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Avatar f tn Eventually someone came in and randomly put meds in my IV without saying a word. My bp came down only to shoot right back up moments later. They gave me a prescription for labetalol and said to fill it immediately and see my PCP asap. A few days later I saw my doctor, my bp was still really high even on the meds. 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.
Avatar n tn I took 2 different versions of metoprolol, Toprol (metoprolol tartrate) and Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate). The second one is the extended release version. Toprol made my symtoms worse but Toprol XL worked fairly well in controlling my conditions, PVC's and PSVT. I was taking 50 mg a day in both cases. The only thing that affected me was a slight feeling of dizziness at times and some mental fatigue.
378273 tn?1262101221 We don't even recommend getting up- unless absolutely necessary and then with help only. At that rhythm, it is time to get to a hospital and slow you down with iv drugs and convert you back into rhythm if possible. Hope they get that straightened out quickly.
Avatar n tn My Echo came back normal and the only thing elevated was my thyroid - hospital says it shows it is hyperactive. I have been taking metoprolol for almost a year and have had the dosage upped since I was "non responsive" to it. I have been sent to a specialist by my primary doctor. I have been diagnosed with venticular tachycardia and the specialist wants to do an ablation on my heart in 2 weeks. The specialist says it is not my thyroid causing the tachycardia.
Avatar f tn I can't question why your doctor prescribed this medication, but there are other alternatives you could try. Perhaps your symptoms might be relieved by changing the dosage. SVT is usually not a life threatening condition. I had 54 years of it before having cardiac ablation performed. I just completed my first month free of SVT for the first time in several years. If you're going in the Army, they should be informed of your condition.
782988 tn?1242689585 So she was at least nice enough to put me on metoprolol a beta-blocker and I am taking meds for anxiety and hypothyroidism. She said come back in about four weeks and we would see how things are with the effectiveness of the meds. I am still uneasy I want to see a specialist. If I do not improve in a few weeks, I am going to insist I see a specialist.
Avatar n tn 2 aortic root aneurysm last June 27. Went on Beta Blocker (Metoprolol) 25 mg 2xdaily last July. I do not like the way they make me feel. If I sit down for any length of time, I doze off. I do not have the energy nor the stamina I once had. Sometimes when I lay down my head will feel like it is spinning slightly. Most of the time I feel like I just got up from a LONG NAP. Noticed that my Cholesterol went up as well. Read that that is one of the side effects as well.
Avatar f tn I, too, am planning to taper off my Beta Blocker (I take Metoprolol) in a few months if my ablation was successful. I have looked into this subject at some length and have heard it can be very difficult to do, especially if you have been taking it long term -- as I have for more than 20 years.
Avatar f tn 2 weeks later I saw my PCP and my HR was 140-160. He told me that I should up my dosage from 25mg of metoprolol to 50mg and gave me a script.He looked at all my bloodwork and ruled out any thyroid problems (I had been diagnosed with hypo in the past but it mysteriously went away). The next day I went to another clinic to have the abortion done and they took my HR and told me it was 150. I convinced them this was normal and they went on with it, gave me the pills.
Avatar n tn I was put on BBs because of persistant PVC's ("skipped beats") and infrequent episodes of SVT (supra ventricular tachycardia)..."racing heart." I was started on 1/2 of a 50mg tablet of metoprolol or 25 mg, but was ZONKED, and decided to cut it to 1/4 tablet (12.5 mg). It does not stop my PVC's but it does make them less persistent....and I am more able to function.
Avatar m tn There seems to be debate among docs on how much hormone levels effect us but almost every woman who posts on here says they have increases in their crazy beats during periods and menopause. I'm currently taking metoprolol 25 twice a day and it seems to have helped with the SVT, not much help with the PVC or PAC. and yes mild verification is normal... unfortunately another thing that comes with age. Also I've had days where every other beat was a PVC or PAC. Very annoying!
Avatar f tn Iv recently started on metoprolol and iv noticed my heart rate is a little high in the morning just after getting up usually about 94 to 105 but after move around some take my medicine it slows down to normal rate.Im not sure but i think it might be bcause of the metoprolol or i know my heart never raced before i started the metoprolol.
343006 tn?1314450071 You don't mention what your dosage of Toprol was or is and what other meds you are or were on. I take 100mg of Toprol along with 8 or 9 other meds everyday and feel good. Yeah, I get dizzy but I got dizzy before ever starting the Toprol as I have lost 60% of my heart from MIs. I also have a pretty low EF. I remember when my Cardio doc started me on all the drugs.
Avatar f tn started metoprolol ER 12.5mg increased gradually to 75mg daily (dose increase only good for 1-2 days then symptoms intensifying) After thyroid scan started PTU 50mg q8h felt great for 2 days then shakiness and s/s returned (had also been decreasing the metoprolol by 12.5 mg per day per md order) 9/26 per md increased PTU to 100 mg q8h with dose started at 1330h and felt good by 1600h with no shakes and hr in 90's When is this going to get better?.....
Avatar n tn I was treated with IV metoprolol for the high blood pressure and heartrate and given ativan to help keep me relaxed while we waited it out. I also had hyperreflexia as well. later that night it happened again not as severe and the ativan was repeated. By the next morning I was feeling better, however when I walked or do little activity my heartrate would increase to 120's. It remained like that for about a week. over the course of the next 3-4 weeks I still had that anxiousnedd in my chest.
Avatar n tn My first cardiologist wanted to put me on a serious heart med, Rhythmol, which is what I think you mean by propaf, but my long time internist intervened and I wound up going to another cardiologist who put me on just a beta blocker, Toprol, which I am still on, although the dosage has increased over the years. To my knowledge, beta blockers do not cause tremoring or anxiety, in fact, they reduce anxiety. I wonder why your doc did a cardiac cath, which is a somewhat risky procedure.
