Metoprolol and birth control

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Avatar f tn Birth control can elevated BP and affect your lipid profile. Different meds can have different effects on different people. Your OB-GYN may recommend a different form of contraceptive with these changes. However I would watch your numbers because this could be a problem long-term.
Avatar n tn My mom and I started looking for the cause - I have had stress, and I recently got back on birth control. But the birth control turns out to have none of the hormone that causes hair loss (and I was on the same pill for 6 years and never had this problem before). I was able to trace the significant hair loss back to the beta blocker. I have stopped the medicine, even though I was only taking it about 5 times a weeks at most.
1455812 tn?1288103369 I have never tried taking birth control to help the symptoms and have actually read on here that a lot of people who have tried birth control had worse palps. It's rough being a woman!!! Thanks again!
Avatar f tn Hello! In July of Last year I was put on birth control pills to help with my diagnoses of PCOS. Long story short, I developed a Massive Pulmonary Embolism in my lungs due to the contraceptives. It did a number to my heart as it passed through. I was then put on blood thinners and Metoprolol. I am now off the thinners but my Heart Doctor kept me on the Beta Blockers because I still had Tachycardia and my blood pressure is still a little high.
Avatar f tn I have inherited heart condition causing tachycardia, low blood pressure, and bad circulation. I am on beta blockers, 50 mg of Metoprolol pr/day and all the info I quit the pill upon my first hospitialization under the notion that it couldn't hurt to not be on hormonal birth control. I went to my gyno to inquire on getting fitted for a diaphragm or cervical cap and she talked me into the Mirena, telling me it was ultra low dose and centralized thus not a problem.
Avatar f tn I too suffer from palps, pause outs skipped beats and runs of tachracardia.. I got my first one 9 years ago after the birth of my third child but it was after eating a meal..
Avatar f tn Since then I had a really bad flair up of PVC's that landed me in the ER last week. I went for a follow up with my GP this past Tuesday and he added 12.5mgs of Metoprolol (sp) a day along with my 120mgs of Cartia XT 2 times a day. The first day it was WONDERFUL, not one PVC then yesterday they flared up again. My question is, is there a time frame for your body to adjust before this combo of meds will begin to work effectively for the PVC's?
Avatar n tn They really suggested that I get an epideral to keep me calm and to control the pain from exacerbating my condition. My heart rate and blood pressure had some problems but both of us were able to pull through. My doctor and OB now tell me that I really can't take a risk again and that I should be blessed with the one i have so i won't be having anymore (unless i'm stubborn enough to not listen again). I hope this answered your questions.
Avatar f tn is it advised to take Metoprolol during pregnancy ? can the women breast feed with this condition ? what type of birth control method is suitable for women this condition ? is there limitation of how many children you can have ?
503727 tn?1210442710 I feel so unstable, and when I say unstable, I mean I feel like I cannot control anything and my panic and anxiety can just take me over. But have you ever noticed that even in the middle of the worse anxiety attack, if your in public with friends or something, you will aways excuse yourself properly before running off? I notice I do that, it's weird. Some may not, I dunno. The most important thing is that you are not alone and you are not crazy!
Avatar n tn Come to find out, anxeity runs in my family on my fathers side so i guess it was eventually gonna hit me. I also did take birth control pills and did some research and some pills can trigger anxeity issues. I have noticed that my heart palpations generally are close to my time of the month. its odd though, i can go weeks and feel fine and then bam, it hits me. i will have a heart palpation for a brief second and then most of the day i am ok.
Avatar n tn THen I went back on my birth control pills (which I need to control my endometriosis) and she said the high dosage of estrogen which worked for the endo, caused my pressure to go up again. THe reason I deiced to post for some advice is because she just prescribed me metoprolol, which she said is baby safe for a pregnancy. Its been three years since my last daughter was born, and we'd really like to have one more baby.
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.
Avatar f tn Many of us on ths forum have dealt with SVT all our lives. A bunch of us have had it cured through a cardiac ablation procedure. Just wanted to let you know that youmare far from alone. I am friendly with a young woman who gets SVT episodes with each of her pregnancies. She has 4 children. Once she delivers, the SVT disappears. Google "metoprolol and, pregnancy" and I'm sure you'll get an answer. By the way, metoprolol did absolutely nothing for my SVT episodes.
