Metoprolol for syncope

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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...
I saw Neurologists and Cardiologists, I had MRI, CAT scans, EEGs, EKGs, I wore a Holter and also an event monitor for a month, tilt table test, you name it and still the doctors look at me and say they don't find anything wrong and I keep paying anual trips to the ER after passing out. Because of this problem I am acquiring new ones: I just had head surgey to fix a CSF leak, possibly due to trauma to head when I fall (I have fractured a cheek bone and right orbit).
this is in fact, exatly the response that your physician was looking for. Metoprolol should help to reduce your symptoms. Not knowing the extent of your history or medical work up it would be difficult for me to say whether your heart will stop totally. This question is best directed to your physician.
They then added Proamatine along with the Metoprolol and worked up to 3 pills 3 times per day(45 Mg).This seemed to help for a few days and then went to worse than he had ever felt.After quiting the medication within a day he felt much better,but still can only play for 2 or 3 minutes at a time.He is doing a tilt treatment (standing against the wall) and trying to work up to 30 minutes.His fist time he only made about 2 1/2 minutes.He is now up to 22 minutes at a time.
I have recently been diagnosed with neurocardiogenic syncope and have been prescribed Toprol xl 50 mg. The medication has helped with my dizzy spells, but makes me extremely nauseous. Will this side effect ever go away? If not, what can I do to feel better? Please help. I'd rather have the dizzy spells than this.
I don't have a real answer for you since I don't experience syncope. But this will bump your question closer to the top. I know there are others on the board that do struggle with this. I'm glad your meds are helping but passing out even once a week seems too much to me. I take it you cannot drive a car then. Is your doctor content with so-called improvement? I shouldn't grumble - people without arrhythmias don't understand how I cope with mine so easily. We do adjust over time, don't we?
You have been diagnosed with a condition called vasovagal syncope. Other names for it include fainting, neurocardiogenic syncope and neurally mediated syncope. This is a very common condition that results in fainting or a blackout in as many as half of people at least once in their life. Three percent of people develop it repeatedly. What is Vasovagal Syncope? Vasovagal syncope is not a serious or life threatening condition, but in effect an abnormal reflex.
Needless to say, its not something I'll ever grow out of. I have been on metoprolol extended release 25mg for a few years solid now, only episode Ive had being on medication was after donating blood, which is a NO NO for anyone with NCS, drops your blood pressure way too low. Other than that, the beta blocker works so well for me!
I understand there are 3 sources that can cause this syncope. She has been having fainting episodes and blackouts for about a year now and they have gotten progressively worse... anywhere from 3 to 8 times a day...the bad ones appear as seizures where her body jerks and she goes into a blank glossy eyed stare, the mildest being where she doesnt lose consciousness but looses her sight and hearing for about a minute.
Positive tilt table test usually implies that you have vasovagal syncope. Beta blockers are excellent for this. It is unlikely that they will lower your heart rate much lower than that.
I have IST and also pre syncope. Diagnosed by a cardiologist in 2013.. Its an old thread so I guess it is possible, but no one actually said to me clearly if the 2 are related. I don't think doctors know IST well, why and what it causes.
Thanks for the quick reply! What you mentioned are many things that we have heard before (for the most part) but it is nice to have some reassurance that we are doing all that we can. You mentioned some new medications, is Toperol (spelling?) included on that list as well? One doc we saw suggested she try that, but our primary care doc dissuaded her from trying it due to potential side-effects. What do you think? Are the others that you mentioned all Beta-blockers?
I think you need to first of all feel comfortable about making a decision based on the quality of life issues. The unexpected syncope and odds for success did it for me.There is a good video at the Brigham and Womens site of an ablation procedure. I hightly reccommend it and find the whole process intriguing. Knowing what to expect made it less stressful for me in addition to feeling comfortable with the team involved in my care. Hope this was of help for you!
It is normal for the heart rate to speed up a little bit to accomodate for this. Being tall would have no effect. 2) Blood pressure can sometimes fall from the reason mentioned above. No change or mild elevation is normal. 3) There are autonomic dysfucntion specialist and syncope clinics. You might try there. Dr. Fuad at the Cleveland clinic specializes in this. 4) 6 beers is an excessive amount of alcohol. You should at least cut back.
that is a tough question for me to answer online. I would need to see how long the pauses were. If the syncope was in the setting of low blood pressure, that might have been the cause rather than pauses, but again it depends on how long the pauses are. the decision to put in a pacemaker can be very difficult and requires a lot of thought. The fainting my have forced their hands. I hope this helps.
