Metoprolol for arrhythmias

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Many of us on ths forum have dealt with SVT all our lives. A bunch of us have had it cured through a cardiac ablation procedure. Just wanted to let you know that youmare far from alone. I am friendly with a young woman who gets SVT episodes with each of her pregnancies. She has 4 children. Once she delivers, the SVT disappears. Google "metoprolol and, pregnancy" and I'm sure you'll get an answer. By the way, metoprolol did absolutely nothing for my SVT episodes.
MY HEART WENT OFF RHYTHM FOR ABOUT 24 HRS., IT WAS GOING ABOUT 2 HUNDRED SOMETHING BEATS A MIN. AFTER DOING A TEE, MY DR FOUND THAT MY MITRAL VALVE HAD NOT GROWN COMLETELY CLOSED. AND OCCASIONALLY THERE IS A BACK FLOW OF BLOOD THAT CAUSES MY HEART TO GO OFF RHYTHM. SINCE THEN, IT HAS NOT GONE OFF RHYTHM FOR LONGER THAN A MINUTE OR 2. HE HAS ME ON 50 MG OF METOPROLOL, BID. I KNOW THAT I'VE HEARD THE TERM A FIB FROM HIM AND OTHER DOCTORS.
, and I don't feel a blood rush any more. I have been on generic Metoprolol XL 50mg for 1 month, and now 25mg for 1 month. As I said, there were significant side effects, especially on 50mg. The side effects on 25mg seem to be slowly lessening, and they sure beat the nagging, incessant PVC's and tachy.
I had a baby boy in December 2013 while actively taking 50 mg of metoprolol er succinate for 3 years prior to the pregnancy for a tachycardia heart rate, I was bumped up to 75 mg during the pregnancy... Happy to report...
I was previously diagnosed with PSVT and the prescribed medication (metoprolol) does seem to pretty well control that atrial arrhythmia. My concern is with the PVCs that have become so frequent in the last few months and at times become quite uncomfortable, causing wooziness and some angina. I also have frequent syncope and bradycardia. During 1 particularly bad spell my heart rate went down to 30-32 for a few minutes.
do you have a-fib? I took flecainide for yrs for my a-fib and it worked fine for me. Then at other times I was put on rhythmol and it worked equally good. The only problem with these anti-arrhthymics is that after being on them for a long period of time they can become pro-arrhythmic and actually bring on the episodes. The Dr will usually not put someone on these who has something structurally wrong with their heart. Like Jerry said, most Dr.
I use Pranolol for adrenaline-induced PACs, anxiety/sinus tachycardia and probably some SVT, though this is never found on EKG. 10 mg a day is a minimal dosage. I use 10 + 10 and I'm surprised it even works. Those using high amounts of Pranolol / Metoprolol use 200-300 mg a day. Maybe I'm a little stupid here, but a heart rate of 170 while running (on a time schedule) doesn't seem high at all.
I always thought my low pulse was normal as I work out a lot, but the doc said that it should be higher for my age (61) and that this might be a cause of my symptoms. I had more severe episodes after that which included not only dizziness, but flush feelings in the back of my neck, arms, and legs, and some chest tightness. This resulted in a bad episode where I was taken by 911 to the hospital for suspected heart attack.
I have taken Toprol XL 50 for several years, not to control high blood pressure or other cardiac condition, but because I have had 4 serious public speaking related crash and burn episodes (one landed me in the ER) that my cardiologist said was likely a-fib. My pharmacy switched me to the Sandoz generic in Sept 2007 and all seemed to be going well until January 2008 when I started having arrhymias, mostly at bedtime (lying flat), causing me to sleep in a chair a number of nights.
Recently diagnosed w/ PSVT. I underwent brain CAT Scan, heart ultrasound, ECGs, & blood testing; all were normal. Only after a Holter was PSVT diagnosed. Cause unknown and I do have blood tests scheduled to check for adrenal / thyroid problems. My heart rate is normally 60-70 BPM resting & BP 120-130 Systolic / 80-86 diastolic (w/o medication) but at times it goes to 100-130 BPM & 150-160 Systolic / 90-110 Diastolic. Sometimes I noticed it & sometimes not but Holter showed it.
10-20 per day usually, bad hormonal days (200 per day) for which I take 25 mg. metoprolol to calm things down) Why they have consumed my life: sudden start, no explanation, the feeling that the doctors have missed something, the fact that I can make my heart skip beats on cue by sitting down too fast, taking off too fast, going out in the cold or extreme heat, or laying down too quickly, and fear of dying from arrhythmia.
Without knowing the actual mechanism behind the SVTParoxysmal (psvt), can metoprolol actually cause more harm than good? People take beta blockers for this all the time. If you had WPW and got atrial fibrillation, a beta blocker could cause problems. But this is very rare. I think you are letting your anxiety about the medication get the best of you. 6. Can SVTParoxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (psvt) be position dependent?
Hi, I'm happy to hear that Metoprolol works for you. It's awesome to wake up and not have those little devils wake up with you!! I dont' think you'll have any problems. It sounds like you are taking the NON extended release form once a day and it's working and that's awesome. Beta Blockers as a whole are a wonder drug. They make things flow smoother. They have always worked for me...I just can't take the generics I guess.
My PCP told me it could be the Metoprolol and I have been off of it for 4 days now. My heart rate is fine and I was down to a very low dose anyway. I am wondering if it will take longer to get it out of my system or if it may be the Digoxin ro something completely different. Please if anyone has experienced this let me know.
