Metoprolol and surgery

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Avatar f tn or at you last meal if it requires a meal and you take only once a day. I have taken as much as 200 mg of Metoprolol, 100 morning and 100 night. That really knocked me down. As I as after was a slower heart rate, which it did help. I am surprised if it causes a fast HR for you, may be something else. I now take 50 mg once a day, and I take it after my evening meal.
Avatar f tn Hey! I was diagnosed with IST in 2007 and my rates would go up to 200bpm. Funny that you mention the Ativan thing in the ER. I went the ER where I worked and my heart rate went up to 170 out of the blue after they gave me some medicine for a headache. They did an EKG and of course, it was sinus tach, so they gave me Ativan.....long story short, I was admitted for the high heart rate, the Ativan bottomed my blood pressure everytime I stood and I too, slept for over 24hrs.
Avatar n tn I have had episodes of SVT for my entire life and was diagnosed with WPW 30 years ago. My episodes also always go away on their own -- usually with in the first few minutes if I can lay prone and do some valsalva maneuvers, although I occasionally have gone to the ER for monitoring only because if the SVT lasts too long my BP gets a little low.
443862 tn?1238003039 AS some of you say, it is not missed beats or going faster, it's just very strong and loud! Mine occurs off and on, usually when stressed, sometimes at night along with a bad dream (I hear that's form the metoproolol) before I started tkaing it I didin't even know I had dreams! Any ideas? Many thanks This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/253931'>Pounding at Night</a>.
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 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 If I try to exercise my heart rate will increase to 140-160 even on 75 mg day of metoprolol and just after 20 seconds. Is it's normal to have a normal heart rate but with a very strong and forceful heart beat, I mean when I'm sit, my heart rate will be normal but it's very strong and pounding so I can feel each heartbeat and even my body is moving from the very strong heartbeat. At night it's impossible to sleep cause my bed move because of the very strong heartbeat...
Avatar m tn I am also on Metoprolol and I exercise for at least an hour everyday and have no issues. It may also be that my blood pressure was so low ( 96/60 ) before and it just doesn't effect me that bad, but my grandfather has the shortness of breath type issue on his so I would just say to see your doctor and see what they have to say. Good Luck.
Avatar f tn Because of how much my lungs were affected I do still have some minor complications and I have never been the same since my surgery. I just get winded very easily like going up steps too fast and so. I have been meaning to go to a pulmonologist so maybe now I have a little push to get my butt there. I have an appt. with my cardiologist next week so Ill talk to him about it like you said, but thank you for your input. Its always nice to have an outside perspective. It was very appreciated!
Avatar f tn 5 year ago and had very short period (2 days) of AF post-surgery. I have been taking Metoprolol Succinate 47.5mg/day for 8 months as long term essential medication for HCM. My daily pulse is around 45-55 bpm and occasionally feel lightheadedness. I recently had one FAINT when I rested at a sofa. It lasted for about 5 seconds. My pulse was 50 immediately after recovery.
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 n tn Why do doctors persist in denying that Metoprolol and similar beta blockers cause hair loss? Do they really NOT KNOW or are they just oblivious and uncaring to the devastation that these meds cause?
443862 tn?1238003039 I was given metoprolol to lower my heart rate while waiting for thyroid surgery. 25 mg 2x per day am & pm. I havve been onit since March and it has worked well except for recently. Twice per day early morning 5 am and early evening 3-5 pm my heart starts pounding again, rasing to aobut high 80s and low 90s until I take the next pill. Waht is happening? My doctor says nothing to worry about. But this is strange because it is new and very uncomfotalbe.
Avatar f tn I just took my first dose last night, as a band aid prior to surgery, and it will be my last. It was 50mg ER and I have not slept since taking it; it is now almost 8:30am the following morning. I also have very low blood pressure (like 78/51) which drops when I stand while my heart rate goes up extremely high until I sit back down. I would not suggest this for someone with low blood pressure issues especially if they are as low as mine tend to get.
443862 tn?1238003039 I had hyperactive thyroid which gave me a fast heart rate and they put me on 25 mg metoprolol 2x per day since Feb 2008. Had thyroid surgery this Nov 28th adn everyone assumed I can now go off the beta blocker and heart rate should go back to normal Did 2 weeks of only 25mg 1x per day Now 3 days ago doc says take the 25mg pill and cut it in half 12.5mg and take every monring. But my pulse is back up to the 80s and low 90s.