I was put on flecanide. After being on it for a while I began shaking when I was doing purposeful activity. I was at someone's house and we were to serve out own hot soup. I had the bowl in my left hand and the ladle in my right. All of a sudden the bowl dropped into the soup and I was pouring hot soup on my hand. I couldn't pick up a cup with one hand, couldn't button a shirt easily. I had 3 specific types of symptoms.
thus, asthma worsens in some people given this “selective” medicine and you may be one of them. Your doctor may have prescribed the metoprolol for both relief of the syncope and treatment of your hypertension. There are many other anti-hypertensive medicines that will control your hypertension without aggravating your asthma.
Abstract Beta-blocker therapy is one of the principal therapies for congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS). However, breakthrough cardiac events occur while being treated with beta-blockers. We sought to determine the frequency of and clinical correlates underlying beta-blocker therapy failures in genotyped, symptomatic LQTS probands. The medical records were analyzed only for genotyped LQTS probands who presented with a LQTS-attributable clinical event and were receiving beta-blocker therapy.
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?
So he has me on 25mg of metoprolol and says lets see how it goes. I've been taking metoprolol for about a month, and my HR does feel much better. I'm usually around 85 vs the 105 I was often at before .. but I still just feel tired, like I don't want to do anything, and like I could collapse when going up stairs or high inclines.
I've had syncope & arrhythmia's since age 9, dr's told me nothing was wrong until age 42 when I had to see an EP. He knew what the ANS (autonomic nervous system) was and did a tilt table test and found I have Neurocardiogenic Syncope and Orthostatic Intolerance related to my heart problems. If it's your ANS it could be NCS/OI and you have autonomic dysfunction (dysautonomia) there's a forum here http://www.medhelp.
I have neurocardiogenic syncope and I'm on atenolol 25 mg a day for that. It's still been bad so my doctor wanted me to try SSRI therapy to see if that might rebalance things. She's putting me on a LOW dose of Prozac (5 mg/day) to start. However, I read somewhere that there can be interactions between beta-blockers and SSRIs, however, the only beta-blocker mentioned was propranolol.
Is at least as good as metoprolol for controlling blood pressure--probably better-- and allow you do back down on your other blood pressure medications or achieve better control at least. You should be shooting for a blood pressure in the 120's/ 80's. I also find that conditioning training (ie cardiac rehab helps with the fatigue). It may also have the added benefit of improving your cholesterol and blood pressure. If you smoke--STOP SMOKING! 2.
I have autonomic dysfunction which causes syncope. My question is this- if u get the stomach virus for example and can't take or keep this down what are the consequences? I noticed my rx handout says do not miss a dose must taper down which I understand but if u are ill what choice do u have? I asked my.pharmacist what would happen and her response was u better hope it doesn't. The stomach virus is rampant in our area right now and I am very concerned.
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.
Hi all, I'm off to the electrophysiologist today and am hopeful that he will find a solution for these dreadful pvcs. I am taking 25 mg of metoprolol 2 x a day and 120 mg of cardizem once a day. I have been taking these for a month now and can't really tell a difference. They might have lessened the frequency some but they seem so "pronounced" now that my heart rate is slower. I also take 75 mg of effexor xr for the anxiety they are causing me.
I have just began taking a beta blocker for my dysautonomia (along with Florinef .1 2x day). I take no other medications except Lyrica for tingling. What can I expect to happen? I have orthostatic hypotension (not POTS) with pounding heart, tingling, and fatigue. Doctors can find no reason for my dysautonomia, and I have had every test run on the planet!
I called my electrophysiologist. The dr on call for him told me to take the other 180 mg at that time and go back.to the 360 mg tomorrow like I used to take. What would cause my bp to jump like that? Did it take my body that long to recognize my dose had been halved?
If you are experiencing syncope, passing out for any reason, you should not let it continue without being evaluated, even if you don't have insurance, as there are state programs that are available to those in need. Have your records forwarded and insist on a follow up. You need to get this done ASAP. There are some inconsistant readings in the ECG that you describe, as well as other issues that need further evaluation.
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