Metoprolol and edema

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Avatar n tn I am retaining more fluid (pitting edema), for ex. in my feet, around my ankles, especially also below my knee. And when I press down also on my lower arms, the indentation stays. My weight increased about 1 yr. ago from 54 kg to 60 kg within maybe a week (it was suddenly). I also noticed that my stomach stayed bloated (especially towards late afternoon). And since I have always been very slim with no stomach, I wonder if I could also have fluid there.
Avatar n tn I hated the Toprol XL due to the severe depression and nightmares. I switched to the generic form (metoprolol) which wasn't the extended release... more immediate effect and doesn't last as long in the system. This approach does not cause me nightmares or depression. I am 36 and mine started suddenly as well... very disconcerting. Good Luck! On a side note, we're neighbors!!! Hello from Carroll County MD!!!
Avatar n tn For the past 3-4 weeks, I began having muscle/joint pain in hips, knees, shoulders..etc. and swelling (edema)in my feet and ankles. Blood work has all come back fine. In the past week, I also noticed that I am experiencing panic symptoms (which was a major reason why I started the Atenolol approx 5 yrs ago). I have not had any panic symptoms since being on Atenolol 5 yrs ago. I noticed that when I picked up my meds at the pharmacy, it says to notify my doctor if swelling in feet or hands.
1475202 tn?1536274577 Other daily meds include xifaxan, lactalose, lexapro and metoprolol. Blood pressure diuretic Lisinopril,Hydrochlorthiazide 20mg/12.5mg. BP is 100/58. Diagnosed at age 38 currently 39 male. 1) Finally on to my question, is it really strange that I don’t have or never have had Ascites or Edema? Is this a problem you see in my future? 2) I’ve tried to provide as much information as possible so I could ask you if you agree with my doctors assessment of transplantation.
Avatar n tn (If there is no actual medical benefit besides symptom relief, I would rather not take the medication) 3. My ejection fraction is around 60%, will the beta blocker put me at risk for edema and a decrease in ejection fraction? 4. Is there a chance that when my T3 and T4 are normalized, that I can stop the metoprolol? 5. Without knowing the actual mechanism behind the SVT, can metoprolol actually cause more harm than good? 6. Can SVT be position dependent?
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with jra since age of 5 i am currently experiencing a great deal of pitting edema especially in my ankles and the back of my legs, my calf muscle is extremely sore on both legs. I am taking atenanol 50mgs at night for high blood pressure as well as cymbalta and I am really concerned with my legs swelling even when I am not standing when I put my finger in my foot it leaves an impression for a long time any suggestions?
667923 tn?1421466324 these are the meds I'm currently on and truly think I'm being overmedicated Metoprolol,prozac,xanax,prevacid,ventolin,advair,lyrica,hydrocodone,and usually some type of antibiotic which never seems to stop the cough .At this point I'm ready to stop all the meds and put this thing in Gods hands. I am a contractor and have to really hide my ailments from the people I work for ,My work has really dropped off.This is a dawg eat dawg business.
Avatar n tn They insisted at this juncture to put in a pacemaker and put her on Metoprolol, Warfarin, CartiaXT (cardizem), and her usual Norvasc and Atakan. Since this episode and these medications, she has experienced extreme swelling of the lower extremities and now a painful tingling that starts in the late afternoon each and every day and no exercise diminishes the swelling, so she puts them up.
Avatar n tn she was taken off the ventilator the next day put on the regular ward of the hospital and had some meds changed including her metoprolol which was giving her asthma like symptoms. Doctor said she had congestive heart failure /pulmonary edema. What the heck happened here being it was so long after the initial attack 5 hours earlier? She had had some fluid/bacteria still in her lungs previous to this day from asthmatic bronchitis she had for 3 weeks.
Avatar f tn Forget about your aunts and grandmother, and concentrate on you.(We all think because that and that happened to them …NO. .irrelevant, only about 25% of the DCM deleted cardiomiopathy are or probably inherited as I know of, but I am not a doctor , but this is my cardiologist (and my research) opinion) Even if so, it is your duty to take the best care of yourself ,instead of worrying . You need a cardiologist. You need more test. Ultrasound for one, only with that test they can tell your EF.
Avatar f tn and 400lbs) and have type2 diabetes, high blood pressure and lower extremity lymph edema. I'm on; ToprolXL, Lotrel, and Diovan/HCT for the high blood pressure, Gemfibrozil for slightly elevated cholesterol (I cannot take statins), Actos, and Metaformin for diabetes. I recently started physical therapy treatments for the lymph edema. The PT said that the HCT (HydroCloroThyazide) component of the Diovan is a diuretic which I remember being put on to help treat the Lymph edema.
1903111 tn?1333216654 Metoprolol (Tartrate and Succinate) is classified as a cardi-selective beta blocker. Think of it as the Tic-Tac of antiarrhythmics, lthough it is often prescribed for social anxiety problems as well. It's easily tolerated by most, which is one reason why it is sort of the first line drug of choice. As the name beta blocker implies, these drugs block beta receptors, which are located in a number of places within the body, including the heart and blood vessels.
Avatar m tn I feel that everyone is different when it comes down to which medications are effective. I would suggest you see a Pain Management doctor who will be able to suggest many different options to help manage your pain. Unfortunately, with the government crack down on opioids, a LOT of people are not able to get the medication they had previously used that enabled them to have a better quality of life!
612551 tn?1450025775 The CCB also seemed to reduce some of the fatigue I was experiencing from a high dose BB (was at 100 mg Metoprolol, now at 50 mg). Then about a week to ten days ago I noticed my left ankle, and on inspection my right ankle and both feet were swollen. I did not have any pain and remain able to walk for normal daily duties. The swelling goes down considerably overnight, with my feet elevated to the normal sleeping position (not artificially elevated).
