Metoprolol dosage for atrial fibrillation

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Avatar n tn I saw another post about atrial fibrillation and stomach gas possible association or connection. I too have the same thing so it may not be all in your head if your suspect this to be the case. Most dr.'s think your crazy or never heard of this when you even suggest it. Thats whats wrong with most dr's atleast in my experience in that they don't think outside the box enough possibly because this is what they learned.
Avatar n tn I am 66 years old and have atrial fibrillation and have had it for about 8 years. I would to know about RF Ablation to correct my atrial fibrillation.
Avatar n tn I still believe there is a connection to food for me. My diet is good and I am not overweight; I had no idea what was going on for a long time. And for the past few days, everything is 'quiet'. It's wonderful, hope it lasts forever!
Avatar n tn I WANT TO GET THIS PROBLEM FIXED! tired of it after 20 years. 4.theoretically, could being on metoprolol for one month and stopping altogether have caused me to be extra sensitive to adrenaline and have horrible palps for a while? they started calming down after about a week to 10 days.
Avatar f tn Dear Doctor, My mother (66 years old) was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation that caused her stroke (luckily survived) 1.5 year ago. She have been on Metoprolol (25 mg) and Wafarin (2.5), but the medication became less effective and her blood pressure gets higher (up to 150/100 in the mornings and a little lower in the afternoons). Last week she was hospitalized in a foreign country. The doctors there said she is in critical condition.
Avatar m tn They gave me a prescription for a beta blocker called Metoprolol and told me to use this medicine if I had another episode. From 2004 to 2008 I had a couple episodes that could have been a recurrence of the atrial fibrillation but I never was sure. Then in 2008 after moving to Russia I had a definite episode that was very uncomfortable. I took 25 MG of the Metoprolol which seemed to have no effect. Fortunately, I knew of a US Family practice doctor who was in Moscow at the time.
Avatar m tn Hi. I'm a 24 year old female. I was put on metoprolol about a month ago for fast heart rate. No other issues as proven by chest X-ray, 30 day monitor, and echo... Just to regulate my heart rate ... Because if this I only take 12.5 mg once a day... I usually take it about one pm but I have realized it makes me feel horribly fatigued and dizzy and I HAVE to lay down for a few hours.. This is said to be a normal side effect.. But I want to start taking it at night to lessen side effects..
Avatar f tn Well, I understand that atrial tachycardia is different from atrial fibrillation, but I'd guess it has many of the same problems.... e.g., too high a ventricle HR and perhaps clots. Not sure. I'd also guess they both respond to beta blockers. I take a high dose of Metoprolol to lower my ventricle rate (HR), driven by my AFib. Maybe off subject, sorry.
702086 tn?1228499886 I have suffered from Paroxysmal atrial fibrilation for a number of years. The hospital could not give a cause for it. My present medication is Flecainide (50mg morning and 100mg evening), plus 150mg aspirin. This worked ok for the last 2 months but recently my attacks have returned. The onset of the attacks is almost exclusively in the small hours of the morning ie: between 2am and 5am and usually wake me up then continue for 2 to 3 hours, disrupting my nights sleep!
Avatar n tn Atrial flutter is most often associated with a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or surgery on the heart. Atrial fibrillation or flutter affects about 5 out of 1000 people. It can affect either sex. Atrial fibrillation is very common in the elderly, but it can occur in persons of any age. Prevention: Follow the health care provider's recommendations for the treatment of underlying disorders. Avoid binge drinking.
Avatar n tn And how often are echos or stress tests done? Depends on your clinical circumstances. For lone atrial fibrillation (AF with no other medical problems), only as symptoms require them, there are no stict guidelines. I hope this helps. good luck with your appointment.
567826 tn?1217020594 Hi Bromley, I am taking Metoprolol for my high BP and now BP is down and so is my pulse, which has been in the 50's and 60's for approximately a week now. Thank you so much for the response!
Avatar m tn I currently take Amiodarone 200mg a day, Metoprolol 100mg a day, Prilosec OTC 40mg a day. I have occasional Atrial Fibrillation. I was put on the Metoprolol in 2004 (my dosage is much lower now) and the Amiodarone in July 2008. I suffer greatly from panic attacks and extreme anxiety. My doctor prescribed Zoloft for me at 25mg a day for two weeks, then 50mg a day thereafter. He knows all the meds I currently take, of course.
