Metoprolol and migraine

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Avatar n tn I have been having some strange symptoms since starting metoprolol as a migraine preventative. My head feels like it weighs a ton, and there is a lot of pressure up there, too. I've also been experiencing blurry vision and some concentration issues. I also take lithium, trazodone and neurontin and a rare xanax.
Avatar n tn Hello, I had been taking half inderal la 80mg for the prevention of my severe migraine attacks for 3 weeks, after the second week i had developed side effects that consisted of nightmares, problems with sleeping and a rash and itching all over my body. I had immediately visited my doctor and she put me on another beta blocker - 50mg metropolol - in hope that the side effects would dissapear. It has been a week and the itching nor the rash have not subsided.
Avatar m tn I did try the Atenolol, Nadolol, they are not lipophilic and apparently do not produce CNS side-effects but they lower too much my blood pressure and didn't see a lot of difference between the side-effects from the water solube and lipophilic ones... They all make me tired, some of them are worse and the Bisoprolol and Metoprolol are the worse for me in term of side-effects. The half-life of the Metoprolol is between 3 to 7 hours...
Avatar f tn About a month ago I was diagnosed with runs of SVT and PVCs. I was placed on Metoprolol 25mgs a day and I feel like a new person. I am using a generic made by Caraco. I am happy to say that I feel better than I have felt in years. I had the SVT and PVCs for years but none of my other cardiologists thought they were frequent enough to treat. Is that because they were males? I went to a female cardiologist and finally I am SVT free.
Avatar f tn At home my blood pressure was 186/82 and my heart rate was 100 (I take daily Metoprolol for PSVT, so this was a rather high heart rate for me). I was feeling dizzy and nauseated, no real headache but still the "hole" in my vision. Next, I noticed what appeared to be waves of water pulsating up and down in both eyes. I wanted to go to the ER but my husband suggested I take an aspirin and rest, which I did and the symptoms subsided.
Avatar n tn Even though you had no sign of stroke on your MRI,it might also be good to have an ECG of your heart and a heart echo. Complicated migraine and transient ishchemic attack (TIA) can mimic each other,but TIA symptoms usually only last a day,but then can recur. These tests may be unnecessary,but I know it would help put my mind at ease. Let us know how your doing.
1035252 tn?1427231433 I'm a 24 y/o female, fairly healthy, and I take Metoprolol 12.5 twice a day for a rapid heartbeat caused by a leaky aortic valve. First of all I want to say that I despise the Metop., the side effects are way too invasive for me to handle, and as soon as I see my new cardiologist (in the next few weeks) I am begging to be taken off of any sort of beta-blocker. My resting heart-rate is usually around 120, and with the Metop. it's been around 114.
Avatar f tn But I took a beta blocker once before for migraine, and it lowered my pulse and blood pressure dramatically. I was really scared...felt like a zombie and didn't even have the energy to walk around, let alone go to work. I stopped taking it after one dose. Because I already take Nexium and have to deal with acid reflux (GERD), I'm hesitant to take the metoprolol.
Avatar n tn I experienced these symptoms when I first started taking it and my neurologist said he didn't think they were because of the metoprolol but to start taking it at night instead, which I did for a while and the symptoms went away. I had a 10-day migraine spree recently and he was on some bike trip from which nobody knew when he would return and not knowing what to do, I finally thought of taking the med in the morning again.
Avatar m tn Hi, I have started take metoprolol 25mgx2 in april 2013 for ocular migraine, then I had intense migraine attacks in april 2014 so dr prescribed me 50mgx2 which I have used on and off (I forgot usually at night time). In the summer (july-august) when I realized I have more migraine headaches I have used constantly morning and night. unfortunately my hair started to shed in the beginning of September. First I thought it might be just the weather change but hair loss didn't stop.
Avatar m tn My eyes are burning, I have little visual hallucinations especially in the dark (colors circles and see things moving) but can have them also at day light (white and black spots in my vision), my heart is pounding in my chest all the time, I can my heart pounding in my chest but also can hear it in my ears and feel it on my head temples or in my hands... and my anxiety is worse since i'm on the Metoprolol as well as my migraine intensity and frequency.
768044 tn?1294227036 All had infrequent side-effects. Metoprolol and Atenolol faired better in the scientific trials with a 2/3 rating, but Metoprolol and Nadolol faired better clinically with a 3/3 rating. In the category of CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS: - At the time, the side-effects of the calcium channel blockers were all quite frequent and could be severe, so calcium channel blockers weren't usually recommended as a first line treatment.
Avatar f tn I am now on pain meds, the Dexilant and Metoprolol. And I feel like I'm losing my mind. I can't hardly sleep, when I do I'm waking up with a racing heart beat or a sharp pain in my side. I am exhausted 24/7 and its effecting me as a mom. Anyone have thoughts or ideas?
Avatar f tn My MRI shows white mater hyperintensity that may be MS or not. I have tried topiramate, metoprolol, naproxen, sandomigran, and am to start Bisoprolol tomorrow. Will it possibly decrease my migraine which I have had constantly since Jan 20 this year, I have had two weeks only headache free since may 2013.
