Metoprolol withdrawal

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About 6 months ago I had a brief spell of a-fib that caused a chain reaction of doctor visits, cariologist visits, tests that all came out normal. My cardiologist put me on metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice per day. Although he told me it was a benign drug I have many side effects including fatigue and drowsiness, some dizzyness, and loss of sex drive and ED problems. The side effects were really hampering my ability to function throughout the day.
I've been taking 25mg of metoprolol for a little over a month for SVT. I thought I was going to have an ablation but at my last doctor appt my ekg was normal and doc and there was no need for an ablation. My SVT is caffeine induced and since I quit drinking caffeine I've had no palpatations. He reduced my medicine from 25mg to 12.5 and said if that worked I could eventually quit taking it. He also told me to drink plenty of fluids and walk 40 min. every day.
At my request, my family physician has agreed to change my medication from daily metoprolol extended release 100 mg to daily diltiazem 120 mg. Can I simply switch without fear of withdrawal symptoms from the metoprolol? His instructions were to stop taking the metoprolol when I start the new diltiazem. I was not aware that I might face withdrawal from metoprolol.
I took 2 different versions of metoprolol, Toprol (metoprolol tartrate) and Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate). The second one is the extended release version. Toprol made my symtoms worse but Toprol XL worked fairly well in controlling my conditions, PVC's and PSVT. I was taking 50 mg a day in both cases. The only thing that affected me was a slight feeling of dizziness at times and some mental fatigue.
Metoprolol is like the Tic-Tac of beta blockers. Lots of people take it with little aide effects. I take 75 milligrams per day, but have been on as high as 200 milligrams per day.The dose you have put yourself on is extremely small. Metoprolol's half life is approximately 5 hours. If you do the math, you will see there is very little left of the drug in your blood when you take your next dose.
I can deal with not being on massive amounts of narcotics, but the anxiety and not having anymore klonopin or even lorazepam is eating me alive inside. I can feel my insides shaking today. My Doc put me on metoprolol for the rapid heartrate and my newly founded high blood pressure. It's keeping the visible shaking down too, but I feel like I can't take this much more. I want to cry, but I can't even seem to get that out.
I was on metoprolol tart 25mg twice a day for three days. I have been off of it for about 36 hours now and can still feel the metoprolol working inside me. How long will it be until this stuff is out of my system and has no affect on me anymore?
My EP put me on 50mg metoprolol tartrate twice a day and I am concerned my bp will get too low. He says that is over emphasized. (Another doctor or two did not want me taking too much because of already a little low bp.) It seems to be helping my irregular heartbeat to an extent but I worry about the bp. Today my head hurt and right now as I type my arms feel kind of weak. I have not really had dizziness much. I get that anyway for some reason.
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I'm on metoprolol for fast pulse and palpitations, I went to the ER last year with a pulse of 152. I was put on metoprolol and eventually after an echocardiogram and an EP study where they wire a camera through an artery or vein, vein in my case, and take pictures of your heart and stuff, I was told there's nothing structurally wrong with my heart and that I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia, generally not dangerous.
I am about to begin withdrawal of 50mg Metoprolol after 5 years addictions to it for blood pressure only. No heart issues. It has been used with 5mg Norvase - Calcium Channel Blocker. PCP's instructions are: 1. Stop the Norvase for 20 days to see if BP spikes. If not then proceed to: 2. Reduce from 50mg of Metoprolol twice a day to 25mg twice a day for one week. 3. Then, 1/2 a 25mg tab twice a day for one week. There was the expectation that there could or would be BP spikes. WHY?!
He overdosed himself on clonidine last week trying to stop the withdrawal symptoms long enough to sleep. Well, he nearly made it an eternal sleep. BP dangerously low and breathing very shallow with long breaks in between. I was up for most of 2 days checking on him. Adding mass quantities of alcohol and other things to the mix didn't help matters either.
_ Dear Sue You are being weaned off a low dose of metoprolol over a slow period of time. While withdrawal from metoprolol can occur when this medicine is stopped abruptly, I doubt that would happen with a slow wean off a low dose such as what you are on. I suspect your energy level will increase as the medication is stopped. I hope this has been useful. I wish you the best of luck. Feel free to write back. Information provided here is for general purposes only.
everyone is different but generally, it has been found that following opiate detox, there are two periods of protracted withdrawal. The first (or sub-acute withdrawal) lasts 2-8 weeks and people describe moderate to severe insomnia and fatigue, low energy, and other depressive symptoms. This is quite variable but is sometimes difficult for people to tolerate. Unfortunately medications have only a limited effect.
Day 34; Tramadol Cold Turkey Withdrawal Dear Friends; Well it's official I now have Bronchitis. I have to rest and prevent it from going into pneumonia. So no work this week. Which means no income. Which means money going out, no money coming in. A couple nights ago I stood and PRAYED ... "Just show me and send me what I need." So apparently HP needs me to rest, and not work and whatever the effects of that; I am still clean! I am still NOT on Tramadol! I said it before.
