Metoprolol and blood sugar

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Avatar n tn I am taking metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice and day because my heart rate was a little high when I saw my doctor 122 bpm. I was on 50mg twice a day, but my doc cut it due to side effects. I'm still suffering side effects, stiff arms, legs, and depression. I am also having some difficulty with my blood sugar, stays low. I feel like all I do is eat, when I asked my cardiologist he said to talk to my general practitioner.
Avatar f tn Im scared to take it cause ive been having really bad reactions to meds lately my blood pressure and sugar is staying high and my heart rate dr wants me to take half of 25mg twice a day for my heart rate i also have MS im diabetic and have coronary heart disease and ive had a heart attack and triple by pass so should i try this i may have to have a heart cath soon to see why heart rate is high i need advise please
Avatar n tn The two medications you mention are not prone to cause elevated blood sugar in non-diabetics. High blood pressure can damage the eye and needs aggressive treatment. Discuss drug side effects with your personal physician. Diabetics, especially out of control diabetics, get cataracts at an earlier age and often grow faster than non-diabetics. Have your eyes examined at least yearly by an Eye MD. You may not need surgery for 5-10 years.
Avatar f tn I started on the metoprolol and in 4 months I have almost regained what I lost. And I have basically continued to watch what I eat. Has this happened with anyone else? Do other beta blockers have this effect as well? My husband is on a beta blocker, and he does not have this problem.
193177 tn?1218694001 When u say eaten well, is it junk food free, processed foods, no packaged, boxed foods, and sugar and starch free. U just might change your diet to a Lowcarb one, have u looked into a naturepathic dr to help u heal your Liver in a natural way? are u on any diabetic med's or any other med's? I myself am on pharmacutical meds, but I have heard so much informaion that is natural for help with your disease, thats why I am asking theses questions.
921925 tn?1243896273 Hello, I have been experiencing numbness for quite some time now and I would like to know if this could be a side effect of metoprolol. I was on coreg for my blood pressure, but I experienced low blood sugar while taking this drug. Doctors could not find the reason as to why my sugar was dropping and I realized it was happening after I took my medication. Anyway, I seem to have an intolerance to certain drugs. Could this numbness last for over a year if it was a side effect?
Avatar f tn You can look on drug info sites and see that anxiety is an infrequent side effect of metoprolol and other BBs. Same with weight gain, and even a reference to increasing any pre-existing depression. When you have rare side effects, it can be difficult to convince anybody that the effect is real and does come from the drug. I'd identify what web sites he would consider to be as authoritative sources, then print web pages from those sources that list your symptoms as rare side effects.
Avatar f tn // Did the situation reverse for you upon discontinuing the drug?
4812794 tn?1359500746 After about a week my blood sugar went way up. Talked to my doctor and he said to quit taking Lyrica. My blood sugar never came back down, after several months of closely monitoring what I ate and increasing my Glipizide to 2 tablets twice a day. Nothing, still high. I am now on Insulin glargine (rDNA origin) injections, and have been increasing the dosage bi-weekly and still nothing. Anyone got any idea how to get this under control?
Avatar f tn -Flashing lights and Aura's like a migraine but with no headache to speak of -Eyeballs ached -Very blurry vision -Loud ringing in ears (Tinnitus) -Tingling and numbness in feet, arms and legs -Food and pills felt like they were getting stuck in my throat (now I have a hiatal hernia) -Depression, mood swings, crying -Memory/word recall was terrible, couldn't think straight -PVC's 24/7 which made my Blood pressure 85/45 -Fatigue -16 pound weight loss -blood sugar was high -red blood cell coun
Avatar f tn I have had several episodes of tachycardia since I started taking though. And my blood pressure stays really low. I feel tired, kind of week, and sometimes it's like I'm in a daze. To sum it all up the medacine makes me feel yucky but it has helped sum w/ my tach. Problem. I also have a sinus arrythmia too which may be playing a factor in it aswell I don't know.
Avatar f tn After 3 weeks I noticed that my pulse was lowering to 56 bpm and I started having PVC's again. My blood pressure is under control (120/70) but my pulse was so much lower I was finding myself falling asleep at my desk. This pulse has become my new norm. I didn't like it. I called my cardiologist 3 days ago and he suggested I just take the 12-1/2 mg of metoprolol in the evening and then nothing in the morning. He says I should do that for one week and then stop the metoprolol completely.
1097328 tn?1365559145 When I am having episodes of SVT that are bothersome, I take an extra 25 mg of the short and immediate acting metoprolol and then make sure I sit or lay down -- both for my heart's sake and because of concerns over low BP.
Avatar f tn Every time I managed it with a small dose of beta blocker and herbal sedatives. In the mean time the cardiologist said my heart was OK and that I had to be treated with sedatrives. I checked also the thyroid hormones, the kidney parameters, cholesterol, sugar. Everything was OK. A general practitioner doctor said my vegetative nervous system should be treated and prescribed me 0,25 xanax once a day in the evening +vit. B complex + a very weak beta blocker (1/2 from 25 mg metoprolol tartrate).
Avatar n tn It slowed my heart down and all I took was 1/4 of a pill. Break the pills in half like you are doing and check your pulse and blood pressure over the next few days. I bet you will start to feel a little better. Please don't worry over this unless you are given reason to. It can be life altering if you do. Stay away from caffiene, chocolate, sugar, alcholol until your tests are complete. They can trigger the heart to speed up. Do you have the heart nomitor on now?
