Metoprolol dosage for migraine

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Avatar m tn I took metoprolol for SVT prior to my cardiac ablation in 2010. I continue to take it at a little lower dose for blood pressure control, and for heart attack survivability should one occur.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm happy to hear that Metoprolol works for you. It's awesome to wake up and not have those little devils wake up with you!! I dont' think you'll have any problems. It sounds like you are taking the NON extended release form once a day and it's working and that's awesome. Beta Blockers as a whole are a wonder drug. They make things flow smoother. They have always worked for me...I just can't take the generics I guess.
Avatar n tn Over the past two years, there have been many stress factors in my family, including two surgeries for me, chronic pain, and migraine headaches treated with Zonegran as a preventative; open heart surgery, rage, and emotional problems in an adolescent son who also has Cerebral Palsy, and marital problems. I also take Premarin, and Clonapin. I have had counseling, am currently in marital counseling with my husband, and are beginning family counseling.
Avatar m tn I started on the beta blocker coreg took it for 6 months then switched to Metoprolol, lost around 15 pounds ,gave up on caffeine...since I have only very occasional headaches, and near not as sever as it was . Yes I think our body can get immune. One point they wanted to give me an extra pill to Metoprolol-Altace because of my bp went up...I protested instead of taking more, I looked into some natural way: blood pressure lowering food, harder exercise, yoga breathing, meditation.
Avatar n tn Lopressor WARNING: If you have chest pain (angina) or have heart disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, high blood pressure), do not stop using this drug without first consulting your doctor. Your condition may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. If your doctor decides you should no longer use this drug, you must gradually decrease your dose according to your doctor's instructions.
21064 tn?1309312333 I take metoprolol for PVC's and SVT. The major side effects I've experienced are TIREDNESS and, because I already have low BP and vasovagal syndrome, it has made me more prone to passing out then I have been for years. The metoprolol knocks you on your butt when you first start taking it. It also caused me to have really weird dreams when I did sleep. My heart rate went from an average of 65 bpm to 55 bpm with 12.5mg/day. I take prozac for the anxiety that was caused by PVC's and SVT.
5502728 tn?1376370886 But from what I have seen and read my visual distortion is not the same as for migraine. The visual snow is not for sure. The almost moire like pattern of lights that flows to the center of my vision maybe I am not sure. Like I said I have been at this a long time, over a decade, and not all the symptoms I have now I had in the beggining. It definitely has gotten progressively worse.
Avatar f tn I had been taking 50mg's of Metoprolol(sp) once a day for about a year for AFib and Palpitations. I did not like the Beta Blockers at ALL and was trying to wean. I had cut my 50mg pill in half and was on that dose for about 3 days when I went into the AFib. My doctor said that is probably what did it this time. Well in the ER they tried to get my heart rate under control with the Lopressor but it didn't touch my irregular hartbeat.
Avatar n tn Thanks for responding. I am actually on toprol (metoprolol). Is there a big difference in that and Atenolol? I have noticed that lots of people seem to take the Atenolol? The Nurse Practioner actually was the one to see me at my last visit, and she doesn't want to take me off of the meds because I am still not PVC free and she's afraid that they will come back with a vengance one I come off of them. Yep, I know I have to be weaned off of them and that is why I am so ready to start now.
Avatar f tn A few days ago started having headaches in my temples, which is totally new for me. I have migraine headaches all my life, but have not had one since March 2012. So I really do not have answers yet to any of it, all the doctor indicated was that I am probably looking at surgery and radiation. I don`t know if I should ask to be referred to a specialist before the RAI-U is done or wait until after. Any thoughts or suggestions regarding my circumstances would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn I would have the occasional headach/migraine. One Monday evening I had to go to the ER for a migraine.It was the first time I had to go to the ER for that but it was the worst headach I have ever had. They gave me IV torodol,benadryl and droperidol. With in minutes my headache was completely gone. However once the meds were given to me I had a hot flash and felt like I could breath. I work in the health care feild myself so I thought it would quickly subside and I would be fine.
Avatar n tn One of the main concerns with this medication is that a dosage of 400mg/day or more can cause seizures in patients. In February, for the first time, I was put on this antidepressant. At first, I was taking 200mg/day, and 6 weeks later, the dosage was increased to 300mg/day. The first cross-eyed incident was one week after I started the 300mg/day.
Avatar f tn So I think there may be a migraine link.. which for me would make sense because I'm getting the episodes now around my period. Like I got my period yesterday.. 2 nights before I started.. not terrible but I noticed it. I also think I don't react the same now? You get used to and the violence of it seems to dissipate because you've learned to compensate. Just my theory.