Avatar f tn I used Propafenone (not sure about the spelling either) for a number of years to keep me out of atrial fibrillation following electrocardio conversion. I was in my late 50s to mid 60s and while I had to be converted a few more times the drug seemed to extend my periods of normal sinus rhythm and I was still a runner and working 60 hours a week - I did not have any side effect problems. The propafenone is a generic and not very expensive, and I have used the patent covered Ryhtmol as well.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn frequent urination is a common problem with atrial fibrillation when the rate is not controlled. If someone has a 6 - 12 month run of only 5-10 short mild Afib episodes, is getting off coumidin a possibility. Talk to your doctor about the CHADS2 risk score. It stands for heat failure, hypertension, age greater than 75, diabetes, and strocke/TIA. If you only have one risk factor (hypertension), you have a choice between aspirin and coumadin.
1298014 tn?1331031854 Your morbid obasity can be the reason you have Atrial Fibrillation, it was a valid point from me to... "pointed out the elephant in the room" as you put it. :) Don't shoot the messenger .:) There is a good info. http://www.morbid-obesity.org/morbid_obesity_problems.html " Morbid obesity problems are manifold. One of the major concerns of morbid obesity is its strong association with heart disease.
Avatar m tn If your pulse is irregularly irregular, it is highly probable that you might have developed atrial fibrillation (AF). This is an arrhythmia where the atria (the receiving chambers of the heart) have chaotic electrical activity and do not contract properly and it can sometimes result in rapid heart rates. Also, blood clots can form within the chambers due to sluggish blood flow.
Avatar n tn terrance, alot of people experience atrial fibrillation at night and some can attribute their symptoms to certain triggers. You can try to change the dosing of your metoprolol and see if it helps your symptoms. chronic really means that you are atrial fibrillation all of the time and really cant be converted successfully with medicine or electrically.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I also have been competitively cycling and running since 1975 and now have been diagnosed with paroxymal atrial fibrillation. Resting pulse also 45. I have been on a low dose of Toprol XL-25mg which seems to help somewhat but I do notice that my heart rate is slow to come up while running and I still get some episodes of Afib which last about 24 hours. I tried a 50 mg dose of immediate acting metoprolol, the generic version of Toprol, and found running to be almost impossible.
Avatar n tn These drugs are commonly used to help prevent cardiac conditions like high blood pressure (hypertension), atrial fibrillation, angina, myocardial infarction (a heart attack), and ventricular arrhythmias. Beta blockers will control your heart rate, blood pressure, and disarythmias. The side effects of beta blockers are BROCHOSPASM! They make you wheeze. So you see here, one cancels the other out. It appears this is whats happening to you.
Avatar f tn I've just learned that the med I'm on, Sotalol (Betapace), is typically prescribed for ventricular fibrillation/arrhythmias and that Sotalol AF (Betapace AF) is for atrial fibrillation. Anyone have any comments as to why my EP didn't prescribe Sotalol AF in my case? He has assured me that I have had no documented ventricular abnormalities. The old hypochondriac in me is rearing her ugly head!!! Anyone?
Avatar f tn Or, I can stay on it for a long time and even increase my dosage to as much as 50mg (ick) for a short time. My cardio has cleared me for this "as needed" approach a year ago and I've never had to go over the 12.5mg. So, consider that if you want to have a little security blanket, you can have that bottle of beta blockers in the house for a VERY long time. :-) G'luck!!!
Avatar n tn I need some answers,my boyfriend has Atrial Fibrillation and I am scared as to what this may mean for our future. I do not know alot about this disease except the information I have been trying to get from this website.He tells me it is not life threatening, ( He says that so I wont't worry, but I do ) but thats not how I see it. Am I wrong ? Is this something someone can live with indeffinately w/ the proper medications ? Any information would be greatly appreciated from you readers..
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn My PCP and I have discussed slight alterations in beta blocker dosage and we agree if I can find the dosage that works for me then do it. Both my PCP and Cardiologist are unable to explain the episodic nature of my palpitations. Both have reassured me that they are benign and with no evidence of any coronary heart disease they pose no problem. While reassuring it is not comforting during an episode. Appreciate your input and will remember you when I win the Nobel.
783404 tn?1236261007 In my case the lowering of my blood pressure isn't needed, and that can be a problem for me, that is m does of Metoprolol is limited mostly by problems high dosage give me by lower my BP too much. As you confess, loss of weight will help all around. It is hard, like quitting smoking, but both are rewarded by giving better health, and you feel it too.
Avatar n tn The good news is that there's a high success rate with EP studies for atrial arrhythmias and atrial arrhythmias are generally considered much less dangerous than ventricular arrhythmias (unless you have WPW or structural heart defects). Good luck.
Avatar m tn Atrial fibrillation may dilate the chambers (atria) which may predispose for more atrial fibrillation. 3. Atrial fibrillation is often triggered by a perfectly (wrong) timed PAC. People that are afraid of ventricular arrhythmias are often concerned about "early PVCs" (a PVC that falls on the previous T wave) but the same phenomenon can happen in the atria (not sure what the name for it is).