Metoprolol and low blood pressure

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Avatar n tn my blood pressure is usually around 102/85 and i've always had a normal or low reading. I have a ton of palps and skipped beats so he prescribed the beta blocker for days where it's bad i'm guessing just to help calm me down. I still however can not get rid of this headache every time i get up to walk around.
443862 tn?1238003039 I curse the doctor that threw me on metoprolol, for high blood pressure. Without finding out the cause of the high blood pressure in the first place. Which turned out to be hyperthyroidism. Now that I am weaned off, newly so, by yet another doctor, I am terrified of the side effects I am experiencing that I was not warned about. And I am questioning the competence of the PA who told me to take the last 6 halves of metoprolol 25mg every other day and then quit taking them period.
Avatar f tn The only problem I had was initial dizziness when I stood from a seated position, due to low blood pressure. I also had problems with dreams (and still have at 50 mg, my current dose, I'm now also on a calcium channel blocker) and general fatigue. My body adjusted to the low BP and the dizziness subsided, but the fatigue remained. I have some fatigue that I associate with the BB and CCB, but some is due to my age, I'm sure, just reached the age of 71.
Avatar n tn The problem is that some medicaments which doctors would like to prescribe him he cannot take because he has normally low heart rate and low blood pressure and the medicaments would make it unacceptably too low. I would be gratefull for any advice on medicaments and therapy for person with low heart rate and blood pressure who suffer from AF.
Avatar f tn My doctor put me on metoprolol after my heart attack, my problem is that if I take it everyday my blood pressure runs very low and I'm extremely tired and sleepy. I read in someone's comment that it's OK to take it as needed if using it for heart rate only as I don't have high blood pressure. Any one else have any advice or experience with this?
Avatar f tn I was also having a lot of anxiety and panic attacks at that time. I was prescribed metoprolol 25 mg. My blood pressure is usually normal and after taking the medicine it had been getting a little too low so I was told to take only half. My bp is still getting down to 92/60 at times and is making me feel tired and lightheaded. Has anyone experienced this? I am worried about my bp getting even lower and making me pass out. The nurse at my cardiologist office told me not to skip my dose.
Avatar n tn I have very slightly elevated blood pressure and some anxiety and rapid pulse, which the beta blocker was helping. I felt fine on the metoprolol, but started having a rash under my arms that the doctor and a dermitologist could not figure out. I took it upon myself to stop taking the beta blocker and a day and a half later had a pulse of about 95 - 105 at times. It was not serious, but I did not feel good.
941118 tn?1312285526 yes I have stopped using metoprolol and didn't experience any side effects -- blood pressure and heart rate not being side effects, they are direct and intended effects.
Avatar n tn I had gone to the ER prior to the office visit because my blood pressure was elevated and my arm was burning. They said it wasn't my heart, but maybe a panic attack. I had gone to a cardiologist and had a stress test, ekg, etc. Everything came back normal, but he said I should take it to lower my heart rate and bp( it was just slightly elevated) until I lost some weight. I have been on it for 6 weeks twice a day.
Avatar m tn I do not want to be on this drug and feel there is no need for it. I have mild hypertension and proir to metoprolol was taking low dose of lisinopril which I am back on now.
Avatar f tn If you are experiencing those symptoms again, I would ressume the metoprolol and discuss this with your doctor again. Sometimes it takes some trial and error before we can get it all right. My heart spasms took some time to get better, and I had to try a few meds before I got it right. I have taken 150mg daily of this drug without any adverse reactions for 6 years now.
Avatar m tn I have taken as much as 200 mg of Metoprolol and had a lot of trouble with very low blood pressure and some dizziness, this was changed to a combination of lower dose (50 mg) BB and CCB. My blood pressure is near normal and my HR is (resting) is at a reasonable level. I am not a candidate for ablation because of an enlarged heart (left atrium in particular). Have you discussed an ablation with your doctor? Given troublesome symptoms I think a ablation should be considered.
Avatar f tn How long should they last, I want to tough it out because the pills are working on the SVT, which was happening daily, I just can't live like that anymore... My blood pressure is a bit low on it, but it always has been. 98/65... Thank you so much for any insight. I guess my main question is how long until these new side effects subside, and are they dangerous??
