Metoprolol abuse

Common Questions and Answers about Metoprolol abuse


Avatar f tn You must never suddenly stop taking this medication with out consulting your doctor first but then again you should also consult your doctor concerning alcohol or drug abuse before taking this medication. I have the feeling you didn't. How old are you? You might tell your mom and she will know what to do!
15256956 tn?1439428831 If I understand dosage equivalencies for Beta-Blockers, then 20mg of Bystolic once daily is equal to 100mg Metoprolol twice a day. I know the Metoprolol seemed like a high dose, but 150mg was in the middle, dosage-wise. There are people who take 400mg a day. I was taking it twice a day to get the full effect for 24 hours (Metoprolol takes about an hour to get in your system and has a half-life of 6-7 hours), so yeah, while it sounded like a 300mg, it was really just 150mg per 24 hours.
Avatar f tn "Recently I've been seen by the doctor and now I'm told I have Hypertension and Hyperthyroidism. These are a result of my drug use right? " Methamphetamine Abuse (bottom of page 2) "Central nervous system (CNS) stimu-lants like methamphetamine cause hypertension by stimulating both α- and β-adrenergic receptors.
Avatar f tn I asked to be put on beta blockers so i dont get it again. But ive been reading online that SVT is a heart condition and can be caused from drug abuse, smoking, alcohol etc... and i used to do all that& still smoking now tho .But howcome everytime i go to the hopital with heart palipitations etc they tell me im fine, it doesnt make sence if i have svt? do i need to see someone else to explain what exactly is happening ? am i going to die from this ?
Avatar f tn He said that my heart was beating so fast that it was restricting the amount of blood flow into my heart. He put me on Metoprolol 25mg, low dose aspirin and emphasised the importance of regular exercise. He told me to increase my salt because I was slightly dehydrated and to drink more water. Even though he told me at my hospital follow up that I was in good shape, I still don't feel right. I have a history of anxiety, and the cardiologist agreed that I tend to obcess over things.
263988 tn?1281957896 My symptoms started when I remembered the abuse my father perpetrated on others and myself. He was a serial killer and a pedophile and forced me to watch him commit criminal acts. When the memories came back, I started having PAF episodes every time a memory surfaced. Before the PAF, I had borderline bradycardia for years and bradycardia for years before that. My resting HR used to be 42. Prior to the PAF it was 52 to 54 lying down and 58 to 60 sitting up. It has been that way since 2003.
201324 tn?1191089878 he said it may be due to the a-fib itself, or past alcohol abuse. It was not enlarged, and the valves were ok...but, all I'm doing is thinking the worst, and I'm only 51 and have been active all my life. Just took a 2 mile walk....but, I feel very low and with no energy....side effects of the toprol which slows down the heart. I just want to feel myself.....any suggestions or comments?
Avatar n tn by drsuhas, 27 minutes ago My mother is 61, hypertensive on metoprolol 50 mg od, non diabetic. She gets sweating wlile walking app 200m distence for last 5-6 years. so her stress test was done. baseline ECG is normal. On Bruce protocol she could walk for upto 2 min on treadmill. There were no ECG changes during test, but during recovery phase she developed ST depression with T inversion in II, III, AVF , I, aVL and V2 to V6 for 10 min. She was not having chest pain at that time.
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183202 tn?1219857259 Basically, the only things I can think that could be chemical in origin is I had started consuming caffeine since I started a new job that requires me to work in the early hours of the morning, and I also am taking my Lorazepam 2 MG 3X daily, along with my Beta Blocker Metoprolol Succinate ER and my birth control.
475570 tn?1280944963 I eat very heart healthy, low sodium, and take Metoprolol. It does not go as high as yours, but sometimes hits 150/93, or around 135/88 - which is always alarming to me. Two things I have noticed that keep it in a good range (120/80) are regular exercise and low alcohol intake. I have a tendency at time to watch a Friday evening movie with a few glasses of wine - the next day my BP is always up. A daily brisk walk of 45 to 60 min. seems to do the best.
Avatar f tn So in Aug of last year, I was switched to another...Metoprolol. I have high blood pressure, and this doesnt seem to keep it down as much as the aten did... But it also doesnt really stop the palpitations either. My cardiologist..great doc..gotten give him credit for trying everything. Im on potassium, 2x a day, ( mine was normal, but very much on the low side of normal) magnesium, and on what I thought was a huge dose of the Metoprolol...
Avatar m tn The cardiologist ordered lisinipril and metoprolol. I don't think I mentioned I have pulmonary fibrosis, maybe I did. Both those drugs, especially the metoprolol, I can't breathe on it and it lowers my HR to around 50 BPM.(bradycardia). Feels like I'm in a bear hug. Needless to say my Cardiologist isn't too happy with me, but he can breathe good, he thinks I'm a bad patient. lol. While I was having my heart attack they told me I would be in the hospital 4 days after my stent.
Avatar f tn My doctor put me on a low dose beta blocker; Metoprolol (the generic version of Toprol) 25 mgs, XR (extended release.) That was a month ago, and I HATE the way I feel. At first, I had awful tummy upset (I took the pill in the morning, with food, as directed). So I started taking it at night, with dinner. I feel incredibly sad and depressed all the time. I've doubled down on my exercise routine, working out 30-45 minutes every single day (7 days a week).
Avatar f tn Tx is really based on the amount of liver damage you have sustained due to the length of infection or other contributing factors like drug or alchohol abuse etc. The good news is your a geno 2 and if you end up treating it will most likely be for 24 weeks with a very good chance of clearing the virus if liver damage hasn't progressed too far. Good luck and keep us informed about the bx report.