I am a 73 year old female & have been on metoprolol for 14 months & have no problems with an elevated heart rate. After my exercise on a treadmill 42 minutes at 3.7 with an elevation of 6 it will get to 100 - 110 and then on cool down will get in the 90's. The rest of the time it is 60 or 70's. When I was in rehab, it seemed to be a little high after exercise but never 133.
36 Sex: Female Comments: Why they have consumed my life: Sudden start, no explanation, the feeling that the doctors have missed something, the fact that I can make my heart skip beats on cue by sitting down too fast, taking off too fast, going out in the cold or extreme heat, or laying down too quickly, and fear of dying from arrhythmia. Plus I have an obsessive disorder which makes it hard for me to ignore them.
2) Are there any alternatives to regular blood pressure medication for treating SVT? I was taking metoprolol tartrate 25 mg twice daily, but this caused me to experience chest pressure. My cardiologist took me off of it and put me on a low dose of cardizem. I haven't experienced any ill effects so far from cardizem, but I would much rather find a natural treatment for SVT like acupuncture or natural medicines. I know that bearing down can help stop an episode of it...
Considering the known proarrhythmic properties of Mexitil and the lack of evidence of improved survival for any antiarrhythmic drug in patients without life-threatening arrhythmias, the use of Mexitil as well as other antiarrhythmic agents should be reserved for patients with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia". Please consult with your Doctor to make an educated decision about your Drug Choices.
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I have had no episodes since I've been on the metoprolol (admittedly only two weeks and I can go for months without symptoms) and it only makes me feel mildly out of it but I certainly prefer that feeling to death, a pacemaker, or a stroke. On the other hand, if one of these near-syncopal episodes or even a syncopal episode were to happen while driving, for example, it could be catastrophic. I guess if I were having symptoms all the time, the decision would be easy.
Endurance athletes are more likely to develop harmful arrhythmias. Getting your heart rate into the target zone for your age group for 30 minutes per day is fine. In years past it was felt that more=better. That is quickly changing. Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs like verapamil) would probably be your next choice. Please discuss this with your doc.
Since then I've felt generally better each day and except for the very odd extra beat I have had no arrhythmias in almost three weeks. Prior to the procedure I had 3-5 a day.
Since then I had a really bad flair up of PVC's that landed me in the ER last week. I went for a follow up with my GP this past Tuesday and he added 12.5mgs of Metoprolol (sp) a day along with my 120mgs of Cartia XT 2 times a day. The first day it was WONDERFUL, not one PVC then yesterday they flared up again. My question is, is there a time frame for your body to adjust before this combo of meds will begin to work effectively for the PVC's?
then I was sent back to my family doctor who decided to check my blood for anemia - I'm currently waiting for the results. I don’t have many symptoms, but I have trouble falling asleep because my heartbeat doesn’t slow down enough and I’ve never been able to run without becoming lightheaded, but I’ve never been very athletic either. I do enjoy walking and a 30 mile hiking trip isn’t a problem. What I really don't understand is where I43.0 falls on the list of cardiomyopathy types.
My EP said we could go to stronger meds, and the next step up is Flecainide which I have so far declined I take 100 mg (50 mg twice a day) of Metoprolol ER to control my HR, I too get into trouble with the BP getting too low if I take more, it works well for slowing my HR, but nothing for stopping the AFib. I also take an anticoagulant, Warfarin, are you on one? If not I suggest you ask your doctor if you should be...
I found myself no longer able to exercise without becoming short of breath and noticed my pulse was climbing. The day it reached 180 beats/minute I became frightened. I tried for months to find a physician to take me seriously. Finally in August 2009 I found a doctor that was willing to try to find out what was happening to me, as I was progressively getting worse. My echo showed I have mild mitral regurgitation. BMP, CBC, Free T4, and TSH were all within normal limits.
Yes, I agree. I've mentione before here that there are probably many people misdiagnosed with panic disorder that are really experiencing a cardiac anomoly. I'd add that SVT is often fleeting, and by the time the patient gets an EKG, the event has passed. With nothing to see, the patient is diagnosed with having a panic attack. It was good that you persevered and it was "caught on tape" so to speak.
Now I have PVCs all the time, haven't backed the dose down, still taking 100 mg of Toprol XL twice a day - My question is - can you build a tolerance to a cardio-selective beta blocker like metoprolol? I see no other explanation why my arrhythmias continue to increase on such a high dose of this medication. ????? Thanks!
Had some undesirable side effects with meds so dr. reduced metoprolol to 25 mg 2x per day and added Verapamil 120mg. Been on this for about a week now. Heartrate hangs out around 50 bpm and BP is 100/60. Exercising HR not never gets over 110 even running on a treadmill. Is it my imagination or is this medication making it impossible for me to lose weight? I have only lost 6 pounds in 6 weeks. Following this same program (minus meds) 2 years ago and I lost 30 in 12 weeks.
flovent and serevent. Flovent is a corticosteroid for inflammation and serevent is a long acting bronchodialator. Serevent is the drug that can interfere with heart rhythm. When I started having symptoms in April, I stopped using Advair and now I only use Flovent. When I saw my pulmonologist I told him that I was only taking flovent (he had given me a prescription for both to use when my asthma got really bad.) He agreed with my decision.
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