I want to take the metoprolol, since I tried a beta blocker once for migraine, and the tiredness and dizziness made me feel like a zombie. My already fairly low blood pressure and pulse dropped quite low, which probably accounted for the zombie feeling. Now I also have GERD, and a number of people I know who also have this weren't able to take beta blockers for long because they aggravated the reflux (relaxed the upper stomach sphincter).
Still feels like a large lump and hard to swollow although I've been told there is no goiter. Just constent tiredness and cannot take the heat. It gets up to 90's right now outside. If I go out even for a couple minutes I can hardly breath and it hurts to do so . Is this typical of a thyroid not working right or at all and is at this time inflammed? I feel worthless like things are only getting worse not better since going to doctors. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Side effects of metoprolol and diltiazem: http://www.medhelp.org/drugs/metoprolol/show/3810 http://www.medhelp.org/drugs/diltiazem/show/3734 Both (see above links) list the following as a serious side effect: "nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)." Hopefully you're not having low-grade fever and jaundice along with your abdominal pain and abnormal stools?
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.
Recently, I have noticed an increase in lower leg and pedal edema (mild, but slightly pitting if I'm up all day on my feet). I have cervical disc problems and a type of trigeminal neuralgia and take Neurontin. I also take metoprolol for WPW (only 12.5mg daily). The only other med is Provigil to help counteract the tiredness I get from Neurontin. My doctor suggested Mobic but I haven't had any relief from the joint pain or the strange paresthesia on the bottom of my foot. Any suggestions?
old and never been on medication for a long period of time, so this hyperthyroidism is very new to me and feel down quite a bit because of the headaches and tiredness all the time.
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.
I had an ablation done about 2 years ago and did not resopnd well to it and the afib continued and got worse after 6 months. I've now undergone a second ablation proceedure. I've been out of the hospital for about a week now and continue to remain in sinus rhythm. I'm very optimistic that I may be cured but don't want to get to excited at this point. Has anyone had good results with their second ablation proceedure?
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