733362 tn?1489798536 I had a heart attack 3 years ago and another heart cath 2 yrs ago. I have irregular HB but I had to stop the Statins and I quit taking metoprolol because I can't breathe on it due to Pulmonary Fibrosis from working with asbestos, silica dust, sandblasting, muratic and hydrofluoric acids for 35 years. I'm 61 yrs old. I'm kinda afraid I will have another Heart Attack if I just quit taking the meds that have allowed me some quality of life. I'm pretty much without a Doctor now.
Avatar m tn My symptoms started when I remembered the abuse my father perpetrated on others and myself. He was a serial killer and a pedophile and forced me to watch him commit criminal acts. When the memories came back, I started having PAF episodes every time a memory surfaced. Before the PAF, I had borderline bradycardia for years and bradycardia for years before that. My resting HR used to be 42. Prior to the PAF it was 52 to 54 lying down and 58 to 60 sitting up. It has been that way since 2003.
Avatar n tn You don't abuse it and contrary to what you have been told here, 7mg is of Valium a day is not very much. They must be thinking about Klonapin or xanax where 1 mg is equal to 10 mg of Valium. Since I'm not a Doctor, I think you should ask your friends and family about good Doctors and get a 2nd opinion. I also think you should find one that's been around for a long time and has seen it all. This new breed of doctor is,,, well,, nevermind but please don't go to one fresh out of school for this.
Avatar f tn My electrical heart doctor said that the other medications may have the same effect as the metoprolol did because of my raynauds syndrome. So the metoprolol made my symptoms worse. After the spells at times my muscles spasm and my teeth chatter. I'm hoping that magnesium fixes me.
446896 tn?1237806342 My HR right now is between the mid 70s and 80s, as I said AFib. I take 100 mg of Metoprolol in the morning. Without the beta blocker I'd likely be running about 130 and up/down variations. Again, because of AFib. I do not find the high HR a problem, but the inefficiency, I believe due to AFib, of my heart does make me tire easily when I am physically active. Walking and biking are not the joy they used to be..and forget any more running.
Avatar m tn I do take time release beta-blockers (metoprolol XL) at a low dose and add short acting metoprolol when I'm having recalcitrant episodes of PSVT because it seems to help. I also use Lorazepam, (Ativan) which is a benzodiazepine, on an "as needed" basis because it helps not only with the anxiety I sometimes feel after trying to get through a day of constant episodes, but also seems to help with the PSVT itself, especially when I need to sleep and find the episodes keep waking me up.
Avatar m tn my heart stopped when I had a tilt table test for my fainting, then it stopped again 3 times during surgery and I think it stopped 3 or 4 times before I had surgery in Jan - March 2009, and I made it through, the heart is very resilient and can withstand alot of abuse. I had to have a pacemaker/ICD implanted which is a great thing to have if your heart is quirky like this - but I don't understand why the dr didn't want you to have one implanted if they said you could die from yours?
2150739 tn?1336486245 There are other beta blockers (non-cardiac selective beta blockers) that don't affect the blood pressure as much as the selective (metoprolol, bisoprolol, atenolol) do, because non-selective beta blockers constrict the blood vessels to a certain degree. Non-selective beta blockers are treatment for POTS, by the way. Also, conditions like chronic stress, infections, etc. must be ruled out if they aren't already. Your blood pressure is maybe sort of the key here.
11849443 tn?1441306441 Yes, hypertension is aggressively treated here, as is elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. For me, Metoprolol, a former front line blood pressure med works very well for me, and Simvastatin controls my elevated cholesterol to about 135 now. Both of these drugs have become extremely affordable; literally pennies per dose. My primary care physician thinks that nearly everyone should be on both medications as a prophylaxis against each.
733362 tn?1489798536 Thanks to the DEA breathing down Doctors necks, they are afraid to prescribe drugs, even to people that don't abuse them. There are so many people Doctor shopping and abusing meds, there is nothing I can say to a Doctor that a huge addict hasn't already said. A new Doctor doesn't believe you, they think everybody is scamming for drugs. I just talked to my sister, her friend who tapered off Valium says no matter how you taper you have to go through a rough 8 days or so at the end. Is that true?
343765 tn?1202526132 I can't speak for any of the other meds, but I take Metoprolol to EASE my PVC symptoms. So, I wouldn't think that the dosage you are taking would cause it. My dose is much lower than yours, so, using good ol' American logic, a higher dose should make PVC's better not worse. Of course, American logic and science are not one in the same lol :-) so you should go ahead and ask your doc anyway. Good luck.
1717715 tn?1318300895 so i saw a cardiologist and he prescribed me metoprolol 50 mg twice a day. i was on it for the past 2 years and while i was on it, i began to notice during the day a fast heart rate. then i noticed during these two years that i got more and more nervous with social occasions, going to class, having to speak in front of even a small group, interviews etc..
Avatar n tn I am a 33 yr old female. I do have a prior history of alchohol use and drug abuse but that was over 6 years ago and I worry that maybe I've done some type of damage to myself.
Avatar m tn No need to get cracked up about doctors advice since there is potential for dependence.
Avatar n tn Amlodipine, Benazepril, Bumetanide, Carvedilol, Digoxin, Dipyridamole, Doxazosin, Enalapril, Hydralazine, Lisinopril, Losartan, Metoprolol and Hydrochlorothiazide, Nifedipine, Procardia XL, Propafenone, Ramipril, Sotalol and Verapamil. At any rate, he should discuss this with his doctor.