Avatar f tn I've always said, my heart goes out to migraine sufferers. That's another anomaly for which there are few good answers. Have a great day Kaz!
544292 tn?1268886268 I stick with it because I remember how the T-train caused INCREASED pain all over my body, in places I never imagined I could have pain. I stick with it because I can remember what it was like to be in the FOG of TRAM, to walk into a room, and forget why I was there, I stick with it because I would rather not get killed on my motorcycle from being too fogged to care what I was doing.
Avatar m tn I had similar pains for two years before finally getting a diagnosis. It took many doctors' visits and eleven ER visits with most doctors literally saying to me, "don't come back here with this pain. Take two Advil and go to bed. There's nothing wrong with you." In fact, there was something very wrong with me. However, it took two years for it to fully develop into a full-fledged illness which was Perimyocarditis. Part of the problem I learned was that my symptoms were "Atypical.
Avatar n tn Caffein, alcohol and so forth. I felt better. I take medicine for it and sometime right before my cycle starts I have to take more because it can get so bad. Most of the time they are harmless but I would still go and just get it checked out. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I'll have periods where it happens several times a day for a week or so, then I'm OK for a few months. Seems to be happening more often as time goes on. Have been to neurologist which seems to think it's tension headaches. MRI's and CT scans don't show anything. This is pretty irritating. Let me know if any of you have suggestions.
Avatar n tn I have been on inderal 10mg once a day for about half a year, it hasn't helped at all. I don't know if a higher dosage will help. I also take fish oil and multi-v. Covering up seems to be the only thing that makes me comfortable enough to forget about it, but summer is going to prove difficult. When I drink it flares up of course, but its not from the alcohol itself, its from the adrenaline caused by the alcohol.
Avatar f tn My cardiologists told me to give up all caffeine and he put me on metoprolol. He also told me that they could possibly go away on their own. Thanks for all of the posts. I gathered some good info..
Avatar f tn It will take some time and experimentation under supervision of your doc to get the dosage right. Thanks for sharing and hang in there! You can learn to manage this disorder if in fact you discover that you have it. i hope this helps you.
Avatar n tn Any way I also would be interested in what anyone might have to say about it and or what they may have learned from this? If you know or even think this to be the case for you I would also like to correspond with you to trade stories and info on what you''ve learned and done. Be well.
Avatar n tn Over a week ago for absolutely no identifiable reason my heart started skipping way more beats than usual. I can go hours with none and then have several hours where I'll have 2 or 3 a minute. It's setting me over the edge. I don't know if it's dangerous or not. I went to the ER the other day and they basically didn't care at all and just had me take Ativan and sent me home.
Avatar n tn then in a couple minutes my body would be pulled out of sleep grasping for breath. Then I experienced migraine headaches, muscle cramping. Put on Lexapro and came off Zoloft. Then had visual disturbance, dizziness, depression and more migraines. Now I am off Lexapro and only on Ativan. I tried to come off Ativan slowly over 5 weeks and my body is freaking out. I have pain in the atteries/veins in my neck and ankles. I have heart flutters and strong vein beating/popping. I hate it.
503727 tn?1210442710 Although its not a nice thing to go through, its good to know we're not alone. I've just come off some tablets that i took for my anxiety, i was on a very low dosage but this last week i have felt very light headed and as though i am about to pass out at any time, this has certainly never happened before and is very scary, so obviously I start thinking something is wrong, but i'm now telling myself its psychological so trying to breathe through it and talk to friends and collegues about it.
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 so that definately just increased my anxiety 10 fold. A long with this, I was told to wear a hear monitor for a month which did nothing except increase it even more, and I did not even wear the monitor in the end. The strangest symptons though are just constant vibrations or movements in my intestinal area, bad heart burn, bad gas, and a feeling like I have to burp but just cant. Im hoping that my heart is fine and the feelings are just from my focusing on it too much, but I just dont know.
Avatar n tn But the feeling that I get dizzy when I try to focus my eyes is always there, 24/7/ I have been like this for 4 months now. I am desperate (waiting for an MRI soon) as I can barerly work and then I come home and can barerly get out of bed. If you found anything to help please tell me about it.
Avatar n tn If it's an allergy (for me) I think it might be to MSG, if it's an intolerance (again for me) at the moment I'm thinking it's to very fatty foods. It's always worse when I'm stressing about something. Does any of that apply to you? You can get IBS tabs over the counter (we can here in UK anyway). Or you might want to try testing out foods to see if you are allergic/intolerant. It's a pain to do this (I keep meaning to, but haven't yet).