Metoprolol and running

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443862 tn?1238003039 I don't think the metoprolol, a beta blocker which; reduces the force and rate of the contraction of the heart, is causing this. The medicines that you take for hyperthyroidism might cause some exacerbation of the "hard heart beat" symptoms, especially if they are contraindicated with metoprolol, of course. Your doctor should be on top of this and I would let him know about it, especially if it just started, or is getting worse.
Avatar m tn For example, after my bypass surgery, my heart health increased dramatically, I was on a much stronger beta blocker (Coreg) and it was discontinued and I was given Metopropolol. I still had problems like you describe. During a walk I noticed a very high heart rate, about 135 bpm which continued for hours. After about 8 hours I went to hospital, and it was determined that my pacemaker needed to be reprogrammed, my heart had become healthier than my pacemaker could adapt to.
Avatar n tn I was on a daily dose of the beta blocker (Metoprolol) for near lifetime SVT.  My GP doc said to carry a small supply, and chew an extra 50mg when my SVT occurred (generally 4 to 5 times per month) as it MIGHT help.  When I saw my cardiologist I mentioned this to him.  His comment was (with a slight roll of the eyes) "It doesn't work that way".
Avatar f tn She switched me to 100mg ER Metoprolol to take in the morning and 20mg lisinopril for the night. I had to take my bp every day and went back every week. Every week it would be high at the dr Office and she would increase the lisinopril. Mind you, I didn't take prescription anything prior to this except maybe an antibiotic when needed. Now I'm on these high doses of bp meds. Initially I thought well I'll get used to them, there's always an adjustment time.
Avatar f tn My husband takes metoprolol tartrate. He only has one month of medication left and refuses to go back to the Dr. How can I wean him off of the drug so he doesn't have a heart attack or something?
Avatar n tn I just had open heart surgery to remove a myxoma and they sent my home taking 25mg of Metoprolol (half in the morning and half in the evening) I had some problems with afib and they have upped it to 100mg a day 50 in the morning and 50 at night. For the first few days I was very tired and didn't want to do anyting but now I am getting better. I stayed out for almost 6 hours running around with my wife and kids yesterday.
Avatar m tn I did a full day on the Metoprolol yesterday... My blood pressure is running very low on it and my pulse rate is a lot lower than on the Propranolol, BUT the side-effects are not anxiety symptoms like I was saying yesterday, I had very bad muscles tension on my face, jaw pain, throbbing headache and more dizziness than on the Propranolol. Today I try the Propranolol again, will try to reset my dosage like you... I mean that tweaking my dosage insistead of taking higher dose less often...
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.
612551 tn?1450025775 I have used Toprol, Metoprolol (longest, several years) and now Atenolol for the past year. I moved from Toprolol and Slow Release beta blockers to generic to lower cost. I was looking at Propranolol which I see is a "non-selective" beta blocker, and it may therefore have an unwanted sleep disturbance side-effect. Yet, it is prescribed, I read, to lower nightmare problems by lowering the higher heart rate and adrenalin associated with nightmares. ..
Avatar f tn When they were trying to control rate with JUST beta blockers... I took 200 of propranolol and 300 of metoprolol and occasional 100 of labetalol here and there. It helped but it worked a LOT better when other classes of drugs were added. Since the point is to slow you down, it generally SLOWS you down. When I was on THAT much, I felt like I was nailed to the couch. Now, instead I take coreg as a beta blocker and diltiazem, and flecainide and lisinopril.
378273 tn?1262101221 Greta, First congratulations on running with AFib. I went back into AFib just over a year ago and haven't gotten back to jogging (target when in sinus was 3 miles in 30 minutes, but have seen that drop to closer to 40 minutes). Well enough about me, to your question: A beta blocker should lower your blood pressure and lower your heart rate. This will not prevent you HR from going up to running speed.
Avatar f tn when i go out running, if I start to fast and run hills; I get the chest pain. usually if I back off it gets better. During a marathon race, the pain comes on later in the race and doesn't really go away, typically hurts mid chest radiating to my shoulder blades, up my neck. kind of a crushing pain. also during the marathon when the pain gets worse, I also get some palpitations--PVC possibly. but those usually go away if I back off on my pace.
1097328 tn?1365559145 When I am having episodes of SVT that are bothersome, I take an extra 25 mg of the short and immediate acting metoprolol and then make sure I sit or lay down -- both for my heart's sake and because of concerns over low BP.
Avatar m tn I also take metoprolol 25 mg and have now for 2 1/2 yrs. I had fast heart beat so they put me on it to help. Now I'm fine but like you and others say, I have noticed that I'm loosing hair, got lazy LOL and gained weight left and right like 25lbs. I just picked up my last 30 days no more auto fills from Target because the doctor has put a message on my prescription to make a appointment to see him because I have not in 16 months. I hope he is taking me off them I also take one aspirin a day......
