Toprol xl and anxiety

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My Doctor started me on Toprol-XL approximately 10 days ago. A low dosage from what I read (.25mg). My two primary side effect symptons are tiredness/lethargy and a bit of anxiety/nervousness. These are the most common from all that I have read. My question is will these eventually go away as my body gets used to/ more tolerant of the drug?
The nurse practitoner spoke with me and said she wasn't too concerned that it was anything immediately dangerous but was going to prescribe me Toprol XL. I am to start it tomorrow a.m. and discontinue it prior to the tests next week. I am also supposed to increase my salt intake and my fluids. Has anyone taken it before?
She is switching me from tenormin to Toprol-XL. I've taken tenormin for 18 years. Is anyone here taking this? and if so what has your experiance been with it?
I've taken Toprol XL for several years. It controls my PVCs and PACs very effectively, although it apparently doesn't work for everybody :( I take 50 mgs. at night as that is when they were most troublesome. My doctor also suggested that Toprol would be helpful for my my own version of stage fright...fear of flying! Popping an extra one does seem to control my anxiety, although nothing less than being comatose would really work. Best of luck, hope it works for you.
There is Toprol, which is not time released and there is Toprol XL, which is time released. Stopping Toprol suddenly could cause heart failure, so you need to be careful. When are you able to start the Lopressor? Are you without any beta blocker currently or are you taking the Atenolol? Tenormin is the brand name for Atenolol. The brand name seems to work better, at least for everyone that I know who have taken it.
What is the safest way to wean off Toprol XL? I was on 50 mg and went down to 25mg. This is my 4th day. The second day was horrible. I had extreme anxiety, elevated pulse, heart pain, tremors, and I felt like my heart was going to pump right out of my chest. I have not been able to reach my doctor. Yesterday symptoms were about 1/4 of what they were the day before. Today they are gone. Blood pressure is still 117/76.
My BP wasn't very high 120/60 at one of my dr. visits so I was put on Toprol Xl (and generic when available) to help with anxiety. I eat healthy (teach nutrition) and am physically active. I've noticed that I am gaining weight in my midsection. (not really showing that much on the scale but can really see it in the mirror and pants are getting too snug.) The only thing that has changed over the past year has been the addition of the Toprol. I want to get off of it.
HI I have been on toprol xl 50 mg once a day for the past 12 years, the past few months I have been having strange symptoms of lightheaded, cold hands/feet,anxiety, tired..
I occassionally get an (episode) as I call them, I had one beer took the toprol 2 hours later and then my heart seems to just flutter for hours. I try to relax but it just feels like I am wired. Can I be having a reaction to the toprol and the alcohol? How long does the alcohol stay in my system? Or could this be an anxiety attack? I rarely drink more than 2 beers a week. I know alcohol will cause the palipations but I usually feel fine before I take the medication.
My doctor has prescribed me 25 mg Toprol XL for the PVC's (flutters) I get after I eat. After reading the possible side effects, I am a little leary. Does anyone have any advice? Does anyone know what the common side effects are?
I, too, take Toprol XL as well as meds for depression and anxiety and have just learned about these problems with it.
5mg since Wednesday of this week, as I figure the SSRI might help the root cause rather than the beta blocker covering up the tachycardia but still feeling anxious and fearful. My question is, does anyone know if 12.5 of Toprol-XL and 20mg of Celexa will cause an interaction? I certainly don't want to develop any more problems than I already have going for me.
After wearing a halter monitor for 24hours and now knowing my heart rate rises to 140 in my sleep and when sitting and also I had an echocardiogram and it came back normal which is good so I know my heart is ok and this is due to my anxiety . I was given Toprol XL 25 mg to take but I am afraid to take it. I know its my anxiety talking but is it safe to take when it is for anxiety and to steady my heart rate?Also how does it make you feel?
My husband is 40 years old and is on Toprol XL 50 MG He is experiencing moodiness and mild depression.
I take 12.5 mg of Toprol XL per day (any more and my BP drops very low). When I'm on Toprol, I don't have the waking in the night spells but when I'm off it I do (I've tried to get off once last summer and had to start taking it again). When I had the urine test back in October 2004, I had just started Toprol XL and was taking 12.5 mg per day for about a week before the test.
iv been on the toprol xl too long and my system built up aginst it /so to say ! and I have a known side effect of low blood sugar symptoms off and on.. like I wrote im dealing with that.. with natural meds. that work ! I confirmed this problem online and talking to a good RN. at ucla medical center. as well I also weaned off the toprol a few days ago.. stayed off 2 days , and took my 12th diffrent Natural b.p med it worked good for 2days, however the 3rd day my b.p was super high !