Avatar m tn I have had PVCs off and on for years but never really thought too much about them. They would come and go and I would just barely notice them. This last January my doctor took me off of Effexor XR for an anxiety condition I have. As soon as she did the PVCs hit with a vengeance. I don't get them like some (many 1000s a day or worse) but I get about 400-1000 a day, depending on the day.
876405 tn?1243511886 I was taking metoprolol 25 mg twice a day and then my dr discontinued it because I found out that I was pregnant. Now I am taking something else for the blood pressure that is safe to take in pregnancy. It just *****, because suddenly they came out of nowhere and I am trying to find a reason for them..they are literally driving me insane- it's all I think about..I don't know if they are going to kill me or not. Tomorrow I go to the cardiologist and they'll do an echo...
672586 tn?1280937258 My friend Flycaster is right. Why the switch at all? The Metoprolol is a beta bocker and the Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker, so I would have to wonder why the switch. The beta blocker would improve blood flow, while the calcium channel blocker helps the heart ryhthm and/or heart rate.
471161 tn?1317194550 My PCP told me it could be the Metoprolol and I have been off of it for 4 days now. My heart rate is fine and I was down to a very low dose anyway. I am wondering if it will take longer to get it out of my system or if it may be the Digoxin ro something completely different. Please if anyone has experienced this let me know.
Avatar n tn metoprolol is a beta blocker and is mainly given in hypertension, angina and cardiac arrethmias. it should be taken by the halp of your physician. if you want to goes off it suddenly it can affect alot. so you have to taper off it by steps. Dr.
612551 tn?1450025775 Thus I plan to continue with one 25 mg dose of Atenolol each morning and to monitor my HR and O2 saturation. After heart surgery I was up to 100 mg Metoprolol twice a day for a few days, but I took my BP so low the nurses made me rest and get it back up after a work out in the cardio rehab I was taking. It was somewhere along this time that the BB was lowered and CCB added. DeltaDawn: You mention cutting your Atenolol into parts.
1480441 tn?1287709712 I have had the symptoms of psvt since I was 16 but only got diagnosed with it about 7 years ago. I've been taking Diltiazem 120mg on a daily basis ever since and recently started taking Metoprolol 25mg also on a daily basis( diltiazem in the a.m., metoprolol in the p.m.). I went to the dentist today for an abcess wisdom tooth, and they suggested I get dentures on the top.
Avatar m tn Hello. I am a 45 year old male and went through ascending aortic aneurysm surgery a year ago. I am currently on lopressor 50mg(25mg in the morning and 25mg at night). Lately, I noticed that my heart rate stays around the 50s due to effect of the lopressor but my blood pressure is ok. I've monitored my pulse rate and blood pressure on 25mg of lopressor/day and it seems ok. Should I stay on 25mg/day? Ps I had my surgery in the US but I live in Africa.
443862 tn?1238003039 I had hyperactive thyroid which gave me a fast heart rate and they put me on 25 mg metoprolol 2x per day since Feb 2008. Had thyroid surgery this Nov 28th adn everyone assumed I can now go off the beta blocker and heart rate should go back to normal Did 2 weeks of only 25mg 1x per day Now 3 days ago doc says take the 25mg pill and cut it in half 12.5mg and take every monring. But my pulse is back up to the 80s and low 90s.
Avatar f tn and ask if he will wean me off of them before my surgery (my next appt. is in December and he said he would eventually wean me off, and I want to get off anyway). Ugh, I am so afraid, it's making my panic/anxiety worse. I have so much more to say, but I just want to get some kind of advice on this. Ummmm, this is my first time, so I guess it will just appear on the forum sometime today? I see that Ryan answers lots of questions......
Avatar f tn Although my BP was elevated at some parts of the day I was not on any meds prior to surgery. Unbeknownst to me, my surgeon and others. I was having A fib prior to surgery. I still had it after the surgery too. I started out like you on 25 mg a day of Metoprolol now I am up to 100mg. My HR still gets up sometimes to the 90's I also developed pericardial effusion. (inflammation and fluid build up around the heart) It could be that an increase of Metoprolol would do the trick.
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 had by-pass surgery Oct 12th and previously took viagra of which I liked very much! I am 63 years old and wondered when I can rsume taking it again. I had a left main blockage 95%. I only take 25 mg of metoprolol and 1 asprin.\ Your thoughts? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/250843'>toprol viagra drug interaction</a>.