Metoprolol for panic attacks

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I have been taking metoprolol succinate for quite a time. at first I was taking 25 mg then after 5 months it was increased to 50 mg and a few weeks ago i was taking 75 mg. I don't why but this medicine is causing my airways to narrow because I don't have any pulmonary disease my lungs are totally find expect that a few months ago my pulmonologist thought I had COPD for my PFT but thankfully I don't...which make me think that it maybe cause of the Metropolol...
of my Toprol and my benzo (Ativan/Lorazepam) have proven highly effective in my treatment for my panic disorder and panic attacks. I have never heard of it causing/increasing anxiety....most either get some relief, a lot of relief, or no relief from it for heart problems and panic attacks. I will look into this for you if you want, as to why it is causing your anxiety and panic.
Please find yourself a good gastroenterologist and have them test you for Rapid Gastric Emptying (sometimes called "dumping syndrome"). Please make sure they review each phase of the test..mine was overall "normal" but I had RGE at the 2.5 hour mark. I developed this after gallbladder removal, and was given the runaround by doctors for 2 nightmarish years ( "panic attacks", "anxiety", "perimenopause", etc.
Lately I’ve even had nightmares that woke me up in the middle of the night and made my heart race. What could this be? Are they panic attacks? Is this costochondritis? Am I just worrying over something that is not heart related? None of the doctors I have seen so far seem to be able to figure out what the problem might be. They call it sinus tachycardia and tell me to come back to the ER if I experience it again.
Especially the side effects from them. Also how they interact with coated aspirin. My mom is taking them because of her panic attacks, rapid heart beats. It seems that when she turns her head, or bends her head down she is cutting her air off. She had test after test done and they tell her there isn't anything wrong with her. Actually they say it's her nerves doing it. Can this be true?
I took metoprolol for SVT prior to my cardiac ablation in 2010. I continue to take it at a little lower dose for blood pressure control, and for heart attack survivability should one occur.
When you tell people you have anxiety/panic attacks they automatically think you are insane.. so I hold must of it in and just don't say anything.. :((( I hate it.. I've done this for 6 years now and it *****. I also have hypothyroidism and that doesn't help much either.. along with anxiety and taking thyroid medicine and metoprolol for a fast heart rate, I just feel like I have no energy at all.. Does anyone have any suggestions???? I've looked up everything online that you can imagine...
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.
I have been previously diagnosed with Panic Attacks, previously had Panic Disorder... yet the episode I had last night was more epileptic in origin. I woke up around 11 pm after going to sleep at 8-8:30. I woke up to find myself in the midst of shaking/convulsing slightly, my eyes/eyelids fluttering, and drooling onto my pillow.
Now, for the past few months, I have been paranoid about my heart rate getting out of control and have been seeing a therapist to help me get over what we believed to be panic attacks/panic disorder. This month I have been feeling light headed and have been feeling like nothing is real/like everything is surreal. I've been bed ridden for days due to extreme weakness and fatigue and the slightest activity sends my heart rate well into the upper hundreds. This week has been a nightmare.
I have been previously diagnosed with Panic Attacks, previously had Panic Disorder... yet the episode I had last night was more epileptic in origin. I woke up around 11 pm after going to sleep at 8-8:30. I woke up to find myself in the midst of shaking/convulsing slightly, my eyes/eyelids fluttering, and drooling onto my pillow.
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.
You are not alone, I've had panic attacks for about 2 years. My first BIG panic attack was just last week, All of a sudden while i was watching tv, my heart started skipping beats and it felt like i was having a heart attack. I was freaking out really bad. It flet like i couldn't breath and everything felt unreal, like i was having a dream. After that i didn't want to go out anywhere, i couldnt even go to school for about a week because i was afraid i would have another panic attack.
I also have panic attacks and asthma and i take xanax and advaire for them I also have pvc's pac's and svt and i take 120 mg of inderal and 120 mg of verapamil and have noticed no problems to speak of. The inderal is a beta blocker and the verapamil is a calcium channel blocker I really haven't noticed either making my asthma worse. I guess if you are worried talk to your doctor and pharmacists and see what they recommend.
com for $10 called From Panic to Power. She is the same woman on the infomercials for years from the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety who also has a more extensive cd/dvd program for several hundred dollars (see 'www.AttackingAnxiety.com'). I bought the program 15 years ago on cassette and just started listening to it. Found it very helpful. Good news is.. the claim is we can limit or keep ourselves from reaching these symptoms by changing our reactions to stress. Not easy at first.