Avatar f tn I have low blood pressure with standing. I have been taking metoprolol and midodrine. Lately after 4 months of meds I been having such prickling numbness its painful and I am weak dizzy had stiff neck apper bck pulling inthe muscles of my head. tingling pain on moving the head even just bending the skin. They checked for lyme disease negative but I dont know if its been enough time. Is a sweat test what I need they did a nerve test of arm and leg showed some arthritis.
19887518 tn?1486052247 I am so drowsy, tired and weak since starting Metoprolol 3 weeks ago. I take 12.5 mg twice a day with food for my afib. I wake up refreshed. Several hours later some days I feel totally fine other days drowsy. But everyday around 2:30 or 3 pm I crash hard. Very tired. After a 60 minute nap I'm still a bit drowsy but better. Now it's 11 pm and like usual I feel much better but still weaker than before the med. Is there any chance I'll get used to the drug and quit being so tired?
Avatar f tn I could tell that my blood pressure was very low. Once when I sat up no matter how many times I blinked I had double vision. I couldn't stop sweating and craving cold air. I had a fan running in my window open with cold winter air coming in right at my face and body. In the morning later I started vomiting and experienced incontinence at the same time, so I took a bath. I found the warmth of the water unbearable but felt too sick to get out of the tub. I was horribly sick.
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.
Avatar n tn After experiencing a combination of 'irregular heartbeats', fatigue and some elevated blood pressure, I was recently tested, and told I was having about 3,000 PACs a day. Otherwise, my Echo and Holtor tests were excellent. My Doctor prescribed taking 12.5mg of metoprolol a day, even though he acknowledges that there is only a moderate chance that it will address and improve the problem. Having heard some of the more extreme cases of the potential side-effects of metoprolol, I was wondering...
Avatar m tn I had low blood pressure issues more than once during my first 90 days. It was REALLY low for 2 weeks , like 82/58, 97/70, 74/54 even...scared me. I called the dr. Was told drink LOTS of water because being dehydrated can CAUSE low b/p. Also, since it was hanging so low for over 2 wks, I DID go to the dr and was checked out. I was ok.
Avatar f tn Does anyone get really low blood pressure with Lyme and Co? Mine has been really low the last few days and this morning it was 72/43 with a pulse of 55. I have had back pain central on the right hand side for the last nine days that is worse in the middle of the night while I am sleeping (at least trying to). I am so used to just chucking everything into the Lyme basket now that I guess I am concerned that I am becoming a bit to laid back with my weird health symptoms.
475570 tn?1280944963 I battle this also. Had a quintuple in 07 at age 49. BP is puzzling at times. 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.
Avatar m tn Does chiari type 1 effect heart rate and blood pressure? What is a typical heart rate and blood pressure if you are a chiari patient? Share your data! Best wishes!
1744024 tn?1311262989 Yes-- they should be OK together. Metoprolol is not sedating, and Xanax does not have a great effect on lowering blood pressure.... and they are metabolized by different enzymes, so they don't affect the blood levels of each other. The only way they might interact that I can imagine is if a person is dizzy from low blood pressure from too much metoprolol, and also woozy from too much Xanax-- the effects might add together. But that is a bit of a stretch.
1398923 tn?1283123908 Until late April, I was taking Lopressor (Metoprolol) 100 mg, Cozaar 100 mg and wearing a Catapres (Clonodine) 1mg patch. My blood pressure was well controlled and usually in the 120.70 range +/-. Suddenly it dropped very low. I am currently off all medications and am having trouble keeping it above 9040. During the past couple of weeks, my legs and ankles have begun swelling, especially in the evening. I have an appointment with a cardiologist, but it is not until Sept. 9.
Avatar m tn Hi i woke up this morning with a bad headache my blood pressure read 170/101 pulse 68. I took two metoprolol tartrate 25 mg my blood pressure dropped to 140/83 pulse48 im resting in a recliner with my feet up . Wanted to know about my pulse rate is it too low.
Avatar n tn I'm also a little concerned because my blood pressure has always been very low..and from what I understand metoprolol can be diagnosed for high blood pressure. Could this be causing my heart to work harder?