Propranolol vs metoprolol

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1. by taking the same mg atenolol as you did <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> you doubled your dosage of effective beta blocker.
Well share you're experiences with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> vs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span>... It can't be all in my head, I mean the side effects from the metoprolol are horrible...
When they were trying to control rate with JUST beta blockers... I took 200 of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span> and 300 of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> and occasional 100 of labetalol here and there. It helped but it worked a LOT better when other classes of drugs were added. Since the point is to slow you down, it generally SLOWS you down. When I was on THAT much, I felt like I was nailed to the couch. Now, instead I take coreg as a beta blocker and diltiazem, and flecainide and lisinopril.
Two and a half years ago, I started taking beta blockers (20 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span> + 25 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> slow release) to treat PACs, sinus tachycardia and atrial tachycardia caused by stress and anxiety. Five months ago, my anxiety switched from heart rhythm/heart issues onto a new and probably even more troublesome subject.
I was able to take a LOT of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span> without affecting my bp too much. Coreg makes for a little more hypotension. metoprolol, not too bad. Labetalol, one pill and I'm dizzy... but it does cut my rate down. To get into the meds that affect rhythm without disturbing bp too much, you get into the antiarrhythymics and the drugs get scarier for your rhythms. So...
Atenolol is a beta blocker, but its half-life is far longer than what is the case with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> (6-9 hours vs 3-4 hours). So extended release is not quite as necessary. Some beta blockers are able to cross the blood-brain barrier and some are not. propranolol and metoprolol are fairly able to do so, but Atenolol is, as far as I know, not. Which means, propranolol and metoprolol can provide more cognitive side effects (forgetfullness, confusion, mood disturbances, etc.) than Atenolol.
of BB, but I can say Toprol (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>), which is taken at a much higher does, usually 50 mg or higher, can produce the side effects you describe. Some of us adjust to them over time. I take metoprolol at a 100 mg per day level, and may go higher. In the beginning it cause a too low BP and caused some dizziness when I stood up too quickly (or just didn't take time to stand up). These side effects have passed, my BP in now near normal.
So, I went of beta blockers (25 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>) one and a half month ago, because I didn't have any fear of heart disease anymore. Big mistake. Three days later, the PACs came back with a vengeance. After some time, I visited my cardiologist and he did an echo (completely normal) and an EKG (also textbook normal). He told me to restart metoprolol and increase the dose to 50 mg/day, which I did.
Sometimes it sends a signal too early and one part of the heart beats too quickly cause a temperary pause for the heart to restart the right way hence Premature Atrial Contraction - PAC. I take 2mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>, 0.5 Xanax and 40 mg Nexium. My cardiologist told me today the he might put me up to 50 mg of the BB. Im only 28 yrs old and Im on all these meds. Its frustrating and scary. Best of luck!!
My cardiologist said he will not take me off the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> 50 mg and Flecanide 100mg until he sees me in six months, August. I experience a few sharp sticking type pains around the heart area, usually to the lower left under the breast area now and then. I do still experience skipped beats occassionally. My Doc says that is the SVT. Will have them, but not life threatening.
Toprol (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>), Tenormin (atenolol), Inderal (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span>), Corgard (nadolol). Alternatives for patients intolerant to beta blockers (usually due to wheezing, coughing or asthma symptoms) include calcium channel blockers (verapamil), angiotensin receptor blocking agens (valsartan) or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (lisinopril).
I also suffer from PVC's, PAC's and 1st degree heart block. I take Rythmol, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>propranolol</span> SR, Spironolactone and baby aspirin was just started since the atrial flutter diagnosis. Is there an easy way to tell when I go into an SVT vs a flutter or PVC? I'm constantly getting different flutters, thumps and flops in the chest and tend to be tachy most of the time. It's just a normal day for me. Thanks for reading and helping....
Hi, I was just recently diagnosed with Grave's disease on the 27th of June with only a TSH and FT4 results (I don't have the Grave's Opto), and was prescribed 15mg of methimazole twice a day (30mg total). I started taking it on the 2nd of July and it has been almost 3 weeks being on the ATD, but now I have itching w/welts that switch from one place to another on my body. It started about 2 days ago. It hasn't gotten to my face yet (and I hope it doesn't).
Keep an eye on what upsets you or look up on line about food combining and check PH foods vs acidic foods. Do some walking or light excercising and do not eat atleast 4-5 hours before bed. If your hungry have only a light protein snack. This even now is still a work in progress for me but I feel a lot better. I am trying to figure out whether getting this has caused what I suspect to be a succeptible area or pocket somewhere that may or may not heal with time?
I told him I would rather wait but the pills do not help the pain at all. I am on Diovan for heart and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> also Levothyroxin for Thyroid. I can not believe there is so many of us with it and can not find out what it is. Please keep us posted if any results.
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