Metoprolol for palpitations

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Hello, My doctor as put me on 25 mg metoprolol extened release daily for palpitations. 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.
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.
I have been having palpitations 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?
Not sure if this is related. Questions are, is digitek bad for me to take FOR JUST PALPS; Is the metoprolol working and i dont know it; Should I get more tests, i am not 100% certain that I am ok. My dr thinks anxiety is taking a TOLL. Help.
I started having PAC’s, afib (3 to 8 beats at a time based on a 2-week heart monitor test) and arrhythmias (or palpitations), 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.
The palpitations 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 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 also have very bad panic disorder.
I was taking metoprolol er 25mg in the morning, 50mg over night for hbp and palpitations. 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?
I'm 33 years old and prescibed Metoprolol for my heart palpitations, 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.
I was taking coreg before metopolol for a few months. Was told Metoprolol is the best for the long run. Good luck to you!
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 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.
Hello, My doctor as put me on 25 mg metoprolol extened release daily for palpitations. 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.
I have had palpitations since starting on metoprolol 50 mg bid. I only had them occasionally before. I did ask my doctor if the metoprolol could be the cause and he did not seem to think so -- it might be as Brooke says, that the lower heart rate makes them more noticeable - my HR on metoprolol is in the 40s as my normal resting HR is about mid-50s. I have given up coffee and alcohol which has not made any difference. Hope things get better for you.
trace mitral and tricuspid inefficiency, EF 53%, borderline global hypokinesis (my left ventricular motion is borderline reduced, but structurally normal). Overall, the doctor said I was fine but hypertensive, so he put me on 10mg of Ramipril for my BP. Recently, I've had continued issues with anxiety during exercise and palpitations. So I was told to come in for another stress test. I took it and they saw ST depressions.
trace mitral and tricuspid inefficiency, EF 53%, borderline global hypokinesis (my left ventricular motion is borderline reduced, but structurally normal). Overall, the doctor said I was fine but hypertensive, so he put me on 10mg of Ramipril for my BP. Recently, I've had continued issues with anxiety during exercise and palpitations. So I was told to come in for another stress test. I took it and they saw ST depressions.
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.
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.
Palpitations 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.
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.
You may need to try a few, Toprol did not work for me pvc's broke through, I am on Atenolol and it works better for me, I would definetily get a EP consult, they will not usually ablate PVC's. It's worth going an discussing your options. I would definetly try changing beta blockers, I would not be able to get out of bed taking 400mg of a beta blocker per day. Good Luck!
It's all over the place but didn't get too bad until I dropped to 50 mg then it was something like 167/96 with rapid heart rate and palpitations. I don't know. I guess that I'll find out. Thanks again for your input.
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 have been on metoprolol for 5 months to treat ventricular tachycardia and ongoing pvcs. For about a month now I have been experiencing the same effects as you. I have such tight calf muscles and the feeling of tightness in my legs and swelling around my ankles, although symptoms are not visible. I have also had very painful musculoskeletal chest pain and ankle joint pain. I had severe asthma, shortness of breath and fatigue.
I was put on metoprolol about six years ago for hypertension and palpitations. I have been eating right and have lost some weight over the last year. I have been taking 100 mg at noon and 100 mg at midnight. For a while now my resting heart rate has been very slow anywhere from 39 bpm to the low to mid forties and I've felt like a zombie. I went to my doctor and he told me to reduce from 200 mg to 150 daily.
I am a 22 year old female who has a history of heart palpitations and am currently taking 25mg of metoprolol a day. I would like to get pregnant but after talking to my cardiologist who told me that my palpitations would be 3 times worse.....Now I am scared to death. Any recommendations?
I have been having heart palpitations for a while now. When they first stating happening it really worried me. I went straight to the er. They did a ekg, blood work and some xrays. They told me that there was nothing to worry about. But it didn't stop. I went back to the er a few times. I saw 5 different doctors. They all say the same thing. Some days it is so bad other days it is much worse. On my worse days (like the past few) my heart skips a beat every third beat.
has anyone else??? AND STILL HAD THE PALPITATIONS?!?!? It frustrates me. These things, even tho IVe had them for years and years, STILL ruin my day. They have such power over me. On dr's orders, I also take potassium...and usually that will help, however not on days when they seem to have taken over my life...like today...
Some time ago I went to the ER for palpitations. 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.
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