Metoprolol for heart palpitations

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Hello, My doctor as put me on 25 mg metoprolol extened release daily for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span>. I am reading on the web about weight gain and hair loss. Does hanyone has any experience with this medicine--good or bad? I am 38 years old otherwise healthy, active person and I eat right but am little nervous about starting the medicine as i have heard once you go on it, you have to take it forever. Someone please advise---share your experience with the medicine. Thank you.
Betablockers don't actually cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span>. However, they slow the heart rate down to the point that any palpitations are more noticeable. have you discussed this with your Dr?
Hi, i have been having strange sensations in my chest for around a year or so now, its like my heart gets stuck then beats hard, i have these feelings every day nearly all day with a few intervals where i dont feel them. I have been to the doctors who examimed me, my pulse was normal, Had an ECG but the ecg came back abnormal so he is sending me to see a cardiologist. Should i be worried? I want to get this sorted as its not a nice feeling. He has put me on betablockers for the time being.
It probably isn't bad, but I agree it is a strange choice for a structurally normal heart. Metoprolol (beta blockers) are the standard of care for decreasing symptoms associated with PVCs. Beta blockers usually do not decrease PVCs through. Is the metoprolol working and i dont know it; It is hard to say. I have patients have decreased, increased and no change in symptoms from beta blockers. It depends on the person. Should I get more tests, i am not 100% certain that I am ok.
I have been having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span> for several months. An event monitor showed that I had 7 seconds of a wide complex tachycardia, no other symptoms. I also had several ecg's and a 48 hour heart monitor that showed nothing. My echo was normal. Seen by a Cardiologist who put me on beta blockers and anti arythmic mecicine. He suggested ep study as well for an ablation. The medicine is making it near to impossible to run. Should I do the ep study?
The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span> feel like my heart actually stops for a second and I can feel it in my hands and head and then it feels like I am hit in the chest really hard. Are other people palpitations so hard like this???? Thanks.
I started having PAC’s, afib (3 to 8 beats at a time based on a 2-week heart monitor test) and arrhythmias (or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span>), sometimes lasting 45 min to an hour. I can’t say for sure if afib is involved in my arrhythmia episodes or not. I have some acid reflux and I have a sliding hiatal hernia. My evidence suggests that the herniated stomach is sometimes brushing against the heart and that the acid reflux is irritating the vagal nerve in the esophagus/heart area.
Hi all I am a 23 year old female with a history of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span> and rapid heart rate. I also have a mild mitral valve prolapse. I was placed on metoprolol 25mg twice a day for this issue. I only take 25mg in the morning however, my cardiologist is aware and is fine with it. I have been contemplating pregnancy for a while now and wanted to try to wean myself off of the metoprolol so my cardiologist just said that the dose was so small I could just stop taking it.
I've taken Metoprolol for many years, perhaps 10. I've been on varying strengths from 50mg to 200mg per day. Following my ablation three years ago, I was place on 75mg per day which is where I'm at today. I take it primarily as a cheap drug for hypertension. It works great for me, so my physician keeps me on it, and I'm fine with that. Just prior to my ablation, I had to stop Metoprolol altogether so the drug wouldn't interfere with the procedure, I was told to just stop it.
I was taken off of the ramipril and put on 12.5mg of metoprolol twice a day. I started Monday and my heart rate hardly ever goes above 60 bpm; even standing and when I walk at a normal pace it stays in the 70's. I can't go for long walks without being exhausted, though today I was happy that I managed to get my heart rate up to 102 (at that pace it normally would have been at 118-124). I'm feeling tired often. Are these side effects temporary?
I was taken off of the ramipril and put on 12.5mg of metoprolol twice a day. I started Monday and my heart rate hardly ever goes above 60 bpm; even standing and when I walk at a normal pace it stays in the 70's. I can't go for long walks without being exhausted, though today I was happy that I managed to get my heart rate up to 102 (at that pace it normally would have been at 118-124). I'm feeling tired often. Are these side effects temporary?
I was taking metoprolol er 25mg in the morning, 50mg over night for hbp and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span>. After an ER visit for high heart rate and blood pressure I've been put on 50mg metoprolol tatrate during day and 50mg at night. Since the switch I've been having really bad diarrhea and gas problems and at night my hands ache and feel kind of stuff but not swollen. Is this common?
Some time ago I went to the ER for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span>. I had been sick with a nasty ear infection for a number of days and suddenly picked of hundreds of palpitations, I went to the ER they diagnosed PAC's and sent me home. They did note that my blood sugar was high which they thought was related to being sick. A follow-up test showed normal blood sugar, so if I have diabetes it must not be chronic.
My son is 18 and started having heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span> and chills tonight. He also has a headache. He can't relax because this is bothering him so much. He does have a doctors appt tomorrow at 11:15am. Any suggestions to calm the palpitations?
I'm a 20 year old female and for the last few days I've been having a lot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span> throughout each day. Usually, I'll have a few palpitations for the first 2-3 hours of the day. Then it stops for a few hours. Then at around 5-8pm it'll start again and it will progress throughout the night. As I'm typing this, I am having a palpitation about every 7-30 seconds. I haven't been doing anything out of the normal lately and I'm not stressed about anything. Has anyone had them occur this often?