Avatar n tn ? . I have high blood pressure. I was taking diovan 320 and dilitiazem 360 & metoprolol 100mg. With this my blood pressure averaged 130-140 over 80-90. Now all of a sudden my blood pressure was down to 85-90/50 with a pulse of 50'ish, i was dizzy and felt weak. I dropped my diovan to 160 and dilitiazem to 120, but my pressure is still running about 95/55 w/a 60 pulse. I feel my blood pulsing? thru my body, and am sweaty. Whats up???
Avatar n tn I felt really strange and went to the ER, Im 6' 175 and my colesterol is 119. Anyway, They took blood hooked me up to an EkG and came back with a conclusion of dehydration and anxiety. They gave me an Iv of fluids and I felt fine but weak. My pulse and BP went back to normal. Since this episode I get Palpitations pretty often or at least notice them now. My PCP did a complete work up, Comprehensive Metabolic, thyroid stool,sugar and urine to see why I had the Diarrea. All came back normal.
Avatar m tn I have worse constipation than prior the Metoprolol, I have chest pain and upper back pain very often, I have facial flushing, hands and feet are clammy and red all the time (not cold but very hot), I feel hot all the time and can't stand sun and hot weather at all ( Had blood tests done for the Thyroid and everything is ok on that side). I gain more than 20 pounds even if I don't eat a lot and cut all the sugar and things like that. I feel also very dizzy when I do something physical.
Avatar f tn You should also get your blood cholesterol, lipid, triglyceride, blood sugar and thyroid levels checked. Please discuss this with your cardiologist. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
5707348 tn?1372788697 My husband was being treated for HBP with Atenolol and another drug. His blood sugar shot up to the sky. I was being treated with Metoprolol for CHF; it ruined my lungs and I am now suffering with COPD as well as diabetes. The doctors cover themselves with some self-serving statement that the "benefits outweigh the negatives". What happened to the Hippocratic Oath to first do no harm?
179332 tn?1273250959 soo once I took the Metoprolol succinate 50mg not an hour later and BAM my eyes were itching and bright red ...they look soo bad...soo AHAAA Ureka.....It is the Metoprolol succinate 50mg......all this time that has been causing my problems...I stopped taking it....its been 5 days now....and my eyes are better.....still not Cured but soo much better....I did notice I also started getting red on the bottom sides of my nose and underneath my mouth on one side.....
Avatar n tn i have wondered about the connection in between blood sugar and palpitations. Some time ago I went to the ER for palpitations. I had been sick with a nasty ear infection for a number of days and suddenly picked of hundreds of palpitations, I went to the ER they diagnosed PAC's and sent me home. They did note that my blood sugar was high which they thought was related to being sick. A follow-up test showed normal blood sugar, so if I have diabetes it must not be chronic.
Avatar f tn I had it so badly before I got so sick, that I use to pass out, did a tilt table test, which I failed and they named it Neurocardiogenic syncope. So yes, that seems to be a common thread. I also have a very low body temp. Hang in there.
Avatar n tn For the past several years I have noticed that after eating food (which ranges from just a cup of milk to a full meal) that my heart rate and blood pressure increases significantly about 30 minutes after eating, and it lasts for about one and 1/2 hours to two hours. This occurs about 50% of the time after eating. My heart rate goes from ~75 bpm up to 140 bmp (max todate), and the blood pressure goes from 130/80 up to 180/102 (max to date).
Avatar n tn I told them my blood sugar was always in control and this all happened when my pills were switched. I finally went online and found that there was a recall on Metroprolol and vast amounts of people were all experiencing the same problems. I don t know what to do. My new doctor switched me to cardeviliol and losartan. The throbbing has gone away in legs, but I am left with sensation as if my hands and legs were burnt in a fire. I want to know if any permanent damage has been done.
Avatar f tn My last blood work before this was in May and all was fine with glucose. They did a stress test and an ECHO and all were ok except for some mild mitral valve regurgitation and calcification. EKG in sinus rhythm was fine. Is there a reason the glucose was up due to the AFib? I have a lot of anxiety and to me this is worrisome. The nurse did not seem concerned at all and the doctors did not mention it. I am now on Coumadin 4 mg. since this is my 2nd incident. This glucose has me worried.
Avatar n tn For about a year now I have been taking metoprolol (12.5 mg twice daily) because I had 2 in one day and it concenred me that I was getting worse. I have avoided the ablation because I have them so infrequently. To my questions: Has anyone taking Metoprolol noticed a big change in quality of life...fatigue, etc.
Avatar m tn I have also went thru a cath of heart with only a 20% blockage in one area, I have been put on Warfrin for that, and Amiodarone, Lisinopril, Aspirin Chew tab, Metoprolol. My Blood presure also went up. They also have me on Methocarbamol for muscle spasm in my back/Arms. I do take 1000 to 3000 mg of TX for the pain Also at Times depending on my activies which is not much anymore/Unemployed. You can ask me any question and i will try to help.
Avatar f tn Then my Internist said even though I feel great now, I should still take the Prozac because during my cycle serotonin drops and I may have attacks and so on again. So, I am just taking my last 12.5mg dose of Metoprolol the next day and beginning day 1 of Prozac. I felt fine for 2 days then I noticed anxiety creeping in. It started the 3rd day with general discomfort and a little chest tightness. But, I had exercised earlier that day for 20mins and felt great.