Avatar n tn For about 10 years I've experienced a migraine varient that includes an aura (scintillating scotoma), slight nausea, photosensitivity, brain fog, fatigue but little or no head pain. These would occur infrequently once every several months or so and last for a day or two, often relieved by a nap or rest. In the past few years they had increased in frequency to once a month or more and started to last for several days on end.
Avatar n tn Anyone interested in reading about really unusual things that happen during a migraine (and other books that detail various aspects of life) can find books by Dr. Oliver Sacks. The book, entitled “Migraine” details such unusual migraines as Lilliputian and Mosaic migraines. I read the book many years ago, a very interesting read, especially for those afflicted with migraine variants. Wishes of health and peace.
Avatar f tn Is it possible that this is will resolve itself since I've stopped taking the medication? I'm also taking migraine meds as well (topamax and the occasional Relpax)- is there any way that the combo could have triggered this?
Avatar m tn I guess I should have said also the ER Doctor did not know what was going on.....he did say somthing in the blood test was abnormal.....but he summed it up as "possible" cluster and migraine headaches......
Avatar f tn I am suffering exactly with same disorder when I am sitting and reading or sitting and surfing on mobile or computer. I first experienced it a month ago. My BP is 130/90 and when I went to doctor , they started giving me medicine "Metoprolol succinate extended" for BP control. But I think it is not related to BP or something.
Avatar n tn called Ambrotose, it has completely alleviated the chest pain and shortness of breath as long as I take it everyday. And another product called PLUS which supports the endocrine system which is the root problem of this disorder... the adrenal glands aren't functioning correctly, so this helps balance it out. It helps tackle the root prob and not just the symptoms like prescription meds.
1558541 tn?1295394285 I looked up Topamax and it looks like it is an antiseizure medicine used for migraine prevention. I dont think it is a beta blocker but then again I am not a doctor. Ask the doc about atenolol, propanolol, or metoprolol all those are beta blockers I know. Beta blockers block the adrenaline response and are typically used for high blood pressure (which is weird cause I have low blood pressure) and migraine prevention.
Avatar m tn I had a migrain that I would describe as an ice-pick headache lasting for 2 months. My migraine returns with stress at this moment and my short term memory goes up and down (assuming with cortisole from andrenaline?). Most of the symptoms surrounding an online search of 'nervous breakdown' match my symptoms. But the time frame suggests 6-8 weeks and I still have issues. Some days I can't work simple tasks like making toast or getting my internet browser to open.
Avatar f tn I know this thread is now several years old, but just thought I’d share my experience for anyone else stumbling upon it. I also wonder (but cannot definitively determine) if my POTS symptoms were triggered by a blood donation. I had donated blood several times before, but the last time I donated blood, it was almost as if my body didn’t recover like it normally would and I started noticing POTS symptoms a few weeks after my last donation.
Avatar f tn The doctors have given me heart meds (fludrocortisone and metoprolol) to regulate my heart, Cymbalta for the fibromyalgia and Immitrex for the migraine. These have helped my heart and syncope but I am still not even close to normal. I live in Clearwater Florida and there are no doctors here who specialize in Dysautonomia. I've reviewed lots of previous posts about the best doctors but many are older posts.
Avatar f tn Hi, How are you? Aside from hypertension, Metoprolol may be indicated for migraine and angina as well as treatment of heart failure. There are many types of high blood medications and Metoprolol belongs to the beta blockers. Indeed, these can cause a variety of side effects including diminished in sex drive as well as impotence.
Avatar m tn amitriptyline, botox injections, celebrex, clonazepam, cipralex, demerol, fentanyl, gabapentin, imitrex, maxalt, metoprolol, migraine prophylaxis, oxazepam, proplylaxin, prednizone, topamax, toradol, tramacel, valproic acid, zoplicone, zolmitriptan (I apologize ahead of time for spelling and/or duplicates in the list, there have been others as well but I have no records on hand) I have had the usual tests and seen the usual professionals associated with migraine such as MRI's, EMG, otolaryngolo
503727 tn?1210442710 As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
Avatar n tn The concern being the syrinx may be getting larger (he didn't have a shunt done with surgery last year, they opted to let it drain on its own). DH is still holding on to hope it's a bad migraine and all the worry is for nothing, but he does recognize it's pretty bad right now. :( Thoughts?? Advice??
Avatar n tn glassheart46, Happy Holidays. Firstly, the presence of a resting heartrate in the 70s virtually excludes IST as a possibility. Q1:"What can I do to become less aware of the heartbeat?" Some people have good luck with "alternative" strategies, such as yoga, biofeedback, or imaging techniques. Q2:"Would it be a good plan to try a different beta blocker or do you feel I am getting the best out of the Toprol given my symptoms above?
667913 tn?1242704088 Beta blockers are the most commonly prescribed preventive treatment for migraine and are considered very effective. Propranolol is the most widely used beta blocker for migraine. Some of the older beta blockers like Atenolol and Metoprolol have been assocated with weight gain. Topamax is anticonvulsant drug but also a widely used migraine preventive medication. It does take some time to show its effect. Topamax causes weight loss. Other options include Methysergide and Depakote.