So for future trachycardia - could I take this betablockers every other day for my 2 months vacation? or like every day for 10 days and suddenly stop for 5 days and again continue for 7 days?.... or better to stay with lectopam (bromazepam) as first choice - and should heart beat not slow down - should I combine a beta-blocker? Please assist in details - as need direction for the reminaing 2 months vacation in a unfamiliar foreign country...
I have started night sweats (damp neck and pillow, 4 days in a row), and have developed anxiety with some anxiety attacks. This has been going on for 2 months. My doctors immediately started treating me for anxiety disorder, and a few thyroid tests were done on 11/11/08: T4 was 10.5, TSH 0.55, and Sed rate 10 - all normal, I am told. All other basic blood work was OK. On 12/16/08 TSH was 0.58, free thyroxine was 2.1, and triiodothyroine total 127. Again, these are all in the normal range.
Does anyone take propranolol for anxiety and panic attacks? I've had crippling anxiety for my whole life. Antidepressants increase it to the point where I'm in such a state I almost pass out from hypervenitlating. I've heard propranolol is good for this, and is effective.
Just had a coronary calcium score done on wed. It was 0. I have been having some serious panic attacks recently, on in the ER and one last week thursday. Called 911 and was check found ok. Heart jumped to about 150bpm or so. within a few minutes it was back to around 80bpm. I am getting more scared and anxious as time passes by. I am just afraid that something else is going on. Now for the weird thing! Most of the pains occur while just sitting.
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.
Im not sure if it anything to do with it but im shaking alot and feel very anxious but yesterday on my ususal dose i was having alot of panic attacks, so i dont know. Anyway if anyone out there has withdrawn off propranalol/inderal id love to hear from ya and to know your experience. Thanks.
however I have horrible anxiety; I freak out so easily. I recently started getting panic attacks, especially during stressful school situations (trying to get in med school). The 25mg Atenolol felt amazing for the first 3 days...I was calm and BP dropped to 128/70 which I was happy with. Now I'm on day 4..and I feel more anxious than before I started and my BP was 143/80 again : ( I am going to keep taking it for a while longer, but I plan to see the doc about this.
I wake every morning with HELLO Im still here!!! lol Ya know i have had these attacks for years. Its just been recently that they have really sky rocketed again. I take zoloft which did help at one time. Now its not any more. I figure something stressful triggers them and once im in an attack its hard to get out. Once im out i can eat drink what ever and nothing seems to trigger there return. Its just BAM! out of nowhere and there back and usually with a super vengeounce.
The beta blocker also controlled the full body shakes--the shakes had started with hand tremors and when all got going full body shakes including abdominal shakes--crazy stuff. Also the betablocker stopped the panic attacks which had come out of nowhere. The beta blocker became my best friend . Once I was started on the antithyroid med after the nuclear scan confirmed Graves the doctor started to wean me from the betablocker --maybe 1-2 weeks into the PTU (my antithyroid med) .
One of the side effects of Metoprolol is changes in mood so you should mention this change to your doctor. There are many other options to treat your HBP so ask about another drug. You may want to ask about an ARB which works well with a beta blocker.
(I know, easier said than done) and when you are living in panic and can't believe that, an outsider may be able to help you. I had severe panic attacks over this for years. When its really bad I go talk to someone. When its a little bad, I come on here and read the posts of those who have been on here for years, dealing with these issues all their lives and do not live in fear every day, like Jerry, Tom and Michelle, to name a few.
Yes, sounds like classic panic attacks ... You have to get therapy and they will possibly give you some medication to help slow your racing mind down. Please do that so you can work it out while you are still young. You deserve the best ! God bless you and I hope you get better.
It calmed my heart rate down. Metoprolol is originally for bp, which mine is normal, so I'm not sure why he put me on that. But ever since I started taking it I been lightheaded. So I took myself off of it b/c I was tired of feeling that way. I can't take a shower without getting dizzy, I get lightheaded by just sitting here & not doing anything, My heart palpitations seem to be getting worse. I just want answers. Does certain foods have anything to do with the way I'm feeling or what?
I take Metoprolol Succ ER 50 MG a day. I sometimes suffer Panic attacks and take Lorazapam .5 MG I suffer PVCS & Panic Related Blood Pressure. I recently have air way infection and was prescribed azithromycin and ProAir Albuterol Sulfate. My question is is this combination safe together and with my PVC"S ?
I'm wondering if you might be having panic attacks. Have you ever been diagnosed with having an anxiety problem?
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