Metoprolol and migraines

Common Questions and Answers about Metoprolol and migraines

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Avatar n tn I also take lithium, trazodone and neurontin and a rare xanax. 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 f tn Lately I am getting worse tachycardia even with the 50mg metoprolol twice a day. It seems to come and go in bouts. Overall the metoprolol has helped my tachycardia a lot in the several months I've been on it, but I wonder if it's run its course since the tachycardia seems to be coming back somewhat. I'm only 33, in decent shape, about 178 pounds, 5'11, a bit out of shape but not terribly. I tend to not tolerate exercise too well in that it triggers my tachycardia at times.
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 I am 23 and have been suffering from intense migraines for about 12 years. Seizuresfor about 3 years, but this isn't about the seizures.
640719 tn?1277143630 Hi everyone, Was wonder how long it takes for the Metoprolol to start working for migraines? Years ago I took this drug and it worked well for me. Seems it took 2-3 weeks before it stopped them completely. Thank you!
Avatar f tn Thank you for your response and interest in raising questions with answers that may shed some much needed light on this dilemma. The Metoprolol and Norvase were introduced in "08" along with discovery of a congenital kidney disorder that was corrected by a surgical procedure ultimately in about 6 months. During the 6 months lead up to the surgery I began with 25mg 1 x per day of Metoprolol with no decline in BP.
Avatar n tn I also take lithium, trazodone and neurontin and a rare xanax. 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 n tn Hi, B 12 deficiency can cause disorientation, vertigo, migraines and shortness of breath. However metoprolol can also cause dizziness, lightheadedness and ataxia or problem with balance. Metoprolol seems to be the major factor causing vertigo in your case. I would suggest you to discuss this with your treating doctor as you may need dose adjustment. Hope this helps!
Avatar f tn My dad is on Metoprolol 100 mg and his heart rate is 42, but no symptoms from the slow HR. His doctor thinks it's OK. Guess it all depends on the underlying arrhythmia. If your heart rate is slow, doctors may hesitate treating PACs and PVCs with beta blockers. If you have high BP, other meds are available. If you have a serious condition where beta blockers are needed, your doctor can implant a pacemaker. That way your HR will never go below 60 no matter how much beta blockers he prescribe.
Avatar n tn I get black eyes just from pucking. And if it is a PFO would you recommend it being fixed? I am on metoprolol and asprin. Thanks.
Avatar n tn 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 n tn I have low magnesium and they have me on Magnesium Oxide 400 one in the am and one in the night. It has helped a lot it is good for Raynaud's and migraines and the tachycardia. Just a thought. Do you have to take medicine for the POTS? I tried Metaprolol and Cardizem neither agreed with me. People with Raynaud's shouldn't take Metoprolol it makes your symptoms worse. Thought I would let you know this in case you take it.
Avatar n tn I am always tired, I hurt everywhere, have sudden strange sensitivity to meds and food additives, I have insomnia, migraines, and tons of pain. My biggest problem that I have right now (at 8 weeks along) is that I had to stop taking my beta blocker for borderline high blood pressure and all of the heart symptoms have returned. The racing, the dizziness, the pressure in my ears, the bloating, the headaches, the numb limbs...it is aweful!
Avatar m tn I have never been diag with headaches but have sinsus issues and what I thought were migraines. You could see my vein on the left side above my eye towards my hair line pulsating, does this symbolize anything? Also I am now on blood pressure meds Diovan 160 mg 2x Daily, Adalat 90 mg, hctz 25 mg and low dose asprin......is this needed, not needed and will these be something I always have to take even if I lower my BP? Anything I can do to lower bp outside of lose weight.
988870 tn?1284810404 Midodrine 7.5mg at 7am, 12 noon, and 5pm. (I used to take Metoprolol ER 25mg, but it began to make my heart rate get as low as the low 40's just recently, and during a syncopal spell the nurse at the Adult Day Care I attend could not find a pulse for several seconds) My doctor mentioned that IF my HR continued to get low even after being taken off the Metoprolol that I might need a pacemaker. It's been in the high 40's, but that as low as we know about.
Avatar f tn So now I rarely have migraines, but my eyes are fair, so light sensitivity and ocular migraines can occur without the regular migraine pain.
Avatar n tn I never remember getting shortness of breathe, sweaty palms, migraines, insomnia, or fatigue. So other than the sore chest and infrequent PVCs my symptoms are rather minor but disconcerting because it's simply not normal! I went to my general health care doc, and obviously he told me to quit smoking , drink more water and lower my caffeine intake. I had blood work done and an EKG (while I had the chest pains) and everything came back fine.
Avatar n tn I am a 2 year Cancer survivor with only ONE kidney and have had NCS since 2003. I also suffer from severe Migraines but I am positive every day and feel blessed to be here on this earth. I can't wait to continue God's blessing. I am a little scared but if it is "meant to be it will be". I am just searching for any advice someone might have who can relate to my situation and help provide support or suggestions to release tension. Thank you.
1558541 tn?1295394285 I seem to be stuck in a cycle right now where I go see the neurologist, get a new med to try, have it fail, and have to deal with the migraines for another 6 months to a year until my next visit. Is this how things normally go once surgery has failed? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated - and please, if a med has worked for you, let me know!
Avatar m tn I have had optical migraines as well as the typical headachey migraines but never for that long of a period. My neurologist is at Rush in Chicago and she said that you can have some inflammation of the nerves in the head and it not show up on an MRI...but if you have contrast, it should show any lesions and can even show small spots on the brain produced from migraines.
Avatar f tn Beta blockers lower heart rate, primarily and have even been used to control migraines. It is not a diuretic of any sort and fluid in the lungs or irritation in the lungs is what causes you to cough in the first place. You wrote earlier that your doctor told you that you had some fluid back-up in your lungs, but not enough to even show up on the chest x-ray. Chances are you didn't have enough fluid back-up to really be a problem and you cleared that up on your own.
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 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?
Avatar n tn Works like a charm for heart rythmn, relaxation and PMS (cramps, migraines, mood, energy) Taken for years - doctors are now catching on to prevention (rather than masking and pills)
Avatar n tn I told him I would rather wait but the pills do not help the pain at all. I am on Diovan for heart and Metoprolol also Levothyroxin for Thyroid. I can not believe there is so many of us with it and can not find out what it is. Please keep us posted if any results.
Avatar n tn Since then my symptoms have been coming and going, but not to the same intensity that they were when I went to the ER. Sometimes I will be fine and then it will just come on slowly and last for a few hours and then fade away. This happens daily if not every other day. It doesn't matter if I'm sitting or standing or being active or inactive, I will just start to feel really dizzy and off balance and then the arm heaviness, and ankle weakness will set in.
534785 tn?1329595808 In any event, my headaches are back with a vengeance because I stopped Propranolol and started on Metoprolol. Thank you both for your input and help. I really appreciate it since most of my doctors aren't that interested in my case and my family and friends don't understand what I'm going through...they're even getting sick of me being sick for so long!
Avatar m tn Thank you for your quickest response. By the way, Inderal helped migraines and when on other meds, I retained water. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/494097'>Ablasion didn't work</a>.
Avatar n tn I know we are all told not to worry about it, but as has been said before, I wish they could be in my shoes and feel these irregularities. Taking a beta blocker (metoprolol) does seem to have some minimal effect, but doesn't always work. As far as anxiety is concerned, for me that is not a problem. So I'm back to square one. As of now I am trying to find an alternative solution (vitamins, Coq10, et.) that will work for me.