Metoprolol and graves disease

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Avatar m tn I was diagnosed w/ graves disease last year. Endo prescribed methimazole and metoprolol for a period of time. I feel normal again. Doctor stopped the meds. Symptoms came back and endo decided to do RAI last Aug 31. my anxiety heigthens especially in the morning, got agitated with things I cant do, worries on the simplest things. so paranoid., taking xanax for sleep and metropolol 12.5mg in am and pm. should I be back to low dose of methimazole.
Avatar f tn He has another test scheduled next week with an Interventional Cardiologist. I've read alot of material on Graves Disease and Aortic Stenosis, but I have not found any material on having both diseases. If anyone has experienced this situation and has any information to share or knows where I can learn more about this please let me know. S.
Avatar f tn I am not an expert and was just diagnosed last week with graves disease. i am on 20 mg of tapazole, which the same as METHIMAZOLE. The doc said I am in the early stages but my thyroid is soo low, <.01, that they said I had to go to a stronger dose to start. Maybe if you are more advanced they have to do a more radical treatment such as the radio iodine treatment? How long into the treatment did your hair start falling out?
Avatar n tn And I have read numerous countless stoires on folks who have treated Graves with holistic methods and a very strict diet and they not only corrected their eye disease that comes with the graves but the hyperthyroid symptoms too.
Avatar n tn It is normal for Hyper and Graves Disease patients to go through T3 Toxycosis every now and then. Beta Blockers usually help lower the T3 and slow down the racing heart rate. Good Luck and let us know how you go.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone - I am a 34 year old woman just diagnosed with Graves Disease a couple of weeks ago with a TSH of <0.03, FT4 of 67, FT3 of 2092 and TSI of 163. I am 3 months postpartum and am breastfeeding my little guy with a plan to do so for probably 15 months total.
Avatar n tn One study demonstrated that selenium [200 mcg daily] significantly improved quality of life, reduced ocular involvement, and slowed progression of the disease in patients with mild Graves' orbitopathy [thyroid eye disease]. L-carnitine which has been shown to inhibit thyroid activity and may help prevent the possible lethal outcome of a thyroid storm. L-carnitine can be taken alone or with anti-thyroid medication.
10771583 tn?1412678989 10/7/2014 I just turned 68 on September 28, and a few days later I felt absolutely miserable. I felt sweaty, shaky and out of sorts. First, I thought I was coming down with the flu, but I knew it wasn't the flu because I didn't have a fever, a sore throat or any of the usual flu-like symptoms. I've been taking 5 mg of methimazole for Graves' disease for the past couple of years.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Graves Disease and have been taking 25mg of metoprolol and 10mg of methimazole each day since 10/24/013. My weight goes up and down every day (5lbs.). I lost 18 pounds in a period of 3 weeks before starting the meds. The endocrinologist wants me to get RAI. I don't understand why since I have stopped the drastic loss of weight. If I am basically maintaining my weight on this low dose of methimazole what benefit would there be from RAI.
Avatar n tn I was wondering 2 different things. One is.. I know that I have Graves disease and I also have bladder cancer. I have been fighting the bladder cancer since Christmas week 2003. The Graves disease I have been dx'ed with just since the first part of March this year..2007. I also have reflex sympathetic dystrophy that affects my low back, hips, legs, knees, ankles, and feet. I had gotten worse with the RSD and my dr. had given me another med to try..
Avatar f tn B/P range 140 to 220 systolic- 70 to 110 diastolic, depending on meds I'm on, which has been between 1 and 5 different HTN meds during this time- Currently on 4 different B/P meds (Accupril, Norvasc , HCTZ, and Metoprolol (Lopressor)... Current B/P range= 150-180 syst over 76-96. (Doctors well aware) Pulse on beta blockers 60-80's (currently closer to 90)- Pulse prior to beta-blockers- high 80's to 120. OTHER TESTS- Summary, since I'm really too tired right now to complete post..
Avatar n tn (I apparently have antibodies for both Hashimoto's and Graves and was initially mildly hypothyroid). My tachycardia and anxiety went away on the medication and I was feeling well. After about 4 weeks on the med, I developed generalized hives which required an antihistamine and prednisone to resolve. Currently I am not on any treatment for my Graves (it has been about two weeks) and my heart rate is beginning to increase (90's) and my anxiety is coming back.
Avatar n tn I was on the King of Heart monitor and had an ecocardiogram and I was told I was just fine and not to worry about the tachycardia. After my boy was born my heart would really seem to race and the episodes lasted longer until one night it went to 120bpm and slowed only to 100-110. It was shortly after that I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. My blood levels are normal now and the doctor wants me to come off of PTU to see if I'm in remission.
Avatar n tn Hello, I was diagnosed with Graves disease a few weeks ago and was put on 25 mg of Atenolol. This worked well for palpitations and racing pulse for about 2 weeks, and then the symptoms returned, so my dr. increased my dosage to 50 mg daily (once in morning, once at bedtime). My pulse rate has gone from 103-110 down to 73-80, so in that respect it is working. However, my heart is still pounding, and I am still having periodic chest pain, along with some palpitations.