Avatar n tn The symptoms I have been having include a dull achy chest pain that seems to stick around for a few days at a time, mild swelling at times, a hard adrenaline/fluttering feeling in my chest/upper body, and small fluctuations in heart rate and blood pressure. In the past few years I have been on and off Metoprolol XL, lasix, and 2 different ACE inhibitors.
Avatar f tn Also,the diltiezem which is a calcium channel blocker is similar to a drug i used to take for a few weeks called metoprolol. I had to stop it because it made me feel weird and a little depressed. I wonder if you can lower the dosage on that one or stop it. My mother in law takes lasix but was also told too stop taking her beta blocker and that she didn't need to be taking both. Do you have congestive heart failure? The 1 med you are on is used for that I see.
Avatar m tn The cardizem (a calcium channel blocker) had to be changed to metoprolol (Toprol) for slowing the heart rate due to my encountering edema. I was then put on a 21 day event monitor from e-Cardio (great company to work with) and did not have any events after the third day of Rythmol. Nor have I had any events I am aware of since then. Other than the edema from the cardizem I've had absolutely no adverse side effects from the Toprol or the Rythmol.
Avatar n tn issues at night. Recently, I have noticed an increase in lower leg and pedal edema (mild, but slightly pitting if I'm up all day on my feet). I have cervical disc problems and a type of trigeminal neuralgia and take Neurontin. I also take metoprolol for WPW (only 12.5mg daily). The only other med is Provigil to help counteract the tiredness I get from Neurontin. My doctor suggested Mobic but I haven't had any relief from the joint pain or the strange paresthesia on the bottom of my foot.
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 He has recently had exertional dyspnea. While off of his Lasix, he had peripheral edema and nocturnal dypsnea. His blood pressure this week 161/90. In your experience, would he be a good candidate for kidney transplant?
Avatar m tn Had a heart attack in 2012, triple bypass and 70 days in the hospital. On discharge I had an ef of 20% which has decreased to 10 over the past 2 years. I have some shortness of breath with exertion, but that's it. I work in construction, carrying 30-80 pound loads, climb ladders, 8-12 hour workdays, etc. Again, with some expected shortness of breath but nothing else, no edema, arrhythmias, chest pain, etc. Amiodarone, metoprolol, lisino, spirono, aspirin, lipitor.
1198633 tn?1341185988 I too have bloating so badly, and edema in my feet and legs. My abdomen and upper area hurt like what you were explaining. I myself have Liver Disease. But in the past, when I bloated, or swelled up, it went down with diuretics. Not this time. I have been suffering for over 2 months. I have an appt. with a new gastro because mine seems to be just taking blood and money. No Answers, and No IMPROVEMENT. Grrr I have a new appt with a new Dr. Oct.
Avatar n tn It usually requires another agent to help maintain good rate control (a beta blocker like atenolol if you have normal kidneys or metoprolol if you don't have normal kidneys and your liver is ok). Atenolol is generic and relatively inexpensive. I hope this helps.
390388 tn?1279639813 I take Diazide/Maxide (for BP/HR and edema), Lopressor (for BP/HR)and low dose aspirin (for atrial septal aneurysm) along with Lipitor (for high hsCRP). I get lightheaded often no matter where my level seems to be. It's odd when it is low it feels like it is pounding like crazy. I have checked it at home thinking it would be high and it is not. Then other times it is a regular 120 some over 80 some with an 80 some heart rate in which is perfect.
959034 tn?1253675076 , longer than about a week) or high-dose corticosteroid therapy should have blood pressure, electrolyte levels, and body weight monitored regularly, and be observed for the development of edema and congestive heart failure. The dosages of antihypertensive medications may require adjustment.
Avatar n tn  Significant clearing of the pulmonary congestion and/ or edema.  Reticular infiltrates are seen in both lower lobes again.  The right upper lobe nodule is again well seen at this study with no significant changes.  The heart is not enlarged in the last study.  The rest of previous chest findings are the same. June 16, 2003 • Patient was coded but was revived.
Avatar f tn (She is generally healthy, does take lower dose nifedical, hctz, and metoprolol - for blood pressure x several yrs). After discussing with a Dr. - he thought that perhaps the nifedical was causing these sx...and placed her on furosemide (and potassium), as well. #1. Do her sx seem consistent- as a side effect of med? #2. If it is a sign of edema...can this occur without appreciating the swelling component? #3. Why add furosemide...isn't HCTZ also a diuretic...
1298014 tn?1331031854 This is often caused by blockages (occlusions) of cerebral or carotid arteries. Other vascular diseases include edema of the lower parts of the body and deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremities (dangerous blood clots that can be dislodged and become trapped in other more dangerous parts of the body). •Respiratory Disease: The heaviness of a morbidly obese individual can disturb their capacity to breathe properly.
Avatar f tn I wore an e-Cardio event monitor for 3 weeks during which time I encountered 2 episodes that the doctor called and suggested I go to ER but both times the A fib was resolving on its own and I declined to do so. I was started on coumadin and diltaizem, developed edema from the diltiazem and was switched to metoprolol. I was also started on propafanone 2 x daily. To my knowledge I have NOT had an event since the third day of propfanone.
Avatar m tn Since the meds are causing problems w/your running you can have a good sit down discussion w/your cardiologist about the dosages and frequency of dosing and maybe even a switch to other meds in the same class(es). For instance I have COPD as well as mild A fib and ran in to some edema w/a calcium channel blocker despite the calcium channel blockers having some benefit for COPD as well. We switched to a beta blocker instead and I've done well w/the beta blocker and Rythmol.