Diltiazem fatigue

Common Questions and Answers about Diltiazem fatigue


Avatar n tn headache, fatigue, a bit of dizziness. Once those little irritations passed, I just continued taking it at bedtime because that was my routine. But you're right, once your body is up to the therapeutic dose circulating through your body, the main thing is to be consistent about the time you take it.
Avatar f tn I have been taking metoprolol and diltiazem for sixteen months and initially the medications brought the SVTs under control. Fourteen months ago I started coughing blood and experiencing chest congestion. This took my attention off any heart issues and sent me on a long search for the cause of the bleeding. After many tests and visits with various specialists I never did get the answer. The bleeding resolved itself after 10 months (last October) and has not reappeared.
Avatar n tn That's a fancy name for Diltiazem. Yes, when you first start Diltiazem you will have some symptoms. I just restarted mine a few weeks ago. Still had to go through the adjustment period. Fatigue, dizziness, nasty headache for 2 weeks. After that it eases up. By 4 weeks you feel pretty normal again. Hang in there. I know the headache can be pretty rough but it will go away.
1622431 tn?1299074042 I have recently been diagnosed with pacs, and my doctor put me on diltiazem. Can any one tell me from experience how effective this treatment is?
Avatar n tn Their interaction can give symptoms like dizziness, syncope, fatigue etc.Also, pantocid can lead to high levels of diltiazem in blood. Need was to either reduce the dose of diltiazem or replace it with some other anti hypertensive drug. ECHO or ECG will be best to rule out this mishappening. There is no need to worry as you have already stopped taking this drug. There won't be any residual effects.
Avatar f tn Two weeks ago my Cardio doctor changed my medication from Cardizem LA to Diltiazem CD. I know it's the generic brand of Cardizem. Anyway he raised my dosage from 240 mg. to 300 mg. For a whole week I had some terrible side effects. I blacked out once while sitting at my computer and then I came close to blacking out on a daily basis. I also felt off balance. I ended up going to my primary doctor, not for this, but for something else. I guess it was a follow up appointment.
Avatar n tn Can Diltiazem 24HR ER 180mg Caps one taken daily cause sleepiness and fatigue during the day?
Avatar f tn As to the fatigue... are you ONLY on flecaininde? I get very fatigues too, BUT I am also on diltiazem, coreg, and lisinopril. I can't separate them to know what goes with what.
Avatar m tn I have suffered with taking diltiazem(180 mg ER) AND metoprolol (50 mg ER) for atril fibrillation for the past two and a half years. The side effects have been debilitating.. Both drugs have the same side effects and together and one or the other or both create what I can only describe as chaotic turbulence in my chest and pain in my left arm when the second drug kicks in.. My cardiolgist now wants me to add a blood thinner (xarelto) to my meds menu.
Avatar f tn I did take that and had rather nasty side effects - chest pain, pretty severe shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness and pain in my legs with edema. I had to stop that one. Most recently I was using Diltiazem, also a CCB without any major side effects, just the usual adjustments. How long have you been taking these 2 meds? You may still be in the adjustment period (the first 4 weeks or so). If the side effects are too serious, call the doctor.
Avatar f tn Cardizem (aka Diltiazem) is a calcium channel blocker, good for high BP, angina and some arrhythmia problems. I take it and it does a decent job of controlling my atrial tachy and chest pains. Also helpful for people with Raynauds. Best thing is to google the name of the medication and you'll find out all kinds of info: how it's used, side effects, etc.
Avatar f tn Again thank you for your reply. The diltiazem XT 180 mg was discontinued about five weeks ago for my Husband and the symptoms continue. Every time he changes position he turn red from head to toe. As a result of this symptom he has shortness of breath, fatigue and a drop in his BP. We have been to many Dr's with out a Dx. We are waiting for results of urine studies from the Endocrinologist. He has benign incidentaloma on his (r) adrenal gland for a few years which has remained the same size.
Avatar m tn I have no outward signs such as dizziness, SOB, fatigue. My peripheral BP runs about 125-135/55-70. My question is, I know the numbers are abnormal but how abnormal? Is a rise of 1.6mm of Hg in 2 years significant? How high of a number is considered severe. I have just been put on diltiazem CD 120 daily with a repeat echo in 6 months. Should I just wait and see what happens or should I be considering a more aggressive approach?
Avatar n tn It seems heart meds are notorious for causing fatigue. They say it gets better in time. I took my Diltiazem for 3 months (it's a CCB) and although I did get over the headaches and dizziness, the brain fog and general "I don't care" feeling was still there. Wish my hunger had gone away :-) See if you can feel some improvement in a week or so.
182884 tn?1259316506 took me off of Atentonol because of the blood pressure problems or the fact that it may make the spasms in my heart worse. Can somone explain this to me?He allso put me on a new med called Diltiazem CD. HCL SR capsule, 180 mg. What can you tell me about this med, and what side effects are most common with it's use? My dr. wouldn't tell me all of it's side effects, acutally none of them, because he said he did not want to scare me?????