Avatar n tn I am on plavix and 325 mg asa everyday..alongf with lisinopril,metoprolol, and 80 mg pravachol..I also have graves disease and am on methimazole.. I am a nurse..I need to know if lifting heavy patients and pushing beds is a danger to me.. I do still have some problems with feeling ill..please let me know what my lifting pushing pulling capabilities/limitations are under these circumstances.I am a female 57 years old.
505268 tn?1210821562 Hello, I have Graves' disease, and I am taking the drug, methimazole, to try to control it. I also was taking 40 mg of Valium for related anxiety and insomnia. Now, my doctor wants me to taper slowly off the Valium, and to take a VERY LOW dose of metoprolol, if my blood pressure becomes elevated. The problem is that my BP hardly ever becomes higher, but my resting pulse rate has recently jumped into the 90's, probably because of my Valium taper.
Avatar f tn I had RAI in 1989 for Graves disease (heart was fine then) and have been hypo for will have to demand from your physicians tests that you need. I made me not liked at first and now everyone is so nice because they were wrong and I knew something else was going on. It was not panic attact....gosh, it was so physical and it didn't show up until I went on the event monitor.....
Avatar m tn So with RAI after Graves' I expect that you have no thyroid gland function now and are totally dependent on replacement thyroid hormone medication. As a daily replacement amount, 2 grains of Armour is equivalent to about 132 mcg of T4, and is not a huge amount. Your symptoms of constipation, hair loss, and low metabolism are frequently related to hypothyroidism. Although frequently misdiagnosed as hyper, heat intolerance can also be a symptom of hypothyroidism.
687079 tn?1230952212 I have had heart palps both hyper and hypo and like you, thought it was from being hyper as I was dx with Graves and Hyperthyroidism before RAI 7 months ago. I now know that heart palps comes with BOTH lol.
Avatar f tn Have taken methimazole for 2 yrs, six weeks ago I was put on metoprolol and now have hives. Taking plavix and just scratching gives me bruises. Which med is most likely the culprit to hives.
Avatar f tn I am definitely not an expert, I have Graves disease and what I have read and been told by my Dr. the vast majority and hyper thyroid cases are Graves disease. If you are taking Thyroids meds such as Methimzole, then you have a Dr. prescribing them. Ask your Dr. the question that you have. He is the expert, what we give you is our personal experiences with our Thyroid issues and what work and didn't work for us.
Avatar n tn I've always had palps for as long as I can remember, but once or twice and sometimes months apart. I got diagnosed with Graves Disease in Feb 2012 and at that point I was getting a ton because that is a symptom of it. Got put on beta blockers and have been on them ever since. I am currently on 10mg of Nadolol and I've noticed that I can go days and weeks without getting a palp and then a week before my period or so I can get about 50 or so palps in one day!
743774 tn?1232676783 So in the interim before I can get my insurance going and continue treatment etc. I got a script for Metoprolol. I've read up on the side effects but my question is are they going to help with anxiety and generaly being physically over stimulated. Not sure if I'm asking the right question here, just wondering about others experience with beta blockers. Thanks!
Avatar n tn This forum is more for people who have cardiac disease and there are tons of people who get PVCs that do not have disease. If you ever need info, it is a a good resource. Also, we all understand what you're going through. However, if you have symptoms of cardiac disease, then this forum is your best bet.
Avatar f tn I've been having this clicking or ticking sound coming from my chest and at random times. Sounds like a clock. I have Graves disease, hyperinflated lungs, and extreme shortness of breath. I showed my doctor audio I took of it and she looked dumbfounded. I have a lot of health issues because I did not treat my Graves 10 yrs ago like I should have and now it's destroying me. Anyone know what it might be? She thought maybe hamman syndrome until she actually heard it. I don't think she even knows.
Avatar m tn Since the endo said it appears that your thyroid is being attacked by your immune system, that means you have, either, Hashimoto's or Graves Disease... Your TPOab and TgAb are, both negative, and those are that antibodies for Hashimoto's, but that doesn't mean you don't have Hashimoto's, since some people are diagnosed with it, based on characteristics of their thyroid gland. I'm pretty much appalled that the endo didn't do further testing to find out exactly what's going on.
Avatar f tn I called him back and he says its graves disease. Said I should do ok on the medicine.
Avatar f tn Does thyroid disease run in your family? A low TSH level means hyperthyroidism or maybe Graves Disease. Your other levels are normal. I'm not a doctor but speaking of my own experience with the racing heart - agitation - diarhea - sore neck with several nodules on the right and the left lobes Heat intolerance and a TSH level of .02. It was Hashitoxicosis. It lasts for about 6 months.
Avatar m tn they can also be present in smaller amounts with Graves Disease. Some people have, both Hashimoto's and Graves Disease, with one or the other dominant at a given time. A thyroid ultrasound is necessary to determine whether or not nodules are present that could be functioning independently of the thyroid. Beta blockers are often used to bring the heart rate and blood pressure down to normal, so the doctor is right on track with the Metoprolol...
Avatar n tn I was taking it to help with anxiety that I was having as a result of my relapsing Graves' disease and I had to stop taking it because it caused my heart rate to drop extremely low and made my anxiety unbearable and also gave me slight depression. I also want to know if it can mask your T4 levels? My levels were increasing until I started taking it, then they dropped really low, and now that I am no longer taking it they are increasing again.