I was given a prescription for Metoprolol (25 mg. tablet) and told to take 1/2 in the a.m. and the other 10-12 hrs. later. I was also told to discontinue taking the Inderal LA. After following the M.D.'s orders for a few weeks, I began to experience shakiness. I was then told to increase the Metoprolol to 25 mg. in the a.m. and 25 mg. in the p.m. This still does not seem to help.
Went to see a Medical Internist and was taken off Inderal LA immediately and put on Metoprolol. I was to take 1/2 of a 25 mg. tablet in the a.m. and again, at bedtime. Turned out that I was getting quite shakey and the Metoprolol was increased to (2) 25 mg. tablets daily. I have been on this increased dosage for a week now and still get the shakes. I do take Primidone for Epilepsy but my last seizure was in 1978 and I have had only (4) for verygood reasons. M.D.
You are on a very low dose of the metoprolol and I would stop taking the extract and increase the dose of the metoprolol to three times per day. Metoprolol is an 8 hour drug and you may have breakthrough after the eight hours.
Increased effect of metoprolol amiodarone, cimetidine, diltiazem, nifedipine, nicardipine, verapamil, flecainide, hydralazine, MAO inhibitors, quinidine, ciprofloxacin, propafenone, oral contraeptives, fluoxetine, sertraline. Decreased effect of metoprolol NSAIDS, salycylates, barbiturates, rifampin, clonidine. The dosage and frequency depend upon the individuals metabolism and the drug being used. There are no substitutes to beta-blockers.
Yes, if you remember, in my other post concerning the beta-blockers I suggested you use selective ones. Then I suggested 2 cardioselective beta-blockers including Metoprolol which is a cardioselective beta-blocker that isn't supposed to target the beta receptor in your lungs and airway structures.
I have been on a very high dose of Librium for 18 yrs and bedridden from an auto accident. I was recently put on a beta blocker....metoprolol er after an upper endoscopy triggered 24 hr a day tachycardia. I am taking 25mg of metoprolol per day to keep the tachy under control. Now I feel like I;m trapped in a vicious cycle of beta blocker hell and benzodiazipene hell. Now everytime I eat anything (I eat very healthy) my heart pounds very very hard for hours afterward.
I have successfully gotten off the Escatolopram and am down to .5 of the Klonopin a day. I have gotten down to 25mg of the Metoprolol a day. Is this a safe amount to stop after a week of it?
My experience, my mom's, my neighbors and my docs as follows with TEVA generics which do not work or cause problems.....clonazepam, metoprolol, Wellbrutrin generic and oxycodone......they are like sugar pills, once put back on non TEVA generics all is well, very fearful for those with the generic Wellbutrin by TEVA.....people have gotten suidical .......that is scary ......this company is in Israel....FDA sure not testing efficacy of these drugs from this company..
He did go next day and after certain tests early determination shows tachycardia and suggest further testing with internist and cardiologist. Gave him medicine called metoprolol tartrate 25mg. Had some in IV at hospital and given a prescription. Will update in few days.
I'm on metoprolol for fast pulse and palpitations, I went to the ER last year with a pulse of 152. I was put on metoprolol and eventually after an echocardiogram and an EP study where they wire a camera through an artery or vein, vein in my case, and take pictures of your heart and stuff, I was told there's nothing structurally wrong with my heart and that I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia, generally not dangerous.
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I did not want to take the metoprolol and I declined the prescription for the metoprolol that the ER doc had wanted to give me--I should have at least taken the prescription because it was over a weekend and I could barely wait to call my md on Monday morning to get some metoprolol to control the shakes (full body) that came out of the blue and the rapid heart rate.
This has all led to me being on Metoprolol (Beta Block) for several years. This is taken to keep my heart rate under control (in the 80s at rest). A unwanted side effect that came with it was a too low blood pressure, and some related dizziness problems. I noticed in recent times that my BP is around normal, no more too low BP.
With your age and BP issue , you should withdrawal very slow and careful but most importantly with your doctors assistance. Methadone withdrawal can be lengthy and stressful to your heart rate and BP, please do not attempt to do it without the proper medical care. Even when we treat patients in our hospital BP is one of our main concerns. Don’t rush and be safe. Have a happy and healthy new year.
I've tried a bunch of different things--the worst was a Trazadone-Effexor-Metoprolol-Geodon-Ativan combination that turned me into a zombie with hypertension, stomach aches, constipation, and severe dissociation. I recently tapered off of 300mg Zoloft and am now off of all medications. I was getting debilitating headaches along with muscle aches, night sweats and insomnia, and I still wasn't feeling better. About 12 days ago I was on 50 mg and I just stopped.
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