Avatar f tn I never had to go to the hospital to get the IV yet. I am 27 years old, had all the heart tests possible and my heart is in good health otherwise. I do drink one cup of coffee a day and I am a smoker too though. I used to exercise but after all that started I am too scared to do so. I am 5' 10'' and 125 pounds, lost 40 pounds since all that started...
687614 tn?1244201579 Now on the other hand I am being woke up constantly with a pulse rate of 175-185 bpm, confirmed in the hospital last week of which it took doses of IV Cardizem to get it down. It refuses to come down, but just stay there... I have been put on 240 mg of Verapamil taken in morning and 50 mg of Metroprolol in the evening. I have had only one episode of it going in the 124 bpm range at night, which is tolerable for me. They find nothing wrong with my heart...
170935 tn?1225374676 After 30+ minutes of waiting for the dr, I was given adenison via iv two different times (the first one didn't work) before my heart rate finally slowed to the low 100's. This has been so frustrating. I opted for the ablation rather than meds because I am trying to get pregnant and then after I had it done, it started back even more frequent that before. I have also had continuous heart palpations all throughout the day which is very bothersome. Not sure what to do...??
102999 tn?1326859384 In the hospital we give patients intravenous (IV) mag sulfate 2 to 3 grams at a time, and this is quite effective in bringing up the blood level of magnesium. I usually see some improvement in the burden of arrhythmia. The trouble with ORAL supplementation is that it is very poorly absorbed through the gut. Several magnesium tablets are available as you have alluded to. I have the most experience with mag oxide and some with mag gluconate.
Avatar n tn Eventually, the side effects of metoprolol became worse than the PVCs, though. As the side effects of the metoprolol got worse, it also seemed like the effectiveness of it in controlling my PVCs became less. In the end, there was no good reason to continue taking the metoprolol. Drinking alcohol makes my PVCs worse afterward. The next morning when I wake up, my heart feels like it's skipping a lot of beats.
Avatar m tn They include valsartan, telmisartan, and other drugs that end in -sartan. The key is to take a high enough dosage - for most people, this is about the maximum FDA-approved dose. In particularly large people, the required dose may be higher. You should quickly find a cardiologist who is knowledgeable about connective tissue disease and ARB therapy. It is cutting edge and most physicians/cardiologists are unaware of this treatment. You might contact Dr.
Avatar n tn Before you use any benzo, make sure you're aware of how often it can be safely taken. Different benzos have different dosing schedules. Taper your Valium dosage down after each day. The goal is to get through day 4, after which the worst WD symptoms will subside. You shouldn't need the Valium after day 4 or 5. During detox, hit the hot bath or Jacuzzi as often as you need to for muscle aches. Don't underestimate the effectiveness of hot soaks.
Avatar m tn While being prepped for conscious eye surgery some months ago, I could hear my erratic heart rate on the heart monitor, of course, and I noticed that as the anesthesiologist added the sedative to my IV, the PVCs disappeared even though my heart rate became much slower. Adrenaline surges are just no good for those with extrasystoles. I'd recommend going back to your doctor to talk about this.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with this disorder after being on the tilt for only 30 seconds (without the IV and medication) I have to admit that I am better after cutting things out of my diet such as soda pop, chocolate, and anything that contains caffeine or aspartame. I drink over 5 bottles of Gatorade a day and eat gross amounts of salt on everything I eat. This has cut down on my daily fainting. Before this diet I was fainting up to 9 times per week, even sitting down.
Avatar f tn yes i have done drug therapy. nadolol for almost a year, it stopped after i upped my dosage 5 times, so friday he put me on zebeta and so far it works when it wants to. on and off... my body just doesnt handle any prescription drug like it should. even when i was younger and on bitrh control (i tried 3) i would stay feeling under the weather...my attitude is, if theres a chance it can be fixed, lets try. you know? but dr doesnt seem to be on the same page as me.
Avatar f tn Wow! This is eerie to suddenly come upon this thread. Had a heart attack at 45 in Jan '08, with 100% blockage of the LAD. They stented it. I had a rod like pain about the size of a 4" pencil to the left of my sternum - my cardiologist said it was nothing extraordinary. Had a lot of travel and work stress in Sep/Oct and I started getting intermittent pain traveling up the neck to the left side of my jaw. The pain also radiated to my left arm pit.
687079 tn?1230952212 I would 'log' all my symptoms everyday and what dosage I was on. So when 75mcg was too high , we took it back down to 62.5mcg. When that sent me to the top of the ref range, we took it down to 50mcg again then started again but instead of the same dosage everyday...I took 62.5mcg Mon/Wed/Fri and 50mcg the other 4 days of the week. Since October we have been juggling my meds and have now come to a stage where I know what I am ..either heading heading hypo or hyper.
Avatar n tn I think the worst part was before - take off all my clothes, get an IV put in. The rest wasn't too bad. After it's done you have to lie fairly flat for about 6 hours. That can cause quite a back ache. For some reason the last time I had it done they allowed me to have the head of my bed elevated just a few degrees (there's a limit) and it made all the difference in the world.
Avatar n tn Ask a PharmD to calculate the maximum safe dosage for your weight, and RCA7591 obviously doesn't understand that dosages are directly proportional to weight. If you ever take that much, call 911 and/or a friend to drive you to the ER and have your stomach pumped and/or ingest large amounts of activated charcoal. He must have gotten all of his information from wikipedia or the like, or really mixed up his research. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!