When slightly reduced, did not change activity, worked out as usual. These things kind of worry me. Thank you for any input. I take atenolol for inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Since I take at night, HR usually runs 80-100 during day. Right now at 5:05 pm is 81.
I'm 33 years old and prescibed Metoprolol for my heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span>, which happens everytime I eat food. After all cardiac tests came back normal, she mentioned that it may be stress related. I'm now being prescribed 20 mg Celexa for aniexty. I only take 6.25 mg of Metoprolol, cutting it into quarters, but are scared to take the two in combination. There are so many warnings about not mixing them. My heart rate has slowed down with the Celexa, but I still get the pounding sensation.
However, I have never had constant heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span> like this and my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span> were gone for many years. I have a lot of stress in my life right now....3 kids, work full time, I go to school, I work 40 miles from home, and the list goes on. Could these palpitations all be stress induced or could there really be something more going on thats not showing up in all these tests?
Hello. I am hoping someone can shed some light on this for me. I am 39 and have known I have very mild Mitral Valve Prolapse for years. It caused me NO problems whatsoever, then one day WHAM panic attacks and anxiety. Long story short, after several trips to the ER, cardiologists visits, Internal medicine docs, psychiatrist. They all conclude Panic disorder/Anxiety. I have since learned that many times people with MVP are more prone to panic and anxiety.
I do not like the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span> and raised heart rate that I get off of my medication. Anyways, she wants me on metoprolol tartrate. Because I have been on the atenolol for 4 years I have concerns. Will this medication treat me the same as the atenolol. Is there a posibility of not being able to take this medication. Does it have the same action as the atenolol? I appreciate and thank whatever answers I can get. Right now I am trying to lower myself off the atenolol.
I was on Metoprolol for about 2 years and had some weird experiences with it. For several months, I was taking 50mg once daily. I could not take more than that. It seemed like every day, about 20 hrs after taking the dose, I would start getting a pattern of 3 normal beats, three hard beats, three normal beats, etc. for several hours until I took the next dose. It meant taking a dose every 20 hours and that got really difficult.
I was put on 25 mg Metoprolol (12.5mg 2x per day) on April 4, 2012 for a multicfocal atrial tachycardia event (lasted a day). Echocardiogram showed that my heart is in great shape. All was finew/ the Metoprolol (no side effects) until late July when I started losing LOTS of hair (300-400 hairs per shampooing; "normal" shedding of 75-125 when not shampooing) and now my previously thick, shiny hair is thinning rapidly and dull.
I have been on metoprolol for a couple of weeks now. I was put on it for tach aswel. My heart rate will just spike up to 160 out of no where. I havent experienced wait gain or any hair loss so far. But it keeps my hr around 22-55. And I feel really tired since I've been taking it. I have had several episodes of tachycardia since I started taking though. And my blood pressure stays really low. I feel tired, kind of week, and sometimes it's like I'm in a daze.
I had these tests done due to having two abnormal EKG's and having continual heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span> for the last 5 weeks. I notice them mostly when I am sitting doing something. I was diagnosed when I was about 16 with having mitral valve prolaps/regurg. I had rheumatic fever when I was four w/heart murmur. My current test results were: neck ultrasoind-normal, Echo-showed the MVP, the holter monitor-showed PVC's, the stress test-I failed.
they found pvc's/irregular heart beats. I was put on metoprolol (beta blocker 25 mg) I have low b/p normally...so cannot have more than this dose.....well it is not helping at all....I don't know what else to do......I am tired all the time,if I do anything physical I have chest pain , light headed and feel like I cannot breathe.....mt heart beat is irregular...stops every so many beats and then does some flippy thing....it never stops and I am exhausted. The pulse is slo and weak also.
I've been experiencing frequent heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span> and fluttering since 1994. Every heart test I've had over the years has been normal (EKG, ECG, stress tests, event monitors/holters, etc) aside from small preliminary beats and such that my doctors have deemed "insignificant". Other symptoms have been frequent belching "attacks" (not always related to eating) which I had a Barium study done for years back.
Here's the question- I am wondering if these PVC's and PAC's that I have been experiencing in the past 2 months have to do with suddenly stopping the metoprolol that I was on for my high blood pressure. I don't recall ever getting them before and now they occurring constantly..I was taking metoprolol 25 mg twice a day and then my dr discontinued it because I found out that I was pregnant. Now I am taking something else for the blood pressure that is safe to take in pregnancy.
When I stand my heart for the most part will go to about 120 bpm, but what is odd to me is that when I go for a brisk walk it will actually LOWER? But then when I stop and just stand my heart rate actually goes up? Then back to that wierd squeezing in my neck and head...when I go from sitting to standing there are times whe my heart rate doesn't take off, instead I get that squeezing sensation and my heart stays around 60-70.
I have been on metoprolol 25mg for two 1/2 years. Then my doctor put me on metoprolol er 50mg. I have been having shortness of breath and minor chest discomfort; i'm only 45 years old and i want off of this medication totally. Has anyone ever wean themselves off of this medication with no problems? If so, how did you do it? Any advise is helpful to me. Thank you.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>palpitati<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</span>s</span> are disconcerting for most of us, and indeed some of us have to live with them. There are drugs that may reduce or even eliminate palps, but it seems your medical advice has not been to take any. I think being off of drugs, all kinds, is better/best. still if the palps disrupt you life it may be something like a beta blocker could be prescribed that would help some.
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