Metoprolol blood pressure medication

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Avatar n tn It seems to me if you have high blood pressure the medication should be taken regularily and not as needed. I don't know the effect it has on chest pain. I take a high blood pressure medication regularily, and a nitrate (slow acting) or nitro (fast acting), and I take as needed for angina. A beta blocker can help maintain a regular heartbeat within normal range. There may be some misunderstanding because treating high blood pressure is an on going therapy and not as needed.
Avatar n tn This isn't a blood pressure question but the medication is for high blood pressure so I thought you might could help me. 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.
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 m tn 190/131. I had very bad chest pain and anxiety along with it. I literally thought I would die.
Avatar n tn Hi i have recently noticed that when i squeeze one of my nipples a dark browny/bloody discharge comes out. I am 28 years old and I currently take metoprolol for high blood pressure, I have read that some blood pressure medication can cause nipple discharge, do you know if meteprolol is one of these? I am a bit concerned and havnt been to my gp yet.
Avatar n tn I'm not sure if Viagra is safe for anyone with high blood pressure. But I think if my blood pressure was as low as yours I would have my doctor lower or change my level of BP medicine. Lopressor/(Metoprolol) is the worst. My dad was still taking the same dose for 20 years...even though he had lost 100 pounds, quit drinking and quit smoking. I have found if you don't tell you doctor...they really don't care. Well except about their Caddy & house payment. Good Luck !!
Avatar m tn I believe all blood pressure medications (to lower blood pressure) are treatments, not cures. Thus if the BP goes to normal when the medication is taken, it it working. If she stops taking the medication the BP will return to it's old high levels... I believe, I am not a doctor.
Avatar n tn 2) Do you suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension)? - In that case we need to start you on an alternate Blood Pressure lowering medication. 3) "A food sensitivity occurring months later" – has your physician confirmed that this is a side effect? This can have important implications on the treatment if the sensitivity and hives do not subside after stopping. Any way, you can stop the medication without tapering.
Avatar n tn As far as specific medication advice we recommend following the advice of your physician. Beta-blockers are used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), heart attacks, heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation and more recently heart failure.
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'd advise you to not stop the medication without first consulting with your physician. Metoprolol is often the first line of medication offered for PAC's, PVC's, SVT, etc. I found it totally ineffective with any of these problems. It did however lower my BP, slow my cardiac rate, and made SVT episodes easier to convert. Also, the dose you are taking is small, so there is room to adjust. I "zombied out" at 200mg.
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.
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 n tn i've been off my blood pressure medication for two days and i feel like i'm having a panic attack and my vision is blurry on and off. could this be from not having my meds?
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with hypertension, and prescribed metoprolol succinate 100mg, once a day, which has successfully brought my blood pressure under control. However in 3 months I have had 3 gout attacks. Can the metoprolol cause the increased frequency? Thanks for your help!
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.
921925 tn?1243896273 Hello, I have been experiencing numbness for quite some time now and I would like to know if this could be a side effect of metoprolol. I was on coreg for my blood pressure, but I experienced low blood sugar while taking this drug. Doctors could not find the reason as to why my sugar was dropping and I realized it was happening after I took my medication. Anyway, I seem to have an intolerance to certain drugs. Could this numbness last for over a year if it was a side effect?
Avatar n tn Anyway, after 10 months of miserable , nonstop itch I went for allergy tests and found out that my blood pressure medication (metropolol) was causing the itch. I have been using this medication for 5 years and never had a problem. Go figure…anyway switched medication and have been itch free for 2 months now. I hope my experience can be of help.
Avatar f tn I developed hypertension in the last few year, and my physician prescribed metroprollol 25mg, to reduce my heart rate and blood pressure. But i noticed my blood pressure is in reverse ratio with heart beat. When it beat faster, say 75, the blood pressure stays below 130/85 and even lower. At 85, it is 120/75. I then stopped the medication, the situation does not change much. My question: 1) is this normal ? 2) What type of medication fits me? A blocker? Thanks.
1717715 tn?1318300895 Does anyone think it can be the medication? Has anyone had anything similar happen where they think its the blood pressure meds? can it be reversible? who should I see about this? Are there any shampoos that will help me with regaining my healthy thick hair back?
Avatar m tn I'm always sick, have chronic headache, heart is pounding in my chest all the time even when my heart rate is normal, droop of blood pressure or high blood pressure, feeling very hot all the time but can't sweat, can't exercise or just walk cause of my low energy and no physical endurance... I saw my Cardiogist 2 weeks ago, he look at my last holter monitor results and said it was anxiety and said that I may have dysautonomia but probably cause of the anxiety...
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 n tn Beta blockers are prescribed for high blood pressure and will relax you and create a feeling of fatigue and extreme relaxation, so, of course, it's possible that your brain isn't helping you to build up any sexual tension, thus no desire/erection. As your prescribing physician if there's an alternative medication you can explore--or ask about the possibility of including another drug to counteract these unwanted side effects. Best of luck to you.Dr.
Avatar f tn Based on my experiences you might feel better about a day or two. If you wont you should to call your doctor, many people need adjustment. My blood pressure goes down on medication but not as low as it should be, even on high dose, but I feel perfect if not the 130/80 idol but a little or more higher. If 200/130 I feel ill. It happened only before I started medications 7 years ago, and last year when I decided foolishly to stop taking my medications , controlling it some alternative ways.
15860670 tn?1443544854 What is the safest way to go off of my high blood pressure medication - Metoprolol Tartrate Tablet 100 mg. take 1 tablet 2 x daily? What is the safest way to go off of my high cholesterol medication - Fenofibrate Capsule 150 mg. take one capsule daily in the evening?
Avatar m tn metoprolol is a beta blocker class of medication which works by limiting the activity of the heart muscle. There are beta receptors on your heart which react to stimulants such as Adrenaline, telling the heart to speed up. This medication (depending on dosage for effect) decreases the ability of those receptors. So if you are on beta blockers and a Lion jumped into the room, my heart would get to racing pace quicker than yours.
Avatar f tn If you don't have an irregular HR, too high a HR (not your problem) or high blood pressure I have no idea why you are even taking a beta blocker.
407053 tn?1202002233 i was pregnant with my first baby in 2005 and they found out that i had Mitral Valve Prolapse and put me on metoprolol.. its a blood pressure medication but it can also be used to treat mvp. my daughter has reacently turned two and my husband and i have been trying for a year to get pregnant with a second child. my first pregnancy was fine and normal other than my heart condition but it did not affect her at all.