687079 tn?1230952212 Thanks all for the support.. you are great!!! Smilerdeb, I do cut the tablet in half, along the scoring line, pharmacist said it was okay , that is why the line was there. It is SO a wierd feeling to have a slower heart rate when I lay down at night... I am used to it yet. Johcp, Thanks for the tip, I live in a hot climate ( south Texas) so I try to keep lots of fluids, it makes a difference for me too. That said I am on day 3, and I think the meds just really got in my system.
Avatar f tn The whole point to this drug, in addition to HCTZ was for hypertension caused from my Birth Control pill- which I have decided to stop. I do not want to just abruptly just stop taking this beta blocker for fear of adverse reaction or heart attack....can anyone tell me how to safely wean off since my dr is a complete idiot! I can't take the mood swings I get from ths pill or any of the weight gain.
Avatar m tn I was sent home with metoprolol (which i didn't take) The next day i went to work and was fine, however i got anxious about what had happened the night before and i decided to go home and see my family doctor. I went through all the blood tests and another ekg.
Avatar f tn I had no epidural this time and pushed extremely hard. 2. PACs never noticed until after starting metoprolol to control afib. Could metoprolol be causing extra beats? 3. Is there any significance of inverted t waves and st depression even though perfusion images were normal? it safe to wean off and see what happens? 5. Why would the afib/PACs/PVCs suddenly start after the birth of my third child? 6. If I lay down suddenly or bend over quickly, I can cause PACs to start.
Avatar n tn it was this test that found a hole in his heart that he has had from birth. (he is 36). But, the neuro also found that his blood count has been down. White and Red blood counts. So...i did a little research, and have found that when your blood counts are down, (which could be anemia), we do not know yet, havent been to that doctor yet to find out! But anyway....when your blood counts are down, it will cause you to have PVC symptoms, hard time breathing, all that "good stuff"...
Avatar f tn Basically depends on your doctor and if are willing to take the risk of the epidural. I've been on birth control before and it was safe for me but you will need to ask your doctor. I am currently taking metoprolol and the doctor said it is class c which means they don't know if it will hurt the baby.
Avatar n tn This class of drugs, used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease, includes metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard) and propranolol (Inderal). * Birth control pills. If you use birth control pills, you may wish to switch to another method of contraception because these drugs affect your circulation and may make you more prone to attacks. If you have questions about how best to manage Raynaud's, contact your doctor.
Avatar n tn The sensation is as if my head and neck are throbbing with pressure and I have to stop walking or slow down and stop and stand still for a minute or so to make the sensation stop. Sounds are muffled in rhythm with the pulsations and I sometimes feel as if I will pass out, but never have. There is no pain. I have been checked throughly by my GP, a cardiologist, and an electrophysiologist and none of them could find a cause.
Avatar n tn The fact that you cannot control or stop it is the worst i've been given tablets but it happens so fast it's too late and any tablets i take don't act fast enough and as if being at work when this happens is not bad enough what's awful as well is if your out or at someones house i have to make a mad rush for it or just deal with severe humiliation the worst was when trying to get home quickly and with noone i knew living close by and once the cramps set in i had no control and soiled myself in
Avatar m tn I've been on Metoprolol 50 mg one in the AM and one in the PM and it makes me dizzy and makes me feel like my heart is squeezing and doesn't do grunt to really control my PVC's. I have a close friend who is a psychologist, my age, who has the same thing. He was on Metoprolol and complained to his doctor who forced the pharmacy to give him the real medication, Toprol. Toprol is the brand name. Metoprolol is the generic.
775065 tn?1311940165 We want to see if I can conceive before Winter. I am - 45 yo have regular periods no Birth Control for 8 yrs.
Avatar f tn is it advised to take Metoprolol during pregnancy ? can the women breast feed with this condition ? what type of birth control method is suitable for women this condition ? is there limitation of how many children you can have?
Avatar f tn I take metoprolol for high blood pressure. It was suggested by my OB/GYN that i try birth control, which kind of scares me. Could this be hormonal? Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn After the hot flash is over, I felt fine. I even went off my estrogen birth control. I am on a progestin only birth control now and thinking of stopping BC all together, just because of all these problems I am having. I don't know what is going on but I am tired of all the doctor visits and tests. I am tired of feeling this way and I am tired of not being able to lose weight no matter how hard I try. Please, if you have any suggestions, I am open to hearing them! I just want my life back.
415098 tn?1214860436 I am on lisinprol,metoprolol,levothyrozine and birth control. I have had these issues before i started being on the blood pressure medicines though? would my thyroid medicine cause this or do you think its just anxiety issues?