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Avatar m tn 5mg of Bisoprolol (powerful substitute for your metoprolol) and a 2.5mg of Ramipril (blood pressure meds). I repeat the same procedure in the evening and everything seems stable. If you do decide to go the same route as me, I would recommend starting on 1.25mg of Bisoprolol twice daily because it is powerful. I went to 5mg once and ended up in hospital with very low pressure and pulse and it took 4 days to get everything back to normal again. 1.
Avatar n tn I tried a 50 mg dose of immediate acting metoprolol, the generic version of Toprol, and found running to be almost impossible. The cardio prescribed the anti arhythmmic amiodarone at the low dose of 100 mg although he has some reservations about possible side effects of this powerful drug. My episode of fib seem to be brought on by sudden exertion on the bike when "jamming" up a hill which suddenly takes my pulse over 160. Intense emotions are also triggers.
Avatar m tn I use a generic beta blocker called Metoprolol at 50 mg a day and have for more than 10 years. My cardiologist has never said anything about problems with long term BB use. I don't thing you have anything to worry about as far as using BB is concerned. here I assume you have a prescription from a medical doctor. I believe a selective beta blocker is active only in the passage of electrical signals in the heart, and do not have any direct interaction with the arteries.
Avatar f tn Hey there- I'm a 32 year old female who never knew I had Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome until one day I woke up and all of the sudden I felt dizzy and my heart wouldn't relax and I got all sweaty and felt hot and I yelled to my husband who came in and said I just started bobbing around until I fell over. He brought me into the bedroom where I apparently was not breathing was turning blue and had no pulse. He did a rescue breath on me and I came back.
Avatar n tn When I sit quietly I notice the palpitations and sometimes they are two and three in a row. Of course that starts my anxiety and then my BP goes up. I am only 46 and I don't smoke (I did smoke for 20 years but quit last August). I don't drink a lot of caffeine or use a lot of salt. I am 70 lbs overweight but I have been at least 50 lbs overweight for more than 20 years. I gained and additional 33 lbs when I quit smoking but have lost 7 lbs in the last 2 weeks with the medicine.
Avatar m tn I don't know how warfarin is affecting your life style. I have been on warfarin for years and had no concerns about running and bike riding, and using power wood working tools. All of these activities puts one at an increased risk of a cut and bleeding, but I simply take the risk. On the other hand, I don't sky dive, or pick fights ....
Avatar f tn I'm 22 years old and male, all my life I've felt my heart beat I've always thought it was normal. My heart skips alot, especially with adrenaline and caffeine.
Avatar m tn I went hiking this week and my heart rate was still running around 170. Is this normal or should I up the dose of metoprolol?
Avatar f tn I had an a few breathing episodes and a heart racing/flutter that sent me running to the ER last night. Nothing found...they said avoid caffine and I should stay on my Bystolic until my Doc tells me otherwises.
Avatar f tn I'm a runner and was recently on the beta blocker Metoprolol for PAT's. I exercised as much as I was able to and didn't worry about over-taxing my heart. In fact, my doctor gave me the go ahead to do whatever I wanted. The point is, the beta blockers would only allow me to reach a certain point in intensity, no matter how hard I tried. This has been very difficult to deal with - I kept running but had to stop several times on a 10k run.
942410 tn?1274050674 Some people have more efficient cardiovascular systems and they don't need a rest HR at 60+ I'm a big guy and (6'6", well I was when I was younger, like 65) I think a small physical size for my heart... well actually I have an enlarged left atrium due to a leaky mitral valve, which has since been repaired... well this post isn't about me, but I sometimes give personal data just to let you know you have empathetic people responding to your post. My problem due to AFib, is a too high HR..
Avatar n tn I heard digoxin is not considered good anymore, may be because can be dangerous; my cardiologist put me on metoprolol 50 mg and flecainide 2x50mgs. Are you confortable with your cardiologist? How old are you? Hope you'll be better.
Avatar f tn we are machines for the most part and I want my mechanic to focus on the car running before he thinks about waxing the exterior. But the quality of life is rarely taken into consideration. I had a horrible experience with (they say ) benign palpitations after exercize and went to a cardiologist who referred me to an electrophysiologist (EP). The EP did some workups and concluded that I'm 'fine' and that an EP study would be too invasive relative to my problmes.
Avatar n tn I began doing meditation on September 2009 then some complicated yoga exercises without a teacher then the night of December 4th i could not sleep because it looked the my heart was pounding in my stomach went to the cardiologist gave me Propanolol that allowed me to sleep then ran a physical that showed a sort of tachycardia I couldn`t work that week because i felt weak and my stomach was pounding and felt like a knot after a while i began to felt better and all this time my heart never ran fas
Avatar n tn I'm taking Prinivil 10 mg, Procardia XL 30 mg, and Toporol XL 50 mg all 1x day. I exercise regularly and extensively - running up to 5 miles a day on the treadmill. I've had regular echos, stress echos, and a TEE. The TEE found a tricuspid valve and was reported as aortic prolapse (no kidding). My heart was reported as slightly enlarged. No other abnormalities were reported. I'm writing because I originally went to the Dr.