271194 tn?1350506963 Lisinopril 10mg Diltiazem XL 120mg Aspirin 75mg GTN spray Trazodone 150mg ) depression Fluanxol 1mg ) I eat a healthy diet, am losing weight and have recently started at the gym. My GP says this is OK ‘If I am sensible.’ On Tuesday I really overdid things, and after Wednesday’s scare, plus the fact that I feel so shattered, I’m having a break. Am I being neurotic in thinking that my scan was a false negative and that I do have ischaemic heart disease.
Avatar m tn he sent me back to my regular doctor who at first put me on metoprolol but I had a bit of chest pain with that drug as well as nightmares. Now he has me on diltiazem but since I've been on that my heart rate has gone back up (the metoprolol was keeping my heart rate down). What do you all think I should do??? This is completely debilitating - I have not worked in 2 weeks. I can't go for walks, can't hang out socially. I feel "off" all the time. Can someone please help?
Avatar m tn Cardiologist said bypass was blocked and the original block still there but I had significant collateral growth keeping my right side going except under load which probably accounts for my fatigue. Two approaches; medication or an angioplasty to try to open the 17 year old blockage. He has put me on Diltiazem ER 120mg LM. I have only been on it for a week, my blood pressure is averaging about 100/60 pulse 50bpm. Haven't noticed any change in my fatigue .
343006 tn?1314450071 They took me off the med and that solved the problems. Recently they put me on a low dose of Diltiazem (another CCB) which is also a slow release formula. Other than mild headaches, dizziness and fatigue the first week, it's working out well for me. I read up a bit on the meds and sometimes doctors will start a patient on a low dose to avoid the more severe side effects and titrate up from there. Not sure what your history with Verapamil has been but these are some random thoughts.
Avatar n tn I have been receiving treatment for arrhythmia from the VA for about 10 years now (1999). I have had the shocks, the medication Amiodarone and now a pace maker. I take 240 MG's of Diltiazem twice a day, 100 MG of Metoprolol twice a day and one table (.125) of Digoxin a day. My last visit to the Pace Maker clinic showed that in the past 90 days it had recorded 887 instances of my heart rate going over 160 bpm's. A VA doctor back in 1999 told me she wanted me to see an electrocardiologist.
Avatar n tn had some bad reactions to it and ended up in ER. More recently they gave me Diltiazem and it was fine. Just the usual couple of weeks to adjust to it (some fatigue, headaches, dizziness).
Avatar f tn But Diltiazem has worked well for me once I got past the first few weeks of adjustment, mostly headache and some fatigue. Ask your doctor whether the swelling will ease up or if you have to switch.
3086858 tn?1340856461 Bystolic) can produce extreme fatigue in some patients. If you have sinus tachycardia it should not be treated with BB. Also, knowing that you have a Protein S disorder I would rule out that you are not getting clots in the arteries of your lung. Did you have an ultrasound of the heart already (echocardiogram)? It is uncommon that an asthma problem start later in life (not in childhood) and is that sever that produce fatigue and shortness of breath.
Avatar m tn I was on metoprolol up until a week ago but was having frequent dose increases due to my svt breakthroughs on the med. I was up to 150 mg bid. I was also getting severe fatigue from the med. My cardio changed my med to verapamil 240 mg qday. I have noticed I'm still tachy 120's at times and up into the 150s. The worst part is I'm having horrid headaches and otc meds don't touch the pain.
Avatar m tn Got A-fib under control, but the bad side-effects were overwhelming, so doc put me on CCB Diltiazem instead of beta-blocker, 30mg 3 x day. Now am having what feels like "rebound a-fib" when the dosage tends to wear off. (Tend to wake in early morn with heart racing, irregular beat; this never happened with the beta blocker.) Also having bad side-effects from the CCB, including digestion problems and dizziness and brain-fog.
Avatar f tn Beta blockers like coreg can cause fatigue. Some people have decreased fatigue if they continue to take the medications. There are other beta blockers like metoprolol that can be tried to see if there is less fatigue. Depending on how long you have had atrial fibrillation, some people benefit from a cardioversion. Being in a normal rhythm does improve symptoms in many people. It sounds like you need a second opinion.
Avatar n tn Because atrial fibrillation can cause people to have weakness and fatigue. The sotalol and other beta blockers can cause people to have weakness, but not to the point of being unable to carry on activities of daily living. She probably had her thyroid checked if you in fact have atrial fibrillation and panic attacks as the two are often linked.
612551 tn?1450025775 I have a follow up visit with my Cardiologist's Physician Assistant (PA) concerning my change about 3 weeks ago from 100 (or more) Metoprolol a day to taking 50 mg Metoprolol and 240 mg Diltiazem XR (Diltia XT) a day. The former is Beta Blocker (BB) and the latter a Calcium Channel Blocker (CCB). Both are long/extended/slow (whatever) release and are often prescribed for taking once every 24 hours.