Hello David, These are not typical side effects of beta blockers, but if the symptoms started in temporal relationship to changing medications, it might be worth switching back to Toprol XL at a lower dose. Your symptoms are consistent with anxiety as well. Have you ever had anxiety problems? For now I would try switching back to Toprol XL. If that doesn't work, consider trying an anxiety medications like zoloft or paxil. You will get better, but it may take some time. Good luck.
00 am and the same 50 mg at bed time 9:00 pm. A riddle in of itself!!! I have approached my doctor's about this. One says that it is okay to still take my Toprol XL 50 mg. even though my BP is 99/56 and my pulse is 58. Another says that if I don't I will have breakthrough SVT's that are even tough for ER to get down sometimes (though it is not deadly so they say!). Who's right and who's wrong!!!
I also have Grave's Disease. I had RAI May 2010 to kill my thyroid. I am on 125mcg of synthroid daily and 50mg of toprol XL daily. I get these awful adrenaline surges and I dont know if they are panic/anxiety attacks or what. Im really not a pill taking kind of person, I dont even take a tylenol for a headache. My question is this, can you drink sleepytime tea or the sleepytime ension tamer tea while on toprol..
I believe the cardiologist put me on it because he knows it also will control symptoms of anxiety. I also take klonopin (.05mg) and use it for sleep and as needed for anxiety. Has anyone successfully weaned themselves off Toprol and used non prescription methods of controlling the condition. My blood pressure averages 107/70 with heartrate average of 65.
They are called a non selective beta blocker. Now Toprol is a selective beta blocker and safe and effective drug that will cause the heart to beat less forceful. I doubt a doctor would prescribe it unless there were other risk factors other than just a factor in which it induces a flight or fight response (heights, flying, crowds etc etc.) because toprol will not help with that response.
I don't see why you are wanting to get off Toprol. You get off and your hr and bp go up. You get back on and everything is normal. How is it that you figure you shouldn't be on it? If you don't think your doctor is competent, maybe you should try a second opinion.
why would the doctor prescribe toprol xl and paxil at the same time? Is this safe or should I get a second opinion.
It finally took going to a cardiologist for someone to say a person who is battling depression shouldn't be on Toprol because it can lead to depression and anxiety (My normal MD gave me the Toprol, not the cardiologist, so he was sort of a second opinion). Once I was taken off of the Toprol, I finally started to settle down. Talk to a pharmacist and talk to your Doctor about it. It's worth a shot. There are several different meds they can put you on that will handle the heart problem....
I also think alot of my problem is anxiety related, I have always been an anxious type person. I take Xanan on an as needed basis and have samples of Toprol XL but am a little hesitant about taking them. I've heard mixed reactions about this medication. Anyways I've gone on long enough, but just wanted to say I'm relieved to know that I'm not alone with this lousy problem.
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Hi, I was diagnosed with an atrial flutter almost two weeks ago, I have also suffered from pvc's for 5yrs and one bout of a-fib 3/2008. I was put on Toprol xl 25mgs, today I am having alot of palpitations, not sure if they are the regular pvc's or atrial flutters? I am so confused. My dr told me if I have sustained pvc's I should up my does to 50mg toprol. My heart does not race its in the 60's. Even with my initial Atrial flutter my heart did not go over 90 beats a minute.
Taking Toprol XL and Xanax XR have made my life worth living again. They both make me a little drowsy during the day but that is JUST FINE. I'd rather be a little drowsy than going through what I was. Good luck & take care.
Me too. Toprol XL, 25 mg every day. Doc said if 25 mg doesn't do it, I can take 25 in the a.m. and 25 in the p.m., too (and sometimes I might if my heart is beating really hard). I've been on a betablocker for about two decades. Started out with Inderal 10 mg 3 times a day (took it for probably 10 or 12 years). Have been on Toprol now for probably close to 7 years. Definitely, don't just run out of the Inderal and then stop. You cannot do that with a betablocker.
Is it true that Toprol XL can cause shortness of breat, anxiety- like symptons, mild depression and a cough (not a deep cough just like when you swallow air wrong? My symptons occurred only after I started taking the Toprol XL 50 mg. that my cardiologist prescribed for angina pectoris (chest pains) and rapid heart beat. I am now on Celexa low dosage 10 mg. for anxiety and mild depression.
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